March Preschool News

            Each class has been affected this month by 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.

Preschool Enrollment

            We are very pleased to see that so many of our two and three year olds will be back next year. We have only a few remaining openings, so please send your enrollment in soon if you plan to send your child to us again 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.

March Curriculum

            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”. In chapel, I am  also using the Resurrection Eggs to tell the Easter story. This is a twelve day telling of the Easter story by opening up a new egg each day which tells the Easter story.

Class Pictures

             Monday, March 25 is an important day to put on your calendar. Classic Images Photography will be here to take class pictures, individual pictures, and graduation pictures of our students. We hope everyone will be in attendance that day.

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

Important Dates

March Special Events – Class and individual pictures – March 25

                                      Scholastic Book Order due – March 14

                                      Donuts for Dads – March 14 – 9:00

                    First day of spring – March 20

                    VFW Patriotic Program – March

                    Dr. Seuss’s Birthday

                    Easter Hat Parade and Easter Hunt – March 28 – 10:30     

Conferences

Conferences will conclude this month with the teachers of our four year olds. Other conferences will be held for our younger students if a parent or teacher feels it would be of benefit. If you would like to meet with the teacher again at the end of the year, let her know.

VFW Program

On Thursday, March , members of the VFW will be guests at our school and will address the purpose of our country’s flag and how we can do our part in being a good American.

The Hospital is Calling Donna

            Due to a failing hip, it will be necessary for me to go for hip replacement surgery

on March 19. I will be out until Easter Break is over and will return on April 8. The teachers will be in touch with me; therefore, if there is anything that I need to do, I will do it from home. I would appreciate it if all money can be sent before my surgery so that as little banking as necessary needs to be done. If you have any questions or concerns while I am out, please call me at home, 579-0436.

Easter Hats for the Parade

            We are asking you to decorate a hat for your child to wear at our Easter Hat Parade on April 28. Each child looks so cute and each hat is so different. If you need materials to help you in the decorations for the hat, let your child’s teacher know and she can help you. They will parade in the sanctuary on Thursday, March 28, at 10:30. They have a couple of songs to sing for you and then there will be our annual Easter Egg Hunt. Each age group will be in a different part of the church yard.

     

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.

                                                                        Happy Easter,

                                                                        Donna Russell

                                                                        Tina Tarpey

                                                                        Kristen Agner 

                                                                        Sherry Marshall

                                                                        Cathy Milstead

                                                                        Kerry Kennedy