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Hand In Hand, Together We Can!
DEAR PRESCHOOL PARENTS: With that in mind, please remember to pack the following in your child’s lunch: cold The staff and I welcome all of pack, heat up that takes less our new and returning famithan 1 minute, utensils, naplies. We are excited about the kin, check expiration dates on new school year and will be food items and easy opening striving to provide the best containers. Please do not send learning opportunities for your candy, caramel or chocolate infant and child. I want to sauces in your child’s lunch. reassure you that we are all Check & clean lunch boxes here to work together to benedaily. fit your child/children while they receive the very best edu- HEALTHY SNACKS: Amber cation. from SLO County Health Dept. will be here on Sept. MONTHLY NEWSLET28th @ 10am to share with the TERS: Can be viewed on our children about healthy snacks web site: to eat. foothillpreschool.org EMERGENCY CARDS: Our E-mail: Please remember to keep firstname.lastname@example.org your child’s card updated with new work or cell numbers, LUNCH BOX: new addresses or with other Just in time for back to school, people authorized to pick up 5 foods that will help boost your child from school. brain power: ARTWORK/FOLDERS: Salmon, Sweet potatoes, Eggs, Each class has their own set of Blueberries & Strawberries, folders labeled with your and Beans. child’s name on it. Please check it daily for important info & art projects. E-MAIL ADDRESS: Please sign-up next to the sign-in book. To get the monthly newsletter and much more. DISASTER SIGN-UP SHEET: Next to the sign-in book. This form is if you work or live close to the preschool and can help or transport to the Paso fair grounds. and last names. NEW STAFF: We welcome Miss Sarah Ferrin to our program. She is attending Cuesta College, loves children, dance and fashion.
DIAPERS & POTTY TRAINING: drop off time is at 7:30am and pick up time is at 5:25pm. Please allow time to take your child potty before heading on to work and please make sure your child’s diaper MONTHLY BOOK ORis checked before leaving. If DERS: Due on Sept. 5th. your child is potty training, Each month you will receive please inform the teacher so monthly book order forms. we can all work together to Please make checks separately benefit your child’s success. for each order or you can now order on-line with a credit card. For every order we earn Bonus Points that allow us to add books to our school library. If you have any questions, please see Miss Anitra. LABELING SCHOOL ITEMS: Lunch boxes, jackets, extra set of clothes, nap blankets & sheets with your child’s first
Let’s all stay healthy and have a great school year!
Dates to Remember:
9/1 9/3 9/5 9/9 Better Breakfast Month School Closed-Labor Day Book Orders Due Grandparent’s Day 9/22 9/28 9/21 Chapel Day @ 9:30am w/Mrs. Jen Fall Begins Healthy Snacks Presentation by Amber @ 10am
Monthly Themes Back to School All About Me Nursery Rhymes Birthdays I will praise you for I am wonderfully made. Psalm: 139:14 Bible Verse Letters: A, B, C Numbers: 0-5 Shape: Rectangle Colors: Red, Blue, Yellow
PARENT PARTICIPATION & FUNDRAISING
Parent Participation: 10 hours per family, per year. Cartridges for Kids: empty E-SCRIP: Sign-Up Today! ink cartridges, used cell 1. Go to www.escrip.com phones, PDA’s, DVD, Digital 2. Click on “Sign Up”. Cameras and Laptops. Box is 3. Follow the instructions. located in the hallway. 4. Group Name: Foothill Preschool and Infant Center. 5. Group I.D.#151855752.
It’s A Boy! Mrs. Teresa, Brian and Kailen on their new arrival Konnor He was born on August 11th. He weighed 7lbs, 7 oz. It’s A Girl! Joe, Linda and Samantha on their new arrival Lainey She was born on August 26th. She weighed 7lbs 1 oz and 20 inches.
Happy Birthday !
For everyone that donated:
9/19 Sienna 9/19 Miss Jessica 9/20 Abby 9/29 Miss Courtney
Ink Cartridge donations Item’s for Kegan’s dad’s box. The Kelley Family for all the colored paper. Savoie Family for the delicious donuts. The Tucker Family for the new computer & monitor for Pre-K room.
Miss Lauren, Miss Natalie, Miss Paige & Miss Sarah
class! In the mean time, Erik has been talking and exploring the world around him more and more. He especially loves looking out the window at the cars and trucks and spending time outside. Owen is also moving up at the end of this month! Owen has been in our class since he was only a few months old, and we loved watching him learn and grow! Owen is currently sleeping wonderfully on his cot, and is really understanding how to follow directions around the class. He enjoys spending time discovering things outside, and loves looking out at cars and trucks. He is working on his animal noises, especially the duck. Madison is starting to walk! She is very mobile around the classroom, and spends lots of time cruising near the couch and the gates to help balance herself. She love smiling at all of her friends, especially when outside. Darcy is one of our new friends! We were so excited to meet her last month, and she is a bubbly addition to our classroom. She is adjusting wonderfully and likes spending time with her friends. She also is using the baby walker to take steps around the room, and is very close to walking on her own! Aubrey is another one of our new friends! She jumped right into the classroom, and has already adjusted wonderfully. She is such a happy girl! She is already eating lunch with us and spends a lot of her time army crawling around the class and persistently heading after toys and friends. Kynzie is getting so big! She has now joined us for breakfast in the morning and loves eating. She spends most of her time rolling around for toys and giggling at everyone around her. She is also working on sitting up on her own. She is a very happy girl, and loves playing peek-a-boo! Olive is becoming more and more alert! She loves watching her friends play, and is happily rolling around and heading after toys. She has started eating dinner at home and is doing wonderfully with foods. Her hand-eye coordination is also improving and she loves teething on all of the fun toys! Isabella is another one of our new friends! She is such a sweet baby girl, and we are so exited to have her in our class. She is adjusting wonderfully to the routine and is doing really well. She spends lots of time smiling at those around her and giggling at her teachers!
We cannot believe the summer has already flown by and September is here! A lot is happening this month, from moveups to farewells. We will be saying goodbye to Miss Michelle this month as she moves back home to Fresno to be with her family. Miss Michelle has been with us since June, and she will be greatly missed! In the meantime, Miss Lauren will be taking over as lead teacher in the infant classroom. But this also means that we get to welcome a new teacher to our staff, Miss Sarah Ferrin. Miss Sarah comes from Sacramento, and she loves dance, fashion, and children. Also, keep an eye out for Miss Paige who will being working in our classroom as well. This month also brings lots of new things to learn and explore, from birthdays, nursery rhymes, talking about ourselves, and getting in the swing of our new routines. We are so excited for all that lies ahead! Here are some of the exciting things our little ones have been up to: Erik is moving on up this month! He will be headed into the big world of the toddlers, and has already started visiting. We are sad to see him leave, but loved having him as part of our
Toddler Room: Mrs. Esther & Miss Courtney
Wow how the year flew by. I can't believe that we have to say goodbye to some of our friends. We hope they have a great time in the next class. We know they will. The great thing is we get to welcome some new friends to our class. We look forward to our new friends coming over from the infant center to visit. We welcome Owen & Erik who is coming over in the middle of the month. Can't wait to have you here. September is getting to know you month. We have old and new friends along with old and new teachers. We do a basic theme of back to school on the first week. This is where we make school buses and lunch boxes. We let everyone get to know each other by doing some art projects that you to do with a friend-like fingerpainting. We also introduce some sensory items such as shaving cream and playdough. The kids love it. ture of your family for our bulletin board. We will make body maps to hang around the classroom. We will do a lot of activities with pictures and recognizing our friends and ourselves. Also if you have any pets please bring a picture of those too. They will go with our family pics on the bulletin board.
We continue with getting to know you by having a week long birthday party. What a better way to celebrate the new school year by having a birthday party. We will have a balloon day on Wednesday. We At last we would like to welcome will need all kinds of different shapes to everyone to the Toddler class. We are lookplay with. On Friday we will make cuping forward to another great year with all cakes, then for afternoon snack we will of you. We can't wait to get started. decorate them. It should be interesting since we let them decorate “me” cupcakes by themselves. The following weeks is all about your child and family. Please bring a pic-
Beginner Room: Miss Anitra
I am ready to start a new year with a new class. September is going to be filled with lots of fun. We will start off the month with talking about Birthdays. Birthday hats, birthday cakes, and special birthday candles will be some of the art we will make. In our Dramatic Play, we will have Birthday Party Fun, where we will be able to make our own birthday parties. In our science table we will have cake mix and measuring cups/spoons to make our own cakes. Happy Birthday, Abigail! Our second week we will talk about colors and how we can mix certain colors to make other colors. Be watching for our colorful art in the classroom. We will also do lots of coloring this week to help us learn our colors. We will get to use crayons, markers and colored pencils, maybe even some sidewalk chalk. After we talk about colors, we will talk about shapes. Shapes on Parade are what we will call this week. We will get to play with all different kinds of blocks that are different shapes, shape puzzles, and Legos (squares and rectangles). We can’t wait to learn about stars, hearts and crescents. The last week in September we will talk about Nursery Rhymes. I’m a Little Teapot, Baa Baa Black Sheep, and Jack and Jill are just a few of the nursery rhymes we will learn. We will have art to go along with each rhyme. Miss Anitra has some special nursery rhyme flannel boards that she will share with us at circle. If your child is starting to go potty at home, please let me know so we can start trying at school, also. I am so excited for my new class and know it’s going to be a great year.
Intermediate Room: Mrs. Sara & Ms. Jessica & Miss Kayla
What a great Summer we had. Though we are sad to see it go, we are excited for a new school year with new friends and families. We have lots planned for this year, and Jessica, Kayla and I are looking forward to watch Intermediate grow and learn. We work hard in here developing self help skills and encouraging friends that they can do it. We use our "Helping Hands" to delegate tasks for friends to do on a daily basis, like having them make their beds and choose healthy lunch items first out of their lunch boxes. It's all about learning and most importantly having fun here in Intermediate. For our second week we are going to talk about Birthdays. Our dress up will be a kitchen where we can bake cakes and use decorations to have a party. We will be learning about our own birthdays and encouraging friends to learn the actual date. Our sensory table will have real cake batter to explore and we will be able to cut ribbons and wrapping paper too. We will be making a special snack on Thursday 9/13, of birthday cupcakes. There will be lots of art work around the room so coming into intermediate it is going to be very festive. The final week we are going to be rhyming with nursery rhymes. We are going to be reading Humpty Dumpty, The Little Old Woman Who Lived in a Shoe, and Hickory Dickory just to name a few. We will talk about words that rhyme and words that don't. We will have felt boards out to learn about story sequence, and also fun art work so we can retell our nursery rhymes at home. Our sensory table will have Three Blind Mice in it and plums to pull out in playdough like Little Jack did. We look forward to this month, which is going to be filled with lots of fun and learning. Please check our donation tree to see what you can do to help in making the learning more fun. If you have any questions or concerns please don't hesitate to talk to Mrs. Sara or Ms. Jessica and here's to another great month here in Intermediate.
Our third week we are going to work on learning our colors and shapes. We For our first week we are going to have lots of activities planned to reinforce be exploring all about ourselves. With Ms. these concepts. During circle time we are Jessica they will be making a book that going on a shape hunt and going to play the tracks how we grow. We will be weighed can you find the color game. Art time will and measured and be able to count on a also reinforce shapes and colors with shape measuring tape. We are going to read books monsters, colored crayons and shape collagabout emotions and talk about in circle just es. We will have plenty of puzzles, magnet how we are feeling today. Ms. Jessica will shapes and will also make shapes in our talk about the difference between being a play dough. This week we encourage you to baby and being a big kid. We are going to get involved and point out shapes and colwork on a book with everyone's pictures ors around your house or even driving in and even have puzzles of our friends. the car.
Happy Birthday!!! Sienna & Ms. Jessica
Pre-K : Mrs. Jennifer & Miss Kristie & Miss Hannah
Well, Pre-K is back from their adventure around the world, and boy did we have a blast! Our first destination was Egypt where we learned about pyramids, camels, pharaohs, and mummies! Next we traveled further east to discover the wonders of India. Pre-K had a great time learning some Bollywood dance moves and dancing with streamers to the bangra beat! We also learned about tigers, peacocks, and the Taj Mahal. We started our next week in the beautiful countryside of Italy and enjoyed plenty of pasta-themed activities! Our La Familia luncheon was delicious and Miss Kristie loved celebrating her birthday with all her Pre-K friends. During our time in Japan, we learned about Japanese culture (you must bow to each other when you meet a new friend, to show respect) and some Japanese words (Konichiwa means hello, Sayonara means goodbye!) and Pre-K caught on super fast! We also practiced a Japanese style of painting cherry blossoms and they turned out lovely. We have some outstanding artists in Pre-K! While Mrs. Jen was on vacation, Pre-K saw the sights in Paris, France. While listening to French music, we constructed the Eiffel Tower out of toothpicks, painted some gorgeous Fleur de Lis, and decorated jeweled hearts to represent the international city of love. We watched the movie "The Aristocrats" and Pre-K thought it was hilarious. As we came to the end of our adventure, we said Au-revior to Paris and made our last stop in Spain. Miss Hannah told us stories and showed us pictures from her trip there, and we got to look at a huge map and see all the places she visited. Pre-K also had fun constructing the Spanish flag, sparkling soccer balls, and bulls to represent some of Spain's national symbols. We had a wonderful three weeks abroad, even though some of our jet-setters had to take off for kindergarten. We will miss them, but we are already having a ton of fun with our new friends from Intermediate. September means it's time to learn Who's Who in Pre-K! We will get to know our new friends, new routines, and even learn some new things about ourselves. We will spend the beginning of the month getting used to the new schedule and remembering new rules, and we will compare our school routines with our home routines. During Circle Time, we will practice recognizing our names and see if we know how to spell them yet. We will practice writing the initial of our first name and do lots of name themed songs and art projects. During the second week of September we will be learning about our emotions. We will talk about all the different emotions we can have and why we have them. We will also learn how to use our words to describe how we feel and how to talk to a friend if they are doing something we don't like. We will also be working on memorizing when our birthday is, and what we like to do to celebrate those special days. Our Dramatic Play area will be set up like a house, and we will make some beautiful birthday decorations and party hats so we can throw a birthday bash every day in Pre-K. Miss Kristie will be on vacation for a week and a half this month (Sept. 10-19), so Miss Hannah will be joining us in the mornings to help out. Pre-K is excited to have her come play with us for some more full days! The third week of September will be spent talking about our family and friends. All of our families are different, and we want to celebrate that! We will read stories about all different kinds of families and talk about what we love about each other. We will also talk about our friends and how we should treat one another with kindness. This will lead into our unit for the fourth week of September, where we will learn all about manners. Pre-K will practice proper etiquette for meals and learn about respecting our elders. We will meet a new friend named Wise Old Owl and he will teach us many lessons throughout the year about how to be a good friend and how to behave at school. During the afternoon we will be learning about a special member of some families: pets! We will make a chart of our favorite kind of pet, and if we have one or not. We will have lots of cute art projects to display so make sure to check them out. PreK will begin the transition into October by continuing to learn about ourselves while we discuss body parts and the five senses. We are looking forward to a great school year and we hope you are all excited too!
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