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!
May 1, 2013
It’s hard to believe there are only five weeks left in the school year. The time has gone by so quickly. It’s been a fun and busy year especially with the addition of our new soccer, dance and literacy programs. We’re sad to see our 4’s moving on but we know that they’ll do well in kindergarten. And we look forward to camp and a fun summer season.
I’d like to take this opportunity to say thank you to all the families who helped make the fundraiser at Fogarty’s a success. Thank you for your donations, helping with the pottery and baskets, soliciting prizes and taking the time to attend. And very special thank you’s to our co-chairs Loretta Austin and Susie Smith. Without you there would be no fundraiser. You went above and beyond to make it such a wonderful event and everyone had such a good time. We’re so appreciative of all that you’ve done and for all your support for Creative Playtime.
I also would like to thank those who helped with the Book Fair and to all the families who purchased books. The fair was a success and we thank you for all your support.
Some recent happenings at Creative Playtime…
We had some visits from The Nature of Things. They make stops in each of the classrooms bringing such animals (and bugs) as a horn frog, quaker parrot, stick bug, corn snake, chinchilla, and rabbit. We learned about fur mammals, reptiles, birds, and amphibians. We got to look up close and have touching turns.
We celebrated Earth Day by doing some planting. Everyone was able to take home a beautiful flower plant.
Some upcoming events going on in May…
Our Mother’s Day Tea will take place on Tuesday & Wednesday, May 7th & 8th, 9:00am & 12:15pm, after drop-off both days upstairs in the Social Hall. We will be serving special treats made by the children.
Mad Science will be coming on May 16th & 17th, am & pm. They visited a couple of months ago and the children really enjoyed it. We’re looking forward to it.
The last day of school for Tues/Thurs children will be Tuesday, June 4th. For Mon/Wed/Fri and 5-day children, it is Wednesday, June 5th (for 2’s and 3’s last day party information, check your classroom’s bulletin board). The last day for both Extended Day programs is also June 5th. Graduation for the 4’s takes place on Thursday, June 6th. The ceremony for the morning 4’s will begin at 9:30am and at 12:45pm for the afternoon 4’s. Both will take place upstairs in the church with a reception immediately following both ceremonies in the Social Hall.
Camp begins on Monday, June 10th. We have a lot of fun activities planned to coincide with our weekly themes and involves visits from Sea Wonders, Mad Science, The Nature of Things etc. and, of course, music with our wonderful music teacher Robert, better known as “Rob, the Guitar Guy.” I have a few spots available in the 4’s/5’s class and several in the 3’s class. And please let me know if you’re interested in the summer enrichment classes (soccer, violin/guitar instruction, and yoga) as I will need to let them know the number of those interested in participating.
Enrollment packets for the 2013-2014 school year will be mailed out in early summer.
FYI…our later Extended Day program (2:45-5:15pm) for the 2013-2014 school year will now be a science program incorporating many science themes. One day a week, however, children will participate in a Cooking Club. If you need more information, please let me know.
Thanks everyone for a great year and have a fun and relaxing summer.
Gigi Aronoff Director