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Patti's Preschool Newsletter, October 2018

Our October themes are Our Five Senses and Halloween. The children will be learning about sight, smell, sound, taste, and touch. They will be making texture collages, tasting different foods, going on observation walks, and learning new songs about listening. We will also be planning lots of fun Halloween projects like carving pumpkins and making pumpkin seed pictures.

Scholastic book orders are due Friday morning, October 12. Please make your check payable to Patti’s Preschool. You may also order online using our class code GW3RF. Your book purchases help us add free books to our school library.

On Thursday, October 25, Patti’s Preschool will be participating in Jumpstart’s Read for the Record campaign sponsored by the Children & Families Commission of Orange County’s Early Literacy Program. We will be bringing national awareness to the importance of promoting literacy in early childhood education. Parents, we’d love to have you sign up to read Maybe Something Beautiful by F. Isabel Campoy and Theresa Howell to your child’s class. Sign-up sheets will be posted on the cubbies in each classroom. By getting involved, you will help us break the world record for the largest shared reading experience ever! For more information on Read for the Record, please click here.

We will kick-off our Gourmet Popcorn fundraiser on Monday, October 8. Orders are due by Friday, October 26 and will be delivered in just a couple weeks! We are raising money to help pay for a gross motor staff in-service. Thanks for participating!

Franklin Haynes Marionettes will perform “The Hilarious Halloween Haunt” on Thursday, October 11. The show features a host of many goofy goolies!

Celebrating birthdays this month are Evan, Chase, Macey, Reagan, Sebastian, Rylie, Sawyer, Angelina, Clara, Katherine, Koda, Stella and Bailey. Ms. Caroline is also having a birthday. We hope everyone enjoys their special day!

Our Administrative Director, Vesselin, is celebrating his anniversary this month at Patti’s Preschool. Please help Vesselin feel special by congratulating him!

Our annual Halloween party will be on Wednesday, October 31, from 10:00 to 11:45 a.m. We will have many fun activities on the playground and the children may wear costumes. If your child doesn’t normally attend school on Wednesday, please feel free to bring him/her. We will need you to stay during the party so we can comply with the state mandated teacher-children ratio. We also need parent volunteers to help supervise the activities so please sign up in your child’s classroom if you are available. If you’d like to send something for your child’s classmates, we recommend a goody bag with stickers, small toys, pencils or crayons, and wrapped candy (please make sure the candy does not contain nuts.) We can also use some items for our party and would appreciate any donations. Wish lists will be posted on top of the cubbies in the classrooms.

We would like to thank Jenn Spehar for her donation of aprons for the classrooms. Michelle Twogood brought in a puppet theatre that our students in Room 1 are enjoying very much. The adorable Calico Critters from Kristine Darvish are a huge hit. Thank you, everyone!

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