The first month of school is behind us, and most of the children seem comfortable and have settled in. The teachers in all of the classes are remarking on how quickly the children have gotten into routines and the mode of learning.
The Drop-Off/ Pickup Program is now underway. Teachers are outside in the morning and at the end of preschool either to receive your children or get them to their cars safely. Teachers will occasionally ask you to bring your child into the class because they may have something that they want you to see. You will get a note in your folder if this is the case. One concern is that a few of our children are being picked up in cars without car seats. It is a law to strap children under a certain weight safely into a safety seat. When teachers find that there is no seat to put them in, it is a concern and liability to us. If you do not use a car seat for your child, it is necessary for you to come into the building to pick your child up, as the teachers do not condone this practice.
October promises to be full. Our theme this month is “Around the Farm“. We will focus on the following skills:
Skills: Shapes, Classifying, Categorizing
Values: Respect for the environment; Respect for others
Kindermusic theme: Animals A Dancing/ At the Farm
Bible Stories: Stories based on the concept of “First Rate Character Traits”
The Bible verse this month is “Trust in the Lord with all of your heart…” Proverbs 3:5
Thank you for your support of the Scholastic Books. The first order has come in. We had a large order; thank you for your orders. We are sending home a flyer for the books offered in October. If you place an order, please return order form with payment by October 16. If writing a check, please make it payable to Scholastic Book Services.
A FEW GENTLE REMINDERS
- Please read the information that goes home in your child’s folder. It is the easiest way to make sure that all parents get the same information. Also, you will find your child’s work in the folder to be seen and enjoyed.
- Please remember to send the empty folders back each day so that they can be used for new information and children’s work.
Cold season has come. Please do not send your child to school if he or she is running a fever or is suffering from a very runny nose. We are trying to keep an epidemic from starting.
Information will be coming home soon regarding our Costume parade and party on October30. Please keep in mind, as you select your child’s costume, that we are a Christian preschool and, therefore, do not support devilish or frightening characters.
WELCOME BACK, MISS SARAH
The enrollment has risen in the four year old class, making it possible to have Sarah Beauvais return as Cathy’s assistant. We are truly blessed that she could return as she is a valuable and loved member of our staff. Welcome back, Miss Sarah!
Columbus Day – Mon., Oct. 13
– School is closed
Scholastic Book Orders – due by Monday, Oct. 16
Costume Party and Parade – Thursday, Oct. 30
Thank you for letting us be a part of your child’s life. We feel very blessed to have such beautiful children in our midst every day. We will continue to do our best to give them the instruction and nurture that you want for your child.
Donna Russell, Cathy Milstead, Kristen Agner,
Sherry Marshall, Jean Norris, Sarah Beauvais