Sentries Newsletter East: April 2016

Welcome to the month of April.  We had a really busy and exciting month of March with Dr. Seuss week, the beginning of Spring, and St. Patrick’s day! Thanks everyone for all the fun.

Themes of the Week

April 4-8 Pond Life

April 11-15: Week of the Young Child

April 18-22: Earth Day/Recycling

April 25-29: Worms, bugs, and ants

 Spring is Here!

The Sentries are really glad to have spring here as we are enjoying more outdoor activities!  We will be outside whenever possible, so please remember to have appropriate spare clothes in your child’s cubby.  Also, feel free to bring a pair of rain boots to leave at school to help protect your child’s shoes.

Week of the Young Child

April 11-15 is Week of the Young Child. Look for more details as this week approaches. Each day will be a different activity to celebrate the children in our care.


*With warmer weather comes the sun so we will be needing sunscreen from everyone.

*Please make sure to check parent folders each night.

*Help your child to make sure their cubby is staying clean and organized

*Reminder please take home daily sheets.

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Sentries Newsletter East: December 2015

Welcome to the month of December! 

Thanks to everyone who joined us for the Academy Feast! It was really great to see all the families get together. The annual Nutcracker is a very important event for the Academy so we will be working hard on our part so that we can put on a great show for our families!


Weekly Themes and Letters

Nov 30-Dec. 4: Learning Addresses Pp 7

Dec. 7-11: Winter Wonderland Zz 8

Dec. 14-18: Ornaments Ss 9

Dec. 21-25: Polar Express Vv 10

Dec. 28-Jan. 1: Celebrating the New Year Ee 0

Dates to Remember

December 15 – Nutcracker Performance

December 16 –Center wide pajama day

December 18- Holiday class party

December 24-25 – Academy Closed

January 1, 2016 – Academy Closed

January 18, 2016-Academy Closed for Staff Training and MLK Day

Nutcracker is coming…

The Academy’s annual production of The Nutcracker will be held on Tuesday, December 15th.  You will receive lots of information regarding costumes, tickets, t-shirts, location, etc. as the show approaches. Please ask any questions early as this is a big event for all involved.

 Sentries Holiday Party

The Sentries Holiday party will be held on Friday, December 18th.  Please look for a sign up sheet on the door regarding bringing holiday treats.  More information will come regarding this party.

Winter is Here!

Please check to make sure that there are winter clothes in your child’s cubby. Please label all of your child’s belongings with their name or initials. Also, please bring appropriate outdoor clothing, as the weather is turning colder. We will still be going outside as much as possible.


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Sentries Newsletter East: August 2014


July 28- August 1              Science                                                                Ff            #21

August 4-8                          Sports                                                   Gg          #20

August 11-15                      Child’s Choice                                   Hh          #19

August 18-22      Goodbye Pre-K/ Hello Kindergarten         Ii              #18

August 25-29      Welcome to the Super Sentries

Important Dates:              

August 1st– Zachary’s Birthday

August 8th– The Academy celebrates our 15th year at our annual picnic from 6-8pm.

August 11th– Last water play day (@ Stephens Lake Splash Pad)

August 20th Last day for our Kindergarten friends

August 25th Welcome new Sentries

September 1st: Academy Closed in observance of Labor Day


What a fun month we had in July! We have learned a lot about Missouri and what our state offers us by going on field trips to different parks, trails, The MU Dairy Farm, and Shakespeare’s Pizza. We also learned about interesting facts about Missouri and how Missouri offers so much variety when it comes to food/nutrition.


Water play days will be every Monday. Every other Monday we will visit the splash pad at Stephens Lake Park. Also, check our door for field trip sign-up sheets. We will be going on several more throughout the summer, with our last one being on Monday, August 11th.

Please keep cubbies and parent folders cleaned out. Make sure you have appropriate clothing as extras just in case of an accident.


If your child(ren) would like to celebrate their last day in the Sentries by bringing in a special snack to share with their friends please let us know ahead of time. Thanks!

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Sentries Newsletter East: July 2014

Important Dates:              

July 3-Red, white, and blue party

July 4th– Academy Closed, Happy Independence Day!

August 8th– The Academy celebrates our 15th year at our annual picnic from 6-8pm.


What a busy month of June we had! Graduation was a huge success and the kids seemed to have a great time! Thank you, to all of our families who went to the zoo with us for our Father’s Day week! What a great time we had making fun memories! Field trips have been going great as well! We have visited so many cool places where we have learned a lot! We cannot wait to explore some more this summer!


Water play days will be every Monday. Every other Monday we will visit the splash pad at Stephens Lake Park. Also, check our door for field trip sign-up sheets. We will be going on several more throughout the summer.

Please keep cubbies and parent folders cleaned out. Make sure you have appropriate clothing as extras just in case of an accident.

Red, White, and Blue Party!

We will have a red, white, and blue party on Thursday, July 3rd, at 3:00pm. We will have a signup sheet posted if you would like to bring something.

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Sentries Newsletter East: May 2014

Monthly Themes

5-9 :Mothers Aa #11

12-16:  PondLife  Bb  #12

19-23: Homemade Music Instruments   Cc #13

26-30: Memorial DayDd  #14


Looking BackApril was a fun month of learning about spring and flowers. We had many special days celebrating the children. We made a mess with tie dying, but it was a lot of fun! We also enjoyed learning about keeping our earth clean and how we can do our part.

Special Days in May

5thCinco de Mayo

5-9 Teacher AppreciationWeek

9th Muffins with Mom 7-9am and  9th Pampering party for our Mommies 3:00pm

11th Mother’s Day

14thConferences 2:00-4:30

15thConferences 2:00-4:30

26th Memorial Day

June 5th Graduation @ Christian Chapel 6:30pm

 For Mommies Only!!  

You are invited to a pampering party, presented by your child’s class. Look for invitations to come soon! Save the Date: Friday, May 9th @ 3:00pm. In the Gross Motor Room


Graduation will be on Thursday, June 5th, at 6:30p.m. The location will be at Christian Chapel Academy located next door to Academy South.  Reminder:We need a baby picture of each child. Please get those to us as soon as you can.If your child will not attend Graduation, please let us know A.S.A.P.

Field Trips We will be going on several field trips throughout the rest of the year. Please look for permission sheets on our door. We ask that you dress your child appropriately and apply sunscreen at home. This makes our departure times go a lot smoother!

Water Bottles   Warmer weather is approaching us and the kids are asking for drinks more often. Please bring in a water bottle each day for your child. Don’t forget it needs to be taken home each night to be sanitized.

Parent Teacher Conferences Parent teacher conferences will be held on Wednesday, May 14th, and Thursday, May 15th, from 2:00-4:30p.m. There will be a sign-up sheet posted if you would like to schedule a conference.

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Sentries Newsletter East: April 2014


31-4    Flowers/Plants     Rr/13

7-11    WOTYC       Jj/14

14-18    Bubbles      Xx/15

21-25    Earth         Qq/16

28-2    Weather    Uu/17

**We will have our Spring party and Egg Hunt of Friday, April 18th. Please watch for a sign-up sheet if you would like to bring something to our party.


Recap of March

What silly days we had in March! Dr. Seuss week was full of rhymes and interesting stories. Thank you all for participating!  We had some interesting items for our green tasting party, which I’m sure you have all heard about!        

Time to Check Cubbies        

It’s FINALLY that time of year we have been waiting for! With that being said, please take time during drop off or pick-up to check your child’s cubby. Make sure there is an extra set of clothes (weather appropriate), a jacket, and most everyone already has mud boots. Please help us keep the cubbies organized and take home things that do not need to be here. (Papers, hats, gloves, toys, etc.)   

Field Trips      

We will begin taking field trips throughout the rest of the school year. Sign-up sheets will be posted.  Be sure to sign-up so your child has permission to go.  We ask that you apply sunscreen at home before they come to school. We also encourage any of you to join us at any time. We would love to have you!

***Please send in a white t-shirt by April 7th. Thank you!!

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Sentries Newsletter East: March 2014

Monthly Themes

3-7         Dr. Seuss Week    Dd/#18

10-14      Rhyming        Gg/#19

17-21     Green/St. Patrick’s Day  Yy/#20

24-28     Spring     Ww/#12

Looking Back

What a great time we had in February! From learning about shadows to voting for Valentines boxes and from sensory activities to celebrations, I would say we made some great memories for the month of February! We would also like to thank all of you for taking the time out of your busy schedules to be here for your children. They look forward to all of our special events and love sharing that with you guys. You are all AWESOME!!

Special Days in March

2-8 Read Across America

2- Dr. Seuss’ Birthday

9- Daylight Savings Time (Spring Forward!)

17- St. Patrick’s Day/Green Party Day

20- Spring begins

***We will be having special days, during Dr. Seuss week. Please keep an eye out for those special days.


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Sentries Newsletter East: February 2014


January was a month filled with fun!     We made  frozen paint to paint with, (the kids loved it!) had lots of fun snow activities, made an igloo out of 109 milk jugs,  and we celebrated our 100th day of school by doing many activities involving the number 100! Thank you to everyone who brought in milk jugs. It took us a while, but with milk jugs used, we finally finished it!

Week                      Theme                            Letter

3-7                    Fine Motor                               Ii

10-14         Love/Hearts/Valentines         Oo

17-21                Presidents                               Kk

24-28                  Sensory                                 Ww

Dates to Remember:

2nd – Groundhog Day

14th – Sweets with Your Sweetie 7 -9am (come have morning treats with your child) & a Valentine’s Day Sundae Making Party @3pm.  Look for a sign-up sheet on our door

17th – Academy closed for Presidents’ Day and Staff Training


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Sentries Newsletter East: January 2014

What an exciting month ahead of us!!! This month we will be busy reviewing phase 3, learning about Arctic animals, celebrating the 100th day of school, and exploring snow.We will start working on writing our first and last name using the correct capitalization on our daily sheets. We will be starting phase 3 the week of January 13th.

January 1- Academy closed(Happy New Year!)

January 20- Academy closed (Martin Luther King Jr. Day)

February 17-Academy Closed (Presidents’ Day)


If you have any questions at any time, please feel free to contact one of us.

Ms. Tricia, Ms. Jennifer, & Ms. Ellie

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Sentries Newsletter East: December 2013

Week                   Theme                                                  Letter

2-6                   Welcome Winter                                         Ss

9-13                  Snowmen                                                      Vv

16-20               Holiday Songs                                              Ee

23-27   “How the Grinch Stole Christmas!”                Review

30- Jan. 3           New Year’s                                                Review



November was a month filled with Thanks. First, I would like to say Thanks for all the parents who were able to attend our Thanksgiving feast. The children really enjoyed it. We have started practicing our dance for the Nutcracker; the children are having a blast! I hope that everyone had a great Thanksgiving!

Dates to Remember:

December 12th -Nutcracker Performance at Missouri Theatre at 6:30 pm

December 13th– Academy Pajama Day

December 20th– Sentries Holiday Party- 3pm


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