March 18, 2019 Parent Letter

Big Bird Little ButterflyI apologize for the late post. My home computer is not working. Last week we were able to take a walk outside. It was nice to get fresh air and to look for signs of spring. Please include a change of clothes for your child just in case they have an accident or get messy or muddy. Hopefully we will be able to go outside more often now that the weather is nicer!

This week we are studying things that are big and small. We are sorting things by size, lacing beads in patterns of big and small, and creating art with big and little circles. We continue to go through the alphabet and will be going on a letter hunt in the classroom. For our Bible time, we will read how Jesus healed a crippled woman and the story of the lost sheep and how the shepherd searched for one sheep even though he had many.

The Joe Corbi fundraiser orders are due this Friday. Thank you for helping our school! Easter is on April 21st this year. We will be having an Easter party on Wednesday, April 17th, for the 4 year old class, and a party on Thursday, April 18th, for the 3 year old class. This year the teachers will be making a treat with the kids in class.

Mark your Calendars:

March 22 – Joe Corbi Pizza fundraiser orders due

March 29 – Scholastic Book Orders due for March

April 17 & 18 – Easter Parties!

April 19 – Preschool and Day Care closed for Good Friday

April 25 – Field Trip to Living Treasures Animal Park

Have a great week!

Jill Garcia

Lilly Kuhn

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March 11, 2019 Parent Letter

st-patricks dayWe had a fun time reading Dr. Seuss books – learning up and down and left and right. It was great seeing the kids dress up each day! We continue to learn about opposites this week, and since St. Patrick’s Day is next week-end we will read stories about leprechauns and make something green. The animal theme for the month of March is farm animals, so the children will be learning to sing Old McDonald and have fun playing with farm animal toys. Our Bible stories this week will focus on the parables Jesus told about the money in the fish and the good Samaritan.

The field trip to Living Treasures is on Thursday, April 25th. I would like to get a number of how many will attend. The cost per person will be either $10 or $11 depending on the size of our group. A flyer will be sent home soon so we can know how many of you will be joining us that day and what the exact price will be. Also, please note that preschool will not have class on April 19th, Good Friday.

Mark your Calendars:

March 29 – Scholastic book orders for Spring flyer and March due

April 19 – Preschool off for Good Friday

April 25 – Living Treasures Animal Park field trip

Have a great week!

Jill Garcia

Lilly Masterson Kuhn

March 4, 2019 Parent Letter

cat in the hat readingDespite the snowfall, spring is coming soon! We are planning to have our spring field trip to the animal park, Living Treasures, on Thursday, April 25th, starting when the park opens at 10 a.m. As we did earlier with the pumpkin patch field trip last fall, we are asking parents/guardians to bring their children and meet the teachers at Living Treasures. We also ask that you pay by check or money order by one week before the field trip, so that we can pay as a group. We will be getting in at a discounted group rate. More information on price will be coming soon.

We begin a new unit on opposites this month. Since it is “Wacky Week” we will read a lot of books by the children’s author, Dr. Seuss. In The Cat in the Hat, we will read how the Cat balanced many items “up” on his head and how they all fell “down”. In Bible time, we will read more miraculous stories about Jesus walking on water and healing the blind.

Don’t forget! It’s Wacky Week! We will be dressing up each day in something fun and wacky! Monday – crazy hat day; Tuesday – wear green; Wednesday – wear clothes inside out, backwards; Thursday – pajama day; and Friday – fun socks day.

Mark your Calendars:

March 4-8 – Wacky Week!

March 29 – Scholastic book orders for Spring flyer and March due

April 25 – Living Treasures Animal Park field trip

Have a great week!

Jill Garcia

Lilly Masterson Kuhn

February 25, 2019 Parent Letter

duck pondTeddy Bear Portraits come to take photos of the preschoolers this Wednesday. If you are unable to come and view the photos, you will be able to do so online.

We will be creating our own pond scenes with watercolor paints this week and reading books and doing fun activities about ocean life. We will read in Bible time another parable told by Jesus about how the Kingdom of God is our greatest treasure and how Jesus performed miraculous signs of healing and controlling the wind and waves.

Wacky week to celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday is coming up on March 4-8th. We will be dressing up each day in something fun and wacky! Monday – crazy hat day; Tuesday – wear green; Wednesday – wear clothes inside out, backwards; Thursday – pajama day; and Friday – fun socks day.

Mark your Calendars:

February 27 – Teddy Bear Portraits

March 4-8 – Wacky Week!

March 29 – Scholastic book orders for Spring flyer and March due

Have a great week!

Jill Garcia

Lilly Masterson Kuhn

February 19, 2019 Parent Letter

ocean lifeI wanted to thank those of you who have donated items on the daycare and preschool wish lists. It makes a big difference to have new toys and supplies for the children to use.

We had a good time at our Valentine’s Day parties. The children were able to take home lots of goodies, and I hope you families enjoyed the Valentine’s cards that the students made. This week we will talk about ducks, turtles and other pond animals. We are continuing to review letters and numbers. In Bible time, we continue to read Jesus’ parables that teach us important life lessons such as “The Tiny Seed and a Big Tree.”

Wacky week to celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday is coming up on March 4-8. We will be dressing up each day in something fun and wacky! More details coming soon.

Mark your Calendars:

February 22 – Scholastic Book orders due for February

February 27 – Teddy Bear Portraits

March 4-8 – Wacky Week

Have a great week!

Jill Garcia

Lilly Masterson Kuhn

February 11, 2019 Parent Letter

heartsA big focus for this week is “kindness”. We will be playing games and making Valentines to show kindness to others. Frogs and other pond animals remain as a topic of discussion. We are also looking more in depth at animals of the ocean. In Bible time, we continue to read how Jesus heals the sick and needy and one of Jesus’ parables about the sower of seeds.

Our Valentine’s Day parties are on Wednesday, February 13th, for the 4 year old class and Thursday, February 14th, for the 3 year old class. Your child can bring valentines to hand out to their friends if they would like although it is not required. Please remember that there are 12 students total in the 4 year old class and 9 students total in the 3 year old class. We are asking a few families to bring snacks and drinks for the parties.

Snacks and Drinks for the Valentine’s Day Parties:

February 13 – Marsh and Morse (snacks); Quigley (drinks)

February 14 – Srikanth and Stranko (snacks); Manniello (drinks)

We are looking forward to having a fun time! Thank you for your contributions!

Mark your Calendars:

February 13 & 14 – Valentine’s Day Parties

February 18 – No 4 year old preschool that day

February 22 – Scholastic Book orders due for February

February 27 – Teddy Bear Portraits

Have a great week!

Jill Garcia

Lilly Masterson Kuhn

February 4, 2019

frogWe are looking ahead to a warmer week! I hope everyone stayed safe in the cold weather and the snow! Please note that on Monday, February 18th, there will be no preschool. On February 27th, we will have Teddy Bear Portraits at school to take portrait photographs of each child, which will be available for you to purchase. More information will be sent home soon.

This new month starts a new theme on pond life. We will be talking about pond animals like frogs and their life cycle this week. We will read in the Bible about Jesus’ first miracle of changing the water into wine and his healing the paralyzed man.

Our Valentine’s Day parties are on Wednesday, February 13th, for the 4 year old class and Thursday, February 14th, for the 3 year old class. Your child can bring valentines to hand out to their friends if they would like although it is not required. Please remember that there are 12 students total in the 4 year old class and 9 students total in the 3 year old class. We are asking a few families to bring snacks and drinks for the parties.

Snacks and Drinks for the Valentine’s Day Parties:

February 13 – Marsh and Morse (snacks); Quigley (drinks)

February 14 – Srikanth and Stranko (snacks); Manniello (drinks)

Thank you for your contributions!

Mark your Calendars:

February 13 & 14 – Valentine’s Day Parties

February 18 – No 4 year old preschool that day

February 22 – Scholastic Book orders due for February

February 27 – Teddy Bear Portraits

Have a great week!

Jill Garcia

Lilly Masterson Kuhn