Be sure to read and return registration for summer session. If you know when you will take vacation please let us know the dates. In order for us to maintain our enrollment it’s important that you specify the exact date your child will exit Growing Years.
Our Pre-k graduation is just around the corner (June 1st)! Graduation pictures will be taken on Wednesday 3/7. Children will be dressed in a cap and gown and ALL Pre-k children who are present that day will have their picture taken. There are no make-ups! If your child does not come to school on Wednesday’s and you would like their picture taken, you will need to make arrangements to stop by while the photographer is here (9:00am – 10:30am). Do Not leave your child if it’s not their scheduled day. Pictures will be available for same day viewing and purchase during the hours of 3:00pm-6:00pm.
EASTER PARTY AND EGG HUNT
Our Easter party and egg hunt will be Friday 3/30. If your child does not come to school on Friday’s they’re invited to join us but must be picked up by 11:00am. Please let us know if your child is coming so we can set a spot for them at our party table. Look for our party sign-up to bring goodies. Some items will need to be at school BEFORE the day of our party.
Growing Years does not provide a total of tuition paid for the past year. We suggest using your canceled checks as reference to show tuition totals. If you need a monthly receipt for future tuition payments, please leave a note for Shalimar in the tuition box. W-10 forms have been completed for your convenience and can be picked up at the parent information board. Our Tax I.D. # 942867388
PHOTO SHARING SITE
Our private photo share site is (finally) all set up! Invitations to join our group on smugmug.com were sent to the email address you provided on your child*s photo/media consent form. If you did not receive an invitation to join Growing Years Preschool on SmugMug.com, be sure to check your spam folder.
If you did not receive an email or would like to add an additional parent email, please send us an email to email@example.com with your request to join.
Be sure to check smugmug.com regularly to see updated photos and videos of our fun and exciting classroom activities!
Over Time Our Heavy Duty Milk Crates Have Broken And Been Discarded. Now Our Supply Is Running Low. If You Happen To Have Any Lying Around The Garage Or Workplace And Would Like To Donate Them, Or Know Where We Can Acquire Some, We Would Greatly Appreciate It. The Children LOVE To Build Forts And Structures With Them On The Playground.
We Will Be CLOSED April 27th For Staff Development.
The beginning of February we spent time rehearsing for our Valentine’s program. Thank you to everyone who was able to attend. The week of Valentine’s was full of Pinkalicious fun. We came to school dressed in pink and red. We read Pinkalicious together as a class and we made our own version of Pinkalicious cupcakes, complete with sprinkles and a cherry on top.
We enjoyed rehearsing for our play and many of us have seemed to get the itch for acting. We have begun acting out some simple songs-“5 Little Monkeys Jumping On The Bed” is currently our favorite. We plan on continuing this throughout next month.
We’ve been enjoying mixing a variety of primary colors together during art time. We’re exploring the concept of “Shades” by mixing together various amounts of primary paint. We’re also beginning a dialog on perception. We are exploring perspective painting by watercolor painting items made available on mirrors that are displayed on the art table.
We’re planning to continue to see where both of these concepts lead us. We will continue our journey to fill each others buckets up and explore ways to continue being kind to one another. We have a very important class motto in our room; “We Are Kind. We Are Strong. We Are Smart. We Are Important.” These will be the 4 most important themes we will continue to discuss and encourage throughout the time we have left together in the Redwood class.
Last month we spent lots of time preparing for our Valentine’s Program. We hope you enjoyed the show! Thank you for spending time with us on our special day.
We made lots of cool art last month like foil painting, glitter hearts and collage pictures.
We scooped and poured cinnamon popping oats, had a lot of fun with shaving cream and played with Flubber Gak.
We had lots of fun on Pinkalicious Day! We wore the colors pink and red, read the story Pinkalicous and had a cooking lesson as we made yummy pink cupcakes for snack. We decorated our cupcakes all by ourselves with pink frosting, sprinkles and a cherry.
We celebrated Chinese New Year! We learned about the year of the dog, painted paper lanterns and made dragon and lion masks.
We practiced Stop, Drop and Roll during our Fire Drill and Duck and Cover during our Earthquake drill.
This month our themes will be Spring, St. Patrick’s Day and Easter.
Books We’ve Been Reading…
Will You Be My Valentine by Teresa Bateman
Roses Are Pink, Your Feet Really Stink by Diane de Groat
Mrs. McNosh Hangs Up Her Wash by Sarah Weeks
Bringing In The New Year by Grace Lin
Songs We’ve Been Singing…
You Are My Sunshine
4 Hugs A Day
I Am A Pizza
The Wheels On The Bus
Miss Roxann, Miss Ashley, Miss Elli, Miss Charlotte