Tuesday, October 2, 2018

October 2018 Newsletter

Week of October 2nd to 4th -- O & P Week, Owls, Pumpkins, Popcorn, Pizza, Restaurants, Cut Waves Week, Fall

Week of October 9th to 11th -- Q & R Week, Quilts, Raccoons, Cut Zigzags Week, Safety, Columbus

Fall Break – October 16th to 18th – Closed

Week of October 23rd to 25th -- S & T Week,  Scarecrows, Squirrels, Safety, Cutting Review Week, Begin Shapes Unit, Circles, Vegetables

Week of October 30th to November 1st -- U & V Week, Unicorns, Healthy Eating, Circles, Squares, Thanksgiving
October 31st -- Harvest Party


In our safety unit we are presenting dangers and what to do or how to avoid them.  We want the children to be aware.  If you have any questions, please let us know.

We will be closed for Fall Break for preschool from October 16th to 18th.  We will also be closed for daycare from October 15th to 19th.

On Wednesday, October 31st, we will be having our Harvest Party, instead of a Halloween Party.  The children need to come to class dressed as something related to farming or autumn (or something else not scary).  Will the following children please bring a special treat for our party:  Finley Crane, Jack Crouch, Rebekah Ford, and Henley Free.  We divide the class up to have some kids bringing snacks to each party.

Our school/extended care website is:  <http://sunshineschooloolitic.blogspot.com/>.  Newsletters, notes, and other things will also be posted there.  We also have a group on Facebook at:  <https://www.facebook.com/groups/37533416890/> that I can add you to also.

Coming up in November: 

          Letters W, X, Y, and Z
          Shapes
          Thanksgiving
          Christmas
          Numbers


About Your Teachers

          Rohnda is married to Bob, who is a retired fisheries research biologist at the Avoca Fish Hatchery.  She has two daughters—Rena (see below) and Robyn.  Rohnda has a bachelor’s degree from Indiana State University in elementary education with a minor in kindergarten.  She holds a master’s degree from Indiana University in elementary education with an emphasis in early childhood.  Rohnda began teaching third grade at Brownstown Elementary.  This is her 33rd year to have Sunshine School.  Rohnda and Rena attend Englewood Baptist Church.  Rohnda likes to collect magnets and owls and to read, read, read, and read when she can find the time.


          Rena graduated from Milligan College in 2000 with a bachelor’s degree in early childhood and elementary education.  This is her 19th year teaching.  She likes to coupon, read, shop, and watch sports, particularly IU, the Atlanta Braves, Cincinnati Reds, and Chicago Cubs.

Monday, August 20, 2018

Sunshine School Calendar 2018-2019

August 14th -- First Day of School

October 16th to 18th -- Fall Break

November 21st and 22nd -- Thanksgiving Break

December 20th -- Last Day Before Christmas

January 8th -- First Day After Christmas

March 26th to 28th -- Spring Break

May 15th -- Last Day of School

May 16th -- Graduation

Sunshine School Extended Care Schedule 2018-2019

August 6th-10th—Extended care Open

August 9th—First Day of School

September 3rd—Labor Day—Closed

October 15th-19th—Fall Break—Closed

November 6th—General Election—No School—Yes Extended Care

November 21st-23rd—Thanksgiving Break--Closed

December 21st-January 2nd—Christmas Break—Closed

January 3rd—First Day After Christmas Break

January 21st—No School/Make-Up Day—Extended Care Open

March 25th-29th—Spring Break—Closed

May 7th—Primary Election Day—No School, Yes Extended Care

May 23rd—Last Day of School



We will be open for extended care on school snow days and snow make-up days and Election Days.  Kids need to bring a lunch with a drink on those days.

August 2018 Newsletter

Week of August 14th to 16th -- A & B Week; Red, Brown, and Orange Days; Alligators; Airplanes; Bears; Back to School

Week of August 21st to 23rd -- C & D Week; Purple, Black, and Yellow Days; Cats; Dogs; and Mixing Colors

Week of August 28th to 30th -- E & F Week, Green and Blue Days, Color Review, Eggs, Frogs, and Grandparents


This month your child will explore the world of learning and will develop many new basic skills.  Encourage your child to practice and develop these new skills.  During this month we will study about colors, letters, airplanes, alligators, bears, cats, dogs, eggs, frogs, and grandparents.  Our calendar shows when we are studying each color and letter.  We will introduce a new color every day and two new letters each week.

For the year each child needs to bring the following:  1 package of napkins (200 count) and 1 box of tissues (200 count).

If your child is sick or will not be attending, please call and let us know before class begins.  If your child misses one day in a week, it is still to be paid for.  If your child misses 2 days in a row, he will get credit for the second day the next week.

Please put your child’s name on their coat, sweater, or any other items brought from home.  Please double knot your child’s shoes.

We will come out and get the children for class.  Please do not come inside the gate.  We will also bring the children back out to the gate after class.  Also, please hand us any money or other things instead of putting them in the child’s backpacks.  Thank you.

Steve Sheldon, a photographer from Bloomington, will be here September 27th to take individual and group pictures.  You will get proofs later so you can decide then which package you want to order.  No money is due when the pictures are taken.

Please be aware of personal hygiene such as brushing teeth and combing hair.  Girls need to wear shorts under dresses or skirts.

Please turn off any electronic devices before bringing or picking up your child.

Show and Tell will begin in October.

We have a website for the school and extended care at:  http://sunshineschooloolitic.blogspot.com/.  There you can find any newsletters or notes sent home and the school and extended care calendars.  Also, if you are on Facebook there is a Sunshine School and Extended Care group for the school that you can become a member of:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/37533416890/.

We have a box with extra coupons if anyone is interested in them.  Please let us know if you are interested in looking through them.  We also collect expired coupons to send to the military at overseas bases.

Coming in September

          Letters G, H, I, J, K, L, M, and N
          Apples
          Manners
          Fire Safety
          Begin Cutting
          Goats
          Hospitals
          Inchworms
          Jack-in-the-Boxes
          Kangaroos
          Koalas
          Lions
          Monkeys

          Night

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Closed Next Week

We will be closed next week, Monday, July 30th to Friday, August 3rd.  We will reopen on Monday, August 6th.

                                                                Thank you,


                                                                        Rohnda and Rena

Friday, June 1, 2018

Summer Note

 *  Quiet time is from 1:00 to 3:00.  Kids cannot come or leave during that time unless it’s an emergency.

·         For the summer, each kid needs to bring a package of 200-count napkins

·         Lunches need to include a drink and any spoons or forks that are needed.

·         Each kid can only bring 2 toys a day so that they can keep track of them.

·         Kids cannot play with electronic games or devices (phones, tablets, etc.) while they are here.

·         $5 extra charge if we’re not paid what is owed for daycare on Friday or before each week.

·         $5 charge if kids don’t come and we don’t know about it beforehand.  We must know when they’re coming or not coming each week.

hank you,

Rohnda and Rena

Friday, May 4, 2018

Tuesday, May 8th Note

We will be open for daycare regular hours next Tuesday, May 8th.  Kids need to bring a lunch with a drink with them that day.

                                                        Thank you,


                                                                Rohnda and Rena