May/June 2019

May/June 2019 

Tuition

May Tuition invoices were emailed on April 24th. The payment is due on May 1st and is the last payment for most.  Please refer to your contract.  Payments received after the 15th, may be assessed a $15.00 late charge. If you did not receive it, please let me know.

Spencer Peirce Little Farm Field Trip

We had two great days at the farm. Miss Arlene and her crew are the best! Thursday, we had perfect weather, Friday not so much but that did not deter Miss Arlene.  She made both days enjoyable for our students.  From learning about Nellie, how to shear a sheep, feeding the animals to the very fun tractor ride.  Fridays group even learned about the Tale of two kitchens.  If you liked the trip and would love to show your children how a real sheep is sheared, please visit SPL Farm on May 4th for their Vintage Baseball Game and Sheep Shearing Festival.  For more information, visit  my.historicnewengland.org/2663/3113

Honey Pot Club Sign up

The Honey Pot club is a weeklong themed camp being offered for current students of MMNS and consists of story time, arts and crafts, free play, gym/or outdoor activities and snack time (provided by parent).  

Theme: Under the Sea   Week: June 10th – 14th Time: 8:45-12:30 Cost:  $130.00 per child   Limit:  24 children

Registration begins on Wednesday May 1, 2019. There will be a sign-up sheet in the front entry way.  After you sign up, an invoice will be emailed to you to pay on line.   If you have any questions about the camp program, please speak to Mrs. Riley or Mrs. Gray.

SCHOLASTIC BOOK ORDERS

May will be the last time to order book for this year. May Book orders will be due by May 10th.  Fliers may be viewed online at scholastic.com.  Our school code is:  DK2M4. 

Orders placed after the 10th may not arrive before the end of school.  Thank you for those who ordered throughout the year!

Nutrition

Did you know that Pizza is healthy and covers all the food groups depending on your toppings?  Well, we did.  Mrs. M will be joining all the classes on Thursday May 9th and Friday May 10th.  We will have a Pizza Party in celebration of what we learned from her this year.  Note:  still send in your child’s snack for the day as we will have one slice of cheese pizza at the end of the day.  The pizza will be from our friends at Anchor Pizza in Newburyport. 

Pre-K Annual Art Shows:

Mrs. Gray’s class will have their art show on May 9th from 8:45-9:15 am.

Mrs. Smith’s class will display their art work the week of May 20th  

Memorial Day

We will be closed on May 27th in observance of Memorial Day.

In house Programs

Curious Creatures will be in the house on May 23rd and 24th.

Peter Sheridan will be joining us for a musical sing along on May 30th and 31st.

Year End Information

End of the year folders with progress reports, extra clothing and medication held at school will be sent home on Tuesday June 4th and Weds. June 5th, unless attending the Honey Pot Club.

Parent’s Day Show

Our Parent’s Day Show will be held on Thursday June 6th (4-day, 2-day classes) and Friday June 7th (MWF classes)

Please drop your children off at their classrooms for 8:45 am. The show starts at 9:30 am in the church sanctuary and will last approximately 30-45 minutes.  The sanctuary is Handicap accessible. All family members and friends are welcome to attend.

After the show, the children will be dismissed to their parents.   At that time, you are welcome to join us in the café for our cast party J 

A sign up for party treats will be emailed to you.  Please remember NO PEANUTS, PEANUT BUTTER, or TREE NUT PRODUCTS .  

Note: Children will not be returning to their classrooms, no lunch boxes are needed that day.

Last Day of School

Thursday June 6th is the last day of school for the 4/5-day, 2-day Programs.

Friday June 7th is the last day for the 3-day Programs.

 

 

 

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April 2019

April 2019

 

 

HAPPY SPRING!!!

TUITION

April Tuition invoices were sent out on March 23rd. The payment is due on April 1st. Payments received after the 15th, may be assessed a $15.00 late charge. If you did not receive it, please let me know.

ST. PATRICK’S DAY

Hope your children had fun celebrating St Patrick’s Day.  They looked very cute in their green attire. Thank you to those who sent in our party snacks.  YUMMY!!

ANIMAL DAY PARADE AND SING A LONG

We are so proud of our children, okay your children but we get to claim them as ours for a little bit.   They did an awesome job marching and singing.  They learned five new songs in record time and only needed a little help from the teachers.  Now on to learning new songs for the big end of the year program:  Our Parents Day Sing along, which will be held on the last two days of school. (more info to come in the May Newsletter)

NUTRITION

Mrs. M will be in on April 4th & 5th for the older classes. If your child has tried a new food, please remind them to tell Mrs. M even if it wasn’t their preference. 

SPRING VACATION

We will be closed the week of April 15th-19th for Spring Vacation. We will reopen on Monday April 22nd even though the Nbpt Public Schools will be closed due to a staff development day.

SPENCER PEIRCE LITTLE FARM FIELD TRIP

We will be visiting SPL Farm on Thursday April 25th for the 2, 4/5-day programs and on Friday April 26th for the 3-day program.  Rain or Shine!

Drop off and Pick up will be at the Farm. Please drop off your child by 9:15AM to their teacher and pick up at 11:30AM. IF you would like to join us on the field trip you are more than welcome to, please let the office know so we include you in our count.  There is no cost for attending.

Attire:  Please dress for outdoor activities, as we will be outside most of the morning. Boots may be appropriate as the grass may be “dewey”.  

Due to the number of students, this field trip is not sibling friendly.

Note: Students in Mrs. Gray’s Five-Day Program will have no school on Friday, April 26th.

Directions:  Take I-95 to Route 113, Newburyport. Route 113 turns into Route 1A (High Road). Follow Route 1A for 3.7 miles. Turn left onto Little’s Lane.

SCHOLASTIC BOOK ORDERS

The March Book Orders should be arriving this week.  Thank you for ordering!

April Book orders will be due by April 12th.  Fliers were not sent home but may be viewed online at scholastic.com.  Our school code is:  DK2M4. 

HONEY POT CLUB SIGN UP

The Honey Pot club is a weeklong themed camp being offered for current students of MMNS and consists of story time, arts and crafts, free play, gym/or outdoor activities and snack time (provided by parent).  

Theme: Under the Sea   Week: June 10th – 14th  Time: 8:45-12:30  Cost:  $130.00 per child   Limit:  24 children

Registration begins on Wednesday May 1, 2019. There will be a sign-up sheet in the front entry way.  After you sign up, an invoice will be emailed to you to pay on line.   If you have any questions about the camp program, please speak to Mrs. Riley or Mrs. Gray.

Upcoming Events

May 9th/10th:  Nutrition End of Year: Pizza Party

May 9th: Mrs. Gray’s Art Show

May 23rd/24th: Enrichment Program: Curious Creatures

May 27th:  No School-Memorial Day

May 30th/31st:  Peter Sheridan Sing a long

 

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March 2019

MARCH 2019

 

VALENTINE’S DAY PARTIES

Love was in the air.  Everyone looked so cute in their Valentine’s Day Colors.  The children had fun passing out and receiving their special valentines. We hope you and your child had a good time looking at them all.  Thank you to the parents that brought in the treats for our party. Our tables looked festive and your children enjoyed them. 

 NUTRITION

Mrs. M will be in on March 7th and 8Th for the older classes.  Please have your child try a new grain.  Mrs. M loves to ask the children if they tried something new and if it was their preference or not. 

ST. PATRICK’S DAY

We will be celebrating St. Patrick’s Day on March 14th and 15th.  Of course, it is GREEN DAY, please have your child wear a little or a lot.  Please watch for the sign-up genius email to sign up to bring in treats.  Guess what?  No grapes this time.

STUFFED ANIMAL DAY AND SING A LONG

On Thursday March 28th (2-day and 4-day programs) and Friday March 29th (3-day program), please have your child bring in their favorite stuffed animal.  We will be showcasing their choice at our First Stuffed Animal Day Parade and Sing along.  Please join us at 12:05 in our gym. 

SCHOLASTIC BOOKS

 Flyers will go home on Monday and Tuesday.  Please place your order online at scholastic.com.  Our school code is DK2M4.  Thank you for your past orders. These orders help to supply points which are used by our teachers to purchase new books for their classrooms.  To date: 20 books have been purchased. 

HONEY POT CLUB

 The Honey Pot Club is a week-long program based on a theme TBA in the April Newsletter. 

To be held the week of:  June 10th – 14th  Time: 8:45 – 12:30  Cost: $130.00   Limit:  24 children   Registration begins on May 1st. 

 OPENINGS

 We have a few openings left:

In our Preschool MWF Program: 4 spots   T/TH Program: 1 spot

In our PreK 4/5 Day Program:  1 spot

Thank you to those who have been spreading the word.  It is much appreciated!

UPCOMING EVENTS

 Nutrition (Older classes) April 11th & 12th

Spring Break:  15th – 19th

Spence Pierce Little Farm Field Trip:  April 25th & 26th

 

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February 2019

February 2019 

Progress Reports

Progress Reports went home Thursday Jan.31 and Friday Feb. 1,2019.  They do not need to be returned.

CPR Renewal

The teachers completed CPR on January 14, 2019.

Nutrition

Mrs. M will be in on February 7th and 8th for all classes.

Valentine’s Day Parties

Valentine’s day is RED day, wear a little or a lot! Our party days are Wednesday February 13th, for Mrs. Smith’s, Mrs. Turturro’s, and Mrs. Mirra’s classes, and on Thursday February 14th for Mrs. Gray’s, Mrs. Turturro’s and Mrs. Mirra’s classes.  Watch your email for the sign-up genius list of snacks. A separate email will follow with class list names for Valentine Cards.

Winter Break

There is no school the week of February 18th-22rd for our winter break. School will reopen on Monday February 25th.

Reminder, Our Health Care Policy

 We want the school to be a healthy environment for all. Please contact the school if your child will be absent due to illness.  Any contagious disease (chicken pox, conjunctivitis, head lice, strep throat, influenza etc.) needs us to discreetly inform the other parents what is going around. A notice would be sent home via email (without names) All children must be free of an elevated temperature, diarrhea and vomiting for 24 hours without the use of medications, before he/she is to come to school. If your child is on an antibiotic, we ask that the child remain out of school for 24 hours after the medication has been started.  Please keep your child at home when he/she displays diarrhea, vomiting, an unusual rash, eye inflammation, severe cough, congestion or an extremely runny nose. Children will be excluded from the program if running a temperature or showing other symptoms of illness, vomiting, infectious diarrhea, pain or severe discomfort, are too sick to participate, or have a contagious disease or infection.

 

School Cancellations Reminder

 If Newburyport Public Schools is cancelled due to inclement weather, Mrs. Murray’s will be closed.  If Newburyport calls a delay, Mrs. Murray’s will still be open unless you hear from the school via phone, email or text.

Registration for September 2019: We have a few openings in our program for September 2019. If you know of anyone that may be interested, please ask them to give us a call 978-462-2441 or they can email us at  info@mapreschools.com.

 

UPCOMING EVENTS:

March 7th & 8th Nutrition Older classes

March 14th & 15th St Patrick’s day parties GREEN DAY

March 20th:  FIRST DAY OF SPRING!!

March 28th & 29th:  Stuffed Animal Parade and Sing A long. Time: 12:05

 

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January 2019

January 2019

 

Happy New Year!

May this new year all your dreams turn into reality and all your efforts into great achievements.

Christmas Singalong/Party

Your children did an awesome job; learning 5 songs in a short period of time is not easy. We hope you enjoyed the sing along. There were lots of Happy faces at our Christmas parties and Gift exchange. Thank you to all the parents who supplied the treats for our party. We would like to thank the Newburyport Fire Department, for making it possible to have a visit from Santa!

Progress Reports

The Teachers will be working on progress reports this month. Reports will be sent home on January 31st/February 1st.

CPR

After school on January 14th, the teachers will be recertifying their CPR.

No School

We will be closed on Monday January 21st, in honor of Martin Luther King Day.

Nutrition Classes

Mrs. M will be coming in on January 17th and 18th for the older classes to continue her monthly nutrition classes.

Pajama & Movie Day

On Thursday January 24th and Friday January 25th, we will be having a Pajama and Movie Day. Children may wear their Pajamas to school and we will have a movie at the end of the day.

 Registration 2019

Public Registration has begun. If you have any friends interested in enrolling for September 2019, please have them give us a call 978-462-2441 or email us at info@mapreschools.com.  You are OUR BEST form of advertising.

Snow Day Policy

If Newburyport Schools are cancelled due to inclement weather, WE WILL BE CLOSED. If the Newburyport public school calls a 2-hour delay, WE WILL STILL BE OPEN at 8:45 unless you receive an email or call from Mrs. Murray’s Nursery School.

For up to date information, please check our website, Facebook, class dojo, your email or call the school.

Illnesses

We want the school to be a healthy environment. All children must be free (without medication) of an elevated temperature, diarrhea, or vomiting for 24 hours before he/she is to return to school. If your child is on an antibiotic, they need to be on it for at least 24 hours before returning to school. PLEASE keep your child at home when he/she displays diarrhea, vomiting, fever, an unusual rash, eye inflammation, severe cough, congestion or an extremely runny nose.

Please notify the school if your child will be absent.

Parent Participation

Parents are always welcome to come in to read a story, do a project or both. If you would like to come in, please feel free to set up a time with your child’s teacher.

Upcoming events in February:  

7th/8th: Nutrition (all classes)

13th/14th: Valentine’s Day Party

18th -22nd: No School:  Winter Break

 

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December 2018

December 2018

Registration for September 2019 Returning students/siblings: Registration forms were emailed on November 25th.  Please return the form with your nonrefundable deposit by December 12t, 2018.

 We understand that December can be a tough month financially for families.  If paying this deposit puts a strain on your finances, please speak with Mrs. Tingley or Mrs. Riley.

Thanksgiving Feast:  We hope all the children told you about our feast. We enjoyed popcorn, butter that they made, and Johnny Cakes (they helped measure and mix) applesauce and water. Mrs. Gray’s class made some homemade Cranberry sauce.

Community Service:

Food Drive: Thank you to the families who contributed to our annual food drive which benefited the Pettengill House in Salisbury, Ma. They were very thankful to be able to restock some of their shelves prior to the holidays.

Placemats for Veteran’s Day: Our local Veterans loved the placemats our children made for their dinner at Michael’s Harborside.

Senior Moments Sing along:  On Thursday, December 13th, we will sing some Christmas songs to a group of seniors who meet in the church’s café.  

Holiday Cards:  Some classes will be making cards for veterans. We are planning to send them to Walter Reed Hospital National Military Medical Center. 

Holiday Treats: Emails will be sent for online sign up for party treats.  If you signed up for the Halloween Party, please allow those who didn’t to sign up first. Thank you.

Christmas Sing along: On Tuesday December 18th (Mrs. Gray’s class and the T/Th class) and Wednesday December 19th (3-day class) we will have a Christmas sing along for parents in the gym.  It will begin at 9:05 am.  Hope to see you there!

Christmas parties: We will be having our parties on Tuesday December 18th and Weds. December 19th. We will be doing our traditional gift exchange at the parties.  Children should bring in a $10.00 gift on or before December 14th. Girls buy for a girl and boys for a boy.  Please wrap, sign your child’s name to it and give it to their teacher.  Maybe (wink, wink) Santa will be paying us a visit, courtesy of the Newburyport Fire Department.

School Cancellations: Just a reminder if Newburyport Public school cancels due to weather we will be closed as well. If they call a delay, we will open at 8:45 unless you receive notification from MMNS that we have delayed or cancelled.

T-Shirt Sale: We have discounted our logo Tee shirts and Sweatshirts. The short sleeve tees are now $8.00, long sleeve tees are $12.00 and our hoodie sweatshirts are $20.00.  If you would like one, please let me know.

 Upcoming Events:  SCHOOL REOPENS Wednesday JANUARY 2,2019

Teachers will be taking CPR January 7th

 Nutrition for older classes January 17/18                                 No School Monday January 21, MLK DAY   

Pajama day and Movie day January 24/25                               Jan 31st/Feb 1 Progress Reports sent home

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November 2018

November 2018

National Fire Prevention Month

Thank you to the Newburyport Fire Fighters, Ken Parseghian (Mrs. Becky’s husband), John Piretti (Brielle’s Papa), Marc Ouellette, Bob Adams and Chris Richard (Colbie’s Dad), who came to visit our preschool. The children had fun climbing on the fire truck and watching the firefighters John and Chris putting on their “turn out gear”. They showed us a great video on fire safety and talked about having a fire drill plan at home, how to get out of our house and what to do if our clothes catch on fire. Thank you, Newburyport Fire Department.

Police Visits

Thank you to Sgt. Gregory Whitney (alumni of MMNS) and Officer Tori Smith of the Newburyport Police Dept. for bringing in their police cruisier for us to crawl through and their safety talk to the children. Thank you to Detective Bob DeMeo of the Massachusetts State Police (Jackson’ s Dad) for coming in, reading a story, having a safety talk with the children and bringing mini flashlights and badges. He even brought a State Police cruiser for the children to climb through. Thank you very much for coming in!

Halloween

We hope the children enjoyed their parties! They did a great job at their parade and sing along. Thank you to the parents who provided our treats. They looked awesome!

No School

Tuesday, November 6, 2018: Election Day: Hope Church is used for polling.

Monday, November 12,2018 as we observe the Veteran’s Day Holiday.

Wednesday, November 21st-23rd: Thanksgiving Break

Thanksgiving

Monday November 19th and Tuesday November 20th, we will be cooking our Thanksgiving Feast. We will be making Butter (heavy cream) Johnny Cakes (jiffy corn muffin mix) Air popped popcorn and apple juice. No additional snack will be needed. Please let your child’s teacher know if your child has a food allergy or intolerance to any of these foods.

SNOW DAY POLICY

There will be NO SCHOOL at MRS MURRAY’S if the NEWBURYPORT PUBLIC SCHOOL SYSTEM Cancels/Announces no school due to inclement weather. WE will OPEN at regular time if Newburyport Public School calls a 2-hour delay, (even if they list no pre-k classes, that is for the PUBLIC SCHOOL ONLY).

Our NO SCHOOL ANNOUCEMENTS will be sent via email, class dojo, posted on the Announcement bar on the website page www.mapreschools.com, on our Facebook page. We will try and have NO SCHOOL announcements posted as soon as possible.

Mrs. Murray’s Nursery School

November 2018 Newsletter

REGISTRATION FOR SEPTEMBER 2019-2020

On Monday, November 26th, we will email you a Reregistration Form. Please check off your

program choice and return with a $300 nonrefundable deposit for one child by

December12,2018 to secure your child’s spot.

If you are registering a sibling, you may do so on this form.

If you are registering two children, the nonrefundable deposit will be $500.00.

COMMUNITY SERVICE:

Pettengill House Food Drive

The first two weeks of November we will be collecting food donations for the Pettengill House

in Salisbury. There will be a box in the hall to place your donations if you wish to participate.

Veteran’s Day Placemats

All our classes will be making “Thank You “placemats which will be photocopied and used at the

Veteran’s Day luncheon held at Michael’s Harborside. Our little way of saying Thank you to our

Veterans.

Operation Christmas Child

Notices about Operation Christmas Child went home last week with your child. The Hope

Community Church participates in Operation Christmas Child and is a drop off location for this

collection. Shoeboxes are packed for a boy or a girl with some items from the suggested list.

Tape on the appropriate label and bring back to school unwrapped. If you choose to fill a box,

we will deliver them to the church, and they will be wrapped and sent out to Samaritan’s Purse.

Shoe boxes are available in the church lobby if needed.

UPCOMING EVENTS:

Christmas Party and Gift Exchange: DECEMBER 18th & 19th.

Christmas Sing a long: DECMBER 18 &19th at 9:05 in the gym.

Winter Break: December 20th-January 1,2019. School reopens on Wednesday Jan 2,2019.

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October 2018

 October 2018

Apple Crest Orchard Trip  

What an awesome field trip! The Staff at Applecrest could not have been nicer. Thursday was a beautiful fall day and Friday we were so lucky that the rain held off until we were done.  Thank you to everyone who joined us, we hope you had as much fun as we did.  The Apple Lady was the BEST!

In House Programs

The Newburyport Fire Dept will be visiting us on October 4th & 5th. They will teach us about Fire Safety, show us their gear, and we may even get a chance to climb on their firetruck!

Our Nutritionist, Christine Mastrangelo aka Mrs. M will begin our nutrition program for all the classes on October 11th & 12th.

Police Department Visit:  Details to follow

NO SCHOOL 

October 8th Columbus Day Observation

SCHOOL PICTURES

We have the BEST school photographer! Michael from Northeast School Pictures will be coming in:

·        Thurs Oct. 19Th for the Two Day and Four/Five Day PreK Program

·        Friday Oct 20th for the Three-Day Program.

We will be sending out order forms soon.  Please return the order form and payment on or before picture day. Pictures will be taken of all students, only students paying for pictures will receive a picture package. SATISFACTION IS GUARANTEED!

To receive a refund, simply return the entire package to the school with in one week.

 HALLOWEEN CELEBRATIONS

·        Tues. October 30th for the Two Day and Four/Five Day PreK Program  

·        Weds October 31st for the Three-Day Program

No lunchboxes are needed.  We will be using signupgenius.com for signing up to bring in our party treats. You will be emailed the link. 

If your child has a food allergy/special nutritional needs, please speak with your child’s teacher about the snack for the day.

Costumes

Children should wear their costumes to school. Please leave any costume “weapons” at home.

Please drop your child off at their classroom.

Our “Horrible’s Parade” and Sing a long will begin at 9:05 in the gym. It should last about 15 minutes. There is plenty of room to bring family members.

Scholastic Books

This month’s Scholastic Reading Club Flyers are now available on line at scholastic.com/reading/club.  With every order you help our school earn free books and supplies.  Please let me know if your order includes a gift for your child and I will contact your when it arrives.

First Time Ordering ONLINE?

Go to scholastic.com/reading club, enter our one-time class activation code: DK2M4.

Shop and submit your child’s book order by OCTOBER 8, 2018. Your books will be delivered directly to the school classroom

UPCOMING EVENTS:

·        Nov. 6: No School: Election Day

·        Nov 12: No School: Veteran’s Day

·        Nov 15/16: Nutrition (Older Classes)

·        Nov 19/20: Thanksgiving Feast

·        Nov 21-23: NO SCHOOL THANKSGIVING BREAK

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September 2018

September 2018

WELCOME TO MRS. MURRAY’S NURSERY SCHOOL:

For some it may be your first year, second year or even your third year at Mrs. Murray’s. We welcome everyone for an exciting year of learning and making new friends.  We want your first day to be happy and fun.

To help with first day jitters for parents and children, we suggest making a “quick exit.” Bring your child into their classroom, greet the teachers, tell your child he/she will have an awesome day, and “I can’t wait to hear about your day at pick up”, give them a big hug and kiss and say good bye. Let the classroom teachers take over and work their “magic” to get them started with their school day.  We have found over the years of teaching if you prolong your goodbye, it prolongs your child’s chance to settle in J. 

If you have a reluctant child, you may give the office a call 978-462-2441 at any time and I will go into the class and check on your child for you.

TEACHER UPDATE:

 It was with great sadness that Mrs. Joanne Wilson let us know she would not be able to teach on Tuesdays/Thursdays due to a conflicting bank schedule. She hopes she will be able to substitute for us at some point.  We will miss her.  Mrs. Kim Mirra will teach Tuesday/Thursdays and Mrs. Becky Parseghian will be her assistant.

MEET AND GREET:

Three Day Program: Monday September 10, 2018 from 9-10 am

Two Day and PreK Four/Five Day Program:  Tuesday September 11, 2018 from 9-10am

If your child is attending the Preschool Four or Five-day program, you may attend either day or both.

Please check in at the table in the entry way. Parents who need to update their child’s folder will be asked to do so and everyone needs to sign the Handbook Acknowledgement page.  An email was sent out on August 30th with the updated handbook. If you did not receive it, please let me know.

Please take a name tag for you and your child and proceed to your child’s classroom.

If you have any questions about the Meet and Greet or which day to attend, please email me at etingley@mapreschools.com.

 

First Day of School:

Three Day Program, PreK Four/Five Day Program and Preschool Four/Five Day Program: Sept. 12th.

Two Day Program: Sept 13th.

School begins at 8:45AM and ends at 12:30PM.

 

TUITION:

Tuition payments are due the 1st of each month. An invoice will be emailed to you. You may pay online, by mail or in person.  A late fee of $15.00 may incur if your payment is not received by the 15th of the month.  

FIELD TRIP:

Our first field trip will be to Apple Crest Farm, 133 Exeter Road (RT 88) Hampton Falls, NH www.applecrest.com.  Their field trip coordinator advised us to do the Green Apple Tour instead of the Red Apple Tour due to the ages of our students.  She stated the machinery is really loud.  Drop off will be at the farm at 9:45 am and pick up will be at 11:00. If you would like to join us it is a great opportunity to meet other parents. The cost is $5.00.  We will have a signup sheet in the hall the week of the 17th.  Payment is due at that time.  You may pay in cash or by check payable to MMNS.  This is not a sibling friendly field trip.

On Thursday September 27, 2018 the following programs will participate:

  • Two Day Program –Mrs. Mirra/Mrs. Parseghian class and Mrs. Turturro/Mrs. Riley’s class

  • Four/Five day – Mrs. Gray/Mrs. Smith’s class  

On Friday September 28, 2018 the following programs will participate:

  • Three Day Program: Mrs. Smith/Mrs. Semesynei class, Mrs. Turturro/Mrs. Riley’s class and Mrs. Mirra/Mrs. Parseghian’s class.

If your child is in our Preschool Five-Day Program, you may choose which day you would like your child to go. Please let your child’s teacher know which day you choose.

No School:

On Friday September 28th, there will be not school for those attending our PreK Five Day Program due to the Applecrest field trip.  

FOR FUTURE REFERENCE:

The PreK Four/Five Day Program will always follow the Two-Day program schedule for field trips, enrichment programs, sing a longs, parties and Parents day show.

SNACK TIME:

Please refer to your child’s classroom schedule for time. Please supply a napkin, a drink, a healthy snack and a water bottle for use after gym if needed.

WE ARE TREE NUT AND PEANUT SENSITIVE which mean a snack may be processed on equipment that processed nuts, but MAY NOT CONTAIN NUTS.

CHILDREN’S RECORDS:

Please notify the office of any changes in addresses, email addresses, phone numbers, cell phone numbers, emergency contacts or custody agreements.  The office will notify you a month in advance, when your child needs a new physical if it is during the school year.

FIRE DRILLS/LOCK DOWN DRILLS:

We will practice fire drills once a month and lock down drills twice a year. The first day of school your child’s teacher will explain what a fire drill is and will show them what they will need to do. Starting in October, I will use a hand-held smoke detector outside the classroom doors to alert the classrooms we are having a fire drill.  Within the first month of school the Newburyport Fire Department will conduct a fire drill.

WEBSITE:

Our school website is www.mapreschools.com  The Parent’s Lounge password is MM2018. Our school calendar and Monthly Newsletter is posted there and in the entry way bulletin board, so you can check for important dates of things that are happening at school.

FACEBOOK:

On our facebook page we will post important information and pictures of the week on “Foto Fridays”

UPCOMING EVENTS:

  • 4th/5th: In house Program: Fire Dept.

  • 8th: No School: Columbus Day

  • 11th/12th:  Nutrition (all classes)

  • 18th/19th:  Picture Day

  • 25th/26st In house Program: Police Dept.

  • 30th/31st: Halloween Sing a long (9:05-9:25 Am-Gym) (Parents, siblings, family members are welcome to attend

  • Halloween Party

 

 

 

 

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Nicole Boyle
June 2018

June 2018

“Our Happy School Is Over…

Music: This week the children will be entertained by Peter Sheridan on Thursday May 31 and Friday June 1st.

During the week of June 4th: Year end folders with progress reports, and extra clothing will be sent home on Tuesday June 5th and Weds. June 6th.

·        Thursday June 7th : is the last day of school for  Mrs. Gray’s class (4 day ), Mrs. Turturro (2 day Tue/Thurs)  and Mrs. Wilson’s (2 day T/TH and 3 day T/TH/Fri class)

·        Thursday June 7th: will be our Parents’ Day show for the Mrs. Gray’s (4 day),  Mrs. Wilson’s (3 day T/TH/FRI and 2 day T/Th class) Mrs. Turturro’s (2 day t/th) Parents still drop your child off at their classroom for 8:45 am.  The parents’ day show begins at 9:30 in the church sanctuary. After the music part of the show children will be dismissed to parents and then you may join us in the café for snacks and drinks . Children will not be returning to their classrooms so no lunch boxes are needed that day. You are free to leave with your child any time after the music part of our show.

·        Friday June 8th: is the last day of school for Mrs. Smith’s (3day) Mrs. Turturro’s (3 day) and Mrs. Mirra’s (3 day)

·        Friday June 8th    will be our Parents’ day show for the 3 day classes MWF parents will drop children off at their classroom for 8:45am. The show will be held in the church sanctuary. After the music part of the show children will be dismissed to parents and then you may join us in the Cafe for snacks and drinks. Children will not be returning to classrooms so no lunch boxes are needed that day.  You are free to leave with your child any time after the music part of the show.

·        Parents Day Snacks: You are welcome to bring in snack/finger foods for the party in the café

·        Monday June 11th: If your child is signed up for camp , the hours are Mon=Fri 8:45-12:30pm June 11-15th. Please bring a “nut free, peanut free snack and a drink for them. Please include a water bottle as well, we do have extra activities in the gym or possible outside activities.

·        Registration Packets : Packets will be given out to returning students Tuesday June 5 and Weds. June 6th at arrival time. All new incoming students will receive packets by mail. They will be mailed out by June 8th. Please do not sign and date them until after June 8th, the paperwork needs to be valid for the whole school year.

 We do still have openings for September 2018! Please let your friends and families know, send us an email or have them sign up on our webpage.

 If there are any “graduates” that have siblings that may come to us in the future, you may email me with their names birthdates, phone numbers and I can put them on the pre-registration page and give you a call when registration starts for the year they will be attending.

 We hope you all have a great summer and we will see some of you back in September!



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Elizabeth Tingley
May 2018

May 2018

Spencer Peirce Little Farm Field Trip: We hope everyone enjoyed our trip to the farm. Although the weather was not ideal at the start of Thursday’s trip, it was a great day. Friday the weather was better and made for a great time outside. The children all had a fun time. We hope they shared their stories of feeding the animals, learning about shearing sheep and spinning wool, and of course the tractor ride!J

Honey Pot Club Sign up: The Honey Pot Club is a camp being offered for current students of Mrs. Murray’s Nursery School. It will be held in two sessions. Week #1 is June 11-15th 8:45-12:30pm, “Under The big top” will be the theme. Week #2 is June 18-22 8:45-12:30pm “Into the Jungle”. Each session will be based on a theme and consist of story time, arts and crafts, free play, gym/or outdoor activity and snack time (provided by parents). The cost will be $130.00 per child per week. Registration begins on Tuesday May 1, 2018. It will be on a first come, first serve basis. There will be a sign-up sheet in the front entry way. You may sign up for one week or for both weeks. Payment is due at sign up. Please make checks payable to Mrs. Murray’s Nursery School. If you have any questions about the program, please speak to Mrs. Riley or Mrs. Gray

Nutrition in the class: Thursday May 17th and Friday May 18th will be our last nutrition class with Mrs. M. We will be having a Pizza Party to celebrate.

Mrs Gray’s Annual Art Show: Mrs. Gray’s class will have their art work on display on May 10th and 11th from 8:45-9:15 am. This year is a Monet Theme.

Craaaazy Hat Popsicle Party: Thursday May 24th, the 4day, 2 day and T/TH/Fri and on Friday the 3 day MWF classes will have a Craaaazy Hat day and Popsicle Party. Children can design/make their own crazy hats at home or wear a craaazy hat that they have to school that day. We will have a Popsicle party after gym time (so please still send in a snack)

Memorial Day: NO SCHOOL MONDAY MAY 28th,2018 to observe Memorial Day

Parent’s Day Show: Our Parent’s day show this year will be on Thursday June 7th(4 day, 2 day, T/TH/ Fri classes) and Friday June 8th (MWF classes) NO SCHOOL on Friday JUNE 8th for the T/TH/Fri class. Our show starts at 9:30 am in the church sanctuary. Please drop your children off at their classrooms for 8:45 am. The show last approximately 30-45 minutes. The sanctuary is Handicap accessible and is large, so Grandparents, Aunts and Uncles can be invited as well. The children will be dismissed to their parents/caregivers after the show. At that time you are welcome to join us in the café for a snack with classmates, teachers and families J If you would like to bring a treat for our “cast party” that will follow the show, a sign up genius party list will be emailed out, Please remember NO PEANUTS,PEANUT BUTTER, or TREE NUT PRODUCTS.

Last Day of School: Thursday June 7th is the last day of school for the 4 day, 2 day, t/th/fri classes. Friday June 8th is the last day for the MWF classes.

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Elizabeth Tingley
April 2018

April 2018

Nutrition: Mrs M will be in April 12th and 13th for the older classes

Spring Vacation: April 16th-20th the school will be closed for Spring Vacation. We will reopen on Monday April 23rd .

Spencer-Peirce Farm Field Trip: On Thursday April 26th for the 4day, 2day and the T/TH/F class and on Friday April 27th for the 3 day class. No School on Friday for the T/TH/F class. Please Drop off your child by 9:15 am to their teachers at the farm and pick up is at 11:30am at the farm. IF you would like to stay on the field trip you are welcome to, please just let me know so I have a count. Please dress for out door activities, as we will be outside most of the morning. Boots may be appropriate that day as the grass may be “dewey”. Please remember NO SIBLINGS on our field trips please. Thank you 😊

Parent’s Day Show: Thursday June 7th show will be for the 4 day, 2day and the T/TH/Fri classes. The T/TH/Fri class will have no school on Friday June 8th.Friday June 8th will be for the 3 day MWF classes. Our show starts at 9:30 am in the church sanctuary. Please drop your child off at their classroom for 8:45am. The show lasts approximately 30-45 minutes. The sanctuary is Handicap accessible and is large, so Grandparents, Aunts and Uncles can be invited as well. The children will be dismissed to their parents/caregivers after the show. At that time you are welcome to join us in the café for a snack with classmates, teachers and families 😊 A “ cast party” sign up genius list will be emailed out if you would like to bring a treat for our cast party that follows our show. Pleases remember NO PEANUTS ,PEANUT BUTTER or TREE NUT PRODUCTS

Last Days of School: Thursday June 7th will be the last day of school for 4 day,2 day T/th, and 3 day T/TH/FRI. Friday June 8th will be the last day of school for the 3 day MWF classes.

Honey Pot Club Sign up: The Honey Pot club is a camp being offered for current students of Mrs Murray’s Nursery School. It will be held in two sessions. Week

 

#1- “Under the Big Top” is June 11-15th 8:45-12:30 and Week #2 –“Into the Jungle” is June18th-21. 8:45-12:30pm. Each session will be based on a theme and consist of story time, arts and crafts, free play, gym/or outdoor activities and snack time (provided by parent) The cost will be $130.00 per child per week. Registration begins on Tuesday May 1, 2018. It will be on a first come, first serve basis. There will be a sign-up sheet in the front entry way. You may sign up for one session or for both sessions. Payment is due at sign up. Please make checks payable to Mrs Murray’s Nursery School . If you have any questions about the camp program, please speak to Mrs Riley or Mrs Gray.

UPCOMING EVENTS: MAY 24/25- Crazy Hat and Ice Cream Day. DIY(do it yourself) Make a crazy hat to wear to school for our crazy hat day!!

We still have openings in our Fall 2018 Program. Please let your friends and family know about us and have them email us, info@mapreschools.com or call us 978-462-2441 for a tour! 😊 

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Nicole Boyle
March 2018

March 2018

Valentine’s Day Parties: Thank you to all the parents that brought in the special treats for our parties. We hope you and your child had a good time looking at all their special valentines.

Love Songs: We hope you enjoyed our sing along of “Love Songs” The children did such a great job singing.

Nutrition: Mrs. M will be in on March 8th and 9th for the older classes this month. Literacy: Mrs. G will be in on Mondays for the pre-k classes, alternating with Mrs. Gray’s and Mrs. Smith’s classes.

St Patrick’s Day: We will be celebrating St Patrick’s day on Thursday March 15th and Friday March 16th. Wear a little green or wear a lot. Watch for sign up genius emails to sign up to bring treats for the party.

NO SCHOOL: Friday March 30th the school will be closed for Good Friday Holiday

OPENINGS: There are still some openings for Sept 2018. Please spread the word, you are our Best form of advertising 🙂

Honey Pot Club: The Honey Pot Club is a program taught by Mrs. Riley, Mrs. Gray and Mrs. Tingley. It is a week long program based on a theme TBA in the April Newsletter. There will be two sessions. The hours are 8:45 - 12:30. The cost is $130 per session. Registration will begin on May 1st.

Soccer shots: A new soccer program for 3-5 year olds. For more information please visit them at www.soccershots.org/northcoastalboston/

UPCOMING EVENTS FOR APRIL:

Nutrition: April 12 &13 older Classes School Vacation :April 16th-20th
Field Trip: on April 26th and 27th 

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Nicole Boyle
December 2017

December 2017

Registration for September 2018 Returning students/siblings: Registration Emails were sent out on November 20th. Contracts and Invoices are in the process of being emailed. Please sign your contracts and return to me by Friday December 8th and please pay your nonrefundable deposit of $300.00 for 1 child/$500.00 for 2 children to secure your spot for September 2018.

Thanksgiving Feast: We had popcorn, butter that they made, and Johnny Cakes (they helped measure and mix), applesauce and apple Juice. All our turkeys, pilgrims, Indians and mayflowers enjoyed it. They look so cute in their headbands.

Community Service:

Food Drive: Thank you to the families who contributed to our annual food drive which benefited the Pettengill House in Salisbury, Ma. They were very thankful to be able to restock some of their shelves prior to the holidays.

Placemats for Veteran’s Day: Our local Veterans loved the placemats your children made for their luncheon at Michael’s Harborside.

Holiday Treats: Please watch your email for sign up for our Christmas Party treats.

Christmas Sing along: On Thursday December 14th (Tues/Thurs (Fri) and 4 day program) and Friday December 15th(MWF program) in the gym we will have a Christmas sing along for parents. It will be at 9:05 am.

Christmas parties: We will be having our parties on Thursday Dec.14th and Friday December 15th. We will be doing our traditional gift exchange at the parties. Children should bring in a $10.00 gift on or before December 11th .Girls buy for a girl and boys for a boy. Please wrap, sign your child’s name to it and give it to the teacher. Maybe (wink, wink) Santa will be paying us a visit, courtesy of the Newburyport Fire Department.

We will have school on Monday December 18th and Tuesday December 19th.

School Cancellations: Just a reminder If Newburyport Public school cancels due to weather we will be closed also. If they call a delay with no AM kindergarten or no preschool, we will be open unless you receive an email or a phone call from your child’s teacher that we have cancelled.

Shirt Sales: We have Tee shirts and Sweatshirts with the Mrs. Murray’s Nursery School Logo on them for sale . Short sleeve tee’s are $12.00, Long sleeve Tee’s are $15.00 and our hoodie sweatshirts are $25.00. If you would like them hidden for a gift, please let me know and I can bag them ahead of time for you.

Upcoming Events:

SCHOOL REOPENS TUESDAY JANUARY 2,2018
No School Monday January 15th MLK Nutrition for older classes
Janaury 18th/19th Pajama day and Movie day Jan. 25th/26th 

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Nicole Boyle