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Mrs. Jeanne Krow (Preschool Four Year Old Program )


September 2017

Dear Families,

            Welcome! The school year brings new beginnings, fresh supplies, and great energy.  We are delighted to see familiar and new faces!!  We are looking forward to a wonderful year full of excitement and discovery. The next few weeks will be packed with new friends, learning to share, learning to cooperate, learning to focus on tasks at hand and best of all, discovering God's world through play.  We look forward to working with you and your child, and we welcome any questions or comments regarding the program.  Staying involved and informed in your child's education is the key to a successful year.  To help keep you informed, each month you will be receiving a newsletter describing some activities and lesson topics that will be emphasized in our preschool program.  Please be sure to read the newsletters so that you can note any special happenings.  We know from experience that parent involvement is essential to maximize the benefits the child gets from his or her school experience.  We urge you to become involved by joining our PTO, attending school meetings and conferences, volunteering for school-wide projects and talking daily with your child about his/her school experiences. Another way to stay involved is to check your child's backpack every evening.  You'll find it packed with school projects, flyers, and notices from the office as well as notes from me.  As daunting as it may be, try to sort through them, and read each one, since they often contain important information and reminders.  Your child should come to school with a fairly empty backpack.




*** Please note that we have a student with a severe peanut allergy in our class. Therefore we are requesting that any shared snack must have the label on it listing all of the ingredients it contains. In addition, it must also show that there are no peanuts and state that it was manufactured in a “peanut-free” facility. The bakery department at Big Y and Stop and Shop offer these products for your convenience. ***




Aug. 31-Sept.8 (Welcome to School)

This first week is a time of orientation and adjustment for all concerned.  We will be using special stories, songs and activities to help introduce the children to each other, the school environment and ourselves.                                                                                               

Sept. 11-15 (Colors and Shapes)                                                                                             

We will be exploring the world of color and shapes through simple experiments, crafts and games.  The children will be delighted by stories and songs that will help to reinforce these concepts as well having an opportunity to paint and color. In addition, the children will be introduced to the calendar, leader chart, reading and handwriting program.  We will also begin our Alpha bags.



Sept. 18-22 (All About Me and Friendships)

This theme will address skills and concepts that are important in growing up such as: recognizing and learning our names, learning about emotions, and most of all knowing that everyone is unique and special.  There will be many activities to help the children discover their talents and skills.  Learning to be a good friend and classmate is a key topic this week.  Special stories, games and lessons will help to develop our new friendships.  We welcome any family photos that your child may like to share with us.




We've joined together as classmates

as the new year begins,

A year full of learning while we become friends.

We'll share and be kind

as we work and we play.

And our friendship will grow

with each passing day.






Sept. 25-29 (Apples)

The legend of Johnny Appleseed will be discussed this week in class.  The children will discover the magical story about the Star in the Apple and the famous "Apple Annie".  The students will have an opportunity to make applesauce or an apple dessert during this week.  Stories, songs and lessons will enhance our theme.

***Please remember that your child is always welcomed and encouraged to bring in any item related to the theme of the week.  Some suggestions would perhaps be a book, stuffed animal or pictures.

            If you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to send in a note, contact me by e-mail, or call the school .  Thank you for your cooperation and we look forward to an exciting year. 

                                            Thank you, Mrs. Krow and Mrs. Judd