Building Block of Christian Character – “We are Thankful”

  • “Give thanks to the Lord for He is good; his love endures forever.” Psalm 118:1
  • “Alabad á Jehová, porque es bueno; Porque para siempre es su misericordia.” Psalm 118:1

November Events

Pre-K and Kindergarten Field Trip: Whole Foods

Wednesday, November 7th, 9:00am – 11am 
Pre-K and Kindergarteners will take a fun one-hour tour of Whole Foods and learn about healthy eating. Bring your own snack and dress your child in a preschool t-shirt. If you plan to meet at Whole Foods, please let your teachers know.

Veteran’s Day Celebration

Thursday, November 8th, at 11am

Please invite parents, grandparents and other local community members who have served as we honor them with a Veteran’s Day program. Our children will lead us in a patriot song and celebration at 11am. Send your preschoolers dressed in red, white and blue!

Parent Enrichment Series – “Understanding the Preschool Brain” with Leah Fowlkes-Miller, MA

Friday, November 9th, 9:15 am – 10:15 am  
This month’s series will explore your preschooler’s developing brain. Whether you’re seeking answers to behavioral issues or wishing to gain knowledge in discipline and child development, join us for this workshop led by Leah Fowlkes-Miller, M.A.. Leah, founder of the Counseling Center of Expressive Arts and a specialist in play therapy, will share expert insight into the adult vs the preschool brain.

Veteran’s Day

Monday, November 12th
No school in recognition of the men and women who have served our country.

Sock Lunches

November 15th-16th

On Thursday, November, 15th & Friday, November 16th, the children will prepare sack lunches for a team to distribute to hungry children in Juarez. Every year, we have the privilege of providing the children with this meaningful experience in sharing from the abundance with which God has blessed them. You will be asked to contribute socks, small toys, and peanut butter, jelly, apples or bread; details to be shared in a separate communication. Please contact Outreach Committee chair, Anita Volf, or look out for volunteer sign-up sheets to help the children with this wonderful event.

Thanksgiving Holiday, No School

November 19th-23rd
We are so thankful for our precious preschool students, families and community. Enjoy your Thanksgiving week!

Curriculum Spotlight- Learners of All Ages!

The Preschool is blessed to be a part of the greater educational community in El Paso. As part of this fabulous relationship, over the next few months, we will be hosting visitors from various educational associations. Please rest assured each visitor has passed a background check and is under the supervision of either a university professor or PhD candidate.
Leah Fowlkes-Miller, MA of The Counseling Center of Expressive Arts is a PhD candidate doing her research here on CTRT (Child Teacher Relationship Training) for several months. Eight of our teachers will be working with Leah and her four interns on play therapy skills. The skills gained will improve the teachers’ ability to recognize and work with the various emotional and behavioral challenges of young children. Our teachers’ training already incorporates developing positive emotional relationships with children – this opportunity will strengthen those vital skills!
Jessica Slade, M.Ed., a Faculty Lecturer at the UTEP College of Education will be sending two of her classes to observe the preschool during the months of October and November. Jessica’s goal is for her students to observe that art and creativity are essential to a child’s development in a classroom setting.
We teach our own students through concrete experiences and we understand the value of real interactions, which is why we so willingly support educators who wish to expose their grown students on a similar level.
It is our belief that these adventures are beneficial for the adult students, our teachers, and the youngest learners, your children!

Coming Up…

 

December 17-20 — Christmas Program Practice

December 20th — Early Release/Christmas Program

December 21-Jan 8 — NO SCHOOL – Christmas Holidays

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