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NEWS

April 14, 2014

A few reminders:

We are very close to our goal of raising $3000 for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. If you have not donated yet and plan to, you will have until close of business tomorrow to turn in your donation. Thank you so much for all of your support of our annual Trike-A-Thon! The children had a blast!

We will be participating in an Active Shooter Exercise this Thursday from 9:00am-9:30am. Please make sure that your child is dropped off and you are out of the building before 9:00am, or that you arrive after 9:30am. No one will be permitted inside the building between 9:00am-9:30am. We will have the children in their classrooms with the doors locked.

Our Egg Hunt is this Thursday April 17th and will take place on the playgrounds. Creepers, Toddlers and Explorers will start hunting at 9:45am and Preschool will start hunting at 10:15am. We would love to have you join us!

We are still in need of donations of plastic eggs and items to fill those eggs. Please bring those by no later than noon on Wednesday. Thank you!

Preschool A is having a Mexican Egg Hunt on Wednesday April 16th at 10:00am.

Please let me know if you have any questions!

Kelli Wright
MCDC Director


April 14, 2014

It’s Spring and time to hold elections for the MCDC Board of Directors. The positions currently up for election are President, Secretary, Registrar, Member at Large (enrolled) and Member at Large (waiting list). The terms for these positions will begin June 1, 2014. The President, Secretary, and Registrar terms are for two years. The two Members at Large positions are for one year.

To get more information on the duties of these positions contact a current Board member or you can go to the MCDC website and review the MCDC Bylaws, the MCDC Operating Policy or click on the Board of Directors link for a summary of duties under each Board position. The President and Registrar positions are required to be filled by NASA civil servants. The remaining positions may be filled by any voting member in good standing. The Member at Large (waiting list) position has the duty to represent parents who have children currently on the waiting list. The Member at Large (enrolled) position has the duty to represent members currently enrolled in the MCDC.

If you are interested in running for one of these positions, please send a short bio of yourself to Kristopher.Mcdougal@nasa.gov. Please submit all bios by 6 A.M. Thursday, April 17th for distribution to the membership prior to the election. We will then send out the list of candidates, including bios, for consideration by the membership. Absentee voting will begin Monday, April 21th with the election on Tuesday, April 29nd, in Building 4203, room 2002 at 11:00A.M. If you do not have access to this building and would like to attend the election, please contact Kelli Wright.

I encourage your participation in the election and hope that you will give serious thought to running for a position on the Board.

The success of MCDC requires an active Board of interested, involved and dedicated parents. The Member-At-Large positions are a good way to "try it out" with only a one year commitment.

Thank you for your consideration and involvement. Please feel free to contact me with any questions.

Kris McDougal
President, MCDC Board of Directors


April 11, 2014

MCDC Egg Hunt: New Times

Thursday March 17th
Creepers, Toddlers, and Explorers 9:45 am
Preschool 10:15 am

We have had to adjust the time of the egg hunt by 15 minutes, because MSFC will be conducting an Active Shooter Exercise that morning at 9:00am and we must participate in this exercise. An announcement will be made that there is an active shooter in the area. We will then “shelter in place”. Every classroom will stay where they are and lock the doors to the classrooms. No one will be allowed in the building during this drill. The all clear should be announced around 9:20/9:25am. Please do not arrive at the center prior to 9:30am. Thank you for your cooperation. We want to make sure that we are prepared in the event that something like this ever occurs.

We are still in need of donations of plastic eggs and items/candy to fill those eggs. Any candy must be able to fit into a plastic egg and must be free of any peanut products. You may also bring in other items that would fit in the eggs as well. Small erasers, stickers, tattoos, etc.

Hope to see you all there!

Kelli Wright
MCDC Director


April 9, 2014

Don’t forget your tricycles in the morning!! Each classroom has an area labeled where you will drop off your child’s tricycle out front.

Front parking lot will be unavailable after 9:00am. You will need to park in the medical center parking lot.

Preschool C 9:15am-9:45am
Preschool B 10:00am-10:30am
Preschool A 10:45am-11:15am

Come cheer us on!!

Kelli Wright
MCDC Director


April 8, 2014

It is that time of year, Belk Spring Charity Sale. MCDC has set a goal to sell 100 tickets. I am confident that we can beat that goal! The charity sale tickets almost sell themselves. Many people in the community are familiar with the sale and are looking for tickets. We have tickets and sale ads at the front desk. If you are interested in supporting this fundraiser, please stop by and purchase a ticket for yourself and/or grab a stack to sell to your friends, family, co-workers, church members, hair salon, etc. !

The details for the sale are listed below.

  • $5/ticket, MCDC keeps the entire $5
  • Our goal is to sell 100 tickets. That would be $500 profit, but we can always request more tickets and increase our profit!
  • Ticket gets you into the Spring Belk Charity Sale on May 3 from 6 am -10 am.
  • Each customer will receive $5 off their first purchase, essentially getting back the $5 they spent on the ticket.
  • All Belk stores in the US are having a Spring Charity Sale on the same day, and this ticket would get you into any of those sales. So sell tickets to out of town family and friends!
  • IF you have a Belk charge card:
    • Receive Double & Triple reward points on charity sale purchases.
    • Combine the "no exclusions" coupon with the charity sale prices. Therefore, save this coupon for the charity sale!
    • Pre-sale anytime the week before the sale, and receive the charity sale prices. The store will hold your purchases, ring them up during the sale hours, and you can pick them up after the sale.

I am excited to see how many tickets MCDC can sell! Let's beat our goal of 100 tickets!

Lastly - Would any of you be interested in volunteering 2.5 hours for the Belk Sale? Last year two parents volunteered their time and this earned the MCDC an additional $150. We only need 2 volunteers for a total of 5 hours to earn the extra money. We need to let Belk know by April 25th if we plan to provide any volunteers.

The available shifts are listed below. Please let Kelli or myself know if you are interested in volunteering!

Friday May 2nd
9:00 - 11:30
11:30 - 2:00
2:00 - 4:30

Saturday May 3rd
5:30 - 8:00 AM
7:30 - 10:00 AM
8:30 - 11:00 AM
11:00 – 1:30 PM

Sunday May 4th (Pre-sale pickup)
12:00 – 2:30 PM
2:00 -4:30 PM

Thank you!

Callie McKelvey
MCDC Secretary


April 7, 2014

Trike-a-Thon logo

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Preschool C 9:15am-9:45am
Preschool B 10:00am-10:30am
Preschool A 10:45am-11:15am

Preschool children bring in your tricycles and helmets Thursday morning and park them on the grass out front. Be sure your tricycle and helmet are labeled with your name. We will be riding around the front parking lot circle. Invite your friends, family and co-workers to come cheer you on!!

Toddlers and Explorers: bring in a riding toy on Thursday and place on your playground. When your classroom goes outside to play, you may ride on your own personal riding toy!

Our goal is to raise $3000 to benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Go MCDC!

Kelli Wright
MCDC Director


March 28, 2014

Reminder:

Next week is STAFF APPRECIATION WEEK!

Don’t forget if you signed up to bring a snack or treat on Monday or Thursday.

Artwork and donations need to be turned in ASAP. There are folders in the lobby on the table with each staff member’s name. (Correction to name sent out in original email; should be: Randie Stewman Explorer A) Please place your artwork in these folders.

If you are available on Wednesday anytime between 12:30pm and 2:30pm, please email your room coordinator. You can volunteer in your child’s classroom or any other classroom. If you are already signed up, please contact me or Cecilia for a safety briefing before Wednesday.

Room coordinators: The binders and page protectors are in my office to place the artwork in.

Please let me know if you have any questions!

Thank you for making this week so special for the staff of MCDC!!

Kelli Wright
MCDC Director


March 14, 2014

Reminder:

Scholastic Book Orders are due today!!

Thank you!

Kelli Wright
MCDC Director


March 13, 2014

MCDC Spirit Night

Rosie's Cantina logoRosie's Cantina at 6196 University Drive

Monday, March 17th, 5:00-9:00 pm

Join us at Rosie’s on University Drive for dinner and 20% of your check total* will be donated to Marshall Child Development Center.

*Donation percentage is applied to check total before sales tax. Each guest must present a flyer to participate. Flyers will be available at the Rosie’s hostess stand the night of the event.

Thank you!

Kelli Wright
MCDC Director


March 11, 2014

MCDC Workday

Saturday March 15th 8:00am-12:00pm

It’s time for some spring cleaning! Come by and help out for as long as you can. Items that would be helpful: any cleaning supplies, tools, pressure washers, rakes, buckets, carpet cleaners, etc.

We have a do list in the works posted in the front lobby.

Thank you!

Kelli Wright
MCDC Director


March 6, 2014

Safety Alert:

We have some concerns about the safety of the children in the parking lot. If the car next to yours or close by does not have their children secured in their vehicle, please wait to pull in or out. It can be very difficult to get several children secured in a vehicle and keep an eye on everyone and the surroundings. Children are very unpredictable. It is everyone’s responsibility to make sure the children are safe in the parking lot. Take a few minutes, look around, and move slowly.

Also, cars are not to be left running unattended in our parking lot. In the past we have had a car slip out of gear and roll backwards. Do not leave your vehicle running while dropping off or picking up your child. Thank you very much for your cooperation!

Thank you and be safe!

Kelli Wright
MCDC Director


March 4, 2014

Staff appreciation week will be held the week of March 31st-April 4th, 2014. This is an annual tradition at MCDC and it is important that we as parents let the staff know how much their efforts mean to us, since they are taking care of our precious children every day! This event is made possible by parent volunteers and donations.

To show our appreciation, we will bring in treats for the staff on Monday (3/31) and Thursday (4/3). The treat signup sheet will be posted at the table in the lobby. Some ideas for treats: breakfast casseroles, muffins, bagels, sandwiches, chips/dip, drinks, sweets, crock-pot meal, etc.

On Wednesday (4/2), we will volunteer to watch the children during naptime (12:00pm-2:30pm) while the staff goes to lunch. One of the administrators and the board will remain at MCDC for the entire time the staff is away. We need parent volunteers at this time to watch the children. As a parent run daycare, this is the one time each year we ask for parent volunteers to give the teachers time to fellowship with each other. The week prior to Staff Appreciation, we ask room coordinators to meet with Kelli or Cecilia to go over safety procedures. Any parent volunteers are welcome to do the same. In addition, each room will have a folder that contains copies of these procedures and any specific information relevant to that classroom on that day. Below is a list of the minimum number of volunteers needed per room. You are welcome to volunteer for as long as you can. Please reply to Kurt.B.Smalley@nasa.gov with your choice of room and the time period you wish to cover.

  • Infant A&B: 3 parents per hour per room
  • Creeper A&B: 2 parents per hour per room
  • Toddler A&B: 2 parents per hour per room
  • Explorer A&B: 2 parents per hour per room
  • Preschool A, B, C: 2 parents per hour per room
  • Three floaters per hour

A voluntary donation of $10 per child is requested to fund the luncheon and a gift card for each staff member. More generous donations will be greatly appreciated! Staff Appreciation Week will be funded exclusively through donations and not supplemented by MCDC funds.

Each staff member will be presented with a memory book containing the art/pictures collected for that staff member. Please have your child provide artwork for the teachers and staff members whom they wish to honor. You may include photos, too. Since the artwork is placed in a keepsake notebook for each staff member, it is important that the artwork DOES NOT EXCEED 8 1/2" X 11". (construction paper will not fit) Please write the child's entire name on the front and the staff member's entire name on each page. Don't forget the director, assistant director, cook, floaters and substitutes! Please see the list of staff names to ensure you do not leave anyone out. Please have the artwork to your room coordinator (or place in the marked folders at the front desk) by close of business on Friday, March 28th.

Each classroom needs a room coordinator (or co-coordinators) to handle the duties listed below. Please e-mail Kurt Smalley by Friday March 7th if you would like to be a room coordinator!

Room Coordinator Duties Include:

  1. Collect the donations from each child.
  2. Collect the artwork and compile notebooks of art for the teachers in their classroom.
  3. Assist with coordinating sign-up sheets for staff treats on Monday and Thursday.
  4. Assist with coordinating parent volunteer sign-up for Wednesday during the staff luncheon.
  5. Receive safety procedures briefing the week prior to Staff Appreciation Week and volunteer in the classroom during lunch on Wednesday (4/27).

Thanks so much for your hard work and dedication! Please feel free to contact me with any questions.

Thank you,

Kurt Smalley
MCDC Board


 

 


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