By The Bay Preschool

at Rocky Hill School

May 11, 2018

Next Week’s News! 5/11/2018

Hi everybody!

What a glorious week this has been! We’re hoping for next week to be just as beautiful. We will be looking at dinosaurs next week. The books we will be reading will include:
“Little Kids First Big Book of Dinosaurs” by Catherine Hughes and Franco Tempesta
“If the Dinosaurs Came Back” by Bernard Most
“Dinosaurs, Dinosaurs” by Byron Barton
Does your child have a favorite dinosaur book? Bring it in and we’ll read it together!
Tuesday is Kite Day! Please bring your kite and join us on the soccer fields at 2:30 pm as we try to get them all in the air!
Thanks to all who sent in sunscreen this week! Please make sure it comes each day along with a hat!
Garden Night is scheduled for May 24th at 5:30. Bring your favorite side dish and gardening tools. We’ll plant the garden, eat a lot and enjoy each other’s company one last time!
Mr. Wyzga stopped in to see us yesterday and seems to be healing. We’re missing him very much and hopefully we’ll get to see him a bit next week.
Our Virtuoso schedule:
Tuesday: Science with Mr. Wyzga and Spanish with Señora
Wednesday: Music with Ms. Emily
Thursday: P.E. with Mrs. Wood
Friday: Library with Mrs. Silva – PLEASE remember your Library books!
 
Preschool Field Day is scheduled for May 29th! Mark your calendars!
You are invited to the RHS All School Art Show! Please come and see the amazing work our students, preschool through 12th grade, are creating! The All School Art show will open on Tuesday, May 15th and run through Friday, May 18th. Don’t miss it!
Have a wonderful, peaceful weekend and I’ll see you next week!
🙂
May 04, 2018

Next Week’s News!

Hi all!

Thank you to all who came to Casey Farm. What a beautiful day and a wonderful field trip!
The quilt is done! It is hanging in our classroom and one lucky family will take it home on Garden Night! Each student will be give one raffle ticket. You may buy more. They are $1.00 each and 100% of the proceeds go toward next year’s quilt and other wonderful things for our classroom. Last year we were able to purchase out aviarium (inside bird feeder).

We continue our study of insects next week. The books we will be reading will include:
“The Very Hungry Caterpillar” & “The Very Busy Spider” by Eric Carle
“Pond Walk” by Nancy Elizabeth Wallace
“Diary of a Spider” by Doreen Cronin and Harry Bliss
“Winnie-the-Pooh and the Trouble with Bees” by Andrew Grey
Everyone needs a labeled bottle of sunscreen. Please make sure your child is wearing sunscreen when they arrive at school. We will reapply when it is time to go outside.
Time to check those extra clothes. Make sure they still fit and are seasonally appropriate!
Now more than ever, don’t forget those water bottles!
Garden Night Volunteers! We need some helpers to make our garden night on May 24th a success. Is anyone available to prepare the garden bed for planting?
No plans for tomorrow? Come to my yard sale! 9-3 at 4 Grand Avenue in Warwick! We’d love to see you!
Have a great weekend and I’ll see you on Monday!

Lisa Reimer
April 27, 2018

Next Week’s News! 4/27/2018

Happy Friday!

What an exciting week this has been. Of the 16 eggs in our incubator, 12 hatched! We have 10 healthy chicks and 2 that were struggling were taken to be loved back to health by Penny and Ralston’s great Aunt Rhonda!
We will return the chicks to Casey Farm on Wednesday, May 2nd. We will leave RHS around 11:15 and have a picnic at the farm before our tour begins. All students need to bring a lunch and a water bottle. A hat and sunscreen would be wise also. Keep an eye on the weather and remember that it can be a little windy on the farm. Any parents who would like to go along, please let me know by Monday, April 30th, so I can plan accordingly. Unfortunately, we cannot accommodate any siblings. Cost for this trip is $9.00 per person and will be added to your RHS bill.
Next week we add bugs to our list of creatures we’re getting to know. The books we’ll be reading will include:
“Ladybug at Orchard Avenue” Kathleen Weider Zoehfeld and Thomas Buchs
“Bugs for Lunch” by Margery Facklam and Sylvia Long
“Over in the Meadow” by Ezra Jack Keats
“Animals Don’t, so I Won’t!” by David Derick, Jr.
“Katrina the Beautiful Cockroach” by Carmen Agra Deedy and Michael Austin
Book orders are due next week. This is the last order before the summer break, so be sure to stock up for a summer of reading!
Our Virtuoso Schedule:
Tuesday: Science with Mr. Wyzga and Spanish with Señora
Wednesday: Music with Ms. Emily
Thursday: P.E. with Mrs. Wood
Friday: Library with Mrs. Silva
Who is going to the dance tonight?!? The kiddos are pretty excited!

Our class book if finished! If you would like a copy, please connect with Miss Amanda (ahovey@rockyhill.org). She will be sending orders in on Friday. Cost for this lovely hardcover is $40.00.
Garden Night is coming up on May 24th! Is there anyone who would like to arrange a posse of parents to help get our garden ready for planting?
Don’t forget to check out our bloghttp://blogs.rockyhill.org/bythebaypreschool/
Have a lovely weekend and I’ll see you Monday!
🙂
April 20, 2018

Next Week’s News! 4/20/2018

Happy sunny Friday!

Welcome to the last full week of April! Wow, the year is really flying!
Wednesday is Hatching Day! If all goes well, we should hear some peeps before the end of the day. Leave yourself a little time to enjoy the new babies!
The books we will be reading this week will include:
“Make way for Ducklings” by Robert McCloskey
“Mud Puddle” by Robert Munsch and Sami Soumalainen
“Jobs on the Farm” by Nancy Dickaman
“This Moose Belongs to Me” by Oliver Jeffers
“Bear’s New Friend” by Karma Wilson and Jane Chapman
Book orders went out yesterday. This will be the final book order of the school year. It’s time to stock up for the summer! All book orders are due by Friday, May 4th. If you prefer to order online, please go to www.scholastic.com and use our classroom code KP44F. Happy reading!
Our only Field Trip is coming up! We will be returning our chicks to Casey Farm on Wednesday, May 2nd. If your child is not going to attend, please let me know ASAP. Also, if you would like to chaperone our trip, let me know that too! Unfortunately, we will not be able to accommodate siblings that are not in either preschool or kindergarten.
Virtuoso Schedule:
Tuesday: Science with Mr. Wyzga and Spanish with Señora
Wednesday: Music with Ms. Emily
Thursday: P.E. with Mrs. Wood (sneakers please!)
Friday: Library with Mrs. Silva (don’t forget your Library book!)
I hope you will all join us at the Lower School Dance next Friday night, April 27th! Please RSVP today, www.rockyhill.org/glow
Our preschool end-of-year books are almost ready! If you would like to order a copy, you may make a check payable to Miss Amanda for $40 and she will order them all together! They are so cute!
Mark your calendars for Preschool Garden Night! On Thursday, May 24th, please bring the whole family and join us for a yummy cook-out and planting fun! Watch for details!
Don’t forget to check out our blog! http://blogs.rockyhill.org/bythebaypreschool/
Have a wonderful weekend, enjoy the sunny warm weather and I’ll see you next week!
🙂
April 13, 2018

Next Week’s News! 4/13/2018

Hi everybody!

We wind up our first look at the farm this week and move on to forest animals next week. The books we will be reading will include:
“Bears” & “Baby Animals” by National Geographic Kids
“Whose Tail on the Trail at Grand Canyon?” by Midji Stephenson and Kenneth Spengler
“Kissing Coyotes” by Marcia Vaughan and Kenneth j. Spengler
“A Porcupine Named Fluffy” by Helen Lester and Lynn Munsinger
Our Virtuosos next week:
Tuesday: Spanish with Señora
Wednesday: Music with Ms. Emily
Thursday: P.E. with Mrs Wood – don’t forget your sneakers
Friday: Library with Mrs. Silva – remember your Library Book!
12 Days until CHICKS!
Your child needs a coat. A sweatshirt or fleece on a nice day is a good idea. Our weather is so apt to change. It can start out beautiful and then be chilly and damp by recess, or the other way around. It’s fine to put the parkas away, but please be sure to send something warm, just in case.
We are, once again, having an issue with kindness. Please back me up in promoting taking a deep breath and always choosing the kindest option.
Ready to boogie? Our Lower School Spring Fling dance is coming up! Mark your calendars for Friday, April 27th! It promises to be a fun night!
Check the blog for the latest up to date info and some cute pics!  http://blogs.rockyhill.org/bythebaypreschool/
Have a lovely weekend and I’ll see you Monday!
🙂
March 29, 2018

Next Week’s News! 3/29/2018

Hi everybody!

Happy Easter to you all!

Next week is an exciting week. We begin our study of farm life. The books we will be reading will include:
“Spring Things” by Bob Raczka and Judy Stead
“Click, Clack, Moo: Cows that Type” by Doreen Cronin and Betsy Lewin
“Farm Animals” by Nancy Dickmann
“The Farm” by Alain Grée
“Dora’s Eggs” by Julie Sykes and Jane Chapman
“How Ducklings Grow” by Diane Molleson and Dwight Kuhn
On Wednesday, we will have a very special visitor from Casey Farms. This will kick off Project Chick! We will learn about local chickens and then be given some eggs to care for. We will incubate these eggs for 3 weeks until our chicks arrive! We will keep our chicks for about a week before we take them back to Casey Farms on our only field trip this year. So mark your calendars:
Wednesday, April 4: Case Farms (and eggs) arrive
Wednesday, April 25th: Hatching Day
Wednesday, May 2: Field Trip to Casey Farms
Our Virtuoso Schedule:
Tuesday: Science with Mr. Wyzga and Spanish with Señora
Wednesday: Music with Ms. Emily
Thursday: P.E. with Mrs. Wood (don’t forget your sneakers)
Friday: Library with Mrs. Silva (don’t forget your Library book)
Friday, April 6th is Harry Potter Day! Your child is invited to dress like her or his favorite HP character!
Everybody needs to bring in a white T-shirt we can paint! This activity is set for April 11th. If it’s a little big, it lasts longer.
We are tapping Maple Trees with Mr. Wyzga! Maybe a pancake day is in our near future!
Book orders are due Friday April 6th. You may order online if you prefer. Just got o www.scholastic.com and use our classroom code KP44F!
As we are learning about farms and their importance, let’s continue the conversation over snack! For snack time please pack, and encourage your child to try, food that has come from farms, or even better, local farms! You can pack veggies, eggs, fruit, cheese, etc.
Mark your calendars! Friday, April 27th is our Spring Fling! This totally fun Lower School dance takes place in the Campbell Center from 6:30-8:00 p.m.
Sign up for Parent/Teacher Conferences goes up next week. Please sign up for a time to chat about your amazing child!
Have you checked the blog lately? The new calendar has been posted along with some new pictures! http://blogs.rockyhill.org/bythebaypreschool/
Have a wonderful weekend, a blessed Easter and I’ll see you Monday! Don’t eat too many jelly beans!
🙂
March 25, 2018

Next Week’s News! 3/25/18

Welcome back!

I hope you all had a wonderful vacation and are ready to get back to school. Spring is on it’s way (or so they say)! Keeping that in mind, the books we’ll be ready will include:

“Splish, Splash, Spring” by Jan Carr and Dorothy Donahue

“My Spring Robin” by Anne, Harlow and Lizzie Rockwell
“People in Spring”, “Weather in Spring”, “Plants in Spring” by Martha E.H. Rustad and John D. Krenz
Our Virtuoso schedule this week is:
Monday: NO SCHOOL
Tuesday: Science with Mr. Wyzga and Spanish with Señora
Wednesday: Music with Ms. Emily
Friday: NO SCHOOL
Scholastic Book Orders will go out this week. Book Orders will be due Friday, April 6,2018.
The weather is changing daily. What you have at drop off is not necessarily what will be the rest of the day. Please keep that in mind when dressing your child for the day. Coats and maybe even hats and mittens may still be needed some days.
Have you checked your child’s extra clothes lately? Now’s the time! Chances are if you packed that bag awhile ago, they’ve already outgrown them!
Have all the quilt squares been returned? I’d love to put the quilt together in the coming days!
Rocky Hill will be closed on Friday, March 30th in honor of Good Friday.
Don’t forget to check out our blog! http://blogs.rockyhill.org/bythebaypreschool/
Enjoy the end of your vacation and I’ll see you Tuesday!
🙂
March 04, 2018

Next Week’s News!

Hi everybody!

I hope you had a wonderful weekend despite the awful weather. There are a few things to share in this last week before Spring Break.

Welcome to World Cultures Week! This week we will be learning all about The Philippines! Have anything to share? We’d love to have you!
Quilt squares have begun to arrive. Like all the other family projects, please brainstorm and make these together. You may use whatever you wish: fabric markers or paint, felt, ribbon, buttons, iron-on patches, fabric scraps. Be creative. I just ask that whatever you use is washable. When all the squares are returned, I will put them together into our 2017-2018 classroom quilt.
We will be closed for Spring Break March 12-26. We will return to school on Tuesday, March 27th. Are you traveling? Send us a postcard!
Please take all of your winter gear home by Friday. We are planning on NOT needing them when we return!
Don’t forget to check the blog: http://blogs.rockyhill.org/bythebaypreschool/
You’ll find pictures, newsletters and calendars there!
Have a great night and we’ll see you in the morning!
February 23, 2018

Next Week’s News! 2/23/2018

Hi everyone!

Welcome to the end of a very short week!
Next week we take a look at wind and weather! The books we will be reading will include:
“What Will the Weather Be?” by Lynda DeWitt and Carolyn Croll
“Rain” by Manya Stojiv
“The Wind Blew” byPat Hutchins
“Rain Rain Rivers” by Uri Shulevitz
“Down Comes the Rain” by Franklyn M. Branley and Graham Hale
There are two amazing opportunities coming up that you may want to take advantage of:
~ There will be a presentation on Anxiety in Children by Jessica Hopkins, which will be held next Tuesday evening, Feb. 27th at 6:30 p.m..
~ Also, we will be screening the film, Race to No Where, for parents and community members on Tuesday evening, March 6 at 6:00 p.m. We were fortunate enough to see this film at our Professional Development Day this week. I can tell you honestly, as much as it spoke to me as an educator, it spoke more to as a parent. Don’t miss it!
Both events will be held in Flynn Lecture Hall (Upper School)
Finished with your quilt square? Send it in! We’re starting to gather them. As soon as they are all in, I’ll put our quilt together!
The week of March 5th-9th we will celebrate our annual World Cultures Week. This year, along with Lower and Middle Schools, we will take an in-depth look at The Philippines!
RHS will be closed for Spring Break from Monday, March 11th- Monday, March 26th.
Don’t forget to check he blog! http://blogs.rockyhill.org/bythebaypreschool/
Have a great weekend and I’ll see you Monday!
🙂
February 09, 2018

Next Week’s News! 2/9/2018

Happy Friday!

Next week we’ll be getting ready to celebrate Valentine’s Day and our friendship. Our books will include:
“Guess How Much I Love You” by Sam McBratney and Anita Jeram
“Hearty Har Har” by Katy Hall, Lisa Eisenberg and R.W. Alley
“Funny Valentine” by Stan and Jan Berenstain
“The Night Before Valentine’s Day” by Natasha Wing and Heidi Petach
“Friends” by Helme Heine
Thanks to all who signed and returned Progress Reports. If you haven’t had a chance to do that, please get it back to us ASAP.
Book orders are due today. I will hold the order until Sunday. If you’d like to place an order online, go to www.scholastic.com. Our classroom code is KP44F. Remember, every book you buy earns freebies for our class!!!
We will celebrate Valentine’s Day with the exchange of Valentines and treats in the morning. If you would like to contribute to our celebration, there is a sign up sheet on the parent board. We would like to avoid lots of sugar. How about everything is either, pink, red, purple or heart shaped? (red peppers with pink ranch, beet tortilla chips and salsa, etc.)
Quilt squares are in your cubbies! Please decorate and return at your earliest convenience. This is a family project, designed to bring you all together and perfection is NOT what we’re going for. Please don’t stress over it and let us know if you need anything.
Next Friday, February 16th, we will be making Friendship Mix. Have your child choose a snack that they’d like to contribute and send in a baggie full. Pretzels, cereal, raisins, etc. We’ll mix it all together and everyone will get a baggie to take home! Remember please, no nuts.
There will be no school Monday-Wednesday, February 19-21. Enjoy the long weekend!
Don’t forget to check out our blog! http://blogs.rockyhill.org/bythebaypreschool/
Have a great weekend and we’ll see you Monday!
🙂