Lunar New Year in Room 5

Hello from Room 5!

We have been learning about Lunar New Year in the past few weeks. We have read a book, “Goldy Luck and the Three Pandas” by Natasha Yim.

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For art: We painted our very own Chinese Lanterns.

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We also gave each child a small envelope with good luck money to welcome good fortune for the new year.

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We then enjoyed a very yummy family style lunch from China Express. We enjoyed Fried Rice, Chicken Chow Mein, Beef with Broccoli, Teriyaki Chicken (fried) and Egg Drop Soup.

Happy Lunar New Year from Room 5!

 

Fun little moments

I love when a student/teacher or teacher/teacher dress the same unintentionally. Today I found myself looking at Susanna we both paused then she cries out “Ms. Monica we are twins today”, with such excitement in her voice. We both laughed. Ms. Joyce helped us capture this fun little moment. We have many fun little moments like these everyday. This is what makes our job so enjoyable. –-Ms. Monica

New Tree Logs in the YP Patio

Today, we introduced new tree logs into our outdoor patio play! Our younger pod friends felt on top of the world, as they climbed, balanced, stepped and jumped off. Check out our big smiles and our BIG gross motor skills!

Also, are you seeing these social skills?!? We’re taking turns, being patient, sharing space and encouraging each other! Look at us letting our light shine for Jesus!

Please, keep our outdoor classroom in mind if you come across fun natural materials or recyclables. We love to integrate the two–nature and play!

“GOOD BYE 2019, WELCOME 2020”

It is hard to believe that we are half way through the school year. December was a busy and short month for us . We had fun decorating our room with Christmas decorations, making fun art to post on our bulletin boards and making special gifts for parents to take home. In between these fun activities we also made time to enjoy a cup of hot coco and cookies while decorating our classroom Christmas tree.

It was such a blessing to finish the year with Grandparents day and Happy Birthday Jesus. “2019 Grandparents”

New Year, New Fun!

Happy New Year! We’re so happy to be back together in younger pod– exploring our winter themed activities. Check out some fun from our first week back!

For art last week, we painted with shades of blue to create snowman masterpieces!

 

Our snowflake counting game was a hit!

Check out how we scoop, pour, fill and dump salt at our winter sensory table!

It’s the question everyone is asking, Do you wanna build a snowman? In our dramatic play area, we built snow people! We counted the “snowboxes” and pointed out the different details, shapes and colors used for the parts of the snow people! We had a blast seeing how tall we could build it, and of course, knocking it down!

One of our gross motor activities is a snowman toss! Check out our friends working together to collect all the snowmen (styrofoam balls with snowmen faces) and toss them into the white basket!

Our friends are getting strong spiritually, socially, emotionally, cognitively and PHYSICALLY! On Thursday, our friends worked together to roll, flip, carry and move the BIG tires in our outdoor environment. Check out this teamwork!

 

January 2020 Preschool News and Calendar of Events

 Happy New Year! It was wonderful to see everyone again this morning. We hope you all had an enjoyable break! 


JANUARY CURRICULUM

CLICK HERE FOR THE JANUARY SKILLS SHEET


WHAT’S ON THE MENU?

January Snack Menu

January Hot Lunch Menu


JANUARY CALENDAR – FOR THE FRIDGE!

January Calendar – Printable


UPCOMING EVENTS: 

MOONLIGHT MAGIC REGISTRATION: If you are interested in signing up for Moonlight Magic on February 7th, please click HERE to register. Return your receipt as proof of registration to the preschool office. Please contact BYH to confirm availability if you are hoping to register older siblings as they may be full.

Preschool Re-enrollment 2020-2021 – Thank you for submitting your Intent to Enroll Forms in a timely manner! If you have not submitted your form, please do so this week! Online re-enrollment runs from February 1 – March 1. Registration fees must be paid by March 1 in order to retain your space. Click HERE for the preschool form.

PCS TK / Kindergarten Re-enrollment – If you submitted an intent-to-enroll form for PCS TK/Kindergarten, a Teacher Recommendation Form will be completed on your behalf. Placement in PCS TK or Kindergarten is based on your child’s Teacher Recommendation. You will be notified before February 1 if there are any concerns about your child’s advancement to your requested placement at PCS. If you are not contacted, your online enrollment will be available for the program you requested on February 1 and due March 1. Click HERE for the TK/K form.

Reminder! If you would like a TOUR of our PCS Campus, please attend our final Observation Day on January 16th. Register through the PCS website.

Summer Registration – It is hard to believe, but summer will be here before we know it! Please remember that our summer program requires a separate registration form; registration forms will be emailed out mid-January. 


NEWS, NOTES & MORE

Save the date! Spring photos will be taken February 10-12 by Lifetouch. These are “traditional school portraits”. You will be assigned a photo day. “Graduate” photos will be taken of all rising TK/K students on February 12th.

ROOMS 1 & 2 Preschool Promotion Ceremony – May 27 @ 6:00 – The Preschool Promotion Ceremony recognizes our students who are rising from Rooms 1 & 2 into Kindergarten, TK and Room 1. This is a very special event, so please be sure to mark your calendars and tell your families!


PARENT TEACHER FELLOWSHIP (PTF):

We are halfway through the year! Please remember to complete your 10 hours of service by the end of May! MVP fees will be assessed to your Smart Tuition account in March if you haven’t turned in your book, but the fee will be reversed upon submission.

Volunteer opportunities are available! Check back regularly as events are added as the year progresses.  Please follow this link: https://signup.com/group/1186271400029

CLASSROOM TEACHER TREATS: 

January 17 – Parents of Room 5

February 28 – Parents of Room 1

March 27 – Parents of Room 2

April 17 – Parents of Room 3

May 15 – Parents of Rooms 4 & 5


HAPPY BIRTHDAY, TEACHERS!!!

January 3 – Ms. Melody

January 16 – Ms. Kristin

January 27 – Ms. Terri


CALENDAR OF EVENTS

January 6 – School Resumes

January 16 – PCS Observation Day

January 20 – Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday – School Closed

February 7 – Moonlight Magic

February 10 – 12 – Spring Photos

February 14 – In-Service Day – PRESCHOOL CLOSED

February 17 – Presidents’ Day Holiday – School Closed

February 21 – 2nd Reports Sent Home

February 24 & 25 – Parent Conferences – by request – school open

March 1 – 4 – ACSI Accreditation Visit – School Open Normal Hours

March 6 – Fun Run Fundraiser

March 6 – Moonlight Magic

March 9 – 13 – PRESCHOOL OPEN; PCS TK – 8th closed for Spring Break

March 24 – Association Meeting – Plan to Attend

March 31 – April 1 – Book Fair 

April 9 – Preschool Teacher In-Service – No Students (Preschool)

April 10 – Easter Break – School Closed

April 13 – Easter Break – School Closed

April 24 – Open House @ 6:30 – MINIMUM DAY

April 25 – PCS Gala – Plan to Attend!

May 16 – Preschool Family Picnic – 11:00 – 1:00

May 21 & 22 – End of Year Parties – Pizza Provided

May 25 – Memorial Day – School Closed

May 27 – Minimum Day – Dismissal @ 12:00

May 27 – Preschool Rms 1 & 2 Promotion Ceremony @ 6:00

May 28 – Last Day of School – Minimum Day – Dismissal @ 12:00

May 29 – Faculty Checkout – No Students

June 1 – 5 – Summer Prep Week – No Students

June 8 – First Day of Summer Camp – Registration Required