Patti's Preschool Newsletter, October 2020
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 9. 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 12. Orders are due by Friday, October 23 and will be delivered in just a couple weeks! Profits will be used to help pay for a new playground climber. Thank you, parents! We appreciate your support.
Celebrating birthdays this month are Lucas, Rhett, Everyly W., Nanette, Graham, Marcus, Mia, Cooper, Isla H., and Wyatt. We hope everyone enjoys their special day!
Ms.Tanya is celebrating her 3 year anniversary. Please join us in congratulating her on her hard work and dedication to teaching our youngest preschoolers!
Patti’s Preschool will participate in the Great California ShakeOut on October 15 at 10:15am. 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.
Since Halloween festivities will be different this year, we are planning two costume days. Our annual Halloween parties will be on Thursday, October 29, and Friday, October 30. If your child attends school 5 days a week, he/she may wear a costume on both days. If your child attends full day, please send a change of clothing as we plan on having children change after lunch. If your child attends our half-day program, he/she will remain in costume until pick-up. Our staff has planned fun activities in the classroom and on the playground. We will also be serving a special Halloween snack both days. In the past, we have always invited parents to join us for our Halloween party. Unfortunately, due to the pandemic, we are unable to do so this year. We promise to post lots of photos on our Facebook page!
I am eager to recommend this 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.
We are very grateful for the iPhones that were donated by the Bukrinskys, the Stanleys, the Bornsteins, the Browns, and the LaFontaines. We use them to play music at circle time and can’t live without them! Many thanks to Michelle and Kestutis Jusionis for donating classroom supplies to Room 4. We appreciate our Patti’s families!