MWF Yellow Family September 24 - October 5

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Yellow Family Newsletter

September 24-October 5, 2018

Announcements:

Our Mixed Bags Fundraiser has begun. You have received a catalogue in your sign in book mail sleeve. I personally have many of these bags and they are so strong. I always receive compliments on them, and they make great gifts for you early Christmas shoppers! The fundraiser ends October 12. If you do not want to buy or sell bags you may give a $75.00 donation and opt out. There is also a website for the fundraiser: www.mixedbagdesigns.com/church-of-the-good-shepherd-preschool

Our First field trip is scheduled for Monday October 8 at 9:30 We will be going to The Farm in Salinas off Highway 68. The field trip costs $8.00 per child and includes a farm tour, hay ride, and a hat sized pumpkin. You must be 4 to go to the Field Trip without a chaperone, we will be carpooling there but all parents are welcome to come as are paid siblings. There will be a signup sheet on the sign in table for parents who wish to drive a carpool there. You may also meet us there. There is a sign-up sheet on the sign in table for those who wish to drive or ride in a carpool.   After the field trip we return to the school for lunch and afternoon enrichment, but of course you are also welcome to go directly home.

 

Our first All School Chapel is on Wednesday October 3. Please take your child to the Church at 9am for the Blessing of the Animals service. You and your child may bring a stuffed animal, picture of your animal, or real animal to the service for a blessing. After the service is over please drop your child off at the patio for play. This is a very lively and fun service, don’t miss it!

Picture day is coming Wednesday October 17, more information to come soon.

New in the classroom last week we began music with Miss Tina and Chapel with Chaplain Angela. The children were very excited to add these two new activities to their exciting daily schedule.

We would like to make a Pumpkin Patch on the playground for the children to play with in October, if you could all bring at least one small or medium sized pumpkin for the area that would be fabulous. The children in our class like to do “real work” and move things around by hand or wheel barrow. This is excellent for developing large motor skills, strength, and gives us a place to do teamwork! If anyone has access to or would like to donate a few hay bales they make a great addition to the pumpkin patch. Thanks in advance!

Thanks to Scarlett’s Mom Lindsay for the playdough, and beautiful yellow orchid to brighten up our classroom. It was so kind of you to volunteer to be our Room Parent this month!

Thanks to Lily’s Mom Allie for the big books and sunflower donation! We read a science book explaining the life cycle of a sunflower. We also read a great story, Sunflowers, by Gwendolyn Zepeda.  We explored the flowers with our fingers picking the seeds out, then used them on a sunflower project.

Happy Birthday to Scarlett who is now 4!

The month of October our class will begin outside, yay! This is great for our class which is so full of energy! Please remember to dress in layers with a jacket or warm sweatshirt for chilly mornings and warm afternoons.

“If it hasn’t been in the hand or body it can’t be in the brain.” -Bev Boz

I am so excited about the hands-on experiences to come! Miss Mika/Miss Ann

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