December 2, 2019 Parent Letter

christmas tree penguinsWe are truly thankful for a great preschool family! Thank you parents for your contributions and volunteering. I hope everyone enjoyed time with family and friends over the holiday. This week in preschool, we are studying the weather. Our animal theme for December is polar animals, and this week we will look at penguins. In Bible, we will read about Daniel and his friends as they stand for what is right and about Queen Esther and how her bravery helped save her people.

Scholastic book orders for December are due at the end of this week so that orders will arrive before Christmas break begins, so please have a look at the flyers (books make great gifts!) and place your orders soon. Laughlin Learning Center will be here on the 16th and 17th to test students on speech and hearing. There is a small fee for the service, and they give parents a written evaluation. More information will be coming home.

A note about the Christmas program and party (including a visit from Santa Claus) will be coming home this week. Please have a look and communicate with us any relevant information. Thank you!

Mark your Calendars:

December 6 – Scholastic Book orders due for December

December 16 & 17 – Laughlin Learning Center Speech and Hearing Screening

December 20 – Preschool Christmas Program begins at 10 a.m.

December 23 to January 1, 2020 – Preschool is closed for Christmas Break

Have a great week!

Jill Garcia

Lilly Kuhn

November 25, 2019 Parent Letter

thanksgivingIt is a short week of school this week, but we have many fun things planned. On Monday, we will learn a new letter and make our own turkey prints. Tuesday and Wednesday are our Thanksgiving parties. We will play some turkey games and read stories about Thanksgiving. During center time, the preschoolers will be able to set the table for their own Thanksgiving feast and stir up a pretend “vegetable soup” at the water table. Bible time this week will be about the leprous man, Naaman, and how he is healed when he washes in the Jordan River 7 times. Then we will begin reading about the life of Daniel, the prophet.

Reminder for our Thanksgiving Parties:

Tuesday, November 26, is party day for the 3 year old class. Contributions include snack: Courtney Battles; sweet treat: Iverson; drinks: Farren and Kusserow; and parent volunteer: Courtney Battles. There are six students in the class. Thank you for your contributions!

Wednesday, November 27, is party day for the 4 year old class. Contributions include snack: Josh Linner; sweet treat: Wojtaszek; drinks: Maji; and parent volunteer: Lisa Kahle. There are 14 students in the class. Thank you!

Mark your calendars:

November 25 – Sarris Candy orders are due

November 26 & 27 – Thanksgiving Parties

November 28 & 29 – No preschool. Happy Thanksgiving!

December 6 – Scholastic Book orders due for December

December 16 & 17 – Laughlin Learning Center Speech and Hearing Screening

December 20 – Preschool Christmas Program begins at 10 a.m.

Thank you, Parents! Have a great holiday!

Jill Garcia

Lilly Kuhn

November 18, 2019 Parent Letter

cornucopia-clip-artWe continue our topic of food this week talking about healthy choices and also about what foods we enjoy to eat. We will be practicing counting up to twenty, and we are reviewing many letters that we have covered in the past weeks. I have also been testing the children on how well they know their colors and shapes and will be sending home award certificates. In Bible time, we will be reading about the kings who came after David, some of them were bad kings, and about the prophets Elijah and Elisha who God sent to give Israel his message.

Scholastic book orders are due this Friday, the 22nd. Please have a look at the flyers sent home and I will send in your orders. At the end of this week, I will be sending home a turkey feather with instructions for you to talk to your preschooler about what they are thankful for and to return the feather to the class so we can decorate our own Thanksgiving turkey.

Reminder for our Thanksgiving Parties:

Tuesday, November 26, is party day for the 3 year old class. We have Courtney Battles signed up for snack and parent volunteer, Iverson for sweet treat, Farren and Kusserow for drinks. Thank you for your contributions!

Wednesday, November 27, is party day for the 4 year old class. Contributions include snack: Josh Linner; sweet treat: Wojtaszek; drinks: Maji; and parent volunteer: Lisa Kahle. Thank you!

Picture day is Tuesday, November 19! Teddy Bear Portraits will be here all morning starting at 8:30 a.m. to take pictures of your young ones. You can come between 3:00 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. to view and purchase the pictures. There are special savings for same day purchases. Please send a note to the photographer if you have any special requests, and don’t forget to dress your child in Portrait Day attire.

Mark your calendars:

November 19 – Teddy Bear Portraits

November 22 – Scholastic Book orders due

November 25 – Sarris Candy fundraisers orders due

November 26 & 27 – Thanksgiving parties for 3 year old and 4 year old classes

November 28 & 29 – No preschool and day care. Happy Thanksgiving!

Have a great week!

Jill Garcia

Lilly Kuhn

November 11, 2019 Parent Letter

safari animalsThis week in preschool we are discussing where food comes from. We are playing grocery store and restaurant at school, too. In small group, the preschoolers are learning how to sort corn seeds by number and how to add and subtract peanuts. Our Bible lesson this week focuses on how David was able to love his enemy, King Saul, and how David looked after Saul’s grandson when he became king after Saul.

The Thanksgiving party is coming up in just 2 weeks! Tuesday, November 26, is party day for the 3 year old class. We have Courtney Battles signed up for snack and parent volunteer. We still need a sweet treat and drinks for the party.

Wednesday, November 27, is Thanksgiving party day for the 4 year old class. Contributions include snack: Linner; sweet treat: Wojtaszek; and drinks: Maji. Thank you!

Picture day is next Tuesday, November 19! Teddy Bear Portraits will be here all day to take pictures of your young ones. You can come between 3:00 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. to view and purchase the pictures. There are special savings for same day purchases. Please send a note to the photographer if you have any special requests, and don’t forget to dress your child in Portrait Day attire.

Mark your calendars:

November 19 – Teddy Bear Portraits

November 22 – Scholastic Book orders due

November 25 – Sarris Candy fundraisers orders due

November 26 & 27 – Thanksgiving parties for 3 year old and 4 year old classes

November 28 & 29 – No preschool and day care. Happy Thanksgiving!

Have a blessed week!

Jill Garcia

Lilly Kuhn

November 4, 2019 Parent Letter

kids with foodOur Halloween parties were very fun! Thank you to all the family members who contributed time, snacks, treats, drinks, and even more treats for the preschoolers. Thank you also to many of you parents of the 4 year old class who looked over the home fire safety form with your child. It is very important to make sure your family has a plan in case anything were to happen at home.

For the month of November we will be shifting gears and talking about food: why we need it to fuel our bodies, where it comes from, how to make good choices, and what are our favorite things to eat. The type of animals we will study are the ones found in the grassland savanna of Africa. We will continue to practice cutting and writing skills and learn new letters each week.  In Bible time we will read about the life of David (how he killed Goliath, he became best friends with the king’s son, Jonathan, and he showed wisdom after meeting Abigail).

A flyer was sent home recently about Teddy Bear Portraits coming to the day care on Tuesday, November 19th. All of the children will have the opportunity to get their picture taken, and parents will be able to come in the same day to view and purchase the pictures. Please consider buying some for friends and relatives this holiday season.

Mark your Calendars:

November 19 – Teddy Bear Portraits

November 22 – Scholastic Book Orders Due

November 25 – Sarris Candy Fundraiser Orders Due

November 26 & 27 – Thanksgiving Parties

November 28 & 29 – No Preschool; Enjoy Thanksgiving Holiday!

Have a great week!

Jill Garcia

Lilly Kuhn

 

 

October 28, 2019 Parent Letter

community-helpersWe had a nice time at Soergel Orchards! I know I learned a lot about apples on Friday. Thanks to many of you for coming! We look forward to planning another field trip in the spring.

We are going to review community helpers this week and read some “spooky” books leading up to Halloween. We continue to review colors and shapes this week (the preschoolers are really getting them down), and we will learn more letters and numbers. Our Bible stories this week will focus on Hannah’s powerful prayer and how her son, Samuel, hears God’s call.

We are looking forward to our Halloween parties! If your preschooler would like to dress up in a costume, please send them in one! The families signed up to contribute are:

Wednesday, October 30th (4 year old class)

Snack: Linner; Sweet Treat: Kahle; Drinks: Wright; Parent Volunteer: Chelsea Wojtaszek

Thursday, October 31st (3 year old class)

Snack: Farren; Sweet Treat: Iverson and Stefanski; Drinks: Cordai

Mark your Calendars:

October 30 & 31 – Halloween Parties

November 22 – Scholastic Book orders due for November

Have a great week!

Jill Garcia

Lilly Kuhn

October 21, 2019 Parent Letter

apple treeThe Soergel Orchards field trip is this Friday and we are looking forward to a fun day. The apple field trip is held in rain or shine so come either way. Remember to follow the parking directions listed on the field trip hand out. We will meet at the McIntosh shelter at 11:30 a.m. This Thursday is the last day in October to submit Scholastic book orders either online or sent in by order form on the flyer. Online orders do come quicker, and there are more selections that you can search for online. Please have a look and we will submit any orders this week.

We will have a fun day at school this week when the preschoolers will be able to act as the teacher! They can “read” stories and teach the other kids to get a feel for what it is like to teach a class. We will also talk about construction workers and other important community helpers. Color sorting and number recognition will be practiced during small group. In Bible time, we will read about Samson and “Loyal Ruth.”

We are looking forward to our Halloween parties! If your preschooler would like to dress up in a costume, please send them in one! The families signed up to contribute are:

Wednesday, October 30th (4 year old class)

Snack: Linner; Sweet Treat: Kahle; Drinks: Wright; Parent Volunteer: Chelsea Wojtaszek

Thursday, October 31st (3 year old class)

Snack: Farren; Sweet Treat: Iverson and Stefanski; Drinks: Cordai

Mark your Calendars:

October 24 – Scholastic book orders due

October 25 – Soergel Orchards field trip

October 30 & 31 – Halloween Parties

Have a great week!

Jill Garcia

Lilly Kuhn