Newsletter – February 2011

Although it may not feel like it right now ,spring is just around the corner. We have a couple of exciting fundraiser events in the pipeline. Both are, like many of our events, family orientated and bring together teacher, parents and children as a community. On April 23rd we are hosting a pancake breakfast at Applebee’s on Second Street in Manchester. Tickets are $5 each and must be purchased in advance. See the office for tickets.

Spring also brings our Annual Walkathon event. Our 3rd Annual Walkathon will be held at Livingston Park on Saturday May 7th (rain date May 14th). The children and their families get to socialize with each other in a casual environment while helping their classrooms raise money. Details and pledge forms will be handed out within the next couple of months.

February is Polliwog’s turn to host and benefit from the bi-monthly bake sale. Polliwogs is looking for parents to bake for them; and don’t forget to send your child in with 50c, so your child can buy a treat. The bake sale is on Friday February 11th

Little Frogs & Polliwogs will be holding a ‘Read across America’ center-wide event on Wednesday March 2nd in honor of Dr. Seuss’ birthday. Now in its fourteenth year, the program focuses the country’s attention on how important it is to motivate children to read, in addition to helping them master basic reading skills. This day is dedicated to bringing together children with books. 

At the center we are having a day to encourage reading and literature in a fun way by having a center-wide pajama birthday party celebration in honor of Dr. Seuss. Please sign up in your child’s classroom if you or another family member or friend would like to volunteer to read to your child’s class. Read a classroom book, a Dr. Seuss book or one of your child’s favorite books from home. 

Museum week  – This month’s museum week theme is ‘Hearts & Shapes’. The children’s artwork will be on display February 21st thru 25th. Please stop by and take a look.

Dates for the Calendar

  • Friday February 11thTadpoles 1 is hosting a ‘Stay & Play’ for parents of Tadpole 1 children. Watch out for more details from Miss Jaime & Miss Rhiannon.
  • Friday February 18th Small smiles will be at the center educating the children on oral hygiene. This will not disrupt the movement and music activity with Tumbleweeds that day.
  • Monday February 21st – Presidents Day– CENTER CLOSED.
  • Wednesday April 6th – Spring & Kindergarten graduation picture day. Reshoot day April 13th.
  • Thursday June 16th End-of-year Recital & Kindergarten Graduation will be held at The Jewish Federation on Beech Street.

 The next Parent Teacher Advisory Board meeting will be held on Wednesday, February 23rd at 5.40pm. We would love to welcome some new members. Please feel free to come along and join us if you are interested.

 Look out for the next newsletter in March. If you would like to receive future newsletters via email you can do this by emailing Sharon at and put ‘LFP newsletter subscribe’ in the subject line.

 Many Thanks, Members of the LF&P Parent Teacher Advisory Board

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