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Patti's Preschool Newsletter, October 2023

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 13. You may order online using our class code GW3RF. Your book purchases help us add free books to our school library.

On Wednesday, October 25 and Thursday, October 26, Patti’s Preschool will be participating in Jumpstart’s Read for the Record campaign sponsored by the Children & Families Commission of Orange County’s Early Literacy Program. We will be bringing national awareness to the importance of promoting literacy in early childhood education. Parents, we’d love to have you sign up to read With Lots of Love by Jenny Torres Sanchez to your child’s class. Sign-up sheets will be posted on the cubbies in each classroom. By getting involved, you will help us break the world record for the largest shared reading experience ever! For more information on Read for the Record, go to

Celebrating birthdays this month are Lilian, London, Jenna, Sophie, Quinn, and Selvyn. We hope everyone enjoys their special day!


School will be closing at 12:30pm on Friday, October 27. We have scheduled a first aid/CPR class so all of our staff can renew their certificates. Thank you for your cooperation and continued support!

Our annual Halloween party will be on Tuesday, October 31, from 9:00-11:30AM. We will have many fun activities on the playground and the children may wear costumes. If your child doesn’t normally attend school on Tuesday, 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. Since this is a school-wide event, we are unable to allow siblings or other relatives. 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 ClassDojo.

Thank you to Suzanne Medeiros and Ryan Schomberg for the Halloween book donation! We would also like to thank our wonderful families for their very generous donations of scratch paper and newspaper for the classrooms. Learning can be messy sometimes, but newspaper helps make clean up a breeze for teachers! We have already been putting the items to good use!


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