While Ms. Miranda is on maternity leave, Ms. Amanda will be at Joyland from 9 am to 5 pm on Monday through Friday. If she is not available in the office, please leave a message by telephone or send an e-mail and she will get back to you as soon as possible. If you need to make a payment and she is not available, you can call and make a payment over the phone anytime except 12-1 pm. There are several times throughout the day that we will be out of the office doing bus runs, so please be patient with us if you can’t reach us immediately. Ms. Miranda will be back from maternity leave on November 25th.
Once again this year Joyland will be participating in Children Services Holiday Wish program! Starting on November 18th and continuing through December 13th we invite you to bring in a non-wrapped new toy for a child in need. For each toy you donate, your name will be placed in a drawing to win $100 off your January tuition. You may drop off your toy donations in the office, but please make sure to let Miranda or Amanda know you donated it so they can add your name to the drawing.
During the month of November, teachers will be assessing your child in different development areas using the objectives outlined in Creative Curriculum. These assessments will be given to you to look over on November 27th. We will also continue to assess them and you will receive reports in March and May so that you can track your child’s progress throughout the year. If you would like to meet with your child’s teacher to discuss the assessment, we will be offering parent teacher conferences to anyone interested after November 27th.
Yellow School Buses
For those of you who are dropping off or picking up when the Dublin City School bus is across the street at the Tuttle Park apartments, we want to make you aware of an agreement we have with the transportation department. The bus driver stops far enough back on Wilcox Road to allow for you to legally turn into our parking lot. So, if you see the bus stopped across the street you MAY turn into the Joyland parking lot. You do not have to wait for the bus to finish loading.
Bringing Outside Food
We are happy to allow you to bring outside food for your child however we ask that you stick to the following guidelines: 1) please label any food or lunchboxes with your child’s name, 2) any milk or drinks brought in need to be unopened or dated, 3) no peanut or tree nut products, 4) if you are sending an entire lunch for your child make sure it is a balanced meal (meets all food groups) and 5) please do not send anything that needs cooked (we do have the ability to heat things in the microwave).
Reminders about Illnesses
With cold and flu season upon us, this is a reminder that we require notification from you if your child is diagnosed with a contagious disease. This is so we can follow the law and post a sign on the door of their classroom alerting other parents to be on the lookout for symptoms in their own children. Please make a point to inform us of anything your child may be diagnosed with.