Happy New Year! I hope everyone had a relaxing and enjoyable vacation. A huge thank you to all of our parents for the generous classroom gifts from our mitten tree. All of the teachers appreciate the new items, toys, and gift certificates that will be used in the up and coming months. January will be busy with winter activities and registration for the 2018-2019 school year.
2018-2019 Preschool Registration:
Registration packets have been distributed in December. Please return the registration form with the $90.00 fee to hold your child’s spot for the following school year. After Jan 8, registration will be open to alumni and then to the general public. If you know of friends or neighbors who are in search for a preschool have them stop by for a tour. If you have any questions or are in need of a registration packet, please drop by the office and Patti or I can help you.
Winter is upon us:
Please dress your child for the winter weather. We do go outside when it is not too cold or stormy out. Have your child come in with snow pants, winter coat, hat, mittens, and boots. Waterproof mittens will help keep your child’s hands warm when they play in the snow. Thin or cloth gloves or mittens tend to get wet and gloves are hard for the little ones to put on themselves. Label everything with names or initials so the teachers know which items belong to which child. Thank you!
Literacy in Action:
Our second session of Literacy in Action will begin on Thursday, January 18, from 8:45-11:30. It will run for 8 weeks and includes literacy activities that correspond with books. This program is taught by Jen Brand and is open for all Pre-K children. If you would like more information or are interested in enrolling your child, please stop in the office and see Patti.
January Fun Days:
Our fun day week will be January 22-26. Have your child wear something associated with each special day.
Monday, Jan 22 – Sports Day
Tuesday, Jan 23- Super Hero Day
Wednesday, Jan 24 Crazy Clothes Day
Thursday, Jan 25- Disney Day
Friday, Jan 26 – White Out Day (wear something white)
General Membership Meeting:
January 22 is the next general membership meeting. Our speaker will be Mindy Davis, from Davis Wealth Advisors (www.daviswealthadvisors.net). She will be giving advice on financial planning for college starting at 6:30 PM. At 7:30,the general status of the school and upcoming events will be discussed. All are welcome to attend and complimentary babysitting will be provided.
January Activities to do with your child:
Paint the Snow – Take a spray bottle and fill it with water and food coloring. Have your child spray the snow to make it colorful. Build a snowman and spray clothes onto it. Winter Fun!
Feed the Birds- String cheerios on a piece of yarn and hang on a tree in your yard. This is a great fine motor activity and the birds will thank you for it.
Alphabet Activities- Pour some salt onto a tray. Have your child trace letters with their finger. Write the uppercase letters on a piece of paper and have your child match letters to them. (you can use magnetic letters or paper ones that you make)
Nursery Rhymes – Teach your child some of your favorite Nursery Rhymes. Studies report that learning Nursery Rhymes before 1st grade can facilitate learning how to read.
Ask your classroom teacher if they need any toys washed. It is nice for the toys to be washed again midyear, especially with the cold season upon us.