Congratulations to the Gurule/Holland family on the birth of a baby boy, John, a brother for Madison and Mikayla!!
Also congratulations to the Kretschmer family on the birth of twins, Declan and Eliana, a brother and sister for Ewan!!
What a fabulous week full of fun and excitement. It is wonderful to hear the children singing, laughing, and communicating. After being away for the summer from our usual routines it is sometimes difficult for children to transition; the first week of school children are making new friends, learning new routines and getting used to being at school. It is truly important to keep children on a routine daily. Teachers have posted schedules outside of their classrooms. At 9:00 am morning care is over and children enter their classrooms ready for the day. Please try to have your children in their classroom by 9:00am.
This week our specials began. Each day for 15-30 minutes, depending on the child's age, s/he will be participating in these activities. The activities include: Library on Tuesdays - the children will come into our preschool library and listen to a special story chosen for them; Wednesday we alternate between P.E. and Drama time with Shelly, Thursday is Music with Miss Shari, and Friday is Shabbat.
This year, once a month, a child will be chosen to be Shabbat Eema or Abba for our All School Shabbat. If you can arrange to be there, that would be terrific. On your child's turn s/he can bring a special book and a special snack to share with her/his class. Your child's teacher will let you know when it is your turn.
This year at 1:00pm all children who stay until 3:30pm will rest for about 45 minutes to an hour. Please make sure that your child has a crib sheet and a blanket each week clearly labeled. When the children wake up they have a snack and then the older children come together in room 105 where Aliza has an afternoon program for them. The younger children rest in their own rooms. When they awake they have snack and then come together in Daisy's room to play with Jessica.
Lastly, I encourage parents to become part of our PTO. The dues this year is $36.00 for one child and $46.00 for two. With some of this money your child will receive a school t-shirt which should be worn on Fridays. Parents are asked to sign up to help with a committee during the school year. If you have not done so, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.