WEEKLY UPDATES: JANUARY 24th – 28th and JANUARY 31ST – FEBRUARY 4TH

WEEKLY UPDATE

THEME: A VISIT TO THE AQUARIUM

JANUARY 24th – 28th and JANUARY 31ST – FEBRUARY 4TH

This theme will find us exploring the sea life and habitat found in an aquarium.
Sharks, crabs, jellyfish, sea turtles, and seahorses are among the sea life included in our aquarium experiences.
We plan to create an aquarium display which all can view at the Art Show on
April 9th. Other activities will include seashells in the science center, ocean books and puzzles, and an ocean creature matching game.

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

January 24th -28th is a sharing week. The children are asked to bring in an item related to the aquarium theme on their scheduled sharing day.

REMINDERS, REQUESTS, AND OTHER INFO:

*The February snack calendar has been sent home.

*Looking ahead… the children are welcome to bring in Valentine cards for their classmates. The T/Th group will deliver Valentines on Thursday 2/10. There are 15 children in that group. The MWF group will deliver Valentines on Monday 2/14. There are 20 children in that group. Please send in enough cards for your child’s entire group. Cards may be sent in ahead of time.

*Please leave the outside envelope blank for ease of delivery and your child may sign their name inside the card.

SNACKS:

Monday (24) pretzels Connor

Tuesday (25) graham crackers PPP will do

Wednesday (26) Goldfish Emelina

Thursday (27) chips & salsa Emmeline

Friday (28) hummus & pita bread Eleanor

Monday (31) cheese & crackers Jayden

Tuesday (1) fruit cups Grace

Wednesday (2) fruit cups Lillian

Thursday (3) Goldfish Emmeline

Friday (4) Goldfish Wyatt

January Update

JANUARY 3 – 6, 10 – 14 and 17 – 21, 2022

Welcome back and best wishes for a happy and healthy 2022!

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 try an experiment with water and ice! There will be a flurry of winter art experiences as we create puffy paint snow scenes, collage mittens and hats and cut out snowflakes. The sensory table will have snow (we hope!) 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 activities are I is for igloo and J is for jellyfish.

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 2022-2023 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 21st.

An Open House for new families will be held on January 22nd from 10:00-11:00. 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 for information. Thank you!

*Progress reports are coming home this week. They do not need to be signed or returned. There is a signup sheet for those who would like to sign up for a phone conference with your child’s teacher.

*There is no preschool class on Monday 1/17 for Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

SNACKS:
Monday (3) veggies & dip -Olive
Tuesday (4) veggies & dip -Elias & Eliza
Wednesday (5) bananas -Brooke
Thursday (6) applesauce -Grace
Friday (7) yogurt -Brooke

Monday (10) applesauce -Emme W.
Tuesday (11) bananas -Isla
Wednesday (12)mini bagels & cream cheese -Caroline B.
Thursday (13) Yogurt -John
Friday (14) graham crackers -Jack M.

Monday (17) MLK, Jr. Day observed – no preschool
Tuesday (18) birthday celebration -Elias, Ainsley
Wednesday (19) chips & salsa -Wyatt
Thursday (20) mini bagels & cream cheese -Liam
Friday (21) oranges -RJ

SNOW IS FALLING
(tune of Frere Jacques)
Snow is falling, snow is falling
to the ground, to the ground.
Soft and quiet snowflakes, soft and quiet snowflakes.
Not a sound, not a sound.

A Snowman finger play:
A chubby little snowman had a carrot nose.
Along came a bunny and what do you suppose?
That hungry little bunny, looking for his lunch,
Ate that snowman’s carrot nose; nibble, nibble, crunch!

December Update

It’s the holiday season…

There is excitement in the air and in the classroom as the children eagerly anticipate the upcoming holidays. There are many holiday learning experiences planned for this festive time of year. Circle time activities and discussions will focus on our families’ customs and holiday traditions and we will explore holiday traditions from other countries as well. Center time activities will include creating holiday paintings and decorations, reading holiday books, making a musical instrument, playing the dreidel game and reading a holiday issue of My Big World magazine.
At music time we will sing Jingle Bells, We Wish You a Merry Christmas, Rudolph, the Dreidel song and other popular songs of the season.

Also, all the children will be busy working on a special gift for their families.
The letter of the week activities are G is for gift and H is for Holly.

December 13th – 17th is a sharing week…the children are asked to bring in a holiday treasure on their scheduled sharing day.

A favorite Santa song: (Tune of Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes)
Hat, whiskers, belt and boots, belt and boots.
Hat, whiskers, belt and boots, belt and boots.
Twinkling eyes and a little cherry nose,
Hat, whiskers, belt and boots, belt and boots.

REMINDERS, REQUESTS AND OTHER INFO:
*We are collecting empty water bottles for a musical craft on Thursday and Friday, December 9th and 10th.

*Families are invited to attend an outdoor holiday get-together on Wednesday, December 22nd at 9:30. In conjunction with the Groveland Police Dept. we will be collecting unwrapped toys for a Toys for Tots donation. More information will come home as the date nears.

*The January snack calendar is available to sign.
*Progress reports will be issued mid-January. There will be a sign up sheet to schedule a phone conference with your child’s teacher.

* Registration forms for the 2022/2023 school year will come in December for returning students.

*Returning families will receive their first-choice schedule when forms are returned by January 15th. Following that date, new families are welcome to enroll. There is an Open House scheduled for new families on Saturday,
January 22nd from 9:30-10:30.

SNACKS:
Monday (29) pretzels – Harrison
Tuesday (30) Goldfish – Eliza/Elias
Wednesday (1) yogurt – Emelina
Thursday (2) hummus & pita bread – Caroline C.
Friday (3) graham crackers – Lucci

Monday (6) birthday celebration – Lillian
Tuesday (7) bananas – John
Wednesday (8) veggies & dip – Harrison
Thursday (9) pretzels – Mila
Friday (10) bananas – Caleb

Monday (13) pretzels – Olive
Tuesday (14) Clementines – Margot
Wednesday (15) mini bagels & cream cheese-
Thursday (16) birthday celebration – Eliza
Friday (17) Clementines – Caroline B.

Monday (20) Goldfish – Samantha
Tuesday (21) Goldfish – Brandt

Happy Holidays!!

A Christmas finger play:
Here is the chimney (make fist with thumb tucked inside)
Here is the top (place other hand over)
Open the lid (remove hand)
Out Santa will pop! (wiggle thumb)
Ho! Ho! Ho! Merry Christmas!

WEEKLY UPDATE: NOVEMBER 15 – 19, and 22nd & 23rd 2021

THEME: FAMILIES and WE ARE THANKFUL

“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. At circle time we will have SHARING WEEK and 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.

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

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:

*Picture Day is scheduled for Wednesday, 11/17. We will use the same signup sheet for the T/TH group.

*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 daily 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. When wearing boots send a pair of shoes/slippers

in the backpack to change into once we’re indoors.

*We have a pink, Old Navy sweatshirt at school. Let us know if you’re missing one!

*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.

*PPP will participate in collecting Toys for Tots in December. The donated toys

should remain unwrapped and brought to school on Wednesday, December 22nd.

More information about this event will come home in December.

SNACKS:

Monday (15) Cheerios & raisins – Samantha

Tuesday (16) Cheerios & raisins – Liam

Wednesday (17) PICTURE DAY! – birthday celebration – Jack M.- muffins – Charlotte

Thursday (18) mini bagels & cream cheese – Ben

Friday (19) mini bagels & cream cheese – Eleanor

Monday (22) Goldfish – Emmeline

Tuesday (23) birthday celebration – Isla

We wish you all a very Happy Thanksgiving!

WEEKLY UPDATES NOVEMBER 1 – 5 and 8-12, 2021

PERRY PARK PRESCHOOL WEEKLY UPDATE
WEEK OF: NOVEMBER 1 – 5, 2021
THEME: RHYME TIME

Rhyming concepts are presented throughout the school year as part of the language curriculum. This week a more concentrated focus will be offered to help develop this important pre reading skill.

**Wear pajamas to school on Monday and Tuesday as we will read Llama, Llama Red Pajama by Anna Dewdney and paint red pictures in our pajamas! Other activities for the week include an egg experiment with Humpty Dumpty, using the felt board figures to recite nursery rhymes and creating our own dust bunnies when we read a favorite book, Rhyming Dust Bunnies by Jan Thomas.

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

WEEK OF: NOVEMBER 8 – 12, 2021
THEME: LET’S COUNT

We’ll read Chicka, Chicka, 1, 2, 3 by Bill Martin Jr. and have fun with number concepts this week. We’ll make numbers with play dough, create patterns with objects in the classroom and paint with shape and number cookie cutters.

At music time we’ll sing the number songs; Ten in the Bed, 5 Little Monkeys, The Ants Go Marching One by One and more!

REMINDERS, REQUESTS AND OTHER INFO:

*Preschool class will not be held on 11/11 for Veteran’s Day and
on 11/12 for the Church Fair set- up.

*The fundraiser orders are due by Monday, November 1st. Thank you!

*Picture day has been rescheduled to Wednesday, November 17th.

*We are on the playground each morning for 20-30 minutes. As the weather gets colder, mittens and hats can be worn or kept in the backpack in case needed.

When wearing boots, please send shoes to change into once indoors.

*PPP’s snow day policy is as follows:
When the Pentucket Regional School District announces a delayed opening due to the weather, PPP will open at 10:45 and dismiss at 12:30. Lunch Bunch will not be held in that case.

If the PRSD announces that schools are closed, PPP will also be closed for the day.

SNACKS:
Monday (1) graham crackers – Jack M. Tuesday (2) yogurt – Grace Wednesday (3) yogurt – Jayden Thursday (4) graham crackers – Brandt Friday (5) carrots & dip – Carrie
Monday (8) chips & salsa – Jack T.
Tuesday (9) chips & salsa – Caroline C. Wednesday (10) cheese & crackers – Emme W.

WEEK OF: OCTOBER 25 – 29, 2021

THEME: PUMPKIN PALOOZA

See my great big scary eyes!

Watch out for a big surprise…

BOO!

Lots of Halloween fun this week at PPP! Activities, games and songs all week will center on the pumpkin and Halloween theme.

THURSDAY AND FRIDAY mornings:
-Children are invited to come to school dressed in costume. For safety and ease of movement, please no masks or accessories.
-weather permitting we will gather on the playground at 9:00. We will then have a costume parade walking down the driveway to the church steps. Families are welcome to line the driveway and then meet on the front lawn of the church.
-we will sing a few Halloween songs, take a group picture and then head indoors to the classroom for the morning.

*In the event of inclement weather, we will head inside at arrival time and not hold the parade. Fingers crossed for good weather!!

REMINDERS, REQUESTS AND OTHER INFO:
*We continue to wear masks in the classroom. Please send your child to school with a mask daily.
*It is helpful when water bottles, lunch boxes and all outerwear are clearly labeled with your child’s name. Thank you!
*The fundraiser information and order form has been sent home. We have additional forms if anyone needs one. Please return the order forms and payment envelope by November 1st to help receive the items in time for the holidays. Thank you for your participation!
*This is a good time to check the spare clothes in your child’s backpack to be sure
they have clothes for the season.

There are a few openings for snacks and the party goods listed below:

SNACKS:
Monday (25) pretzels & raisins -Connor
Tuesday (26) carrots & dip – Ainsley
Wednesday (27) cut up oranges
Thursday (28) 16 individual bags of Goldfish, Pretzels- Pearl,Teddy Grahams- John, 16 party plates- 16 napkins- 1 Halloween tablecloth-

Friday (29) 20 individual bags of Goldfish- Pretzels, Samantha, Teddy Grahams- Emmeline A,. 20 party plates- 20 napkins, 1 Halloween tablecloth-

FIVE LITTLE PUMPKINS

Five little pumpkins sitting on a gate.
The first one said, “Oh my, it’s getting late!”
The second one said, “There’s a chill in the air!”
The third one said, “But we don’t care!”
The fourth one said, “Let’s run and run and run.”
The fifth one said, “I’m ready for some fun!”
Oooooooooooh! went the wind.
Out went the lights.
And the five little pumpkins rolled out of sight!

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

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.