New Partnership, Shaker Boxes, 2nd Semester Enrichment & More...
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The Newsletter for Our Daycroft Community
January 17, 2019
Daycroft's Exciting Partnership with Wide World Sports
One of the indoor soccer fields at Wide World Sports is now the Daycroft School Field.  Wide World Sports offers youth classes, youth leagues, adult leagues and soccer camps.  Youth classes, also known as Little Bears, are offered for children ages 18-48 months and are attended by both the child and their parent. Junior leagues are available for children ages 4 to 14 yrs. along with a variety of adult leagues as well! 

Coaches will be guiding an after school enrichment program here at Daycroft on Thursdays.  This class will take place on the Zeeb campus from 3:30 to 4:30pm and is open to all age/grade levels.  

Additionally, Kids KAMP is held at this premier indoor sports facility as well. WWSC’s Kids KAMP has been hosting campers since 1996 and have always been a go-to sports venue for kids during the summer and winter breaks. Full Day campers are eligible for FREE before and after care (7:30am - 6:00pm).

For more information visit their website or give them a call at 734-913-4625.

Get a special 15% OFF Coupon for MLK Day Kids KAMP here 
and use the code DaycroftMLK

Finally, this partnership is extra exciting as Daycroft will have informational materials about our school at the Wide World Sports Center complex and school representatives will be attending some of the Saturday youth games to introduce ourselves to the Ann Arbor community.  We're excited about this awesome opportunity to share the Daycroft story!


Community Gathering
Fri., Jan. 18th - 8:45 to 9:15 am
Zeeb Campus 
Everyone Welcome

MLK Day Observed
Mon., Jan. 21st
No School - Both Campuses

2nd Semester Enrichment Begins
Tues., Jan. 22nd
Both Campuses

Report Cards Come Home
Fri., Jan. 25th

DPG Family Bowling Party
Sat., Jan. 26 - 2 to 4 pm
Bel-Mark Lanes

Summer Camp Registration Begins!
Thurs., Jan. 31st
Details forthcoming!

Daycroft's Journey Through the Levels
Thurs., Feb. 7
Mark Your Calendars!

Daycroft Parent Guild (DPG) News


Annual Family Bowling Party
Deadline January 21st

All Daycroft families, including teachers and staff, parents, students, and siblings, are invited to join in the fun at the DPG Family Bowling Party!  Even preschoolers can bowl, using bumpers and ramps.  DPG will provide pizza, salad and soda for everyone.

The Family Bowling Party is on Saturday, January 26th, starting at 2:00 p.m., at
Bel-Mark Lanes on Jackson Road. The cost is $10 per bowler which includes 2 games of bowling and shoe rental. 

Registration forms were distributed to the students & extra forms are available at each campus. Don't delay - Register today!


Morning Care at Zeeb Reminder

Please use the Sign-up Genius link to sign up for Morning Care by lunchtime the day before you need care.  This will give our staff ample notification for supervision. 

*Click here for the Sign-up for January*

Star Wars Karate Day Camp - Jan. 21


Join Master Lockman for a fun Day Camp on MLK Day from 9am to 3pm.  Contact the Black Belt Academy at 734-424-5125 for details.  All campers will receive a lightsaber!             

Bundle Up!  

Reminder:  Students will go outside for recess at 10 degrees and above.  Please be sure your child has boots, hats, gloves, snow pants and a winter coat every day, clearly labeled with their name.   

 Updated Daycroft Family Directory

Click here to download the Daycroft Family Directory.  Please email Laura Hogan with any additions/corrections that you may notice at

Cards and Counters is a material that consists of 10 number cards, 1-10, and 55 round, red counters, each approximately the size of a nickel. This work is typically organized on a floor mat in the Montessori classroom, as it requires a bit of space. Not only does it appeal to a child’s natural sense of order, it’s also very visually appealing! Students also enjoy working with the concept of odds and evens.

Second Semester Enrichment Registration Underway

The Second Semester Enrichment Classes will begin next week on January 22nd and continue into May, 2019.  Registration is currently underway.  Please download the form, make your selections and submit a check to the school office asap!! Feel free to email with questions.

Check out the new classes being offered!  Use the link here to download the brochure!
Students Master the Craft of Shaker Boxes 

The students in grades 5 - 8 had the incredible opportunity of learning about and making shaker boxes with Jason from the Michigan Folk School.  The Shaker people would use these boxes for store food, and trinkets, etc. or carry tools and other necessities.  Students soaked prepared black cherry wood forms, bent, nailed and drilled - all as part of the process of designing the special boxes to take home.

Meet Daycroft's Oakbrook Campus Administrative
Assistant...Jennifer Dumas

Jennifer Dumas is a graduate of Eastern Michigan University with a degree in Public and Nonprofit Administration.  She enjoys volunteering and facilitates creative workshops for
at-risk youth in her free time.  Jennifer enjoys reading and journaling and is a huge fan of watching "The Office" reruns!  She loves her position at Oakbrook and enjoys "seeing the smiling faces of our youngest precious Daycroft students!"
Daycroft is the Place to Be! 
"Kindness in words creates confidence.  Kindness in thinking creates profoundness.  Kindness in giving creates love."
-Lao Tzu
Simply Thankful
Thank You For All Your Generous Donations!
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