Our School

Dear Families:

February has arrived! Although February is a very in between month of Winter and Spring, it lends itself to love and diversity! Throughout the month of February, we have so many special events planned to help bring these ideas to life! Please see the attached 2018 Winter/Spring Calendar with our special planned events.

Our February Tutor Times Calendar is available on our website, at the check-in kiosk and always posted in every classroom on the Family Wall. Check out the Fun Fridays and other special events where the entire school can participate together.

This month’s theme is “Animals”. (How appropriate!) For our Sign Language and Spanish Program, the children will be introduced to the following key winter words: dog, cat, I love you, animal, dinosaur, dish & bird. Our song of the month is Five Little Monkeys. Miss Simone, our music teacher, will continue to bring new and theme related songs to the children’s already growing repertoire every Monday. A copy of our February songs is available on our website under News and Events. Easy, fun and short tunes to sing in the car on the way to or from Tutor Time!

Save the date! February 8th is our “Very Important Person Dance” from 6:00-7:00 pm. Dress to impress & celebrate Valentine’s Day with a very important person while dancing, completing a craft, and having dessert! RSVP at the front desk, and if you would like, sign up to bring a peanut/tree nut free dessert to share. Please remember there is additional parking in the Gossip’s parking lot as well as against our building in the KFC parking lot. We hope to see you there!

The week of February 12th we will run a fundraising bake sale! In memory of a cherished student, Zayna Connolly, we will raise funds to donate to the Cooley Anemia Foundation. Zayna was in our two year old program and her favorite color was purple! Pick up a treat and donate to a great cause! Purple day is January 13th, in honor of Zayna’s 6th birthday. Let’s see a school full of purple!

This coming spring, we will welcome back Soccer Shots for children ages 2 and up! Soccer Shots is an engaging children’s soccer program with a focus on character development. They positively impact children’s lives on and off the field through their best-in-class coaching, communication and curriculum. Be on the lookout once we send out the flyers with additional information.

Our Pre-school & Pre-Kindergarten classrooms have been incorporating a “Kids of Character” book into their weekly lesson plans. Our “whole child” educational philosophy includes more than a focus on Math and Literacy. We pay special attention to the social and emotional needs of children. Kids of Character offers activities to build a sense of community among your children, helping them learn positive character traits through quality literature.

Tutor Time Melville is a special place to be! Thank you for your continued support in our school. Families are truly the backbone of our program. We look forward to a fun month packed with singing, dancing, playing and learning!

Best wishes,

Lauren, Debra, Jessica, Jessica L and Marissa