Patti's Preschool Newsletter, November 2020
Our November theme is All About Families. Our lesson plans will include finger plays, songs, books, and flannel board stories about families. The children will be making family trees, special family books, and family graphs. Thanksgiving is also part of our November theme so watch for some fun Thanksgiving Day projects.
Scholastic book orders are due on Friday morning, November 6. Ordering online is easy using our class code: GW3RF. Please make your check payable to Patti’s Preschool. You may also pay with your credit card on file at school. We receive free books for the school with every parent order placed. Thanks for ordering!
We are looking forward to our Thanksgiving feast on Tuesday, November 24, and Wednesday, November 25. We are asking parents to send a dessert or paper products (plates, napkins) for the feast. Sign-up sheets will be posted in the classrooms.
Celebrating birthdays this month are Brooke, Grace, Vivienne, Madison, Zoe, Estella, Jade, and Loren! We hope everyone has a fun time celebrating!
Our amazing Room 1 teacher, Ms. Darcy, is celebrating her 5 year anniversary at Patti’s Preschool. Please let Ms. Darcy know you appreciate her hard work!
The top seller for the Popcorn Fundraiser was the Castro family! Way to go, Castros! Our other two top sellers were the Seward family and the Ramirez family. Our fundraiser was very successful and we are looking forward to buying new playground equipment. Thank you to everyone who participated. You are appreciated!
We will be closed November 26 and 27 for Thanksgiving. Please let the front office know if your child will be absent during Thanksgiving week. We would like to know by November 13th. Thank you!
Next month we’re having free vision screenings provided by the Elks Preschool Vision Screening Program for children ages 3 to 6. Release forms will be sent home for parents to complete. Please return the forms to the front office if you’d like your child to participate. (Forms will go home at the beginning of November.
Ms. Tanya’s class was very happy to receive the painting canvases and books that Stacy and Joe Wilton donated. The masks from Jodi and Andrew Stephenson were a hit! Ms. Pam appreciated the donation of pencils for her treasure box from Sherry Beck. We are grateful for all our super parents who donated items and helped at our Halloween party. You made it fun for everyone! Many thanks to our wonderful families!
If you enjoy listening to podcasts as much as I do, I encourage you to check out some of my favorites, all related to parenting issues. Respectful Parenting: Janet Lansbury Unruffled offers an approach that focuses on respect for the child and acceptance of her emotions and development, but allows for firm parental limits as needed. We Knows Parenting will provide lots of laughter from a comedian couple who discuss their two children and offer up non-expert opinions on parenting. I’m sure you know that humor lowers levels of cortisol, meaning that it's ideal for stress reduction. Learning to raise race-conscious children during these sensitive times is more important than ever. Listen to Motherhood in Black and White for advice about talking to your child about racial injustice. Children learn about racial differences and racial bias from an early age. Talking about race is not racist. It’s OK and important!