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October 2015 Events

I don’t know if you can tell, but apparently fall, cold weather, and October hit us overnight. Here are the events for the month!

Thursday, October 22nd: Join us for a walking taco Simple Supper from 4:30 to 5:45 in the cafeteria.

Throughout the month of October, all of our classrooms will be decorating their doors! The week of October 26th you can place your vote for your favorite door (until Thursday).

Friday, October 30th: Today will be our Halloween Costume Parade. Be sure to come dressed up and ready for a party! We can’t wait to see what you all come as this year!


Posted on October 01, 2015 by .

Staff Holiday Party 2015

If there’s one thing we can look forward to as the weather gets colder, it’s the holiday season! I don’t want to be the one to tell you this, but there are only 2,561 hours until Christmas! We want to let you know as early as possible that December 11th will be our staff holiday party! We will be CLOSING EARLY at 5:00 pm. Please have arrangements made to pick up your little ones just a little bit early on this day. We’ll continue to remind you so nobody forgets!


Posted on September 08, 2015 by .

Tadpoles Launch Delay

We know you’re just as excited as we are to get Tadpoles up and running! We are experiencing some difficulties getting our wireless network set up, but these issues should be resolved within the next two weeks. After that, we’re only one staff training away from being ready to launch! Everything should be ready in about three weeks or so! Thank you for your patience as we work to transition into this incredibly exciting technology! Please visit tadpoles.com for more information on how Tadpoles will change the way we communicate with our parents!

Posted on August 31, 2015 by .

August 2015 Events

We hate to be the ones to tell you this, but summer is almost over. It’s hard not to be a little excited though, since we’ve got a whole new school year right around the corner. Here are some of the events we’ve got planned for the month as we move into some brand new adventures. Happy August!

August 6th: Happy Birthday, Frank Asch, author of Happy Birthday, Moon! Let’s celebrate with this awesome book!

August 20th: End of Summer Celebration. Remember to bring your child’s water play gear as we celebrate the end of the summer with some outside water time and a treat of Kona Ice!

August 21st: Annual room changes. We will be CLOSED this day as we prepare your new rooms for the school year!

Sunday, August 23rd: All three of our centers will have Open Houses so you can come and meet all of your new teachers!

Urbandale: 1:00 to 2:00
Johnston: 2:00 to 3:00
Ankeny: 3:30 to 4:30

Thank you to everyone who spent the summer with us, and we hope you are as excited as we are for the beginning of the fall!

Posted on August 03, 2015 by .

Joyce Knock

From local author Joyce Knock, who will be visiting us this month:

“My personal journey in the dealing with the death of my grandson, Levi Knock, and in the publishing of the book “I am NOT dumb and I am NOT a stinky butt!” has been both painful and yet comforting to my soul. However, it has allowed me to honor Levi’s memory and be able to use the profits from the sale of the book to provide needed opportunities for many children and young teens.

Recently I was interviewed by Lynn Campbell, communication specialist, College of Human Sciences, Iowa State University where I earned my Masters degree in 1986. Her article was published on the Iowa State University website and on many other news venues and I am grateful for her interest in sharing information about the book and my mission.

I also again want to thank all of you for sharing information via conversation or e-mails which has helped booster the sale of the book. The initial printing was for 500 copies and if sales continue at the current pace a 2nd printing may soon be needed….again thanks to so many of you!!!

If interested the link to Lynn’s article is: http://hs.iastate.edu/…/…/02/joyce-knock-anti-bullying-book/ ”

Joyce will be with us on these dates:

Johnston: June 11th
Ankeny: June 18th
Urbandale: June 25th

We can’t wait to hear her book!

Posted on June 03, 2015 by .