Monthly Preschool Newsletters

Director’s Newsletter – April/May 2017

We hope everyone had a fun and restful spring break! April will be packed full of Spring fun. We will study nature, farm animals, and the environment.

Join us for Family Week.  We are going to take an entire week of preschool to celebrate our families. Beginning Monday, April 24 through Friday, April 28, we are inviting moms, dads, grandparents, caregivers, etc. to visit our preschool. Visits may be any day and time that your child attends preschool and may last as long as you would like (suggested time is 30 minutes to an hour). If the doors are locked, please ring the bell and come in for a visit. You will be able to participate during circle time, project time, music or whatever is going on at the moment. Choose the day and time most convenient for you.

If you have not registered for next fall, please see Kathy Davis.  Classes are filling up.

Please check the change of clothes in your child’s school bag or cubbies for the correct size and appropriate clothes for warmer weather. It’s spring now and children grow over the winter.

Looking for summer activities?  CLPS offers a summer day camp (3-9 year olds).  It is a 10 week program with lots of flexibility.  You can sign up for 2, 3, 4, or 5 days a week with a minimum of 3 weeks attendance.  Choices are morning (9-12), afternoon (12-3), all day (7:30-6) or any combination.

Important dates to remember:

  • April 24-28 – Family Week and Book Fair
  • April 26/27 – Chapel, 11:00 am… please join us!
  • May 23 – last day of classes and extended day hours
  • May 24 – NO REGULAR CLASSES TODAY – Graduation Day for the Bird, Butterfly and Lion classes
  • May 25 – All School Picnic, 11 am-1 pm, Deerpath Park Shelter on Warrington Rd.
  • May 30 to Jun 2 – Summer transition preschool (extra cost, must be registered)
  • June 5 – Kids Kamp begins

Graduation Schedule – Wednesday, May 24

  • Birds (MWF) – Arrive at 8:45 for the 9 am graduation ceremony
  • Lions – Arrive at 9:45 for the 10 am graduation ceremony
  • Butterflies (TWTh) – Arrive at 10:45 for the 11 am graduation ceremony

Happy Spring!
Kathy Davis, Director

 


Tots – May 2017

Dear Friends

We are in our last month together and anxious for some warm weather fun!  The month of May will be one of joy, growth, and change.  We will continue to observe the growth of the caterpillar.  Our art enrichment will be to create an under the sea mural with all the children.  The May virtue is obedience and Book worms will feature the book Rainbow Fish.  Look for lots of May flowers and a special Mother’s Day gift.

Special Events in May:

  • May 11/12 – Beach  Day  wear your bathing suit and bring towel
  • May 17/18 – Chapel  Please join students at 11am
  • May 22/23 – Last classroom day
  • May 24 – No School
  • May 25 – School Picnic – All classes meet 11-1 Warrington Park

Thank you for all your help in the classroom.  It has truly been a great year.  Your children were a joy and it was a privilege to watch their personalities and friendships develop throughout the year.  Have a safe and happy summer!

Please pass the word that there are openings for next year’s program.  You are our best resource.

Peace,
Ms. Linda

 


Angelfish and Starfish (Young Three’s) – March 2017

Welcome to March!  We will have a full month!  We will have fun celebrating pajama day, wearing our pajamas to school.  Our themes for the month include the solar system, St. Patrick’s Day and rainbows.  Our color is green and our shape is the rectangle.  We will continue through the alphabet with letters R, S and T.

Important dates to remember for March:

  • March 2/3 – Pajama Day
  • March 6 – NO SCHOOL – conferences
  • March 7/8 – Letter R
  • March 13/14 – Letter S
  • March 16/17 – Green Day, wear green today
  • March 20/21 – Letter T
  • March 22/23 – Chapel 11:00, all are welcome
  • March 23/24 – March Science
  • March 27-31 – NO SCHOOL, Spring Break

As the weather continues to change, please make sure your child has appropriate outwear.  We will try to go outside every day.  I look forward to a fun month!  And as always, if you have any questions or concerns please feel free to come see me.

Ms. Susan, Ms. Jill and Ms. Melissa

 


Sea Turtles and Seahorses (Three’s) – May 2017

Hard to believe, but here it is, the last month of school.  We have enjoyed getting to know each and every student in our class.  Thank you for your support over the school year.  Teaching involves a community of not only teachers but also parents and other family members to support a child’s development.

Our themes for May are “Oceans,” “Summer Fun,” and “ABC and Number Review.”

Here’s a look at our last month of school:

Here are some dates to remember:

  • May 2/3 Letter “Y”
  • May 4/5 Godly Play with Miss Kathy
  • May 9/10 Letter “Z”
  • May 11/12 Beach Day* (see details below)
  • May 17/18 Chapel 11:00
  • May 23 Last day of class
  • May 24 No School
  • May 25 All School Picnic, 11:00 – 1:00, Deerpath Park (sign-up sheets for crowd-sized portions will be posted on the bulletin board in May).

On Beach Day the children can come to school dressed in their bathing suit and flip-flops.  If they’re not comfortable wearing their bathing suit, they can wear a beach cover-up or just come dressed in shorts and t-shirt. They can also bring a beach towel (please make sure their name is on the towel).  While we won’t have a beach, we will have water play in our sensory table.

We will be taking a field trip across the hall to visit both PreK classrooms.  Your child will get a chance to check out the classrooms and meet the teachers in each room (Miss Jayne, Miss Denise and Miss Lisa with the Butterfly and Bird classes, and Miss Charlotte and Miss Devina in the Lion class.)

Don’t forget to sign up for Kids Kamp.  You will find the registration form on the cart in the hallway.  See Miss Kathy with any questions about Kids Kamp.

Lastly, thank you for entrusting us with your children.  It has been a fun year for us!  We hope to have made your child’s first school experience a fun and enriching time that will serve them well in their future.  We have seen your children grow, not only physically, but also socially and academically.

Have a wonderful, fun and safe summer!

Miss Gini and Miss Jen

 


 

Monkey Class (Y4) – May 2017

I can’t believe how fast this school year has gone by!  I have had so much fun spending time with the children.  I have seen so much growth in each student.  We started this year in a new classroom with new friends.  Since then the students have learned so many things, from learning to socialize and build friendships to recognizing class mates names and the letters and sounds from the alphabet.  These are just a few of the things we have learned!  I am so proud of all the students and wish them the best of luck next year!

This month our themes are ocean life, bugs and plants.  We also will have Beach Day!  Children can come dressed in beach clothes, swimsuits, cover-ups, sunglasses, etc.  They can bring in their favorite beach towel, too.

Our letters are W, X, Y and Z.  We will end the year with our school picnic at Warrington Park.  More information to come!

Important Dates

  • May 1 – W Week
  • May 8 – X Week
  • May 11 – BEACH DAY
  • May 15 – Y and Z Week
  • May 18 – Chapel 11:00
  • May 23 – last day of school
  • May 24 – Graduation (PreK classes only)
  • May 25 – school picnic

Have a wonderful summer!
Ms. Kathy

 


Birds and Butterflies Class – April 2017

April is a month of exploration and discovery. We will be learning about farms, flowers, insects, gardens and other springtime wonders.    We will also be celebrating Easter.  During our Recycling unit, we will be teaching the children how important it is for us to take care of our environment.

We have scheduled the week of April 24-28 as Family Week.  This is a time for moms, dads, grandparents, etc. to visit our class.  See Miss Kathy’s email/note for details.  We will also be holding our Scholastic Book Fair during this week.  Please be sure to visit it.

This month we will be taking an in-class field trip across the street to Autumn Leaves, a memory care assisted living facility.  We will be walking across the street to visit, sing some songs, and read some books. The Birds will be going on Monday, April 24 at 10:00 and the Butterflies will be going on Tuesday, April 25 at 10:00.   Parents are invited to join us, but not required to attend.  Both field trips are during our Family Week.

Don’t forget to sign up to come in to read to us.  As children explore books on their own or with an adult, they begin to notice that print goes from left to right and top to bottom, that pictures often tell a story and that the story stays the same as it is read over and over.  Listening, paying attention, sequencing and thinking skills are all being used as children enjoy a story.  Children become acquainted with new vocabulary words and the style of formal written English as they listen to stories.   Thank you for helping show how important reading is!

Your child will be continuing to be involved in special projects and experiments at school and will be bringing home many things to share with you.  Help your child continue to explore and discover at home by showing interest in these projects and by asking questions!

It is certainly hard to believe that we only have two more months with your children.  Where has the time gone?

IMPORTANT DATES:

  • April 4 – No School.  Our school is a polling place
  • April 10/11 –“T” Day, bring in a picture that starts with “T”
  • April 14 – No school.  Good Friday
  • April 17/18 –“U” Day, bring in a picture that starts with “U”
  • April 24/25 – “V” Day, bring in your favorite DVD cover;
    In-class field trips to Autumn Leaves
  • April 24/28 – Family Week – Visit anytime during the week; Book Fair
  • April 26 – Chapel at 11:00

Miss Jayne, Miss Denise, Miss Lisa, Miss Uma and Miss Kathy B.

 


Lions Class – May 2017

Dear Parents,

Well, this is it, our last official Pre-K Lions newsletter.  If you think April went by too quickly, just be prepared for May – there are only four more weeks of school left but there’s still much to accomplish.  Our class has grown in many ways this year.  Also, thank you to everyone who was able to visit during Family week.

Throughout the year, we have used a variety of name tags at circle to help us learn the following:  first and last name, initial, birthday, phone number and address.  Please continue to practice at home.  We will send all of these home during the last week of school along with photos we have taken throughout the year.

This month we will be learning a little more about Spring, including flowers and insects.  We will mix in some early Summer fun and explore the ocean.  Much fun lies ahead!

Our all school Beach Day is on Thursday, May 11.  Please have your child come to school dressed in beach attire (swimsuit or T-shirt and shorts) and send a beach towel along with optional sandals or flip flops, sunglasses and/or one safe beach toy.

Our graduation ceremony will be on Wednesday, May 24 at 10:00 am. This will truly be a special event as your preschoolers are ready to climb up the educational ladder – on to Kindergarten!  Please arrive at 9:45 am (15 minutes before the ceremony) and bring your child directly to the classroom.  We will serve cookies after the ceremony.

Our last regular day of preschool is Tuesday, May 23.  Graduation will follow on Wednesday and then our all school picnic will take place on Thursday, May 25 at 11 am – 1 pm at Warrington Park, close to our school.

In looking back, we would like to say that this school year has been a most joyous and rewarding experience for us and we hope for you and your child, as well.   We have watched your children further develop their own unique characteristics, which have blossomed in many ways and have broadened their horizons.  Our goal was to guide your children to learn to reach out and emphasize with others, to accept and celebrate differences between themselves, and to communicate their feelings and resolve conflicts in constructive ways.  Everyone has the ability to become contributing members of our community.  We believe that each day is filled with a purpose and that children need to be surrounded with tools that enable them to be confident learners.  We hope that your children will continue to enjoy learning and aim for the brightest stars.

IMPORTANT DATES:

  • Thursday, May 11 – Beach Day (come dressed up in beach clothes)
  • Thursday, May 18 – our last chapel at 11:00 am (all are invited)
  • Wednesday, May 24 – GRADUATION DAY (arrive at 9:45 am for our 10:00 am ceremony)
  • Thursday, May 25– all school picnic

Sincerely,
Miss Charlotte and Miss Devina

Preschool Tidbit

KIDS KAMP began June 5 - join us!
FALL PRESCHOOL still has some spots available.
OPEN HOUSE/PICNIC is August 27.

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