January 14, 2019 Parent Letter

snowmanI hope everyone enjoyed the snowfall this weekend. We will talk about building snowmen and other fun things to do in snowy weather. The kids are learning more about the four seasons as well. We are reviewing colors, shapes, letters, and numbers this week. In Bible time, we will start reading in the New Testament about Jesus’ birth and how God preserved him as his parents fled to Egypt.

You can sign up for Parent/Teacher Conferences until the end of this week if you have not already. They will be held on Thursday and Friday afternoon, January 24th and 25th, from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., at 15 minute intervals. There are still a few openings on Thursday if you wish to schedule a conference. Phone conferences are also available. Please text through Remind or email me at JillGarcia613@yahoo.com to set up a phone call.

More Scholastic flyers will be sent home this week. Please have a look at them and consider building your child’s library at home which will give us points so that we can build the preschool library. Thank you!

Mark your Calendars:

January 24-25 – Parent/Teacher Conferences

January 25 – Scholastic book orders for January are due

Have a great week!

Jill Garcia

Lilly Masterson Kuhn

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January 7, 2019 Parent Letter

the mittenPlease remember to bring in the supplies listed in the handout that was sent home a few weeks ago. Thank you for sending in snacks for your child each day. Remember if your child is staying for daycare, they will need a morning and afternoon snack.

This week we will be talking about our furry friends, puppies and dogs. We will continue to talk about the winter season and how we need to dress for the cold weather. We will read about Daniel in the lion’s den and about Jonah and the big fish in Bible time. In the coming weeks, we will be filling out our first progress report for each student which will be sent home before Parent/Teacher Conferences.

Parent/Teacher conferences will be held on Thursday and Friday afternoon, January 24th and 25th, from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., at 15 minute intervals. The sign-up sheet is filling in quickly. Thursday afternoon has lots of openings and there are spaces still available between 1:30 p.m. and 2:45 p.m. on Friday afternoon. If you are unable to view the sign-up sheet and would like to inform the teachers about what time slot you would like, we can sign you up. Phone conferences are also available. Please text through Remind or email me at JillGarcia613@yahoo.com to set up a phone call.

Mark your Calendars:

January 24-25 – Parent/Teacher Conferences

January 25 – Scholastic book orders for January are due

Have a great week!

Jill Garcia

Lilly Masterson Kuhn

January 2, 2019 Parent Letter

Puppy in snowI hope everyone enjoyed the holiday season! I am looking forward to starting up again in 2019!

We begin the new year with a winter theme. We will also be reading and doing activities related to pets. In Bible time this week, we begin to read about Daniel and other Israelites as they are taken into captivity in Babylon. We are also nearly through the lower-case alphabet. We will start upper-case letter recognition and letter sounds in the coming weeks.

Reminder about snacks: The preschool will no longer provide the snacks on Monday and Tuesday, and families will not be asked to send a snack for the entire class Wednesday through Friday. Each family will send a snack for only their child each day they will be at preschool. For families who drop off their children at preschool, this means you will deliver to the teachers their snack for the day as well as their folder. For day care families, you can include the snack with their lunch items. We will continue to provide water.

Please note: If there is a special day for your child such as a birthday, and you want to send a treat for the whole class, you are still welcome to do so. We will also have a Valentine’s day party and Easter party where parents will be asked to contribute food or drink for the entire class just as we have done for previous holiday parties. Please let us know if you have questions about snacks.

Parent/Teacher conferences will be held on Thursday and Friday afternoon, January 24th and 25th, from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., at 15 minute intervals. There will be a sign-up sheet on the table by the preschool door. If you are unable to view the sign-up sheet and would like to inform the teachers about what time slot you would like, we can sign you up. Phone conferences are also available. Please text through Remind or email me at JillGarcia613@yahoo.com to set up a phone call.

Mark your Calendars:

January 2 – Preschool resumes

January 24-25 – Parent/Teacher Conferences

January 25 – Scholastic book orders for January are due

Jill Garcia

Lilly Masterson Kuhn

December 17, 2018 Parent Letter

NativityChristmas play for both preschool classes together is this Friday, December 21st, at 9:15 a.m. (the last preschool day before the Christmas break) in the social hall. The children in both of the 3 year old and 4 year old classes should arrive in the preschool room on Friday at 9:00 a.m. to get on costumes, then parents and friends can make their way down to the Social Hall and be seated. The children have worked hard learning their songs! A reception with cookies from the staff and visit from Santa Claus will take place after the play. You may take your preschooler home afterwards, or you can have them stay with Ms. Lilly and myself in the preschool room until 12:00. We will play games and have fun things to do to celebrate Christmas.

This week we will read Gingerbread Baby and a few other fun Christmas stories. We will also continue learning the letters of the alphabet. Our countdown to Christmas chain is shrinking each day and we will practice counting down. We will read about the first Christmas in Bible Time so the children can learn how Mary and Joseph came to Bethlehem and what happened after Christ’s birth.

Thank you for your snack contributions so far this year! The families providing snacks this week are: Hathaway (Wednesday, 12/19) and Carpenter (Thursday, 12/20). A letter was sent home about necessary changes being made starting in the new year. This will change the way we have done snacks. The preschool will no longer provide the snacks on Monday and Tuesday, and families will not be asked to send a snack for the entire class Wednesday through Friday. Each family will send a snack for only their child each day they will be at preschool with us. For families who drop off their children at preschool, this means you will deliver to the teachers their snack for the day as well as their folder. For day care families, you can include the snack with their lunch items. We will continue to provide water. If there is a special day for your child, such as a birthday, and you want to send a treat for the whole class, you are still welcome to do so. We will also have a Valentine’s day party and Easter party where parents will be asked to contribute food or drink for the entire class just as we have done for previous holiday parties. Please let us know if you have questions about these changes.

I hope everyone has a safe and happy holiday season!!

Mark your Calendars:

December 21 – Christmas play and reception

December 22-January 1 – Christmas Break

January 2, 2019 – Preschool resumes

Jill Garcia

Lilly Masterson Kuhn

December 10, 2018 Parent Letter

christmas tree penguinsAs a reminder, the Laughlin Learning Center will be here the mornings of December 11 and 12 to test the children’s speech and hearing.

We have been practicing our songs for the Christmas play which is on Friday, December 21st, at 9:15 a.m. (the last preschool day before the Christmas break) in the social hall. The children in both preschool classes should arrive in the preschool room at 9:00 a.m. to get on costumes. A reception with cookies from the staff and visit from Santa Claus will take place after the play.

This week we will read the classic fairy tales, Jack and the Beanstalk and Little Red Riding Hood, as well as doing some fun activities related to the stories. We have learned about polar animals such as polar bears and will learn more this week about penguins. During the Christmas season, we have fun activities like Santa’s workshop and some crafts set up for the children to celebrate this merry time of year. In Bible time, Elijah’s student, the prophet Elisha, will be our main focus, and we will learn about the good and bad kings of Israel.

We truly appreciate your contributions for snacks each week. The families providing snack this week are: Farley (Wednesday, 12/12); Baker (Thursday, 12/13); and Farren (Friday, 12/14). Thank you!

Mark your Calendars:

December 11 & 12 – Laughlin Learning Center visits

December 21 – Christmas play and reception

December 22-January 1 – Christmas Break

January 2, 2019 – Preschool resumes

Jill Garcia

Lilly Masterson Kuhn

December 3, 2018 Parent Letter

Rapunzel towerScholastic orders for December are due today (Monday). You can still order books throughout the month, and it is easily done on the website (orders are processed quicker and may be delivered before the end of December). Just remember to put in the code for our preschool which is on the Scholastic flyers. The Laughlin Learning Center is coming to our school on December 11th and 12th to test the children’s speech and hearing. A flyer was sent home to you explaining this helpful service.

The Christmas play to celebrate Christ’s birth is on Friday, December 21st, at 9:15 a.m. (the last preschool day before the Christmas break) in the social hall. The children should arrive in the preschool room at 9:00 a.m. as usual to get on costumes. A reception and visit from Santa Claus will take place after the play. Please let us know if your child is not attending by today, December 3rd, so we can plan accordingly.

We have finished our theme of travels around the world, and we are reading and learning about fairy tales next. I’m looking forward to sharing these classic tales like Cinderella, Rapunzel, and Jack and the Beanstalk. We will also be counting down the days until Christmas! In Bible time, we continue to read about Elijah, the prophet.

The families providing snack this week are: Brown (Wednesday, 12/5); Wright (Thursday, 12/6); and Cannon (Friday, 12/7). Thank you!

Mark your Calendars:

December 3 – Scholastic Book December orders due

December 11 & 12 – Laughlin Learning Center visits

December 21 – Christmas play and reception

December 22-January 1 – Christmas Break

Jill Garcia

Lilly Masterson Kuhn

November 27, 2018 Parent Letter

flags of the worldI hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving holiday! It was good to share food and have time to spend with our loved ones. The next Scholastic due date is December 3rd. Books are a great Christmas gift!

The Laughlin Learning Center will be coming to our school on December 11th and 12th to test the children’s hearing and language skills. There is a small fee for the service, but it is very worthwhile to have a professional opinion on the children’s development. A flyer will be sent home soon with more details.

The Christmas play to celebrate Christ’s birth is on Friday, December 21st, at 9:15 a.m. (the last preschool day before the Christmas break) in the social hall. The children should arrive in the preschool room at 9:00 a.m. as usual to get on costumes. A reception and visit from Santa Claus will take place after the play. If your child will not be able to attend that day, please let us know by Monday, December 3rd. We will begin rehearsing for our play during the weeks leading up to December 21st.

This week we continue our theme of transportation and travel. We will be discussing other countries and sorting animals in their different habitats around the world. New letters will be introduced, and we will practice recognizing and counting numbers. In Bible time, we will read about wise King Solomon and the prophet Elijah who stood for what was right against King Ahab.

The families providing snack this week are: Slair (Wednesday, 11/28); Stranko (Thursday, 11/29); and Quigley (Friday, 11/30). Thank you!

Mark your Calendars:

December 3 – Scholastic Book December orders due

December 11 & 12 – Laughlin Learning Center visits

December 21 – Christmas play and reception

Jill Garcia

Lilly Masterson Kuhn