Building Block of Christian Character:
“In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.” Genesis 1:1
“En el principio creó Dios los cielos y la tierra.” Génesis 1:1
Fall Book Fair
Thursday, September 5th, 6:30 PM
Pre-K/Kindergarten Orientation will take place on Thursday, September 5 at 6:30pm. Ms. Cece & Ms. Charlene will present on the preschool’s philosophy on preparing children for a love of reading and writing. Pre-K and Kindergarten parents will then proceed to their children’s classrooms for orientation, while younger students’ parents will learn more about building the foundation for success in Pre-K and beyond.
16 de Septiembre Celebration
Monday, September 16th
On Monday, September 16, the preschool will celebrate Mexican Independence Day. Send your child in their favorite fiesta-wear, and join us for the festivities!
Parent Enrichment Series-CPR&First Aid Training
Wednesday, September 25th
The preschool’s Board of Directors is continuing the Parent Enrichment Series where the preschool will regularly offer a seminar or class on a topic of interest to preschool parents. Our first session will take place Wednesday, September 25th and will cover CPR and First Aid Training.
Birthday Book Club
Now is the time to join the First Presbyterian Preschool Birthday Book Club! This is a personal way of honoring students on their birthdays while helping the school library grow. You may donate a book or provide a contribution, and Ms. Cece will purchase a book in your child’s honor. A book plate with the student’s name and birthday will be put in the front of the book, indicating that it is a special book from a special child. The teacher presents the book in the child’s class, and the class enjoys the book before it goes to the library. Please visit the preschool office for a donation form.
Fall Festival Volunteers Needed!
Each year the preschool celebrates our Fall Festival on October 31. We need lots of volunteers to help work with children on decorations and displays, set up festival booths, coordinate snacks and clean up! If you are interested in getting involved, please contact Room Parent Chairs, Scarlett Mercer (email@example.com) and Alejandra Ortiz (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Curriculum Spotlight: Extended Day
We are excited to introduce a new addition to our Extended Day staff, Ms. Vanessa Johnson will be teaching choir to our Pre-K and Kinder groups on Monday and Thursday afternoons. Vanessa has three components that she will introduce to the children during choir practice, they are:
1. Singing- making music, singing in rounds, breath control and proper posture.
2. Ear training- Introduction of intervals, scales, notes, chords and recognition of pitch.
3. Beginning theory- Introduction to clefs, rhythms, and note values.
Ms. Vanessa comes to us with much musical training and experience and is currently the organist for First Presbyterian Church. The class will take place in the chapel. Some of the benefits of learning to sing in a choir are strengthening the cardiovascular system, improving communication skills and as a healthy outlet for feelings. Because of the choir training, the children are learning self-control and teamwork. After choir practice last week, as they were leaving the chapel, one of the children said, “That was beautiful!”.
Curriculum Series – In Praise of Loose Parts
- September 17-18 – School Pictures
September 23 – Vision & hearing Testing for 4 and 5 year olds
September 27 – No School for Staff In-Service
October 14 – No School for Staff In-Service
October 13 – Coat Sunday
October 31 – Fall Festival