By The Bay Preschool

at Rocky Hill School

October 21, 2016

Next Week’s News! 10/21/2016

Happy rainy Friday!

How did we get to the end of October so quickly? We will take a look at Halloween this coming week. The books we will be reading will include:
“Little Goblins Ten” by Pamela Jane and Jane Manning
“There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Bat!” by Lucille Colandro ad Jared Lee
“Big Pumpkin” by Erica Silverman and S. D. Schindler
“The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid Of Anything” by Linda Williams and Megan LLoyd
“Room on the Broom” by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler
On Monday, the parents traditionally decorate our classroom when we are at PE in the gym. If you would like to help make the magic happen, please contact Allison Kettlety.
On Friday, October 28th, we will celebrate Halloween. We start with a costume parade around campus and then off to Mrs. Wood’s amazing Healthy Haunted House (she’s still looking for volunteers). After lunch we parade with the whole Lower School. Please send your child to school already in costume. Amanda and I will make sure they are changed out of it before the Healthy Haunted House.
Tuesday is our 4th Annual Preschool Pumpkin Carving Night! We will gather in the preschool at 5:30, enjoy dinner together and carve our pumpkins. It is a wonderful night for all of our little goblins! We promise to have you out the door by 7:00 so everyone can get a good night’s sleep. As a reminder the following people have signed up to bring these items for dinner:
2 large pizzas:
Case of Small water bottles:
Veggies and Dip:
Paper Goods and Glow Sticks:
If you have not had a chance to sign up but would like to contribute, we could always use more veggies or fruit! It looks like it’s going to be clear and chilly! Bundle up!
I put the November Book Order in your child’s cubby. November is a short month so if you want holiday books, I’d like to get them ordered early. Also, each order form has a coupon good for $5 of free books with a $10 purchase. These coupons expire on October 31st so I wanted to get them out to you ASAP. You can either fill out the order form and get it back to me before the 31st with a check made out to Scholastic, or you can order online using the code KP44F.
Please be very careful to park in designated parking spots only. If you have any questions about parking, just let me know. Faculty and staff are assigned parking spaces. If someone is in their space, it sets off a little parking craziness.
Clifford’s My Big World is the name of our classroom magazine from Scholastic. You can access the support materials (games, short videos, etc.) by going to Our username is: Miss Lisa’s Class. The password is ByTheBay2016
Do you know anyone who would benefit from a RHS education? Send them to our Admissions Open House this Sunday the 23rd from 1:00 – 3:00!
Classroom Helpers
Monday – Sofia
Tuesday – Ellie
Wednesday – Hannah
Thursday – Alexandra
Friday – Praneeth
Please please check your child’s blue RHS bag on their hook and make sure it has seasonally appropriate extra clothing (including shoes). There’s nothing worse than having a huge juice spill on a cold November day and pulling out shorts and a tee shirt that are too small!
Don’t forget to check out our blog!
Have a great weekend and I’ll see you on Monday!
October 14, 2016

Next Week’s News! 10/14/16

Happy Friday! 

Today we say “see you later” to Johnny and Brian. They are heading back to Texas for the winter. We will be staying in touch but we sure will miss them! Travel safely and we’ll see you in the spring!
Next week we take a good look at Fall. The books we will be reading will include:
“Leaf Man” by Lois Elhert
“It’s Fall” by Linda Glaser and Susan Swan
“Time to Harvest” and “Busy Squirrels” by Melvin and Gilda Berger
“My Leaf Book” by Monica Wellington
The Virtuoso schedule for next week is
Monday – Phys Ed with Mrs. Wood (don’t forget your sneakers)
Tuesday – Spanish with Senora
Wednesday – Music with Miss Emily and Science with Mr. Wyzga
Thursday – No Library this week. Mrs. Silva is away at a conference.
Friday – Music with Miss Emily

Classroom Helpers
Monday: Raina
Tuesday: Praneeth
Wednesday: Zoe
Thursday: Escher
Friday: Elliott

A sign up sheet will be posted next week for dinner on Pumpkin Carving Night.
Please join us on Tuesday, October 25th from 5:30-7:00! Bring your pumpkin, carving tools and the whole family! Don’t forget a warm jacket!

On October 28th, we will have our annual Halloween Parade. You may send your child to school in their costume. At 10:00 we will take our parade on a tour of the campus, ending up in Hopelands (where we can usually find a treat). Please send something for your child to change into after the celebration. We would hate for any costume to get dirty, torn or lose pieces. For those students saying for a full day, we will join up with the Lower School after lunch for a little celebration.

Do you know of a student who would benefit from a Rocky Hill education? Send them along to our Admissions Open House. On Sunday, October 23rd, we will be open from 1:00-3:00. For more information please visit our website:
Don’t forget to check out our preschool blog: You will find newsletters, calendars, recipes and photos.

Have a wonderful weekend, enjoy the gorgeous fall weather and we’ll see you next week!
October 02, 2016

Next Week’s News! 10/1/2016

Hi all!

Happy October! Can you believe that the month of September has come and gone? We welcome October and cooler weather.
We begin our look at Lumpy Bumpy Pumpkins next week. The books we will be reading will include:
“Welcome Fall: Pumpkins” by Marilyn Easton
“From Seed to Pumpkin” by Wendy Pfeffer and James Graham Hale
“Penguin and Pumpkin” by Salina Yoon
“The Pumpkin Book” by Gail Gibbons
In case you have not had a chance to visit our blog, I have posted the October calendars there. Take a look when you have a chance!
There is no school on Monday, October 3rd in celebration of Rosh Hashanah.
Classroom Helpers:
Monday – NO SCHOOL
Tuesday – Ellie
Wednesday – Raina
Thursday – Hannah
Friday – Sofia
Looking forward:
RHS will be closed on Monday, October 10th in honor of Columbus Day.
We will also be closed on Wednesday, October 12th in celebration of Yom Kippur.
Book Orders are due on Tuesday, October 11th. If you prefer to order online, you may go to Please use the code KP44F so our class will receive credit.
Next week (October 11th) we will celebrate Spirit Week! Your child is invited to dress up!
Tuesday = Rainbow Day
Thursday = Zoo Day (come as your favorite animal)
Friday = Blue and White (Show your Rocky Hill Spirit!)
Saturday = HOMECOMING! Join us on campus immediately following the 5K for lots of fun!
Preschool Pumpkin Night is Tuesday, October 25th, from 5:30-7:00. A sign up sheet will be posted for dinner. Please bring your pumpkin and carving tools.
We will celebrate Halloween on Friday, October 28th. Come in costume, we’ll have a parade and a party. We’ll even listen to a very special story read by someone extra special!
Enjoy the extra day and we’ll see you Tuesday!