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Mrs. Jeanne Krow (Preschool Four Year Old Program )

Field Trip to Austin Farm has been cancelled.  Monies will be return as soon as possible.  Thank You                     


                 October Newsletter 2017              
          Preschool has been off to a wonderful start.  The children have settled quickly into classroom routines and are learning to become more independent.  They show positive attitudes towards learning and they are learning to be supportive, kind, and respectful to each other.  We can’t thank you enough for such a smooth start.  Our families’ trust and faith in us transferred a very positive beginning for our students.  We feel a wonderful school year has begun!
            Just a few reminders:
 Please sign up for our class Bloomz. Stay informed!
Please label all clothing and personal belongings.
Please continue to use the communication folders for messages and payments.
Please have a change of clothes for your child.
Please remember to keep this newsletter and use it as a reference.
Thank you to everyone who donated supplies for our classroom, we really     appreciate your support and generosity.
This month we will continue our Alpha bags. They beam with delight when it is their opportunity to share the contents of their bag. Thank you for a wonderful job of having your child prepared!  We will continue practicing our cutting skills, letter formation, name writing (upper and lower case) as well as reviewing our shapes, colors and numbers 1-5.  Sorting, patterns, big and small and name recognition are additional skills that will be focused on this month.  
     October 2-6 (The Fall Season)
During this week, we will discuss the changes happening in the season of fall.  The migration of birds, climate changes, and the changes in our environment will all be discussed this week.  Stories, songs, and crafts will be enjoyed by all.  We would like the children to bring in items that reflect the season to share with teachers and classmates.  For example: pine cones, acorns, leaves, or any stories related to our theme.  
             October 5th (Open House-6:00-7:30)             
October 9th (Columbus Day—No School)       
October 9-13 (Farm)
Fall is a wonderful time to learn about the farm and farm animals.  We will talk about different types of farms, harvesting, machines and, of course, common farm animals.  We hope that our students will enjoy learning the names and sounds of many of the animals on the farm.  Many activities, stories and crafts will be shared by all.  Please feel free to have your child bring in any item related to our farm theme to share with the class.
October 20th (Professional Day—No school)
October 26th and 27th (Parent/Teacher Conferences early dismissal at 11;20
I am looking forward to meeting with all families.  I will have a sign-up sheet for conferences at the Open House.
October 25th (Field trip to Austin Farm)
We are planning a field trip to Austin Farm, in Belchertown.  If you would like to join us as a chaperone, please make sure you have completed a CORI at Mater Dolorosa School and have viewed the video.  More information regarding this trip will be sent home in the near future.
October 16-31 (Halloween)       
This is always an exciting time for the children so we have planned our activities and lessons for two weeks.  It is always a great opportunity to practice our counting skills.  The children will also learn and enjoy some fun and interactive songs to go along with our theme. They will participate in a dramatic play game of “Spooky Walk”, dance along in the “Pumpkin Patch”, and bop along with the “Monster Mash” and create fun Halloween crafts.  Any stories that enhance our theme are always welcomed.  On Tuesday, October 31st we ask that your child come to school dressed in his or her Halloween costume. We kindly ask that small items like wands, swords, and such please remain at home so they do not become misplaced.  We will be having our annual parade with the entire school so please make sure your child has appropriate foot wear.  This is always great fun!!  We will be having a small party in our classroom on that day also.  If you would like to donate a treat or snack for that day please sign the list that will be posted outside the social center door.  Please take note that all items brought in must be peanut free and we need to have the label with ingredients on the product.  Thank you, we all want our students to be safe. 
Thank you,
Mrs. Krow & Mrs. Judd