April, 2011 Newsletter
Welcome Austin and Faith!
Thank you so much for your participation in our spring fundraiser. The chocolate orders are in and the rest will be here before our vacation. We will be using the proceeds from it to have a couple of exciting programs this spring!
Both classes enjoyed many activities centered around St. Patrick’s Day this past month. We learned about rainbows, the spring, weather, the circus, the pond environment, ducks, and frogs. We celebrated Dr. Seuss’s birthday with a big party! In the afternoons, we had various community helpers visit our classroom, including our local mail carrier, Heather’s daddy (a builder), Chloe’s daddy (a police officer), and a friend of Miss Melanie’s ( a nurse). Miss Laura’s class is enjoying honoring star students each week and using our new math manipulatives. Letter recognition is strong, and some of us are really exhibiting beginning reading and writing skills. Miss Tiffany’s class has just loved observing its live tad pole each day and is working on letter recognition and tracing skills.
In April, some of our themes of study will be gardening, the spring weather cycle, Easter, Passover, rain, and bunnies. In the afternoon, Humpty Dumpty, the spring holidays, and Mary Had a Little Lamb will be our weekly topics.
Our spring parties will be on Thursday, April 14th and Friday, April 15th in the morning. We will be doing a craft, having an egg hunt, and having some treats. Moms, please save the date for our annual Mother’s Day Tea on Friday, May 6th when you will be invited into the classrooms for a special celebration in honor of you.
School pictures will be taken on Monday, April 11th and Tuesday, April 12th. Save the date: Our Graduation and Closing Ceremony for both classes will take place on Thursday, June 16th at the Manahawkin Public Library in the evening.
We will be on vacation from Monday, April 18th through Monday, April 25th. School reopens on Tuesday, April 26th.
A couple of other reminders:
-Pictures of the kids are on line at www.happydayspreschoolnj.com.
-Tuition is due on April 1st.
-$100 referral awards!
-Summer Camp and Fall Preschool Registrations available!