May 13, 2019 Parent Letter

IMG_1972It’s our final week of preschool! Wow, did it go by quickly! This week we will discuss what it is like to go camping. We are also reviewing the alphabet, counting, and using scissors. We will visit the garden this week and water the new plants. In Bible we will read about how Paul and Silas were freed from jail and about John’s revelation.

The final progress reports will be sent home this week. Please let me know if you have any questions.

We are looking forward to seeing friends and family come out to our End-of-the-year program and preschool graduation which begins in the sanctuary at 7 p.m. on Friday, the 17th. Please have your preschoolers in the preschool classroom by 7 p.m. If your preschooler is unable to attend, please let us know so that we can still give them their certificate and gift.

A sign-up sheet for contributing snacks for our party will be available by the preschool classroom door. Send us a message if you are unable to see the sign-up sheet and would like to contribute a snack to the party. Snacks and supplies can be dropped off on the last preschool day or brought on Friday when you are dropping off the children for the program. The Art Show and Rootin’ Tootin’ Wild West Party will begin in the social hall right after the program.

Mark your Calendars:

May 15 – Last day of 4-year-old preschool

May 16 – Last day of 3-year-old preschool

May 17 – End-of-the-year Program and Preschool Graduation, 7 p.m.

Thank you and have a great summer!

Jill Garcia

Lilly Kuhn

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May 6, 2019 Parent Letter

cowgirl and horseOur “Livestock Show” is Monday and Tuesday. All of the children can bring in their favorite stuffed animal to show their class. We will continue to learn about cowboys, cowgirls, and horses this week. We are also practicing counting and recognizing numbers. In Bible time, we will read about Jesus’ disciples, Peter and John, as they carry on Christ’s ministry and we will read about Paul’s conversion.

This Saturday, May 11th, is the date set for planting in the community garden that is located behind the church building. The Day School has 2 plots that we will plant and we would love to have your help! The final week of preschool, the children will take part in watering and tending to the new plants.

Our final due date for ordering from Scholastic Books is May 6th. We need to have orders submitted early enough so that the book orders can arrive before the end of preschool on May 16th. Don’t miss the opportunity to buy some great books for your children and to help the preschool.

Looking forward to seeing friends and family come out to our End-of-the-year program and preschool graduation which begins in the sanctuary at 7 p.m. of Friday, the 17th. A sign-up sheet for contributing snacks for our party will be available by the preschool classroom door.

Mark your Calendars:

May 6 – Scholastic Books May Orders Due

May 11 – Planting day in the Community Garden

May 15 – Last day of 4-year-old preschool

May 16 – Last day of 3-year-old preschool

May 17 – End-of-the-year Program and Preschool Graduation, 7 p.m.

Have a great week!

Jill Garcia

Lilly Kuhn

April 29, 2019 Parent Letter

cowboyWe had a good time at Living Treasures! The rain held off long enough for us to enjoy seeing the animals. We are starting our final month of preschool! This month we will learn about the Wild West and what it is like to be a cowboy or cowgirl. We will also be looking at desert animals this week. We are reading from our Bible story book about how Jesus ascends into heaven and about the new church.

On May 1st & 2nd, we will have a vision screening available for the preschoolers. Please return the flyer sent home if you do NOT want your child to be tested. Saturday, May 11th, is the date set for planting in the community garden that is located behind the church building. The Day School has 2 plots that we will plant in and we would love to have your help! The final week of preschool, the children will take part in watering and tending to the new plants.

Our final due date for ordering from Scholastic Books is May 6th. We need to have orders submitted early enough so that the book orders can arrive before the end of preschool on May 16th.

Mark your Calendars:

May 1 & 2 – Vision Screening

May 6 – Scholastic Books May Orders Due

May 11 – Planting day in the Community Garden

May 17 – End-of-the-year Program and Preschool Graduation, 7pm

Have a great week!

Jill Garcia

Lilly Kuhn

April 22, 2019 Parent Letter

earth dayThe butterflies have arrived! We will feed them and observe them for a few days then we will be releasing them early this week. Monday is Earth Day, so we will be talking about how to take care of our planet. Every student has planted their own flower seeds this past week. We will watch them grow, and the children will be able to take them home at the end of the school year. Our Bible story this week is on the resurrection of Christ and how he revealed himself to his disciples after the miraculous event.

This Thursday is our field trip to Living Treasures. The teachers will meet you there at 10:00 a.m. and then we will sign in at 10:15 a.m. On May 1st & 2nd, we will have a vision screening available for the preschoolers. Saturday, May 11th, is the date set for planting in the community garden that is located behind the church building. The Day School has 2 plots that we will be planting in that day and we would love to have your help! The final week of preschool, the children will take part in watering and tending to the new plants.

Mark your Calendars:

April 25 – Living Treasures Animal Park field trip

April 26 – Scholastic books April orders are due

May 1 & 2 – Vision Screening

May 11 – Planting day in the Community Garden

May 17 – End-of-the-year Program and Preschool Graduation

Have a great week!

Jill Garcia

Lilly Kuhn

April 15, 2019 Parent Letter

Easter bunnyThe caterpillars will soon be butterflies in the preschool classroom. They will be moved to the butterfly habitat where they will emerge from their chrysalis. In class we will talk about the butterfly life cycle and make caterpillar or butterfly pictures. We have finished going over the alphabet a second time covering both upper and lower case letters. We will spend the last few weeks reviewing the alphabet and practicing number recognition. In Bible we are reading about the last supper and other events leading up to the crucifixion.

The price for the Living Treasures Animal Park field trip is $11.00 per person (excludes children age 2 and under). If you are attending please turn in the payment by Thursday, April 18th in a check or money order. If we do not receive the payment on time you will be unable to get the group rate and will need to pay the regular price at the door the day of the field trip.

We are looking forward to our Easter parties on April 17th and 18th (Wednesday and Thursday). There is no need to donate food this time since we will be making a treat in class! The preschool and day care will be closed on April 19th for Good Friday. Have a wonderful Easter holiday!

Mark your Calendars:

April 17 & 18 – Easter Parties

April 18 – Living Treasures field trip payment due

April 19 – No Preschool – Good Friday

April 25 – Living Treasures Animal Park field trip

April 26 – Scholastic books April orders are due

May 11 – Planting day in the Community Garden

May 17 – End-of-the-year Program and Preschool Graduation

Have a great week!

Jill Garcia

Lilly Kuhn

April 8, 2019 Parent Letter

butterflyThank you to the working moms who have come to share a little bit about what they do with our preschoolers this week. Day 1 of our career day was a success, and we are looking forward to day 2!

For the rest of the week we will be talking about how plants grow in the garden, buying play food at our “vegetable stand”, and reading some Easter books. In Bible time, we will read about how Mary anoints Jesus’ feet with perfume in preparation for what he was about to do for us – die on the cross. We will also read about Jesus entering the city of Jerusalem triumphantly on a donkey just a week before he was put on trial and crucified.

Caterpillars have arrived at the preschool! They have already grown over the past week and should be forming their chrysalis sometime this week. After they emerge, we will keep them in a butterfly habitat in the classroom for a few days, then release them outside. The kids are very excited to see the transformation close up!

The price for the Living Treasures Animal Park field trip is $11.00 per person (excludes children age 2 and under). Payment is due by Thursday, April 18th and must be sent into school in money order or check form. The Day School will then pay for the entire group at the park. A note will be sent home to the families who have shown interest in attending.

Our Easter parties are the 17th and 18th of April. There is no need to donate food this time since we will be making a treat in class! The preschool and day care will be closed on April 19th for Good Friday.

Mark your Calendars:

April 10 – Joe Corbi Pizza order pick up

April 17 & 18 – Easter Parties

April 19 – No Preschool – Good Friday

April 25 – Living Treasures Animal Park field trip

April 26 – Scholastic books April orders are due

Have a great week!

Jill Garcia

Lilly Kuhn

April 1, 2019 Parent Letter

rain umbrellaIn the month of April we will be focusing on spring. This week we will talk about rain and how it helps the plants to grow. Our animal theme is insects and we will read The Icky Bug Alphabet Book and make some ladybug prints. In class we will practice the fine motor skills by cutting shapes and picking up beads (raindrops) to place on umbrella pictures. We will learn more about Jesus this week and how he healed the blind beggar and went to Zacchaeus, the tax collector’s, home.

Thank you again to those of you who helped with the Joe Corbi Pizza fundraiser! The orders will be available for pick up by the end of the day on April 10th.

Our Easter parties are the 17th and 18th of April. There is no need to donate food this time since we will be making a treat in class! The preschool and day care will be closed on April 19th for Good Friday.

Mark your Calendars:

April 10 – Joe Corbi Pizza order pick up

April 17 & 18 – Easter Parties

April 19 – No Preschool – Good Friday

April 25 – Living Treasures Animal Park field trip

Have a great week!

Jill Garcia

Lilly Kuhn