October 2018 Newsletter

/October 2018 Newsletter

October 2018 Newsletter

Dear Families,

School has officially been in session for a month and a half. The first 45 days of school are seen as a transition for our children, parents and team. Experts in child development understand that it can take up to 45 days for children to create new attachments to their caregivers, get used to the new pattern of daily routines and successfully settle in to a new school year. With our children successfully transitioned, they are ready to be fully immersed in our program, which we are always strengthening through professional development and work with our consultants. We would like to thank all families for their classroom support during this transition process.

In September, we had our annual Parents Night. This is a very special event where our school community collaborates to learn more about our program and to meet other families. We join together to create a meaning, valuable experience for our children. As families from all over the world, we are connected through a common goal – our children. Together, we can help to develop creative, compassionate, well-rounded citizens of the world.

Participating in school events strengthens our community and helps our children to feel they truly belong. We take pride in being a school that offers many opportunities to become involved in your child’s school life. This month, we welcome families to two special La Piazza events: Grandparents & Special People on October 12th for a special classroom activity and brunch, and October 31st children and parents for a Halloween Celebration on campus. Additionally, we urge all families to take advantage of our monthly Coffee Talk with parenting expert, Lina Acosta Sandaal.

When we all come together as one school, under a common vision and goal, the possibilities we can create for our children are endless. I look forward to sharing a fun month with you all!

With Love,

Jessica Pinto
Founder – Head of School

Jessica Pinto

Grandparents & Special People Day

Grandparents & Special People Day

Looking Ahead…

Friday, October 12th 

  • Grandparents and Special People Day – Regular Dismissal for All Students.

Thursday, October 18th 

  • Coffee Talk  – Our monthly Coffee Talk with Parenting Expert Lina Acosta Sandaal.

Friday, October 26th

  • School Closed for Professional Development – Daycare is provided upon request.

Wednesday, October 31st

  • Halloween Celebration – Noon Dismissal for All Students.

Parents Night

Parents Night
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Parents Night
Parents Night
Parents Night
Parents Night
Parents Night

We would like to extend a loving Thank You to all parents who participated in this important event!

Coffee Talks

Coffee Talk

Brightwheel

Brightwheel is our all-in-one app for staying up to date with what’s happening at La Piazza. The app is used for attendance, daily reports for children under 4 years old, tuition payments, our calendar as well as notifications about special activities and events. To access Brightwheel:
● Download the app
● Create a Parent Account
● Select the “Join School” option
● Sign in using the email we have on file and a unique password.

La Piazza Foundation

We would like to extend a sincere Thank You to everyone who has donated and supported La Piazza Foundation so far – your contributions are helping to make our vision a reality. 

La Piazza Academy has created the La Piazza Foundation, a section 501(c)(3) public charity, with the purpose of serving children in my hometown of Manizales, Colombia. In Manizales, our contributions will make a big impact by educating a great number of children. Growing up in Manizales, I witnessed extreme poverty. Many children in this area grow up in tragic circumstances and lack access to basic needs. For these children, the opportunity to go to school is the only glimmer of hope in their otherwise bleak day.

My goal is to create a dignified, stable environment for these children to spend their childhood. My hope is that they can grow to be productive citizens, and in turn, help their own community.

Regardless of the circumstances a child is born into, all children deserve the same opportunities. By contributing to La Piazza Foundation, you are helping to impact the daily life of a child just like yours.

Please view the below video to learn more about the children we will be helping.

In the Community

ZooRun5k & ZooKidsDash | Zoo Miami

ZooRun5k & ZooKidsDash | Zoo Miami
October 6th from 7:30AM to 12:00PM

Go wild and get healthy at Zoo Miami! The 6th annual ZooRun5K & Kidz Medical Services ZooKidsDash os an all-ages family event for cheetahs, tortoises and every speed in between. Event proceeds benefit community and environmental health programs at West Kendall Baptist Hospital and Zoo Miami Foundation.

$25 – $35; click here for info.

Coconut Grove Pumpkin Patch Festival | Regatta Park

Coconut Grove Pumpkin Patch Festival | Regatta Park
October 13th & 14th from 10:00AM – 6:00PM

The Coconut Grove Pumpkin Patch Festival is back and more wonderFALL than ever. The festival will feature a variety of fun activities for the whole family, including a pumpkin patch with 5,000 pumpkins to pick from, unlimited carnival rides, a cornstalk maze, a dress-your-own scarecrow village, and tons of beautiful photo vignettes to capture that perfect Autumn photo.

For tickets, click here.

Free Third Friday | Miami Children's Museum

Free Third Friday | Miami Children’s Museum
October 19th from 4:00PM – 8:00PM

Visitors can roam the Museum free of charge, the third Friday of each month, from 4 pm to 8 pm. Due to the number of visitors on Free Third Fridays, we suggest leaving strollers at home or in the car.

Family Day | Bass Museum of Art

Family Day | Bass Museum of Art
October 28th from 2:00PM – 4:00PM

A free, monthly IDEAS program created to engage families with children of all ages in activities that encourage conversation, exploration and experimentation through art. Activities include a ‘Design Challenge’, action guides for gallery exploration, along with performances and activations with special guests. Admission is FREE throughout the day to all visitors on Family Days. Click here for more info.

Interesting Articles

Teach Your Child to Ask for Help - The Right Way

Teach Your Child to Ask for Help – The Right Way

Knowing how and when to ask for help is a critical life skill that many children struggle to master. Their own feelings may get in the way of communicating what they need.

Read the rest of the article by clicking here.

8 Ways to Prevent Behavior Problems in School-Age Kids

8 Ways to Prevent Behavior Problems in School-Age Kids

Sadness, like any feeling, is a normal emotional phase every person has to go through. Due to drastic shifts and changes of events in people’s lives, sadness occurs and usually lessens as soon as an issue is resolved. But, if not given proper attention, sometimes sadness can lead to depression, which can cause more complicated emotional disturbances and behavior problems.

Click here for the rest of the article. 

School Community Board

If you are interested in posting on our newsletter, please send an email to info@lapiazzaacademy.com Please feel welcome to share information about items for sale, nanny inquiries, buying, promoting your personal strengths, etc.

Call us to schedule a school tour!

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