What’s Going On in Preschool
(A note from the Director)
Dear Saint Sebastian Families,
The principal and I have decided to combine our newsletters to create one newsletter for the entire school (Preschool -8th grade). By doing so this will create fewer newsletters to read for parents who have students enrolled in both programs and will create more opportunities for those would like to get involved with preschool through 8th grade.
The preschoolers have grown and developed so much during the past 5 months in all developmental domains. I am so proud of their achievements. Most of our preschoolers are now familiar with the alphabet and the letter sounds. They are recognizing their numbers, colors, days of the week and so much more. But most importantly, they are learning how to use their words, take turns, share, and are good friends to one another.
In the month of January our preschoolers have begun practicing in tracing their name each morning by signing in just like their parents. A BIG thank you to all our parents who take the time to help their preschooler sign in each morning, with time and practice our little learners will be writing novels. Looking forward, preschoolers will be exploring topics on love, kindness and friendship to help celebrate Valentine’s Day.
Lastly, preschool can really use your help. I have broken them down for you below. Any items purchased or time donated will go toward your fundraising or service responsibility. Thank you again for all that you do to make our school GREAT!
For the month of February we will be talking about Valentine’s Day/friendships. Our preschoolers will be making their Valentine’s Day mail boxes so please have your child bring a brown paper bag (market size) by Feb 3rd, Friday and 22 Valentine’s Day cards/goodies to pass out to their friends (optional) any day of the week of Feb 13th through Feb 17th. Please try to keep them gender neutral so that it’s easy to distribute. Parents, you are more than welcome to bring in your child’s favorite Valentine’s Day snack or decorations this week to share with the class. Please contact Emily, Raquel or myself for ways you can help make this Valentine’s Day week exciting and fun for the preschoolers.
Wish list - AMAZON
We still have one item left for purchase. If you would like to donate a coat rack, please let us know. Also we will need a handy person who’s good with tools to help hang our new coat rack to the wall. If you have the tools and would like to help with this project please let us know.
1. Headbourne 93785 Hook Rail/Coat Rack with 6 Satin Nickel Hooks, White Board
(Price: $23.00, 1 needed)
Friday, March 10th is parent conferences. If you have not yet signed up please do so. Conferences will consist of 15 minute sessions for each child between 7:30 am to 12:00am. Child care will be provided for you during your conference period, if needed. Please keep in mind that also on this day Saint Sebastian School will be closed for Professional Development Day.
School Improvement Project
Are you good with using tools? Do you love to build things? Well we have a project for you. You can help by taking on this project and building our little learners a Wooden Gazebo Pergola stage where they can sing, dance and role play. If you know how to build one and have the time to lead this project please let me know. Materials for this project will also be needed.