59 Grand Boulevard • Scarsdale, NY 10583 • 914-472-4777

welcome to creative playtime

Welcome! Creative Playtime is a community program of Grace Lutheran Church. Children of all religious and ethnic backgrounds are welcome to our school. Creative Playtime provides half-day sessions for children ages 2 to 4 years old, as well as a Lunch Bunch hour and Extended-Day options.

We are a New York State Licensed facility in a residential neighborhood, with cheerful, large, air-conditioned classrooms and a fenced, safe outdoor playground. Our curriculum is developmental and age-appropriate, promoting growth, social skills, language and self-esteem, and of course, providing lots of fun and creativity in the process! Our nurturing and caring staff is professional and qualified, and participate in on-going training in the field of early education.

Browse our website for more information, or better yet, schedule an appointment for a tour of our school! We are looking forward to meeting you and your children!

REGISTRATION FOR NEW FAMILIES
Begins Wednesday 11/30/16 
Registration will be open until all spots are filled    
OPEN HOUSE
Saturday Dec. 3rd 9:00am-12:00pm
59 Grand Blvd Scarsdale, NY 10583

May/June

News


May/June

May is here and with it comes the realization that our school year is coming to a close. It’s been a fun and busy year. We’re sad to see our 4’s moving on but we know they’ll do well in kindergarten and we look forward to camp and a fun summer season. Camp this year will begin on Monday, June 6th and run through Friday July 22nd. It will take place in the 3’s and 4’s classrooms and most of the teachers here at Creative Playtime will be working this summer at camp. If you haven’t yet signed up but still wish to, just let me know. You may sign up for as many weeks as you like for either 3 or 5 days a week (4’s are filled for weeks 1, 2, & 3). If you need a camp form, I have them in the office. Each week is a different theme and we’ll be welcoming weekly visits from our wonderful music teacher “Rob the Guitar Guy” and also from Coach Michelle from Gym-on-Wheels. We’ll also be visited by The Nature of Things, Mad Science, Happy Feet Soccer, Juggles the Magician.

Thank you to all who attended our Mother’s Day Teas. And I’d like to thank the teachers and children for making such yummy treats to serve. They were greatly appreciated.

Graduation for the 4’s will take place on Thursday June 2 nd . For morning children it will begin at 9:30am and for afternoon children at 12:45pm. Both ceremonies will take place upstairs in the church followed by graduation parties in the social hall. All are welcome.

The last day of school for Tues/Thurs children in the 2’s and 3’s is Tuesday May 31 st . For Mon/Wed/Fri children it is Wednesday June 1 st . Please check with your child’s teacher (and/or bulletin board for information on last day classroom parties). The last day for Extended Day #1 and #2, is Wednesday June 1 st . For Early Drop-off, it is also Wednesday June 1 st.

Enrollment packets for the 2016-2017 school year will be mailed to you during the summer typically in the beginning of July. They will include our school calendar, medical form, information forms for parents to fill out, information from teachers, parent handbook, ease-in schedules for each class, information/registration forms for enrichment programs for the 3’s & 4’s: yoga, dance, soccer, violin, drama, and literacy (literacy only for 4’s). We’re also planning on offering a Spanish class as an enrichment program for 3’s & 4’s. Information regarding this class will be included as well. As of now I am planning on the enrichment programs to be run on the same schedule as this year:

Yoga with Budding Buddhas- Mondays

Dance & Violin with Scarsdale Strings- Tuesdays

Soccer with Happy Feet Soccer- Wednesdays for 3’s, Thursdays for 4’s (Tues/Thurs 3’s can participate on Thursdays)

Drama with DramaBee-Fridays

Literacy with Stefanie Borg (4’s only)- Tuesdays (and if we get a lot of children as we did this year, possibly on Thursdays as well)

Spanish- TBD (aiming for a Monday, Wednesday or Friday)

If you have any questions about any of the above programs, just let me know. **Our DramaBee spring performance of “Willy Wonka” will be performed on Friday May 20 th at 12:15pm upstairs in the church. The children have been doing so well singing and rehearsing. All are welcome to attend.

It’s been a wonderful year. It’s always bittersweet when it ends as we have enjoyed so much getting to know all the children and their families. Time flies by so fast. Thank you for making our school year such an enjoyable one. To our 4’s, have a terrific year in kindergarten and please come by and visit. And everyone have a fun and relaxing summer and we’ll see you in September.

Fun Books For Summer:

By the Seashore by Maurice Pledger

Sam and the Firefly by P.D.Eastman

The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein

Blueberries for Sal by Robert McCloskey

I Am Too Absolutely Small for School by Lauren Child

Llama Llama Time to Share by Anna Dewdney

Maisy Grows a Garden by Lucy Cousins

Kindergarten Rocks by Katie Davis

Harold and the Purple Crayon by Crockett Johnson

Leo the Late Bloomer by Robert Kraus

Harry the Dirty Dog by Gene Zion

Best Friends for Frances by Russell Hoban

If You Take a Mouse to School by Laura Numeroff

Happy Summer Everyone!,

Gigi Aronoff

Director

Registration for new families begin November 30, 2016
© Creative Playtime 2010
Gigi Aronoff, Director • 59 Grand Boulevard • Scarsdale, NY 10583 • 914-472-4777 • info@creativeplaytimescarsdale.org