Sentries Newsletter South: May 2014

Welcome to May!  We enjoyed learning about Community Helpers, Week of the Young Child, Eggs, Chicks and Bunnies, Earth Day and Life Cycles.  We look forward to many more fun moments as we work toward graduation NEXT MONTH – June 5th, 2014.


May 5th– 9th ~ Mexico

May 12th-16th ~ Mother’s Day

May 19th-23rd ~ Flowers

May 26th-30th ~ Graduation

Dates To Remember

May 2nd, 5th and 6th ~ Parent Teacher Conferences

May 11th ~ Mother’s Day

May 26th ~ The Academy is closed for Memorial Day


Parent Teacher Conferences are scheduled from 12:30-2:30 on Friday, May 2nd, Monday, May 5th and Tuesday, May 6th.  Please see our door to sign up for one 15-minute conference slot to discuss your child’s portfolio.  Thanks and we look forward to celebrating your child’s growth and developmental achievements with you.

Graduation is scheduled for Thursday, June 5th at 6:30 pm at Christian Chapel.  More information will be coming soon…MARK YOUR CALENDARS!!!!

Remember our Summer Learning Fun Adventure starts the week after graduation.  If, however you will not be joining us, please submit your two week notice to the office in a timely fashion to avoid unwanted fees.  Thanks and we hope to see all our friends this summer.

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Sentries Newsletter South: April 2014

Welcome to April!  We enjoyed talking about Dr. Seuss, clocks, St. Patrick’s Day and the weather.  We look forward to many more fun moments as we work toward graduation.


March 31st-April 4th ~ Community Helpers

April 7th-11th ~ Week of the Young Child

April 14th– 18th ~ Eggs, Chicks and Bunnies

April 21st-25th ~ Earth Day

April 28th-May 2nd ~ Life Cycles

Dates To Remember

April 7th-11th ~ Week of the Young Child

April 18th ~ Sentries Spring Party

April 22nd ~ Earth Day


It is sunscreen time once again…please see Ms. Laura or Ms. Jenni. Check cubbies to make sure that extra clothing is present and weather appropriate.

Per our parent handbook, we are requesting that food from home no longer be brought into the classroom, except for planned events, such as birthdays or class parties.  “XII. MEALS & SNACKS Well-balanced lunches, morning and afternoon snacks will be provided.  Weekly menus will be posted.  We ask children to not bring in food from home except for children with severe dietary allergies.”  Thanks in advance for your cooperation.

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Sentries Newsletter South: March 2014

Welcome to March!  We enjoyed discussing our teeth, our Valentine’s Party, learning about our Presidents and talking about nutrition.  We want to thank all our parents and other family members for their support with our Valentine’s Day party success.  A great time was had by all!  We look forward to more fun times in the months to come.


March 3rd-7th ~ Dr. Seuss

March 10th-14th ~ Clocks

March 17th-21st ~ St. Patrick’s Day

March 24th-28th ~ Weather

March 31st-April 4th ~ Community Helpers

Dates To Remember

March 9th – Daylight Savings Time Begins

March 17th – St. Patrick’s Day

March 20th – First Day of Spring

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Sentries Newsletter South: February 2014

Welcome to February! It is hard to believe that January has come and gone and that we are already in the second month of the New Year. January was a busy month for us! We enjoyed learning all about sports, acceptance and respect, bears, hibernation and arctic animals. We have also been learning a lot of new sight words to add to our Word Wall. February is sure to bring many new memories for us to cherish and enjoy!

Happy Birthday To You!

Carlisle – February 6th

Claire – February 19th

Lexi – February 24th


February 3rd-7th ~ Dental Health

February 10th– 14th ~ Valentine’s Day

February 17th-21st ~ President’s Day

February 24th– 28th ~ Nutrition

Dates To Remember

February 14th ~ Sweets With Your Sweetie will be held from 7:00 – 9:00 A.M.

February 14th ~ Sentries’ Class Valentine’s Day Party will be held at 3:00 P.M. Please watch our door for more information.

February 17th ~ The Academy will be closed  in observance of President’s Day and for Staff Training

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Sentries Newsletter South: December 2013

Welcome to December! It is hard to believe that November has come and gone and that December is here already. We had a busy month in the Sentries class during November. We enjoyed learning all about our five senses, nutrition, dinosaurs and Thanksgiving. Thank you to all of the parents and grandparents who were able to join us for the Feast. A great time was had by all!

Dates To Remember
~Parent Teacher Conferences will be held on Wednesday, December 4th, Thursday, December 5th and Friday December 6th. Please sign up for a time to meet with us on the front door.
~December 12th- Annual Nutcracker Production

~December 13th-Academy Pajama Day

~December 20th- Sentries Class Holiday Party
~ The Academy will be closed Tuesday, December 24th and Wednesday, December 25th for Christmas.
~The Academy will be closed on Wednesday, January 1st in observance of New Year’s Day.

December 2nd-6th ~ Gingerbread Men
December 9th-13th ~ Holidays Around The World
December 16th-20th ~ Winter
December 23rd-27th ~ Holiday Fun
December 30th-January 3rd ~ New Year’s

Have a safe and happy month of December!
Mrs. DeAnna and Mrs. Laura

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Sentries Newsletter South: October 2013

We have had a great start to the school year! With October there are a lot of fun activities.  We will have a field trip to the Peach Tree Farms Pumpkin Patch on Wednesday, October 16th.  There will be a sign up sheet on the door very soon so please be on the lookout.  With the change in weather, please take the time to check your child’s cubby to make sure that there is an appropriate change of clothes in case they are needed.  As always, if you ever have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to ask us.


Important Dates to Remember:

  • October 16th – Sentries Field Trip to the Peach Tree Pumpkin Patch. Please watch our door for more information.
  • October 17th& 18th – Individual and class pictures will be taken one of those two days. Please watch our door for more information as to a specific day and time.
  • October 30th – Trunk or Treat at the East location at 6:15 P.M.
  • October 31st – Annual Academy Boo Blast.  Be on the lookout for times and a sign-up sheet for the class party.
  • October 31st – Sentries will be taking a field trip to Colony Point. Please watch our door for more information.
  • November 21st – Annual Academy Feast
  • November 28th& 29th – Academy closed for Thanksgiving
  • December 12th– Annual Academy Nutcracker Production

October Themes: 

September 30th – October 4th: Community Helpers

October 7th – October 11th: Fall is Here!

October 14th -October 18th: Pumpkins

October 21st – October 25th: Transportation

October 28th – November 1st – Halloween

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Sentries Newsletter South; Sept. 2013

Once again we want to say welcome to the Sentries! We are so glad you are here! It is going to be a fun and exciting Pre-K year where we learn all kinds of new things to help prepare us for Kindergarten and beyond! We hope you have taken the time to read through our goals for the year and please remember to ask if you have any questions. We all understand that accidents do sometimes happen so please make sure that your child has an extra change of weather appropriate clothes in the cubby. Also, our class will begin to work on sight words to help us to prepare for the beginning stages of reading on our own. We will be sending home a copy of our sight words that we will begin so that you can work on them at home.

Important Dates To Remember:
September 2nd – Academy closed for Labor Day
September 4th – Academy Back to School Night
October 30th – Trunk or Treat at the East location
October 31st – Boo Blast
December 12th – Nutcracker Production

September Themes:
September 2nd-6th – All About Me
September 9th-13th – Friends and School
September 16th-20th – Apple Orchard
September 23rd-27th – Fairy Tales and Fables


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Sentries Newsletter South: August 2013

It is hard to believe that this summer and school year is already at a close.  We have had many fun field trips and a lot of fun activities during this time.  We still have a big field trip coming up to the St. Louis Zoo on Monday, August 19th.  I will be sending home information about that trip soon.  It would be nice to have some fathers come along because of the heavy boy population in our class, please let me know if you would be able to join us.  I want to thank everyone for such a wonderful year!


July 29th – August 2nd– Pizza

August 5th – 9th– Community Helpers

August 12th– 16th– Zoo

August 19th– 23rd– Kindergarten


Jackson- August 2nd

Miss Kelly – August 29th

Important Dates

Friday, August 16th – Annual Academy Picnic at our East location 6:00-8:00pm

Hope to see everyone there!!!

Thursday, August 22nd– CPS begins

Monday, August 26th – New classes start for the school year at the Academy

**Academy closed September 2nd in observance of Labor Day

Thank you,

Miss Kelly 

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Sentries Newsletter South: July 2013

A big thank you needs to go out to everyone for another wonderful graduation ceremony.  Thank you all for making it a memorable evening.  For the Bass Pro field trip on July 24th, we need to have a permission slip signed so that your child can participate in the fishing part of the trip.  If you have not gotten that form back to us, please do so.  We have some extra copies if you need one, just let us know.  We wanted to let everyone know that you are more than welcome to come along on the field trips, especially the one to the St. Louis Zoo on Monday, August 19th.


Red, White and Blue- July 1st – 5th

Beach- July 8th– July 12th

Backyard Barbeque/Camping- July 15th– July 19th

Fishing- July 22nd– July 26th

Safari- July 29th– August 2nd

Important Dates

July 4th– Academy closed in observance of Independence Day

July 11th– Stephens Lake Splash Pad- leaving at 9, please bring a sack lunch

July 17th– Candy Factory- leaving at 9

July 24th– Bass Pro- leaving at 8:30, please bring a sack lunch

August 16th– Annual Academy Picnic

Thank you,

Miss Kelly and Miss Sara

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Sentries Newsletter South: June 2013

Wow, where has the Spring weather gone!  The summer is near and the Nobles and Sentries are ready!  We have a very busy summer planned with lots of fun activities and field trips, as well as getting ready for our Graduation Celebration!  On June 4thand 5th we will be starting our Water Play, which will continue through the summer every Tuesday and Wednesday afternoon from 1:30-2:30 pm.  Your child will need to bring a swimsuit, towel, sunscreen, and water shoes to keep at school.  Please make sure you write your child’s name on their swim items.  Also please keep a close eye out for more information regarding the field trips throughout the summer!


Special Thanks From the Nobles and Sentries Teachers:

We would like to thank all the parents/guardians for the goodies during Teacher Appreciation week.

*If you have any questions please do not hesitate to ask!*


Have a Safe and Wonderful Summer!

Ms. Sara, Ms. Kelly, and Ms. Lindsey


Important Dates:

June 4thand 5th- Water Play Begins

June 14th– “Donuts With Dad”- (More information will be given closer to time)

June 16th– Father’s Day

June 21st– 1st Day of Summer

June 27th– Graduation at 6:30pm at Christian Chapel

July 4th– Academy Closed in Observance of Independence Day



Under the Sea- June 3-7

Father’s Week- June 10-14

Sports/Summer Fun- June 17-21

Graduation Celebration- June 24-28

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