WEEKLY UPDATE: November 28 – December 2, 2022

Theme: Rhyme Time
Week of: November 28 – December 2, 2022

We present rhyming concepts 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. At circle time we will play rhyming games and read a selection of popular rhyming books and nursery rhymes. A variety of rhyming activities will follow at the learning centers.

Highlights of the week’s activities include:

  • using the felt board figures to recite nursery rhymes,
  • cutting out twinkle, twinkle stars
  • painting five little monkeys
  • singing Down By the Bay by Raffi and Laurie Berkner’s Nursery Rhyme medley at music time.ç

    The letter of the week activity is J is for jellyfish.

    Reminders, Requests, and other info:

  • In the event of school cancellation or a delayed opening due to inclement weather our policy is as follows: when the Pentucket School District announces that school is canceled for the district, PPP will also be closed for the day. If a delayed opening is announced, PPP will open at 10:45 and dismiss at 12:30. Lunch Bunch will not be held on delayed opening days.
  • Student progress reports will be sent home in December. These do not need to be signed or returned. a sign-up sheet will be posted in January for those who would like to schedule a phone conference with their child’s teacher.
  • Snacks
    Monday (28) yogurt – Wyatt, Julian
    Tuesday (29) birthday celebration – Vera, Isla
    Wednesday (30) Kix cereal – Jack F.
    Thursday (1) bananas – Kaetlyn
    Friday (2) mini bagels & cream cheese – Caroline

Update

THEMES: TURKEYS, FAMILIES and WE ARE THANKFUL
WEEKS: NOVEMBER 7 – 11, 14 – 18, and 21 & 22, 2022

“The turkey is a funny bird, his head goes wobble, wobble,
He only knows just one word, gobble, gobble, gobble!”
Our families and Thanksgiving will be the focus of our activities for these few weeks. The letter of the week activities are H is for heart and I is for ice cream.

NOVEMBER 14th – 18th
This is a SHARING WEEK. We are asking each child to bring in a family photo on their scheduled sharing day. You may send in a picture of just one or two individual relatives or a group picture; any family picture your child selects will be fine. We will display the pictures on a bulletin board for a few weeks, then the pictures will remain in school to be added to your child’s end-of-the –year portfolio.

I’M A LITTLE TURKEY (tune of I’m a Little Teapot)
I’m a little turkey fluffy and brown.
My wings flip-flop when I turn around.
I have a lot of feathers on my back,
And a big orange beak that goes click-clack.

REMINDERS, REQUESTS AND OTHER INFO:

    The December snack calendar is available to sign. If you have not had the opportunity to provide snack and would like to do so, send an email and I will sign you up for a snack. The snack calendar is sent home monthly and can also be found on our website: perryparkpreschool.com.
    We plan to be on the playground for at least 20-30 minutes each morning. Please be sure all outerwear is labeled. Keeping a pair of mittens in the backpack helps for chilly mornings. When wearing boots send a pair of shoes/slippers in the backpack to change into once we’re indoors.
    Children’s medical forms are valid for one year from the date of their physical.
    Please send in an updated form when your child has their annual physical.

SNACKS:
Monday (7) pretzels – Jonathan
Tuesday (8) yogurt – Charlise
Wednesday (9) graham crackers – Jack S.
Thursday (10) chips & salsa – Liam
Friday (11) Veteran’s Day – no preschool class

Monday (14) Goldfish – Apollo
Tuesday (15) Pirate’s Booty – Kaetlyn
Wednesday (16) birthday celebration – Hallie, Jack S
Thursday (17) birthday celebration – Jack M., Kelley, Morgan
Friday (18) Cheerios & raisins – Vivienne

Monday (21) mini muffins – Margot
Tuesday (22) applesauce & crackers – Kelley

Weekly Update: OCTOBER 24 – 28 and OCTOBER 31 – NOVEMBER 4, 2022

 WEEK OF: OCTOBER 24 – 28, 2022 THEME: HALLOWEEN SHAPES

This week we will have fun with all things Halloween and learn about basic shapes. We may turn triangles into witches’ hats, squares into happy pumpkins and circles into spooky jack o’ lanterns and more! We will play Halloween games and sing Halloween songs each day so all the children will join in the fun.

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

WEEK OF: OCTOBER 31 – NOVEMBER 4, 2022 THEME: HEALTHY ME!

How do we keep healthy? We’ll explore a variety of ways this week as we use the Dr office set up in dramatic play, wash pumpkins and gourds in the water table, create a healthy food plate, do Yoga stretches and sing about apples and bananas at music time.

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

REMINDERS, REQUESTS AND OTHER INFO:

  • Picture day is Tuesday, 10/25. All Tuesday students will have their photos taken in Fellowship Hall at 9:30 with their class. All others are asked to come between 10:45 – 11:45 if you’d like to have your child’s picture taken.
  • The Halloween parade will be held on Monday (10/31) at 9:15, weather permitting.
  • The November snack calendar will be sent home next week along with a snack notice for your reference. If you are unable to access the signup sheets, send an email and we can sign you up for a snack.
  • Please note: medical forms are valid for 1 year from the date of the physical. Please send in the current medical form when your child has a new physical.

 

SNACKS:
Monday (24) graham crackers – Wyatt, Julian
Tuesday (25) pretzels – Vera Lou
Wednesday (26) cheese & crackers – Jack S.
Thursday (27) carrots & dip – Dylan
Friday (28) chips & salsa – Nola

Monday (31) animal crackers & juice – Michael, Jonathan
Tuesday (1) apples – Emme
Wednesday (2) bananas – Morgan C.
Thursday (3) mini bagels & cream cheese – Caroline
Friday (4) carrots & dip –

WEEKLY UPDATE: OCTOBER 17 – 21, 2022

THEME: USING MY SENSES
Our senses play an important role in our everyday actions. This week the children will participate in activities that involve using all of the senses. Activities planned include:

-creating a texture collage,
-adding bells to the paint brushes while painting at the easel,
-using scented play dough,
-exploring the water table,
-dancing the Hokey Pokey and playing musical instruments at music time.

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

This is a SHARING WEEK. The children may bring in an item related to the senses theme on their regular sharing day.

REMINDERS, REQUESTS, AND OTHER INFO:

* It’s not too late to join in the fun!
The trip to Roger’s Spring Hill Farm is scheduled for Monday, 10/17. Payment is
due upon signing up.
*Picture day is Tuesday, 10/25. Tuesday children will have their pictures taken in Fellowship Hall with their classmates. All others are asked to come to
Fellowship Hall between 10:45 – 11:45 if you would like to have your child’s photo taken. A flyer with more information will be emailed to you.
*The Halloween parade will be held on Monday, 10/31. All children are invited to come dressed in costume at 9:00 along with the Monday class while we parade around the parking lot and walk over to the church steps. We will gather together on the church steps to sing Halloween songs and wish our friends a Happy
Halloween. This will take place weather permitting. The Monday children will then enter school for a regular class day.

SNACKS:
Monday (17) bananas – Charlotte
Tuesday (18) yogurt – Grace
Wednesday (19) cucumbers & dip – Hallie
Thursday (20) GoGo Squeez applesauce – Billy
Friday (21) mini bagels & cream cheese – Jack F.

WEEKLY UPDATE: OCTOBER 3 -7 and OCTOBER 10 -14, 2022

THEME: LEAVES ARE FALLING / PUMPKIN PATCH
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, take a nature walk on school grounds to look for leaves and acorns, and create a Leaf Man after reading the book by Lois Ehlert.

We will also learn about fire safety while trying Stop-Drop & Roll and practicing a fire drill (we do not sound the alarm).

Fall books the children may enjoy this season are –
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 carrots and D is for

REMINDERS, REQUESTS AND OTHER INFO:
*The Open House will be held on 10/4. Please bring in any contributions in by Tuesday morning (10/4) Thank you!

*The parent group trip to Rogers Spring Hill Farm is scheduled for Monday 10/17 at 12:45. Please sign the sheet if you plan to attend. Payment is due by Wednesday 10/12 this week. Cash (labeled in an envelope) or checks to PPP.

*Please be sure your child has a complete change of clothes in his/her backpack.

*The November snack calendar will be available to sign next week.

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