Weekly Update: NOVEMBER 30 – DECEMBER 4, 2020

THEME: MOTHER GOOSE IS ON THE LOOSE

Rhyming concepts are presented throughout the school year as part of our language curriculum. This week a more concentrated focus will be offered to help develop this important pre-reading skill. A selection of popular rhyming books and nursery rhymes will be read at circle time and story time and rhyming activities will follow at the learning centers.

The letter of the week activity is J is for jingle bells.

REMINDERS, REQUESTS AND OTHER INFO:
*The fundraiser was a great success and we appreciate your support!
With the proceeds we are looking into purchasing an air purifier for the classroom.

*The children often change their masks at snack time. We have disposable ones that all are welcome to, but they usually prefer to use their own. Please send two extras in the backpack each day.

*The next SHARING WEEK is 12/7 – 12/11.

SNACKS:
Monday (30) Goldfish Vivian & Ben
Tuesday (1) graham crackers Harper & Jack

Thursday (3) Goldfish Henry
Friday (4) graham crackers PPP will do

WEEKLY UPDATES: October 19 – 23 and 26-30, 2020

OCTOBER 19 – 23, 2020
THEME: DOWN ON THE FARM

This week we will explore the animals found on a farm, farm products and equipment. Plans include making a scarecrow for the playground, playing an animal matching game at circle time and painting with apples.

The letter of the week activity is F is for farm.

OCTOBER 26 – 30, 2020
THEME: IT’S PUMPKIN TIME

We’ll read Halloween books and sing our favorite Halloween songs this week for pumpkin and Halloween fun! We’ll practice our scissor skills while cutting Jack O’ Lantern faces and spooky ghosts. Boo bowling and a bean bag toss game will add to the fun!

The letter of the week activity is G is for ghost.

“See my great big scary eyes; watch out for a big surprise…BOO!”

REMINDERS, REQUESTS AND OTHER INFO:

*The November snack calendar is available to sign.

* The children are very excited about Halloween! We will have crafts and play games and have lots of Halloween fun in class. We appreciate your generous offers of treats, but it is recommended that items from home not be distributed or shared in school at this time, nor should the children wear costumes to school. Thank you.

*Please send an email or call and leave a message whenever your child is going to be absent from school.

SNACKS:
Monday (19) cheese and crackers Jack Co.
Tuesday (20) carrots and dip Harper, Jack
Wednesday (21) graham crackers PPP will do
Thursday (22) cheese and crackers Ellie
Friday (23) carrots and dip Emma

Monday (26) pretzels Jackson
Tuesday (27) animal crackers Connor
Thursday (28) pretzels Liam
Friday (29) animal crackers Jack Cain

 

 

WEEKLY UPDATES: October 5-9, and October 12-16-2020

OCTOBER 5 -9, 2020
THEME: FANTASTIC FALL

It’s all about Fall this week in preschool while we paint leaves, go on a nature walk around the parking lot at school, collect leaves and acorns for the science area and read books and sing songs about this colorful season.
The letter of the week is D is for dinosaur.

OCTOBER 12 – 16, 2020
THEME: SAFETY WEEK

We’ll read a My Big World magazine on fire safety, practice a fire drill (we do not sound an alarm) and learn about safety practices for home and school.
The letter of the week activity is E is for EXIT.

REMINDERS, REQUESTS AND OTHER INFO:
*It is a requirement for preschool that all children have a flu shot by 12/31.
Please let me know when your child receives one so I may add it to their file.
*School will be held on Monday, 10/12.
*The Monday/Tuesday group has received an email containing the schedule for
make-up days.
*Please check the spare clothes in your child’s backpack to be sure there is a
complete change of clothes and 2 masks.

SNACKS:
Monday (5) bananas Cameron T.
Tuesday (6) birthday celebration Vivian, Margot
Wednesday (7) animal crackers PPP will do
Thursday (8) bananas Stella, Brooke
Friday (9) Goldfish Christian

Monday (12) graham crackers April
Tuesday (13) Clementines Jackson
Thursday (15) graham crackers Landon
Friday (16) Clementines Stella, Brooke

WEEKLY UPDATE: SEPTEMBER 21 – 25, 2020 – AND SEPTEMBER 28 – OCTOBER 2, 2020

 
WEEK OF: SEPTEMBER 21 – 25, 2020
THEME: HEALTHY SCHOOL HABITS
This week we will explore ways to help us keep healthy. We plan to make a healthy foods collage, sing a new hand-washing song, exercise to music and do yoga poses with Ms Sarah.
The letter of the week activity is B is for bear.
 
WEEK OF: SEPTEMBER 28 – OCTOBER 2, 2020
THEME: ME, MYSELF AND I
“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.
 
This has become a favorite song and we will continue to sing it often this week as we learn more about our new friends at preschool. We plan to draw self portraits, make a graph of our favorite colors and play a color matching game at circle time.    The letter of the week activity is C is for caterpillar.
 
REMINDERS, REQUESTS AND OTHER INFO:
*Please be sure to label your child’s backpack. It is helpful if all outerwear is labeled as well.
*Book orders may be completed online anytime and the order will be delivered to school. Visit scholastic.com/bookclubs to place an order. Our classroom code is:   H8LPK
*Lunch Bunch begins this week. All are welcome to stay for Lunch bunch.
  There are no food restrictions for lunchtime.
 *Monday/ Tuesday families- please let me know if you would like your child to stay for lunch. A minimum of 5 children is needed to hold Lunch Bunch each day.
*The October snack calendar will be available for signing up this week.
 
SNACKS:
Monday (21) yogurt raisins & pretzels
Tuesday (22) Teddy Grahams                        Jackson’s birthday celebration
Thursday (24) yogurt raisins & pretzels
Friday (25) Teddy Grahams                          Paxton’s birthday celebration
 
Monday (28) animal crackers
Tuesday (29) Cheerios & raisins
Thursday (1) animal crackers
Friday (2) Cheerios & raisins

WEEKLY UPDATE SEPTEMBER 14 – 18, 2020

THEME: WELCOME FRIENDS!

Welcome to Perry Park Preschool! We are so excited to be starting school!

You will receive an update every week or two which lists the activities planned for the upcoming week(s). Going forward, the updates will be emailed to each family and can also be found on our website: perryparkpreschool.com.

 

The first week 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.  (See reverse for the words to the Good Morning Song). They will have the opportunity to explore many interest centers in the classroom including blocks, dramatic play, puzzles, and the science center.

Art exploration will include painting at the easel, using scissors and glue sticks, decorating a place card for snack time and an A is for apple letter activity.

 

 

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 and 2 masks inside.

* Lunch Bunch begins on Monday 9/21. All are welcome to stay for lunch.

  Please see the notice in your orientation packet for more information.

*PPP will provide snacks for the first few weeks. Daily snacks are listed on the snack calendar found in the orientation packet. Water is served with the snack of the day.

*This year snack time will be held in the preschool hallway to keep socially distant while not  wearing masks for snack time. Each child will sit on a carpet square and enjoy snack all together with their teachers.

*A signup sheet for October snacks will be available to sign next week.

 

SNACKS:

                          

 Monday (14)                      Goldfish

 Tuesday (15)                      graham crackers

 

 Thursday (17)                   Goldfish

  Friday (18)                      graham crackers

Orientation September 2020

We are looking forward to seeing everyone at the orientation visits on September 9th and 10th.

Orientation will be held in the parking lot near the playground. All attendees are asked to wear a mask. In the event of inclement weather, Orientation will be held in Fellowship Hall. Please follow the signs for the entrance and exit. Each family has been assigned a date/time for their visit.

Please bring with you:

*all of the enrollment forms including a current medical form with up-to-date vaccines listed
*3 4×6 photos of your child,
*the first tuition installment,
*the following art supplies:
scissors, markers, crayons, glue stick, glue bottle and an art smock.
We have acquired clear, plastic shoe boxes that children are welcome to use to hold their art supplies. It is fine to use your own box if you already have one. If not, you are welcome to use one of these.

EEC regulations state that when attending preschool “children are encouraged to wear masks when 6’ of physical distancing cannot be achieved.” Please send your child to school wearing a mask daily and keep 2 replacements masks in their backpacks. We have plenty of disposable masks in the classroom for the children to use if needed. There will be mask breaks during the morning.

Please send an email or call with any questions.
See you then!
Bridget, Sarah, Sherry, Marie