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Missy Koeppel – Director

 

 My name is Missy Koeppel. My husband Matt and I live in Hopedale with our 2 children Dillon(13) and MaKayla(8).  I have been working for Rogy’s for over 11 years now. I enjoy working with children and their families as they grow, develop, and learn.

Tina Wyman- Assistant Director

My name is Tina Wyman and I have a son (19) and a step-daughter (23).  I’m very involved with my family.  I have a 3 year old Grandson and a granddaughter on the way!! I graduated with an associates in Early Childhood.  I have been in child care for 21 years.  I’ve been with Rogy’s for 11 years.  I love working with children and watching them grow.  When a child accomplishes something, the smile of their face is priceless. Every child holds a special spot in my life.

About Us:

We strive to teach children not only academically, but socially and emotionally as well.
As an approach to recognize positive behavior and reduce or eliminate challenging behaviors, Rogy’s implements a program to enhance social and emotional development and promote school readiness. The approach was developed by Center on the Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learning or CSEFEL and uses a pyramid model to address the social and emotional needs of children. We at Rogy’s like to refer to this approach as PBS. PBS focuses on being proactive in preventing challenging behaviors by building positive relationships with our children and families, creating a supportive environment for our children, and finally, using specific strategies in teaching social and emotional development. With PBS in place, the amount of time addressing challenging behaviors has been reduced and in turn has allowed our staff to focus on the positive behaviors and to support all areas of development and learning in all children.
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We work really hard to teach PBS strategies to our children and love the results that we get!  It is an amazing program to help the children really blossom emotionally and learn to deal with different emotions and different situations.  It also helps the teachers to focus one on one with children, especially during their difficult times.  We want the children to learn through every experience to ensure that they are constantly growing.  One way we help our children learn is through helping them understand what is going to happen that day.  Most people appreciate some routine and consitency to their day, so our classrooms each have a .  As we progress through our days, we want the children to focus on the positive as much as possible, so our teachers work hard to constantly develop different strategies to reassure the children that they are doing the right thing.  For example, when they clean up, they can fill up the  and earn a classroom party!  With PBS, the children always want to be caught being good.  .  Our wonderful teachers love to reinforce positive behavior, so they pick a child, who has really shown growth emotionally,  and name them the .  Each child in the classroom gets an opportunity to show off their family, friends, likes, hobbies and more.  A huge part of Rogy’s is knowing the children as individuals.  It helps us to meet their needs specifically.  We celebrate the uniqueness of each child that comes through our doors.  When meeting the emotional needs of each child, we want to be sure that they have plenty of space to use to relax when they need a moment to themselves.  We call this area our “Thought Spot”.        We always offer posters, books, activities and comfy rugs and pillows to help the children understand their feelings and learn to control different types of emotions.  Our teachers find it helpful to have some Super Heros and other popular characters around to be reminders to the children throughout their day as to what the classroom rules and expectations are.      .  Our ultimate goal is to help the children grow and to learn !  PBS is a huge part of our day.  If you have any questions regarding our program, please don’t hesitate to ask.

What’s Happening

 

 Fundraiser Time

 

It is time for our annual fundraiser!!  We are selling products from the Chip Shoppe again this year!!  The teachers and children have been working hard to get their rooms decorated for our Frozen theme!!  

 

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December 2014 menu

 

December News

 

 

Lend a Helping Hand!
As the excitement and anticipation of the holiday season builds, help us take some to time to remember those in need. We will be collecting Toys for Tots this year. All toys need to be new and unwrapped! Also, we are collecting items for our Food Drive for the Morton Food Pantry. We are collecting canned and boxed food along with toiletry items. Both collection boxes are located in our front lobby! We greatly appreciate all of the donations!!

Tis the Season!
Christmas is near and we have loads of fun planned here at Rogy’s to celebrate the season. We will be starting the celebrations with our Open House on Friday, December 12th. The open house will be from 4pm-6pm. We will have plenty of fun classroom activities and refreshments. We will have a holiday theme and want to encourage all families to come and be apart of our special day. We will have plenty planned in the classrooms for you to do and it is a great opportunity to connect with teachers and meet your children’s friends! We will also have drawings and prizes for families who attend. Some of the prizes include board games, gift cards and more!!
Also, we will be having our Scholastic Book Fair! We will have books set up in the lobby area from November 25 to December 9th. This is a great way for you to do some holiday shopping and to even purchase books for our book exchange at the Christmas Party! Scholastic always sends a large variety of books. Come in and check it out!!

Happy Holidays!
Rogy’s will be closed on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. We will also be closed on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day to celebrate the holiday with our families. We hope everyone has a safe and happy holiday season. Please let us know if your child will be missing any days throughout the month. We know it is a popular time for vacations and days off so please keep your teachers informed. Morton schools will have a half day on Friday, December 19th and then will be closed through Monday , January 5th. Our school age room will open for any children that need to attend our full day program.

Before we close for the holidays, we want to celebrate with you! We will be hosting classroom Christmas parties on Thursday, December 18th. Each classroom will have games and activities planned for all who attend. We will have the parties at 9:30-11:00am. We will be having a book exchange in the classrooms for the children. Please bring in a new and wrapped book that is age appropriate for your child’s class. We have a $5 limit on the books. Label the gift with To: A Friend, From: Your child’s name. Each child who brings a book will get a different book in exchange. We hope that lots of families will be able to attend!

Guess Who is Coming to Town!
Santa will be coming to visit. Santa will be coming to sit with the children and find out what they want for Christmas this year. He will make his appearance on Wednesday, December 17th. He will bring treats for all of the children that day and pass them out as he goes from classroom to classroom.

Have a Safe and Happy Holiday

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Look who came to visit us at our Christmas party!  It’s Elsa from Frozen!

 

 

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