WEEKLY UPDATE: MAY 27TH – JUNE 10th 2019

It’s hard to believe but this is the last update of the year as we prepare for the final days of school. It is amazing to look back to September and reflect on how the children have grown this year! It has been a pleasure getting to know all of your children and being a part of this important stage of their growth and development. We hope you all have enjoyed the year at PPP! We look forward to seeing returning students in September and wish our pre-k students a wonderful kindergarten experience.

Our last days of school will be enjoyed with theme days. This gives us the opportunity to close out the school year in a special way and have fun with activities that we think your children will enjoy. Please take note of the themes on the days your child attends school- the children are excited to know about these special events!

*Final Lunch Bunch bills will besent home this week. The last lunch is Friday, May 31st.

**The final lunch payment is due by your child’s last lunch bunch day,

Thank you!

MONDAY (27) – MEMORIAL DAY

TUESDAY (28) – BEACH DAY –We’ll imagine we’re atthe beach to explore the sand and sea. Children may wear bathing suits to school under clothes orwitha cover up.

SNACK: crackers & lemonade– Nora

WEDNESDAY (29)– WATERMELON DAY – We’ll create a watermelon sun-catcher, sing Down By The Bay and enjoy watermelon for snack!

SNACK :watermelon – Liam

THURSDAY (30) – CURIOUS CREATURES DAY- All are looking forward to this popular end-of-the-year event!

SNACK: animal crackers – Maddox

FRIDAY (1) – LUAU DAY – wear your most colorful clothes and we’ll paint shells and do the limbo!

SNACK: fruit – Bennett

MONDAY (3) – CASTLES AND DRAGONS – We’ll be kings and queens for the day and read dragon stories and build sand castles!

SNACK: graham crackers – Ryder

TUESDAY (4) –DINOSAUR DAY – PPP will become the land of dinosaurs

with dinosaurs all around us! ROAR!

SNACK: yogurt & fruit – Paxton

WEDNESDAY (5) – LEGO DAY We’ll have fun building with Legos and Duplos and

we’ll paint with them too!

SNACK:cheese & crackers- Rebecca

THURSDAY (6) –SPORTS DAY – Wear your favorite sports team attire!B owling, golf, soccer, hopscotch and more!

SNACK: popsicles-Sophie

FRIDAY (7) – PIZZA DAY- We’ll make our own English muffin pizzas for snack, read Hi Pizza Man!by Virginia Walter and sing some funny pizza songs.

SNACK:English muffins, sauce, cheese-

LAST DAY………

MONDAY (10) GAMES DAY- We’ll have fun playing a variety of popular games. Bingo; Duck, Duck Goose; What Time is it Mr. Fox? And Doggie, Doggie are among the selections.

SNACK: ice cream sandwiches –

TUESDAY (11) YELLOW APPLE GRADUATION @ 9:30

OTHER INFO:

*The first tuition installment for returning students is due by June 15th. This payment reserves your spot for the fall.

*Enrollment packets for returning students will come home in June. Please bring all of these forms with you to the orientation visit in September – 9/4 & 9/5.

*We have openings for preschool in September. If you know of anyone looking for preschool they may call or email for more information.

*I can be reached over the summer by email atperryparkpreschool@gmail.com or call 978 374-6678 and leave a message.

WEEKLY UPDATE: APRIL 29 – MAY 3, 2019

Theme: Old MacDonald’s Farm

This week’s activities will center on farm life. We will be discussing what grows on a farm, what animals live there, and what machinery is used. Some of the learning experiences will include:

-exploring the barn and animals in the block area

-completing large farm floor puzzles

-making butter for snack on Wednesday

-playing animal games at circle time

-creating a barn, and farm animals at the art tables and

-painting farm animals at the easel.

The letter of the week activity is Z is for zebra.

Music and movement experiences will have us singing Old MacDonald Had a Farm, The Farmer in the Dell, Baa-Baa Black Sheep, Down On the Farm by Greg and Steve and Laurie Berkner’s I love My Rooster and I Know A Chicken.

REMINDERS, REQUESTS AND OTHER INFO:

*Wednesday,May 1st is class picture day. 

Wednesday students will go to Fellowship Hall at 9:30 with their teachers for the picture. All others are asked to meet us there for the picture. Buying the picture is optional but we hope all children will come to be in the picture at 9:30!

*The May/June snack calendars are available to sign. May, June, July and August birthdays are listed on this calendar so please check for your child’s birthday snack day.

*A preschool survey is coming home today. We appreciate your responses and feedback on your child’s preschool experience at PPP.

*Sign up sheets for the summer program will be out next week

WEEKLY UPDATE: APRIL 8 – 12, 2019

THEME: IT’S SCIENTIFIC

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 do a follow-up activity to enhance the learning experience. We plan to experiment with water, bubbles, magnets, and make a colorful volcano and slime in the sensory table!

We’ll experiment with crayon resist to make the letter X this week.

REMINDERS AND REQUESTS:

*Wear your favorite sports team apparel on Tuesday (9th) as we celebrate Opening Day at Fenway Park and discover -what’s inside a baseball?

*This is a good time to check the spare clothes in your child’s backpack.

Please be sure to include socks, underwear, and clothes for spring!

*There is a signup sheet for Tasty Tuesday on April 9th.

*The class photo will be taken on Wednesday, May 1st at 9:30. Order forms will be

sent home as the date nears. Wednesday students will go to Fellowship Hall with their classmates and teachers at 9:30; all others are asked to meet us there for the picture @ 9:30. Hope you will come as we love to have everyone in the picture!

*April vacation week is 4/15 – 4/19. Enjoy the week!

Art Show 2019

Hope to see you at the Art Show on Saturday, April 6th.

Stop by anytime between 10:30-12:00.

The artwork is fantastic and there are some great book raffles and

delicious baked goods!

If you have friends/family looking for preschool for the fall please invite them

to the Art Show, registration information will be available.

WEEKLY UPDATE: MARCH 4 – 8, 2019

“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go. -Dr. Seuss

This week we will have fun with a Dr. Seuss theme in honor of his birthday on March 2nd. Many schools recognize this each year on Read Across America Day.

At PPP we will read a selection of books each day and have activities planned related to the stories. Some of the Dr Seuss activities include:

-painting with green finger-paint

– using green play dough

-creating our own Cat in the Hat

-playing rhyming games to reinforce rhyming skills

-a one fish, two fish math activity and

-wearing certain colors or clothes each day- SEE BELOW-

The letter of the week activity is S is for socks.

REMINDERS, REQUESTS AND OTHER INFO:

*Monday wear green for Green Eggs and Hamday.

*Tuesday wear silly socks to school as we will be reading The Foot Book and Fox in Socks.

*Wednesday is silly hat/hair day as we’ll read The Cat in the Hat.

*Thursday is wear your pajamas to school day! And we look forward to a visit from Police Officer Jim Grenham on Thursday.

*Friday wear red and blue for One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish.

*The March snack calendar is attached. Send an email if you would like to sign up for one of the available days.

*We are collecting recyclable materials for an upcoming recycling theme. We can use empty tissue boxes, cereal boxes, egg cartons, newspaper, plastic bottle caps, and round oatmeal containers. Please send these in as soon as possible. Thank you!

WEEKLY UPDATES: January 2nd – 4th and 7th – 11th, 2019

THEME: ICE EXPLORATION and ARCTIC FREEZE

 

Welcome back and best wishes for a happy and healthy 2019!

We have many fun learning experiences planned for our exploration of winter.

Circle time activities will include reading books about winter, snow, and arctic animals. We’ll go ice fishing with magnetic letters, make bird feeders and play winter charades. There will be a flurry of winter art experiences as we create cotton ball snow scenes, puffy paint snowmen and snow paintings. The sensory table will have snow and ice cubes to observe melting and music time will find us moving like snowflakes, dancing the “freeze dance” and singing winter songs. The words to two are on the reverse.

The letter activity is M is for mitten.

REMINDERS, REQUESTS AND OTHER INFO:

*When wearing snow boots, please send shoes or slippers in the backpack to change into once we’re inside. Wet snow boots make very slippery, wet floors!

*Check the spare clothes in your child’s backpack to be sure warm long pants, and socks are included.

*Snow pants may be worn onto the playground for snowy fun, and we’ll send them home at the end of the day. Please label all outerwear!

*Registration forms for the 2019-2020 school year have been sent home. Openings will be filled on a first come first serve basis.

*Enrollment will open up to new families after Friday, January 18th.

If you know of anyone who is interested in attending PPP in the fall they may call  the school @ 978 374- 6678 or email perryparkpreschool@gmail.com to arrange a visit. Thank you!

WEEKLY UPDATE: NOVEMBER 5 – 9, 2018

THEME: FUN TO BE FIT

This week we will explore many aspects of good health. We will discover the importance of exercise, healthy habits and healthy foods.

We plan to…

-create a collage of pictures of healthy foods

-measure our heights on a growth chart in the classroom

-do yoga poses and the bean bag dance at music time

-finger-paint with shaving cream,

-paint with toothbrushes and learn this poem

I have a little toothbrush.

I hold it very tight.

I brush my teeth each morning,

And then again at night.

The letter of the week activity is H is for hands.

REMINDERS, REQUESTS, AND OTHER INFO:

*The book order is due by Monday, November 5th.

*There is a signup sheet for Tasty Tuesday which will be held on 11/13

from 11:45- 1:00. The cost is $10 for pizza (from Nick’s of Groveland) juice and

Hoodsie cups. This is for Tuesday students.

*The Tot Yoga program run by Ms Sarah ended on October 30th. This was a great success and we hope to offer it again in the spring. We are also thinking of offering yoga in January one afternoon per week from 12:45-1:30 for preschoolers and a care giver. We welcome your input!! Is this a program you would be interested in joining? Please email your thoughts and suggestions as soon as possible. Thank you!

WEEKLY UPDATE: OCTOBER 15 – 19, 2018

Theme: Autumn Leaves

Autumn is in the air and in the classroom as we explore this colorful season. At circle time we will talk about the signs of fall, the changes that fall brings and some of our favorite fall activities. We plan to paint with fall colors at the easel, practice scissor skills by cutting out leaf and pumpkin shapes and we’ll collect leaves from the playground to collage. Our sensory table will have mini pumpkins, gourds and Indian corn for exploration. A few of the books that we will be reading include:

When Autumn Comes, by Robert Maass

Red Leaf, Yellow Leafby Lois Ehlert

The Apple Pie Treeby Zoe Hall

Leaf Manby Lois Ehlert

Apples and Pumpkinsby Anne Rockwell

The letter of the week activity is E is for elephant.

REMINDERS, REQUESTS, AND OTHER INFO:

*The Yankee Candle Fundraiser packets have been sent home. There are

additional order forms if anyone needs one. Please return all orders by

Monday 10/22.

* Our Halloween party will be held in Fellowship Hall on Wednesday, 10/31 at 9:30.

All PPP children are invited to attend with a parent/guardian. Regular preschool

class is not held that day. The party concludes with a Halloween parade outside in

front of the church @ 10:45. More information will come home as the date

nears. A signup sheet for donations of snacks and prizes for the party will be

out this week.

*There is pumpkin picking outing planned for Monday, October 22ndat 1:00 at

Roger’s Spring Hill Farm. There is a signup sheet for those interested in going.

The cost is $6.50 per person. Place your money in an envelope with your name on

it prior to Monday 10/22. This is always a fun trip so please join in!

An acorn song that we will sing this week:

I’m an acorn, small and round,

Lying on the cold, hard ground.

Everybody steps on me, that is why I’m cracked, you see!

I’m a nut, tsk tsk. I’m a nut, tsk tsk. I’m an acorn nut, tsk tsk.

SNACKS:

Monday (15) apples Stella

Tuesday (16) cheese & crackers Caroline

Wednesday (17) mini bagels & cream cheese Nora

Thursday (18) chips & salsa Jackson

Friday (19) carrots & dip Liam

August Update

I hope you are having an enjoyable summer. It’s hard to believe that back-to-school orientation is just a few weeks away!

Perry Park’s summer program was held for three weeks this past July. We all had a lot of fun and look forward to offering it next summer; July 8 – 25, 2019.

View highlights of the summer activities at Facebook.com/perryparkpreschool.

We are excited to announce that Sarah Perry will lead Tot Yoga at PPP this fall.

Children 18 months – 3 years, along with a caregiver, are invited to join. Sarah is a certified yoga instructor as well as an assistant teacher at PPP. The six-class session will be held on Tuesday mornings in Fellowship Hall from 9:30-10:15 for a cost of $60. The class begins on Tuesday 9/25 and ends on Tuesday 10/30. Please register on our website; perryparkpreschool.com or you may call the school to register.

Orientation visits for the fall program will be held Wednesday, September 5th and Friday, September 7th. Please come in anytime between 9:00 -11:00 with your child.

The children will have the opportunity to visit with teachers and friends and explore the classroom before the start of school. Parents will receive a handbook, a school calendar and a family directory as well as other information.

Please bring with you:

*completed enrollment and emergency forms. Be sure to list local contacts for emergency purposes- someone who can come to the school just in case you can not be reached.

*medical and immunization forms with the date of the lead tests clearly stated.

–No child will be able to start school without this information.

*two photos (4×6 or smaller) of your child to use in school to label his/her cubby and snack time place card and

* first tuition payment.

The teachers have been busy preparing the classroom and planning the curriculum in anticipation of the new school year. Bridget Grenham is the Yellow Apple group teacher (4&5- year olds).

I will assist the Yellow Apple group each morning. Ilene Kozdra is the Red Apple group teacher (3&4-year olds). Sherry DePaolo will assist the Red Apple group on Tuesdays, Thursdays and alternate Mondays. Sarah Perry will assist the Red Apple group on Wednesdays, Fridays and alternate Mondays. One of the great aspects of our program is that the staff works together in all areas of the classroom throughout the morning and comes to know every child on an individual basis. Please be sure to meet the teachers at orientation. They will be happy to answer any questions you might have.

During your orientation visit there will be information and a signup sheet for those interested in joining our Parent Group. The parent group organizes social events outside of the regular classroom setting. Please let me know if you would like to help plan the first group outing in October.

Mark your calendar! The annual Ice Cream Social and preschool Open House is scheduled for Tuesday, October 2nd from 6:00 – 7:00 P.M. More information on this evening will come home in September.

At this time there are limited openings for the fall program with a waitlist for Tuesdays and Thursdays. Please let me know if you need to make changes to your schedule or if you will not be attending PPP as planned. There is space available for Lunch Bunch which is held from 11:45-1:00 on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. A signup sheet will be available during orientation for those who may like to sign up.

Lunch Bunch will begin on Wednesday, September 19th.

I will be in and out of the classroom frequently during the next few weeks so leave a message at (978) 374-6678 if I can help you in any way. I can also easily be reached through email: perryparkpreschool@gmail.com.

Enjoy these last few weeks of summer! School begins on Monday, September 10th.

WEEKLY UPDATE: FEBRUARY 12 – 16, 2018

This week the activities in our classroom will focus on Valentine’s Day, friendship and the Post Office. Circle time activities will include reading books and discussing the importance of sharing, giving, loving and friendship. We will deliver Valentine cards to our friends’ mailbags and explore the Post Office set up in the dramatic play area. Other activities planned for the week include:

-playing musical hearts and other Valentine games
-playing musical hearts and other Valentine games
-sponge painting hearts
-making a Valentine card for our families
-letter R is for roses and
-learning Valentine songs and poems at music time. One the children love to
recite is: “I love you, I love you, I love you divine,
Please give me your bubblegum, you’re sitting on mine!”

REMINDERS, REQUESTS AND OTHER INFO:

*The ticket money for Madagascar is due by Friday February 16th. There are 4 extra tickets if anyone else would like to attend, please let me know!

*The dramatic play area will be set up as a Post Office this week. Any donations
of stickers, paper and envelopes would be appreciated. Thank you.

*At circle time this week the Yellow Apples will begin to learn their addresses and to recognize their address in print.

*Children are asked to bring in Valentine cards Monday 2/12, Tuesday 2/13 and Wednesday 2/14. To make distributing the cards easier please have your child
sign the cards, but do not address it to anyone on the outside. Also send in enough cards for your child’s entire group. There are 25 Yellow Apples and 15 Red Apples.

*The March snack calendar will be available to sign this week.

*There is a signup sheet for the pizza lunch on Wednesday, February 14th.

*Please call or send an email when your child is going to be absent from school.

*February school vacation week is February 19th – 23rd. Enjoy the week!