Monthly Preschool Newsletters



Tots – April 2019

Dear Families,

Spring is here! We will be learning about our environment in several ways. Learning about the growth of a caterpillar into a butterfly, recycling waste, and learning about farm animals will keep us busy. We are definitely looking forward to the energy of spring and getting out on the playground! Also, please make sure you are registered for preschool next year and Kids Kamp this summer!

Special Dates:

  • April 2- NO SCHOOL Election Day
  • April 19- NO SCHOOL Good Friday
  • April 22- Family Week and Book Fair!
  • April 23/24- Chapel Time @ 11:00- all families are welcome to join!

Miss Tracey, Miss Uma, & Miss Lisa


Starfish & Angelfish (Young Three’s) – April 2019

We will be very busy throughout the month with many fun topics.  We will focus on farm and farm animals, April showers and Springtime as our themes.  We will continue through our alphabet with letters W, X and Y.  Our color of the month is blue and our shape is the diamond.  We will have a special Family Week with more information to come!  Here are some important dates to remember:

  • April 15/16: Letter W – please bring a V item
  • April 22 – 26: Family Week and Scholastic Book Fair
  • April 23/24: Letter X – please bring a W item
  • April 23/24: Chapel 11:00  – All are welcome
  • April 29/30: Letter Y

We will be going outside as much as possible as the days get warmer, so please make sure there is a change of clothes just in case we have a mud run in!  Make sure you look for more information to come concerning our family week and our book fair.  If you have any questions, please feel free to ask.

Ms. Susan and Ms. Ramya 


Sea Turtles and Seahorses (Three’s) – April 2019

Welcome Spring!  We hope everyone is able to relax and enjoy some family time during spring break.  Thank you to all of you who came in and shared a book or two with the class.   The children enjoyed all of our guest readers and were good listeners.  We’re proud of them.  

We have a busy and fun April planned.  Our themes for the month are “Easter,” Step into Spring,” “Farm Animals,” and “Earth Day/Arbor Day.” The week of April 22 is “Family Week,” and the Scholastic Book Fair. 

During Family Week we welcome Moms, Dads, Grandparents, or other family members to stop in and visit our classroom.  Visits are usually 30 minutes or less.  We will have a craft or an activity you can do with the child you are visiting.

The book fair is set up in the Narthex and will be open Monday, April 22 – Friday, April 26 (see the note that will be coming home from Miss Kathy for exact dates and times it will be open).  Also, if you would be willing and able to volunteer for set-up, tear down, and/or cash register duty, please let Miss Kathy know.   Our school earns free books and Scholastic Dollars based on how much we sell.  We can redeem the Scholastic Dollars for extra items we would like in our classrooms. So please support the book fair! Thank you!

Some dates to remember:

  • April 1 School resumes
  • April 2 No school (our school is a polling place)
  • April 9/10 Letter “S”
  • April 11/12 wear the color brown
  • April 16 Yoga
  • April 16/17 Letter “T”
  • April 19 No School – Good Friday
  • April 22 – 26 Family Week and Scholastic Book Fair
  • April 23/24 Letter “U”
  • Chapel, 11:00
  • April 30/May 1 Letter “V”

Over the past 7 months we have enjoyed seeing each and every child make new friends, master some life skills as well as develop the fine and gross motor skills they will use now and in the future.  They have accomplished quite a lot in 7 months and you can be proud of them.  

As always, please let us know if you have any questions or concerns.

Miss Gini and Miss Jen



Monkey Class (Y4) – April 2019

Welcome Spring!  I can’t believe how fast this year is going. I am so proud of the children and all their accomplishments.  This month we will be learning about the farm.  We will talk about what animals we see on the farm and what the farmers grow.  We will have fun learning farm songs. We will be farmers ourselves and plant some seeds and take care of them as they grow.  We will celebrate Earth Day and learn ways to take care of our earth.  The week of April 22-26 will be Family Week.  We welcome family members to come to school during the week to visit our classroom and share in some activities.  We will have Chapel on Tues, April 23 of Family Week.  That is always a nice time to visit.  We will have the Scholastic Book Fair that week, as well.  Our letters this month are S, T, U, and V.

Important Dates:

  • April 15 – Letter U week
  • April 16 – Yoga Day
  • April 22 – Letter V week
  • April 22-26  Family Week and Scholastic Book Fair
  • April 23 – Chapel 11:00
  • April 29 – W week

Ms. Kathy

Birds and Butterflies Class – April 2019

 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 22-26 as Family Week.  This is a time for moms, dads, grandparents, etc. to visit our class.  The best time to visit the Butterfly class is Tuesday or Thursday. 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 Bird class will be going on Monday, April 22 at 10:00 and the Butterflies will be going on Tuesday, April 23 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 TO REMEMBER                                                           

  • April 2 – No school, Our school is a polling place
  • April 4/5 – “S” Day, bring in a picture that starts with “S”
  • April 8/9 –“T” Day, bring in a picture that starts with “T”
  • April 15/16 –“U” Day, bring in a picture that starts with “U”
  • April19 – No school, Good Friday
  • April 22/23 – “V” Day, bring in your favorite DVD cover –
    10:00 In class field trip to Autumn Leaves
  • April 22/26 – Family Week and our Book Fair – Visit anytime during the week 
  • April 24 – Chapel at 11:00
  • April 29/30 – “W” Day, wear white

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


Lions Class – April 2019

 Thank you for meeting with us at conference time.  It is always a pleasure to talk with you about your child.  Please let us know if there is anything else that you would like to share.  Also, if you did not get a chance to come in and read a book to the class last month, there is still time.  We would love to see you, just let us know what works for you.

The children’s journals are filling up quite nicely, as they continue to draw and write.  The stories are getting somewhat longer now and everyone is excited to participate on journal days.  Check your calendar for the next dates and if you can stay for 10 minutes to help us with the writing right at the start of class that would really help us out.  

Our themes this month include Our Environment, Step into Spring, Farm Animals, Earth Day and Arbor Day.  We will embrace the idea of new beginnings – the rebirth of nature and the celebration of new life.  And, we will talk about the true meaning of Easter – Jesus’ crucifixion and consequent resurrection.  Also, we are getting close to finishing our alphabet study with only V, W, X, Y and Z left!

During the month of April, an important theme centers on our precious environment.  We practice conservation in our classroom daily, e.g. turning off the lights when leaving the room, reusing recyclable items for projects, turning down the heat in the classroom (as our skylights provide plenty of “solar heat”) and more!  We must realize that helping our planet is a continuous process which cannot be ignored, as we can all learn how we can make a difference every day.

Important Dates:

  • Monday, April 1 – school resumes
  • Tuesday, April 2 – NO SCHOOL (our school is a polling place)
  • Wednesday, April 10 – Wacky Wednesday (wear mixed-up clothes today)
  • Tuesday, April 16 – Yoga class (wear comfortable clothes)
  • Friday, April 19 – NO SCHOOL (Good Friday)
  • Monday, April 22 – Friday, April 26 – Scholastic Book Fair AND Family week (come visit our preschool; see separate note for more details) 
  •  Tuesday April 23 – chapel at 11:00 am

Miss Charlotte and Miss Devina



Preschool Tidbit

  • No School April 19 – Good Friday (worship at 7p)
  • Easter Sunday Worship (9:30a) and Brunch (10:30a) – April 21
  • Family Week/Book Fair – Week of April 22
  • Chapel – April 23 or 24 at 11 a.m.

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