Ms. Tori's update 11-12-17

Hello Preschool Families!!  

We hope that you are enjoying your weekend.

A Week in Review:

  •  We have been learning about the seasons of spring and summer. We talked about our favorite activities to do in the spring and summer. We read books about what animals, plants and people do in the spring and summer time.
  • We talked about the number one, 1. How do we write one, 1? Can we find 1 object?
  • We worked closely with the letter Aa and Vv. We created them with the wood pieces. We also looked at words that start Aa and Vv.
  • We talked about the all of colors in the rainbow. We also talked about the order that the colors in the rainbow go.  

What to Expect:

  • Letters: Mm, Nn
  • The number: Two, 2
  • The color: Red
  • STEM Unit: Weather Design Challenge: We will be doing our Design Challenge around wind

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

Important Dates:

  •  Oct. 17th – Nov. 17th: STEM Unit 1 Starts: Weather
  • Nov. 1st – Nov. 17th: Spark Can Food Drive
    • If able, please bring nonperishable food items that have not expired.
  • Nov. 15th: Picture Retake Day
  • Nov. 15th: Free Parenting Class
  • 6:30pm – 7:45pm
  • Childcare is provided
  • School Starts again on Monday, Nov. 27th
  • Nov. 20th – Nov. 24th – No School for Thanksgiving Break

School News/District News:

Canned Food Drive to Benefit Carbon Valley families: We are having a canned food drive from November 1st through November 17th  to support the Carbon Valley Help Center in Frederick.

If you are able, please send in non-perishable foods that have not expired. Ongoing needs include: Beans, Macaroni & Cheese, Canned Fruit, Pasta & Rice, Canned Meat, Canned Soup & Stews, Canned Vegetables, Peanut Butter, Cereal…etc.

We will be loading this up on the 18th to take to the Help Center, located at 150 Buchanan Ave, Firestone, CO.  If you are in need, you can call Robin, the program manager at303-833-6626, or you can email her at  The Carbon Valley Help Center is open Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9am to 3pm, with appointments recommended.  Walk-ins accepted based on availability.

PARENTING CLASS SCHEDULE CHANGES: We had two parents show up to our 3rd parenting class on Thursday, Oct 19th.  Upon reflection, figured we had low turn out due to no school on Friday, Oct 20th.  Our facilitator, Cheryl Hamilton, the Family Whisper, agreed to reschedule the session, so we have scheduled the last two classes for November on:

·      Nov 9, Thurs, 6:30 – 7:45 pm – class 3 of 4

·       Nov 15, Wed, 6:30 – 7:45 pm – class 4 of 4

As a reminder, the Parenting Class is FREE to all Spark enrolled families.  (sponsored by Spark! Discovery Preschool).   Childcare is also FREE (sponsored by the PTO)!

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

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

Please let me know if you have any questions.

Mrs. Tori & Ms. Shilah

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