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Dukes and Duchesses Newsletter South: April 2014

Spring has sprung in the Dukes and Duchesses classroom!  We just wrapped up an eventful Spring Break with going swimming at the Arc, touring The Candy Factory, and traveling to Jefferson City to learn more about Missouri history.  April will be full of fun events like the Egg Hunt.  Hopefully we have some warmer weather coming our way!  Also, we would like to welcome our new friends Xylia and Zander to our classroom!

Important Dates to Remember

April 7-11th:  Week of the Young Child

April 14th: Campbell’s 7th Birthday!

April 15th: Kate’s 8th Birthday!

April 18th: Spring Party at 4:00 pm and Egg Hunt

April 22nd: Earth Day

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Dukes and Duchesses Newsletter South: February 2014

What do farmers give their wives for Valentine’s Day?  Hogs and kisses!!  Can you believe it is already February? 2014 is flying by!  We would like to welcome the new Dukes and Duchesses teacher, Ms. Mary.  She will be joining us every day in the afternoon!  At the Academy this month, we have many upcoming events that include:

  • 12th – 2pm Dismissal for CCS
  • 14th – Sweets With Your Sweetie (7:00– 9:00am) and No School for CPS;  We will also have a Valentine’s Day Party at 4:00 pm
  • 17th – Academy Closed in honor of Presidents’ Day and Staff Training Day.  Also, No School for CPS
  • 24th  – No School for CCS
  • 28th – No School for CPS for Parent/Teacher Conferences
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Dukes and Duchesses Newsletter South: October 2013

This month we will be doing plenty of fall-related activities. Along with our daily routine, students will be making Halloween decorations for our classroom and reading books about the season. We will be doing projects like making foam dough and tie-dying shirts! Please feel free to come into the room anytime and take a look around. As the weather gets cooler, please send a jacket so your child is comfortable when we go outside. Please contact us if you have any questions. Have a great October!

Dates to Remember

  • Oct. 30th– Trunk-or- Treat, East location 6:15 PM
  • Oct. 31st– Academy Boo Blast
    • Birthday: Micah Harris- Blaise
    • Columbia Catholic– No School
  • Nov. 1st- Columbia Catholic- No School
  • Nov 28th-29th- Academy Closed for Thanksgiving
  • Dec. 12th– Nutcracker Production

~ Ms. Kameo, Mr. Matt, Ms.Emily

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Dukes and Duchesses Newsletter South: Sept. 2013

School has started back up for the Dukes and Duchesses!  This year we will be doing only one school-age classroom.  We are also joined by Ms. Emily and Ms. Kameo in the afternoons! We are very excited and ready to have an amazing school year with your children!

P.S.- Please make sure to check your child’s folder every day at pick-up.

 

9/2– Academy closed for Labor Day

9/4– Back to School night

9/11– 2pm Dismissal for CCS

9/30– No School for CPS

*Full Academy Day*

10/30– Trunk or Treat at East

10/31-Boo Blast

12/12– Nutcracker production

Ms. Emily, Ms. Kameo, &

Mr. Matt

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Dukes and Duchesses Newsletter South: July 29- Aug 2

FIELD TRIPS:

  • Monday:City Bus tour around Columbia (TBA)
  • Tuesday and Thursday: Pool day! (12:45-3:00). Please have your child bring their swimsuit, sunscreen, and a towel.
  • Wednesday: Post office tour & playing in the park (12:00-2:00)
  • Friday: Fire station tour & playing in the park (1:00-3:00)

ACTIVITIES THIS WEEK: making cars and racing them, stop light snack, making your own road signs

REMINDERS:

  • Every Tuesday and Thursday will be pool days (weather permitting)
  • Spray-on sunscreen is NOT allowed! It must be the rub-on lotion!
  • Please write your child’s name on any possessions that they will be bringing (towels, sunscreen, etc.)
  • We will not be allowing any electronics at the Academy this summer. (iPods, cell phones, games, etc.)
  • Please check the lost and found (located in the classroom) for items that have been left.

 

Spartans Ms. Kelli and Ms. Maggie

Chancellors Ms. Jessica and Ms. Whitney

Dukes & Duchess Mr. Matt and Ms. Lindsey

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Dukes and Duchesses Newsletter South: July 22-26

FIELD TRIPS:

  • Monday:HyVee tour (1:00-3:00)
  • Tuesday and Thursday: Pool day! (12:45-3:00). Please have your child bring their swimsuit, sunscreen, and a towel.
  • Wednesday: Columbia Public Library (12:45-3:00)
  • Friday: Empire Roller Rink (12:00-2:00) Your child may bring their own skates if they wish. Please bring socks!

ACTIVITIES THIS WEEK:learning about nutrition & lots of yummy snacks and treats!

REMINDERS:

  • Every Tuesday and Thursday will be pool days (weather permitting)
  • Spray-on sunscreen is NOT allowed! It must be the rub-on lotion!
  • Please write your child’s name on any possessions that they will be bringing (towels, sunscreen, etc.)
  • We will not be allowing any electronics at the Academy this summer. (iPods, cell phones, games, etc.)

 

Spartans Ms. Kelli and Ms. Maggie

Chancellors Ms. Jessica and Ms. Whitney

Dukes & Duchess Mr. Matt and Ms. Lindsey

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Dukes and Duchesses Newsletter South: July 15-19

FIELD TRIPS:

  • Monday:Painting in the park (12:30-3:00)
  • Tuesday and Thursday: Pool day! (12:45-3:00). Please have your child bring their swimsuit, sunscreen, and a towel.
  • Wednesday: Cosmo/Bethel park kickball games (12:00-2:00)
  • Friday: Hands on Ceramics (12:30-3:00)

 

ACTIVITIES THIS WEEK: sidewalk chalk, face painting, tie dye

 

REMINDERS:

  • PLEASE HAVE YOUR CHILD BRING SOMETHING TO TIE DYE FRIDAY! (A SHIRT, SOCKS, ETC.)
  • Every Tuesday and Thursday will be pool days (weather permitting)
  • Spray-on sunscreen is NOT allowed! It must be the rub-on lotion!
  • Please write your child’s name on any possessions that they will be bringing (towels, sunscreen, etc.)
  • We will not be allowing any electronics at the Academy this summer. (iPods, cell phones, games, etc.)

 

Spartans Ms. Kelli and Ms. Maggie

Chancellors Ms. Jessica and Ms. Whitney

Dukes & Duchess Mr. Matt and Ms. Lindsey

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Dukes and Duchesses Newsletter South: July 8-12

FIELD TRIPS:

  • Monday:Mizzou Entomology Museum (12:30-3:30)
  • Tuesday and Thursday: Pool day! (12:45-3:00). Please have your child bring their swimsuit, sunscreen, and a towel.
  • Wednesday:  Columbia Public Library (12:45-3:00)
  • Friday: Dino Space Adventure @ the Lake of the Ozarks (all day)

 

ACTIVITIES THIS WEEK: fossils, dinosaur puppets, dinosaur feet

 

REMINDERS:

  • Every Tuesday and Thursday will be pool days (weather permitting)
  • Spray-on sunscreen is NOT allowed! It must be the rub-on lotion!
  • Please write your child’s name on any possessions that they will be bringing (towels, sunscreen, etc.)
  • We will not be allowing any electronics at the Academy this summer. (iPods, cell phones, games, etc.)
  • Please check the lost and found (located in the classroom) for items that have been left.

 

Spartans Ms. Kelli and Ms. Maggie

Chancellors Ms. Jessica and Ms. Whitney

Dukes & Duchess Mr. Matt and Ms. Lindsey

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Dukes and Duchesses Newsletter South: July 1-5

FIELD TRIPS:

  • Monday:Half of our group will be going to Bass Pro Shops for a fun tour and activities (12:45-2:45)
  • Tuesday: Pool day! (12:45-3:00). Please have your child bring their swimsuit, sunscreen, and a towel.
  • Wednesday: The other half of our group will go to Bass Pro Shops today (12:45-2:45)
  • Friday: Games on the Francis Quadrangle on MU’s campus (12:45-3:00)

 

REMINDERS:

  • YOUR CHILD WILL NEED TO BRING AN EMPTY SODA/WATER BOTTLE THIS WEEK!
  • Every Tuesday and Thursday will be pool days (weather permitting)
  • Spray-on sunscreen is NOT allowed! It must be the rub-on lotion!
  • Please write your child’s name on any possessions that they will be bringing (towels, sunscreen, etc.)
  • We will not be allowing any electronics at the Academy this summer. (iPods, cell phones, games, etc.)

Spartans Ms. Kelli and Ms. Maggie

Chancellors Ms. Jessica and Ms. Whitney

Dukes & Duchess Mr. Matt and Ms. Lindsey

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Dukes and Duchesses Newsletter South: June 24-28

FIELD TRIPS:

  • Monday:Stephens Lake Playground (12:30-3:30)
  • Tuesday and Thursday: Pool day! (12:45-3:00). Please have your child bring their swimsuit, sunscreen, and a towel.
  • Wednesday: Columbia Public Library (12:45-3:00)
  • Friday: Stokowski

ACTIVITIES THIS WEEK: thumbprint animals, paper bag birds, animal masks

REMINDERS:

  • DUKES & DUCHESSES WILL NEED TO BRING A SHOEBOX THIS WEEK!
  • Every Tuesday and Thursday will be pool days (weather permitting)
  • Spray-on sunscreen is NOT allowed! It must be the rub-on lotion!
  • Please write your child’s name on any possessions that they will be bringing (towels, sunscreen, etc.)
  • We will not be allowing any electronics at the Academy this summer. (iPods, cell phones, games, etc.)
  • Please check the lost and found (located in the classroom) for items that have been left.
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