Preschool

MAY NEWSLETTER

As the year draws to a close we’d like to thank you for helping us with fieldtrips, fundraisers, parties and supplies throughout the year. Your continued support has helped make this year a success.

TEACHER APPRECIATION WEEK

The week of May 7th is Teacher Appreciation Week! Show our staff how much you care by sending them a note of appreciation. Our Teacher Appreciation board is located at the entrance of the main building.

TRIKE-A-THON

This month we’ll raise money for St. Jude children’s Research Hospital by hosting a Trike-A-Thon. Information was sent home last month. Our Trike-A-Thon will begin at 9:00am on Wednesday 5/2. It is suggested that you collect pledges of a flat donation. Please make checks payable to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Please have all donations collected and submitted by Friday 5/4. Donations can also be collected online at trikeathon.stjude.org. Enter GROWING YEAR’S PRESCHOOL (with an apostrophe) as the school name.

CONFERENCING

Parent/Teacher Conferences will take place this month. Please look at our schedules on the attendance board and make an appointment. We will review assessments and discuss your childs growth and progress over the past eight months.

CRAZY HAT DAY

Wear your favorite hat to school on Wednesday 5/16. The crazier the hat the better! We love to see original hats that are made from things around the house. Be creative and have fun!

SPRING FUNDRAISER

Thank you for participating in our Spring Fundraiser! Please make sure to have all orders and funds turned in by Monday 4/30. We’ll use our profits to purchase new trikes and scooters for our playground.

SCHOOL WILL BE CLOSED

May 28th–Memorial Day
July 4th–Independence Day
August 17th–Staff Development Day
September 3rd–Labor Day

TUITION

If your child will NOT attend in summer you will owe 1 week tuition for the month of June (6/4 – 6/8).

*If your child will NOT attend in summer but will RETURN in FALL (8/20), your holding fee (equal to 1 months tuition) is Due by 6/1.

Last Month…

We played games! We played games to help us identify our first and last name and games to improve our attention, focus and memory.

We shared our Family Banners and talked about our family name(s). We had a lot of fun admiring all the different ways each family created their banner. We hope you enjoyed working on this project together.

We worked on puzzles, created with blocks and manipulatives, painted with mashers, berry baskets, feathers, balloons, our noses and made cool handprint flowers. We explored with science tubes and colored science viewers. We played with green playdough and practiced cutting with scissors.

We spent lots of time playing outside on these beautiful Spring days!

This month we’ll make a special present for our mommy, plant flowers in our garden and learn about insects.

FAVORITE BOOKS FROM LAST MONTH

Peanut Butter & Cupcake by Terry Border
Jack And The Beanstalk by Mara Alperin
Dragons Love Tacos by Adam Ruby
Creepy Carrots by Aaron Reynolds
The Whale In My Swimming Pool by Joyce Wan

SONGS WE’VE BEEN SINGING

Waddaleeacha
Peanut Butter And Jelly
Alligator Pie
Ram Sam Sam

Miss Shalimar    Miss Heather    Miss Rowena