Kindergarten/KinderClub Newsletter        2021~2022  

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             Friday, October 8, 2021            Time: 11:30 AM

    (rain date: Friday, October 15)   Bring: a bag or container to collect goodies                                          Please wear appropriate shoes, it may be muddy.               

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Kindergarten ExplorersWednesday, October 27, 2021

KinderClub ExplorersThursday, October 28, 2021

WEE Explore! ~ Thursday, October 29, 2021

The children may dress in the costume of a favorite character.  Please send a bag for take-home treats. Treats to be passed should be put in a separate bag. Any edible treats must be in their original wrapper, unopened, not homemade. Play clothes may be sent in or worn under costumes.  Miss Andrea will be the leader and will provide the snack.  *WEEs check newsletter for information 

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Thanksgiving Performance

The Explorers' Thanksgiving Performances will be ~

 >Tuesday, November 23, 2021 @ 1:00 pm ~ KinderClub Explorers 

Due to the dynamics of this group, there WILL NOT be a performance. However, we will rehearse with the group just as a practice. Hopefully, things will change in December so that we can put on our Christmas program.

GOOD NEWS > In place of the performance KINDERCLUB will have a FUN FEAST just for the students. I will post a list of food items needed for the feast. As protocol this year, all foods need to be bought and be in the original wrapper. Suggestions: microwavable, individual mashed potato cups; chicken OR turkey nuggets; a variety of individual vegetable cups > peas, corn, green beans???; individual fruit cups or applesauce; rolls and butter (we will warm them in the oven); pumpkin pie w/redi-whip; individual apple juice; fresh grapes; stuffing (Stove Top?)w/ cranberry sauce;

turkey-themed napkins, plates, (large & small) and silverware.                     

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Wednesday, November 24, 2021 @ 1:00 pm ~

Parents, please enter and exit from the downstairs back door. Follow the sidewalk from the end                      of the parking lot. No one is permitted upstairs except the students.

Only one adult per student

                                                                                                                                                            

Explorers do not take Veteran's Day off.

The Y is closed on Thursday, November 25th. 

No classes on Friday, November 27th, and Monday, November 30th.

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Christmas Programs

Kindergarten Explorers will present their Christmas program on Wednesday, December 22, 2021 @ 1:00 PM

KinderClub Explorers> If we rehearse as a group enough times there will be a performance OR we will have a class party instead. There has been a lot of absenteeism making it difficult to rehearse as a group to make this performance possible. An update will be posted within the next week so you can plan accordingly.        

Only one adult permitted - no siblings > enter and exit through the downstairs back door. No visitors will be permitted upstairs. Masks must be worn while in the building.

Winter Break > December 23, 2020 ~ January 1, 2021. 

Classes will resume the week of January 4, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

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Exciting news! Beginning in January one parent will have the opportunity to come inside the building at the end of class. After all Explorer students have exited the building, the parent of the leader for the day will be escorted by their child to see our room and what we are working on. It's mandatory that parents wear a mask and have their temperatures taken. If you are unable to stay after class when it's your turn, please let Miss Andrea know in advance. These times cannot be made up. Parents aren't expected to stay more than ten minutes. This time cannot be used as a parent/teacher conference. An appointment has to be made for this, children are not permitted to attend conferences.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                

All Explorer levels will be making a snowman for our Snowman Village! We will begin the process in the classroom then send home the snowman to be embellished as a family project. I am anticipating that all snowmen will be returned by the end of January so a display can be created on the entryway table so all can sneak a peek as each snowman is returned for the village. Be prepared to wear a mask when coming inside the building.

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 Valentine Party    Monday, February 14, 2022 ~ Kindergarten Explorers

Thursday, February 10, 2022 ~ KinderClub Explorers

 Send a bag or box for Valentine's exchanges. One box that's empty to receive treats and one bag with treats to pass out to classmates.   Please be sure to put names on all bags or boxes.  Miss Andrea will be the leader and will provide a special snack!

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DR. SEUSS WEEK     March 1 ~ 4, 2022

Many favorite Dr. Seuss books will be read to the students through March in honor of Dr.Seuss's birthday. Students are encouraged to bring their favorite Dr. Seuss book throughout the month.

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                 GAME WEEK   March 21 ~ 25, 2022                  

During this week Explorers are encouraged to bring a favorite game to class.  Suggestions: checkers, jacks, Candyland, Chutes & Ladders, etc.  Be sure that your child knows the game well enough to explain the concept to the group. The focus throughout this week will be on math skills and strategy through games. 

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          Monday, April 11, 2022  >  11:30 am ~ 1:00 pm                                                 

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                                   Roaring Run Trail  ~  (Rain Date: Wednesday, April 13)                                                     Typically we have a lunch buffet with the food being provided by the parents.   Because of the combined number of both groups, we won't know if we will be able to do until it gets closer to this date.        Don't forget to bring large basket or container to collect goodies on the scavenger hunt!

WEE Explore! ~ Thursday, April 14, 2022, at our building 

We are asking each family to donate 6 medium-filled eggs to be turned in to Miss Andrea by April 4th.                           

 

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KinderClub Explorers & WEE Explore! >  Thursday, April 21, 2022

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  Explorers may bring their own ride toy to class!  Suggestions:  tricycle, big wheel, wagon,                ride car,  (no two-wheeled ride toys). Plasma cars, roller racers, and scooters will be available for use.  Helmets and kneepads are recommended for ride toys.  An obstacle "road" course will be set up in our downstairs area to learn safety and driving etiquette.  Road signs, fast-food drive-through, traffic cop (Miss Andrea), junkyard for unsafe driving, car wash, and a gas station will guarantee lots and lots of fun! Don't forget to bring something to ride! 

 Please drop off and pick up ride toys at the downstairs back door.                                                       

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  KinderClub Explorers  > Thursday, May 5, 2022 @ 6:30 PM   

                                                          

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                            ** ****LAST DAY CELEBRATION**** **                                    

A celebration is being planned for the last day for all Explorer levels.  Due to COVID guidelines, students may invite TWO adult guests if at Kunkle Park OR one adult if at our building.  Certificates, awards for > Character Development, Outstanding Student Award, Poetry Recognition Award, and the Puzzle Master Award will be given at this time. Check back closer to this date to see if guidelines have been changed.

KinderClub > Thursday, May 26, 2022 @ 1:00 PM

  Kunkle Park Pavilion #3 - both parents @ student  OR last day ceremony/performance @ our building > one adult @ student

More information or changes will be provided closer to this date.                        ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Kindergarten Explorers > Friday, May 27, 2022 @ 1:00 PM

Kunkle Park Pavilion > both parents @ student  OR last ceremony/performance > one parent @ student

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WEE Explore! > Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Last Day Picnic 

The WEE Explore! will celebrate their school year with a last-day picnic at Kunkle Park.  Each family is responsible for providing their own lunch.  Our picnic time will be 1:00 pm ~ 2:30 pm, instead of the usual class time. We will meet at pavilion #3.  A cake will be provided through our fundraised money.

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