59 Grand Boulevard • Scarsdale, NY 10583 • 914-472-4777

welcome to creative playtime

Welcome! Creative Playtime is a community program of Grace Lutheran Church. Children of all religious and ethnic backgrounds are welcome to our school. Creative Playtime provides half-day sessions for children ages 2 to 4 years old, as well as a Lunch Bunch hour and Extended-Day options.

We are a New York State Licensed facility in a residential neighborhood, with cheerful, large, air-conditioned classrooms and a fenced, safe outdoor playground. Our curriculum is developmental and age-appropriate, promoting growth, social skills, language and self-esteem, and of course, providing lots of fun and creativity in the process! Our nurturing and caring staff is professional and qualified, and participate in on-going training in the field of early education.

Browse our website for more information, or better yet, schedule an appointment for a tour of our school! We are looking forward to meeting you and your children!

REGISTRATION FOR NEW FAMILIES
Begins Wednesday 11/30/16 
Registration will be open until all spots are filled    
OPEN HOUSE
Saturday Dec. 3rd 9:00am-12:00pm
59 Grand Blvd Scarsdale, NY 10583

January

News


January

Dear Parents,

Happy New Year! And welcome back. We hope everyone had a nice holiday break. We’re looking forward to a wonderful new year.

I’d like to thank everyone for coming out for our Holiday Concerts. As usual the children did a terrific job singing and our classroom parties were a lot of fun. Thank you also for your generous donations to our Mitten Tree…it was overflowing with such nice hats, gloves, and mittens. The Eastchester Community Action Program was very appreciative when I dropped them off. And now we begin a new year. As the weather gets colder and we’re not able to use the playground, the children will still be able to get some exercise. Our Gym-on- Wheels with coach Michelle will be starting on January 9 th . And our Cross-Fit for Kids with coach Dylan will also be starting next week on January 12 th . Michelle sets up mats and other gymnastic equipment specially made for toddlers and preschoolers upstairs in our Social Hall. The children learn stretching exercises, aerobics to music and basic gymnastic skills. These activities help develop and enhance eye, hand, foot, and gross motor skills and are the necessary skills needed to participate in spots of all kinds. And Dylan has them moving with bear crawls, crab walks and burpees. Both really give the children a chance to get some exercise and have fun. We’re really looking forward to it.

Our enrichment programs will be starting the week of January 9 th and will run on the following schedule:

Mondays: Yoga with Budding Buddhas

Tuesdays: Dance with Scarsdale Strings & Violin with Scarsdale Strings (if we have the enrollment)

Wednesdays: Soccer for 3’s with Happy Feet Soccer

Thursdays: Soccer for 4’s with Happy Feet Soccer

Fridays: Drama with DramaBee (show is Peter Pan this time)

Leap Into Literacy for the 4’s with Stefanie Borg will run on Tuesdays from 2:45-3:30pm. This class is full however if we get enough children who want to participate, Stefanie will add an additional class on Wednesdays; 2:45-3:30pm. Please let me know if you’re interested. I’ll keep you posted.

Upcoming Events:

January 12 th & 13 th : Children will be learning about and reading preschool books on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

January 16 th : School is closed in observance of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day

January 26 th & 27 th : Chinese New Year Celebrations in the classrooms

February 13 th & 14 th : Valentine’s Day Parties in the classrooms

Mid-Winter break is the week of Feb. 20 th with school reopening on Monday Feb. 27 th .

March 3 rd : Children’s Art Show 7:00pm in the Social Hall

March 13 th & 14 th : School Pictures with Irvin Simon Photographers

March 16 th & 17 th : St. Patrick’s Day Celebrations in classrooms

Our annual fundraiser will be coming up in the spring. A number of moms have volunteered to help with the planning. Thank you. I will be in touch with you shortly about setting up a time to meet. It’s always a wonderful event and the money raised helps with our music, gym-on- wheels, cross-fit programs as well as the purchase of new furniture, bikes, or special items. Thank you.

I’m looking to start a community garden once it gets warmer out. I have some space behind the school set aside. It definitely is something the children can help with as well. It’s something I’ve wanted to do for a while. If you have a green thumb and want to help (or even if your thumb isn’t green), please let me know. I think it will be fun.

Registration for the 2017-2018 school year is ongoing. If you haven’t registered but would still like to or know of anyone who may be interested, please let me know as spots are filling up.

Looking forward to a great 2017!

Gigi Aronoff

Director

Registration for new families begin November 30, 2016
© Creative Playtime 2010
Gigi Aronoff, Director • 59 Grand Boulevard • Scarsdale, NY 10583 • 914-472-4777 • info@creativeplaytimescarsdale.org