Happy Spring!

Save the Date
     Friday, May 10th will be our Outdoor Fun Day. See more information on this page.
     Friday, May 17th last day of school.  The kids will come to school as usual that morning.  At 9:30, our families are invited to join us for a special Moving On ceremony!  We will send more information home as we get closer to the date. 
     Kindergarten Round up is on May 21st and 22nd.  If you have any questions regarding these days, please contact Kris Koster in the Elementary Office.

Doctor Project
      Our Doctor Project is in full swing. The children have been very interested in learning about the tools doctors and nurses use and how their bodies work. We've had Mrs. Button (Maya's mom) who is a surgery nurse come to visit us. We also got to go down to Nurse Julie's office and see how she takes care of everyone at school. We will have a project sharing Open House towards the end of the school year to celebrate all of their learning. More details will be coming soon!
     
Library Help Needed 
    We are still in need of a Weekly Parent Librarian Volunteer for our MWF class. This only takes about 15-20 minutes and you get to help children pick out new books! It can be done right at drop off in the morning. We also always welcome parents and grandparents who would like to come in to read to the kids.  If this is something you like to schedule, please let us know! We would love to have you!! 
    
 Outdoor Fun Day!

Our annual outdoor "Fun Day" is Friday, May 10th.  Both classes will attend.
     Drop off and Pick up for the day will be at Trindle Park.  This is located south of the school on R Ave.  Turn west on Richland Circle to get to the entrance of the park.
    We will meet from 8:15 - 11:05.  Be sure to dress for the outdoors!! Hopefully we will get lucky and it will be nice and sunny for this event!! 
     Please remember that your account must be up to date with all fees paid in order to participate.  This includes tuition, late pick up fees and Program Development Fee paid, or waived due to participation in our fundraisers.
     We will need several volunteers help us on this special day. Please let me know if you can help us out.  It will be a fun morning!!

Book Orders
Our last book order of the year will be due on April 15th.  This is a great time to order books to read over the summer!  They will arrive before the school year is finished.

You can order online at:
https://orders.scholastic.com/TN3LK

Class Activation Code online ordering:
TN3LK
Pasta Night Fundraiser
   Thank you for helping with our Pasta Night Fundraiser. We were able raise nearly $1000 for our preschool.   The funds will be used to help purchase our new playground equipment this spring.  We appreciate all families who were able to volunteer their time.  We couldn't make this night a success without you!  

Dallas County Foundation Grant
 We are pleased to announce that we applied for and received a grant from the Dallas County Foundation. This will help go toward our new playground equipment we will be purchasing this spring! We will be replacing our existing climber with a new cedar one and also be replacing our plastic playhouse with a mud kitchen and outdoor dramatic play center.  Pictured below is the mud kitchen we will be purchasing from Community Playthings!

  



Weather
   It's that crazy time of year again when it tends to be chilly in the morning and warm in the afternoon.  Our playground is fairly protected from wind, but it still tends to be a little chilly in the morning when we are outside.  Please dress your child appropriately to keep them comfortable. 

Scholarship
If you have a child who will be joining us next year, please see the attachment below if you are interested in applying for a scholarship.  It is based on financial need.  Please use the contact information on the form for questions.

Getting Ready...
    Can you believe that we are almost ready for Kindergarten???  We will be planning trips to the kindergarten classrooms in May. The teachers will be reading a book to us and we can check out where we might be next year. 


Upcoming Events

April    13- VMEPC Carnival
          29 - Spring Dental Screenings
         
May    TBD - Project Open House Night
          10 - Outdoor Fun Day, ALL attend
          17 -  Last day of preschool
                  Graduation - 9:30 a.m.
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Van Meter Pre-Kindergarten, Inc.,
Apr 4, 2019, 11:43 AM