Open House: Tuesday – October 4, 2022

Open House and Ice Cream Social

Please join us…
On Tuesday, October 4th
From 6:00 – 7:00

Families are invited to visit the classroom, meet the teachers and other families during this informal evening.
Photographs of the children will be displayed, along with
artwork and the children will take home their
Bag Buddies.

Members of the Groveland Congregational Church along
with the staff of Perry Park Preschool invite you to
attend an Ice Cream Social in Fellowship Hall
held from 6-7PM.

*The Red Apple group and their families may visit the classroom from 6:00-6:30 and follow with
ice cream upstairs.

*The Yellow Apple group and their families are invited to enjoy ice cream from 6:00-6:30 and visit the classroom from 6:30-7:00.

Children often enjoy taking their families on a tour of
the classroom. Please feel welcome to visit whether or not you plan to attend the ice cream social.
Hope to see you there!
PPP Staff

WEEKLY UPDATE: SEPTEMBER 26 – 30, 2022

THEME: COLOR DAYS

This week we will have fun with colors! We plan to graph our favorite colors, experiment with color mixing, and create colorful paintings and a handprint mural for the classroom.

Each day will focus on a different color and the children may wear the color of the day to enhance this learning experience.

Monday – red day
Tuesday – orange day
Wednesday – yellow day
Thursday – green day
Friday – blue & purple day

The letter of the week activity is B is for butterfly.

    This week is a sharing week. The children are asked to bring in an item of their favorite color on their sharing day. The sharing information sheet with the schedule has been sent home in your child’s backpack.

REMINDERS, REQUESTS, AND OTHER INFO:

    The Open House / Ice Cream Social is scheduled for Tuesday, October 4th from 6-7pm. Families are invited to visit the classroom and members of the Groveland Congregational Church will host an ice cream social in Fellowship Hall for all PPP families from 6-7pm that evening.

The Open House schedule is as follows:
The Red Apples and their families may visit the classroom from 6:00-6:30 and follow with ice cream upstairs.The Yellow Apples and their families are invited to enjoy ice cream from 6-6:30 and visit the classroom from 6:30-7:00. Please see a teacher if you have any questions.

    There will be a sign up sheet for those who may like to donate paper goods and ice cream toppings for the ice cream social.
    Be sure your child’s backpack and all outerwear is clearly labeled. The children hang their jackets, etc. on hooks and are sometimes unsure which is theirs at the end of the day.
    Book orders are placed online and the books are shipped to the school or you may choose to have them sent directly to you. Our classroom code is:H8LPK.

SNACKS:
Monday (26) apples Jonathan B.
Tuesday (27) oranges
Wednesday (28) bananas Margot
Thursday (29) cucumbers & dip
Friday (30) yogurt and blueberries

WEEKLY UPDATE: SEPTEMBER 12 – 16 and 19 – 23, 2022

WEEK OF: SEPTEMBER 12 – 16, 2022
THEME: WELCOME FRIENDS!

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 water colors and decorating a place card for snack time.

WEEK OF: SEPTEMBER 19 – 23, 2022
THE MORE WE GET TOGETHER

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 friendship
heart 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.
There are many reminders and requests……any questions please call or see a teacher anytime!

REMINDERS, REQUESTS AND OTHER INFO:

  • We’re excited to have a new assistant teacher, Ms. Ashley, join our team!
    She will be in the classroom on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.
  • 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 9/21. 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 9/23. This can be placed online using the classroom
    Code: H8LPK
  • 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.
  • The October snack calendar will be available to sign-up next week.

SNACKS:

September:
Monday (12) graham crackers
Tuesday (13) Goldfish
Wednesday (14) pretzels
Thursday (15) cheese & crackers
Friday (16) carrots & dip

Monday (19) Cheerios & raisins
Tuesday (20 birthday celebration – Cayson, Dylan, Ford
Wednesday (21) birthday celebration – Julian
Thursday (22) pretzels
Friday (23) Goldfish

Weekly Update May 31 – June 13

We will end the school year in a special way with theme days the children will enjoy. There is a daily theme and related activities planned.

Tuesday, May 31st – bubble day snack: watermelon – Isla

Wednesday, June 1 – Lego day snack: watermelon – Carrie

Thursday, June 2 – Paw Patrol day snack: Goldfish – Liza

Friday, June 3 – Paw Patrol day snack: chips & salsa – Wyatt

Monday, June 6 – luau day snack: fruit – Olive

Tuesday, June 7 – luau day snack: fruit – Ben

Wednesday, June 8 – CURIOUS CREATURES snack: animal crackers – Emmeline

Thursday, June 9 – castles & dragons day snack: ice cream sandwiches – Ainsley

Friday, June 10 – castles & dragons day snack: Goldfish – Eleanor

Monday, June 13 – games day snack: ice cream sandwiches – Jayden

Tuesday, June 14th – Yellow Apple graduation. This event is for the yellow apples/preschool class and will not be held.

It’s hard to believe this is the last update for the school year! It is wonderful to see how much the children have grown and learned and truly enjoyed their time in preschool. They are a wonderful group of children who continually amaze us! We want to thank all of the families for your help and support throughout this school year. It has been another great year at Perry Park!
Enjoy the summer!

WEEKLY UPDATE

IN THE SMALL, SMALL POND
WEEK OF: APRIL 25- 29, 2022
We’ll read, In the Small, Small Pond by Denise Fleming this week and learn what can be found in a pond. Our center activities will include painting dragonflies and ducks, learning about the life cycle of a frog and the letter of the week activity is Q is for Queen.

PLANT A GARDEN
WEEK OF: MAY 2 – 6, 2022 (Monday, May 2nd @ 9:30 is the class picture)
“Mary, Mary, quite contrary, how does your garden grow?” This familiar nursery rhyme sums up this week’s learning experiences on gardens. We will plant flowers and seeds on the playground and in the classroom, learn the names of garden tools and discover what plants need to grow.
The letter activity is R is for rabbit.
We wish you all a very Happy Mother’s Day!

BACKYARD BUGS
WEEK OF: MAY 9 – 13, 2022
What type of bugs do we see outside? Let’s find out this week as we explore a variety of insects and learn their characteristics and ways these creatures are important in nature. We will observe the new Painted Lady Caterpillars in the science area and keep you posted on their metamorphosis.

The letter activity is S is for spider.

REMINDERS, REQUESTS AND OTHER INFO:

*MONDAY MAY 2ND IS THE CLASS PICTURE! Order Forms have been emailed to all the families.
Monday students will go with their teachers to the church steps at 9:30.

All other children are asked to meet at the church steps for the class picture. Purchasing the picture is optional, but we would love to have all the children in the picture!
(in case of inclement weather the picture will be taken in Fellowship Hall)

*The summer program will be held July 11h – 14th and July 18th – 21st. Each session meets Monday – Thursday from 9:00-1:00. Children will bring a lunch and snack will be provided. The cost for each session is $160 per child.

*A summer sign-up sheet will be out at arrival time. Please sign if interested to give us an idea of how many children plan to attend. Enrollment is open to children currently attending PPP. Siblings and new families may join the wait list and will be placed based on availability. Signups are first come/first served.

*The session fee and registration form is due by Friday, May 20th.

*The May/June snack calendars are available to sign. All May, June, July and August birthdays are listed to celebrate summer birthdays. Please see a teacher with any snack questions.

SNACKS:
Monday (25) bananas Lucci
Tuesday (26) pretzels Liam
Wednesday (27) pretzels Lillian
Thursday (28) yogurt Caroline
Friday (29) birthday celebration RJ, Harrison

WEEKLY UPDATE: March 21st – 25th and March 28 – April 1, 2022

THEME: OUTER SPACE
March 21st – 25th and March 28 – April 1, 2022

Zoom, zoom, zoom,
I’m going to the moon.
Would you like to take a trip? Climb aboard my rocket ship!
(crouch down) 10,9,8,7,6,5,4,3,2,1
(jump up) BLAST OFF!

We will blast off into space as we explore the outer space theme. We’ll learn about planets, stars, constellations, space travel and more!

The letter of the week is O is for Outer Space.

*The week of March 28th – April 1st is a SHARING WEEK. The children may bring in an item related to space on their scheduled sharing day.

REMINDERS, REQUESTS AND OTHER INFO:
*The April snack calendar has been sent home. May/June will be the final snack calendar for the year. Please let me know if you have not been able to access the snack signup sheet and I will sign you up for a snack. All summer birthdays will be listed on this snack calendar.

*The raffle baskets will be on display in the preschool foyer during the week prior to the Art Show. Raffle tickets may be purchased at this time or during the Art Show.

*Please tell your friends who are looking for preschool for the fall! …new families are welcome to attend the Art Show and may have a tour of the school and receive registration information.

SNACKS:
Monday (21) Cheerios & raisins – Connor
Tuesday (22) pretzels – Brandt
Wednesday (23) yogurt – Charlotte
Thursday (24) applesauce – Margot
Friday (25) pretzels – Lucci

Monday (28) Goldfish – Jack
Tuesday (29) graham crackers – Grace
Wednesday (30) applesauce – Caleb
Thursday (31) chips & salsa –
Friday (1) animal crackers – Olive
*Please note – Lunch Bunch will not be held Wednesday 3/30 – Friday 4/1

WEEKLY UPDATES: March 7 – 11, 2022 and March 14 – 18, 2022

PERRY PARK PRESCHOOL UPDATE

March 7 – 11, 2022 Theme: Recycling Art
March 14 – 18, 2022 Theme: In the Art Studio

Art is an expressive and aesthetic activity that can be enjoyed throughout life. It is a theme children especially enjoy. For the next two weeks the children will explore a variety of artists, their tools and supplies. We will also discover where works of art can be seen. We will create art inspired by Van Gogh and Monet and by using recyclable materials that inspire us. These masterpieces will be on display at the Art Show on April 9th.

The letter of the week is N is for numbers.

REMINDERS, REQUESTS AND OTHER INFO:
**Two date changes to note:
-Outer space SHARING WEEK is moved to the week of March 28th.

-Our class group picture date is moved to Monday, May 2nd. Weather permitting; we will meet on the church steps at 9:30 for the picture. Details will be provided as the date nears.

*Be sure to wear green on 3/16 and 3/17 for some St. Patrick’s day fun!

*EEC has issued several new protocols to guide us when children have contracted COVID or are considered a close contact. Please call the school to notify us of these situations and we can direct you to the current protocol. We do have tests available at school.

SNACKS:
Monday (7) cheese & crackers – Brooke
Tuesday (8) mini bagels & cream cheese – Ainsley
Wednesday (9) applesauce – Emmelina
Thursday (10) yogurt & fruit – PPP will do
Friday (11) veggies & dip – Eleanor

Monday (14) bananas – Harrison
Tuesday (15) bananas – Morgan
Wednesday (16) chips & salsa – Caroline B.
Thursday (17) green veggies & dip –
Friday (18) graham crackers – Emme W.

WEEKLY UPDATES: February 14 – February 20 and February 28 – March 4

THEME: GOOD HEALTH WEEK
(Please note the weekly theme has changed from the master list)

This week the dramatic play area will be set up as a medical office as we learn about ways to keep healthy. We will read a Weekly Reader on dental health and create a medical bag along with a healthy foods collage. At music time we’ll do Yoga and Dr. Jean’s letter-cize!
The letter of the week activity is L is for lizard.
*Monday 2/14 the MWF group will take home their Valentine bags.

*February school vacation week is 2/21 -2/25. Enjoy the week!

FEBRUARY 28 – MARCH 4, 2022
THEME: READ, READ, READ

This is a SHARING WEEK. The children may bring in a favorite book on their scheduled sharing day.
Each day we will read a selection of books by favorite authors and the activities in the classroom will relate to the author of the day.

Monday – Wear green and we’ll read Froggy books by Jonathan London.

Tuesday / Wednesday- Wear silly socks! We’ll celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday by reading several of his books and making our own Cat in the Hat hats.

Thursday – wear pajamas to school! We’ll read a collection of Mouse books by Ellen Stoll Walsh. The letter of the week activity is M is for mouse.

Friday – wear blue to school for Pete the Cat day.

SNACKS:
Monday (14) chips & salsa – Jack T
Tuesday (15) chips & salsa – Margot
Wednesday (16) veggies & dip – Caroline B.
Thursday (17) veggies & dip –PPP will do
Friday (18) birthday celebration – Olive

21st – 25th February school vacation week

Monday (28) wear green – mini bagels & cream cheese – Emelina
Tuesday (March 1st) silly socks day- animal crackers- Liam
Wednesday (2) silly socks day – animal crackers- Emmeline
Thursday (3) pj day- cheese and crackers-
Friday (4) blue day – yogurt and blueberries- Wyatt

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

FEBRUARY 7 – 11, 2022

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, kindness and friendship. We will deliver Valentine cards to our friend’s 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

-sponge painting hearts

-making a Valentine card for our families

-a letter K is for kite activity 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 dramatic play area will be set up as a Post Office this week. Any donations of stickers, paper and envelopes would be greatly 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 may bring in Valentine cards for their classmates.For ease of distributing the cards, please have your child sign their name inside the cards and leave the outside envelop blank. The T/Th group (15) will take their Valentine bags home on Thursday, 2/10. The MWF group (20) will take their Valentine bags home on Monday, 2/14

*Please label all outwear and water bottles, we have many duplicates!

*The March snack calendar is available to sign.

SNACKS:
Monday (7) bananas -Emme W.
Tuesday (8) bananas -Ainsley
Wednesday (9) applesauce -Brooke
Thursday (10) animal crackers -Brandt
Friday (11) yogurt -Samantha

WEEKLY UPDATE: FEBRUARY 7 – 11, 2022

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 friend’s 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

-sponge painting hearts

-making a Valentine card for our families

-a letter K is for kite activity 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 dramatic play area will be set up as a Post Office this week. Any donations of stickers, paper and envelopes would be greatly 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 may bring in Valentine cards for their classmates.For ease of
distributing the cards, please have your child sign their name inside the cards and leave the outside envelop blank. The T/Th group (15) will take their Valentine bags home on Thursday, 2/10. The MWF group (20) will take their Valentine bags home on Monday, 2/14

*Please label all outwear and water bottles, we have many duplicates!

*The March snack calendar is available to sign.

SNACKS:
Monday (7) bananas Emme W.
Tuesday (8) bananas Ainsley
Wednesday (9) applesauce Brooke
Thursday (10) animal crackers Brandt
Friday (11) yogurt Samantha