Yes, Aloha, means lots of things. To whomever is leaving us for the Summer and coming back next school year we wish you a fun and safe summer. Those of you who will be back we will see you June 7 for a “Fun and eventful summer.”
We had two “Pizza Parties,” with the help of our parents we had a delicious lunch. Thank you for all you do to support your children.
Our littles in Room 2 have played their way through another year of preschool! This year we have created so many beautiful pieces of art, experienced a wide variety of sensory materials, built with an array of manipulatives, sang, danced, played, explored and enjoyed our days together with friends. We are so incredibly proud of our Room 2 friends who have not only grown individually but also together as a close-knit family (it’s not every year our class size is 9)!
We thank God for allowing us to return to preschool after the 2020 pandemic/quarantine. We also thank all of our wonderful parents for entrusting us to care for their little ones this year.
It’s our prayer that every family knows how deeply loved they are. We hope, even with our limited interactions this year, everyone has experienced the love of Christ and see Him at the center of everything we say and do.
With so much love from Room 2, thank you for another fabulously fun year! We hope you have a wonderful summer!
Update on our sunflowers. What an exciting project we are ending with this school year, the discovery and dissection of our sunflowers. Yes! We planted the seeds in the garden, we took care of them by watering and pulling the weeds away from around the plants. The kids followed every step. Reading books that applied to gardening opened their minds and inspired them to visit the garden and ask questions. As they saw the sunflower and carrots grow bigger and bigger they got more excited.
We saw the first sunflower open it’s yellow petaling and then the second and then a third one. As they got dry and shrivel we decided to bring two of the sunflowers into class. Some kids drew their version of a sunflower and others explored, touched and dissected and collected the seed. Lots of conversations happed during this activity. How impressed and proud to have seen the process with our amazing kids. We love them so much.
It’s May and almost the end of the school year. We can’t believe how quickly this year has flown by!
As we get closer to the end I find myself taking more and more pictures. This year has been new for everyone and while it was different it was still beautiful. Our class has so many great personalities and this year wouldn’t have been the same without each and every one of them!
At this point in the year the children are used to me saying, “ look at me!” They are so patient with taking pictures and they show me so many things they have built/ made.
We are so grateful for each and every child and their unique personalities!
Our 2020-2021 school year was memorable and fun. The children went through lots of different stages of development. They learned to use age appropriate words to meet their wants and needs, to use the writing center and give meaning to their scribbles. They also used their body in different and creative ways to strengthen their fine and gross motor skills. They all became comfortable at being around each other and respect each other’s space.
Learning about God’s love, reading our beginners Bible, singing and worshiping daily has always been on the top of our to do list. Our last song we are singing these last few weeks is “The Fruit of the Spirit.”
We want to say THANK YOU parents for allowing us to be part of your child’s life. It has been a wonderful and rewarding year for all of us.
This week we have been reading the book “Dragon’s Love Tacos,” in the story the dragon loves tomatoes, lettuce, cheese and chicken in his tacos, “No” hot sauce. Today the children got to put together their own taco with tomatoes, lettuce, cheese and chicken but “No” hot sauce. We had a little taco fiesta for Cinco de Mayo. Throughout the week we took photos of the kids wearing a big sombrero and made window collage with the colors red, green and white. We also made maracas with paper plates and beans.
It’s hard to believe it’s already the last month of the school year! We feel so blessed to have been together since August and are excited by everything we will do over the next four weeks of May.
End of the Year Pizza Parties – Monday, May 24th & Tuesday, May 25th
The last week of preschool will kick off with our traditional classroom Pizza Parties. Pizza will be provided by the preschool but there will be classroom sign-ups for additional side items such as fruit, paper goods, and even table décor. The classrooms will be sharing those sign-ups towards the middle of May.
Aloha Days! – Wednesday, May 26th & Thursday, May 27th – MINIMUM DAYS
For our last two days of preschool this year, we felt that aloha was the perfect sentiment. Hello to summer, goodbye to our year together, and of course I love you. On both Wednesday and Thursday we invite all the kids to dress in their brightest, most tropical, and Hawaiian best. We will be celebrating the conclusion of our year with special photo ops at drop off and much more.
Preschool Promotion – Wednesday, May 26th
This year has been amazing! While we did face unprecedented challenges, it has been a truly fantastic year spent together at the preschool. It is a blessing to watch the children grow up and we are excited to celebrate those students who will be moving on to the next phase of school whether that is here at PCS or beyond. This year, we will be hosting a drive through promotion ceremony. Be sure to keep your eyes peeled for your invitation with all the details.
Preschool Closed – Friday, May 28th through Friday, June 4th
The preschool will be closed to students for cleaning and summer prep. The preschool office will be open to answer questions and help with any summer paperwork that may still need to be done prior to the start of camp.
First Day of Fun in the Sun Summer Camp – Monday, June 7th
Our first session of Fun in the Sun: Sea Sand, and Me! will kick off Monday, June 7th. Summers at the preschool are chock-full of good times and new adventures, we can hardly wait to get started.
Summer Camp Registration
Will you be joining the “Fun in the Sun” summer camp this year? If so, be sure to turn in your summer camp registration forms ASAP. Spaces are filling up fast and we only have a few left. Summer camp is FIRST COME FIRST SERVE so don’t miss out on your chance to be a part of the fun at the preschool this summer.
Just a friendly reminder of our Preschool Parking Lot Rules/Requests
Please drive with care keeping an eye on speed and kiddos in the lot.
Children should be directed to stay on the sidewalk during pick-up and drop-off except when accessing their vehicles. Little people are very hard to spot between cars.
Due to limited spaces in our lot, quick drop-offs and pick-ups are ideal.
Thanks for helping us keep our little ones safe, healthy, and happy.