Each class has been affected this month by the flu, virus, cold, earaches, strep throat, and other illnesses, but the warm weather that March promises us always brings an end to these problems. In the meantime, please watch your child carefully each morning. If he or she shows any sort of contagion (fever, for example), please let him or her rest at home. Only by leaving the germs at home can we eliminate it from the classroom. We are taking extra precautions to keep things washed down with Clorox wipes, washing hands, using Kleenex, and teaching the children to cover their mouths with their arms when they cough.
Scholastic Book Order
Our Scholastic Book Order is due Thursday, March 14 .The flyers are being sent home with this letter.
We are very pleased to see that so many of our two and three year olds will be back next year. Thank you for your support and goodwill among the community. So many of the incoming new parents have mentioned that parents of our children have recommended our school to them. We still have openings in the three and four year old classes, so please let anyone know that is still searching for a preschool for their child. I would be happy to meet with the parents and explain our program to them.
The curriculum this month is revolved around the themes of “Transportation” and “Community Helpers”. Teachers will also be emphasizing the concepts of Opposites, Following Directions, and Patience. We will also spend some time teaching the children about Poison Control. With the arrival of spring this month, the change of seasons is being readdressed. The Kindermusic themes this month are “Up in the Sky” and “Down on the Ground”. In addition, the children will be learning about “Faithfulness” in chapel. Our Bible verse is Proverbs 3:3, “Let love and faithfulness never leave you.”
Donuts for Dads
Dads, don’t forget Thursday, March 14 at 9:00. This is a special time for Dads to come to school with their children for about an hour so that we can pay homage to you and the important role you play in your child’s life. If Dad cannot attend, we always welcome Granddads, uncles, moms, or other influential people in your child’s world.
Unfortunately, Miss Jennifer is leaving us for the remainder of the year. She has some family issues that must be resolved. We wish her well. Fortunately, Miss Pat is ready, willing, and excited about taking on the role of lead teacher for the three year old class. She is a credentialed Early Childhood teacher and will continue with the class in the same manner that Miss Jennifer did. We will be seeking an assistant for the four-year old class to replace Miss Pat.
Seaside Preschool on Facebook
Thanks to Sherry Marshall, our preschool is on Facebook. By visiting it, you will be kept up to date with any additional information that we did not know at the time the newsletter was sent to you.
Field Trip to the Fire House
In connection with our study of community helpers, we are planning a trip to Calabash Fire House. Details are not finalized, so further information will be forthcoming.
March Special Events – Dr. Seuss’s Birthday – March 2
Scholastic Book Order due – March 14
Donuts for Dads – March 14 – 9:00
St. Patrick’s Day – March 17
First day of spring – March 20
Our students are showing progress at an increasing speed. They can now do so many things that they could not do earlier in the school year. They are coming to circle time more and more eager to share and learn. You have extraordinary children with so much enthusiasm to share with us every day. Thank you for sharing them with us a few hours each week.