Preschool

MARCH NEWSLETTER

SPRING FUNDRAISER
We’re having a Spring Fundraiser! Look for fundraiser packets in your child’s cubby. Our Spring fundraiser will begin Friday 3/20. The profits from this fundraiser will go toward classroom and playground materials for our school.

In addition to catalog orders, we will also sell Scentsy products. Sample Scentsy products will be on display in the main building for viewing and smelling.

Our two fundraiser campaigns (Catalog and Scentsy) will each have their own order forms. All check payments are payable to Growing Years Preschool. As with all our fundraisers, your participation is not required but greatly appreciated.

SUMMER AND FALL REGISTRATION
Be sure to read and return Summer / Fall registration A.S.A.P. If you know when you’ll take vacation this summer please let us know the dates on the registration form. Also, let us know of any schedule changes for the fall session. Please Note: Children enrolled in the Pre-k program are required to attend a minimum of 2 full days or 3 half days. Children entering Pre-K must be 4 years old by September 1st.
All registration must be returned by Monday 3/16. Failure to submit
summer / fall schedules will result in the loss of your child’s spot.

TAX INFO.
Growing Years does not provide a total of tuition paid for the past year. 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. # 82-4676859

TUITION INCREASE
Please be aware, there will be a tuition increase in effect August 17, 2020
(the start of our 2020-2021 school year). Our new rates are attached to the Summer / Fall registration form. Please continue to pay our current rates during the summer session.

LOOSE PARTS
We love having loose parts on the playground for the children. Crates, buckets, shovels, pvc pipes, and other random items can be found on our yard to aid in experimenting, constructing, pretending, and exploring. We are always looking for new materials for the children to be creative and have fun with. If you have any “loose parts” for donation, we’d love to have them. Please make sure they are safe for children (no sharp points, lead free, clean, etc.,). Talk to Miss Shalimar if you have any questions or potential donations. Thank You!

REMINDER
We Will Be CLOSED April 24th For Staff Development

Last Month…
We talked about friendship and Valentine’s Day. We had a great time at our Valentine’s party and we shared our fancy Valentine’s with each other. Thanks for bringing the goodies.

We read the book “How Full Is Your Bucket? for kids”. This book explains that we each have an invisible bucket. When our bucket is full, we feel great. When our bucket is empty, we feel awful. We discussed these “great” feelings and “awful” feelings. We discovered that by being kind we can fill up peoples buckets and when we’re unkind we dip into people’s buckets. We have begun identifying big and uncomfortable feelings: nervousness, shyness, loneliness, as well as anger and sadness. We will continue identifying these big feelings and sharing activities to work through them with games, meditation and other activities. We have begun naming kind gestures we observe among our friends by using the term “filling the bucket” and we’ll continue to incorporate these terms into our everyday language.

We celebrated Pinkalicious Day by reading the story “Pinkalicious” by Victoria and Elizabeth Kann and making our own delicious cupcakes just like in the story.

We also conducted some scientific experiments, painted with salad spinners, scooped and poured cocoa mulch, played with pink playdough, and practiced counting and saying the colors in Spanish.

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.

This month we’ll talk about the Leprechaun and St. Patrick’s Day, celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday by making green eggs and ham, talk about Spring, celebrate Royal Wednesday, and learn about birds and dinosaurs (both the Maples pick).

Books We’ve Been Reading
How Full Is Your Bucket? by Tom Rath
Valentine’s Day by Anne Rockwell
Pinkalicious by Victoria & Elizabeth Kann
The Family Book by Todd Parr
Mean Soup by Betsy Everitt
How Do Dinosaurs Say I Love You? by Jane Yolen

Songs We’ve Been Singing
Skinna Marink
You Are My Sunshine
I Love Somebody
Willoughby Wallaby Woo

Happy Spring!
Miss Shalimar, Miss Jennifer, Miss Ashley