Knights and Maidens Newsletter East: April 2016

March was a fun-filled month. We did a lot of silly rhyming during Dr. Seuss week. We also learned about opposites, fun activities we can do in the spring, and trying new green foods! Then during our Spring week the kids all had a blast making fun art with Jell-O and of course seeing the Spring Bunny and having a fun egg hunt and party.  Thank you again to all of our parents for making the day so much fun!

Weekly Theme, Letter, and Number

4-8  WeatherW,  2611-15 WOTYCY,  2718-22   Our Earth     D G (review) 2825-29    Fun with Colors C I (review) 29

Dates to Remember

  • April 14th: Happy Birthday, Ella!!
  • April 11th-15th: Week of the Young Child
  • April 22nd: Earth Day

Week of the Young Child:

Music Monday / Taco Tuesday  / Work Together Wednesday  / Artsy Thursday  /   Family Fun Friday

Reminder:  Please make sure your child has a set of weather appropriate clothing in their cubby box, as well as a spare set of rainboots or shoes for days when it is muddy!

*As the weather begins to get warmer, please watch the door for different field trip sign-up sheets.

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Knights and Maidens Newsletter East: January 2016

Welcome to the month of January! 

December was a busy month with the Nutcracker and our Holiday party! Thank you everyone for your participation in all our activities for the month.

Weekly lesson plans

Here is what the Sentries will be concentrating on in the month of January.

January 4-8: Winter Week L #7

January 11-15: Diversity P #9

January 18-22: 100th Day of School Week B #6

January 25-29: Snow S #8

Important Dates in January

  • January 18 – Academy closed for Staff training day
  • February 15 – Academy closed for staff training day

Winter Accessories

As the weather is getting colder, we will still be going outside as much as possible. Please provide a hat and mittens or gloves for your child to help keep them warmer during outside play. Also, please check your child’s cubby to make sure they have the appropriate extra winter clothing in case of an accident.


Please remember to check your child’s folder every day. Artwork and important information is sent home in the folders.

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Knights and Maidens Newsletter East: December 2015

Week                       Theme                   Letter/Number

30-4                  Welcome Elf on the Shelf                       Pp/ 15

7-11                   Various Holiday Traditions                     Zz/16

14-18                 Making Ornaments                                  Ss/17

21-25                North Pole                                                    Vv/18

28-1                  Winter/New Years                                     Ee/19


    Classroom Happenings…

November was a little rainy but a warmer month so the kids were able to still play outside a lot!  Please remember to bring in a pair of rain boots so we can have your kids change shoes when we do go outside on wet days.  We talked a lot about families and being thankful this month.   Our class had a blast preparing decorations and a dish for our Feast. Thank you, to all who could make it! This was such a special opportunity to spend time with your child!!

Classroom Holiday Party

We will have our classroom Holiday party on Friday, December 18th, at 3:00pm. There will be a sign-up posted on our door for afternoon snacks. Also, we will make a classroom wish list to be posted on our door as well. If you wish to purchase something for our room, please take the ornament off of our door, and take it with you so we don’t get an abundance of the same thing. This is strictly optional! All parents are welcome and encouraged to come celebrate with us!

      Pajama Day!

We will have a pajama day on Wednesday, December 16th.. We will also have a pajama day on Wednesday, December 23rd. Our class and the Sentries will combine on the 23rd for a special Polar Express Day and enjoy wearing PJ’s, having hot chocolate and cookies, and watching “The Polar Express”!  Please note, if your child wears slippers, please bring a pair of outside shoes as well.


Important dates to remember:

16th– Academy wide pajama day

15th– The Nutcracker Performance (Program details will come later)

18th – Classroom Holiday Party-3:00pm

24th & 25th – CLOSED… Merry Christmas!!

23rd – K+M Pajama Day (and Polar Express Day)

January 1st – CLOSED… Happy New Year!!

January 18th– CLOSED for Staff Training and MLK Day


*Please be sure your child has appropriate clothes in their cubbies. We will try to get outside as much as possible so please have your child prepared. (If there is snow outside, we will try to get out and play in it!

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Knights and Maidens Newsletter East: August 2014

Welcome to the month of August!

The Knights & Maidens had a great month of July! We enjoyed our water play days and our field trips!

Important Dates

* August 8th– Academy Picnic 6:00p.m. @ Academy East

*August 25th– Beginning of our new school year

* September 1st – Academy closed for Labor Day

Weekly Themes

August 4-8: All About the Continents

August 11-15: Art Fun

August 18-22: Oooey Goooey Science

August 25-29: Back to School

Field Trips

We will be going on the following field trips for the month of August. Look for a permission slip on the door as the date gets closer.

August 8 – Stephens Sprayground

August 12 – Walking Trail

August 22 – Picnic at Bethel Park

Open House

Open House will be in September. This is a great time for you as the parents to talk to us about any questions or concerns you may have about your child. Look for more details to come.

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Knights and Maidens Newsletter East: July 2014

The Knights & Maidens had a great month of June! We enjoyed lots of outside time with all the nice weather. We also want to thank all the fathers who were able to join us for Donuts with Dad and our Sports Day. Thanks again for everything you do!

Important Dates

*July 4th – Academy will be closed for Independence Day

*July 18th – Field trip to Stephens Lake Spray grounds

*July 24th – Field trip to the Academy Pond

*August 8th– The Academy celebrates our 15th year at our annual Picnic. It will be from 6:00-8:00p.m. @ Academy East

Weekly Themes

June 30-July 4: Red, White, and Blue

July 7-11: Safari

July 14-18: Bugs

July 21-25: Pond Life

July 28-Aug. 1: Our Oceans

As always, thank you for the opportunity to work with you and your child.

Ms. Katie, Ms. Stephanie, & Ms. Steph

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Knights and Maidens Newsletter East: May 2014

Welcome to the month of May! 

We had a great month of April. Our classroom party for Spring was a lot of fun! We have many fun activities planned for May.

Muffins with Mom

Families please join us for a Mother’s Day celebration “Muffins with Mom” on Friday, May 9th from 7:00am-9:00am. We just want to wish all our mothers a Happy Mother’s Day in advance and thank you for everything you do!

Parent/Teacher Conferences

We will be holding parent/teacher conferences May 12th and 13th. These conferences are a great way to see what your child has been working on, and also provides an opportunity to communicate with the teacher. Please look for a sign-up sheet on our door, and if you need a different time please let us know.


Weekly Themes

April 28-May 2: April Showers Bring May Flowers

5-9:    All About Mommy

12-16: Chicka Chicka Boom Boom

19-23: Opposites

26-30: Rhyming


Spring is Here!

We are enjoying the warm weather!  Please remember that we go outside every day possible. Please feel free to bring a pair of rain boots to leave at school for your child.

Mother’s Day Tea

The Knights and Maidens will be hosting a Mother’s Day Tea at 3:00 p.m. on Friday, May 9th. Please look for more details as this day approaches.

Important Dates in May

Muffins with Mom: May 9th

Mother’s Day Tea: May 9th at 3:00

Mother’s Day:  May 11th

Memorial Day:  May 26th The Academy will be closed in observance of Memorial Day

As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to call or talk to us.

Ms. Katie, Ms. Stephanie, & Ms. Steph

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Knights and Maidens Newsletter East: April 2014


March 31-April 4 Dinosaurs

7-11   Solar System/Outer Space

14-18 Eggs

21-25   Human Body

28-May 2 April Showers Bring May Flowers

Looking Back: March was a fun-filled month. We had fun learning about different community helpers and making our own lunch! We also enjoyed Dr. Seuss week and learning about Spring. Going outside on the nice days was also a bonus!

Important Dates:

7th-11th – Week of the Young Child (please bring in a white t-shirt for your child by Monday, April 7th. We will be doing an activity with them.)  Thanks!

18th – Class Spring Party

22nd– Earth Day

Happy Birthday!!

April 18th– Hudson

April 26th – Ginger

Academy Garden: We will be working on the Academy garden in the month of April. If you would like to donate your time to help till the garden, plant in the garden, or even donate seeds/plants for the garden please see Ms. Stephanie. Hopefully we can come up with a plan to keep all the critters out this year and have some yummy fruits and vegetables!


Please have a set of extra clothes in your child’s cubby in case of an accident!

Have a great month of April!

Ms. Katie, Ms. Stephanie, & Ms. Steph


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Knights and Maidens Newsletter East: March 2014

Themes and Letter of the Week

March 3         Dr. Seuss; Dd/Cc

March 10       Community Helpers; Ii/Kk

March 17       St. Patrick’s; Gg/Oo

March 24       Spring; Ww

March 31       Dinosaurs; Mm

Dates to Remember

9th– Daylight Savings Time Begins

17th– St. Patrick’s Day

20th – First Day of Spring

St. Patrick’s Day

The week of March 17 will be our St. Patrick’s week. We will be having a Green party on Friday, March 21st. Look for a signup sheet on the door if you would like to bring something.

Family Boards

We are missing a few family boards in our classroom.  The link between school and home is very important to us.  We encourage all children to have a family board at school to look at as well as helping them adjust to new settings.  Please ask if you need poster board to make your child’s Family Board. 

Spring is Coming!

We are looking forward to warm weather!  Please remember that we go outside every day possible.  With spring weather comes rain, so please make sure your child has spare clothes as well as being appropriately dressed.  Please consider the shoes and coats worn on these days.  Rain boots and jackets are a great idea!

We are looking forward to the month of March as it is going to be a wonderful month.  Please let us know if you have any questions, as we are always happy to answer.

Ms. Katie, Ms. Stephanie, and Ms. Steph

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Knights and Maidens Newsletter East: February 2014

Week          Theme         Letter

3-7                  Olympics                    Oo

10-14              Valentine’s                Ii

17-21              Biomes                       Kk

24-28              Friends                      Ww

Sweets with your Sweetie…

Please take a little extra time when you arrive on Friday, February 14th, to have a sweet treat with your sweetie. This will be from 7-9 a.m. in the Sentries room.

Classroom Valentine’s Party…

We will have a classroom party on Friday, Feb. 14th, @ 3:00.

Please have your child bring in valentine cards to pass out at our party. You can have them sign their name only please. We will enjoy a quick snack. We will post a party sign up sheet if anyone would like to sign up for treats.


We will be closed on Monday, February 17th, for Presidents’ Day and staff training.

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Knights and Maidens East: January 2014

Weekly themes        Letters             Numbers

Dec. 30-Jan. 3                    New Years                 Ll/16

6-10                                           Winter                      Zz/17

13-17                                     Hibernation              Dd/18

20-24                                     Snowmen                   Gg/19

27-31                            Community Helpers       Cc/20


Phase 3

This month, we will be starting Phase 3 of our curriculum. With this, we will continue to focus on numbers 10-20, patterns, and writing our names. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to ask!

Thank You!

Thank you, to all of our families for being a part of our performance of The Nutcracker. It was a great time. Also, thank you, for all of our classroom gifts. We really appreciate all that you parents do for us!

Cubby Check

Please check that your child has appropriate clothing for the weather. Hats, mittens, warm coats, and a water bottle are also needed. (PLEASE LABEL EVERYTHING!!)


Academy Closed

We will be closed Wednesday, January 1st   Happy New Year!!

We will be closed for Martin Luther King, Jr. birthday on Monday, January 20th.

We will be closed for President’s Day on Monday, February 17th.


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