Welcome to Preschool!

We are so excited to welcome all of our students and families to the 2020-2021 School year!

Our year may look different from those in the past, but we are, as always, committed to providing our Preschool students with the best possible experience the year can bring.

While some of our students attend school in person, others are experiencing Preschool virtually. No matter which version of school you have chosen for your child, you can rest assured that his/her experience will certainly be a positive one!

This year is going to be great!

Mrs. Degnan, Mrs. Finch and Mrs. Roth

Mrs. Dolan, Mrs. Rankel and Mrs. Schall

Parent Teacher Conferences

Our annual Fall Conferences will take place on Monday and Tuesday, November 23 and 24, 2020. All conferences will be conducted virtually. Monday's conferences will run from 6:00 - 8:30, and Tuesday's will run from 1:40 - 3:20.

Each class has received a link to a sign up sheet. Please sign up for a 10-minute slot no later than Tuesday, November 17.

Once you have signed up, you will receive a link for your Google Meet.

Thank you!


Thanksgiving Recess

Students and staff will be dismissed at 1:00 on Wednesday, November 25,2020. There will be NO Google Meet for Virtual students that day. Our school is CLOSED for Thanksgiving on Thursday and Friday, November 26 and 27.

WE WISH A HAPPY AND HEALTHY THANKSGIVING TO ALL OF OUR FAMILIES!

SCHOLASTIC BOOK CLUB

Once again, you may order quality books for your child(ren) through Scholastic Book Club. Visit the website to find wonderful books for your child. You may have the books shipped to school OR to your home!

Order due date: November 24, 2020

Order online: scholastic.com/readingclub

One-time Class Activation Code: MRCRQ

Click here for a link to PreK Flyers:https://scholastic-clubs.mydigitalpublication.com/publication/?i=675896 Flyers for all grade levels can be accessed through the Scholastic website.


Thanksgiving Fun

Here are some things to try at home!

Paper Chains (use them for decorations!):

https://www.figuringitout101.com/2019/02/how-to-make-paper-chains.html

Cranberry Sauce - Quick and Super Easy - The whole family can help!

https://www.familyfoodonthetable.com/15-minute-easy-cranberry-sauce/

Here are a bunch of Thanksgiving craft ideas for all ages:

https://www.goodhousekeeping.com/holidays/thanksgiving-ideas/g33638067/turkey-crafts/


Noodle Necklaces:

These videos show some of the many ways to dye pasta. Some people use vinegar in place of rubbing alcohol (see the video following the one that is posted). Children may also enjoy coloring the noodles with markers, or even painting them. Once dry, use yarn or string to create patterns and make beautiful Noodle Necklaces!

Growing through Make-Believe Play and our Learning Activities


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Our Back-to-School Night Presentation

in English AND Spanish.

Songs and Fingerplays

Here are some of the songs and fingerplays that we are using in our classrooms and in our virtual meetings.

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1xDbIdHlFhy7AOMLHvnXTQwjPrHPdTyBnAqsNgyrMcSg/edit?usp=sharing

We will update this link as we learn more in our classrooms and virtually!

Enjoy!

Here are 2 recipes for you to try at home:

No-Cook Playdough

4 cups of flour

1 1/2 cups salt

2 tbsp oil (vegetable is best, but olive oil will also work)

1 cup water

food coloring

Mix all ingredients in a large bowl.

Knead until the dough is completely mixed. Add water or flour to adjust.

Store in an airtight container or in a zipper bag.

Cooked Playdough (Our Favorite)

1 cup flour

1/4 cup salt

2 tsp. cream of tartar

1 cup water

1 Tablespoon vegetable oil (Olive ok)

Food coloring (liquid or gel) - a few drops

Mix together all the ingredients, except the food coloring, in a medium saucepan.

Cook over low/medium heat, stirring. Once it begins to thicken, add the food coloring.

Continue stirring until the mixture is much thicker and begins to gather around the spoon.

Once the dough is not wet, remove and put onto wax paper or a plate to cool.

After cooling (30 minutes) knead playdough for a few seconds.

PLAY!

Store in an airtight container.

(For video: https://domesticsuperhero.com/best-homemade-playdough-recipe/)

Please Remember:








10 Things Every Parent Should Know About Play: https://www.naeyc.org/our-work/families/10-things-every-parent-play

10 cosas que los padres deberĂ­an saber sobre el juego: https://www.naeyc.org/our-work/families/10-cosas-sobre-el-juego

Please enjoy our 2019-2020 End-of-Year Celebration Slideshow to see how much fun we have in school!