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Director's Corner:

Dear Families and Friends,

WOW! October was a busy month for us here at Tutor Time. The Pre-K classes had their very first field trip on a big yellow school bus to Secor Farm! What fun!! We would like to thank everyone who took part in our fundraiser. With the money we raised we will be able to make our school even greater by purchasing new books and equipment.

Our Halloween Parade was a success!! Thank you to all the families for making the parties a success with your yummy treats! Hope all families had as much fun watching the parade and snapping photos as we did marching and shouting!

The children loved when we had the New City Ambulance and New City Fire Department came in to teach us about safety. Everyone got a turn to go in the ambulance and fire truck!

Our book fair will be starting the week of November 6th. We are planning on hosting another fair in the early spring.

School pictures will be taken Friday, November 3rd. So, make sure to look your best!

Parent conferences will be held Wednesday, November 8th & Thursday, November 9th. Sign up forms will be outside on your classroom doors.

We will be taking part in a trike-a-thon Friday, November 10th to raise money for St. Jude’s Hospital. More information will be sent home as we get closer to the event date. We hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Sincerely,

Karen Wizeman - Center Director &
Heather McCadden – Center Asst. Director


WHAT'S GOING ON IN OUR CENTER:

Our center is continuing with our commitment to the Pilot Field Study on the QUALITYstarsNY project. It was initiated in Spring of 2010 and rolled the Winter of 2010/11. In June of 2012 we submitted our application to continue with the implementation. In this project we have become a study center to help create the Stars Rating Scale. NYS is creating this scale to award Child Care and Learning Centers a number of 1 – 5 Stars (similar to restaurant or hotels).

Because of this program our teachers have received valuable training hours specific to the needs of our center. We have been able to assess our lesson planning and use our assessment tools to better create an individual lesson plan for each child based on observations and anecdotal note taking. It has made a significant difference in meaningful lessons for our children and we hope you have noticed this yourself.

To find out more about the QUALITYstarsNY project in our school, click here.

Another project we are involved with is also sponsored by NYSOCFS. It is funded by United Way and EPIC (Every Person Influences Children). This project is geared toward enriching children’s lives through literacy. Each one of our classrooms will be rated with the same Environmental Rating Scale, yet specific to literacy only. Each classroom will be granted 20 hours of technical assistance to help move the rating in a positive way up the scale. This way each room will be enhanced to its individual needs, not center wide. Each room will be provided with materials; and each teacher is invited to attend 9 workshops and EPIC will also be providing 4 workshops for parents. Our Preschool and Pre-K classrooms have all completed the Literacy workshop and next we will focus on the Preppers, Twaddlers and Toddlers. Each Preschool and Pre-k classrooms received their final rating scores and they were amazing! The implementation greatly improved our curriculum in this area. We have the results in the office should you desire to read them.

To find out more about EPIC visit their website at www.epicforchildren.org.

We hope our participation in these projects is as important to you as they are to us and we truly hope the children reap the rewards!


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