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Preschool Three Year Old Program (Mrs. Aparviz)

 

We are well into the school year now and all of our students are becoming quite comfortable with the routine of school. Students are beginning to develop friendships and learn how to socialize in larger groups.

Halloween was a HUGE success. I was very proud of the students for handling themselves in such a mature way during the parade. I would like to send out a big thank you to the parents who volunteered their time to help the event to run smoothly.  

 Just a few things to be aware of as we head into the month of November:

  • Preschool will be collecting coats to donate to children in need. If you have any gently used coats please consider donating them. A donation box will be located at the social center. Please launder them before donating.

 

  • As the cool weather gets cold a reminder to parents that we will go outside as long as the temperature (including wind chill) is over 25 degrees. Even on warmer days it can be quite cold during first recess at 9:15 AM.  Please ensure that your child is dressed for the weather with coats, hats and mittens. If there is snow on the ground snow pants and boots are needed for recess.

 

  • Preschoolers should bring mittens only for recess. Gloves are strongly discouraged as they do not promote independence and can take away from recess time.

 

  • Students should bring in a filled REUSEABLE water bottle every day. Each child having access to their own water bottle saves us valuable learning and play time that we would otherwise spend at the fountain. It also helps to prevent the spread of germs as we head into another yucky cold and flu season.
  • Students are not allowed to wear snow or rain boots in the classroom. As we get into winter, you are welcome to leave an extra pair of sneakers in the classroom for your child to change into.
  • If you have not yet changed your child’s spare clothes from summer to fall, now is a great time to do so. Long pants and long sleeve shirts are ideal.
  • Now that the students are comfortable in the classroom, a gently reminder that our focus during the school day is on the students learning and having an enriching experience. We do not check Bloomz or email until the end of the day. If there is something that cannot wait, please call the office.

 

November Curriculium

This month we will begin learning about letters with a weekly letter focus. During the week the students will learn to identify, write and learn about the unique sounds for each letter. We will begin sending home weekly “homework” for each letter for your child to complete and return. Students are encouraged to show off their hard work during circle time. “Homework Time” should be fun, and pages should definitly not be perfect,or done by parents.

~November 1st -9th Our class theme will be “fall”. Students will explore the changing weather, animals and plants during this time of year.  

~November 13th-20th - Our theme will be: a thankful Thanksgiving. Students will learn about gratitude and giving, and will explore some of the common traditions and themes that go along with Thanksgiving.

Important Dates:

 Nov 1st- All Saints Day Mass at 10am in the school gymnasium.

Nov 6th – Picture retakes. If your child was absent the can get pictures taken. Students who did not like their packet must return their packet in full to participate in retakes.

Nov 7th – Spaghetti supper

Nov 12th  – Veterans Day- No school

Nov 15th- PTO meeting 6:00 pm in the school cafeteria

Nov 21st- Half day of school-No after school care will be provided

Nov 22-23- No school for Thanksgiving break

Nov 25- Event at Barnes and Noble. Please come out and support your school.

 

Thanks for all you do!

Love,

Mrs. Aparviz