Preschool Note

Dear Parents:

Welcome back! We hope you all enjoyed your Spring Break. The children seemed quite delighted to be back in the classroom with their friends.

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We have finished our study of Alice in Wonderland and are preparing to begin a new project. The children know that it will connect to our work outside in the garden. We have been doing lots of talking about the creatures we see outside in the spring. Some of us have been voting on which critters to study. Stay tuned as we make our final selection.

This week we welcomed spring with lots of planting in the garden and observations of plants and flowers. We looked at seeds of all kinds and cut up lots of fruits and veggies for smoothies. Soon we will be able to harvest some of the things we’ve planted for snack.

Next Friday we will have our first trip to the Schuylkill Center (since our fall trip had to be cancelled). Everyone is invited to join us. We will be leaving school at around 9:30 and will be returning around 1:00. We’ll have lunch at the Center. Please make sure your child dresses in clothing that will help protect them from ticks—long pants, long sleeve shirts, socks and closed-toed shoes. Remember to do a thorough tick check when your child gets home.

A request from Preschool A - We need old broomsticks! The children in the Wonderers/Adventurers room will be creating musical instruments called "claves" later this month. Our plan is to repurpose old wooden handled items (e.g., brooms, rakes, dowels) so we can make music together! Please check your basements and closets -- we'd appreciate anything you can send our way.

Important Dates to Remember

  • Friday, April 15 - Preschool Trip to Schulykill Center
  • Friday, April 22 - Faculty In-Service Day - No classes for students (Special ASEP program available)
  • Tuesday, May 3 - Move-up meeting in the Kindergarten 5:00 to 6:00
  • Friday, May 13 - Rain-date for Schuylkill Center Trip
  • Friday, June 3rd - End-of-Year Breakfast

Have a great weekend!

The Preschool Team