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Parks Place November 2019

Parks Place November Newsletter 2019

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Happy Veteran’s Day! November 11th

A special THANK YOU to all of our Retired & Active Duty Military!
Parents, please send in pictures of your veterans for our Veteran’s Day bulletin boards!

Dates to Remember:

Nov 4: Family Engagement Turkey Activity
Nov 5: Report Cards Go Home
Nov 6: Cooking Baked Apples
Nov 6: VPK Awards Ceremony
Nov 11: PPLC Closed in Observance of Veteran’s Day
Nov 22: Thanksgiving Feast
Nov 27: NO VPK – PPLC Closing Early
Nov 28-29: PPLC Closed – Happy Thanksgiving

Executive Director’s Message

We have another busy and exciting month coming up in November! We will be celebrating Thanksgiving with all of our families as well as enjoying the cooler weather and gearing up for the end of the year. Please remember that each child needs 2 weather appropriate changes of clothes in their plastic bin. Every child that naps with us also needs a crib sheet and small blanket. Beads and small bows are not allowed in our infants, 1 & 2 year old class rooms due to choking concerns. ALL children must have closed toe/closed heal shoes to wear to school. It is all of you that help make this center such a wonderful environment for our children, thank you for all your help and dedication.
Mrs. Joanne Parks

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Daycare Jacksonville 2019

Parks Place Newsletter September 2019

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Research shows that all children benefit from the time they spend in positive interactions and activities with a dad or other male role models. The relationship between a father and his child has a deep impact on all areas of the child’s healthy development: language, thinking, physical, and social-emotional. Children with dads who are actively involved in their education have fewer discipline problems and perform better academically. These children grow up to be more responsible adults.

The Florida Department of Education(FLDOE) encourages dads to participate in Dads Take Your Child to School Day on September 25, 2019. Dads can take children of all ages to school. Dads, take a moment to speak to your child’s teacher.

Let your child see that you appreciate the people who work at their school. Your child is proud of you and will want to have teachers and other children see you at the school. In families without a dad present, other significant male role models are invited to participate. Although the event is focused on dads, mothers and other family members are invited to participate also. Check their the school’s websites and parent newsletters, or talk with your child’s teacher about special events planned for Dads Take Your Child to School Day.

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Early Learning Parents' Pages

Saying Goodbye to Family and Hello to School

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Your child may be starting child care at a new provider or starting child care for the first time. You may be preparing your child for their first day of VPK or kindergarten or even first grade.

This can be a challenging time for you and your child if they are having a difficult time separating from you. Anything new can be scary for your child and the fact that you will not be there to help them adjust to their new surroundings may make it scary for you, too.

Home–to-school transitions worries may be caused by your child not understanding that she will have fun and be safe in her new environment until you return to take her home. Separation anxiety is common in young children and parents as well.

Before the first day your child goes to a new school or is in a class with a new teacher, ask the school staff or program director what they do at the beginning of the year to help make the first day go smoothly. Find out the name of your child’s teacher and other adults who may be supervising your child.

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Free Summer VPK

FREE Summer VPK – Argyle, Jacksonville, FL

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Please join us for FREE Summer VPK!

June 10, 2019 – August 8, 2019

All Day Class: 8:00AM – 4:00PM

Sign up Now!!

Classes begin June 10, 2019

Also offering FREE Fall VPK – August 2019

August 12, 2019 – May 29, 2020

Morning Session – 8:00AM – 11:00AM

Afternoon Session – 12:00PM – 3:00PM

Classes are open to 4 year olds who have not yet attended VPK. Your child must be 4 years old by September 1, 2019.

Contact Person: Joanne Parks

5500 Shindler Drive
Jacksonville, FL 32222
(904) 908-0140

Pumpkin Decorating Contest

Literacy Pumpkin Contest

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Join in the fun at the Literacy Pumpkin Contest

Pumpkins are Due by Friday, October 26, 2018

Decorate an artificial pumpkin to match your favorite book. Children will vote to choose their favorite pumpkin in their class. Class winners will display their pumpkins in the Lending Library. Other children will have their pumpkins displayed in the classroom.

Potty Training Tips

Toilet Mastery – How do I teach my child?

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Toilet Mastery – How do I teach my child?

Age 2 is a good time to start

Watch for readiness signs:

Child stays dry for as long as 2-3 hours.
Child seems to understand the general idea and is able to let you know when he or she has the urge to urinate or have a BM.
Child is interested in learning.
Child can manage clothing and potty chair.

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