What a blessing to have some cooler weather…it *almost* feels like fall! Let’s hope this cooler weather stays for a bit! The month of September seemed to fly by as we adjusted and acclimated to our new classrooms. Now that we are all settled in, the year is really rockin’ and rollin’! The fall season and upcoming holidays are always jam packed with fun and adventure, so be sure to check the calendar and read through this information so you stay in the loop.
October will be FILLED with learning! This month, we will dive into the wonderful world of autumn and will investigate: pumpkins and apples, leaves changing (bring some in if you happen to find some red or yellow ones!), cooler weather, families, and the harvest season.
Click the link below to find out which skills we will be focusing on. Please remember that the skills listed are the overarching objectives to be learned by the end of Pre-K. In general, our two year olds will begin investigations with these skills, three year olds will explore and and expand on these skills, while the Pre-K students (entering kindergarten next fall) will refine and gain mastery. As always, social-emotional and spiritual learning is at the forefront of all that we do in preschool as it is the basis of being able to learn successfully!
2 Skills Sheet_October
Classroom Sign-in Logs: Per state licensing, a FULL SIGNATURE is required on our classroom sign-in logs. We can be fined for non-compliance, so please help us stay in compliance by signing your full signature each day.
Drop-Offs: Thank you for continuing to drop off quickly in the mornings, especially during “rush hour” (7:45-9:00).
Siblings at School: Just a gentle reminder that if you bring a non-enrolled sibling to school during drop-off and pick-up, please keep them within arms reach at all times.
Parking Lot: To help us through the morning rush, please drive slowly, park carefully, and keep your morning drop-offs (especially between 7:50-9:00) very short. The parking lot is nearly VACANT until about 7:57am! Come early and avoid the rush!
NEWS, NOTES & MORE
Parent Education Night: Topic – Disaster Preparedness
Tuesday, October 23 @ 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.
California emphasizes earthquake preparedness during the month of October and as a school we practice a school-wide earthquake drill. But are you prepared at HOME? Join us for our first Parent Education Night and hear Joel Gay speak on Disaster and Earthquake preparedness. More info to follow.
Parent Conferences: Parents conferences are coming soon! This conference is our opportunity to share your child’s developmental progress with you and to give you an overall picture of how your child is doing in school. Please be sure to attend your child’s parent conference on October 26th. This is a non-student day, but we do have child care while you attend the conference.
Preschool Picture Day – Please be on the lookout for an email from Adrea Scheidler containing a link to your child’s photos. You won’t want to miss seeing these photos as you all have the most adorable children EVER!!!
Moonlight Magic: October 5, 2018
We are looking so forward to our FIRST Moonlight Magic of the year! If you signed up, please be sure to read the informational email that was sent out. This is an evening of fun where the kids enjoy pajama dance parties, pizza, a movie, and MORE, while the parents enjoy a night out. If you missed registering for this one, our next one is February 8th, 2019.
California Shake-Out Earthquake Drill: October 18 @ 10:18 a.m.
Each year, we participate in the California Shake-Out Drill. As a preschool, we practice how to duck and cover (we call it “bunny in the hole” at preschool to keep it appropriate), and then we head to the PCS Campus for check-in. While we keep it light for the students (singing, reading books, and enjoying a snack on the field), our staff has the opportunity to practice mock first aid and rescue scenarios to ensure we have our systems in place should we need them in a real disaster.
Accreditation Work Day: October 19 – This is a MINIMUM DAY. Our accreditation preparation s is coming along well! The preschool teachers have been focusing on learning our new curriculum layout and how to implement it effectively into the classroom. This month, we will be working with our updated developmental profiles (preschool progress reports).
Site Work Day – October 6th – DOUBLE MVP Hours available! Please click here to help us deep clean cubbies, beautify the garden, till the sandbox, and haul in our fresh new mulch.
PARENT TEACHER FELLOWSHIP (PTF):
MVP Booklets/Hours: All families should have received their YELLOW MVP booklet. PLEASE LET US KNOW IF YOU DIDN’T RECEIVE ONE.
CLASSROOM TEACHER TREATS:
October 19 – Parents of Room 2 – Look for emails from your Room Parents.
Volunteer opportunities are available! CLICK HERE to register for all-school events through signup.com!
Meal Train Opportunities! (2 MVP HOURS)
BABIES, BABIES, BABIES! This year, have about ELEVEN families welcoming new members to their family! Please help us bless them with a meal.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, TEACHERS!!!
October 4 – Ms. Sarah
October 5 – Ms. Daisy
CALENDAR OF EVENTS:
Friday, October 5 @ 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. – Moonlight Magic (registration required)
Saturday, October 6 @ 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. – Site Work Day
Thursday, October 11 – Kindergarten/PCS Observation Day – Interested in PCS? Sign up for a tour online!
Tuesday, October 17 & Wednesday, October 18 – Hearing Screenings
Thursday, October 18 – Great Shake Out Earthquake Drill – Volunteers Needed
Friday, October 19 – Accreditation Work Day (MINIMUM DAY – DISMISS AT 12:00)
October 25 – Preschool OPEN regular hours; PCS minimum day for conferences
Friday, October 26 – Parent Conferences (No Students)
November 1 – PCS Observation Day (register online!)
November 3 – Fall Family Festival – JOIN THE FUN!
November 12 – Veteran’s Day – School Closed
November 15 – PCS Observation Day and PCS Orchestra to play at Preschool
November 19 & 20 – Stone Soup Days (lunch provided)
November 21 – 23 – Thanksgiving Break – School Closed