July 2017 Newsletter

Mater Dei Child Care Center Parent Newsletter

July 2017



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July 4th parade on July 3rd – We will parade aroung the block in red, white, and blue fashion starting at 10AM.

Pre-Kndg and summer campers may bring their bikes decorated for the holiday.

We are closed on July 4.  Be safe and Be thankful for the people who keep us free.

30th Anniversary for MDCCC/Fathers‘ Day –   The carnival was a super hit.  Thank you to all who came.  Photos are on bulletin board in lobby.

Tuition Increase  –  The tuition increase goes into effect on July 3.  $10 more for toddlers and preschoolers weekly.  The letter went out 2 weeks ago.  The fees were last increased in January 2012.

After school program moves to the school.

School Day Out program remains here.

Summer camp remains here.  As always, see me with questions.

Yearly Enrollment Fee – This fee is assessed every year on August 1 if your child has been in attendance one year.  The money helps to pay for the insurance we carry on the children.


Welcome –  Abigail Biggins, PS-2, and her family.


Summer Camp for School-Aged

The campers are having a good time and we appreciate Mrs. Cath, Sibal, and Anna for their patience everyday.  Some children are running low on sunscreen.

Discount on Tuition – Any family who recommends us to a new family will receive a one time only $50 reduction on their tuition.  The new family must enroll.  We appreciate the recommendation.  One family got the discount so far.

Community Service – Corita’s Corner is an organization that feeds the hungry 5 days a week downtown.  It is named after Sr. Corita who was the principal of Assumption School years ago.  I am in the process of getting connected with them.  More later…

Germ Prevention Parents need to wash the child’s hands with warm water/soap upon entering the center.

Dressing the children –  Tie shoes are not appropriate at this level. Elastic waistbands are appropriate for potty training.  No flip flops except on swim day.  Prefer one piece suits for girls. Have some towels for a few.

July Birthdays –  Miss Sibal, 7th; Nathaniel, 18th; Ms. Chelsei, 24th;

Stop by office for your birthday gift.

Preschool – Pre-K has 5 openings for summer only.

Toddler Town –  Three openings.

Thank Yous –  The anniversary committee came through for us especially Amanda Kincaid.  You’re the best!

Jesus Time –  We will go to church on July 12, 9AM, to read a story about Jesus, sing to Jesus, practice our prayers, and manners in church.

Clorox Wipes – Thank you for your donations of Clorox wipes over the year.  Your donations keep costs down as well as keep our surfaces clean.

Signing In & Out – Please don’t forget to sign in and out each day.

Notification– My door is always open if you have questions about your child’s progress or the program.  Call the office when changes occur in the family including illness, job changes, new home or family changes.  Tell Margaret as soon as the diagnosis is made.

If your child is sick during the night, stay home 24 hours after the last event.  If your child is going to be absent for the day, call and leave message for Margaret by 9:00AM for safety reasons.  We must account for all the children each day. The proper procedure for issuing a complaint has been added to the parent handbook.  See Margaret with questions.

Toy‘s Guideline – Toys brought to the center come at its own risk.  Children will not be made to share it.  The center will not be responsible for any lost or broken toys from home.  Any problems caused by the having the toy here will result in the teacher taking it away and returning it to the parent at the end of the day, or doing away with the privilege entirely.

Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library – Any parent with a young child up to age five years can sign up to receive new books at no cost.  The books are mailed to your home address each month.

Use the following web address to sign up: http://tscpl.org/imagination


A child can teach an adult three things: to be happy for no reason; to always be busy with something; and to know how to demand with all his might that which he desires.“  Paulo Coelho