Ms. Tori's Update 11-4-18

Hello Preschool Families!!  

We hope that you are enjoying your weekend. I have also included the snack schedule below.

A Week in Review:

·      We continued our unit on Family and Friends. We talked more about being a good friend what we like to do with our friends

·      We worked on the number, 7. We counted 7 objects and practiced how to write the numeral seven.

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

·      We worked on squares, We worked on how to identify them and draw them. We talked about a square having 4 sides that were all the same length.

·      We talked about the color, Grey. We looked who was wearing the color and where we could find it in our classroom and outside.

What to Expect:

·       Letters: Uu and Vv

·       The number: Eight, 8

·       The color: Red

·       ­  STEM Unit: Family & Friends Unit: Design Challenge!

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

Important Dates:

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

·      Nov. 1st – Dec. 14th: Book and PJ Drive

o   More Info to be announced

·      Nov. 4th: Daylight Savings Time

·      Nov. 8th – Chick-fil-A Spirit Night

o   4pm – 8pm

·      Nov. 15th – PJ Day

o   Please bring a $1 to support PTO

·      Nov. 19th – Nov. 23rd: Fall Break5p


A reminder that as, the weather starts to get colder, Please make sure that your child comes with a coat / gloves / hat (please put their name on the inside tag) because we also value getting kids outside to play! If you child doesn't know how to put on their coat or work their zippers, it's something to start actively teaching and practicing. Now is also the time to "winterize" the 2nd set of clothes in your child's backpack.  They also may have grown too.

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

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 by teachers, Kiersten Pierpoint and Tori Menard.  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

·       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 - completed

·       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 & Ms. Leanne

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