Happy Mother's Day!

Fun Day
     Thursday, May 12th is our first ever "Fun Day"!  We will be meeting at Trindle Park from  9 - 11:30 a.m.  Both the Ladybugs and Dragonfly classes are invited to attend. (NO SCHOOL for Dragonflies on Friday, May 13th!)
    We will begin our day with a presentation from the DNR and continue with outdoor games. 
     Thank you to those parents who have already volunteered to help us out -- all parents are invited to join in on the fun!
     There has been a suggestion in having a picnic lunch after the Fun Day concludes.  What a great idea!  If you would like to bring a picnic lunch for you and your child, please feel free to join the others.  After 11:30 however, the preschool will no longer provide supervision.  Please feel free to stay with your child if you would like.  If you are unable to attend Fun Day, please be sure to make arrangements for your child to be picked up at 11:30

Labels for Education
     We will send in our last set of Labels for Education for the year on Friday, May 6th.  Please send them in as soon as you can.  We are still able to get double points for all those we send in on Friday!

Stamp Out Hunger
     More than 50 million Americans are at risk of hunger.  Our preschool can do something to help!  On Saturday, May 14th, we can donate food to help combat hunger by taking part in Stamp Out Hunger, the nation's largest single-day food drive.
    Please fill bags with non-perishable food items and send the items to school in your child's backpack and we will take it from there.  All items will be delivered to a local food bank. 
     By participating in this event, Labels for Education will recognize our participation by awarding us an extra 500 bonus points for our account.  Although we have not done our "wish list" shopping yet, that extra 500 points, will allow us to look with much "bigger eyes"! :)

     Our last day of school will be Friday, May 20th. We will end the year with a Graduation ceremony and program.  Please plan to bring your child to school at their regular 8:45 time.  At 10 a.m. you are invited to join us for the conclusion of  your child's final preschool day!  Please limit guests to 4 per family.  Hopefully it will be a beautiful day so we can enjoy the event outside!
     A BIG thank you to Virginia for volunteering to make and decorate the cake and Jan for bringing paper products for the big event!

Items for sale
As you may recall, this year we were fortunate enough to receive a grant allowing us to purchase some new items for our classroom.  This funding was made possible by the United Way of Central Iowa Women's Leadership Connection. With this grant money, we were able to replace some of our Little Tykes kitchen equipment with a wooden kitchen that is easier to carry and move in and out of our dramatic play area.  We were also able to replace a few other items.  We will be selling our old items this weekend in the garage sale.  If you are interested in purchasing any of them, please let us know before Friday.  The profits from these items will be used to purchase more new items for our classroom.

Upcoming Events
May 12 - FUN DAY at Trindle Park
                       9 - 11:30 am
                       Both Ladybugs and
                       Dragonflies attend!
May 13 -  NO SCHOOL
May 17 - Happy Birthday Brandon!
May 20 - Last Day of School
               Graduation, 10 a.m.

May 24 - Happy Birthday Ethan!
July 18 - Happy Birthday Jack!
July 25 - Happy Birthday Max!
August 3 - Happy Birthday Kolby!
August 27 - Happy Birthday Kadie!