Happy Spring!



Learning Games
      There are so many ways that your child picks up new skills!  Here are a few simple games that you can play with your child to help practice those skills:
     - I Spy
     - Matching - A fun twist on this game is to make double prints of family photos.  You can then turn them over and play with the traditional matching rules.
     - Shapes - Cut out circles, squares and triangles.  Hide them throughout the house and have them find and name them.
     - Echo - Show your child a pattern and have your child repeat it. (Ex: clap-clap-stomp)
    - Go Fish - this is a great numeral naming and matching game!

             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 two nurses come to visit, Mrs. Button (Maya's mom) and Mrs. Simonson (Gavin's mom) from Mercy. We are also planning a visit to Nurse Julie's office to 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!
    
 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 for our regular class time 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 fundraising hours completed or fee paid.
     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.


Upcoming Events

April   
         
13 - Elementary Carnival
          15  -  Last Book Order Due
          30 - Spring dental screenings
          
         
May    TBD - Project Night Open House                          Celebration
           10 - Outdoor Fun Day, ALL attend
          21 -  Last day of preschool
               
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Van Meter Pre-Kindergarten, Inc.,
Apr 4, 2019, 12:32 PM