ANNUAL SUPPLY FEE
If you have not paid the annual supply fee ($75.00 for one child or $100.00 per family). This can be paid by check to the office or by quick pay on the payment portal.
PICTURE DAYS - OCTOBER 16-18
Please see the class schedule below for details
COMING SOON - FALL FESTIVAL
Our annual Fall Festival is quickly approaching! Please see the information below for more details and how you can help!
As always, if you have any questions, please be sure to reach out to us.
October 2 - Heather Gable
October 4, 2016 - Cydney Johnson - 3 years
October 4, 2015 - Heather Gable - 4 years
October 8, 2018 - Veronica Banks - 1 year
October 12, 1992 - Diane Lingeman - 27 years!
EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH
October employee of the month is Debby Doughery.
Debby has been part of our team for 2.5 years and currently works in the Chipmunks, which is our middle two-year-olds. She has a bachelor's degree in Early childhood Education with a kindergarten endorsement from Ball State University.
Debby shared that what she enjoys most about the children is the fun conversations she gets to have with them. She also loves all of the hugs she gets each morning when she arrives to start her day. Debby thinks it is funny when parents come to her to share that they have to play Polly Panda at home. The children will imitate Debby reading a story (holding books open and to the side, with parents sitting on the floor and the children sitting in the chair.)
Debby has a true knack for working with the two-year-old’s. She is great at engaging with them during their playtime and having great conversations with them throughout the day. Debby is invested in each child that is in her classroom and takes great pride in meeting their needs.
When Debby isn’t hanging out with her Chipmunks she enjoys going to the movies, eating lots of junk food and reading. Please take a moment and jot a note to Debby congratulating her on being the October employee of the month.
Oct. 1-4 Community Helpers/Fire Safety (Letter C)
Oct. 7-11 Happy Harvest (Letter P)
Oct. 14-18 Leaping into Fall (Letter L)
Oct. 21-25 Things That Go Bump in the Night (letter N)
Oct. 28-Nov.1 Super Hero’s (letter review)
Beginning Number Concept
Little Boy Blue
Toddlers and Two’s Themes:
Oct. 1-4 Construction Sites/Vehicles
Oct.7-14 Unique Creatures
Oct. 21-25 Creepy Crawlers and Walkers
Oct. 28-Nov. 1 Llama Llama Books
Color of the month:
Nursery Rhyme of the Month:
Row Row Your Boat
FALL PICTURE DAY
Picture Day is Coming soon! Teddy Bear Portraits will be here October 16-18. All children will be photographed, there will be a sign-up sheet posted outside of each classroom door if you would like for your child to have three poses taken.
Wednesday, October 16 - Infants & Two's
Thursday, October 17 - Toddlers, Preschool & Bridgford
Friday, October 18 - Siblings
For siblings each child will have an individual photo taken and one taken with the sibling. Photos may be viewed in the entryway of the Polly Panda building. If your child does not attend on the day their class is scheduled to have their photos taken please let someone in the office know what day you would like them done.
OCTOBER FIELD TRIPS
On Wednesday, October 2 the Preschool and Bridgford children will be going to Smith Family Farms in Pendleton. The day will include a wagon ride around the farm, petting the animals in the barn, finding our way through a corn maze, eating lunch at the farm and of course picking out their very own pumpkin. PLEASE BE SURE TO SEND A SACK LUNCH WITH YOUR CHILD.
The buses will leave Polly Panda around 9:00 and should arrive at the farm around 9:30-9:45.
$6.00/chaperone (Chaperones will need to drive themselves to the farm.)
The field trip for the Toddlers and Two’s will be on Friday, October 25. The children will enjoy a visit from Silly Safaris and their “Not so Scary” animal show.
Cost: Toddlers - FREE (due to very limited time)
Two's - $9.00
COMING SOON - FALL FESTIVAL!!!
SAVE THE DATE!
Are you ready for a family fun evening? Then mark your calendar for our annual Fall Festival on Friday November 8 from 6:30p-8:00p at Polly Panda/Bridgford.
Each room will include a game or activity including a bakery walk, cookie decorating, nail salon, face painting, bowling and more! Pre-sale tickets for the games/activities will start on Monday November 4. Pre-sale tickets will be 5/$1.00.
In addition to games/activities for the kids there will be an art auction where parents can bid on canvases that the children and teachers have created.Our big-ticket items will be the basket auction. Each class have a theme for their baskets, parents are asked to donate items for the class baskets.
The Fall Festival is our community service project as the staff volunteers their time and all money raised will go to sponsor children in the foster care system for Christmas. Last year we were able to sponsor 22 children through Foster Fairies and 12 through the Salvation Army’s Angel Tree program. We would love to meet and hopefully exceed those numbers this year.
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