We want to wish everyone a happy Labor Day and remind you that Polly Panda/Bridgford will be closed on Monday, September 5. We hope everyone has a chance to enjoy a long relaxing weekend with families and friends.
It is hard to believe that summer is over, and we are getting ready for fall. The weather will be changing soon, so remember to check your child’s cubby for weather-appropriate clothes. Also, mornings can start to become chilly so a light jacket can be brought to school to keep in their cubby. Please remember to label all items with your child’s name, this makes it much easier for the teachers to find items should something come up missing.
The start of a new school year is the perfect time to update your emergency contact information (email, phone numbers, or address) if needed. Remember, if anyone needs this information it is us!
If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out, email: email@example.com or 317-257-9127.
Tammy & Shannon
Infant Theme for Sept.
All about Me (eyes, ears, nose, head, hands, arms, legs, tummy, etc.)
Toddlers and Two’s Themes:
Sept. 5-9 Shapes
Sept. 12-16 Old McDonald’s Farm
Sept. 19-23 Apples Aplenty
Sept. 26-30 Forest Friends
Color of the Month:
Mary Had a Little Lamb
Sept. 5-9 A World of Colors and Shapes (Letter H)
Sept. 12-16 Old McDonald’s Farm (Letter F)
Sept. 19-23 Apple’s Aplenty (Letter A)
Sept. 26-30 Forest Friends (Letter R)
Math Concept for the Month:
Beginning Number concepts: rote counting, one-to-one correspondence, matching sets by counting
Quote of the Month
September 5 - Labor Day - No School
We want to wish everyone a happy Labor Day and remind you that Polly Panda/Bridgford will be closed on Monday September 5. We hope everyone has a chance to enjoy a long relaxing weekend with families and friends.
September 21-23 - Picture Days
Teddy Bear Portraits will be at Polly Panda/Bridgford on the following dates to photograph the children:
If your child doesn't attend on the day their class is scheduled to be photographed, you will receive an email letting you know what day your child will be photographed.
On the day your child is photographed you will receive a card in their cubby from Teddy Bear Portraits with information on how to view your child’s photos online.
Fall Field Trips
One of the fun things about starting a new school year is going on field trips. The field trips for the year have been planned and permission slips were sent home. Please sign and bring back to the office. Payment can be made via the payment portal, checks or cash.
Creative Corner Art will visit Polly Panda and Bridgford on September 30 for the Sea Turtles, Dolphins, Penguins, Jellyfish, Daisies, and Ladybugs. The children will use various art media to create their own masterpiece.
October 13 - The Sea Turtles, Dolphins, and Penguins
October 14 - Jellyfish, Daisies, and Ladybugs
We will need lots of chaperones to help with “extra eyes and hands”. The bus will arrive at the farm around 9:30 and leave the farm around 12:00. The cost to chaperone will be $6.00, this includes admission to the farm and a pumpkin to take home. Chaperones are welcome to either follow the bus or meet us at the farm. If you can chaperone, please let your child’s teacher know.
Sept. 3 Carmen White (Butterflies)
Sept.15 Libby Wright (Pooh Bears)
Sept. 26 Heather Hampton (Daisies)
Sept. 9 - Alana Brown (Sea Turtles) - 1 year
Sept. 27 - Jourdinn Kent (Dolphins) - 3 years
Sept. 30 - Annette Messer (Penguins) - 3 years
Employees of the Month
Please put your hands together to help celebrate our Employee of the Month, Kelly Bednar.
Kelly has been a part our team since March 2022. She is the lead teacher in our Pooh Bear room, which is the middle toddler room.
Kelly has a degree in psychology from Hanover College and a Veterinary Technician Degree from Harrison College. She enjoys being able to provide a safe space for each child to learn and explore their world while having fun. Kelly feels that it is her responsibility as a caregiver to make each parent feel comfortable that she will take excellent care of their child while they can’t be with them.
Kelly has an easygoing and enthusiastic personality. She enjoys being able to teach others new things. In her spare time, she loves reading and having game nights with friends. Please join us in congratulating Kelly on being the September Employee of the Month