Ms. Tori's Update 10-7-18

Hello Preschool Families!!  

We hope that you are enjoyed your weekend. I wanted to Thank everyone for attending Parent-Teacher Conferences this week. It was great getting to meet and talk with you about your child.

A Week in Review:

·       We finished our unit on Lifecycles.

·       We worked with letters, Kk and Ll. We talked about things that started with that letter and how to form that letter. We practiced saying the sound with Baby Echo

·       We talked about the color, Pink. We looked who was wearing the color and where we could find it in our classroom and outside. We sang this song about the color Pink:

PINK

(Tune: JINGLE BELLS)

COTTON CANDY, FAT PINK PIGS,

GIRLS WITH SOCKS AND BOWS

P-I-N-K, P-I-N-K THAT IS HOW IT GOES

BUBBLE GUM, VALENTINES

THESE ARE ALL PINK TOO

PINK ICING AND PINK BALLOONS

WE CAN SPELL CAN YOU? (Repeat All)

What to Expect:

·       Letters: Mm and Nn

·       The number: Five, 5

·       The color: Brown

·       ­  STEM Unit: Family & Friends Unit Starts: What is a Family? Who are in your Family? How do people grow?

Thank you for your support working with your preschooler at home really makes a differences!

Important Dates:

·       Oct. 11th: Believe Fundraiser is due

·       Oct. 11th: Fire Department Presentation

·       Oct. 12th: (Friday) No School: Teacher COMP Day for conferences

·       Oct. 15th: No School: Teacher Work Day

·       Oct. 8th – Nov. 16th: STEM Unit 2 Starts: Family and Friends

·       Oct. 18th: Love and Logic Class #4

o   6:00pm – 7:30pm

·       Oct. 19th: (Friday, Preschool Only) No School for Gold Assessment Input and Finalization

·       Oct. 22nd: Volunteer Training

o   4pm – 5:30pm

·       Oct. 26th: Trick or Treat Street

o   4:30pm – 4:50pm – Low Sensory soft start

o   4:50pm – 6:00pm

o   Spark! Discovery Preschool

o   More info to come

·       Oct. 31st: Halloween

o   No costumes at school (see note about the Trick or Treat Street planned for 10/26)

School News/District News:

Community Resources:  We have information to connect families with local agencies regarding mental health, child nutrition, physical fitness, food bank, child find, medical and dental resources, in several locations:

1) In a notebook in the front office,

2) In our parent flyer stand at the front entrance

3) On our school website at http://sdpk.svvsd.org/community-resources.

4) The black table at the front of the school also has activity packets for parents to take in English and Spanish (when possible)

Volunteering at Spark!:

We welcome parent, guardian, and grandparent volunteers and want you to be involved.  For preschool, it is required by licensing that volunteer training be offered and attended to volunteer in classrooms or the school.  This is a session where children over the age of 6 months should not be present. The next session for training, offered will be on Monday, October 22nd from 4:00pm to 5:30pm.  After that, there will be a training in January, February, and March offered at various times.  

Speaking of volunteering, we are looking for an office squad of volunteers this school year to better assist our teachers in clerical ways (copying, laminating, stapling, sorting, etc).  Sometimes, children have a difficult time at this age having a family member volunteer in the classroom, as it can be difficult with separation, anxiety, or behaviors. If you’d like to volunteer but know the classroom will be a difficult space, we are looking for a volunteer in the office for each session of preschool in the AM and PM Monday through Thursday, for a total of eight dependable, reliable volunteers each week. This will help teachers across the school make the best use of their planning time during the week and on Fridays. We already have a volunteer on Monday and Wednesday mornings! Please consider assisting our staff in this manner if the idea of being in the classroom doesn't appeal to you. The below training is required. If you are interested, please email me at gordon_paige@svvsd.org.

·       Monday, August 13, from 4:00 - 5:30 pm -completed

·       Friday, September 21 from 9 am - 10:30 am - completed

·       Monday, October 22 from 4 - 5:30 pm

·       Friday, January 18th from 9 am - 10:30 am

·       Tuesday, February 19 from 4:00 - 5:30 pm

·       Friday, March 15 from 1:00 - 2:30 pm

Please let me know if you have any questions.

Mrs. Tori

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