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Ms. Nicky's update 10-1-18

Happy Fall! It has been a busy month for us. We have started working on letter
identification, formation, and the sounds that letters make. We have also talked
about numbers, and have been working a lot on counting objects and number
sense-having a sense of what numbers really mean. We are well into our STEM unit
on Buildings.

Ms. Jess's Update 10-1-18

What a great September we have had! We have finished our first STEM unit on Life Cycles. The students loved the story The Very Hungry Caterpillar and watching our live caterpillars change into butterflies!

Cozy Coats for Kids project

Successfully funded PTO grants

The PTO funded the following teacher grants written in early September, 2018, by Spark! Discovery Preschool teachers:

 

STEM Profile of the Month - October 2018: ENTHUSIASM

About EnthusiasmBy Paige Gordon, Principal

At Spark! Discovery Preschool, we define ENTHUSIASTIC as, I AM EXCITED ABOUT LEARNING AND THE WORLD AROUND ME.”

FALL CELEBRATION - Trick or Treat Street!

October 1, 2018

We will be hosting a Trick-or-Treat-Street for Spark! Discovery Preschool families, including siblings, on Friday, October 26, 2018, from 4:30-6:00 pm. Families and children are encouraged to come dressed in costumes and enjoy trick-or-treating around the school building.  From 4:30 – 4:50 pm, at the beginning of the event, will be a low-sensory time for children needing this type of experience due to special needs. 

2018-2019 Program of STEM - Spark! Discovery Preschool

STEM Units 1, 2, 3: Preschoolers in every classroom will be instructed in 6 units each year; these units of instruction represent the school's comprehensive plan for high-quality, STEM-based inquiry, which are taught in all classrooms.  These 6 units of STEM are different than the previous year’s units so that children are being exposed to 12 units of STEM over a 2-year cycle of learning. Additionally, there are weeks in between units when students can study interest-based topics determined by the teacher. 

Use of Interpreters to Partner with Parents and Families

Use of Interpreters for Families Speaking a language other than English

Spark! Discovery Preschool takes reasonable steps to ensure families with limited English proficiency have meaningful access and an equal opportunity to participate in their child’s education, activities, and programs. Our district uses district-approved language translation services for translation of written communications, such as newsletters, Individual Education Plans, and so on.

Attendance Matters Oct 2018

Help Build School Success with Good Attendance!

  • Set a regular bedtime and a morning routine for children in the home.
  • Lay out clothes, backpacks, and coats the night before school to save time in the morning.
  • Don’t let your child stay home unless he/she is truly sick.  Keep in mind complaints of a stomachache or headache can sometimes be a sign of anxiety and not a reason to stay home.
  • If your child seems anxious about going to school, talk to their teacher for suggestions on how make him/her feel more comfortable.
  • Develop a back-up p

BIRTHDAY treats Policy

 Because we must follow USDA guidelines for what is served for snacks, it is our policy that if a child is celebrating a birthday at school the family engages in one of the two below:

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