These past few days’ weather was a sure indication that Autumn is indeed here! Leaves seem to have taken a while to change colors, but are now working twice as fast to bring our senses Autumn’s grandiose colors, scents and all! Let’s welcome this new season with a warm cup of good Apple Cider drink (perhaps with a few splashes of Bourbon! ) and head out to enjoy outdoor activities with the whole family Chicago and nearby cities have to offer!


Since the new school year has begun, our KIH children have been very busy in school! We have finally focused on our selected themes of study, now that the children are acclimated and teachers have completed their initial developmental assessment for each child. We always encourage your participation by checking the monthly calendar and sharing theme-related materials with your child’s class. However, please do not send valuable or fragile items to school. Also, always remember to label your child’s belongings. We cannot emphasize enough the importance of labeling things to avoid confusion.


In September, we sent out our School year 2019-2020 Calendar. It is important that you keep this in a prominent place in your home for reference. It has all the school closing dates and important events you need to know. If you did not get a hard copy, you can always reference our school website, thekidsinharmony.com.

- MS. GENNY

KIH AUTUMN FESTIVAL

The BIGGEST and SPOOKIEST news of the month is our AUTUMN FEST, scheduled on Saturday, October 26th (12:00 - 3:00 PM).  It will be at Matthew Bieszczat Center located at 6100 N. Central Ave

Sign up sheets are posted in every classroom for the following:

  • Halloween Parade (KIH children and their family members)
  • Help with set-up/clean-up
  • Food Donation
  • $10.00 gift cards for game prizes (for the adults)
  • Mini gift bags for game prizes (for the children)
  • Trick or treat bags with small tokens only  (for the children participating in the dress-up parade


A BIG shout out to Christine Potempa and Victoria Vidro for offering to provide face painters at the Fest!

Your child’s teachers will be doing a head count for this event, so we can appropriately coordinate the amount of food to be served.

A separate flyer will be sent out with more details regarding the event.  Come one, come all!


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TUITION PAYMENT REMINDER

*Andrea Mitchell (James’ Mom) for coordinating a Dine and Donate night at Fischman Public House on Milwaukee Avenue at Six Corners.  Many of our KIH parents gathered last August 15th and our school received a check last week in the amount of $125.00.  We thank every KIH parent for your untiring efforts in supporting our school’s fundraising events (big and small) as we get closer and closer to reaching our goal and be able to upgrade our playground equipment!  Let’s keep going……  


*Goebbert’s Farm Field trip - To our parent volunteers for accompanying our Jellybean and Rainbow Classes in order to ensure a safe and fun outdoor activity, THANK YOU very mucho!  We think you’re all very “COOL” Moms and Dads!


* Clara’s Mom for donating educational flash cards.


* Stella’s Mom for the puzzles.


* Cassie & Elia’s Mom for classroom supplies.


* James ‘ Mom for children’s books and extra clothes.

And now that it is October, we all know that Halloween is finally here! In our school, that means it is time of good cheer and seasonal excitement – black cats, pumpkins, spiders and more! On Thursday, October 31st, the children should come to school with their costumes on. The children should bring in extra set of clothing to change into if their costume is cumbersome. SORRY, but NO guns and swords are allowed in school.

If you are planning to bring in treats for the children, please remember, NO homemade treats, unwrapped and hard candies, nuts, peanuts, peanut butter, raisins, marshmallows and gums are allowed in school, as per DCFS and Health Department regulations. We will go trick-or-treating to nearby merchants and families that we know of in the neighborhood, as long as it is weather permitting.

If the celebration of Halloween is in conflict with your religious practice or beliefs, please inform the office ASAP, so that we can make arrangements for your child on that day.

MANY, MANY THANKS!

We ask you to consider how you would feel if your employer came to you on your expected payday and told you that your paycheck would be delayed? 

The success of our center depends upon the prompt payment of tuition and fees in order to take care of day-to-day expenses that are encountered. These expenses are computed with the following factors in mind:

· Food, health supplies, craft/activity/curriculum supplies, toys, computers, play equipment and books provided for the children

· Employees' Social Security, Medicare, Workers Compensation, Unemployment Compensation and employee benefits

· Employees' continuing education

· Employee wages and benefits

· Building monthly dues, heat, electricity, telephone, maintenance, and liability insurance

· Additional time spent, each day, on record keeping; clean up from day care, and shopping trips for food and supplies


Please be reminded that tuition payment is due every Friday for the upcoming week.  Payment made after Friday should include late payment fee ($20.00). We thank you for your consideration and attention to this very important matter.


KIH HALLOWEEN PARTY

As stated in our School Year Calendar, we will be closed on Monday, October 14th.  Every Early Childhood Educator is required by DCFS to complete annual inservice hours which is prerequisite in order to continue employment in a teaching facility. The remaining required hours will be completed in February. Please mark your calendars!