Parents Newsletter April 2022
He is not here, for he has risen, as he said. Come, see the place where he lay. Matthew 28:6
The next two months of preschool are going to zip right
on by! We have a lot coming up and a very short time
to do so!
- Tuition is due by April 5th
- School photos were a great success. Each child had their photo taken. If you have changed your mind and would like to order photos. Please let me know and I can get you in contact with our photographer.
- Egg Hunt is Wednesday, April 13th, be on the lookout for info from the teachers.
- Bonnet Parade with also be April 13th. The children will march out starting at 11:40 at the glass doors. We ask that you wait until all classes have had their turn to collect your child.
- Spring Break begins on Friday, April 15th. Preschool will resume on Monday, April 25th.
- Donuts with Dudes is scheduled for Wednesday, April 27th. We will all meet in the fellowship hall for this delightful treat. We are planning on starting at 11:30 am. This is open to any male caregiver, so dads, grandpas, uncle or babysitters. We ask that each child have one adult join them. Children will leave with their adult once they are done.
- Trike A Thon- each year Spin Kemp holds a Trike A Thon in the parking lot. We are scheduled for Wednesday, May 4th. Our rain date is Wednesday, May 11th. We will be accepting monetary donations for SISCA and the Ronald McDonald house. We are also accepting donations for the church’s food pantry. They are always in need of pasta, can goods and hygiene items. Each child will be required to have their own helmet. They will not be able to participate without one. Bikes will be dropped off when you bring your child to school that morning. Please don’t feel the need to purchase a new bike for this event. We want them riding something they are comfortable with. We will also have our trikes out in case extras are needed. Be on the lookout out for volunteer sign up and permission slips!
- Preschool Registration is now open. If you know someone who is moving to the area, please spread the news! If your child will be returning in the fall, please make sure you fill out the continuation form and submit the $50 registration fee to secure their spot. Also, our registration packet has been updated and the new updated form is also needed. Let me know if you need a continuation form and registration packet.
- Now Hiring! We are looking for a Pre-K aide for next school year. Right now we would only need someone on M/W/F. We are always looking for subs as well. Please reach out to me if interested.
We hope you have a wonderful Easter and a relaxing Spring Break!
Stella, April 2nd,
Miss Schroder, April 5th,
Mrs. Johnson, April 7th,
Julianne, April 25th,
Colin, April 26th
Mrs. Johnsons Early Beginners
In class this month we will be very busy! We will be finishing up the alphabet. Easter is just around the corner! We will need donations of small toys that can fit in Easter eggs (we will be filling 48 eggs for our
class hunt) and donations of candy. Please let me know if you will like to help provide either
We will have a bonnet parade (we will make these in class) and egg hunt on the 13th. Don’t forget we are off on the 15th for Good Friday and the following week is our spring break.
As always if you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to message me!
Miss Schroders Middlers
Well now everything is moving so fast. Continuing with our letters, we have V & Y, the color pink, and the numbers 14 & 15.
Spring break is April 15-22. We will have our Bonnet Parade, Librarian, and Easter Egg Hunt on April 14.
Please bring in a bag of plastic eggs and bite sized candy or small trinket, small enough to fit in plastic egg.
Thank you and God Bless!!
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 continuing our letters and beginning sounds, but I will no longer teach new numbers. Instead, we will continue to go over and review number 0-20. We will also be working on other concepts such as, sequencing, rhyming, missing letters, and missing numbers.
Mid-month will bring us our Easter activities and then our Sprin g Break. Please keep an eye on Class Dojo for more updates for our Easter activities.
On a personal note from Mrs. Nowak…. April is Autism Awareness and Acceptance Month. As you all know, my son is on the Autism Spectrum. Awareness and acceptance are two very separate things. Awareness is easy – you just acknowledge someone is different then you. 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 “weird.” 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.
“Autism is about having a pure heart and being very sensitive… it is about finding a way to survive in an overwhelming, confusing world… it is about developing differently, in a different pace and with different leaps." – Anonymous
“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,
Mrs. Nowak and Mrs. Linden