Friday, December 23, 2016

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Closing Early Tomorrow! (12/21)

Parents,

Just a reminder that childcare will be closing tomorrow (12/21) at 4:30 so that teachers can participate in the staff Christmas party. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation!

Monday, December 19, 2016

Early Dismissal Childcare Cancelled 12/23

Parents,

Unfortunately, once again there is not enough families in need of early dismissal care. As a result, childcare will not be open after school on 12/23. This year we have had the most closings of any other
year. My deepest apologies for the inconvenience this causes you.

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Inclement Weather Policy Reminder

Parents,

Winter is upon us. Just a few reminders- we follow the Kimberly School District for cancellations. In the event that school is canceled for the day, childcare will be too. Prepaid fees will be applied to future billing for such days.

Also, if any weather conditions cause a 2 hour delay childcare will open two hours later (8:30 a.m.).

*(Pre3/4K parents, note that there is no Pre3 or 4K classes if there is a 2 hour delay, however, as a Childcare participant you are welcome to send your child for Childcare at the cost of appropriate fees).

Last, if weather requires an early school closing, parents need to make arrangements to pick up their child(ren) within an hour of school closing. If we have not heard from you by the time school closes childcare staff will contact the parent or authorized pick up person to make arrangements.

Monday, December 5, 2016

Childcare Closing Early 12/21

Parents,

The Holy Spirit Staff Christmas party is scheduled to take place on Wednesday, December 21st.

Childcare will be closing early on this day so that our Staff can participate in this holiday event. On this day we will be closing at 4:30. Please mark this on your calendar and schedule alternative care or early pick up on this day.

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

Outdoor Clothing

Parents,

Snow is here and granted it is only a little bit and may not stick please begin sending your child’s snow pants, boots, hats, mittens and jackets daily. It is up to you whether or not you keep a separate pair of snow pants and boots at school, but please be sure to label them. (I suggest having a separate bag for these items as it it is difficult to cram them all into a school bag.) Also, understand that we are not responsible for any lost property.

Thank you for your cooperation.

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

11/23 Early Dismissal Sign Up

Parents,

Wednesday (11/23) is an Early Dismissal day. If your child(ren) will need childcare in the afternoon you must sign up (regardless if Wednesday is normally a scheduled day for your child).

Early Dismissal/Off School Sign up: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0548a4ac2eaaff2-early2

The deadline to sign up is this Wednesday (11/16).

Childcare Payments

It is important to keep your accounts up-to-date.

As a general reminder, the Childcare Handbook (pg 3) states the following about making payments for care:

"Fees are to be prepaid on a minimum weekly basis. All fees are due the Friday (or the last day each week your child is in attendance) before services rendered. (*Exception: Drop In Care participants) Online payment will be accepted until Sunday. If fees are not paid on time, a $15 late fee will be added. If all fees are not received within one week, childcare services will be suspended without notice until full payment is received. "

Please pay close attention to your email statements and be vigilant in keeping your account current.

Thank you for your cooperation!

Sunday, November 6, 2016

Childcare CLOSED 11/11

Parents,

Unfortunately due to low enrollment for Early Dismissal Care on Friday, November 11 we will not be able to provide our childcare services.  Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause you.  We hope that given enough time you will be able to find alternate care.

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Childcare Closed 11/24-25

Parents,

Just a reminder that childcare will be closed on November 24-25 for Thanksgiving.

Wednesday, November 23 is an early dismissal day.  If your child(ren) will need care in the afternoon you can sign up here:


Monday, October 31, 2016

November Early Dismissal Sign Up

Parents,

Next Friday (11/11) is an Early Dismissal day.  If your child(ren) will need childcare in the afternoon you must sign up (regardless if Friday is normally a scheduled day for your child). 

Early Dismissal/Off School Sign up: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0548a4ac2eaaff2-early2  
The deadline to sign up is this Friday (11/4).

***Note, on this day it is also VIP/Veteran's Day.  In the past students have often at the last minute gone home with their VIP.  Be aware that if you sign up for Early Dismissal care and your plans change, you are responsible for making the appropriate changes to the sign up genius no later than 1 week prior to care.  If you fail to or make such changes after the deadline you will be charged regardless of whether your child(ren) are in attendance so be sure to plan ahead.*** 

Friday, October 21, 2016

Childcare CLOSED 10/27-10/28

Parents,

Unfortunately due to low enrollment for Off School Care on Thursday and Friday, October 27-28 we will not be able to provide our childcare services.  Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause you.  We hope that given enough time you will be able to find alternate care.


Thursday, September 22, 2016

Acting Classes After School (optional)

Parents,

Holy Spirit students ages 4-12 are needed to join the KidStage acting classes after school!  The cost is $90.  KidStage kids will meet 1x/wk after school from 3:30-4:40 beginning next week Thursday and will participate in a final performance in December on stage at St. Mary's!  ALL participants will be casted!  If you are interested, below is a link to the necessary registration information. (Note, registration should be mailed to KidStage directly.  Registrations turned into the office will be returned.) 

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

September Art Enrichment Activity

Parents,

Next week Friday, September 30th we are excited for a special childcare art enrichment activity (optional)!  Mrs. Neumeir-Kist, Owen and Evan's mom and once a licensed art teacher, has offered her time and talents with us again this year.  Each "class" she will introduce a famous artist, followed by an art project that mocks the artist's creative style.  

If you would like your child(ren) to participate on Friday, September 30th you must sign up here and pay an activity fee of $2.00 cash per child to help cover supply costs etc.  Please send exact change by Wednesday, September 28th. 

If Friday is not normally a childcare day for your child(ren) they are welcome to join us, however, you will be expected to pay for childcare this day in addition to the activity fee.  You may also attend just the activity with your child for the cost of the activity fee.  This activity is for enrolled childcare participants only. 

Thank you!

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

brightwheel

Parents,

This week you will be given a brightwheel invitation at pick up time.  Following the instructions on the invitation, please take the time to create an account by this Friday, September 9th.  Everyone is required to do so because this will be used for check-in, communication and photos.  *(If you helped to pilot the program in the spring time then you already have this step completed, unless you have a younger sibling new to our program you will need to set one up for him/her)  Childcare staff will continue to check in/out your child this week and then afterwards you will be expected to do this yourself using brightwheel.  If you do not have a phone or computer that supports the app then you will check in/out using the computer station provided for you outside the main childcare room.  As always, if you have any questions feel free to contact me.  Thank you!

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Childcare Orientation Information

Parents,

Below is this year's Childcare Orientation Packet.  It is intended for new and existing families.  Please read through it carefully.  If you have questions feel free to contact me.  We are looking forward to a new year!


https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B9EnqBbhru3ZNnVrQWxNeWt4Szg/view?usp=sharing

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

brightwheel Parent Survey

Parents,

Thanks for your help in piloting brightwheel.  Below is a link to a parent survey of the program. Please submit your response by Friday, June 10th.  If you experience any trouble completing or submitting your answers please contact me and I will email you the questions.  Thanks for taking the time to share with us your opinion!


http://goo.gl/forms/hsOgZWv9L7oTk3Ik1


Thursday, May 19, 2016

Childcare Field Day Details

Parents,

As you may already know the Pre3/4K will be hosting a field day of their own on Tues. May 24 from 945-1145.  Students are required to bring a healthy lunch and drink from home because afterwards preschool students will have a picnic lunch.   *Note, hot lunch will not be served this day to preschool childcare students. 

Having participated in our own Field Day with our preschool friends, childcare will not participate in the afternoon field day on Friday, May 27.  Therefore, all childcare participants are required to bring a cold lunch because hot lunch is traditionally served outside for the event.  If your child forgets a lunch a rudimentary cold lunch will be provided for an additional $5 fee as is done on Off School days.

Thank you for your cooperation.  If you have questions feel free to contact me.

Last day/s of Childcare

Parents,

The end is near!  Please mark your calendars and plan accordingly!  

The last day of all PM childcare will be on Wednesday, June 1st and the last day for all AM care will be on Thursday, June 2nd.  Childcare will be closed for the summer beginning at 11:30 am on 6/2. 

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Final Progress Reports

Parents,

Yesterday you should have received your child(ren)'s final childcare progress report for the school year.  If you did not, ask your child(ren)'s teacher tonight.

Please take time to review and talk with your child(ren) about their report. As always, if you have any questions your child's teacher would be more than happy to discuss them with you at drop off/pick up time or in a separate meeting. 

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

May Art with Mrs. Neumeir-Kist

Friday, May 20th will be our last art activity with Mrs. Neumeir-Kist for the year!  Please sign up and pay by Friday, May 13th if you are interested.

Childcare CLOSED Memorial Day (May 30)

Parents,

As the handbook states, we are closed all legal holidays, therefore there will be no Childcare on Memorial Day (May 30).  Please plan ahead. 

Thank you,

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

5/6 Off School Care Deadline

Parents,

The deadline to sign up for Off School Care on Friday 5/6 is April 29th.

Monday, April 4, 2016

Early Dismissal Care 4/15

Parents,

If your child(ren) need care after the early dismissal on 4/15 please sign up by this Friday!  Thank you!

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

School & Childcare CLOSED 3/24

Parents,

Kimberly school district announced they are closing tomorrow March 24th due to inclement weather therefore there will be NO school or childcare tomorrow.  Sorry for any inconvenience.  Happy Easter!  Classes resume 3/31.

Your prepaid fees will be applied to your account for future services.

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Winter Outer Wear and Thursday 3/24

Parents,

Please send back your child's snow pants, boots, mittens, hat etc. for the snow arriving tomorrow.

Also, keep a close eye on the morning news the next couple of days for any possible delays or cancellations.

Remember, if school delays childcare will open at 8:30 am and if school closes due to inclement weather so does childcare.

***Note, if school is cancelled on Thursday there will be NO childcare (including Early Dismissal Care) so please tentatively set a plan B just in case.***

Thank you!

Thursday, February 18, 2016

March Art with Mrs. Neumeir-Kist!

Sign your child(ren) up for the March Art Activity with Mrs. Neumeir-Kist taking place on Friday, March 4th.  The deadline to register is 3/2.  (Refer to the tab above)

2/26 Early Dismissal Sign Up

If your child(ren) require care following next week's Early Dismissal, please sign up above by tomorrow.

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

2016-2017 Childcare Registration OPEN

Parents,

Registration for childcare next school year is now open.  All returning participants (occasional and scheduled) are required to sign up.  Refer to above registration tab for the necessary paperwork.  The deadline to register is April 1st.

(Minimal changes were made to the handbook and have been highlighted in yellow for your convenience.)

If you have questions please let me know.

Monday, February 1, 2016

School & Childcare CLOSED 2/2

Parents,

There will be NO school or childcare tomorrow due to inclement weather. We will have to wait to see about Wednesday.  

(The carnival has been rescheduled for Thursday.)

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Childcare & School Delayed 2 Hours

Parents,

This morning there is a 2 hour delay due to road conditions.  Childcare will open at 8:30 this morning and school will begin at 10:05.  There will be no morning 4K but if your child needs childcare they may come following the delay.  Watch for continued updates as the morning goes on.  Remember, we follow Kimberly school district.  Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause you.

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

January 22 Early Dismissal Sign Up

Sign up for Early Dismissal Childcare this month by next Friday (1/15)!  Refer to above "Early Dismissal/Off School Care Sign Up" tab above.

Childcare Closing Early Jan. 29

Holy Spirit's annual Mardi Gras Fundraiser is scheduled to take place on Friday, January 29th.

Childcare will be closing early on this day so that our staff can participate in the event.  On this day we will be closing at 4:30.  Please mark your calendar and schedule alternative care or pick up on this day.

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.  We hope to see you there!

Monday, January 4, 2016

After Care Position Available

We wish it weren't true but Ms. Amber, After Care (Gr. 1- Gr. 5) Teacher, will be leaving Holy Spirit for a full time position in Winneconne.  Her last day will be tomorrow January, 5th.  We enjoyed working with her and she will be missed.

Moving forward, if you know of an energetic individual who enjoys working with kids and is looking for part time work please encourage them to contact me.  Thank you.

January Art Enrichment Activity

Next week Friday, January 15th we are excited for another special childcare art enrichment activity (optional)!  Mrs. Neumeier-Kist, Owen and Evan's mom and once a licensed art teacher, will introduce a new artist followed by an art project that mocks his/her artistic style.

If you would like your child(ren) to participate on Friday, January 15th you must sign up here and pay an activity fee of $2.00 cash per child to help cover supply costs etc.  Please send exact change by Wednesday, January 13th.

If Friday is not normally a childcare day for your child(ren) they are welcome to join us, however, you will be expected to pay for childcare this day in addition to the activity fee.  You may also attend just the activity with your child for the cost of the activity fee.  This activity is for enrolled childcare participants only.