Weekly Notes from the Preschool Director, 10/4

Dear Preschool Families,

Student Conferences: Sign-up sheets have been filled with eager families to hear all about how children are adapting to their classroom, classmates, and schedules. Children are very resilient and can adapt very quickly. Some parents have said that they are surprised to see their child adapt so well to our school.

Preschool and Pre-Kindergarten are the foundation to a lifelong appreciation of learning and here at Palm Valley, we take this responsibility very seriously. All children can learn and will thrive! We understand the time that you will be taking from your busy day to spend speaking to teachers. We appreciate all of our families!

New Monthly theme for October is Transportation: Children will explore all things that GO!

Assembly: Preschool and Pre-Kindergarten children will participate in our first all-school assembly on October 6th, so please try to have children at school no later than 8:00 am. Crickets (toddlers) will not participate.

The Great California Shakeout is October 19th at 10:19 amAll children will duck, cover and hold to practice our Earthquake Drill procedures along with our school and with schools all over California.

Safety Day: Please mark your calendars for Friday, October 20th as we will be hosting our “Safety Day” with the Fire Department, Police, and an ambulance. They will be in the parking lot of E-9 Preschool building. Children will have a guided tour with the help of teachers and parents. A reminder of parents in attendance - you must assist only your child, per licensing “volunteer” regulations. As this is a Friday, in the spirit of our Safety Day, we encourage for children to wear RED or BLUE shirts in support of our First Responders.

Coffee with the Preschool Director: Our next meeting will be October 27th at 8:45 am - 9:45 am in the E-10 Pre-Kindergarten building. Please join us if you can.

Halloween: This year Halloween is on a Tuesday. Preschool and Pre-Kindergarten students will parade their costumes for Middle and Upper School students during the all-school assembly in the Gym. On the way back to class, the Preschool students will visit Kindergarten at 9:00 a.m., and get a treat from Mrs. Fisher!

Room Parents are working with the classroom teachers on plans for a Halloween treat. These will take place in the afternoon. They will be sending parent information via Shutterfly. Please note, we do encourage students to dress up and have fun, but remember- no blood, no masks, no weapons, no full face makeup/paint. Students must wear athletic shoes for the entire day. Crickets will not participate in assembly or the walk parade. PS and PK children will stop at the Crickets gate and sing to them and wish them a happy holiday.

Upcoming Events:
October 6 PS/PK will attend school assembly in the Gym
October 9 Staff Development Day (No school, Mini Camp available)
October 20 Safety Day
October 31 Halloween

Mrs. Chavez-Rodriguez
Preschool Director