01 December 1998

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Wow, October already! We’ve only been in school for a little over a month and the school year has started with so much enthusiasm! There is still much more to look forward to!! We had some amazing smiles during individual school pictures, thank you to all of the parents that helped throughout the week. We could not have done this without your help. Next week is fire prevention week. Ask your child to show you what they are learning about fire safety. This is an opportune time to check the smoke detectors in your house and replace the batteries in them. Also to make a family escape plan in case of an emergency in your home. The Nassau Bay Fire Department is bringing the truck and providing a safety presentation Tuesday, 10/9, and Wednesday, 10/10 from 9:3011:30am. Any parents that are able to help the children on and off the truck during this time is greatly appreciated. Just let us know which day you are available. Thank you to the Nassau Bay Volunteer Fire Department for participating and teaching our students as they continue to serve the community. The children learn about various Community Helpers throughout the year. Not all Community Helpers are human, some are animals! This month they will enjoy a special visit with JOY the comfort dog during their activity period. JOY, is a trained service dog and fully vaccinated 2 year old Golden Retriever. If you DO NOT want your child to participate in this activity, please let Administration know. There will be an alternative activity for those children not able or not wanting to participate. Some Other October calendar events you may want to make note of: 10/1 Double Good Popcorn orders and monies are due. 10/1-5

Proofs from Lifetouch Preschool Portraits will be placed in your child’s cubbie. All order will placed online and Lifetouch will mail directly to the address you provide.


PK Vision Screening. Monday only, Dr. Charlise Gunderson and her colleagues at Coastal Eye Associates have donated their time to screen the vision of the children four years and older.**


PK Hearing Screening. Mrs. Sharon Dahms, a certified Audiologist, member of Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, and former member of the Day One Administrative Staff has volunteered her services again this year to the children in the program.** ** Permission slips are required to be completed for children to participate. Any child not participating on these dates are required to provide documentation that he/she has been screened prior to December.


DOCA 40 Year Anniversary Celebration has been rescheduled from Thursday, October 18 to Thursday, November 8.


Box Tops for Education. Now is the time to turn in all of those box tops that you have been saving all summer long. All box tops will need to be collected by Friday, October 19 so they may be counted, sorted, packaged and shipped by the following week. You may sign up as a supporter by visiting www.boxtops4education.com and enter Gloria Dei Early Childhood Ministries (our name has not been changed in their system) in the “school” field. This will benefit our program and offer you special perks for signing up.


What a GREAT opportunity!! Day One Christian Academy students and their families are invited for an evening at Lutheran South Academy. This is an opportunity to visit the kindergarten and school as you are deciding “life after Day One!” Dinner will be provided to all attending and childcare is available for your very little ones.


“God is with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:9 You are invited to share in praise and worship with your child during Parent Chapel at 11am followed by lunch at 11:30am.


You are invited to fun family event in the Lutheran South Academy High School parking lot. Trunk or Treat on Sunday from 3-5pm. Please see flier in your child’s cubbie for additional information.


Spirit Day! This is a normal school day at Day One Christian Academy (Halloween is not part of our curriculum) so please dress your child in their Day One Christian Academy t-shirts.

Now that it is the autumn season, the weather tends to be warm one day and cooler the next with rain in between. Please dress your child appropriately for the ever-changing weather and provide alternate clothing for your child if you anticipate the weather might change during the school day. A change in weather also brings changes in the seasonal allergies and illnesses. Please help your child with nose wipes and washing hands at home as well as at school, so together we may control the spread of germs. Please, DO NOT send your child to school if you suspect they are ill or they do not feel well enough to participate in classroom activities. If you have any questions that I may help you with, you may contact me at [email protected] Please visit our website at www.dayonechristianacademy.org for continuous updates and additional program information. In His Name, Kathie Walker Director of Day One Christian Academy Gloria Dei Lutheran Church