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April News

April Events

  • April 3-20 – Early Pre-School &Pre-School conferences
  • April 6 – Edmonds & Shoreline closed – cc available
  • April 20-24 – Spring Break “Taste of Summer”; No class for LFPM Kindergarten – cc available; Public School closed – cc available
  • April 22 – Earth Day Celebration
  • April 25 – Carnival 11:30-1:30
  • April 27 – In-Service Day CLOSED

General News

ENROLLMENT 2015-2016 School Year
Wow, we are almost full in all of our classes. Thank you families for your confidence and continued support.

SUMMER CAMP
Monday, June 22-Friday, August 28, 2015 (10-1 week sessions). Kindergarten and Before/After children need to have a spot reserved for our fun summer. Enrollment packets have already gone out, so sign up now!

SPRING BREAK – April 20-24
“Taste of Summer” – The children from Early Pre-School through School Age will participate in many fun activities. See attached flyer.

CARNIVAL
Saturday, April 25 from 11:30-1:30.

BAKE SALE
Thank you parents for all the delicious baked goods you donated. All of the proceeds will go directly to the upkeep of our fish tank.

TAX TIME
Our Tax ID # is 22-2465204


Classroom News

INFANTS NEWS
Spring is here and hopefully our weather will be sunny. Our trips outside will happen more frequently, weather permitting. The babies are changing and growing at an amazing rate. We have a room full of movers and shakers. Many are pulling up and working on walking. There’s a lot of clapping, waving and blowing kisses all day. We are enjoying watching all the babies develop their personalities. This month we will be working with the auditory stimuli box. We will also be exploring the differences between loud and soft sounds.

Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions/concerns.
Ms. Anna, Bing & Vivian

TODDLER 1 NEWS
March was filled with an abundant amount of exploration with manipulatives (legos, duplos, put-n-take, sorters and so much more), sensory stuff & musical instruments. Blocks of different kinds were extensively explored.

In April, as we look forward to more sunny spring days, the toddlers will have their skills in both large and fine motors. The children are ready for more outside exploration. They problem solve as they work with push carts, drive cars & trucks and use the slide. We will also be watching for birds and squirrels from our playground and go for walks to the different gardens around the school. We will continue our sensory exploration, tactile and smelling activities, sounds and taste will be foremost.

Happy Spring
Paz & Hye Eun

TODDLER 2 NEWS
Believe it or not spring has finally arrived and hopefully will be bringing many beautiful spring days. March was a month filled with learning about different types of modes of transportation. We had a lot of projects including painting with toy cars, making collages and matching/sorting/counting colored cars and trucks. We danced, glittered shamrocks for Patrick’s Day and hunted for green colors in our classroom. This month the toddlers will begin learning about what grows on farms. In order to understand the process of growing, we will explore the life cycle of plants and bugs.
Ms. Cami & Helen

EARLY PRESCHOOL 1 NEWS
We had a lot of fun learning about sea life and animals that live in the ocean. We worked through the entire alphabet and the children did great! They loved learning the sounds. We will continue to reinforce phonic awareness throughout the school year. Our Yoga practices are awesome and the kids are learning lots of new poses. They LOVE it!

In April we will explore gardening and life cycles with hands on projects like planting (please bring in a flowering plant for your child to plant in our garden by 4/20), growing and observing lady bugs and butterflies. It will be lots of fun. We have a field trip planned to the Seattle Children’s Theatre on April 14th.

Thank you all for your support and great communication.
Ms. Kristen & Isabel

EARLY PRESCHOOL 2 NEWS
We had fun in March learning about life cycles, frogs, insects and ocean life. The children also spent a lot of time with our felt board making up stories and singing the songs we have been learning. Our field trip to the Children’s Theater in Seattle was enjoyed by all. April is a busy month for us here. April 6 and 7 are conference days. Reminders for the time you signed up for will be sent out around April 2 in your child’s lunch box. If you are unable to attend please let us know. We will be talking a lot about transportation and taking care of our planet this month. Our long awaited field trip on the Edmonds ferry is scheduled for April 15. Details of times will be posted on the white board. During the week of April 20th we will be doing our taste of summer, giving the children a preview of what is to come during the summer break. April 22 will be our Earth Day celebration where we will be spending the day working in our garden and letting go lady bugs. Plant donations for our garden would be much appreciated.

There are a couple of new faces in our room now. Ms. Lara will be with us in the mornings and until 3:00 daily and Ms. Leila has been with us during lunch and some of nap time and will now be with us from 3:00 to 5:30 PM. Ms. Michelle can be found helping in other rooms around the school.

Please make plans to join us on Saturday April 25 for our all school Carnival. Planning for this event has been going on for some time. Rumor is Ms. Erin may be in a dunk tank!

As always thank you for your continued support and if you have any questions please feel free to contact Ms. Erin.

Thank you,
Ms Erin, Viki, Lara and Leila

PRESCHOOL 1 NEWS
March was full of new information as we traveled through the 7 continents learning about diverse cultures, languages, food and people. The kiddos enjoyed listening to stories and music from the different countries. During our circle time we discussed the similarities and differences between how we live here and how people live in different parts of the world. During work time the children chose work that helped extend their knowledge about the continents such as map making, animal continent box, letter writing using phrases in a variety of languages and so much more.

In April we will explore some of the greatest Authors and their popular books. This will be a good time to have your child bring in their favorite books to share for show and tell. This will be the last month of show and tell. As the weather becomes nicer, we will spend more time getting our garden ready for our “flowers in bloom” and “garden critters” unit coming in May. We will also start our science unit about life cycles of ladybugs, butterflies and frogs.

We have a field trip to Lake Forest Park Town Center on April 28th. More details to come as the date nears.

I look forward to spending some time to chat with you during our conferences. I will send out reminders by April 3rd. Lastly, thank you to all of you for being such great supportive parents!

Ms. Joanne, Ethel & Christopher

PRESCHOOL 2 NEWS
Spring is here and we welcome the warmer sunny days it brings! We are looking forward to cleaning our garden areas and planting. Please have your child bring in a flowering plant by April 20th. They will plant it themselves and will enjoy the beauty of their efforts for months to come. We will be studying butterflies, lady bugs and other insects. On Earth Day, April 22nd, we will be releasing lady bugs into our gardens – always a fun and exciting activity for the children.

We are especially looking forward to our conferences with parents this month. See you all soon.

Ms. Deepika, Kate & Grace

PRESCHOOL 3 NEWS
March went by too quickly this year. We had several really good field trips with no rain. The children are really into learning the states with songs, puzzles and map making in so many different ways. Now on to April. We are going to be celebrating Earth Day this month by having each child bring in a plant that they would like to plant and water all summer. Just a reminder our class conference day is April 16th and 17th. I hope to see you all. Our field trip this month is to Earth Steward Gardens. Thank you in advance to parents coming with us.

Thank you for all the wonderful snacks last month.
Ms. Talona and Randa

PRESCHOOL 4 NEWS

March was a fun filled month. We learned about Asia and took a field trip to see a Japanese folktale called “Momtaro.” It was so wonderful to see almost our entire class at swim night. Thanks for coming and splashing with us. In April we will be exploring the continent of Africa. Our featured book is “Why Mosquitos Buzz in People’s Ears” by Verna Aardema. It’s also dinosaur time in Pre 4 and we’ll be taking a trip to see some at the Science Center.

I look forward to seeing all of you during our April conferences.
Ms. Lizzie and Christian

KINDERGARTEN NEWS

The month of April will bring a new adventure to kindergarten. During the week of April 6-10th our class will be involved in Standardized Testing. We will make this a fun, learning experience for your child. Extra play times and special snack will help us enjoy the week. There will not be homework or spelling during this week. Please be sure your child is well rested and having fun.

Field trips in April are outdoors and fun. On April 8th we are returning to the Kruckeberg Gardens in Shoreline for a tour of the Spring Garden. We will go the Mercer Slough on April 29th. Please let us know if you want to join us and “think sun!”

We are preparing for the Spring Concert on May 8th. The children are excited to sing and dance for you. If you are having any troubles with your child’s costume, please let me know.

Thank you for sharing your wonderful children with us.
Ms. Teri, Thea & Mr. Jake


 A TASTE OF SUMMER

“PASSPORT TO ADVENTURE!”
Spring Break – April 20 – 24, 2015
Join us for a fun-filled taste of summer adventures (and it’s only spring!).

Monday: CAMP ADVENTURES!
Backpacks and Boots, Trails and Tents – adventures await us as we attempt the challenge of “Going on a Bear Hunt” up in the “Woodchip Woodlands!” Remember to wear your boots and packs; we will set up the tents and campfire!
Snack Project: Trail Mix

Tuesday: ARCTIC CHILL!
Feel the chill as we try to capture the “winter that wasn’t” here in the Pacific NW! Making “Snow” Balls, and Snow Ball games.
Special Treat: Snow Cones!
Public School Ages Field Trip – Ice Skating!

Wednesday: CELEBRATE EARTH DAY!
We begin our day with a Rally, and songs of gardens and bugs of the helpful kind! Working in our gardens, cleaning and beautifying them! Then, the release of our ladybugs that we raised…

Thursday: IN THE RAIN FOREST!
Art Class: Henri Rousseau’s “Surprised! Storm in the Forest”
Make our own lunch – Brown Bagging It!

Friday: FORWARD to SUMMER FUN!
Wrapping up the week with fun team sports and activities! Scooter, Relays, Coneball & Tag Games – cheer on your friends as we play!

For our “Culmination Event” for the Month of April, Please join us on Saturday the 25th from 11:30 – 1:30 for our annual SUMMER CARNIVAL! Featuring Music, an Inflatable Slide, Obstacle Course, Face Painting, Craft Activities, Food and MORE! FUN, FUN, FUN!

Saturday, April 25 2015
11:30 A.M. – 1:30 P.M.
“TASTE OF SUMMER” CARNIVAL
Invite your friends! Free fun!
Dunk Tank (weather permitting), Slam Hit Baseball, Carnival Games, Face Painting, Balloons, Popcorn and More
Food Package – Hot dog, chips, cookie & juice – $3.00

 

 

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