Dear St. Sebastian Preschool Families,
Thank you for taking the time to meet with us for parent conferences last week. The one on one time with you is so special and important to us. Thank you so much for your kind words about our program and your comments/suggestions. We continue to work hard every day for our preschoolers and are so blessed to have such wonderful families.
Friday was such a fun day! Our annual parade around the school and experimenting with Professor Egghead was a great treat for preschoolers. I hope you had fun too. Everyone looked so cute parading in their Halloween costumes. Thank you Ethan’s mom for providing a pizza lunch for our preschoolers. Thank you everyone who volunteered and brought in special treats for the children. It was a fun day which will be memorable for everyone!
November is just around the corner and we can start to feel the cool breeze. As the weather changes, please make sure to check your child’s cubby for warm clothing and a jacket. Also, to keep us all healthy during the cold season, please help promote these healthy habits. Consciously modeling behaviors such as washing hands, sneezing/coughing into your elbow in front of your preschooler. This will encourage them to imitate you later on.
Thanksgiving lunch potluck
Thanksgiving is a wonderful time of year. It is a time for turkey, friends, and family but most importantly it is a time for giving thanks! What is your preschooler thankful for?
Preschoolers would like to invite friends and families to their Thanksgiving lunch potluck on Tuesday, November 24th, so please join us if you can. Lunch will begin at 11:45 and end at 12:30p.m. For those who would like to bring something, such as juice boxes, green beans, mashed potatoes, pumpkin pie to list a few that your child likes to eat/drink and share with the class, we would appreciate it, but it is not mandatory. A Thanksgiving potluck signup sheet will be posted by our sign in/out book for parents who choose to participate. Also, please let us know if you plan on attending so that we can make sure there is enough food to go around.
Scholastic is making a visit to our school! This is a great opportunity to introduce our preschoolers to many great books. To help get them get excited, we will be making a visit to the book fair. If you have a love for books and would love to come and choose your favorite story to read to our preschoolers at the book fair, please let us know. If you would like to purchase books for our class, a list will be posted. We are so grateful and we thank you so much for your continued support.
A Santa for Christmas
Do you own a Santa costume and are you available December 18th? If you are and would like to be Santa this year please email Giselle, our room parent. This would be a nice treat for preschoolers to see Santa after their Christmas Performance.
(Note from Ms. Jill)
October was a fun-filled month that flew right by! Your children have been having a blast all while learning, and I must say that I am very impressed when your children recognize their letters. They have really enjoyed our new language development posters and songs, and especially love coming up to the board to “be the teacher.” I am so proud of them. With such creative minds, we used our leaves from our Leaf Hunt to make our very own ‘Leaf Man’ and have been learning to use our language not only for talking to our friends, but for having class discussions and delving deeper to get our brains thinking and wondering. Thank you all for bringing in pumpkins! As you can see on Shutterfly, the children had an amazing time decorating at different centers.
We will start November off with our Dia de Los Muertos celebration- the Day of the Dead. We started to bring out some decorations, and the children are very intrigued to see what this Mexican holiday is all about! November will be focused on themes of Dia de Los Muertos, Pizza (always a fan favorite), Being Thankful, and the meaning behind Thanksgiving. Our alphabet activities this month will focus on letters H, I, J, and K and numbers 3, 2, 1, and 0. We will have many discussions about what “thankful” means, and things that we love and treasure. I am so looking forward to our big potluck feast before Thanksgiving break and hope you all can make it! Please feel free to contact me if you would ever like to come in to preschool and help out! J