March 11, 2014
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,
We have a do list in the works posted in the front lobby.
March 6, 2014
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!
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.
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,
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
- 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.
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!
- Collect the donations from each child.
the artwork and compile notebooks of art for the teachers in their
- Assist with coordinating sign-up sheets for staff
treats on Monday and Thursday.
- Assist with coordinating parent
volunteer sign-up for Wednesday during the staff luncheon.
safety procedures briefing the week prior to Staff Appreciation Week
and volunteer in the classroom during lunch on Wednesday (4/27).
so much for your hard work and dedication! Please feel free to contact
me with any questions.
REMINDER: Please take a few moments to fill out our
annual parent survey. We have only received 11 responses so far. This
is so helpful for us to see areas that need improvement. Thank you
so much for your support!!
Please take a few minutes to complete the 2014
MCDC Parent Survey. (.xlsx)
Historically, the responses obtained from this survey
are very insightful and inform MCDC which areas need improvement. The
results of this survey (but not specific comments) will be shared with
Please email the completed spreadsheet back to me at
firstname.lastname@example.org or drop a completed hard copy in the red
box on the parent table in the lobby of MCDC. I would appreciate your
response by February 28th.
Special Weather Statement:
Please call 256-544-8609, 256-544-8607
or 256-544-4956 for updates on any delays or closings of MCDC IF we
have any significant weather issues.
We will follow Marshall Space Flight Center and Redstone
Arsenal. If there is a two hour delay, we will delay our opening two
hours as well. Our regular hours are 6:45am-5:45pm. If MSFC or RSA
are closed, we will close as well.
I will also post a message on my
personal Facebook page which is under Kelli Fiske Wright.
me know if you have any questions.
Thank you and be safe!
Chick-Fil-A Spirit Night is one week from today!
February 13th 4:00pm-6:00pm
Chick-Fil-A at University and Wynn
Tell them you are there for MCDC!
See you there!
We sadly lost one of our former employees, Mary W., to
cancer this weekend. Mary worked for us for a little over 6 years.
She started out as a floater and then worked as our cook in the kitchen.
visitation will be held on Wednesday from 6pm-8pm at Berryhill Funeral
Home and her funeral will take place on Thursday at 10:00am at Holy Spirit Catholic
Church on Airport Road.
Please feel free to share this information with any of
our former parents who knew Mary.