By The Bay Preschool

at Rocky Hill School

January 26, 2018

Valentine List!

January 26, 2018

Next Week’s News!

Hi all!

What a fun couple of weeks of Penguins! We’ve been learning so much and will be wrapping up our penguin projects next week. We will also be making a short video to share with you all.
Please do not put anything but plain water in your child’s water bottle. Please do not add juice or fruit. We have battled ants and mold!
Just a recap on our illness policy. A student needs to be fever, vomiting and diarrhea free for a full 24 hours before returning to school. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact Rocky Hill’s school nurse Rebecca Rabidoux:
Rebecca Rabidoux, RN, BSN, MBA-HCA
401-884-9070 ext 112
We hope you will all join us on Wednesday evening, January 31st, for our annual dinner and movie night. Children will gather in the preschool in their PJs. They will enjoy dinner and a fun movie. Siblings are welcome! Grown ups will meet in Campbell for a yummy pot luck dinner and adult conversation. Have a dish you make well? Bring it along to share! You are welcome to bring an adult beverage if you choose.
Oh dear! We are having a hard time with behavior in preschool this week. Our struggles have included kindness, bossiness, listening, truthfulness and expected behavior. Please talk with your child this weekend about what is expected of them, both inside and outside of school. Let’s get this turned around…together.
Please, please, please read all labels. We have a significant nut allergy in our classroom. “May contain traces” is now a no-no for school.
Next time you are shopping, please pick up an extra box of tissues for the classroom. We have LOTS of runny noses.
Our Virtuoso schedule next week is
Tuesday: Science with Mr. Wyzga and Spanish with Senora Rambo
Wednesday: Music with Ms. Emily
Thursday: P.E. with Mrs. Wood – bring your sneakers!
Friday: Library with Mrs. Silva – don’t forget your Library book!
Don’t forget to check out our blog:
You’ll find our Valentine list there as well as lots of other great things!
Have a wonderful weekend and I’ll see you next week!
January 19, 2018

Happy Friday!

Our Penguin Project has taken off and we are learning so much! Did you know there are 17 different kinds of penguins? We will continue with our study next week. The books we will be reading will include:
“National Geographic Kids; Penguins!” by Anne Schreiber
“Little Penguin” by Patrick Benson
“Antarctica” by Helen Cowcher
“The Emperor’s Egg” by Martin Jenkins and Jane Chapman
“Eyes on Nature; Penguins” by Jane P. Resnick
Clue Bags have started. We respectfully ask that your child uses the Clue Bag to bring in toys from home to share. Other than that, the only toys that should be coming to school are lovies for rest time.
Our cubby room is SO full! With all the winter gear, please do your part to keep things tidy by emptying your child’s cubby each day.
Admissions Open House! Is your child transitioning to Kindergarten? Come in for a visit this Sunday, from noon till 2:00 p.m. You’ll be home in time for the game!
Annual Preschool Parent Dinner/PJ and Movie Night! On Wednesday, January 31st, you are invited to come and share in a pot luck dinner with the grown-ups while your child enjoys pizza and a movie in their PJs in the preschool! Siblings are welcome! There will be a sign up sheet on the parent board for dinner items and pizza. Considering what we’ve been studying, we are thinking that maybe “Happy Feet” might be the right movie?
Benchmarks are on their way home. Please sign them and return them to school at your earliest convenience.
Our Virtuoso schedule next week is:
Tuesday: Science with Mr. Wyzga and Spanish with Senora
Wednesday: Music with Ms. Emily
Thursday: P.E. with Mrs. Wood (don’t forget your sneakers)
Friday: Library with Mrs. Silva (please don’t forget your library books)
Don’t forget to check out our blog!
Have a great weekend and we’ll see you on Monday!
January 12, 2018

Next Week’s News! 1/12/18

Happy Friday!

What a crazy week – snow and sub-zero temperatures, and now rain and nearly 60! Hope you all are staying warm and dry this weekend.
Next week we kick off our 2-week Penguin Project! If your child has a penguin book they’d like to share at circle time, they are encouraged to bring it in. Both fiction and non-fiction are welcome. We still need shoe boxes for the final piece of our Penguin Project.
There will be no school on Monday, January 15th, in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday. Enjoy the long weekend.
I will leave the Scholastic Book Order open until Sunday. If you would like to order, please go online to Use our classroom code KP44F. Remember, every book you purchase for your child earns free books and supplies for our classroom.
Our Virtuoso schedule next week:
Tuesday: Science with Mr. Wyzga and Spanish with Senora
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!)
Do you know a child who would benefit from an RHS education? Please send them along to our Admissions Open House:
Mark your calendars! Our January family event is coming up! On January 31st from 5:30-7:00 p.m. we will gather for our annual dinner/pizza & PJ party. Grown-ups will enjoy a potluck dinner in the Campbell Conference Room, while our kiddos have fun in their PJs eating pizza and watching a movie with Upper School friends in the preschool. Watch for more info!
2 Clue Bags went home today! In order for all students to have lots of turns, please fill them and return them as quickly as possible.
Don’t forget to check out our blog:
Have a wonderful peaceful weekend and stay dry!
January 01, 2018

Next Week’s News! 1/1/18

Happy New Year! I hope you all had a wonderful holiday and are ready to get back to school! We are excited to welcome Luna Caldwell and Owen Newkirk to our class starting on Wednesday!

In the coming month we will be looking at all things cold and learning about penguins! We need shoeboxes please, one per child.
Wednesday is PAJAMA DAY! We’d love it if everyone could wear their new PJs to school. Miss Amanda and I will be wearing our PJs too!
Clue Bags start this week! Our Clue Bags are your child’s opportunity to have a “show-n-tell”. When it is your child’s turn, please help them put an object into the bag and write 3 clues to help their classmates try and figure out what’s in the bag. Clue Bags go home on a rotating schedule. Please send them back promptly so everybody gets lots of turns.
Baby, it’s cold outside! It’s time for full winter gear; snow pants, boots, hats, mittens (not gloves) and a warm coat. Even if it’s not snowy, we need these things each day to combat the wind and keep us warm and toasty.
Make sure your child has a warm change of clothes, just in case. Nobody wants to wear shorts home when the weather is this cold.
All students are encouraged to keep slippers in their cubbies and wear them while inside. This helps cut down on the salt on the floor.
Our Virtuoso Schedule this week:
Wednesday: Music with Miss Emily
Thursday: PE with Mrs. Wood – everybody needs sneakers!
Friday – Library with Mrs. Silva
Don’t forget to check the blog:
You’ll find all our newsletters, pictures, recipes and calendars there!
Enjoy your last bit of vacation and I’ll see you soon!!!!