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Patti's Preschool Newsletter, October 2019

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 11. 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.

We will kick-off our Gourmet Popcorn fundraiser on Monday, October 7. Orders are due by Friday, October 25 and will be delivered in just a couple weeks! Profits will be used to help pay for our upcoming CPR/First Aid recertification in January 2020. Our entire staff gets recertified every two years to follow Licensing regulations.

Franklin Haynes Marionettes will perform “The Hilarious Halloween Haunt” on Thursday, October 24. The show features a host of many goofy ghoulies!

Celebrating birthdays this month are Lucas, Miya, Flora, Graham, Granite, Isla, Stella, Zayna, and Wyatt. We hope everyone enjoys their special day!

Ms. Katelynne is celebrating her 1 year anniversary and Ms. Tanya is celebrating her 2 year anniversary! Our Administrative Director, Vesselin, is also celebrating his anniversary this month at Patti’s Preschool. Please join us in congratulating them on their hard work.

Patti’s Preschool will participate in the Great California ShakeOut on October 17 at 10:17am. We are joining millions of Californians in the state’s largest earthquake drill ever! We are practicing “Drop, Cover, and Hold On” with all our students before the big day.

Our annual Halloween party will be on Thursday, October 31, from 9:30-11:30AM. We will have many fun activities on the playground and the children may wear costumes. If your child doesn’t normally attend school on Thursday, 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.


I am so excited about this new book, HOW TO RAISE A READER by Pamela Paul and Maria Russo! Every parent wants to foster a love of reading in their child and this book provides tips and strategies to help achieve that goal. As Wendy Fawthrop states in her Los Angeles Times review, “Likely not all parents will believe reading instruction can be left entirely to the schools. But the idea that a parent’s job is to instill the pleasure rather than the mechanics is a liberating one.” This book covers birth to teenage years and offers lengthy descriptive lists of recommended books for every age. I know I’ll be referring to this book frequently! If you’d like to browse through my copy before buying your own, please feel free to swing by the office.

We would like to thank Diana LaFontaine for her very generous donation of various art and science supplies for the classrooms. We have already been putting the items to good use! Suzanne Truong donated a huge collection of toys and books for our students to enjoy! We appreciate our Patti’s families!

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