Patti's Preschool Newsletter, March 2021


Our theme this month is Animals –Zoo, Circus, Jungle, Farm, and Pets. The children will be learning about the characteristics and habitats of animals. Some of our projects will include animal masks, puppets, animal collages, and zoo animal cages. We will also celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday during the first week of March. We will make green eggs and ham and Dr. Seuss hats. Our favorite Dr. Seuss books will be read throughout the week.


Book orders are due Friday morning, March 12. You may order books online. Please see the front office to find out the procedure.


Parent/teacher phone conferences will continue through the month of April. Evaluations will be sent home prior to conference dates. Conferences are not mandatory but you may sign up if you would like to talk to your child’s teacher. Sign-up sheets will be posted on the classroom door. Please sign up for a convenient day/time and list your phone number.


Ms. Rowana is celebrating her 7-year anniversary at Patti’s! Even though she is still on leave, we wanted to mention how much we appreciate and miss her. Congratulations, Rowana!

Celebrating birthdays this month are, Kingston, Kaia, Ethan E., Eli, Duke, Quinn, Scarlett D., and Sophia L. Ms. Cathy is also celebrating her birthday this month. We hope everyone enjoys their special day!


Our Valentine’s Day party was a big success thanks to all the parents who donated items and came to help. Our thoughtful parents also brought several items to help us celebrate the 100th day of school. We appreciate our generous parents!


We’d like to thank Hannah and Steven Davis for donating a real bird nest along with eggs for our science corner in Room 4. Seeing the “real” thing is much better than looking at a picture! We were treated to delicious doughnuts from Jamie and Tyson Hamaoka and Michelle and Benjamin Grubb. There were lots of happy teachers coming out of the break room!

March is National Nutrition Month! The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics urges everyone to start small – one forkful at a time and "personalize your plate.” Food, nutrition and eating skills are among the most important things you can share with children — food to fuel busy, successful lives, nutrition to nourish strong bodies and smart brains, and eating skills to enjoy the social aspect of meals with family and friends. Look for more helpful information at choosemyplate.gov to start encouraging healthy eating habits!


PATTI RECOMMENDS!

According to a recent article in the NY Times, children can become dedicated podcast listeners too! If you want your child to have less screen time, it may be helpful to encourage podcasts specifically geared for children. I’ll provide a list of podcasts based on stories, music, meditation, and music that will appeal to everyone. They are available free on nearly any podcast app so it won’t cost a dime to try it!


Reminder: Have your child wear something green on Wednesday, March 17th, for St. Patrick’s Day!