We want to welcome all of our Panda families to a new school year. None of us could have foreseen this is how we would be starting “back-to-school” 5 months ago. Yet here we are still in a pandemic. We are truly amazed at how well the children have adapted to the new normal of being dropped off at the door. Most have grown in confidence by walking inside on their own. Not to mention most are carrying their backpacks, blankets, lovies, and other treasures they may have brought with them for the day.
We have many new families joining us as well for a new year. We want to say a big WELOME to them! Most of you have not even been inside our building or met your child’s (ren) teachers. This shows us what trust you have in the name of Polly Panda Preschool and we thank you for entrusting us with your child(ren)!
We are having a Back-to-School school night COVID-style where you will be able to meet the teaches as well as learn about each classroom's schedule, curriculum, and goals for the school year. We will be practicing physical-distancing as well as requiring everyone to wear a mask during the visit time. Please see below for more detailed information for dates and times.
REMINDER: When picking up your child, PLEASE HAVE A SIGN with the name(s) of your child(ren) on it. This is so helpful as with parents wearing masks and sometimes sunglasses and hats it is difficult for our staff to tell who they are. By having a sign it also speeds up the process of pickups. Thank you in advance!
As always, if you have any questions, please be sure to reach out to us.
Quote of the Month
Preschool Themes for August:
August 3-7 Welcome to Preschool
August 10-14 All About Me
August 17-21 Friendships and Feelings
August 24-28 My Family and Pets
Toddlers and Twos Themes:
August 3-7 All About Me
August 10-14 Family and Pets
August 17-21 Friendships
August 24-28 My Five Senses
We are excited to welcome our existing and NEW families back to school! We hope our Back-to-School nights will help answer any questions you may have. We know it has been difficult not being able to come inside and communicate with our teachers on a daily basis. Please plan to join us for a safe and informative Back-to-School night. MASKS WILL BE REQUIRED.
Back-to-School Nights will take place in the parking lot and for safety measures, we suggest only parents come. Parking will be available on Parker Ave. or at the Ardsley building.
Once again, we appreciate your support and happy to have you as part of The Panda Family! We look forward to seeing you at Back-to-School Night!
The Frogs, Sea Turtles and Penguins teachers will be in the Polly Panda Parking lot. The Jellyfish, Sunflowers and Dragonflies teachers will be in the Bridgford parking lot.
Claire Schmitt 8/19
Malia Rigg 8/3/1987
Judy Harrison 8/4/2014
Gail Hacker 8/19/1998
Heather Hampton 8/22/2002
Alliyan Kent 8/27/2019
Employee of the Month
August EOM is Kailah Kent.
Kailah has been part of our Panda team since October. Kailah comes with five years of early childhood experience. When Kailah first joined us she was a float. She has now found her niche in our twos area. She loves watching the twos gain their language and become more independent with their self help skills. She loves doing circle time and art with her kiddos. Kailah’s natural sense of humor and patience make her a natural to work with two year old’s. Kailah is a true team player. She goes above and beyond what is asked of her to do. In her free time Kailah enjoys shopping at Target and tye-dying.