Graduation Day
    Friday, May 17th is our Graduation!  The children will attend school as usual at 8:15. We will meet everyone in the Activity Center at 9:30 for a program and cake! 
      New this year, you must stop in the Elementary office for security purposes and pick up a sticker badge. You need to have your ID with you for this process. Please allow a little extra time.   The doors will open around 9:00 for the Performing Arts Center for Graduation attendees.  You may park along the horseshoe drive and in the new parking lot north of the new gym.  Wheelchair parking is available on the Secondary side.  We have about 70 RSVP's, so please be a courteous as you park.

Backpacks
It is important that you continue to have your child bring their backpacks each day, including Graduation day!  We have many important projects and activities to send home each day.  We want to make sure it gets safely home!

Outdoor Fun Day
A BIG THANKS to all of the parents who volunteered for our Outdoor Fun Day this year!! We enjoyed a visit from Blank Park Zoo and many other outdoor activities.

Journals
Journal pages will be sent home in your child's portfolio on Friday. We are sending home the blank ones along with an activity packet of fun things you can do to encourage learning over the summer. Journal writing can be a great tradition to start with your child as a way to record special events or trips over the summer.
    



Dallas County Foundation Grant

We are pleased to announce Van Meter 
Pre-Kindergarten received a $1500 grant from the Dallas County Foundation to help cover the cost of our new playground equipment.
Playground Assembly
We will be working on assembling our new playground on Saturday, May 18th. Please let me know if you are able to volunteer to help for this.
Summer Activities

     Even though your child will not be "in school", they will be learning all summer long!  One thing you can do to foster their development, is as simple as carrying on a conversation with them.  Research says that the longer children stay in conversation, the more practice, feedback and information they get.  This in turns builds their language skills.  As your child converses with you, be sure to make comments that show you are interested and ask questions that build on what they have said.  By simply waiting for their response, you show your child that you are interested and that they are important.

 Reading every night together is another great way to develop literacy skills. One of my favorite phrases is,"An App Does Not Replace Your Lap. Read to Your Child!" 

     Other things you can do include having them "write" your grocery list, use new vocabulary to describe what you see, point out letters, practice writing their name, play a rhyming game, count, count and then...count! :)  There are so many things that you already do everyday that your child learns from.  Most importantly -- HAVE FUN!!


THANK YOU!!
A BIG thank you to all of our parents and community members who dedicated their time and talents to serve on our Board of Directors for this year! Our preschool would not exist without you!!  These parents attended board meetings each month, as well as working the Pasta Dinners, recording tuition and paying teachers....the list is endless!  We appreciate all of the hours they spend away from their families volunteering to help ours!! :)

Abbey Duncan
Amanda Simonson
Amber Prickett
Miranda Foster
Barb Phillips
Abby Tibbetts
Christa McClintock


T-Shirts
Do you want to be a sponsor on our T-shirts for next year?  Please fill out the form below and mail or email on/before June 1st so we can begin planning.  If you need another copy, let us know. We look forward to hearing from you soon!!




Upcoming Events

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ay    17 - Graduation, 9:30 in the
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Van Meter Pre-Kindergarten, Inc.,
May 13, 2019, 12:40 PM