WEEKLY UPDATE

WEEK OF: FEBRUARY 22 – 26, 2021
THEME: FUN ON WHEELS

As we explore transportation this week the children will become aware of the many ways people can travel from one place to another.
Activities for the week include completing transportation puzzles, creating patterns with vehicles, reading books on transportation and making a collage of our favorite way to travel. At music time we’ll sing the Wheels on the Bus, I’ve Been Working on the Railroad and Laurie Berkner’s Airplane Song.
The letter of the week activity is Q is for queen.

WEEK OF: MARCH 1 – 5, 2021

THEME: SEUSS ON THE LOOSE

This week we will have fun with Dr. Seuss activities in honor of his birthday on March 2nd. This day is recognized as National Read Across America Day which many schools celebrate. At PPP we will read a selection of Dr. Seuss books each day and have activities planned related to the stories.
The letter of the week activity is R is for read.

REMINDERS REQUESTS AND OTHER INFO:

*Children may wear silly socks to school on Monday 3/1 and Thursday 3/4

*Children are asked to wear the colors red and blue to school on
Tuesday 3/2 and Friday 3/5.

*Registration forms for the 2021-2022 school year have been sent home.
Enrollment is now open for new families and spots will be filled on a first come first served basis.

*There is a signup sheet for those who would like their child (children) to attend school on WOW in March. You are welcome to sign up through email, too.

SNACKS:
Monday (2/22) mini bagels & cream cheese Jack
Tuesday (2/23) pretzels & raisins Jackson

Thursday (2/25) Goldfish PPP will do
Friday (2/26) pretzels & raisins Carrie

Monday (3/1) Goldfish Cameron
Tuesday (3/2) bananas

Thursday (3/4) Goldfish Emma
Friday (3/5) bananas

Read Across America Day

It’s never too cold, too wet or too hot
To pick up a book, and share what you’ve got.
You’re never too old, too wacky, too wild
To pick up a book and read with a child.
In churches and chambers, let’s gather round
Let’s pick up a book, let’s pass it around
There are children around you, children in need
Of someone who’ll hug, someone who’ll read.
So join us March 2nd in your special own way
And make this America’s read to Kids Day.
-Anita Merina, 1997

Weekly Updates

THEME: SPACE continues….
WEEK OF: FEBRUARY 1 – 5, 2001

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!

The children have enjoyed learning about the planets, moon, constellations, space travel and there is more to come this week!

THEME: HAVE A HEART
WEEK OF: FEBRUARY 8 – 12, 2021

The Valentines theme this week will promote discussions and activities to talk about kindness, caring and being a good friend. We will write each child’s name on our kindness board when we see an act of kindness in the classroom Be sure to ask your child about their kind act this week.
The letter of the week is P is for Post Office.

REMINDERS, REQUESTS AND OTHER INFO:

*The children may bring in Valentine cards for their classmates. Please leave the outside envelope blank for ease of delivery and children may sign their own name on the inside.

There are 13 children in the M/T group and 14 in the Th/F group.

*We welcome cards without candy. Thank you.

*Registration forms for 2021-2022 will be sent home beginning February 8th.
Registration will be open to new families beginning 2/25 so be sure to return your forms to secure your first choice schedule.

*PPP is closed 2/15 – 2/19. Enjoy the week!

SNACKS:
Monday (1) Honey Nut Cheerios Brielle
Tuesday (2) Goldfish Jesse, Margot
Thursday (4) Goldfish Liam
Friday (5) Honey Nut cheerios Henry

Monday (8) bananas Harper, Jack
Tuesday (9) animal crackers Connor
Thursday (11) bananas Mila
Friday (12) animal crackers Jack

WEEKLY UPDATES

THEME: HEAD TO TOE

WEEK OF: JANUARY 18 – 22, 2021

*Please note – due to the Monday holiday on 1/18, preschool will be held on Tuesday/ Wednesday and Thursday/ Friday this week.

This week we will explore activities related to keeping healthy. We will practice some healthy Yoga poses, paint with toothbrushes at the easel, re-measure our heights from September and see how much we’ve grown!  And explore the doctor’s office set up in the dramatic play center.

The letter of the week activity is N is for numbers.

 

THEME: FAR OUT! (OUTER SPACE)

WEEK OF: JANUARY 25 – 29, 2021

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

The letter of the week activity is O is for outer space.

 

REMINDERS, REQUESTS, AND OTHER INFO:

*Progress reports have been sent home. They do not need to be signed or returned. There is a sign-up sheet for those who would like to schedule a phone conference with Ms. Bridget and Ms. Sarah.

*Looking ahead…we plan to celebrate Valentine’s Day in school during the week of 2/8.  Children are welcome to bring in Valentine cards for their classmates.  If you choose to do so, please send in a card for everyone in the group. There are 13 children in the Monday/Tuesday class and 14 in the Thursday/Friday class.

Please send cards only (no candy). Thank you.

SNACKS:

Monday (18) No preschool class

Tuesday (19) pretzels                                                    Connor

Wednesday (20) cheese & crackers                                PPP will do

                 

Thursday (21) pretzels                                                  Jack Ca

Friday (22) mini bagels & cream cheese                      Christian

 

Monday (25) graham crackers                                       Cameron

Tuesday (26) bananas                                                   Jack Co

 

Thursday (28) bananas                                                 Stella, Brooke

Friday (29) graham crackers                                         Liam

WEEKLY UPDATE: JANUARY 4 – 8 and JANUARY 11 – 15, 2021

THEMES: LET IT SNOW / MITTEN MAGIC

Welcome back and best wishes for a happy and healthy 2021!
We have many fun learning experiences planned for our exploration of winter.
At circle time we’ll conduct an experiment with ice and make our own snow! The winter art experiences will include creating puffy paint snowmen, a mitten collage and cut out snowflakes for the classroom. The dramatic play center is now a winter wonderl and with skating and ice fishing. 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 of the week activity is M is for mitten (for both weeks).

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 2021-2022school year will be sent home at the end of January. Registration will be open to new families at that time as well.

Openings will be filled on a first come, first served basis.

*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 enrollment information. Thank you!

WEEKLY UPDATE: DECEMBER 7 – 11 and 14 – 18, 2020

THEMES: POLAR EXPRESS and A SEASON OF FUN

There is excitement in the air and in the classroom as the children eagerly anticipate the upcoming holidays. During these two weeks many holiday learning experiences are planned. Circle time activities and discussions will focus on our families’ customs and holiday traditions. Center time activities will include creating decorations for home, reading holiday books, painting with pine boughs at the easel, playing the Dreidel game and reading a holiday issue of My Big World magazine.

At music time we will sing Jingle Bells, 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 K is for kite and L is for lights.

December 7-11 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:
The children may wear their pajamas to school on Tuesday 12/ 8 and Friday 12/11.

The January snack calendar is available to sign.

Progress reports will be issued mid-January.

Information regarding registration for the 2021/2022 school year will come home in January.

Please check the spare clothes in your child’s backpack to be sure they include socks and warmer clothes for winter.

We wish you all a wonderful holiday! Preschool resumes on January 4th.

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