April News

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A Busy April


Spring has finally arrived!!! We are all so grateful to see the grass getting greener and the playground getting drier. It has been a long winter and now we are ready to enjoy the fun of April.


This month we have a lot going on. Please find a calendar for the month of April attached. Keep it handy. I will try to explain our planned events here.


April 6th: Pre-K Spring Party – See Sign-ups


April 7th: Egg Hunt at Warren Haven

   We will bus ONLY Childcare students to Warren Haven. Like our Halloween Parade, all children, both Pre-K and Preschool children are invited. Just bring a basket and meet us at 10:00am at Warren Haven. Directions will be provided if necessary.


April 8th: Preschool Spring Party – See Sign  



April 9th: We are Closed for Good Friday


April 12 – April 16: Spring Recess/Childcare                                ONLY

   All Childcare students MUST be signed up before April 9th for the Spring Recess.


           CLASSES THAT WEEK!!!!


April 19-23: Annual St. Judes Trike A Thon.

   Parents will receive pledge sheets. We supply the trikes and keep a record of how many times your child goes around our track. This is a great way to help children in need.

Registration News


   We have received most of your re- registrations for summer and fall 2004. If you have not sent in the paperwork, please do so as soon as possible. The summer program is limited and we are filling up fast.


   If you forgot to send in the re-registration fee of $15, it will be added to your next invoice. Please call Peter with any questions.


FYI: Parents of children who have “graduated” from Kindergarten (and older) will have the opportunity to go to the Hackettstown Pool 3 days a week this summer (T/W/TH). We are looking into renting a small van/bus so that we can take more children at a time. Mrs. Hourihan will ALWAYS be with the children at the pool.


                 More Summer info will be coming.




   The N0-TOY rule has really been working! We are so grateful. Please keep it up.


   Also, we love having the children stay for Pizza on Fridays. However, a couple of problems occur every week.


1/ If you are sending your child for pizza until 12:30 the extra fee for that half hour of childcare is $2.75. If your child stays until 1:00 the extra fee for childcare is $5.50. This should be put in the payment box – NOT the pizza box – with a note saying who it will be for.


2/ The cost of pizza is $1 per slice.Please put that money in the pizza box. I order pizza that day and pay for it that day when the pizza arrives. It is tough when a parent writes an IOU or doesn’t pay until later in the day. I often have to put extra money in. PLEASE sign your child’s name Friday morning and pay Friday morning. If your child will eat two pieces, please pay $2.


FYI: Mr. and Mrs. Hourihan will be away from Thursday April 22 until Friday April 30. During our absence Mrs. Pursell and all of the teachers will be ready to answer any questions and keep things running smoothly. We will be checking in often.



      Enjoy the Holiday Season!