Calendar

Please click the individual events to see more details. Parents can synchronize this calendar with their Outlook calendar or various mobile devices by following these instructions. The links for use with various devices are [XML]  [ICAL]  [HTML] and the Calendar ID is jtw076@gmail.com. For example, iPhone users can just click on the ICAL link to synchronize with this calendar.


Director's Blog

Here are excerpts from the latest posts. Click on the links to see the full post on the blog.

Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss! 3 March 2018
“You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You’re on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the one who’ll decide where to go…” Dr. Seuss, Oh, The Places You’ll Go On March 1st and 2nd the BUMNS children…

Acts of Kindness 11 February 2018
Learning to be givers shapes children’s values and provides the opportunity to develop kindness. Children who learn to be caring and kind feel good about themselves. During the month of February and in conjunction with Martin Luther King Day and Valentine’s Day, the 4 & 5 children will participate in a “Kindness Catcher Project”. The…

Happy New Year! Welcome 2018! 6 January 2018
Happy New Year! I hope your holiday season was a time of relaxation and family fun. I am occasionally asked why fundraise at BUMNS? Fundraising helps distinguish our preschool from other schools in the area. Monies raised have built our playground, given us funds to add new educational tools to our Game Room and classes,…

December Events 10 December 2017
December is probably the most exciting month of the year. It can be a most happy time at school and at home, if we plan ways to include the children in our preparations and celebration. During the Holiday season, structure and daily rituals are vital to the preschool child. Our own schedules are chock full…

Post 997 12 November 2017
As we enter the season of Thanksgiving, I reflect on how thankful I am to have a wonderful family, friendships and a job I love. Gratitude affirms the good things in life. Teaching gratitude is a gift you can give your child that will ensure happiness. By learning gratitude children become sensitive to the feelings…

October 8 October 2017
As BUMNS begins our second month of school, I have observed that the children have adjusted well to BUMNS preschool routines. I enjoy becoming acquainted with each child and their families. The children are becoming familiar with new routines and classmates. I am amazed how well the 2 Day children have acclimated to their new…

Teacher Appreciaton Week 7 May 2017
I am overwhelmed by the wonderful support shown for our staff during Teacher Appreciation week. I want to express my deepest appreciation to the parents for showering us with flowers, balloons, candy and meals! Reading the BUMNS Bear quotes written by parents, reminded me of why we all love our jobs at BUMNS. Thank you…

Motivating through Encouragement 8 January 2017

November 31 October 2016
It is hard to believe October flew by so quickly! The children had a fun month with lots of activities both in and out of the preschool. Field trips to pumpkin patches, apple picking and a walk to the Berwyn Fire Station were some of the fun learning experiences the children had. Play dates at…

October Happenings 4 October 2016
The children adjusted well to their teachers, new friends and BUMNS school routine during September. They are enjoying adventures to Music, KIM and of course, the playground. Game Room is buzzing with activity. The Game Room’s soft academic environment gives the children an introduction to pre-reading and pre-math concepts. Thank you to the Game Room…

Forms

Parents can download forms here. These forms are fillable PDF files, which means that the information can be typed into the form in a PDF reader (e.g. Adobe Acrobat Reader) before printing it and signing it.

pic The BUMNS Registration Form is used to register a new or returning student for school. Most often this will be needed in November, but if there is availability BUMNS may accept new students at other times during the year. An application fee is required with the form unless there is no current availability, and the student is to be wait-listed. See below for the current registration fee.


pic The BUMNS Health Form is required to be on file before a child can attend school. Note that it requires record of immunization from your child's doctor.


pic The BUMNS Field Trip Permission will usually be partially filled out by the teachers organizing a field trip, and emailed to the parents of the students included. Students cannot attend a field trip without a signed permission form — no exceptions. The form is included here so that they are all in one convenient place.


2018-19 Tuition

Quarterly Payment Yearly Total
5-Day $1,025 $4,100
4-Day $850 $3,400
3-Day $700 $2,800
2-Day $475 $1,900
January 2-Day 3 payments of $350 $1,050
  • A registration fee of $80 ($40 for January 2-Day) is due with the Registration Form. This fee is non-refundable and cannot be applied to future tuition.
  • Payments over five days late are assessed a $15 late fee. Late notices will be sent immediately after this grace period.
  • To reduce paperwork and cost, bills will not be sent.
  • Returned checks will be charged BUMNS' current bank charges.

Policies and Procedures

Hours

School hours are from 9:00-12:00. Please have your child arrive between 8:50 and 9:05. Please pick up promptly at dismissal.

Absence/Health Policy

If your child will be absent or tardy, call the school office between 8:30 and 9:00. Children should be kept home for school if: they are too sick to play outside, coughing, running a fever, has contagious disease or an excessively runny nose. No medications, prescription or non-prescription will be administered to a child without a written consent from the parent. All medications will be kept in the office.

Dress

Play clothes are appropriate. Please label outerwear.

Allergies

Inform the school if you child has allergies. Parents may provide snacks if their child is allergic to school snacks.

Backpack

Children will need a backpack labeled with their name. Backpacks should be sent to school each day. Teachers send communications home through the backpack.

Emergency Phone Numbers

Two current, local emergency phone numbers are needed. Emergency phone numbers are used if the parent cannot be reached.

Carpools

Families are assigned a carpool number. We encourage carpooling with neighbors or friends. The carpool number should be displayed in the driver's side window, as you enter from Waterloo. If you prefer to walk in and pick up your child or need to talk to a teacher, park your car and walk into the school. If your child is going home with a different driver, the child will need a signed permission slip from the parent. We will not allow a child in another car without written permission.

Snow Days

During inclement weather, we will abide by the decisions made by T/E School District. T/E is #854 on KYW 1060, or call the T/E voice mail for closing information: 610-240-1970. If T/E has a two-hour delay we will have a one-hour delay.

Birthdays

Birthdays and 1/2 birthdays are celebrated. Parents provide their child's favorite snack for the celebration. It is our tradition that children donate a book to the class library on their special day.

Field Trips
Hayride!

Field trips are a part of our educational curriculum. Each child must have a signed permission slip to participate. Parents are chaperones with the teachers. If a parent is unable accompany their child, they must install their child's carseat in the assigned car.

Show n' Tell:

Show n' Tell will be on a day assigned by your child's teacher. Encourage your child to participate. No weapons, please. We ask that children not bring toys on other days; the toy may get lost or broken.

K.I.M.

Kids in Motion is a weekly physical education class. Each class wil have an assigned day. Sneakers must be worn. Girls are encouraged to wear shorts or pants for comfort.

Please bring the following on the first day of school:

  • A recent picture of your child to display above their coat hook.
  • A change of clothing (include socks and underwear) placed in a large Ziploc bag. Write your child's name on the bag.
  • 3-, 4- and 5-Day children only: a box of tissues.