August 20, 2017
I hope you are having a wonderful summer, soaking up these last few weeks of sunshine! School is right around the corner and on behalf of our Parent Board of Directors, it is my pleasure to welcome you and your children to Patti’s Play Center. Our teachers have recharged their batteries and now they are gearing up for the 2017-2018 school-year.
Many thanks this year to our registrar Jennifer Cathey-Roberts. It requires a huge effort to coordinate parent requests with availability and she has done an excellent job meeting everyone’s needs. Thank you Jennifer for volunteering!
We are thrilled to welcome back all of our amazing staff members. Cathy Jankovich is our Director and has been with Patti’s for over 18 years showing incredible love, care, and dedication to our children. Michelle Aitken brings more than 16 years of experience in early learning and child development in the USA and UK. Amber Hughes joined our staff last year and her enthusiasm continues to be contagious. She has several years of experience as a substitute teacher and as a para-educator . We are lucky to have such experienced and devoted teachers here at Patti’s Play Center. We know that you and your children will grow (or continue to grow) to love all these talented teachers just as we do!
For parents interested in reading Patti’s Handbook, it is located on our website (http://pattisplaycenter.org) under resources. You are able to view the whole handbook and print it out if you would like.
Each family enrolled in Patti’s will be responsible for providing play dough one time throughout the year. The easy-to-make recipe is already on the website and you will be able to find your scheduled week on the bulletin board located outside the classroom. We will also remind families in the “News You Can Use” emails (our monthly class emails to update families on what is happening in the classroom).
We are pleased to invite you and your children to come to Patti’s on Wednesday, August 30th from 9-11am. The open house is a great time for you to meet the teachers and familiarize your child with our classroom. You will get guidance from teachers on the drop-off and pick-up process. If at all possible, we would like you to bring only the children who will be attending Patti’s. The Center gets very crowded when all siblings attend. Obviously, if you don’t have any other option, we would rather see you and all of your children than not see you at all.
FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL
First day of school starts on Tuesday, September 5th. If you have any questions regarding your child’s schedule, please contact Jennifer Cathey-Roberts email@example.com until the end of August. After that date, please call Cathy Jankovich at 206.232.4453.
PATTI’S PARENT BOARD
Patti’s Play Center is a non-profit organization that runs off of a volunteer parent board. WE NEED YOUR HELP! Positions are held for two years at a time and we hope you might consider participating. Please contact Patti’s Board President, Britta Banchero, at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested. Thank you & we are looking forward to a wonderful 2015-2016 school year!
President, Patti’s Play Center Parent Board of Directors 2017 – 2018