Patti's Preschool Newsletter, March 2023
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, March 10. You may order books online. Please see the front office to find out the procedure.
Parent/teacher phone conferences will continue through the first week 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 9-year anniversary at Patti’s! Ms. Rowana’s dedication to teaching is evident every day. Her kind and thoughtful manner is a plus in the classroom. Congratulations, Rowana!
Celebrating birthdays this month are Amelia, Aryana, Nova, Scarlett, Charlotte E., Kaia, Eli, Grady, Kinsley, Colin, Rex G., Duke, Logan, Preston, Maggie, and Enzo S. We hope everyone enjoys their special day!
We’re having a petting zoo at school on Wednesday, March 22, from 10:00-12:00. Happy Hooves will set up a little pen on our playground and the children will have an opportunity to interact with sheep, goats, rabbits, hens, and a mini rooster. All the animals are very friendly and used to being around kids.
We are grateful to all our thoughtful parents who donated items for our Valentine’s Day parties. You made it a memorable day for all of us! Many thanks to Kyla and Dennis Kalinin for their generous donation of colored paper for Room 2. The book and toy donation from Briana and Christopher Suakjian is greatly appreciated. The children’s shoes from Jayde Salo and Edwin Flores will come in handy. We were delighted with the Cheerios donation from Sherry and Tim Beck-D’Zmura. It’s always nice to have extra for snack. Thank you, one and all!
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.” This year's theme is "Fuel for the Future." Eating with sustainability in mind is a tasty way to nourish ourselves during every phase of life and protect the environment. Look for more helpful information at eatright.org to start encouraging healthy eating habits!
We will be celebrating St. Patrick’s Day on Friday, March 17, with a special snack and lots of fun activities. Remember to wear green to school!
We loved our visit with firefighter, Steven Martinez, who did a presentation in two classrooms at school in February. The children were in awe when they saw how quickly he put on his turnout gear. The giant axe he has to carry impressed all the children. Thank you, Firefighter Steven, for making a difference!
Daylight Saving Time begins on March 12th. Time to “spring forward!”