May, 2016 Last Day Celebration Our annual tradition of celebrating the school year on the last day at the Columbus Zoo will continue! On Friday, May 27th, all children and family members are invited to the zoo for the celebration! The day will begin with a ceremony to acknowledge those children who are leaving our program to enter first grade. The ceremony will be followed by a continental breakfast. The festivities will begin at 9:30 a.m. and conclude around 11:00 a.m. The rest of the day is yours! Hopefully, the weather will be beautiful and you can enjoy the zoo with your family and friends! Gates will open at 9:00 a.m. It will be necessary for everyone to enter through the public admission gates. Please be sure to allow enough time as lines do usually begin to form. This year we are having our celebration at the Pavilion. It is located near entry plaza on the left, past the gift shop. We will be sending an invitation home with your child in the coming weeks. A RESPONSE IS REQUIRED. The school will be paying for any non-member students and their parents. This invitation will help us to determine how many admissions to purchase as well as how many guests to expect. If you are a member of the zoo, there will also be a place for you to include your membership number. The zoo requires that we provide this information for our group. All other guests will need to pay admission. Children under 2 are free and parking is free. Check your invitation for details on how you can pre-purchase admission tickets. As the school will be closed there is no Extended Care available. All children must be accompanied by an adult at the ceremony. We hope that everyone can attend!
Coming Events Friday, May 6th 2016-2017 Tuition Agreements Due
Friday, May 13th Zoo R.S.V.P. Due
Thursday, May 26th 10:00 a.m. Graduation Rehearsal and Kindergarten Pizza Party
Friday, May 27th 9:30 a.m. Last Day Celebration at Columbus Zoo
Tuesday, May 31st 7:15 a.m. Abbreviated Summer Program Begins
Friday, June 3rd Last Day for Abbreviated Summer Program
Graduation Rehearsal Traditionally, on the final day at the school before graduation at the zoo, the graduates have a practice ceremony at 10:00 a.m. We ask that all afternoon kindergartners who are graduating to first grade arrive at school on Thursday, May 26th at 10:00 A.M. After practice, the graduates will be treated to lunch with the teachers. The lunch will be pizza, carrot sticks, apple slices, ice cream and milk. If you wish to supplement your child’s lunch, please feel free to do so. If you have any questions, please call the office. American Red Cross Bloodmobile We are very excited to announce that we will be hosting an American Red Cross Blood Drive on Monday, May 8th from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.. Please mark your calendars and consider signing up to donate. Please visit : www.redcrossblood.org. Sponsor Code: DMA. Abbreviated Summer Program Just another reminder that the Abbreviated Summer Program will be available Tuesday, May 31st thru Friday, June 3rd from 7:15 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. The rates are: $39.00 per day (7 hours or more); $7.50 per hour (less than 7 hours). Please contact the office to register your child. Summer Art Camp Summer Art Camp registration forms are now available. The Camp session is one week—June 6th to 10th with morning and afternoon choices (9:00 am to 11:30 am) and (12:00 pm to 2:30 pm). Registration forms are due 2 weeks prior to the session. Mail forms to: Susan Strohl, 83 Glenmont Ave., Columbus, OH 43214. If you have any questions or need forms, please do not hesitate to call the office.