Building Block of Christian Character:
“We are kind.”
“Be kind and compassionate to one another.” Ephesians 4:32
In House Registration
The Preschool’s In-House Registration for the 2020-2021 school year will be online and open exclusively to existing students and their siblings beginning Monday, February 10, 2020. A registration link will be emailed to existing preschool families on February 10. A form listing enrollment fees and scheduling options is attached for your reference. All annual fees will be due and paid online, by credit card or bank account, to complete the online registration process. The deadline for online registration is Friday, February 14th. After that date, all remaining spots will be filled from our waiting list, so please don’t wait!
Please contact the Preschool office at 915-532-6157 with any questions.
Friday, February 14th
Valentine’s Day is a fun holiday that each class will celebrate in its own special way. In accordance with school policy, we ask that you not distribute candy, candy bags, goodies or unhealthy items to the children. Homemade Valentine’s, books, stickers or trinkets are the ideal way to show friends you care!
First Presbyterian Marquee
Have you ever wanted to post a special message on the First Presbyterian Marquee? Now you Can!
Tuesday, February 11th
Parent/Teacher conferences are scheduled for Tuesday, February 11th. There will be NO SCHOOL for your children that day. You can sign up for a conference time on the sign-up sheet outside the classroom. It is best if you are able to discuss your child’s progress without your child being present, so we ask that you make alternate arrangements for your child during conference time..
President’s Day/No School
Monday, February 17th
In observance of President’s Day there will be no school February 17th.
Texas Independence Day Rodeo Roundup
Monday, March 2nd
Join the Preschool on March 2nd at 9:15am to celebrate Texas Independence Day. Wear your best cowboy or cowgirl attire and get ready for a singing and dancing rodeo roundup!
As we prepare for our annual art show the following resource will enable you to further explore the arts with your child. Thank you to Erica Panetta for putting this book list together. It’s well done and certainly on the appropriate level for our little artists.
Extended Day Spotlight
The Preschool’s All-Day program runs from 3:00pm to 5:20pm, Monday through Friday. Our older group, the 3-year old children, Pre-k and Kinder children are a mixed group at this time of day, led by our amazing, Ms. Olivia Romero.
Ms. Olivia holds a B.A. in Preschool Education and Pedagogy and was originally an English teacher to young children in Juarez, where she was born and raised. We were happy to have her join us in 2011 as a language teacher. Ms. Olivia shares her knowledge of the Spanish language with the children, staff and parents of the Preschool.
During the late afternoon, the children are immersed into the Spanish language, from the moment they step into the classroom. The first activity for this group is to share a snack and talk about their day’s experience. This is also the time; Ms. Olivia will introduce what the activity will be for the afternoon and the new Spanish vocabulary connected to this activity.
Ms. Olivia incorporates into her classroom, the Reggio belief that each child has knowledge and interests. She brings activities to the children that are connected to their interests so that learning Spanish is both natural and enjoyable for the children. Painting, finger plays, poetry and cooking are just a few of the children’s favorite late afternoon projects that promote Spanish language learning. Ms. Olivia’s goal is to nurture the Spanish language in the native speakers and motivate the non-native speakers to acquire vocabulary.
What’s Been Happening
March 2nd- Texas Independence Day
March 7th- 8am-12noon Playground Workday
March 8th -Daylight Savings Time Begins
March 16th-20th – Spring Break