Classroom News

Butterfly Infant


We had an exciting month. We enjoyed the warm days with buggy rides and stayed nice and warm inside on the cold days. We sang songs and used puppets to sing songs about the weather, and also about healthy habits. We look forward to another exciting month in February.

Ms. Deborah
Ms. Charlean

Grasshopper Twos


January was a busy month in the Grasshopper class. The children learned so much about weather and how to dress appropriately for weather conditions. We heard a story about a man who had a dream. His name was Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. We had a cooking project making a rainbow salad and it was really good! In February we will celebrate Valentine’s Day, the 100th Day of School, President’s Day and Black History. Our shape for this month is the heart. We will learn about forests and safari animals.

Ms. Lisa

VPK News


January was a busy month! We learned about the weather and what types of clothing we need to wear for each type of weather. We also talked about healthy habits such as eating fruits and vegetables and washing our hands. We talked about the circus in preparation for our field trip to The UniverSoul Circus. We continue to practice first names and last names, math, story time and reviewing our letters. Now we are looking forward to another exciting month.

Mrs. Michelle, VPK A/B
Ms. Grashawna, VPK A/B

Busy Bee Ones

Busy Bees/Ones

January has been a very exciting month. We have learned about Martin Luther King, Jr. and all his work to gain equality for all people. We have talked about different types of weather and how to dress accordingly. We read our book of the month “White Wonderful Winter” and talked about snow. We also talked about healthy habits. We can’t wait to see what fun we will have next month.

Ms. Natalie

Pawsomes Threes


January was a fun-filled month for our three year old class. They learned about mittens, hats and scarves. We heard stories about cold weather and polar bears. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day was celebrated in our class with a birthday party including hats and banners. We even made a special friendship snack mix in his honor. We ended the month learning about healthy habits. We talked about eating healthy and washing our hands to remove germs. In February we will be studying forest and safari animals, as well as, celebrating Black History Month and a visit from the dental van.

Ms. Mincey

VPK News


Welcome back to VPK! January has been a wonderful month as we started a new year with lots to learn. We learned about the weather. We learned what clouds are made of, why and how we get rain, snow, thunder and even lightning. We also talked about rainbows and what makes them appear. We were able to enjoy the outside with all of the warm weather we had in January. We also enjoyed making Rainbow Salad and Monkey Salad. Most importantly of all we learned about Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day! That he was one of the greatest heroes in the 20th century. His legacy symbolized the quest for equal rights for all. We begin this month with a trip to The UniverSoul Circus where we’ll see a lot of neat performances and have a great time enjoying the music. We can’t wait for the fun to start in February!

Mrs. Coffin, VPK C
Ms. Etoy, VPK C

Important Reminders

Friday, February 3rd
UniverSoul Circus Field Trip
Please make sure you’ve turned in your child’s permission slip and payment.

Tuesday, February 7th
Black History Month Celebrity Readers

Tuesday, February 14th
Happy Valentine’s Day
Class Valentine’s Day Celebrations
VPK should sign their own Valentine cards, due February 8th.

Friday, February 17th
VPK Presidential Elections
Election posters due February 9th.

Monday, February 20th
President’s Day/NO VPK

Friday, February 24th
Black History Soul Food Festival

Extended Hours After Care

The Parks’ Place Extended Hours After Care Program is designed to provide parents and guardians working evenings and Saturdays with safe, secure and private childcare that would otherwise be unavailable to them. The EHAC Program includes fun and educational activities as well as healthy, USDA-approved meals.

EHAC Hours

6:00PM – 10:00PM

6:00PM – 12:00AM

10:00AM – 12:00AM

If you or someone you know is in need of quality evening or Saturday childcare please call 904-908-0140 or visit the front desk for more information.

Tadpoles Parents App

Right now you automatically receive your child’s pictures and daily reports via email but did you know Tadpoles has a free Parents App for Apple and Android?

With the Tadpoles Parents App you can view your child’s portfolio with historical photos and daily reports, enter drop-off information and mark your child sick/on vacation. When you create your Parent Account via the Parents App you will also be able to access your child’s information using the same login on Click on the links below for help accessing and using Tadpole’s Parents App.

Accessing Your Child’s Information
Using the Parents App

Black History Month Reading List

Your child is never too young to celebrate the achievements of notable African Americans and their central role in United States’ history.

Here is Mrs. Parks’ Black History Month suggested reading list:

  1. My Daddy, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., by Martin Luther King III
  2. I am Rosa Parks, by Brad Meltzer
  3. Minty: A Story of Young Harriet Tubman, by Alan Schroeder
  4. The Story of Ruby Bridges, by Robert Coles
  5. Who Was Frederick Douglass?, by April Jones Prince & Robert Squier
  6. Whose Knees Are These?, by Jabari Asim
  7. Amazing Grace, by Mary Hoffman
  8. Bright Eyes, Brown Skin, by Cheryl Willis Hudson
  9. I Love My Hair!, Natasha Anastasia Tarpley
  10. The Quilt, by Ann Jonas
  11. Bill Pickett: Rodeo-Ridin’ Cowboy, by Andrea Davis Pinkney
  12. I Am Martin Luther King, Jr., by Brad Meltzer
  13. I Am Jackie Robinson, by Brad Meltzer
  14. 28 Days: Moments in Black History that Changed the World, by Charles R. Smith, Jr.
  15. Vision of Beauty: Story of Sarah Breedlove Walker, by Kathryn Lasky
These books and more can be purchased through our online Learning Center. A small portion of your purchase benefits Parks’ Place and in turn our children and families. Thank you for your support!


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