January 2018 Newsletter

Calendar of Events

Welcome back and Happy New Year!

SCHOOL CLOSED — Monday, January 15th in observance of Martin Luther King Day.

January Is Grandparents Month!

Please sign up your children’s grandparents to come in and read or play for an hour. (Except nap time 12:00-2:30)


Happy Birthday! 

  1. Jonah T. — 1/09
  2. Steven A. — 1/10

Welcome to Our New Angels

  1. Madeleine K.
  2. Lucy R.

School News

Late Arrivals and Late Pick-Ups:

A Friendly Reminder:

1. As we have mention in our tour, orientation and in our monthly calendar, routine and consistency is very important in a young child’s development. It helps a child feel secure and helps the child to know what is going to happen next.

When children do not have a routine, they feel very insecure and have a difficult time.

We have noticed that some of the children have not been coming in before 9:15 a.m. consistently for the past few months. This is the age when it is important that the children arrive early on a regular basis. The classroom teachers are teaching the children skills and concepts to prepare them for kindergarten. This is the time when the children are developing friendships and problem solving.

We realize that there will be times when the morning may be hectic or one of you may not have to go to work so early and you want to spend time with your child. We also appreciate that you may call us to let us know when your child will be late. But it can be difficult for your child when he or she arrives at school right before naptime because he or she has not had a chance to play or be with their friends. It is important for all children to have that routine and consistency.

We wish to remind you that we will be enforcing our policy of late arrivals. By arriving after 9:30 a.m. you will be charged $10.00 (You will not be charged with a Dr.’s note). For closing we require all parents to be here ten minutes prior to closing at 6:15 p.m. You will be charged a late fee of $10.00 dollars for the first 15 minutes after 6:15 p.m. and $1.00 a minute thereafter. When arriving at 6:15 p.m. and spending ten minutes inconveniences the teachers who have been working here since 7:15 a.m. and have to be home with their families.

2. The school lobby is an area for drop off and pick up. It is not a safe area for children to play and run around. We ask that especially in the evening pick up time; you promptly pick up your child and depart. Allowing children to run around the lobby is dangerous and creates chaos. And, please remember that our staff has been at school all day and are ready to go home to their families at the end of the day. If you wish to meet with other parents please do so after dropping off your children in the morning and prior to picking up your children in the evening.


Expecting Parents

We are happily witnessing a rise in sibling births! As you know space in infant/toddler is extremely rare in Santa Monica and vicinity. Most schools accept children ages 2 1/2 and up that are toilet trained. 

Therefore, this is just a friendly reminder that if you are expecting and plan to have your infant/toddler at Les Enfants, please inform Cindy as soon as possible to receive an application and save your space.

Thank you for your cooperation and your continuous support!

Thank Yous

Thank you very much to all of the parents who have bought the teachers lunch on Fridays — We are truly grateful.

  1. A special thanks to Mr. Vakily (Elissa’s dad) for painting the walls in the toddler and 2’s classrooms.

  2. Mrs. Vakily (Elissa’s mom) for buying our Christmas tree.

  3. All parents for their donations to the Parent Booster Club and the new security system.

  4. All the parents that volunteered to help during our staff party.

  5. All the parents who brought something and we forgot to thank, Thank you.

  6. To all the parents for providing snacks for the school’s holiday party.

  7. To all the parents who helped clean up after the school’s holiday party.

  8. To all the parents who brought gifts for the staff.  Thank you very much.

  9. To all the parents who donated toward the Westside Food Bank.

Parents Moving

As the new year commences, parents move, get new jobs, etc. Please respect school policy by providing us with a ONE MONTH notice beginning on the 1st of the month should you be relocating. Thank you.


Dear Les Enfants Parents,

Happy New Year and welcome back!!

I wish to take this opportunity to thank you all for partnering with the school by making our holiday party a great success.

A very special thanks to Mr. John Kelly Hodge (Ryan and Julia’s dad) who made the kids unbelievably happy by being Santa.

We hope you and the children enjoyed the beautiful marionette show brought to us by The Bob Baker Marionette Show Co.

My staff and I wish to thank you all for your thoughtful and much appreciated gifts.

We look forward to serve your children to the best of our ability in the year 2018.

Lastly, to bring smiles to your lips, I wish to share the following email so we all have a good beginning in the year ahead.

Dear Friends,

Here is your upcoming flight confirmation…please read carefully.

The Boarding on Flight 2018 has been announced…your luggage should only contain the best souvenirs from 2017…..The bad and sad moments should be left in the garbage……The duration of the flight is 12 months.  So tighten your seatbelts. 

The next stop-overs will be: Health, Love, Joy, Harmony, Well-Being and Peace.            The captain offers you the following menu which will be served during the flight…..A cocktail of Friendship, A supreme of Health, A Grain of Prosperity, A bowl of Excellent News, A salad of Success, A cake of Happiness, all accompanied by bursts of laughter….wishing you and your family an enjoyable trip on board of flight 2018…before it ends, let me thank all the good people like you who made 2017 beautiful for me and my staff. 


Nancy Behravesh