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

February

News


February

Dear Parents,

It’s February already. The time is going so quickly and the children have been busy with all sorts of things. I love visiting the classrooms and watching all the learning going on. And through their play, they’re learning so many things. Did you know that through play, children learn to interact with others, develop language skills, recognize and solve problems, and discover their human potential? In short, play helps children make sense of and find their place in the world. It lays a foundation for learning and academic success and is proven to aid in their physical development, academics, and social and emotional learning. And play is fun. So we make time for play, everyday. It’s fun…and fundamental.

We recently celebrated Chinese New Year. I made fried rice for all the children (got some good reviews) and along with orange slices the children had a nice Chinese New Year snack. I’d like to send out a special “thank you” to the families of Fiona He, Anya Wang, and Cody Chan for the special treats and gifts they sent in for the children. It was very nice of you and I know the children enjoyed it.

We have some upcoming events taking place that I’d like to share with you. Our classroom Valentine’s Day parties will take place on Monday and Tuesday; Feb. 13 th & 14 th . Look for more information on the bulletin boards outside each classroom.

Our annual Children’s Art Show for parents will be taking place on Friday March 3 rd at 7:00pm upstairs in our social hall. Come join us for some yummy hors d’oeuvres and wine and beautiful art.

Picture Days with Irvin Simon Photographers will be on Monday and Tuesday March 13 th & 14 th am & pm. More information as it gets closer.

The Nature of Things will be visiting on Tuesday March 21 st and Friday March 24 th bringing with them a menagerie of animals. They go classroom to classroom for a half hour each. They also send home an informational flyer describing all the animals that come to visit.

Camp information/Registration forms will be coming out shortly hopefully in the next week. Camp will begin on Monday June 5 th.

Fundraising Committee will be having their first meeting on Tuesday February 7 th at 7:00pm upstairs in the social hall. All are welcome to attend. Thank you to all the moms who have volunteered to help. It’s a wonderful event for a great cause. Our fundraiser proceeds help with our music, gymnastics and cross-fit programs along with new equipment/furniture etc. that we may need. And it’s a lot of fun. More details to come as we begin the planning. Hope you can come out and support our school.

I have my “Sal the Snowman’s Countdown to Spring” on my bulletin board which means we’re getting closer and closer to making our community garden a reality. I met recently with Jen Read, an Eastchester parent, preschool teacher, and cooking instructor and we’re working on putting together a cooking class here at CP. We would love to tie it in with our garden and since I’m not extremely knowledgeable about planting, may need some advice. I will reach out again once we’re closer to spring and when we’re sure of no more snow.

Reminder: we will be closed for the midwinter vacation from Feb. 20 th -24 th with school reopening on Feb. 27 th . Enjoy your break.

Sincerely,

Gigi Aronoff

Director

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