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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
jparks@parksplacelearningcenter.com

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.

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Free Kindergarten Readiness Packet

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Download a free Kindergarten Readiness Packet created by Heather Cartwright.

It contains a lot of very valuable information including:

  • Language & Reading Requirements
  • Book & Reading List Recommendations
  • Important Skills
  • Picture Identification
  • The Alphabet
  • Name Writing
  • Rhyming Words
  • Sight Words
  • Math
  • Writing Practice
  • Counting
  • Right & Left
  • Colors
  • and more

Download a interactive guide Kindergarten Readiness Packet and have fun teaching and playing with your child to learn the important skills needed to be prepared for kindergarten.

Kindergarten Readiness Packet
Parks' Place Play Time

Academic & Athletic Summer Camp June, July, & August

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Academic & Athletic Summer Camp June, July, & August FEATURING: DAILY FIELD TRIPS
Exciting Locations around Metro Jacksonville • MOSH (Museum of Science & history) • Historical sites in Jacksonville & St. Augustine • Swimming • Camping • Bowling • Horseback Riding• Bike Riding • and More!

Literacy Camp
Jacksonville Library Summer Reading Program
Computer Skills Training
An Athletic Focus
Our Annual Daycare Cup (D.C. Cup)

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