Patti's Preschool Newsletter, January 2018
Our January theme is Health, Safety, and Nutrition. We will focus on school rules, nutritious foods, and ways to stay healthy. Lesson plans will include cooking projects, safety sign pictures, and nutritious food collages. We will also learn about the winter season so watch for some fun winter projects to come home!
Book orders are due Friday morning, January 12. Please make your check payable to Patti’s Preschool. We also accept credit cards and cash. If you’d like to order online, find out how from Amy or Caroline! Our school receives free books with each parent order so thank you for participating.
Celebrating birthdays this month are, Benjamin D., Slater, Melanie, Emma C., Guiliana, Carter, Enzo, Landon, Jason, Clara B., Cassidy, Ethan, Colette, and Carson.
Three of our incredible staff members, Celeste Plummer, Allison Young and Catherine Garay are also celebrating their birthdays. Happy birthday to all our friends!
Your tuition statement for the 2017 school year will be sent home the week of January 22. Please save this form for your income taxes.
Our staff will be taking the CPR/First Aid class on Saturday, January 6, to be recertified. We are required by Licensing to renew our certification every 2 years. Being reminded about all the safety procedures is a must!
We are pleased to announce that our kitchen supervisor, Celeste Plummer, will be returning to her position on January 22. We are very grateful to Michelle Ghaly for stepping in to temporarily fill Celeste’s shoes. Michelle will be relocating to Los Angeles after her wedding in January. We wish her all the best in the future!
We will be closed on Monday, January 15, for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.
The Toy drive for CHOC Hospital was very successful! We collected many toys for the children in the hospital! Ms. Faith was so excited to drop off the toys to the kids at the hospital.
We would like to thank all the parents who brought in items for special classroom projects in December. The children had so much fun celebrating the holidays with their classmates. Thank you to Rochelle Farley for her generous donation of dress-up clothes. The holiday book Stephanie Vail donated was enjoyed by all. We appreciated the Matzos and Hannukah book Becky Havas shared with the school. We’re excited to use the water table donated by Kelly Zeller. Thank you everyone!
Our staff was spoiled by all the treats provided by thoughtful parents before the holiday break. We enjoyed coffee cake, cookies, fruit and candy. Thank you to the Via family, the Benson family, the Dorma family and the Jones family!
Parent/teacher conferences for Aisling’s class will be held during the week of February 12. Conferences for Allison’s class will take place starting on February 20. Gianna will meet with her children’s parents during the week of February 26. Conferences for all classes will continue through the last week in April. Our annual calendar (which can be accessed online on our web site) lists all of the conference dates. We will send home your child’s evaluation prior to the conference date. If you have any questions regarding the information you may sign up for a conference in person or over the phone. Sign-up sheets will be posted in the classrooms. Conferences are optional, not mandatory.
Please remember to park in the appropriate parking stalls before dropping off or picking up your child. The red zone is for emergency vehicles only and handicap parking is for vehicles displaying handicap placards. Never leave your child/children unattended in your car.