April 9, 2018 Parent Letter

butterflyThis week we will discuss how plants grow in our gardens and about how caterpillars change into butterflies. Our letter focus is “T”, and we will review colors and shapes. We are also talking about size comparisons like short and tall. This week in Bible time, we will talk about the apostle Paul’s conversion and about Peter’s escape from prison.

Please let us know as soon as possible how many in your family will be attending the field trip to Living Treasures Wild Animal Park on Friday, April 27. All preschoolers must be accompanied by an adult, and the money will be due the week before on April 20. Just a reminder – we are asking for our group to meet at the park at 10:15 (instead of 10:30 as it states in the flyer), so that our smaller group can enter the park ahead of a larger group arriving at 10:30. We would love to see all the families come and enjoy this unique interactive animal experience!

Don’t forget – we will have vision screening for the children on Thursday, April 26. Please return the flyer if you do NOT want to have your child tested. This week, the family asked to provide a snack is Marsh on Thursday (4/12). Thank you!

MARK YOUR CALENDARS:

April 20 – Scholastic Book orders due; Field Trip payment due

April 26 – Vision screening

April 27 – Field trip to Living Treasures

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April 2, 2018 Parent Letter

plant growingWe had a great time at our Easter parties! Thank you for your contributions. I hope everyone had a nice Easter holiday!

This spring, the preschool will be working together with the daycare to look after some plants in the community garden behind our building. We will be reading and talking about insects and spiders this month. We are continuing to learn about the letters “r” and “S”, and about sequencing and patterns. In Bible time, we are reading about the early church and the Apostle Peter.

We have sent home an information flyer about an exciting field trip to Living Treasures Wild Animal Park in New Castle scheduled for Friday, April 27. All preschoolers must be accompanied by an adult, and the money will be due the week before on April 20. The price includes admission, a guided tour, a shelter reserved for lunch time, and animal feed for each person to feed the animals! We are asking for our group to meet at the park at 10:15 (instead of 10:30), so that our smaller group can enter the park ahead of a larger group arriving at 10:30. Please let us know as soon as possible how many in your family will be attending. We are excited about this learning opportunity for the children which is very interactive since we have been talking about animals all year long!

The Scholastic Books April (and spring flyer) orders are due April 20. We will have vision screening on Thursday, April 26. Please return the flyer if you do NOT want to have your child tested.

MARK YOUR CALENDARS:

April 20 – Scholastic Book orders due; Field Trip payment due

April 26 – Vision screening

April 27 – Field trip to Living Treasures

March 26, 2018 Parent Letter

Easter bunnyOur Easter parties are on March 27 (Tuesday) and March 28 (Wednesday) for the 3 year old class and the 4 year old class. Thank you, parents and guardians, for signing up to bring food and items to our party on Tuesday! We will have a fun time making art, playing games, and singing Easter bunny songs. We will also read the Easter story.

Springtime is here (although it may not look like it outside)! In April we will focus on nature, how plants grow, and how we can take care of the earth. We are going to start growing flowers from seeds! Our letter focus will be “R” and we will keep practicing our numbers this week. Our hope is that we will have a field trip at the end of April – more details will follow.

Sadly, the preschool teachers discovered last week that our classroom hamster has gone missing. We are uncertain what happened to him since his cage was still locked when we returned to the classroom on Monday and there was no trace of him. Since it is nearing summer, we decided it would be best not to get a new pet at this time.

Scholastic Books has a spring flyer and we will be sending home the April flyer soon as well. The new due date for orders is April 20. Please note that the preschool will be closed on March 29 and 30 (Thursday and Friday). The day care will be open on that Thursday but closed on Good Friday. We will resume our schedule on Monday, April 2. Enjoy the Easter holiday!

MARK YOUR CALENDARS:

March 27 and 28 – Easter Parties

March 29 and 30 – Preschool closed for Easter holiday

April 20 – Scholastic Book orders due

March 19, 2018 Parent Letter

Mary Had a Little LambTeddy Bear Portraits are back again to capture the sweet smiles of our little ones. They will be here on Tuesday, March 20. The preschool teachers can take the 3 year olds across the hall to get their picture taken since it will be during our morning class. Please consider bringing your child in that day if it is not their regular day. The 4 year old preschool class is having their picture taken in a cap and gown.

We will be reading and singing some favorite nursery rhymes like “Mary Had a Little Lamb” and “Jack and Jill”. We are also continuing to read some really fun farm animal books. The letter “Q” and the number “15” are the main learning focus this week. We will read about how Jesus came to see his disciples after the resurrection and about his ascension into heaven. He is risen!

Our Easter parties are just next week on March 27 (Tuesday) and March 28 (Wednesday) for the 3 year old class and the 4 year old class. Parents/Guardians of our 3 year old class can sign up to provide something for the Tuesday party. The families providing snack this week are Melius on Wednesday, March 21 and Farren on Thursday, March 22. Thanks for your help! We still have donation apples on our tree if you would like to contribute to our classroom needs.

Please note that the preschool will be closed on March 29 and 30 (Thursday and Friday). The day care will be open on that Thursday but closed on Good Friday. We will resume our schedule on Monday, April 2.

MARK YOUR CALENDARS:

March 20 – Teddy Bear Portraits

March 23 – Scholastic Books orders due

March 27 and 28 – Easter Parties

March 29 and 30 – Preschool closed for Easter holiday

March 12, 2018 Parent Letter

st-patricks daySince this week leads up to St. Patrick’s Day, we will be reading fun books, playing games, and making rainbow art. Our letter focus is P which is just in time for us to read the rhyme “This Little Piggy”. We have read about events leading up to Christ’s crucifixion and resurrection, and now we will read about Jesus’ sacrifice for us.

We will be having Easter parties on March 27 (Tuesday) and March 28 (Wednesday) for the 3 year old class and the 4 year old class. Parents/Guardians of our 3 year old class can start signing up this week to provide something for the Tuesday party. The family providing snack is Farley on Thursday, March 15. Thanks for your help!

Please note that the preschool will be closed on March 29 and 30 (Thursday and Friday). The day care will be open on that Thursday but closed on Good Friday. We will resume our schedule on Monday, April 2.

MARK YOUR CALENDARS:

March 23 – Scholastic Books orders due

March 27 and 28 – Easter Parties

March 29 and 30 – Preschool closed for Easter holiday

March 5, 2018 Parent Letter

Humpty DumptyIt is March and spring is in the air! The kids have had fun finding rhymes in Dr. Seuss stories and dressing up for Wacky Week. We continue to learn about rhymes starting with some classic nursery rhymes like “Hey, Diddle, Diddle” and “Humpty Dumpty”. This week we review letters L through O and learn number 14.

We will be having Easter parties on March 27 (Tuesday) and March 28 (Wednesday) for the 3 year olds class and the 4 year olds class. For our larger 3 year old class we will have a sign up sheet for parents to bring items for the party. The families providing snacks this week are Woodard on Wednesday, March 7 and Carrabbia on Thursday, March 8. Thanks in advance for your help!

Scholastic Books orders are due on the 23rd for this month. Thank you to the parents who have ordered books. The preschool was able to order a few free books with the points earned for our classroom last month!

Please note that the preschool will be closed on March 29 and 30 (Thursday and Friday). The day care will be open on that Thursday but closed on Good Friday. Enjoy a long weekend leading up to Easter Sunday! We will resume our schedule on Monday, April 2.

MARK YOUR CALENDARS:

March 23 – Scholastic Books orders due

March 27 and 28 – Easter Parties

March 29 and 30 – Closed for Easter holiday

February 26, 2018 Parent Letter

cat in the hat readingIt is Dr. Seuss week at preschool! We will be reading many of his famous stories like The Cat in the Hat and Green Eggs and Ham, and as we read his books we will learn about rhyming words. A new theme about nursery rhymes and a new animal theme about farm animals also begin this week as we approach the month of March. “O” is the letter of the week and we are counting up to thirteen. We are learning that red and blue blend together to make purple. In Bible time, we will read about how Jesus cleansed the temple and raised Lazarus from the dead.

Don’t forget to dress your kids for “Wacky Week”: Monday-PJ day, Tuesday-wear red day, Wednesday-Wacky Wednesday (clothes inside out, backwards, mismatched), Thursday-superhero day, Friday-crazy hat day. I can’t wait to see what the kids will come dressed in!

The family providing snacks this week is Ambriz on Thursday, March 1. Thanks in advance for your help!

Please note that the preschool will be closed on March 29 and 30 (Thursday and Friday). The day care will be open on that Thursday but closed on Good Friday. Enjoy a long weekend leading up to Easter Sunday! We will resume our schedule on Monday, April 2.

MARK YOUR CALENDARS:

February 26 to March 2 – Dr. Seuss “Wacky” Week

March 29 and 30 – Closed for Easter holiday