Wednesday, June 12, 2013

5 Things Every Parent Should Know

1. Poison control's phone number
It's 1-800-222-1222. Store it in your contacts.

2. CPR
Take a course from the American Heart Association ( or American Red Cross ( See how-to videos for both baby and child at

3. How to help someone who's choking
This is included in a CPR course.

4. How to use an epinephrine injector
An epipen or auvi-q administers the medication that treats a severe allergic reaction; they can literally save a life.  Even if your child doesn't have an allergy, it's possible that a child could get dropped of at your house with an epipen or auvi-q in hand.  It's simple to use- you inject it into the middle of the outer thigh, even through clothing, and hold for several seconds.  But actually doing it when you're flustered may be hard, so it's a smart idea to become familiar with the process beforehand.

5. Location of nearest emergency room with pediatric expertise
Children require different equipment, medications, and techniques than adults.  Ask your doctor where you should take your child if the need should arise.  You won't always have a choice, but it's good to know the best possible place.

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

June 2013 Newsletter

Dear Parents,                                                                                                             June,  2013

As another school year draws to an end and we celebrate the graduation of many of our students to kindergarten I have such appreciation and respect for all of the children and families.  It may just seem like a lot of fun here @ Pee Wee but the children have learned so much.  Their social, academic and emotional growth is amazing.  I am honored to have been part of this.

If  you shop at Save Mart please stop by the office and pick up a S.H.A.R.E.S. card.  This is a great and easy way to support us.  When you use it at the checkout it gives up to 3% back to our school!  Thank you to all families that already participate. 

On Monday June 10th, Dr Hunter’s office has offered to come in and do preliminary dental screenings for our students.  We have permission slips that need to be filled out for this. Permission slips are available from your child’s teacher.

During summer we will be spending more time outside.  Please apply sunscreen to your child in the morning before they get to school.  For those children who stay all day we can reapply sunscreen in the afternoon if you provide their sunscreen and sign a permission slip. 

Swim and water play days will be Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday afternoons. You will need to send a swimsuit, towel and sunscreen for you child to participate in these activities.  Activities include water tables, wading pools and sprinklers.  Please take home your child’s swimming items each day because we do not have the proper drying facilities here. 

Please remember to check your child’s extra clothes in their cubbies making sure that they still fit and they are weather appropriate.

Pick up times are no later than noon for the morning session and no later than 6:00 pm, for the full day session.  If you are unable to pick up your child on time, please make arrangements for someone to pick them up on time.

Our facility is full and we have a growing waiting list.  If you need to make changes to your child’s schedule please let me know as soon as possible.  A two week advance notice is required to take your un paid vacation week. 

Happy Father’s Day,