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
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”
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!
Happy New Year! It was wonderful to see everyone again this morning. We hope you all had an enjoyable break!
WHAT’S ON THE MENU?
JANUARY CALENDAR – FOR THE FRIDGE!
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
Listening to the wonderful story “It looked like spilt milk”, by Charles G. Shaw is one of my favorites because it opens up our imagination to see things differently.
They then painted their own clouds in the big blue sky! 😉 -Mrs. Monica
Last week we had our Grandparents Day and annual Happy Birthday Jesus celebration. A big thank you to everyone that came out and made it all the more fun.
On Monday and Tuesday we had our pajama and hot cocoa day. We got to watch a Christmas movie and have fun all day relaxing in our cozy pajamas!
And to top it off, our very own Mr. Tim came and read to us “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” in his awesome Grinch pajamas. Hope everyone has a wonderful winter vacation celebrating Jesus and remembering the true reason for this season ! ❤️🎄