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Patti's Preschool Newsletter, September 2018

Our theme this month is Getting Acquainted and Self Esteem. We will be talking about our families, our friends and our school. Sharing, cooperation, and expressing our feelings will also be emphasized this month. We will review school rules to give everyone a fresh start this month. September is a great month for making new friends!

Scholastic book order forms are attached to the newsletter. If you’d like to order books for your child, please fill out the order form and return it to school by Friday morning, September 14. Please make your check payable to Patti’s Preschool. One check is sufficient for multiple orders. We also accept cash or credit cards for book orders. You can also order online using our class code GW3RF! See Caroline or Allison for more information. We appreciate your book orders as we are able to add free books to our school library with each order!

We’re having School Spirit Days this month (check our calendar). Your child may wear a preschool t-shirt that day. If you’d like to purchase a shirt, they are available at the front desk for $10.00 each.

It’s never too late to sign up for the fresh organic vegetable and fruit delivery from Tanaka Farms. We receive the boxes every Tuesday morning. Visit their website for more information!

Images 4 Kids will be here to take school photos on September 17 and 18 in the morning. You will be able to purchase individual photos along with a classroom photo montage. We will let you know in advance which day your child will be photographed. Please take a look at their website here.

6 of our staff members are celebrating their anniversaries this month! Congratulations and thank you to Caroline James (10 years), Monique Dominguez (27 years), Annie De’Nicola (29 years), Pam Taylor (26 years), Daisy Ramos (1 year), and Tanya Rios (1 year). Please remember to thank and congratulate our dedicated staff!

Celebrating birthdays this month are, Avery Z., Marrison, Jaxson F., Aiden, Kylee L., Shiv, and Ryann. Five staff members, Donna, Aisling, Pam, Lee Ann, and Rowana are also having birthdays in September. Happy birthday to all of our friends!

We are grateful for the book donations from the Darvish family and Hauge Family. Jenn Spehar generously donated dry erase markers for all of our classrooms as well as books and puzzles. Thank you, everyone!

Parents! If you’re looking for a good parenting book, be sure to pick up a copy of JUST TELL ME WHAT TO SAY by Betsy Brown Braun. If you’ve ever had the words “because I said so!” come out of your mouth, this is the book for you! And please be sure to read the attached article. The author, Rae Pica, believes that parents and educators would be wise to remember that, "Childhood is not a dress rehearsal for adulthood, nor is it a race. It is a separate, unique, and very special phase of life." Our play-based curriculum is designed to help our students reach important milestones rather than forcing academic skills on children before they are ready.

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