General Reminders

* Please make sure that your child(ren) has weather appropriate outdoor
clothing (hat, mittens, snow pants, winter coat, and boots) for this month, we
will be going outside all winter and want to make sure everyone is as
comfortable as possible.

* Also please provide your child with indoor shoes or slippers, with the wet
weather we want everyone’s feet to stay dry and warm.

Upcoming Holidays

Closed December 21-25th for Christmas Break

Christmas Break Payment: If your payment falls on a day that we are
closed for Christmas Break (12/21-12/25), you can leave post-dated
checks in the tuition box before break (12/18) or in the outside mailbox by
noon on Friday 12/25.
Thank you and have a great Holiday season!

Holidays Party

We will be having our annual Holiday Party December 16th @ 3:30. Please join us for some fun festive activities in your child’s classroom(s).

The Town and Forest Rooms will be holding their Holiday Concert in the gym and will be having their parties after.

Toys for Tots

In the spirit of giving this Holiday season we will be hosting our
annual Toys for Tots Drive starting today and ending Monday December
14, 2015! Please feel free to donate any NEW, UNWRAPPED TOY to the donation box in the entryway. Thank you in advance for your generosity
this holiday season!

Winter Closing

Please keep in mind the following info as we enter our winter storm season!
–Most of our teachers live close-by and we are all dedicated to being here during storms. If we do not have power we will need to close. In the event that the roads are too treacherous and the forecast is dismal enough that we do need to close, notice will be given to the following television stations and websites:
-Channel 6 WSCH, website: wsch6.com
-Channel 8 WMTW, website:wmtw.com
-Channel 13 WGME, website: wgme.com
*When checking on websites please they are alphabetical, please check under “T” for The Academy.
**If we have an early closing we will close at 1pm we will send an email to all of our families as well as place on tv stations.

Ocean Room News

Ocean Room Happenings

During the month of December in the Ocean Room, we will be making mistle”toes” with their footprints, and reindeer with their handprints and footprints. We will also be making a Christmas present for parents.

Happy Birthday!!

Happy 1st birthday to Delaney and Emma!

Farm Room News

Farm Room Happenings

This month we will be making fun holiday projects to decorate our room! Please make sure you look around the room when dropping off/picking up your child!

Happy Birthday

This month we wish Payton a very Happy Birthday!

General Reminders

Please make sure your child has appropriate outdoor wear (warm coats, hats, mittens, warm shoes/boots). Also, please make sure all items are labeled. Thank you!

Jungle Room News

Jungle Room Happenings

This month we will be talking all about winter! We will be doing activities with winter clothes, holidays, and winter animals. If you have any fun winter books you would like to share with the class for a day please bring one in!

Our Elf on the Shelf, Bernard, is visiting us from the North Pole. The kids love to find him in his new spot every morning!

Check out our monthly calendar for fun happenings this month.

General Reminders:

*We are working hard on potty training with all of our kiddos. One of the big things that we work on with them when going to the bathroom is pulling up their pants by themselves. When dressing them in the morning please think about clothes that will be easy for them to use the bathroom in.

*Snow Pants season is here! A lot of friends having the same color or brand of snow pants please make sure everything is labeled to avoid mix ups.

Forest Room News

Forest Room Happenings

This month we will be focusing on the idea of Welcoming Winter! This
means talking about appropriate clothing to wear when its very cold, talking about
arctic animals, snow, and also ideas that surround the holidays such as Christmas,
Hanukah, and Kwanza!! Our color of the month is Blue and we will be specifically
working on becoming more familiar with the letters G, H, and I!

**Click Here for our monthly calendarto see our themes for each week, as well as
our color of the month, and letters of each week!**

Hellos and Goodbyes:

This month we will be saying “Hello” to our new Forest Room friend Bella! Bella is
3 years old and says some of her favorite things are the color pink, spaghetti, and
playing at home with her mommy! Welcome Bella!

Happy Birthday!!

A big Forest Room Happy Birthday to Jordy Pigeon who will be celebrating his 3rd
birthday on December 16th!

Town Room News

Town Room Happenings

I wanted to thank all our parents who made it out to conferences last
week! We really appreciate your involvement and cooperation! If you have
not had one yet and would like to still set one up, please let Miss Kim know
and I would be glad to make those arrangements! Our weekly themes this
month are: Snow, Hibernation, Holidays & New Year’s /Winter Fun!

Here are some upcoming events:
Tuesday December 15th- Holiday Concert (wear red & green)
Thursday December 17th – Santa Visits!!! (PJ Day)

**Click Here for our monthly calendar to see our themes for each week, as well as our color of the month, and letters of each week!**

Hellos and Goodbyes:

This month we want to first and foremost welcome our new teacher Miss
Kara!!! We are so excited to have her join our classroom as we know she will be a
great addition!

Happy Birthday!!

On December 9th we will be celebrating Jacey’s 4th birthday and on December 10th we will be celebrating Paddy’s 5th birthday!

Fire Drill

We had our monthly fire drill right before our holiday break on November 25th at 8:45.



Hello to our wonderful families!

Here’s a peek at what’s been going on this month at The Academy!

General Reminders

* It is getting chilly outside, please make sure to bring in weather appropriate coats, shoes, hats, and mittens as needed.

*We will be closed Monday October 12th for Columbus Day.

Parents Night Out

We will be having a Parents Night Out on October 23rd from 6-10PM. Please fill out the following form and return it to your child(ren)’s teacher if you would like your child to participate.

Halloween Party and Trick or Treating

Please join us on October 30th for our annual Halloween party at 3:30. Each classroom will be doing fun Halloween activities within their classrooms and we would love parents to join us to take their child(ren) trick or treating from room to room. You can send your child to school in their costume or bring it to put on after rest time. We look forward to seeing all of the kiddos costumes this year!

Potluck Date

We will be rescheduling our Potluck for this Thursday the 8th from 4-5pm. Look for our sign up sheet on the hallway white board, we hope you will join us!

Ocean Room News

We are excited to see Eoighan moving up to the Farm Room at the end of this month, we know he will do great! We are also excited to have Genny joining us!

This month we will be doing some fun Halloween crafts and sensory activities with footprints.

Farm Room News

We are excited to welcome Eoighan at the end of this month to our room!

Our activities this month will include painting pumpkins, playing with pumpkin seeds in the sensory table, making a leave collage and getting ready for Halloween! We are looking forward to playing outside in the cool air!

Jungle Room News

Jungle Room Happenings

This month we will be talking about pumpkins, apples, leaves, and Halloween. We will be painting and carving pumpkins, doing some apple stamping, and some fun baking projects. We will also be going on a leaf hunt outside! If parents have any fun fall activities to share, please let us know!

Happy Birthday!

We want to wish a big happy birthday to our friends this month!! Happy Birthday to Lillly 10/5, Claire 10/4, and Willa 10/27. Remember if you would like to bring something in for your child to celebrate with their friends we are a nut free center.


Check out our daily calendar here for specials, fun days, and our weekly themes!

Don’t forget to check your child’s day sheets on top of their cubby for any notes or reminders about their day.


We are very thankful that our new friends are adjusting nicely to the routine of the classroom!
We have a lot of fall themed art work planned for October as well as activities planned learning about farm animals at the fair, scarecrows and Halloween fun!


Crib sheets, blankets, lovie, pillow, hat and a water bottle should be brought in each Monday and brought home on the last day of your child’s week for washing.

Please keep a long sleeve shirt, zip up, or sweat shirt on your child’s hook outside the classroom for days where it’s brisk for outdoor play.

Please keep home toys in backpack or at home until Fridays for our show and share day.

Attached is a copy of our October Calendar- calendar

Jayme and Angela

Town Room News

We have had a great start with our new class! Charlie, Cecelia, Lewie, Sam and Jacey have officially moved into our classroom from the Forest Room and are doing great! We just want to remind parents that for some children it takes some time for them to adjust completely (especially at drop off).

This month our theme is “Harvest Happenings”! The first week will be “Time for Fall”, the second “Four Seasons of the Year”, the third “Music” and the fourth “Halloween”! Check out our themes and weekly fun days here

We would love to have our families come celebrate our Halloween Party with us as, we will be singing some Halloween songs for you!

Fire Drill

We had our Monthly Fire Drill this month September 21st.

Have a fun and safe October!


Mindy Brigham and Kayla Levesque
The Academy for Active Learners



Fall Happenings!

We have some great things coming up in the next month that we couldn’t wait to share!

Ocean Room News

Hello and Goodbye!

This month we will be welcoming new friends Oliver and Carson to our infant room! We are saying goodbye to our 1 year old friends Emma, Mira, and Drew, good luck in the Farm Room!

This Month

This month we will ask families to bring in pictures for us to make family collages to hang in our room. We will also be doing some fun sensory activities!

Farm Room News

This month we will be doing a holding hands project and circle of friends project in our room to emphasize the theme.
This month we will be welcoming Lilly, George, Jack, Emma, Drew and Mira.
Nora, Claire and Willa will be moving to the Jungle Room.
Happy birthday to: Frankie on 9/1, Mira on /915 and Emma on 9/28.

Jungle Room News

Jungle Room Happenings!

We will be taking this month to learn all about ourselves and our friends by discussing our bodies, feelings, colors, and all about me! We will be asking families to bring in family photos for a collage (these pictures will be cut and laminated, so please make sure that they are copies!), so be on the lookout for a note home!

Greetings and Goodbye

We are very excited to welcome Willa, Claire, and Nora from the Farm Room and a new friend Madelyn! We are so happy for our friends who get to make the move up to the Forest Room; Max, Aurelia, Jason, and Jackson. We will miss all of you but know you will do wonderful in your next Academy adventure!

We are sad to say that Friday 8/28 was Miss Riley’s last day. She is going back to school and we cannot wait to see her again next summer!!

Happy Birthday!

A big Happy Birthday to our friend Max, who will be turning 3 this month and making the move to the Forest Room!


*Check out our monthly calendar here to see our themes of the weeks and scheduled Fun Days!

We look forward to another fabulous month with you!

Kayla, Stephanie, & Jocelyn

Forest Room News

Hello from the forest room friends!

Summer is coming to an end and with the fall approaching it is time to say goodbye to oldest friends heading to the town room: Charlie, Sammy, Jacey, Cecelia and Lewie- we will be eager to see and play with you all on the playground! We would also like to welcome Aurelia, Jackson, Maxwell, Jason, Trevor and Gianna to our classroom and we are looking forward to teaching a lot of new concepts to them! A big congratulations to Miss Angela who got married this weekend! She will be going on her honeymoon and will return on September 9th. September is all about family friends feelings and manners so if you have any materials at home that your child would like to share to help teach these themes, please bring them in! You can check out our monthly calendar here. Have a great month!
Jayme and Angela

Town Room News


*Please bring in a water bottle with your child’s name on it on Monday or their first day of the week and then bring it home on Friday or the last day of their school week!

*Please make sure to be here for breakfast by 8:30am or call no later than 8:15am if your child will not be able to make it by then as these are prepared ahead of time!

*Please make sure your child is wearing appropriate/comfortable clothes for gym class on Tuesday.

* Please only have your child bring in “toys” on Fridays for Show & Tell as it is a distraction from our daily routines the rest of the week.

*Please bring home all water bottles, towels, bathing suits and bedding home on your child’s last day of the school week to be washed.

*Please drop your child off quickly with a wave or hug goodbye at the door as this seems to always be an easier transition for the child. If you have any important info for us teachers you can call, email kim@theacademyforactivelearners.com or leave a note on their clipboard!

*Please make sure to look at our monthly calendar

Goodbyes and Welcomes

In the first week of September we will be welcoming a new friend named Logan to our classroom! We will also be saying sad goodbyes to our big Kindergarteners. We will greatly miss them, but wish the best of luck to Myles, Wyatt, Jack and Noah! In the second week we will start transitioning our friends from the Forest Room who are moving up, then officially welcome Cecelia, Lewie, Charlie, Jacey and Sam in the third week!

Sign In/Out Sheets

We are making a change in our sign in/out sheet process. Parents will no longer be responsible for signing there children in and out daily. From now on your child(rens) teacher will be signing you in and out each day to avoid confusion when you come in to get your child(ren).


Now that Kayla is back from maternity leave we wanted to let you know that Pat will continue to do all of the invoicing. You can continue to send any questions to billing@theacademyforactivelearners.com.

Mindy vacation

Mindy and Pat will be taking their annual family vacation to Florida on September 15-25. Pat will be doing invoicing still with some assistance with Kayla. We are always available via email with questions.


We are so excited to have our new photographer Carrie Caporino coming to do our Fall photos the mornings of September 9, 10, and 11th! Check out her website at carriecaporino.com.


Ocean and Farm Room – 9/9
Jungle Room and Forest Room last name A-M – 9/10
Forest Room M-Z and Town Room- 9/11
Be on the lookout for an order form in your child(ren)’s cubby. On the order form there are 5 options of backgrounds, but she will be bringing a brick and plain wood option. Please email her if you would like to see what they look like at carriecaporino@gmail.com .

Welcome Potluck

We are so excited to have some new families starting with us this fall. We want them to feel as welcome as possible and will be having a Potluck September 29th from 4-5pm. We will have a sign up sheet on the hallway white board for those who would like to bring something. We look forward to seeing you all there!

General Reminders

*The Academy’s theme for the month of September is Welcome And Meeting Friends!

*Fall is fast approaching so please remember to pack your child a sweatshirt or light jacket to keep them as comfortable as possible while we play outside.

*Reminder that our next holiday is next Monday 9/7 in celebration of Labor Day.

Fire Drill

We had our monthly fire drill on August 12th at 12:15.

Staff Birthdays!

A big Happy Birthday to all of our staff members who have birthdays this month!

Miss Kim in the Town Room- September 14th

Miss Steph M. in the Ocean Room- September 21st

Miss Lauren in the Town Room- September 29th

Thanks again for your continued support! We appreciate all of our families!


Mindy Brigham and Kayla Levesque


Coming Soon

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