Welcome to Perry Park Preschool and the first Weekly Update of the school year.
Each week you will receive an email containing the weekly update which lists activities and events for the upcoming week(s).
The first weeks of school will focus on introducing the children to the rules and
routines of the classroom and the playground. The children will be learning new songs to
sing for greeting hello, clean-up time and good-bye. They will have the opportunity to explore many interest centers in the classroom including blocks, dramatic play, play dough, puzzles, and the science area.
Art exploration will include painting at the easel, using scissors and glue sticks,
painting with watercolors and decorating a place card for snack time.
WEEK OF: SEPTEMBER 18 – 22, 2023 THEME: GETTING TO KNOW YOU
This week at Perry Park the children will continue to explore new centers in the classroom. Circle time activities will include singing songs and playing games to help learn the names of our teachers and new friends. Other friendship activities will include creating a handprint tree for the classroom, finger painting with friends and painting Bag Buddies (which the children will take home at the Open House).
Also, this week we will begin our letter of the week activities with A is for Apple.
A favorite song we sing at circle time:
“I AM SPECIAL”
I am special, I am special.
So are you, so are you.
We can work together; we can play together.
At preschool, at preschool.
There are many reminders and requests……any questions please call or see a teacher anytime!
REMINDERS, REQUESTS AND OTHER INFO:
Wear nametags for the first week of school.
Clearly label backpacks and be sure to keep a complete change of clothes inside.
Lunch Bunch begins on Wednesday
9/27. There is space available to sign up.
Please see the notice in your orientation packet for more information.
The book order is due by Friday 9/22. This can be placed online using the classroom
PPP will provide snacks for the first few weeks. Daily snacks are listed on the snack
calendar found in the orientation packet. Each child will use their own water bottle for snack time. Please clearly label and provide water only.
September birthdays will be celebrated at snack time. Please see a teacher if you would like to contribute snack for a birthday celebration.
The October snack calendar will be available to sign-up next week.
WEEK OF: MAY 15th – 19th THEME: BEES AND BUTTERFLIES
This week the classroom will be buzzing with learning experiences! We will explore a variety of bugs and learn their characteristics and ways these creatures are important in nature. Activities planned include creating thumbprint insects, assembling a large bug floor puzzle, finger painting large butterflies, and observing the new Painted Lady Caterpillars in the science area.
WEEK OF: MAY 22ND – 26TH THEME: OCEAN COMMOTION
This is the last sharing week for the year. The children may bring in a sharing item of their choice!
This week we will explore what lives in the ocean and what can be found by the seashore.
We plan to:
use beach items in the dramatic play area
explore shells at the science table
create sea creatures from a variety of materials and wear red, white and blue on Friday (26th) for some patriotic fun!
We have five painted lady caterpillars in the science center. Ask your child to keep you updated on their metamorphosis.
REMINDERS, REQUESTS AND OTHER INFO:
Curious Creatures will be visiting PPP on Wednesday May 31st for 2 presentations.
All PPP students are invited to attend one presentation. There is a sign-up sheet for NON- WEDNESDAY students who would like to attend.
The August birthdays will be celebrated in school in May. Please let us know if you plan to bring in a snack item.
The Yellow Apples are practicing songs for their graduation ceremony which will be held on Tuesday 6/13 @ 11:00.
Registration forms for the summer program have been sent home. This program is open to all PPP students.
Return your summer forms soon to reserve a spot! As of May 26th, summer registration will be open to new families.
Monday (15) yogurt – Vivienne
Tuesday (16) August birthdays – Emme, Emalynn
Wednesday (17) August birthdays – Vivienne, Wyatt
Thursday (18) mini bagels & cream cheese – Vera
Friday (19) cheese & crackers – Margot
Monday (22) crackers & sun butter – Jack F
Tuesday (23) graham crackers – Apollo
Wednesday (24) bananas – Isla
Thursday (25) applesauce – Dylan
Friday (26) Red, White, and Blue popsicles – PPP will do
APRIL 3 – 7, 2023
THEME: AMAZING SCIENCE
This week our classroom will be busy with scientific activity! At circle time a variety of simple experiments will be conducted and during free choice time we will have a follow-up activity to enhance the learning experience. We plan to experiment with water, bubbles, magnets and of course, volcanos!
The letter of the week is V is for volcano.
APRIL 10 – 14, 2023
WE LOVE PETS
You may hear us singing, How Much is That Doggie in the Window? as we learn about some of our favorite pets this week. The dramatic play center will be set up as a Veterinarian’s office as a fun way to learn about pets and their care.
The letter of the week is W is for worm.
Lunch Bunch will not be held on Friday, April 14th.
All students will be dismissed at noon.
April 17 – 21 is school vacation week. Enjoy the week!
PPP will be holding a summer program July 10th – 13th and July 17th – 20th.
Each session meets Monday – Thursday from 9:00-1:00. The cost is $180 per session. More information will come home after April vacation week.
Monday (3) chips & salsa – Olive
Tuesday (4) carrots & cucumbers – PPP will do
Wednesday (5) club crackers – Jack S.
Thursday (6) bananas – Vera
Friday (7) applesauce – Charlotte
Monday (10) Pirate’s Booty – Eliza
Tuesday (11) yogurt – Kelley
Wednesday (12) graham crackers – Margot
Thursday (13) pretzels – Jenna
Friday (14) birthday celebration – Morgan C. (No Lunch Bunch Today)