A Note From Our Assistant Principal
Spring has finally arrived and we want to make sure all of our students can take full advantage of our outdoor play spaces. One of the best ways to ensure this is for each child’s cubby to be cleaned out and ready for the season. Please make sure that your child’s cubby has a full set of well-fitting weather appropriate clothes that are labeled. Additionally, now is a great time to start collecting sunscreen so that we are ready for the first hot and sunny day of the year. Please label all containers of sunscreen that you send to school with your child. Our teachers are planning outdoor games, lessons and picnics to celebrate spring. We can’t wait to share these activities with your child!
Register for Summer Camp!
Summer Camp registration is currently underway. We hope that your family will be joining us! Please visit the front desk for a copy of our camp brochures or visit
our Summer Camp Website at: https://www.carringtonacademy.com/preschools/atlanta/cumming-midway/programs/summer-camp/
Current families have priority registration until May 1st.
Family Fun in Cumming, Georgia
Spring is a great time to get outdoors and try something new as a family. A few of our favorite things to do around town are: http://www.forsythforfamilies.com/
- Family picnics at Flowler Park
- Loading up the strollers for a family walk at the lake
- Riding the mini train at Zoo Atlanta
- Visiting the dolphins at Georgia Aquarium
Week of the Young Child
Week of the Young Child is an annual celebration hosted by the National Association for the Education of Young Children celebrating early learning, young children, their teachers, and families.Please join us in celebrating our young children and the joy they bring to our world!
Music Monday! April 16, 2018
Sing, dance, celebrate, and learn
Through music, children develop math, language, and literacy skills – All while having fun and being active! Make up and record your own unique version of a song or write your own. Listen to music from different cultures and create your own musical instruments
Tasty Tuesday April 17, 2018
Healthy eating and fitness at home and school
This fun, food-themed day is about more than just cheese and crackers. Cooking together connects math with literacy skills, science, and more. With the rise in childhood obesity, you can encourage healthy nutrition and fitness habits at home and in the classroom. Create your own healthy snacks and share the recipes with the class. This is a great week to create a “classroom recipe book” with the students and share with the class. Ask family members to donate their child’s favorite food and add to the classroom’s recipe book.
Work Together Wednesday April 18, 2018
Work together, build together, learn together
When children build together they explore math and science concepts and develop their social and early literacy skills. Children can use any building material—from a fort of branches on the playground to a block city in the classroom, or a hideaway made from couch pillows at home. Be creative with building. Think of STEM activities…. Bring items from the outside to your classroom. Don’t be afraid to ask parents for donations to help make this day of building special.
Artsy Thursday April 19, 2018
Think, problem solve, create
Children develop creativity, social skills and fine motor skills with open-ended art projects where they can make choices, use their imaginations, and create with their hands. On Artsy Thursday celebrate the joy and learning children experience when engaged in creative art making. Use any materials—from crayons to paint, clay to crafts! Water color paint outside, or vertical paint on the fence outside.
Family Friday April 20, 2018
We are inviting families to join us on this day to help plant in the Sensory Garden/ Big Playground Garden! We will also be taking plant donations, mulch donations, and gardening tool donations to help make this day of planting and being in nature together special. Each classroom will participate in the Sensory Garden/Big Playground Garden planting during their morning outside time. We will also wear red and black on this day as we celebrate releasing ladybugs!
Fruit Bearing Plants
Soil & Organic Soil
Hand Shovels & Hand Rakes
April 2nd-6th “Wild Earth” Spring Break
April 16th-20th- Week of the Young Child
April 20th- Lady Bug Day- wear Red & Black
April 22nd- Earth Day
April 19th —Cap & Gown Pictures Pre-k B, Pre-k 2, and Ga Pre-k
April 30th—Links to Learning folders go home