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Dear Parents: We dedicate this month’s newsletter to all of our wonderful mothers , grandmothers, teachers and all of the dedicated women that made a difference in our lives and how we love them. May God bless each of you in ways that are immeasurable. Lunches: if your child’s lunch requires a spoon or fork, please be sure to pack them. Make sure that the frozen ice pack is frozen to keep the lunch cold. It is also important to clean the lunch box weekly or as needed. Sunscreen & Hats: needed for warmer weather. Please label all item’s. Naptime: Each Monday, please remember to bring in a labeled crib sheet and blanket for your child’s cot. Take home each Friday to be
washed. Teacher Appreciation Day: will be celebrated on May 4th. We have 17 awesome teachers to celebrate. Starting this month we have a new addition to add to our program. Miss Michelle Yang will be graduating this June from Cal Poly. Her degree is Child Development. She has a lot to offer and we are excited that she will be joining us and working in the Infant Center. Lisa Montenegro will also join our program. She is a Child Development major and is attending Cal Poly. We are excited to have both girls. Summer Schedules: If you would like to make a change in your child’s schedule or if you know when your summer vacation will be, please let us know in advance for scheduling.
Parent Night Out: We will be doing one a month. Each month has a different theme. Please see flyers & sign up sheets that will be posted soon. Parent Participation: This month on the 19th @ 8am we will be painting the Infant Center. There is a sign up sheet, located on top of the sign-in book. Each family needs to complete 10 hours per year. Some families choose to make a monetary donation in lieu of their volunteer hours. This is also appreciated as the school always needs to replace equipment or purchase additional supplies. Please see Mrs. Ella to fulfill your hours. Homeless Shelter: Just a reminder that JCF is hosting the homeless shelter during the month of May, hours 7pm
Thank You to:
The Moffitt Family for
the delicious Panera Pastry.
Jen Tucker for delicious
Friendship Bread and starters.
Each family that donated
supplies to your child’s classroom.
Each family that donated
Ink Cartridges ($8.02).
Each family that pur-
chased books; we received 10 new books for our school library.
Dates to Remember:
5/3 5/4 5/4 5/5 5/13 5/16 5/19 National Day of Prayer at the SLO Court House @ 12:10pm-12:50pm Teacher Appreciation Day! Book Orders Due Cinco de Mayo Happy Mother’s Day-Moms & Grandmas Chapel Day w/ Mrs. Esther @ 9:30 am Paint Day at the Infant Center @ 8am 5/24 5/28 Garden Creek @ 10:15amPre-K Memorial Day- School Closed
5/4 Esther 5/9 Reece 5/18 Gavin
5/7 Samantha N. 5/9 Sailor 5/26 Joseph
Looking Ahead: 6/15 Pre-K Graduation @ 11:30am at FPS! 6/22 Parent Night Out @ 5:30pm-9:30pm
Cinco de Mayo Mother’s Day Fire Safety Transportation
Colors: Teal Shape: Oval Letters: A-Z Numbers: 0-50
Bible Verse: Honor thy mother and father. Ephesians 6:2
CARTRIDGES FOR KIDS-FUNDRAISER’S-ESCRIP
Cartridges For Kids We Collect the following:
Laser Cartridges Ink Jet Cartridges Used Cell Phones PDAs DVD Movies Laptops IPODS Video Games & Consoles Digital Cameras
1. 2. 3. 4. 5.
Sign-up today, it ‘s quick and easy! Go to www.escrip.com Click on “sign-up” Follow the instructions. Group Name: Foothill Preschool and Infant Center. Group I.D.#151855752
It’s free! Extended family and friends who live in and out of town can also participate. So spread the word. If you do not have a computer then you can sign up on the sign-in book.
Mothers plant the Seeds of Love A Mother’s Prayer
Congratulations to Darren, Jessica and BIG brother Aiden who has a new sister Olive Clayton Rusconi 4/13/2012 at 11:18pm 8lbs 4 ounces 20 inches in length
Thank you, Lord, for bringing my children into my life. Helping me guide them and teach them through example to lead lives of wisdom and strong, loving faith. Please let them learn to serve you always in thought and deed. And remind me, Lord, to always be there for my family as you are always there for me. Amen
Infant Center: Mrs. Teresa, Miss Lauren, Miss Leslie, Miss Natalie, Miss Michelle and Miss Lisa
This month, we are pleased to welcome our new friend Kynzie to the Infant Center. We will be starting off the month of May by showing our friends how special their mommies are! We will be reading stories, singing songs, and other activities on mommies to show how much they mean to us! In addition, we will also be learning about different forms of transportation that we use and see around town. A friendly reminder to parents that your child’s cubby is for extra clothes and necessities. Please check the sizes of your child’s clothing to make sure that they still fit comfortably and appropriately. Also please feel free to ask your child’s teacher any questions, especially about the transition process. We want to make this process as easy and smooth as possible for both parent and child. Mieko-is now eating at the table during all mealtimes at the Infant Center. She is also starting to sleep on a cot at naptime. She is doing very well with her new sleeping and eating routines. She is preparing for her transition to the Toddler Room in June. Haden-has started eating at the table during mealtimes as well. He has been showing his friends the finger movements to the “Where is Thumbkin?” song when he hears it. He has been actively moving around and playing with his friends at the Infant Center. McKenzie-has been enjoying our books we have in the play room. She brings books to her teachers so they can show her the pictures and words in each book. She enjoys play time with her friends during outside and inside time. Erik-is settling into his routine at the Infant Center with ease. He is starting to walk around the play yard and play room with little assistance. He enjoys exploring the grass area and sand box in our yard. Owen-is now able to walk fully on his own with no assistance. He is starting to communicate more with his friends during our times of interaction and art time. He enjoys making faces in our mirrors in the play room. Danica-is very close to crawling around the Infant Center. She is constantly making the crawling movements during her floor time play. She has started to clap and wave at her friends and teachers when she sees them. Corbin- has been visiting us here at the Infant Center. He is getting to know his new friends, teachers and new school thru play time and outside time as well. Happy Mother’s Day to all our Special Moms!
Toddler Room: Mrs. Esther and Miss Courtney
The wheels in the Toddler Class go round and round, round and round all through the month of May. You guessed it. It is transportation month. We have broken the month into different transportation themes from construction to trains. During our different themes of the month, if you have toys that go with the theme and would like to share with the class, please bring them in. For example, if we are doing fire trucks and you have fire trucks at home that you wouldn't mind letting us borrow for a few days, please bring them in. We greatly appreciate it. Toddlers are on the road for our first week. We will be making all kinds of different cars and other vehicles that we see around town. We are going to paint a car outside on our easel. On Thursday the 10th, bring your favorite car to drive on our pretend roads through the class. In our sensory table, you will be able to give your cars a wash. In the afternoon, our theme is wheels on the bus so expect to hear that song a lot. We are going to make a school bus and act out the song during circle time. It will be lots of fun. Get your hard hat on-the construction vehicles are rolling into the Toddler class. We will have our construction vehicles in our sensory table with rocks and sand to practice our scooping and dumping. In our block area, we can build with our blocks and knock them down with our dump trucks and cranes. In the afternoon, get ready to dress up like a fireman in our dramatic play area. We are going to make fire trucks and ambulances for our emergency vehicle unit. On Tuesday the 15th, bring in your favorite transportation book to read at circle time. Next we look into some different kinds of transportation that can either float or fly high in the air. We will do a sink or float experiment to see what we can get to float. We will have our boats floating in our sensory table. During this week make sure to have extra shirts in your child's cubby because they will get wet playing in the water with the boats. We will adventure into the air with planes, hot air balloons and helicopters. We will decorate paper airplanes to fly outside and make a stained glass hot air balloon. To end the month, we are going to talk about trains. We will make our own train out of cardboard boxes to play in. Our own train set will be set up on the train table to play with. Watch for our own Toddler express going up in our class. We are really looking forward to this month. It is definitely one of our favorite months. We look forward to all the fun stuff that is happening. We greatly appreciate all the donations and support in the classroom. Thank you.
Beginner Room: Miss Anitra
The Beginners will be creeping, crawling, flying high and going fast this month. We will continue with insects in the first week, along with talking about Cinco de Mayo. We hope to have taquitos and sour cream for snack one day, so if you can help out let me know. Handprint butterflies, patch-work butterflies, and ladybug crowns are just a few of the insect art we will be making. On Friday the 4th, we will make handprint chili peppers. I have never made these with my class, so this will be a new art for me, also. The next week we will be making our Mother’s Day gifts. I hope all of our mom’s have a great Mother’s Day and that you get spoiled. Our last two weeks of May, we will be talking about transportation. We will get to play with dump trucks, hot wheel cars, monster trucks, and many more fun vehicles. In our Science table we will have wet sand and Monster trucks. Our Dramatic Play will be an airplane scene. We will get to pretend to be pilots, flight attendants, and passengers. Please watch for our donation list to help with items for our Dramatic Play to make it more fun. Miss Anitra has so many transportation books for us to read that we will probably be reading two or three a day at circle time and will get to look at them during class time. We will have transportation puzzles (Makaio’s favorite) and Cars magnets. Make sure to be watching for all the transportation art we will be doing. It will be hanging in the classroom and you might see some of our art in the halls. We are still working hard on going potty on the toilet. Samantha has joined Makaio and Nolyn in going potty. Kailen and Penelope are sitting and trying to go potty. I just know one of these days they are going to surprise me by going on the potty. We are big on cheering for our friends when we hear them going potty. We even still cheer for London , Hope and Sienna, who are all in underwear. We like to make a big deal about it, to encourage our other friends to go, too.
Happy Mother’s Day
Intermediate Room: Mrs. Sara, Miss Jessica and Miss Kayla
April was a huge success and a huge thank you to our Intermediate families that made it so fun and exciting. All our donations were put to use and all the family gardens everyone made turned out beautiful. Our first week is all about safety vehicles. Fire trucks, ambulances and police cars are some of the ways to help people in an emergency. Fire safety will be discussed during this week when we talk about what to do in case of a fire. There will be songs and books during circle time, and also fire trucks to put out fires in our block area. Puzzles and art will help us remember all the vehicles that come in an emergency. This is a good week to practice at home what to do in case of a fire. Have a family fire drill: what exit will you use and where are you going to meet outside? It’s all about being safe and remembering to be safe all year round. nets in rice to find too. Look for art projects with letters and numbers to take home. At home while reading point out our letters to reinforce learning. With brainstorming and weather watching, Intermediate are going to be busy beavers this month. room and we will be keeping a chart of how friends got to school for that week . Our bike day is on Monday the 14th. We are going to have an obstacle course that day so don't forget your bike!
The fourth week we will see how to maneuver around the globe using water and Mother’s Day is coming up, which will air vehicles. We are going to set sail in bring us to our second week: all about our water table and fly paper air planes moms. We will be reading the Kissing through the room. Art is going to be a Hand and making special Mother’s Day blast with hot air balloons, helicopters, surprises. We will bring out the easel for and ski boats. We will also have lots of some creative painting to bring home to books to read and our transportation mom and be talking about what moms do matching game will be out to reinforce all for us. We want to say a special Thank the ways we get around. You to all moms out there-you sure are Remember we will be closed on May amazing!!! In our dress up we are going 28th for Memorial Day. Celebrating to have the kitchen to make mom breakbirthday's this month are Sammy on the fast in bed and soothing tea to help her 7th, Reece on the 9th and Gavin on the relax. 18th.Here’s to another great month of Our third week is all about bikes, buses, learning and having fun in Intermediate. trains, planes and cars and how they Our letters of the month are I,J,K,L and move us from here to there. We will be the number is 5, which we are going to reading and brainstorming all the differbe learning during our circle time. We will ent kinds we have all used. Look for the have books out to search for these letart work that goes "vroom" around the ters along with letter and number mag-
Pre-K Room: Mrs. Jen, Miss Kristie and Miss Hannah
April was so much fun. Pre-K had a blast on their egg hunt, coloring eggs, and eating lots of salad. We were very interested in learning the Resurrection Story. Pre-K also got lucky on the week of rain, the lord sent a little our way. We were very scientific by planting grass, lima beans, and flower seeds to see how plants grow. Our hands got dirty as we made mud pies during mud week, and Miss Kristie helped us to be greener by teaching us to reduce, reuse and recycle. So to finish up our nature unit we will be focused on insects for our first week in May. It may be hard to tell where the indoors end and the outdoors begin as Pre-K will have tons of insect items to play with. We will have giant insects in the block area to try to corral. In the sensory table we'll take an explorer's approach, looking for pretend bugs in the fake green grass, using magnifying glasses and practicing our fine motor skills to capture them and put them into bug boxes. When outside, if we should happen to see one of our six-legged friends, we will just observe because as "God's Creature", outside is where God put the insects to live and we need to respect their space. Also, Mrs. Jen and Miss Kristie are not bug whisperers-we don't do bugs really well! For the middle of May, Mrs. Jen will introduce Pre-K to transportation, and the many different ways things can get from one place to another. She will also be focusing on ground transportation and emergency vehicles. Miss Kristie will be celebrating moms and we'll hear stories about what moms can't do (not possible!). Later in the afternoons she will be our cruise director for water transportation, and your flight attendant for all types of air transportation, so relax and enjoy the ride! Some of the exciting special days will be Bike Day on Wednesday, May 16th. Please remember your helmet! Thursday, May 17th bring in a toy water vehicle. Miss Kristie will help us see if they will sink or float. On Thursday, May 24th, we will be going to sing and read to our friends at Garden Creek. We'll sing songs about transportation, and read a book or two. We will need volunteers to help us walk there. Let us know if you can help. The last week of May will be focused on fruits and vegetables. Mrs. Jen will be taking on veggies and Miss Kristie will be doing fruit. Pre-K playdough will smell like strawberries, and we'll try some smelly painting. On Wednesday, May 30th, we'll create a Friendship Fruit Salad. Please bring in your child's favorite fruit to add to the salad. Once again Pre-K has had great help with the donations for the month. Thank you! Sadly, we are having quite a few families who have missed their snack day, so please remember to look for the snack calendar in the sign-in book. If your calendar gets lost, there is a copy posted on the parent board in our classroom. We are looking forward to a great month and we hope you are too!
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