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May Days!

Can you believe it’s already May? Everything is starting to turn green and flowers are blooming! Spring is officially here!


We have a busy month ahead of us! This month our theme is “Shops All Around” and we are learning all about the different shops around our towns!  We will also be talking about money and other places where we can spend it!

We celebrated Cinco de Mayo at the school on Tuesday! The children enjoyed some festive treats and had a blast doing festive activities like hitting a pinata and dancing to “The Mexican Hat Dance!”

Yesterday was Pajama Day at our school!  We came to school in our favorite PJ’s to show our school spirit!

This Sunday the 10th is Mother’s Day! Don’t forget!  On Monday all the Moms are invited to enjoy a muffin at drop-off!

Next week is Teacher Appreciation Week! We have some fun things planned to show our teachers how much they are appreciated!

On Tuesday the 19th, wear purple to show your school spirit!

We are going to enjoy some yummy ice cream sundaes with the children on Wednesday the 20th!

Our school is closed on Monday the 25th to celebrate Memorial Day! Enjoy the time with your family and friends!

Friday the 29th we are going to have a Goddard School Picnic!  Pack a lunch for your child to enjoy on a blanket outside with their friends! Rainy weather won’t stop us! We can lay out our blankets in the hallway!




by Kaitlyn Guenther

So many flowers are blooming.

Petite little squirrels come out to play.

Really big bears awake from their slumbers.

Imaginative children enjoy a walk with their friends.

No tree is left standing without any leaves.  So

Go ahead, jump for joy because spring is here.


Written by: Kara Scott



May News

The Goddard School“Shops All Around”

Your child (ren) will be learning about different kinds of shops around their neighborhood and/or town during the month of May.

News to know:

1. Teacher Appreciation Week: We will be celebrating our amazing teachers all week long next week May 5 – 9. Gifts and treats will be provided by the front office all week long. If you would like to recognize your child’s teachers in any way, we have designated Thursday as parent’s day to show their appreciation. Attached to this newsletter is a paper flower. We are asking you to write something nice about your child’s teachers on the flower and return to the office. We will then be displaying the flowers around their classroom doors.

2.Social Media Policy: Now that you are receiving pictures from our new Tadpoles program on a daily basis; I wanted to take a moment to remind you of our Social Media Policy that you signed when you enrolled at Goddard. Parents may not post publibly in any form any photos or video footage from The Goddard School that include images of any children in a picture that are not their own. Parents may not identify the location of The Goddard School in any social media outlet including but not limited to Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Vine, and Snapchat.

3. Tadpoles: Hopefully by now you are all receiving emails from Tadpoles, our new online parent communication program. Beginning next week we will no longer be distributing paper Daily Activity Reports. If you are not receiving electronic emails from Tadpoles, please stop in the office to ensure we have your proper email. Beginning in June, Parent Newsletters will be emailed to your thru Tadpoles. We hope you are enjoying our new program!

4. Picture Day: This year instead of having a picture day in June, we will be having a spring picture day in May. Lions, Cheetahs, Chimps, and Giraffes will be on Thursday, May 8th in the morning. Elephants, Zebras, and Crocodiles will be photographed on Friday, May 9th in the morning. Say Cheese!!!

Important Dates:

May 7th – Goddard Pajama Day!

May 8th and 9th – Picture Day!

May 20th – Wear Purple to School Day!

May 21st – Ice Cream Sundaes!

May 26th – Closed! Happy Memorial Day!

May 30th – Goddard School Picnic!

Written by: Kim Hensinger

Oh! that we two were Maying Down the stream of the soft spring breeze; Like children with violets playing, In the shade of the whispering trees.”
— Charles Kingsley Quotes

May News

Here are some things to know for May!!

Teacher Appreciation Week is May 13th to May 17th. Please join us in celebrating our amazing teachers. Gifts and treats will be provided by the front office all week long. If you would like to be part of this celebratory week, we will be collecting monetary donations to be dispersed to all the teachers and assistants. Let’s make them feel special like they make our children feel special everyday!

Muffins for Mom will be on Friday, May 10th. During the morning drop off there will be muffins to share with your child in honor of Mother’s Day. Start off your day with a special treat with your child!

Reminder: The school will be closed on Monday, May 27th in observance of Memorial Day. We hope you and your family have a safe and fun holiday weekend!

Spotlight Teacher: Congratulations to our newest Spotlight teacher, Miss Lynne. She has been with us for almost a year and has been a great addition to the Preschool room. We are so happy she is part of the team, please stop by to learn more about her on the wall by the lobby door and tuition box!

“Among the changing months, May stands confest The sweetest and in the fairest colors dressed” – James Thomson

Written by: Kim Hensinger