Building relationships is the most intricate and complicated part of a healthy environment. Children
build neuron connections with each kind word of love and care. This month we celebrate all healthy
relationships and welcome all new friendships. It is absolutely amazing to see children grow with
their friends and build trust to share their feelings and emotions. This month teachers will focus
on creating memories and lasting love for learning through variety of work.
February 2nd: Groundhog Day February 2nd: World Red Aloud Day February 3rd: Heart Health Presentation February 8th: Dental Hygiene Presentation February 14th: Valentine’sDay Celebration February 16th: Work Day with Dads (P3) February 17th: Work Day with Dads (P1) February 20th: President’s Day
Please refrain from holding lengthy conversations with your child’s teacher
during drop off and pick up times. Our teachers must concentrate and
supervise the children since these are busy times of the day. If you
would like to speak to your child’s teacher, please send them a message
through Procare. We appreciate your understanding and cooperation.
Student pick‐up Changes: If you would like
to change your child’s pick‐up timings, we are happy to accommodate
your needs. To help us with staffing, the school requires a
month’s notice. CTM will not return or refund any
tuition if pick‐up changes are requested without a month’s notice.
Monthly Tuition: New tuition rates went into
effect January 1, 2023. Any returned checks or CC declines will incur
a $50.00 fee.
Late Pick‐Up: All late pick‐ups will
be charged at the end of day. Please be mindful of staffing needs.
We try our best to keep a 1:5 ratio at all times, and the teachers and
assistants are scheduled accordingly. All children attendance will be
tracked, if the child is picked up late continuously, their family will be charged
on the third day for all three days. If you are running late, please
send a message through ProCare or call the admin staff, this way we can make
arrangements with our afternoon teachers.
Shoes: All children must wear proper fitting gym
shoes or sneakers with socks. There’s a higher chance of accident
in the playground when children are not wearing proper fitting shoes, please work
with us in decreasing the number accidents that occur. Children
will not be allowed to play in the playground if they are not wearing proper shoes.
Snack and Lunch: Please refrain from sending
cookies/ candy/ chocolate/ chocolate milk for lunch or snacks with
Illnesses and Sick Policy: Please keep your
children home when they are sick!!
If children have a fever, vomiting, or diarrhea on a given day, they MUST STAY
HOME THE NEXT DAY. They have to be 24 hours free of any of
these symptoms(without medication) before they can return to school.
We recommend that symptoms be treated with good nutrition and supplements to
boost their immune system as well as enough sleep to build their strength.
Returning to good health sometimes requires more time. Please
keep your children home if their noses are continuously running, they’re
coughing and showing signs of being tired and out of sorts. Thank
you so much!
Belongings: Please label all personal
belongings, jackets, extra pair of clothing, lunch boxes, bottles, etc.
Hygiene: Good personal hygiene plays a critical role in promoting
a positive self‐image and reinforces healthy habits. We encourage these good hygiene
strategies at school and encourage you to do the same at home.
The following are examples of good DAILY hygiene practices:
Shower or bathe every day or every other day.
Cut nails and file regularly.
Wash hands ALWAYS after: using the restroom, before and after eating, playing outdoors or touching animals.
Wash hair daily or every other day. Brush your hair daily.
Brush teeth twice a day and, preferably, floss daily.
Wear clean/unsoiled clothes every day.
Wear clean socks and underwear every day.
Maintain your general health through exercise, plenty of rest and good nutrition.
In February, we will be focusing on math. Children will learn to match numerals to objects. We
will continue to work on Secondary colors through matching games.
We will sing and read books about care, kindness, and love. We will focus on movement through songs with
action such as "The wheels on the bus go…".
I am enjoying seeing your child grow and express themselves in numerous ways.
February is the month of friendship, kindness, and love. We will continue to incorporate
actions (modeling) and words of kindness, such as "gentle, please, thank you and asking a
friend "are you okay?".
We will learn about winter animals and it will include a polar bear, penguin and snowy owl.
Clean Up Time: The importance of Completing the Work Cycle. The children learn, from
the very beginning, that cleaning up is a part of the lesson. They will help keep the
classroom clean and tidy. They learn early on to such as:
Push their chair in after they get up from the table
Return their work to the shelf where they first found it
Roll their work rug up and put it away in the rug container
Fold or roll their apron or paint smock
Cleaning up a spill on the table or floor with a towel/mop
It takes time, practice, and patience. Eventually, children will learn to be
self‐sufficient when it comes to cleaning up.
Please remember to label all of your child’s belongings
to prevent lost or misplaced items. Please keep an ice pack in their lunch bag.
We would like to thank Ms. Shwetha Gopisetty for briefly presenting about the Indian festival
Sankranthi (Harvest festival or kite festival). Thank you for taking time to
prepare for the Kite and the Rangoli projects. Children also had fun doing
them. We would also like to thank Ms. Xiaolei Zheng and Hannah Liu’s family
for taking time to do a presentation and projects on Chinese New Year. Children
were excited to receive their special gifts for Chinese New Year.
We will kickstart February with lots of learning and fun activities. Monthly
Observations for February are:
Children will learn the significance of remembering important people and events in the
history of African diaspora. We will discuss the importance of dental hygiene
and will learn the parts of the tooth.
Children will learn about the human heart and circulatory system. We will also
focus on hygiene and being healthy.
On February 2, Groundhog Day, we will discuss the predictions, whether it is a long winter or early
spring. For President’s Day, we will read a book and do some activities.
February 2 is also considered as ‘World Read Aloud Day’. Children are
encouraged to bring Eric Carl books from February 2 to February 10 to share and read it with their
We will be celebrating Valentine’s Day on Tuesday, February 14th. Children will be
exchanging valentine cards on that day. Please do not
send candies or chocolates. Pencils, erasers, stickers are allowed.
Please write only your child’s name on the card.
We are excited to celebrate Work Day with Dads in the month of February. Please look out
for the signup genius and more details to come.
P3- Thursday, February 16
P1 – Friday, February 17
Our parent‐teacher conference will be held in the month of March. Further details
will be sent through an email.