December 09, 2016
Happy chilly Friday!
Have you looked into our playground? The old equipment is no more and the holes are ready for the new pieces! As a reminder, next week, while they are working, we will be in Perkins (Lower School) on Tuesday and Friday.
The books we will be reading next week will include:
“Olive, the other Reindeer” by J. Otto Seibold and Vivian Walsh
“The Little Christmas Tree” by R. A. Herman and Jaqueline Rogers
“Snowmen at Christmas” by Caralyn and Mark Buehner
“Simon and the Bear, a Hanukkah Tale” by Eric A. Kimmel and Matthew Trueman
“An Otis Christmas” by Loren Long
The entire school is having an ugly Christmas sweater day on Friday, December 16th. The preschool has opted to wear our favorite Christmas PJs instead!
Our Holiday Party will be on Friday, December 16th at 9:30 a.m. We will be in Perkins and will exchange gifts and then share some yummy treats. There is a sign-up sheet on the parent board, if you would like to contribute to the party.
With the exception of Friday, we have a normal Virtuoso schedule next week:
Monday is PE with Mrs. Wood (sneakers!).
Tuesday Senora visits us for Spanish.
Wednesday we go to see Mr. Wyzga for Science and Miss Emily for Music.
Thursday is our Library day with Mrs. Silva.
A huge THANK YOU goes out to all who have contributed to our charities this holiday season. Next week is the last call for items for The Potter League. I encourage you to visit The Potter League in Middletown over break. They are very kid friendly and it’s so nice to spread the holiday love to our 4-legged friends.
As a reminder, please do not bring toys from home other than nap time snuggly toys. Miss Amanda and I just can’t compete with Elsa and Lightening McQueen, let alone Darth Vader!
Monday – Hannah
Tuesday – Alexandra
Wednesday – Ellie
Thursday – Praneeth
Friday – Elliott
Over break, I invite you to take your child’s extra clothes home and replenish their bag. Make sure that when you bring it back, everything fits and it is a complete set of clothing.
On Friday, December 16th, following our party, we will head off to our all school Winter Solstice celebration where we will present our wish for the world. School will be dismissed immediately after this celebration, around 11:30.
Have a wonderful weekend and we’ll see you on Monday!
December 02, 2016
Big happenings here is preschool as we get ready for the holidays and winter break!
First of all…our new playground gets started tomorrow!!! The trucks will come in and take out the old structures and move mulch. Then over the next two weeks we will watch our new playground take shape. There are 2 days that we will not be able to be in the classroom. On Tuesday, December 13th and Friday, December 16th, preschool will be in the Blue Room in Perkins. Please drop off there.
The books we will be reading next week include:
“I Know and Old Lady who Swallowed a Dreidel” by Caryn Yacowitz and David Slonim
“Jingle Bells” by Iza Trapani
“Home for Christmas” by Jan Brett
“There was an Old Lady who Swallowed a Bell” by Lucille Colandro and Jared Lee
“A Wish to be a Christmas Tree” by Colleen Monroe and Michael Glann Monroe
On Friday, December 16th we will have a gift exchange. We have swapped names and here is the outcome:
Alexandra has Zoe
Zoe has Ellie
Ellie has Hannah
Hannah has Penelope
Penelope has Elliott
Elliott has Sofia
Sofia has Praneeth
Praneeth has Raina
Raina has Escher
Escher has Alexandra
If you are wondering what each child is interested in, just message me and I’ll send you their list! We will be putting up a sign up sheet for Christmas Party goodies!
Thank you to all who have contributed to our Giving Tree. All of the wonderful things you have brought in will be so helpful to The Potter League! There are more tags. Check it out!
We are writing our letters to Santa. Please be on the lookout. They will be mailed home to you in a RHS envelope with your child’s name above the return address. You child thinks they are going directly to the North Pole, so please be discreet.
Next Week’s Schedule:
Monday we go to the gymnasium for PE with Mrs. Wood (don’t forget your sneakers).
Tuesday Senora comes to us for Spanish.
Wednesday, we visit Miss Emily for Music and Mr. Wyzga for Science.
Thursday, we head off to the Library with Mrs. Silva (remember your Library Book).
Friday it’s back to Miss Emily’s music room!
Our Classroom Helpers next week are
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Have a great weekend and I’ll see you on Monday!