Saturday, March 24, 2018

Ms. Mikki's News

News from Ms. Mikki
March 23rd, 2018
Springtime is here!!!!  

Thank you to everyone who was able to make it to our Spring Showcase Conferences.  This was the first year I’ve done them, and I was really pleased with the turnout. If you have any feedback about them, please let me know.  My goal was to provide parents the opportunity to see first hand what we have been working on this year. I’ve seen so much progress! Please don’t forget to fill out the feedback form that I gave to you on Tuesday night.  

Please support the wonderful business “Murfins’ because they do SO MUCH for our school.  This week, they sponsored both classes to have an employee from Pottery Cafe in Republic come to paint ceramic eggs!  We did not have to pay a dime to have this AMAZING project take place in our classroom and the kids are excited to have their eggs “cooked in the kiln” and then bring them home for you to see.

A big “Shout Out” to all of the Dads or Grandpas who came to our All Star Night on Thursday!  It was a huge success!

March Learning Targets:
  • I can cut a stationary object with scissors
  • I have started copying familiar symbols
  • I point to or move objects when counting out loud

We are continuing to read books written by Laura Numeroff.  This week the children got to vote which book they wanted to read.  We read If You Give A Pig a Party, and If You Give A Cat A Cupcake. We still continue to work on “listening for a purpose”.  We made lists of things that the character asked for. We also started making some predictions before the story and made a list of things the character might ask for based on the title and illustrations on the cover.  

Don’t forget to help us make our love for reading and our Reading Rainbow grow.  Everytime you read a book, let your child sign their name on the strips of colored paper we have been sending home.  You can send those in each daily or weekly.

We are working really hard on our 1:1 Correspondence or tag counting.  Sometimes our little hands go faster than the number words coming out of our mouths.  

At home help:  Use an empty egg carton and 12 plastic Easter Eggs (or any other small item).  Let them count and place one object into each section of the egg carton.
Self- Help and Social Skills-

We continue to work on putting on our own jackets.  Some of us are very interested in trying to zip them up on their own too!  

Turn Taking:  Our circle times are getting a little bit longer as our attention spans are growing.  We are learning to wait patiently (or not so patiently sometimes, lol) our turn to answer a question and share a comment.  We are practicing raising our hand, and waiting quietly until Ms. Mikki calls our name.
Our snack supply is running a little low.  If you can help us restock our supply, we would really appreciate that.
Suggestions:  Goldfish crackers, animal crackers, peanut butter crackers, mini muffins, graham crackers, cheese slices, saltines, bananas, strawberries, apples, blueberries (frozen fruit is fine), applesauce, or pretzels.  

Thanks so much!

April Tuition is due this week.  $120.00
Tuition for May is $30.  

March 28/29th:  Donuts with Dad 7:45-8:00
April 5th:  Spring Pictures
April 19th:  Field Trip. Please send back your child’s permission slip and $.  This field trip is for Preschool children only. Sibling have to sit this one out.  
MAY:  Please make sure to read the MAY DATES flyer that came home this week.  We have extended the preschool calendar to make up a few snow days. May 14th only the Monday class will attend, however BOTH classes are welcome to attend May 15th, 16th and 17th.  

Monday, March 19, 2018

Preschool phyicals

Sorry for the blog post overload today. The Cox Care Mobile will be on campus April 16th all day. Your child can receive the required preschool physical for FREE. All you need to do is call the school nurse to set up an appointment. 743-4810. You will receive the necessary form in your preschool enrollment packet. If your child is currently enrolled in preschool THIS year you do not need another exam.

Be sure to scroll through the posts to see what all is going on this week!

All Star Dad event

All Star Sports Night With Dad!
*This Thursday from 6:00-7:00!
*Hosted in the North Gym which fronts on Public Avenue (Red,
two-story brick building).
*Dads and kids wear your favorite team gear and come ready to
play all kinds of games!
*Gross motor play and lots of time to release energy!
This group activity is for DADS and PAT kids (girls and boys) only! Dad not available? Grandpas, uncles or anyone else can fill in. Moms, you get the hour off! You're welcome. 
Four-year-old preschool packets will be available for pick up. If you have questions, refer to our previous post.
"A successful father will produce a child greater than himself."
Troy Vincent

All Star Dads and Day in K information

First day back from spring break! It’s “that time” of year....BUSY!
As posted yesterday, ALL STAR NIGHT WITH DAD THIS THURSDAY from 6-7!
April 6th is another big event, A Day in K! Due to that event we will NOT have our usual monthly story/play day. Instead, that morning will be dedicated to our soon-to-be kindergartners. Also, registration for kindergarten screening will begin April 2nd. Keep checking here for more details.
Hope to see all our dads and kids Thursday. Get your favorite team shirt ready!

Monday, January 15, 2018

Spring Group Connections

We hope everyone is cozy warm in their PJ's today!  We are gearing up for a super fun Spring semester of group connections!  Please see the schedule below and get them marked off on your calendar! 

Other reminders:  

*Preschool applications for next year are due February 2nd.  You can pick up an application from Ms. Joetta in the office.  Even if you are "on the fence" about enrollment, we encourage you to fill out an application. You will have the opportunity to accept or decline your placement when it is offered to you in March.  The enrollment fee is not due until you accept your placement.  

*All preschoolers are required to attend at least 2 group connections this Spring. 

Clever Parents as Teachers Group Connections

Friday 5th- Playgroup 10-11am (Ms. Mikki’s Pre-K Room)

Friday 2nd- Playgroup 10-11am (Ms. Mikki’s Pre-K Room)
Saturday 10th – Match Made in Heaven Playgroup 9-10am (Ms. Mikki’s Pre-K Room)

Friday 2nd- Story Time 10-11am (Ms. Mikki’s Pre-K Room)
Thursday 22nd- Dad’s All Star Night 6-7 PM

Friday 6th- Playgroup 10-11am (Ms. Mikki’s Pre-K Room)

Thursday 3rd- Cruising into Spring 6-7pm (Elementary Playground)

Friday, May 26, 2017

Attention incoming preschoolers for 2017.  We have been given another size option for t-shirts.  We can now get a size 5T.  The 4 and XS were samples at the meeting. The size 5 is the size between the 4 and XS.  If you'd like to change your size, please email Ms. Mikki as soon as possible.

Friday, February 17, 2017

As your packets indicate, in order to keep your child's placement and NOT be put back on the waiting list, all new enrolls MUST have a preschool physical form turned in by March 23rd. HAVING SAID THAT----sometimes insurance will not cover such a visit until it has been exactly a year from the previous one. Cox Care Mobile visits our campus and will give preschool physicals for FREE! You must call ASAP to secure an appt. for the only trip it will make before the deadline. That appt. date will be March 2nd. Otherwise, you're on your own to obtain the physical by the due date. Call 221-7814 to schedule. A limited number of visits are left!
***If your child is PRESENTLY in our 3-year-old program, they do NOT have to have an updated physical.***