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Important Dates!


Here are some important dates for the Center this year:


Monday, April 7th – Tuesday, April 16th– Parent/Teacher Conferences (You will receive an email to sign-up for a conference day/time.)


            Friday/Monday (11th & 14th)                       Bluejays, Robins and Hummingbirds

            Monday/Tuesday (15th & 16th)                   Bumblebees, Butterflies and Cardinals


Monday, April 14th – Friday, April 25th– Oviparous Animals theme with special presentations for the Dolphins, Seahorses, Jaguars and Tigers (All other classes will have a chance to see any animals that are visiting the center during this time.)


Wednesday, April 16th– Oviparous Animal theme (animals that lay eggs).  In the morning, the children will participate in a center-wide egg hunt.  (Some classes will request that children bring a basket and others will make their own in the classrooms. Please check with your child’s teacher and further details will go home closer to the event.)


Wednesday, April 23rdConsultant Presentation on the results of the Program Review to Parents, 4:30pm in the Multipurpose Building (This includes their complete findings, benchmarking and recommendations, as well as a presentation by Kisha on the center’s plan of implementation of the recommendations.)


Thursday, April 24th– Preschool graduation rehearsal (Jaguars/Tigers), 9:00am – 1:00pm (Students will travel by Aggie bus to Rudder, rehearse, have lunch in the MSC and then return to the center. Parents are welcome to join their child for lunch in the MSC, however, please let us know ahead of time since seating may be limited.)


Thursday, April 24th– Mini Mini Unogwaja Challenge – Dolphins, Seahorses, Jaguars and Tigers will be involved in a mini-running challenge in support of this marathon that occurs across South Africa in May. One major highlight to stress the unity of the runners is that they all wear red socks!  The center is supplying a pair of red socks for each child and a T-shirt, we only ask that the children wear a pair of shorts and shoes/sneakers to be comfortable running. Cory Arcak, a Student Affairs staff member and College of Education doctoral student was selected to be on the support team in South Africa during this event.  She was the only American selected.  I have attached the link to information on this event and are honored that she chose our students to be representatives of this event (which provides funding for food, medicine, lodging and school supplies to youth orphaned due to HIV/AIDS ( Please watch the video for a history of the challenge. It was truly inspiring. J


Friday, April 25th – Center closes at 4:30pm (to allow teachers/staff center-wide to attend graduation).


Friday, April 25th Graduation (Jaguars and Tigers), 6:00pm, Rudder Tower, 301 (For students participating in graduation ceremonies, a $25.00 charge for the cap, tassel and graduation gown will be due in April.  Students will need to be dropped off in Rudder, 302 no later than 5:40pm dressed and ready for the procession. Refreshments will be served immediately following the ceremony.)


Saturday, April 26th– Family Picnic, Tiffany Park, 3890 Copperfield Drive, Bryan, 9:00am until 1:00pm. (An online sign-up sheet for food and/or beverage donations from families will  be sent prior to the event and additional information will be sent home.)


Friday, May 9th– Summer and Fall Parent Agreements due


Monday, May 12th– Morning with Mom, Multipurpose Room, 7:30am – 9:30am (Continental breakfast with mom and activities in the classroom)


Friday, May 23rd– Center closes at 12:30pm for staff professional development


Monday, May 26th – Center closed for Memorial Day holiday


Monday, June 16th – Donuts with Dad, Multipurpose Room, 7:30am – 9:30am (Continental breakfast with dad and activities in the classroom)


Thursday, July 3rd – Center-wide July 4th parade/lunch with parents, 11:00am (Parents encouraged to attend and line the parade route, then have lunch in the classroom.)


Friday, July 4th – Center closed for Independence Day holiday


Friday, August 22nd – Center Closed for teacher professional development and preparation for of classrooms for the new school year


Monday, August 25th– New BGCC school year




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