Director’s Corner: Friendly Reminders: Rainbow Daycare


Director’s Corner: Friendly Reminders: Rainbow Daycare
Rainbow Daycare
Sacramento, CA
Fall into October
October, 2014
Director’s Corner:
Autumn is here! The leaves are changing colors and
the cooler weather is upon us. We are getting into
the routine of the new school year and learning so
many new things. We have lots of exciting events
coming up so keep your eye out for more information
on how you can participate.
Did you know a fire could happen in just a split
second? Are you prepared to put out a fire? Do you
practice fire drills at your own home? Fire safety is
very important and you should be teaching your child
the dangers of fires as well as what to do in case
there is a fire at your house.
There is little time!
In less than 30 seconds a small flame can get
completely out of control and turn into a major fire.
It only takes minutes for thick black smoke to fill a
house. In minutes, a house can be engulfed in flames.
If you wake up to a fire, you won't have time to grab
valuables because fire spreads too quickly and the
smoke is too thick. There is only time to escape.
Fire is HOT!
Heat is more threatening than flames.
A fire's heat alone can kill. Room temperatures in a
fire can be 100 degrees at floor level and rise to 600
degrees at eye level. Inhaling this super-hot air will
scorch your lungs. This heat can melt clothes to your
skin. In five minutes a room can get so hot that
everything in it ignites at once: this is called
Friendly Reminders:
Extra change of weather appropriate clothes
including socks and underwear
Each child needs a sheet and blanket for nap
For yellow class, purple class and Pre-K please
have your child here by 9:00 so they don’t miss
out on curriculum and circle time
Share toys are for Friday’s only (please check
with your child’s teacher for further
As the weather gets cooler please send a light
jacket or sweater for outside play
Please check your child’s art file frequently
Our annual Fall Fun Festival will be held on
Thursday October 23rd from 6 pm-730 pm.
Thank you to all those who participated in
helping us decide what activities we should do
this year we had a tie on a few of the events
so we will be making our final decisions and
posting them in the front office. We will
need lots of volunteers so be on the lookout
for more information on how you can
participate and donate items for the festival.
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RDC October Newsletter Page 2
Classroom News
Infant/Toddler Room
For the month of October, we are going to be learning
all about harvest and the autumn season. The children
will learn about the color orange and the colors of
autumn (brown, yellow, purple.) We will also learn
about pumpkins and explore the inside of one.
Mark your calendars for Thursday October 23rd for our
annual Fall Fun Festival. Parents and children will have a
great time enjoying food, games and lots of fun. Look
for more information on this exciting event and how you
can participate and earn parent hours.
Friday October 31st is pajama day so bring your
children in their PJ’s. Remember, they still need to have
socks and shoes for outside play.
Parents are welcome and encouraged to join us for story
time. Perhaps you have a special talent that you would
like to share with the class or you could join us for some
fun time outside.
Happy birthday to Kiera and Lily who turn 2 this month.
We want to wish you both a farewell as you join the
yellow class! We would like to welcome Jaydon M and
his family to our class.
Thank you to all the parents who have made donations
to our class. We appreciate all you do!
Yellow Class
This month our class will be talking about harvest and the
season autumn. We will also learn the letters T, I, U, C, D
and E. The color of the month is orange and the shape is
triangle. We will learn the number 2. Spanish word this
month is Dos.
Our annual Fall fun Festival will be held on Thursday
October 23rd from 6 pm-730 pm. This is a great
opportunity to meet other families while having family fun
time. Please look for more information regarding this
special event and how you can help participate and earn
parent hours.
Parents are welcome and encouraged to visit our classroom
anytime. Stop by and join us for a story or two or come
share a talent with our class.
We bid farewell to our friends Anna, Dominic and
Adrienne as they join the purple class. We would like to
welcome our new friends Keira, Lily, Daisy, Sloane,
Bennett, Kenji and Dylan. We are so glad you all are here!
Teacher Feature: Ms. Aijuan (yellow class teacher)
Hello my name is Aijuan Adrianne Chen. I have worked with children for over 11
years now. I worked with a variety of age groups and now I love working with
children ages 2-3 years old in the yellow class. I joined Rainbow Daycare in May of
2008. I think children are the most precious people in the world, the family and the
community. They can change the world and the future. It’s my passion being a
teacher and I enjoy it very much. Teachers help provide a safe and healthy
environment for children to grow and learn. When teachers and children work
together as a team, we can build a great community for our children.
I was born in china and I speak 4 languages. My favorite colors are blue,
yellow and red. My favorite food is pizza. I like singing, swimming, yoga and
traveling. My husband Ruben and I welcomed our son Jaydon to our family in April
2013 we enjoy spending time together as a family and we love to visit different places
and be adventurous!
RDC October Newsletter Page 3
Classroom News - Continued
Purple Class:
Our theme for the month of October is harvest and the
season autumn. The letters we will focus on this month
are: I, T and L and the number 4. The color this month is
orange and the shape is triangle. Children will continue to
practice writing, spelling and recognizing their names.
Special Events this month:
• October 2nd we will make a class pizza!
• October 10th we will make a homemade ice cream!
• October 31st what’s inside a pumpkin? We will dissect a
pumpkin to find out!
Parents are welcome and encouraged to join our class for
story time or anytime! We would love to have parent
volunteers in the class to read a story or two.
Thank you to the Sciandri family and the Harvey family
for donating books and glue we greatly appreciate it.
Ms. Jessica S. will begin her maternity leave on October
1 . We will miss her very much and wish her all the best
with her new baby girl. Ms. Jessica will be back at
Rainbow sometime in February of 2015.
Friday’s as share days. Please check out the list for share
days that was sent home in September.
Happy birthday to Josie October 17th and to Freddie
October 24th.
We would like to welcome Anna, Dominic, Adrienne and
Natalie to our class this month.
Have you found us on Facebook? You can “Like” our
page, subscribe to updates, keep in contact with other
Rainbow families, post your own stories and updates,
and more! Follow these simple steps to add RDC’s page:
1.Log into
2.Search for Rainbow Daycare, Inc.
3.“Like” the page
4. Select “Get Notifications” and/or “Show in News
Feed” in the pull-down menu, under “Liked”
PrePre-K Class:
This will be our first full month in our Handwriting
Without Tears (HWT) curriculum. We will be learning
about rhyming words, capital letters, comparisons and
sorting. We also will be talking about the new season,
autumn and Halloween.
Special event this month is Fall Fun Festival on
Thursday October 23rd from 6 pm to 730 pm
Parents are encouraged and welcome to join our class for
special activities. This month fell free to join us for either
or both of the following:
• Friday October 24th - Pumpkin painting in the morning
around 930 am
• Friday October 31st - fall cookie baking in the morning
around 930
Thank you to all the families who joined us for our pot
luck and for Open House.
Parent Board of Directors
Please extend a warm welcome to our Board of
Directors. Board Officers serve a one-year term
from October to October.
Rainbow would like to welcome our newest Board
Members, Jackie Caldwell and Thad Selden. We
would also like to welcome Meridith Selden as our
fundraising coordinator. Thank you all for joining
us we are so happy to have you on board.
Our monthly Board Meetings will be held “offsite”
the third Thursday of each month unless otherwise
noted. We will be sure to let everyone know the
location well in advance.
President - Thea Perrino-Zago
Treasurer - Jeremy Burlingame
Secretary - Thomas Barr
Member - Andrew Schwarz
Member - Steve Lanterman
Member - Christina McCain
Member - Jackie Caldwell
Member - Thad Selden
Board meeting minutes are available for review in
the front office.
RDC October Newsletter Page 4
Green Class
• plastic bags (thank you for keeping us well stocked!)
Yellow Class
• scratch paper
• crayons
• markers
• autumn decorations.
• We would love to have a 5 gallon fish tank for our
hamster Flower. She keeps getting out of her
current home and we don’t want to lose her.
Rainbow can always use donations of plastic grocery bags,
collage materials, (sequins, stickers, pom poms, google
eyes) bubbles, glue sticks and finger-paint.
Purple Class
• Radio/cd player
• Leaves of all shapes and colors
• Acorns
• Fall collage materials
Pre-K Class
• Fall leaves
• Autumn collage materials (leaf stickers,
nature items, pumpkin shapes and feathers)
Check out our “wish list” located by the
cubbies. Donating is a great way to earn
parent hours!
Rainbow will be hosting a “Parent Workday” on Saturday October 11th from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. We will
be working on the following projects:
• Removing and re-positioning some of the rubber tiles on the infant/toddler play-yard.
• Sweeping and hosing down all toys and play equipment.
• Sifting and removing all bark from sand box
• Other smaller projects as needed.
If you are able to help with this “workday” please email Caren. A sign-up sheet will be posted in the front
office. Thank you in advance for donating your time.
Book Orders
Be sure to place your orders by the 25th of every month.
You can order from the fliers you child brings home or directly online at
Use our class code, L6F47, to help Rainbow earn free books and classroom materials. Orders
will be finalized on the last business day of each month. For more details, see administration.
RDC October Newsletter Page 5
Calendar and Events Page!
Harvest Festival and Spaghetti Dinner: Thursday October 23rd 6 pm- 7:30 pm
Thank you to all those who participated in helping us decide what activities we should do this year we had a
tie on a few of the events so we will be making our final decisions and posting them in the front office. We
will need lots of volunteers so be on the lookout for more information on how you can participate and
donate items for the festival.
October Events
Be sure to check in on our calendar, accessible from
our main page!
Rainbow builds community through involvement.
Take part in our fun, silly, and quirky Fun, Fun Friday
themes! Parents are always welcome to drop in and
participate! If you have more ideas, let us know!
October 3rd - Wear your stripes today!
October 10th - Wear your favorite team apparel
October 17th - Pajama’s for PNO
October 24th - Silly hair day!
October 31st - Wear black and orange today!
• October 11th - Saturday Parent workday 9 am – 2 pm
• October 16th - Board Meeting off site
@ Hook and Ladder 1630 S Street
• October 17th - Parents Night Out 6 pm-10 pm
• October 23rd - Musical Moments with Ms. Nancy
9 am-11:30 am
• October 23rd - Fall Fun Festival 6 pm- 7:30 pm
• October 27th - Picture Day for all classes 8 am-11 am
Upcoming Fundraisers
Our next big fundraisers will be FAT CAT in November and
Fun Pasta in December. We will hope to have samples of
FATCAT and the Fun Pasta at the festival so that you can try
them out.
Our annual Holiday Program & Raffle will be held on Thursday
December 4 from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm. If you have any
connections to places that would be willing to donate items for
our holiday raffle (movie tickets, gift cards, restaurants etc.)
please let Caren know.
Mark Your Calendars!
Welcome to another Rainbow school-year! Where joy is shared and hugs are always welcomed. Mark your calendars
now for these exciting Rainbow events!
Breaking Bread
Holiday Program
Friendship Day
Gardening Party
Mommy and Me
Daddy and Me
Yellow Class
(new event)
December 4th (tentative)
Bubble Party
Stay tuned for more details on these events and other fun activities to follow at a later date!