March 9, 2020 Parent Letter

Humpty DumptyWe had a blast in Wacky Week! The kids enjoyed dressing up and reading some great Dr. Seuss books all week long. This week we continue to learn about rhyming words and looking at classic nursery rhymes such as “Humpty Dumpty” and “Mary Had a Little Lamb”. The animal focus this week is horses and cows. The preschoolers are already having fun playing with farm animal toys and puzzles. In Bible time, we are reading about various relationships. Jesus shows his love to little children and tells of the Good Samaritan who showed love to his enemy as a good neighbor should.

Teddy Bear Portraits will be back on March 25th. This spring, the 4 year old preschoolers will be getting their picture taken in a cap and gown. Please consider coming to view the photos that afternoon for purchase.

Mark your Calendars:

March 25 – Teddy Bear Portraits

March 27 – Scholastic Book orders due

April 8 & 9 – Easter Party for 4 year old and 3 year old classes

Thank you and have a great week!

Jill Garcia

Lilly Kuhn

March 2, 2020 Parent Letter

cat in the hat readingIt is “Wacky Week” for day care and preschool. Every year we like to celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday by reading his books (which are rich in rhyming words and inventive language) and by having fun! We are dressing up using themes that go along with his books on the five days. They are:

Monday, March 2 – Lorax Day-wear orange

Tuesday, March 3 – Whoville Day-crazy hair day

Wednesday, March 4 – Wacky Wednesday (clothes inside out, backwards, mismatched)

Thursday, March 5 – Fox in Socks Day-wear mismatched or crazy socks

Friday, March 6 – Sleep Book Day-wear pajamas

Farm animals is the animal theme for March. We will be reading about, playing with, and doing activities related to pigs, sheep, horses, cows, chickens, and such. In Bible time, we will read about Jesus’ miracles such as feeding 5,000 people with only 5 loaves of bread and 2 fishes and Jesus walking on water.

Mark your Calendars:

March 2-6 – Wacky Week!

March 25 – Teddy Bear Portraits (including cap and gown pictures for 4 year old preschoolers)

March 27 – Scholastic Book orders due

Thank you and have a great week!

Jill Garcia

Lilly Kuhn

February 24, 2020 Parent Letter

humpback whaleFor the final week in February, our focus is the stars and galaxies beyond our own. We will also be reading about big things in the ocean like giant squid and whales. In small group, the preschoolers will be working on fine motor skills doing letter lacing cards and sorting letters and numbers. Jesus’ early ministry, his baptism, and temptation are the focus in Bible Time.

If you are in the Cornell school district, Kindergarten registration is coming up on March 10, 11, & 12. Please see the “Hi5!” flyer for more information on times and what to bring with you to registration.

March 2nd-6th is “Wacky Week” for day care and preschool. Every year we like to celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday by reading his books (which are rich in rhyming words and inventive language) and by having fun! We are dressing up using themes that go along with his books on the five days. They are:

Monday, March 2 – Lorax Day-wear orange

Tuesday, March 3 – Whoville Day-crazy hair day

Wednesday, March 4 – Wacky Wednesday (clothes inside out, backwards, mismatched)

Thursday, March 5 – Fox in Socks Day-wear mismatched or crazy socks

Friday, March 6 – Sleep Book Day-wear pjs

Mark your Calendars:

March 2-6 – Wacky Week!

March 25 – Teddy Bear Portraits (including cap and gown pictures for 4 year old preschoolers)

March 27 – Scholastic Book orders due

Thank you and have a great week!

Jill Garcia

Lilly Kuhn

February 17, 2020 Parent Letter

ocean lifeWe had a fun time on Thursday and Friday celebrating Valentine’s Day! Thanks for all of your contributions. We played games, read Valentine’s day stories, made heart rubbings, and ate lots of yummy food. There will be one more classroom party held at Easter time.

We are learning about the planets this week in school, especially our own planet. To continue with our ocean animal theme, we will be reading about sea otters and dolphins. We are also experimenting with magnets this week and continue to learn new letters of the alphabet. In Bible, we continue to read about Jesus, how he does amazing things and is a teacher and friend.

Scholastic book orders are due at the end of this week. Please have a look at the flyers or at the website if you have not do so. Every order helps us earn points to receive free books for the classroom.

Mark your Calendars:

February 17 -Preschool is open on President’s Day

February 21 – Scholastic Book orders due

Thank you and have a great week!

Jill Garcia

Lilly Kuhn

February 10, 2020 Parent Letter

heartsI hope everyone enjoyed the day off preschool and stayed safe last Friday due to the snow day. Please remember to check WPXI and messages with the Remind App for delays and closures.

We continue with our space theme and learn about day and night, the sun and the moon. We are also learning “Fishy Facts” this week. In small group, we are matching patterns on a star and mixing red and white paint to make pink hearts. We are reading about the Old Testament Prophets Jeremiah and Ezekiel, and we will begin reading chapters from the story book My First Book About Jesus.

Our Valentine’s Day parties are this Thursday and Friday. There are 14 students in total in the 4 year old preschool class and 6 students total in the 3 year old preschool class. We have all of the supplies for the parties covered. Here is the list of families who are providing items:

2/13 (3 year old class): snack-Battles; sweet treat-A. Stefanski; drink-already provided

2/14 (4 year old class): snack-Beck, Manniello; sweet treat & volunteer-Seals; drink-Moser

Thank you for signing up!

Mark your Calendars:

February 13 & 14 – Valentine’s Day parties for 3 year old class and 4 year old class

February 21 – Scholastic Book orders due

Thank you and have a great week!

Jill Garcia

Lilly Kuhn

February 3, 2020 Parent Letter

solar systemIn the month of February, the preschoolers will be exploring outer space and the depths of the oceans, two areas where there is still so much for humans to discover. This week, we will learn about our solar system and what types of animals live in the ocean. Looking forward to Valentine’s Day, we will talk about what it means to be loving and kind. We will read in Bible time about what the people of Israel did to rebuild their city and temple after returning from the exile.

Our Valentine’s Day parties are coming up on February 13 & 14. We have all of the supplies for the parties covered. Here is the list of families who are providing items:

2/13 (3 year old class): snack-Battles; sweet treat-A. Stefanski; drink-already provided

2/14 (4 year old class): snack-Beck, Manniello; sweet treat & volunteer-Seals; drink-Moser

Thank you for signing up!

Mark your Calendars:

February 13 & 14 – Valentine’s Day parties for 3 year old class and 4 year old class

February 21 – Scholastic Book orders due

Thank you and have a great week!

Jill Garcia

Lilly Kuhn

January 27, 2020 Parent Letter

puppy kittyI wanted to thank parents for meeting with me this past week. It is always helpful to get feedback from each other, and it’s good to know going forward how best to help the children as they continue to grow, learn, and develop.

For this final week in January, the class will be looking at traveling by air. We are also nearing Groundhog Day (February 2), so on Friday we will be talking about the groundhogs and shadows. In Bible, we are reading about good and bad Old Testament kings like Solomon, Ahab, and Josiah, and we will read how Jesus is the king of kings.

Our Valentine’s Day parties are coming up on February 13 & 14. We have all of the supplies for the parties covered. Here is the list of families who are providing items:

2/13 (3 year old class): snack-Battles; sweet treat-A. Stefanski; drink-already provided

2/14 (4 year old class): snack-Beck, Manniello; sweet treat & volunteer-Seals; drink-Moser

Thank you for signing up!

Mark your Calendars:

January 27 & 30 – Occupational Therapy testing by Laughlin Children’s Center; $5 check or money order and form are due January 27

February 13 & 14 – Valentine’s Day parties for 3 year old class and 4 year old class

February 21 – Scholastic Book orders due

Thank you and have a great week!

Jill Garcia

Lilly Kuhn