By The Bay Preschool

at Rocky Hill School

January 22, 2017

Next Week’s News! 1/22/2017


Hope you are enjoying your weekend. I want to touch base with you about next week. We will continue our look at winter fun with the books:
“Snowflakes are Falling” by Melvin and Gilda Berger
“Sugar White Snow and Evergreens” by Felicia Sanzari Chernesky and Susan Swan
“The Big Snow” by Berta ad Elmer Hader
“White Snow, Bright Snow” by Alvin Tresselt and Roger Duvoisin
“Snowflakes” and “People in Winter” by Marta E.H. Rustad
Our Parent Dinner/Pizza Night is coming up! Join us tomorrow at 5:30. Parents, you can drop your kiddos (in their PJs) off in the preschool for pizza and a movie. Then come on over to the Campbell Conference Room for some yummy food and adult time! We will have  you out the door by 7:00! Bring a dish that you love. It doesn’t have to be homemade. If you signed up to bring something for the kids, thank you! We will have 3 wonderful Upper Schoolers here to keep everyone safe and happy!
We will return to our regular Virtuoso schedule next week.
Monday: PE (don’t forget your sneakers)
Tuesday: Spanish
Wednesday: Science and Music
Thursday: Library (please bring your book)
Friday: Music
On Friday afternoon, we will head over to Campbell to see the play that Grades 3-5 have been working on since the fall! It begins at 2:30. If you’d like to join us, for “The Hysterical History of the Trojan War” please do!
Classroom Helpers
Monday – Penny
Tuesday – Sofia
Wednesday – Raina
Thursday – Hannah
Friday – Praneeth
‘Tis the season for sickness. If your child is showing any signs of sickness – vomiting, diarrhea, fever – please please keep them home until they are symptom free for 24 hours. If you have any questions about our illness policy, please don’t hesitate to contact Nurse Margo.
Don’t forget to check out our blog!
January 16, 2017

Next Week’s News! 1/16/2017

Hi all!

I hope you had a restful long weekend and are ready to jump back into school!
We will be looking at winter fun this week and next. The books we will be reading this week will include:
“The Snowy Day” by Ezra Jack Keats
“White Snow, Bright Snow” by Alvin Tresselt and Roger Devoisen
“The Big Snow” by Berta and Elmer Hader
“Snowmen at Night” by Caralyn and Mark Buehner
We have scheduled our Parent Dinner/Preschool Pizza & Movie night for Monday, January 23rd from 5:30 – 7:00. Please send your kiddos to the preschool in their jammies where they will enjoy pizza and “Finding Dory”. Then come to the Campbell Conference Room where we will share a grown up dinner! There will be a sign-up for pizza and just to let us know what kind of food you’ll be bringing. If you have a dish from your ethnic background that’d you’d like to make, so much the better!
Progress Reports will come home this week. Please sign yours and return it. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to ask!
Our virtuoso schedule next week is:
Tuesday – Spanish with Senora
Wednesday – Music with Miss Emily and Science with Mr. Wyzga
Thursday – Library with Mrs. Silva (don’t forget your book)
Friday – Music with Miss Emily
The Clue Bags are a big hit! We have now made one complete rotation of the class, so expect to see yours again soon. Thank you all for returning them in such a timely manner.
As long as the weather remains nice, we will play outside every day. Thanks to all of you who sent in warm outside clothing. Please, please, please do not dress your child in clothing you would be heartbroken to get dirty. Your child’s job is to play. Through play, they explore, discover and learn. Some dirt is part of that process.
Classroom Helpers:
Tuesday – Ellie
Wednesday – Praneeth
Thursday -Penny
 Friday – Elliott
Last call for January Scholastic book orders!
Don’t forget to check out our blog. Let us know what you think of the new look!
Do you know someone who would benefit from  a Rocky Hill Education? Send them to our admissions open house!
See you soon!
January 09, 2017

Next Week’s News! 1/8/2017

Hi everybody!

Wow! What a snowfall! I hope you all were warm and dry throughout and are now shoveled out.
Keeping with our winter theme, the books we will be reading this week will include:
“Polar Bear, Polar Bear” by Eric Carle
“The Three Snow Bears” by Jan Brett
“When it Starts to Snow” by Phillis Gershator and Martin Matje
“Owl Moon” by Jane Yolan and John Schoenherr
We are back to our regular Virtuoso Schedule.
Monday – Phys Ed (don’t forget your sneakers)
Tuesday – Spanish
Wednesday – Music and Science
Thursday – Library (don’t forget your book)
Friday – Music
Please don’t forget snow pants, hats and mittens! Your child should have dry slippers or shoes to wear inside.
Classroom Helpers
Monday – Sofia
Tuesday – Raina
Wednesday – Escher
Thursday – Alexandra
Friday – Hannah
If it is your child’s turn to take home the Clue Bag, please return it as soon as possible. We all like to have as many turns as possible!
Don’t forget to check out the blog. It has an all new look!
I will try and nail down the date for the parent dinner and pizza night this week. Like Pumpkin Carving Night, it will be from 5:30-7:00
Have a warm and cozy night and I’ll see you tomorrow!
January 06, 2017

We love our new playground! To everyone who made it happen…

January 04, 2017

This Week’s News! 1/4/17

Happy 2017 and welcome back! We missed you!

This is a very short note just to keep us all on the same page.
It’s Winter! The books we’ll be reading this week will include:
“Polar Bears” by Melvin and Gilda Berger
“Hush Little Polar Bear” by Jeff Mack
“People in Winter” by Martha E.H. Rustad and Gail Saunders-Smith
Tomorrow morning we officially open our wonderful new playground with a ribbon cutting ceremony at 10:00 a.m. If you can make it, we’d LOVE to have you there!
Tomorrow is Library day with Mrs. Silva. Please send your library books in, if you haven’t already.
The Potter League was thrilled with our donation! I can’t thank you enough. While we were there, a sweet dog named Sugar came out for a walk. She walked right over to the Christmas tree, reached into our box and pulled out a chew toy. She plopped herself down and began to work on that chewie! She was very happy!
We are still collecting Box Tops for Education. If you have them, bring them in!
Please make sure your child’s bag has appropriate extra clothing.
Classroom Helpers:
Thursday – Penny
Friday – Zoe
Saturday is Learn! Make! Play! Click here for more details:
Today we sent home Clue Bags! This is the way we do show-n-tell. When it’s your child’s turn, let them choose something to put in the bag. Help them write out 3 clues for their classmates to try and guess what is in the bag. Remind them that it’s a surprise for the other children. We circulate only 2 bags at a time, so please try and be prompt when it is your turn.
In January, our family project is an adult dinner! We pick a night and get together in the Campbell conference room. Each of us brings a dish that is related to our ethnicity. And here’s the best part! Bring your kiddos in their jammies! There will be pizza and a movie in the preschool! In planning this, I need to look at the RHS calendar. I know right away that Tuesday nights are not available. Please let me know of any other night that is a No for your family. How about Wednesday the18th, Monday the 23rd, or Monday the 30th? Let me know!
It’s good to be back!