Weekly Notes from the Head of Preschool, 9/5

Dear Families,

I hope you had a great long weekend. Congratulations to all of you on a terrific first week of school! I know it can be hard to wake up a little earlier and get into a routine. Everyone is doing a fabulous job supporting their children and arriving at school on time. Remember, each classroom has a morning meeting at 8:30 am. This is the time your child's teacher uses to go over the curriculum for the day. Children do best in our program when they are here for that meeting and can mentally prepare for the day ahead with their peers.

I am happy to report that all of the classrooms seem to be getting into a routine with the curriculum fully underway in every room. Most of us are studying All About Me, a unit where children think about who they are and how they fit into this school and the larger world around them. It is so exciting to see children working on self-portraits, presenting to their classmates, and beginning to understand how they fit into the class.

We will NOT be attending the all-school assembly this week, which means that you don't have to panic yet about spirit wear or uniforms. The E-10 building will be attending the last assembly of each month and that is when we would like the children to wear their spirit gear. Picture day (Tuesday, September 18th) will be the first time that our E-10 children have to wear uniforms.

This week is the last week to place your pizza orders. The first day of pizza lunch is Friday, September 14th. You must submit the form and payment (check or cash only) to reserve your child’s slices. I have received quite a few forms without payment. Unfortunately, we can’t order your child's pizza unless we have your payment. Please turn in your forms and payments as soon as possible.

On Wednesday, October 3rd there will be no regular classes. This day is reserved for Parent/Teacher conferences. Sign up information will be sent home soon! If you'd like to sign up for Mini-Camp on this day, click here.

Upcoming Dates
Monday, September 10th - Rosh Hashanah - School Open
Tuesday September 18th - All School Pictures (Uniforms for E-10, Spirit wear for E-9)
Thursday September 20th - New Family Reception - 6 pm in MPR
Wednesday, October 3rd - Parent/Teacher Conferences - No School/Optional Mini-Camp

Mr. Klausz
Head of Preschool