Thank you to all who came to La Kermesse! It was a success and we were thrilled to see so many of you present to celebrate the end of the school year with us. Please enjoy the private link that will be sent via email, to the shared photo album of the day. Please feel free to add your own photos to the album as well. Contact us by tomorrow, Wednesday June 8th, if you wish to order the 2016 Atlas T-shirt.
Staff news: We are excited to announce that Madame Fiona has accepted the positon of the Lead Teacher in the Kangaroos’ classroom! We are confident that she will be an amazing calm and dedicated teacher for our early preschoolers. Also, Madame Kaitlin, who is taking over the Lead Teacher position in the Koalas classroom, has arrived from France! Swing by the Koalas’ class to meet her.
Curriculum news: Last month, the children learned about careers and jobs. Thank you for the parents who volunteered to come and present what they do for a living! In the link you received via email, you’ll find photos of the Kangaroos, Tigers and Lions discovering the daily lives of a ballerina, a Specialist of Oregonian cheeses, and a scientist studying whales and dolphins.
This month, they will learn about Argentina, dinosaurs and fossils!
Graduation : Family and close friends of the graduating Lions & Renards are invited to join their graduation party, happening at Atlas Gabriel Park on Thursday, June 23rd from 6:00pm to 7:00pm. Bring your tissues and cameras for the cap-and-gown ceremony of our oldest kids, as they get ready to face new adventures ahead in Kindergarten! The show includes a photo slideshow of all our graduates, some Q & A with the graduates on their future plans, and the presentation of diplomas.
Here is an interesting article from the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC): “Saying Goodbye to Preschool and Hello to Kindergarten”.
Summer vacations : Atlas will be closed from Friday July 1st at 6:00pm until Monday July 11th at 7:30am. We hope you made great vacations plans for that week! If your child will take extra vacations days before or after Atlas’ closure, please, remember to enter the absence in Kindertales. Please, accept our apologies for the current website glitch preventing some of you to submit an absence while your child is checked-in for the day.
New schedule : Atlas’ new schedule will be effective starting Monday July 11th. As a reminder, here is the new schedule for a regular day:
– Before care : 7:30am – 8:30 am
– School day : 8:30am – 4:00 pm
– Early after care : 4:00pm – 5:00pm
– Late after care : 5:00pm – 6pm