The next few weeks around the preschool are going to zip right by! Here are just a few dates to keep in mind.
Wednesday, April 5th ~ Tuition is due!
Friday, April 7th- 14th ~ Easter Break!
Monday, April 17th ~ Preschool classes
Registration is open for all classes. If you need a continuation form let me know.
The $50 non- refundable registration fee and continuation form need to be turned in to
secure your child’s spot for fall 2023.
It is currently scheduled for Monday, May 1st with a rain date of Wednesday, May 3rd.
We use this event to raise funds for the Ronald McDonald house and SISCA. We also accept can goods for the churches food pantry. Each child needs to bring in their own bike and helmet. Helmets must be worn for this event or they will not be allowed to participate.
Please do not run out and purchase a new bike. We would like for them to ride on something they are comfortable on. The morning of the event, I will meet parents at drop off to label bikes and make sure everyone has a helmet. We will block off the parking lot and then the kids ride circles.
Parent spectators and volunteers are highly encouraged!! Each class will have an assigned time to ride. Once the kids are done riding, we will have popsicles! Let me know if you have any questions! Be on the lookout for permission slips!
We hope you and your family have a blessed Easter!
April 5 ~ Miss Schroder
Mrs. Lindens Early Beginners
With time off for Spring Break, April is going to be a short month at school! Before break we will finish up some Easter activities and enjoy an egg hunt and a visit from Mr. Isaac.
After break we will be talking about flowers and bugs, and watching some caterpillars transform into butterflies in our classroom. Hopefully Spring weather will come to stay and we can enjoy getting outside to play again more regularly.
With love, Mrs. Linden
To start off the month of April we will continue with our letters Z, W, & V along with the numbers 22 & 23. We will work with the colors red and purple and ovals. We will continue to use scissors and start cutting out parts to crafts.
Our Easter Egg Hunt is Monday, April 3 which is also the day we will have our Easter Party and Snack.
Spring Break is April 7-14. The Librarian, Mr. Isaac,
is Wednesday, April 5 and music with Pastor is
Wednesday, April 19.
Thank you and God Bless,
Ms. Schroder and Mrs. McElroy
Happy Spring! I’m not sure about you, but I am so ready for the warmer weather to be here. Please remember that while the weather is warming up, please continue to have the students bring a light jacket or hoodie. When we have our scheduled playtime, it can still be a little chilly and I would like to get the kids outside as much as possible.
We are going to have a very busy month. We will start with a short week, then we will be off for a full week for Spring Break. I’m not sure about you guys – but we (the teachers and kids!) are all ready for a week off. Phew!
Once we get back from break, we will be getting into the full swing of things as we prepare to close out this school year (it will be here before any of us realize it!). We will be finishing up our alphabet, working up to number 25, as well as introducing missing numbers and letters. We will also continue to work on some simple math, beginning sounds and sequencing. We will be having a lot of activities and volunteer opportunities towards the end of the month and into May, so please keep an eye on Class Dojo for more information on that.
On a personal note from Ms. Nowak…. April is Autism Awareness and Acceptance Month. As you all know, my son is Autistic, so this month is very personal and special to me. Awareness and acceptance are two very separate things. Awareness is easy – you just acknowledge someone is different then you and move on. Acceptance takes work, effort. Acceptance comes from a place of understanding – understanding that another classmate or person is different from you but still asking to play with them (or them with you), sitting with them at lunch and talking, just being a good friend to them and including them.
As I have found through my son’s experiences, many school kids have a lack of knowledge about disorders such as Autism, and that lack of knowledge can lead to bullying or singling someone out all because they are the “weird kid.” As adults, we are aware of such disorders, but we often forget to talk to our children about them. As we go through this month, I urge you to talk to your children. Inform them. Educate them. Encourage them to be a friend to the “weird kid”. Encourage them to be a friend to everyone even when their likes don’t align. Talk to them and reassure them that it is OK for people to be different and develop different.
If you have any questions, I am always willing to talk. I don’t have all the right answers, but I can definitely share my family’s story. There is a meme on Facebook that says “I am not an expert on autism. I am an expert on MY CHILD with autism” and that is 100% correct.
“I do not suffer from Autism, but I do suffer from the way you treat me.” - Tyler Durdin
“I don’t talk about Autism for sympathy or pity. I talk about Autism to spread awareness and acceptance for those children and adults that are just as important as you or me.”
Thank you and God Bless,
Ms. Nowak and Mrs. Martell