By The Bay Preschool

at Rocky Hill School

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!
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 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!
Have a great weekend and we’ll see you Monday!
February 02, 2018

Next Week’s News! 2/2/2018

​Happy chilly Friday! We had mixed reviews today about Punxsutawney Phil seeing his shadow. Six more weeks of winter!

The February Calendar is posted on the blog. We will look at Friendship, Kindness and Love as we get ready to celebrate Valentine’s Day. The books we will be reading will include:
“Won’t You Be My Kissaroo?” by Joanne Ryder and Melissa Sweet
“Valentine Friends” by April Price Jones and Elisabeth Schlossberg
“Is It Right To Fight?” by Pat Thomas
“Love IS” by Diane Adams and Claire Keane
“Love” by Matt De La Peña and Loren Long
Thank you to all who came to our 5th Annual Preschool Parent Dinner & Movie Night! What great conversation…and what good cooks you are!!!
Our holiday party will be on February 14th. We will exchange Valentines with all our classmates and enjoy a festive snack together. If you are sending in treats for the big day, please keep in mind that EVERYTHING must be completely nut free. We have in a student with a severe nut allergy. We also have another student who eats no cane sugar. So if you are sending in a sugary snack, please plan on an alternative for one child. Thank you so much!
Please only park in designated areas at drop-off. If the space you are in does not say “Short Term Parking“, then you are in someone’s assigned spot. That can make for a very chaotic start to the day.
Our family project for February is a classroom quilt. Next week you will find a fabric square in your child’s cubby. Please decorate, as a family, your square and send it back in. When all squares have been returned, I will make them into a quilt to hang in our classroom and then be raffled off at the end of the year.  You may decorate your quilt square any way you like, as long as it is washable (no paper please). You can use fabric markers and paint, felt, buttons, fabric, washable glitter glue, etc. We have fabric markers here. You are more than welcome to borrow them. We also ask that you decorate inside the pencil marks, leaving us enough room to stitch the quilt together! Have fun!
Book orders for February went home this week and are due back by next Friday, February 9th. If you would prefer to order online, go to Our classroom code is KP44F.
We have completed our Penguin Project and had a wonderful time doing it! I have attached a short video that wraps it all up! I’m having a hard time loading it into our blog because of its size. Please feel free to share it with friends and family. We are SO proud of them!