Parents’ Page – April 2019
“And he saith unto them, be not affrighted: Ye seek Jesus of Nazareth, which was crucified: he is risen; he is not here: behold the place where they laid him. St. Mark 16:6
From your Administrator – Mia Lynch
Good Friday is April 19th and the beginning of Easter Break, classes won’t resume until April 29th.
March was a busy month. We had conferences, the start of fall registration, the Librarian’s visit, music with Pastor Scott (the student’s voices were so loud we could hear them in the office), Men’s night and PE with Mrs. Bleifield.
April will be an exciting time. After being indoors for a long time, students will finally get to feel the fresh air. The warm spring weather gives everyone a renewal of energy. Please check your child’s extra change of clothes so you can switch out the winter items for clothes more suited for spring.
Registration is moving right along. The Mon/Wed/Fri classes are in demand as usual. Our registration is on a first come basis that is why it is important you get your fall registration forms in as soon as possible. If the enrollment in any one class meets it maximum, the state will not allow us to exceed that number. We are offering the 4 and 5-day program again this fall. The classes must get a minimum of 12 students for it to be cost effective.
Spring photos are scheduled for Wednesday, May 1st and Thursday, May 2nd. The Pre-K students that are going on to kindergarten will be taking their individual photos in cap and gown. This is to mark the end of their time at Spin-Kemp. If you also want them in a spring pose, the photographer can offer you that option as well. The younger students will naturally be getting spring pictures. As usual there will be group photos for each class. We know many of you have younger children and sometimes families like photos of them together. If you plan on having photos taken of your younger child, he or she will also need a form with their information, please let the teacher know you need an extra form.
I’ve been introducing the benefits of some of the activities we incorporate into our preschool environment. This month, I’m focusing on pretend play which is a big part of Housekeeping. I went to the website parentingforbrain.com/benefits-play-learning-activities-early-childhood/ for this information. Pretend play improves expressive vocabulary (speaking) and receptive vocabulary (understanding), self-regulation/self-control (one of the most important skills for school readiness. Well-regulated children can wait for a turn, resist the temptation to grab a desired object from another child, control negative emotions and persist at a challenging activity. It provides opportunities for children to learn social interaction like cooperation. Children can also act out life’s problems which help them learn to cope with the struggles in their own way. It gives them useful tools to rehearse skills and future social roles in a safe context. Playing is an excellent way for children to bond and form friendships. There seems to be a correlation between play and divergent thinking, the type of thinking that generates creative ideas by allowing the children to explore many possible solutions. This is only a small list of benefits pretend play provides children if you are interested in the complete article by all means go to the web link I included at the beginning of
Ms. Schroder Apr. 5th Garrett R. Apr. 6th Presley N. Apr. 14th
Creedence W. Apr.28th Aspen L. Apr. 29th Mrs. Johnson April 20th
Spring is finally here and we are ready to enjoy the warm weather and the beautiful sunshine! As the weather continues to improve, we plan on spending play time outside. Please dress your child for the temperature changes.
We hope all the dads enjoyed their special evening at school. The students love to show off what they do at pre-school. This special night means so much to them.
In the month of April, we will be concentrating on number concepts, rhyming words, and learning his or her address.
Our Easter egg hunts and parties will be on Wednesday, April 17th and/or Thursday, April 18th.
Please check the bulletin board for party volunteer sign-ups.
Enjoy this time of new beginnings as we watch the world around us change into spring.
Mrs. Bange and Mrs. Espinosa
April showers bring…God’s new wonders! We will be celebrating spring, new life and Easter. The projects will reflect the season, so check those bags for all the fun tasks your kids are doing.
Easter break will start Friday, April 19th and go through Friday, April 26th. and resume Monday, April 29th.
The classroom party and egg hunt will be on Wednesday, April 17th. Check the bulletin board for a sign-up sheet.
As the weather continues to improve we plan on spending playtime outside. Please dress your child for the temperature changes. Also please check on your child’s change of clothes in their bag, as they may need to be changed out according to the warmer season.
Happy spring and Easter Blessings,
Mrs. Johnson & Mrs. Misutka
Happy Easter! This month we will be working on the color purple, the number 8, and letters
V, W, and X. We will be busy this month with Easter projects, an Easter Egg Hunt, Easter party, the Librarian, music with Pastor Scott and P.E. with Mrs. Bleifield.
Easter break starts Friday, April 19th and classes resume Monday, April 29th
Thank you and God Bless,
Ms. Schroder & Mrs. Bleifield
Scholastic Book Orders are due Friday, April 5th. They make great gifts for those Easter Baskets your children will be receiving this year. Letting them help you choose what book you purchase is a good way to encourage them to get in involved in reading. I realize it is economical to go to the Library but there is just a feeling of ownership in a book you really like and don’t have to return.
Looking Ahead ….. Each year we do a Christian Service fundraiser as a Trike-a-Thon. The students bring their bikes or trikes and helmets to ride a course set up in the parking lot. The preschool chooses a non-profit charity and families collect money donations (from friends, grandparents and aunt & uncles) for the event. Last year we divided the money evenly between The Ronald McDonald House of Dayton and SISCA (a no kill animal shelter) in Kettering. We have chosen these same foundations this year. The Trike-a-Thon will be Friday, May 3rd. If it rains the event will be rescheduled for Wednesday, May 8th.
PLEASE DO NOT BUY A NEW BIKE FOR THIS EVENT I cannot stress THIS strong enough. STUDENTS HAVE A LOT TO LEARN ABOUT NEW BIKES AND THIS IS NOT THE COURSE TO WORK OUT THESE KINKS. THEY HAVE TO BE FAMILIAR WITH WHAT THEY ARE RIDING AND ON HALF OF THE PARKING LOT THEY CAN PICK-UP SOME SPEED. THIS IS WHERE THEY CAN LOOSE THEIR FOOTING ON THE PEDDLES AND RUN OFF COURSE IF THEY DON’T HAVE GOOD CONTROL.
HELEMETS ARE REQUIRED TO PARTICIPATE! WE ALWAYS TRY AND HAVE THE WRIGHT PATT'S BIKE PATROL COME AND SPEAK TO THE STUDENTS ABOUT SAFETY AND ADJUST THE STUDENTS HELMENT SO THEY FIT PROPERLY.
We need lots of volunteers for this event. If you have time to help us, please let the Teacher know you would like to be a volunteer.