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Preschool Three Year Old Program (Mrs. Aparviz)

Welcome Parents and Guardians!

As you all prepare over the summer for your child to begin their Pre-K experience I wanted to take a moment to give you a supply list so that you can get the best sales and a very broad outline of some things you and your student will need to know for their first few days to run smoothly:

Preschool 3 Supply list:

  1. Back Pack: no "preschool size" please. It must be large enough to fit a folder and a lunchbox easily, and small enough for your child to wear comfortably. 
  2. Lunch box: A hot lunch is provided at no cost. A lunch box is highly recommended if your child chooses to bring lunch from home. Lunch boxes must be soft sided. No metal or hard plastic. Students may also bring a water bottle to have in class or lunch. Please make sure the water bottles do not spill easily, and can be opened and closed by the student. 
  3. Nap Items: We do take a nap daily. Each student is provided with their own nap mat for the year however most students feel most comfortable napping with some comfort items. We suggest a MINI pillow, a small blanket (fleece throws are ideal) and a small stuffed animal or doll. Please make sure no items make noise. All items should be able to fit into a 14x14 reusable grocery bag. You can send items to school in the bag, this is how it will be stored. Nap items will be sent home to be laundered weekly, and more often if needed. Please be aware that your student must be able to carry their own nap items from the social center to the classroom so make sure that the bag is not to heavy or bulky. 
  4. Full change of clothes: In case of bathroom accidents, drink spills, and mud puddles, please be sure your child is sent to school with at least 1 full set of weather appropriate clothes that will stay at the school ( shirt, pants, underwear, socks, shoes). Place all items in a labeled gallon zip lock bag with an additional Ziploc bag to send home any dirt items. If your child attends the after school program I suggest 2 sets of clothes, one to be kept in their backpack for after school hours. 
  5. Sneakers: Please send your child in to school wearing sneakers daily. We have a mulch ground in our playground area and students are much more comfortable in sneakers. We find that students who wear sandals, dress shoes, and boots spend a large portion of their recess brushing the mulch out of their shoes and lose out on valuable playtime. 
  6. 1 large Elmer's brand glue stick
  7. 1 bottle Elmer's brand liquid school glue
  8. 1 roll select a size paper towels
  9. 1 box of tissues
  10. 2 crayola brand eight count watercolor trays
  11. 1 container clorox or lysol wipes
  12. 1 sponge
  13. 1 medium size pump hand sanitizer
  14. 1 eight pack crayola washable markers
  15. 1 eight pack Large crayola crayons
  16. 1 package of construction paper
  17. 1 expo dry erase marker ( slim are preferred)

 

A note on snack time: Please do not send in a snack with your child unless they plan to attend the after school program. The school provides a healthy snack consisting of a whole grain item, a fruit, a dairy item such as a cheese stick or yogurt, and a milk or juice. Snack is a time for the classroom to come together as a community. Students practice their table manners, and learn to socialize appropriately in a relaxed meal environment. If your child has an allergy or intolerance please let us know before school starts.  

Getting your child ready for preschool: 

Many parents ask me what is the best way to prepare their child for preschool. There are several things you can do over the summer to get your child ready for preschool: 

1. Practice independent bathroom skills: Transition your child to using a regular toilet if they are still in a potty chair. Encourage them to flush, and teach them to wipe themselves effectively without help. Make sure your child is able to pull up and down their own underwear and pants. Make sure your child can wash their hands unassisted.

2. Practice independent meal skills: Preschoolers do not use sippy cups, bottles, or high chairs in school. It is best if your child has experience sitting for meals in a regular chair and using a traditional cup, spoon and fork before their first day of school. While we know that every family is different, these are some skills that can be tried and practiced over the summer, even if it is just for 1 meal of the day to give your child confidence on their first day.

3. Read to your child daily.

I hope you have a wonderful summer and I can't wait to see you all in the fall! If you have any questions please do not hesitate to email me at AAparviz@MaterDolorosaschool.org. 

Thank you,

Mrs. Annette Aparviz