Happy Days Preschool
801 Route 9
Lanoka Harbor, NJ 08734
(609) 693-6858
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Happy Days will be closed along with Lacey Schools on Monday October 9th.

      Tuition for October is now due.  Please pay by the 5th of the month to avoid a late charge.


We are off to a wonderful start to our school year!  The children are learning to sit in circle time, stand in a line, and take turns.  They are progressing very nicely.  It’s going to be a great year!  Our theme for this month is “Signs of Fall.”  Topics that will be discussed include: “Fire Safety,” “Family,” “Nighttime,” “Fall/Autumn,” “Leaves & Pumpkins,” and “Halloween.”  Our shape of the month is the SQUARE and our color of the month is ORANGE.  Our color days will be Wednesday the 18th and Thursday the 19th.  Please have your child wear something orange on those days.

Our letters this month will be C, D, & E.  The Pre-K class will be focusing on the numbers 3 & 4 and the Preschool class will be focusing on the number 2 this month.  We will be holding parent-teacher conferences in November.  We will pick 2-3 dates to conduct the conferences.  Parents may sign up for whatever date is more convenient for their schedule.  After we see how many parents would like to participate, times will then be scheduled accordingly.  These conferences are optional, but they will be a great opportunity to sit one on one with your child’s teacher and see exactly how your child is progressing and what areas, if any, need to be improved upon.  Remember these are for parents only, please leave children at home.  Papers regarding the conferences will be sent home in a few weeks. 

Lanoka Harbor Fire Department will be visiting Happy Days with a fully equipped fire truck for the children to see.  They will also be talking to our students about fire safety.  They will be at our school on Tuesday the 10th and Wednesday the 11th.  Please practice escape routes at home with your family and select a “safe meeting place” such as your mailbox or other designated area.  Remember each level of your home should contain a smoke detector.  We do have practice fire drills every month here at Happy Days.  We have one during each session to ensure that every student is familiar with our procedures.  The children did very well with their first drills.  I am expecting October’s drills to be even better!

We have Fall pictures scheduled for Monday October 23rd and Tuesday October 24th for our Preschool class and Monday the 23rd for our Pre-K class.  These will be for individual portraits and class pictures.  More information regarding pictures will be handed out soon.  Please keep an eye out for it.  Our Halloween Parties will take place on Monday the 30th and Tuesday the 31st for our preschool class and only on Monday the 30th for our Pre-K class. Children wear their costumes to school.  Please do not send them to school with any sort of weapons.  Sign-up sheets for the parties will be posted soon. Please sign-up to send in a special treat on party days.  We will also be asking for 2 parents from each class to come in and help us during our parties.  More information regarding parent helpers will be coming home soon.

 Remember, we go out on the playground every day (weather permitting), so please make sure you dress your child appropriately for the weather.  If needed, please apply bug spray and/or sun screen at home before coming to school.  Students are not allowed on the playground with flip-flops.  Please make sure their shoes have some kind of back on them.  We will not play outside on Halloween Party days since the children will be wearing their costumes.

We still have some openings in our Pre-K classes.  If any of our Pre-K students are interested in adding some more days/sessions, please see Miss Caren or myself.  Please remember to label everything that comes to school with your child.  We still have some lunch boxes, cups, and back packs that have not yet been labeled.  Also, if your child is going to be missing from school due to an illness or vacation, please give us a call or send us a message to let us know.

Our reading incentive program is off to a great start!  I have already given out some coupons for free slices of pizza.  Please keep up the reading!  There is no limit on how many coupons your child can earn.  Remember to adhere closely to your child’s class time.  If you come too early or linger around, it makes the parking lot very hectic.  Also, please check out and like our Facebook page.  Events and closings will be listed on there as well as some pictures of activities and special events.  As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us.                      


                                                            Have a happy and safe Halloween!


Danniel Costigliola - Director

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