WEEKLY UPDATES: OCTOBER 11 – 15 and 18 – 22, 2021

THEME: FIRE SAFETY WEEK OCTOBER 11 – 15, 2021

This week we will read a Big World magazine about fire safety, practice Stop-Drop and Roll, cut out shapes to make a fire truck and practice a fire drill. Fire drills will be held several days this week. We do not sound the alarm; we practice leaving the building quickly and quietly in the event of an emergency. Fire drills are conducted on a monthly basis after this week. Preschool class will not be held on Monday, 10/ 11, for Columbus Day.

THEME; SHAPES ALL AROUND OCTOBER 18 – 22, 2021 *This is a SHARING WEEK. The children are asked to bring in a Fall or Halloween item on their scheduled sharing day. Other learning experiences for the week include- practicing our scissor skills by cutting out shapes, finding shapes in the classroom, building with a variety of blocks and painting with foam shapes. The letter of the week activity is D is for dog.

Reminders, Requests and other info: *The November snack calendar will be available to sign at arrival time. *Please label all water bottles and outerwear that comes to school. *Please call or send an email if your child is going to be absent from school. *The trip to Spring Hill Farm was a lot of fun. Would anyone like to help plan another get together? Ie: an afternoon at a playground while the weather is still nice? Ideas?

*Picture Day – A photographer from Hockmeyer Studios will come to Fellowship Hall on Wednesday, 10/20, for those who would like to have their child’s picture taken. Children who attend school on Wednesday will go to Fellowship Hall with their teachers and classmates to have their pictures taken. All others are asked to sign up for a time to bring your child in for a picture. The signup sheet will be posted on the fence at arrival time. This day is for individual pictures. Our class picture is taken on Thursday, May 5th.

Snacks: Tuesday (12) birthday celebration Margot, Liam Wednesday (13) birthday celebration Jack T. Thursday (14) graham crackers Margot Friday (15) mini bagels & cream cheese Wyatt Monday (18) cheese & crackers Brooke Tuesday (19) mini bagels & cream cheese Caroline Wednesday (20) Cheerios Harrison Thursday (21) cheese & crackers Isla Friday (22) carrots & dip Caleb

OPEN HOUSE

Perry Park Preschool
Open House Night

Monday, October 4th

During this informal evening please come to-

-visit with the teachers

-see our classroom

-enjoy the children’s art work and photos

-receive information on the Popcorn Fundraiser

-bring home your Bag Buddy!

Families of the Tuesday/Thursday class are invited to come between 5:30-6:00

Families of the Mon/Wed/Friday class are invited to come between 6:15-6:45

Hope to see you there!
PPP Staff

WEEK OF: OCTOBER 4 – 8, 2021

THEME: FABULOUS FALL

Autumn is in the air and in the classroom this week as we begin to 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, create a fall wreath and look for signs of fall on a nature walk around the parking lot. Our science center will have mini pumpkins, gourds, leaves and Indian corn for exploration.
Some of the books that we will be reading include:
When Autumn Comes, by Robert Maass
Leaf Man, by Lois Ehlert
The Apple Pie Tree, by Zoe Hall
The Biggest Leaf Pile, by Steve Metzger
Apples and Pumpkins, by Anne Rockwell

The letter of the week activity is C is for caterpillar.

REMINDERS, REQUESTS AND OTHER INFO:
*The Open House will be held on 10/4. Please see attached.

*The trip to Rogers Spring Hill Farm is scheduled for Tuesday 10/5 at 12:45.
It’s not too late to join in the fun!

*Please label your child’s water bottle, backpack and all outerwear.

*Children may contribute leaves, acorns or any fall items they find to our science center at any time.

* Scholastic book order forms will be sent home throughout the school year. Book orders can be placed online anytime. Our class activation code is H8LPK. You will need this for your initial account setup.

SNACKS:
Monday (4) Goldfish – Emme A.
Tuesday (5) yogurt – Olive
Wednesday (6) graham cracker – Emme W.
Thursday (7) birthday celebration -Caroline, Sam, Mila
Friday (8) yogurt -Eleanor

WEEKLY UPDATES: SEPTEMEBR 27 – OCTOBER 1, 2021

THEME: THE BIG RED BARN
WEEK OF: SEPTEMBER 27 – OCTOBER 1, 2021

Activities in the classroom this week will focus on farm animals, farm products and farm machinery. The learning centers will include:
-creating a barnyard of farm animals using a variety of materials,
-painting barns at the easel
-exploring the farm animals and barns in the block area and
-assembling farm puzzles.
The letter of the week activity is B is for barn.
Music time experiences will include singing; Old Mac Donald’s Farm, BINGO,
I Love My Rooster, and dancing with our shaky eggs to I Know a Chicken by Laurie Berkner.

**This is the first sharing week of the school year. Each child is asked to bring in a farm related item on their scheduled sharing day. Please see the attached notice for the sharing themes for the school year and your child’s scheduled sharing day.
Sharing is held during circle time. Each child has the opportunity to sit in the special sharing chair and show their item to the class and talk about the item they selected to bring.

REMINDERS, REQUESTS AND OTHER INFO:

*There is a signup sheet and payment envelope for the farm trip posted on the fence at arrival time. The signup & payment is due by Thursday, Sept.30th.

*The Open House is scheduled for Monday, October 4th.

-The Tuesday / Thursday class and families is invited to come to the classroom from 5:30-6:00.

-The Mon/Wed/Fri class and families is invited to come to the classroom from 6:15-6:45. More information will be emailed next week.

*The October snack calendar will come home next week.

SNACKS:
Monday (27) cheese and crackers
Tuesday (28) chips and salsa
Wednesday (29) mini bagels and cream cheese
Thursday (30) Cheerios & raisins
Friday (1) animal crackers – Jack T.

WEEK OF: SEPTEMBER 10, 13 – 16 – 20 – 24, 2021

WEEK OF: SEPTEMBER 10 & 13 – 16, 2021
THEME: WELCOME TO SCHOOL!

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 20 – 24, 2021
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 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:
*Wear name-tags 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 9/22. There is space available to sign up.
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. 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:
Friday (10) Goldfish
Monday (13) graham crackers
Tuesday (14) Goldfish
Wednesday (15) pretzels
Thursday (16) graham crackers
Friday (17) -preschool will not be held-

Monday (20) Cheerios & raisins
Tuesday (21) birthday celebration – Cayson
Wednesday (22) birthday celebration – Jayden, Eleanor
Thursday (23) pretzels
Friday (24) chips & salsa

END OF THE YEAR UPDATE

THEME: A TIME TO SHINE
WEEK OF: MAY 24 – 28, 2021
This is the last SHARING WEEK for the school year! The children may bring in
an item of their choice on their scheduled sharing day.
Other activities for the week include using side walk chalk outdoors, playing shape, letter and number games to reinforce our skills and wearing red, white and blue on Tuesday, 5/25 and Friday, 5/28 for some Patriotic fun!

SNACKS:
Monday (24) Goldfish- Jack Corr
Tuesday (25) Patriotic popsicles-

Thursday (27) Goldfish- Liam
Friday (28) Patriotic popsicles – Carrie

THEME DAYS MAY 31 – JUNE 11, 2021

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, June 1 – Curious Creatures day – snack: Bagels- PPP will do

Wednesday, June 2 – camping day snack: Gogurts – Jackson
Children may wear their pajamas to school on camping day.

Thursday, June 3 – Curious Creatures day –
snack: Bagels- PPP will do

Friday, June 4 – camping day snack: Gogurts – Carrie
Children may wear their pajamas to school on camping day.

*Final week for Lunch Bunch*

Monday, June 7 – dinosaur day – snack: mini muffins – Jack Corr
Tuesday, June 8 – games day – snack: ice cream sandwiches – Jackson
This is the last day of school for the M/T group.

Thursday, June 10 – dinosaur day- snack: mini muffins – Jack Cain
Friday, June 11 – games day – nack: ice cream sandwiches – Stella, Brooke
This is the last day of school for the Th/ F group.

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 UPDATES : April 2021

IN THE SMALL, SMALL POND
WEEK OF: APRIL 12 – 16, 2021
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 W is for worms.

HAT’S OFF (career week)
WEEK OF: APRIL 26 – 30, 2021

This is a SHARING WEEK. The children may bring in an item related to any job they like on their scheduled sharing day. Additional activities for the week include practicing a fire drill, playing instruments in the dramatic play area, painting with combs and brushes, and completing a When I Grow Up writing activity. The letter of the week activity is X is for xylophone.

REMINDERS, REQUESTS AND OTHER INFO:
*April 19th -23rd – Enjoy April school vacation week!

*Information and registration forms for our summer program will come home the week of 4/26.
The two summer sessions will be held July 12th – 15th and July 19th – 22nd. 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 $150 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 would like to attend.

*Mark your calendars! Picture day is scheduled for Tuesday, May 11th with Hockmeyer Studios. This is for individual photos. More information will come home as the date nears.

*We are planning an outdoor graduation for the Yellow Apples for Tuesday,

June 15th @ 9:30. (rain date is 6/16 at 9:30). More details to follow…

Snacks:
Monday (12) Clementines PPP will do
Tuesday (13) birthday celebration Jack C., Connor
WOW (14) Cheerios & raisins PPP will do
Thursday (15) Clementines Stella, Brooke
Friday (16) carrots & dip

WEEKLY UPDATES

WEEK OF: MARCH 22 – 26, 2021
THEME: BIRDS OF A FEATHER

The classroom activities this week will focus on a variety of backyard birds seen in our area. We have colorful birdhouses, feathers, and a bird’s nest to explore at the science center. We will create birds from geometric shapes and count and glue 10 items for a T is for ten letter of the week activity.

WEEK OF: MARCH 29 – APRIL 2, 2021
THEME: BLOWING IN THE WIND

Spring is in the air! And in the classroom this week as we explore a variety of weather conditions seen in springtime.

The letter of the week activity is U is for umbrella.

REMINDERS, REQUESTS, AND OTHER INFO:

*The Yellow Apples have been doing a great job of learning their addresses. The large envelope with their address printed on it is coming home this week for continued practice. Keep up the good work!

*The Red Apples have enjoyed listening to interactive stories using the flannel board. The favorites so far are The Very Hungry Caterpillar and Goldilocks and the Three Bears.

*Progress reports will be issued the last week of April.

*There are 2 WOW days scheduled for April. The Monday/Tuesday group may attend on Wednesday April 14th and the Thursday/Friday group may attend on Wednesday April 28th. Signup sheets will be available at arrival time.

SNACKS:
Monday (22) Clementines Jack C.
Tuesday (23) graham crackers Brielle
WOW (24) Goldfish PPP will do
Thursday (25) Clementines Ellie & Bridget
Friday (26) graham crackers Liam

Monday (29) Cheerios & raisins Margot & Jesse
Tuesday (30) pretzels Connor
Thursday (1) Cheerios & raisins Stella & Brooke
Friday (2) pretzels Jack

WEEKLY UPDATES

PERRY PARK PRESCHOOL – UPDATES
THEME: READ WITH ME
3/8 – 3/12
This is a SHARING week. The children may bring in a favorite book on their
scheduled sharing day. When sharing with the group each child will be encouraged to talk about their book and show their favorite page.

Other reading activities include playing a Very Hungry Caterpillar game and a Dr Seuss matching game and reading, Rhyming Dust Bunnies, by Jan Thomas and completing a rhyming activity. The letter of the week is R is for read.

THEME: CRAZY ABOUT COLOR
3/15 – 3/ 19
This week we will mix colors to make new colors, try an experiment with Skittles and practice our scissor skills by cutting paint strips. We will learn about the artist, Jackson Pollack, and create our own Jackson Pollack-like splatter paintings.

Wear your favorite colors to school on Tuesday 3/9 and Friday, 3/12!
The letter of the week activity is S is for snake.

REMINDERS, REQUESTS, AND OTHER INFO:
* WOW with lunch bunch will be held on Wednesday, 3/10 for the Monday/Tuesday group.
* WOW with lunch bunch will be held on Wednesday, 3/24 for the Thursday/Friday group.
* Boots are recommended for the playground in the morning as there are still wet, snowy patches and the bark mulch can be damp at times. Please send shoes or slippers to wear in the classroom.

SNACKS:
Monday (8) carrots and dip PPP will do
Tuesday (9) cheese and crackers Jackson
WOW (10) Goldfish PPP will do
Thursday (11) carrots and dip Stella, Brooke
Friday (12) cheese and crackers Christian

Monday (15) mini bagels and cream cheese Viv, Ben
Tuesday (16) birthday celebration Harper, Brielle, Cameron
Thursday (18) birthday celebration Mila
Friday (19) mini bagels and cream cheese Henry

WOW! New Wednesday addition

PPP Families,

Perry Park is happy to announce an addition to our current schedule.

Beginning in March, each group will have the option of attending school on a Wednesday morning.

The Monday/Tuesday class is welcome to attend on-Wednesday, March 10th

The Thursday/Friday class is welcome to attend on- Wednesday, March 24th

Class will meet from 9:00-12:00 and the fee for the morning is $36.00

Additional info:

*A minimum of 8 children is required to hold this program.

*Families are asked to sign up one week in advance. Payment is due upon signing
up. In the event of a snow day or other PPP cancellation, the day will be made up
at a future date. Refunds will not be offered.

*Sign-ups will be unavailable on WOW day.

*Lunch Bunch will be held for a $10 fee. Five children are required to hold LunchBunch. If interested in Lunch Bunch, please sign up to attend when you sign up for WOW.

Many families have requested adding days to their child’s schedule. At this time, EEC does not permit mixing cohorts of children. We hope WOW will be a good start to adding an extra day. If possible, we will continue to offer WOW days in April and May and will keep you posted of the schedule.

We hope you’ll consider participating in WOW at PPP!

PPP staff