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Patti's Preschool Newsletter, April 2018

Our theme this month is springtime. Our lesson plans will focus on planting and growing. We will be working in the garden on our playground as well as doing planting projects in the classroom. The children will also be learning about spring weather and the life cycle of plants and animals. Each classroom has butterfly larvae so the children will learn all about metamorphosis. They will see the caterpillars transition into chrysalides and emerge as butterflies!

Book orders are due on Friday morning, April 6. Please make your check payable to Patti’s Preschool. One check is sufficient for multiple orders. You can also order online using our class code GW3RF. Please click here to create your account. We receive free books for our classrooms with your order!

Celebrating birthdays this month are, Xiomara, Blake J., Bailey, Diego, Thomas C., Hudson G., Thomas S., Quinn, Nathaniel, Audrey, Georgina, Luke, and Parker. Ms. Ashley, and our Administrative Director, Vesselin Iankov, are celebrating this month also. Our music teacher, Vanessa Ceballos has a birthday in April as well. We hope everyone has a memorable day!

Our Stepping-Up teacher, Donna Zawicki, is celebrating her 11th year of teaching at Patti’s. Our teaching assistant, Faith Smith, has been teaching here for 7 years. Happy anniversary to Ms. Donna and Ms. Faith!

We will remain open though spring break but we’d like to know if your child will be absent. Please give us a call or leave a note with your child’s teacher. Thank you!

We’re celebrating the spring season with entertainment from Franklin Haynes Marionettes. Frank and his puppets will be performing the “Springtime Puppet Parade” on Wednesday, April 18, at 10:30am. We can’t wait!

Our Spring Fundraiser will start on Monday, April 2nd. We will be selling Gourmet Popcorn again this year from Double Good. An order form will be sent home with your child and the orders will be due by Friday, April 20th. You may pay by cash, credit card or check payable to Patti’s Preschool. This year we will be using the funds raised to help pay for our summer educational guests. Some of the fun guests we have already booked are Thor’s Reptile Family, Storyteller Ms. Mary-Pat, Bubblemania and Co., and Princess Rapunzel. It’s going to be the best summer camp ever!

Mark your Calendar! Open House is coming in May. We will have it on 3 separate nights from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. - May 21 (Rooms 1 and 2), May 23 (Rooms 3 and 6), and May 24 (Rooms 4 and 5). Your child will want to show you all the work he or she has completed this year. Please bring the family!

We will wrap up parent/teacher conferences this month. Evaluations will be sent home prior to conference dates. Sign-up sheets will be posted in the classrooms so you can find a convenient time if you would like to meet with your child’s teacher.

We’d like to give a special thank you to Pardis Farrokyhar, Mori Dowlatshahi, and Shirin Zainabadi for teaching our students all about Persian New Year. The ladies gave a special presentation that included a children’s book, learning about 7 “S” and finger painting a hyacinth. We love learning about different cultures at Patti’s Preschool!

Thank you to the Stanton Family for their donation of disposable gloves for our classrooms. The Luong Family donated a generous amount of newspaper. We’re excited to use the speakers donated by the Leung Family. Thank you, parents!

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