Miss Caitlin and Kindermusik

Miss Caitlin, our wonderful music teacher, also works with Kindermusik during the summer.  If you're interested in having your children participate, here's a line-up of the summer programs being offered.

Dear Families of Children Ages 0-7,

Musical Greetings! It's almost time to embark on our Summer 2011 Kindermusik 'Adventures'! We have many options in store for you, and hope that you and your child will take advantage of them to beat the heat with some COOL indoor musical learning together!!

Some of our Summer 2011 highlights:

** We will be offering two 5-week sessions, to accommodate your Summer plans!

** We will be offering afternoon classes, as well as morning and weekends!

**We will be offering classes for the older age groups (ages 3-5, and 5-7).

** We will be offering Family Time classes (for siblings combined, ages 0-7!). And...just wait until you see our discount policy for "Family Time"! 1st child pays...all subsequent children are FREE...that's right....FREE!!

**We will be offering a Summer-long musical sign language class, for hearing babies, ages 6-36 months.

**Curricula for Summer Session A is DIFFERENT than for Summer Session B, so you can sign up for both sessions if you wish, and enjoy 10 weeks of non-stop Summer Kindermusik!

**We are offering classes in Southside Savannah, Wilmington Island AND Richmond Hill - choose the location that best suits you!

So....onto the details!

Adventures for Babies:

For Babies ages newborn to 20 months, we will be offering "Busy Days" and "Peek A Boo, I Love You!". With a little more "Bach" in your Twinkle Twinkle repertoire, you'll love how each lesson features fun activities and songs you can enjoy in all the places you go and the things you do together. Be inspired as you discover new ways music can help your busy days with your child be easier, happier days! In "Peek A Boo, I Love You!", more than just a curious story, Mother Goose games like peek-a-boo help babies understand language. In this special class, uncover more ways to say "I love you" using American Sign Language, soap bubbles, and parent-baby dances. Plus, parents can meet with other newborns and families in the community and learn how music improves the child development process. For ages newborn - 20 months.

Adventures for Toddlers:

Explore creatures all summer long, with "Creatures at the Ocean" and then "Creatures in my Backyard". In "Creatures at the Ocean", sing sailor songs and make the ocean count. "Five little seashells lying on the shore: Swish! Went the waves and then there were four." In "Creatures in My Backyard", give your children something to sing about in their own backyards. Be the flower from the "seed's" perspective. Run and jump in rain puddles made from hula hoops. Shoo real flies and sing "Shoo Fly." For ages 1.5-3.5 and their parents.

Adventures for Pre-Schoolers:

In "On the Road", you will re-live your childhood, with your child. Every song is likely to revive a memory from your summers? past. Play ?Eye Spy? and find shapes in the clouds to pass the time. Take imaginary trips in a bus named ?Van Go? to fun-filled vacation destinations such as the carnival, a summer cottage, and the beach. In "Confetti Days", throw a new party every day. Ride a carousel inside the classroom. Play a balancing game and walk on the web of ropes. Do a musical move and freeze. Learn colors and sing the Spanish song "De Colures," "Pop, Goes the Weasel," and "Looby Loo." For ages 3-5 and their parents.

Adventures for Big Children:

Our theme is called "Tell Me A Tale". Through storytelling, your children will develop an early awareness of rhythm, movement, singing, and drama. Each lesson features a new tale from around the world, explored through multi-instrument and multi-cultural elements. All told, it?s an around-the-imagination adventure of the greatest stories from Europe, Malaysia, South Africa, and more. For ages 5-7.

Adventures for Families:

Experience the joy of the One-Room Schoolhouse approach as "Here, There and Everywhere" invites ALL the members of a family to come enjoy a musical adventure together! This class is open to siblings of ages 0-7, all together. Pay only for the first child...all the siblings are FREE - that's right...FREE!! Can't beat that, can you?

Adventures for Sign Language:

We will be offering one 10-week session of Sign and Sing, Units A and B, for hearing babies, ages 6-36 months. Learn over 150 ASL signs to use with your baby to eliminate communication frustrations for both baby AND you! Not only will you learn in a fun, musical atmosphere, but you will also be taught how to interpret YOUR baby's version of the signs, how to engage your child to WANT to sign, and how to use music and props as "attention - getters" to GET your baby to sign! A wonderful opportunity for hearing babies ages 6-36 months.

All class sizes are limited, so hurry and sign up today! Session A will run from the end of May through the end of June, and Session B will run from mid July through early August. Each session lasts 5 weeks and costs include tuition PLUS all home materials! To sign up, please visit our NEW website: www.88keysga.com, and scroll down to the BOTTOM of the home page. There, you will find a Kindermusik link. Click there to get to our Kindermusik website! Online registration is available NOW! Any questions?? Please email us at music@88keysga.com or call us at 912.988.KEYS (5397).

We are excited to have you and your children join us for Summer Adventures 2011!

Musically Yours,

Marina Lindblom
88 KEYS PIANO and Kindermusik
with Kindermusik...A Good Beginning Never Ends
Bloomingdale, GA 31302
912.988.KEYS (5397)

Mother's Day Program

Please come to our Mother's Day Celebration at 9:30 a.m. on Friday, May 6th.

You'll enjoy a program in the Sanctuary and then a picnic on the lawn in the Memorial Garden.
 (Don't forget to bring a blanket to sit on!)

Photography by Lori will also be there to take a photo of us if you wish to participate.  The cost is $8 and must be paid on that day.  (Cash or checks payable to Photography by Lori.) 
All profits will go to charity.*

Please bring me to my classroom at 9:15 a.m. on this special day.

*Proceeds will be divided between the Susan G. Komen Foundation and Safe Shelter.  If you'd like to participate in our first annual Moms Helping Moms Mother's Day Drive, please look over the list below.  We'll have donation bins set up in the school office until Friday, May 6th.

Safe Shelter Wish List
new/gently used infant clothing
school supplies
clear/mesh backpacks
new socks/underwear (especially children's sizes 6-12)

St. Jude's Trike-A-Thon

Thank you for your generosity in supporting our first annual St. Jude Children's Hospital Trike-A-Thon.  Our preschool raised $865 to assist St. Jude's in the wonderful work they do.  For more information on their programs, see www.stjude.org .

Sunshine Summer Update

Please let us know by Tuesday, May 10, if your child will be attending.  We'd like to finalize staffing and space requirements by the end of our school year.

May 23-27
May 31-June 3
June 6-10

9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

(Children attending must be completely potty-trained.)

I wish to enroll my child, __________________________, in Sunshine Summer for the weeks indicated above.

Sex  M  F                                Date of Birth ______________________
Child's Full Name __________________________________________
Parent's Name ____________________________________________
Address _________________________________________________
Home phone number ____________________________
Cell phone number ______________________________
Emergency contact (name and number)___________________________________

*Registration fee for Sunshine Summer is $25.  This fee covers registration for either one, two, or three weeks.
*Tuition for Sunshine Summer is $55 per week.
*ALL fees are non-refundable.

The school pledges to exercise the utmost care in the supervision of children entrusted to its care.  Therefore I waive any damage claims resulting from accidental injury while under the jurisdiction of this program.

Signature _____________________________     Date ________________

Easter Break

Wishing all of our families a happy and blessed Easter holiday.  School resumes on Tuesday, April 26th.

Music with Miss Caitlin (April)

Here are links to some of our 2s enjoying their weekly music class with Miss Caitlin.

You Are My Sunshine

Love Somebody


Happy Easter!

Miss Heather's TTh 2s had a great time hunting Easter eggs today!

St. Jude Trike-A-Thon (Bike Week!)


This week has been Bike Week/Trike-A-Thon at W.I.P.P.  We've had a lot of action in the parking lot and the Memorial Garden!  Thank you to all of our families who have donated to St. Jude Children's Hospital as part of our wonderful week.  Forms are due Friday, April 15th.  If you haven't returned your form and you'd like to make a donation to this great cause, please go to the website www.stjude.org/trike .  Click on Donate, then Find A School, then click on GA, and follow the directions from there on.  I'll post totals once we get all of our forms counted and turned in next week.  It's so nice to see how giving our families are!

Sunshine Summer 2011

May 23-27
May 31-June 3
June 6-10

9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

(Children attending MUST be COMPLETELY potty-trained.)

  • Registration fee for Sunshine Summer is $25.00.  This fee covers registration for either one, two, or three weeks.
  • Tuition for Sunshine Summer is $55.00 per week.
  • All fees are non-refundable.
Forms were sent home last week.  If you need another form or additional information, please call the office at 897-7568.

Parent resource

For those of you working with gluten-free diets in your home, there's a helpful article in the spring issue of Something Special magazine.  You can find it for free in various place around town or read it online at http://www.somethingspecialmagazine.com/ .