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Author: Kelli L Wright
Tuesday, November 13, 2018 - 12:30pm

MCDC Families,

I hope your Tuesday is running like a Tuesday and not a Monday! J

Reminder: Budget Vote is tomorrow morning from 7:30am-8:30am in my office Room 104.  There will be a board member here to answer any questions you may have about the budget.  We do have to have a 10% quorum, so please make plans to stop by and vote!

Thanksgiving Lunch is this Thursday at 11am!

  • Our annual Thanksgiving Lunch will be held on Thursday November 15th at 11:00am.  MCDC will provide Turkey, Drinks and Paper Products.  We ask families to sign up for side dishes and desserts.  There is a signup sheet available on the front desk right as you walk in.  Please indicate how many ADULTS will be in attendance and what you plan on bringing.  Friends and family are welcome!  Please sign up no later than Tuesday.  OR you can email me by Tuesday.
  • We do not have the capacity to store any cold items or heat any items that you will be bringing.  Please either bring your items with you when you arrive, or have something to keep them cold or hot.  Please also provide serving utensils.  You may pick up your dishes as soon as the luncheon is over. 
  • The children will be served lunch from the kitchen as they normally are and will be eating in the classrooms.  Please do not go into the classrooms before visiting the cafeteria to fix your plate.  Please first fix your plate and then join your child in their classrooms.  Creeper parents: as your children are usually asleep during this time, we will have several tables set up in the multi-purpose room for you.  We would still like you to join us for lunch! 
  • Please use the medical center parking lot for overflow parking during this event.  Do not park on the curb or in the grass.  Please let me know if you have any questions!

Thanksgiving Week:  We placed sign-up sheets in the classrooms to see who would be out the week of Thanksgiving in order to schedule our staff.  If you did not have a chance to sign up on that sheet and your child will be out any days next week, you can just send me an email.  The only day we will be closed is on Thanksgiving Day.  We will operate our normal hours the other days of the week.

Spoiled Rotten Photography will be here the 27th-29th.  If you would like your child’s picture taken, please sign up at:

https://www.ezgophoto.com/index.php?EventId=1751&FranchiseeId=1

If you have any conflicts and need your child photographed on a certain day, please let me know ASAP.

 

Author: Kelli L Wright
Tuesday, October 23, 2018 - 10:15am

MCDC Families,

We are so excited about our Fall Festival this Friday night from 5:30pm-7:00pm in the Activities Building (4316) on Digney Road.

We will have two moonbounces, hotdogs, popcorn, sno-cones, games, prizes and more!  Friends and family are welcome so feel free to invite others!

This event is free of charge; however, we will be taking donations at the door.

One of our events that we will need help with is our cake walk.  We will need donations of cakes, goodies, cookies, etc….  The more the better!  These can be store bought or homemade.  You may drop them off in the front office or bring them to the Fall Festival with you.

Thank you for helping us make this such a fun event each year!  I hope to see you there!

 

Author: Kelli L Wright
Friday, September 14, 2018 - 4:45pm

MCDC Parents:

You showed up and showed out to financially support our dream of Outdoor Classrooms!  We are now in desperate need to complete the dream!  Currently we do not have enough volunteers to get everything built and in place.  There are a lot of different ways that you can be of help; even from home!  Please visit the sign up link below to see where you can help!  Thank you for your support!!

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090e45acae28a4fb6-build

 

Author: Kelli L Wright
Wednesday, August 8, 2018 - 2:00pm

MCDC Families:

We are ready for our Anniversary Picnic this Friday from 5pm-7pm and hope you can make it!

We will have a water slide on the preschool playground for children ages 3 and up; a toddler fun zone on the Explorer playground for children ages 2 and under; a movie playing in the cafeteria; chalk and bubbles; popcorn and sno-cones!

Friends and family are welcome!  Bring a picnic dinner, chairs, blankets, etc…. and stay awhile!

Be sure to check out information on our Outdoor Classroom Projects and sign up to help where you can.

See you Friday night!

 

Author: Kelli L Wright
Tuesday, July 24, 2018 - 9:45am

We will be having a reception tomorrow from 12:30pm-2:30pm in the MCDC Library in honor of Gouri D.’s retirement.  Her last day with MCDC will be this Friday.  Please join us in wishing her well in her new adventures!

 

Author: Kelli L Wright
Tuesday, June 12, 2018 - 1:30pm

MCDC Families,

We have a few things planned this week:

First is our Father’s Day store on Thursday morning.  Explorer and Preschool classrooms participate in this event.  We will have a store set up in our Multi-purpose room for the kids to purchase gifts from.  Each gift is $2.00.  You will find envelopes provided in your child’s classroom for payment.  Please list on the envelope, your child’s name and whom they will be buying for.  If you do not have exact change, we will make change the day of the store.

Second, we will have Donuts for Dad on Friday morning from 6:45am-8:45am in our front lobby.  Dads, please stop by and grab a donut!  Thank you for all that you do for your children!

Third is NASA Day in the Park this Saturday from 10:00am-3:00pm.  We would love your participation in the parade!  We will line up at 10:30am and the parade will start at 10:45am.  The more the better, so invite friends and family!  Attached is the location where we will meet and the parade route.  After the parade, we will gather in front of the stage and sing Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star and She’s A Grand Old Flag.  We will have a table set up with activities as well as some drinks and snacks for those children participating in the parade.  We look forward to seeing you there!!

 

Author: Kelli L Wright
Tuesday, May 1, 2018 - 10:45am

Dear MCDC Parents,

It’s time to show appreciation to our wonderful staff! Staff appreciation week will be held the week of May 14th-May 18th, 2018. 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.

There are five ways you can help out!

  1. Bring in treats for the staff on Monday (5/14) and Thursday (5/17).  Some ideas for treats: breakfast casseroles, muffins, bagels, sandwiches, chips/dip, drinks, sweets, crock-pot meal, etc. The treat signup sheet is posted at:  http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f084dadac2aa3f49-mcdc1.
  2. Volunteer to watch children during naptime (12:30-2:30pm) on Wednesday (5/16) while the staff goes to lunch. More details below! Please sign up at http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f084dadac2aa3f49-mcdc.
  3. A voluntary donation of $15 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. Please give the donations to the room coordinator.
  4. 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 by Friday (5/11) to the room coordinator. More details below!
  5. Each classroom needs a room coordinator (or co-coordinators). Please sign up at http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f084dadac2aa3f49-mcdc1 if you want to be a room coordinator. More details on room coordinator duties below!

Volunteering to Watch Children
On Wednesday (5/16), we will volunteer to watch the children during naptime (12:30pm-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.  We also need a few parents to help with set up and clean up for the staff luncheon.

Please sign up at http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f084dadac2aa3f49-mcdc.

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

Memory Books for Staff Members
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 at the end of this email to ensure you do not leave anyone out. Please have the artwork to your room coordinator (or place in the marked folders at the lobby table) by close of business on Friday, May 11th.  Vicky Garcia has ideas as well as several PowerPoint templates for your use. Please email her at Victoria.O.Garcia@nasa.gov for some ideas/templates!

Room Coordinators
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) Receive safety procedures briefing the week prior to Staff Appreciation Week and volunteer in the classroom during lunch on Wednesday (5/9).

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

Author: Kelli L Wright
Wednesday, April 18, 2018 - 2:45pm

MCDC Parents,

Tomorrow is our Trike-A-Thon to benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and Music Day!  We ended up raising $4050.00 for St. Jude!!!  That is just incredible!  That means I will be getting a pie to the face tomorrow!

Our front parking lot will be blocked off beginning at 8:45am.  Please ensure that you have dropped your child off by 8:45am or you will need to park at the medical center.

Preschool:

Each child needs to bring a tricycle or bicycle and a helmet tomorrow. They will not be allowed to ride if they do not have a helmet.  Please label your tricycle.  If the children get tired of riding during their time frame, we will have water.  They will need to stay on the sidewalk though if not riding a tricycle/bike.

There will be signs out front showing where each class needs to park their tricycles. Pre C will be riding from 9am-9:30am, Pre B from 9:45am-10:15am; and Pre A from 10:30am-11am.

Explorers and Toddlers:

Your child may bring a riding toy tomorrow to play with outside.  You may drop these off on your child’s playground when you drop off in the morning.

Board of Directors Vote:

The vote for the new Board of Director positions will take place tomorrow anytime between 8am-11am in my office, room 104.  Please stop by, sign in and cast your vote.  We have to have a quorum for this vote, so please take a few minutes to stop by.  Absentee ballots are available in the front lobby.

If is going to be a fun, busy day tomorrow!! 

 

Author: Kelli L Wright
Tuesday, April 17, 2018 - 3:30pm

Tomorrow is our Field Day and Picnic Lunch!

Please send your child to school with sunscreen already applied.  This will save so much time in the morning and allow the children to get outside quicker.

Please send a packed lunch with drink in with your child tomorrow.  Remember: NO PEANUT OR NUT PRODUCTS.  This means no peanut butter sandwiches. (creepers will be served from the kitchen)

Please also remember not to share any of your food with the other children.  We have several special dietary and religious restrictions.  

The picnics will be on the playgrounds at 11:00am.  Bring a blanket or chairs and relax!  We look forward to seeing you!! 

**Please use the medical center parking lot for overflow parking and leave a few spaces out front for those needing to drop off or pick up during that time.  No parking on the curbs or in the grass.  Thank you!

 

Author: Kelli L Wright

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