January 2018 Newsletter
Welcome Back and Happy New Year!
Kindergarten Readiness Information Night
Monday, January 8th at 7:00pm, Wampatuck Elementary School Cafeteria
Each year the preschools in Scituate host a Kindergarten Readiness Panel for all Pre K parents. This year the panel discussion will be held at Wapatuck School in the Cafeteria. We invite all Pre K parents to join us for an opportunity to ask questions and understand the expectations of the Kindergarten school year. Kindergarten Teachers from the Scituate Public Schools will be there to answer all of your questions. Save the Date!
January Caring and Sharing
This month we will be decorating snack bags for the senior and housebound residents of Scituate through Meals on Wheels.
Pre K and 3 Day Nursery Docent Art
Wednesday, January 17th. This month we will learn about Surrealism, particularly Joan Miro and Salvador Dali. The focus will be stretching the boundaries of what is to what could be. These artists were known for the shocking, interesting, strange…but beautiful ways they interpreted the world through their eyes. The activity we will be doing is a collage creation of surrealistic animals, with respect to Dali’s “Elephants”.
Thursday, January 18th and Friday, January 19th. Wear your jammies to school! We will be making pancakes and hot cocoa and reading our favorite cozy stories today!
The “Owl Café will return this month on January 22nd and 23rd. The children rotate monthly the different roles of visiting a Café: the server, the order taker, the eater, the cleaner, the greeter, etc. By the end of the school year, each child will have a chance to play each part reinforcing social skills, making choices and working together!
Hootie’s Safety Lessons
January 29th and 30th we will begin our personal safety program called “Hootie’s Safety Lessons”. Lessons will include car safety, crosswalk safety, stranger safety, and all around personal safety.
Nursery and Pre K Progress Reports will go home on January 25th and January 26th.
Pre K Parent Conferences
Parent Conferences will be held for Pre K students only on Monday, January 29th from 4pm – 9pm and Tuesday, January 30th from 4pm – 9pm. It is an opportunity to discuss your child’s growth and progress. Conferences will be 10-15 minutes long. If more time is needed, a separate conference can be scheduled with the classroom teachers. Attached is a form for you to complete and return to your child’s classroom teachers by *Thursday, January 11th* to schedule a time. You will receive the form back with a confirmed time. We will do our best to accommodate your request.
Miss Patti from Funtastics/Mama Steph/Kim Spires Yoga
Miss Patti from Funtastics will be here on January 5th for the afternoon classes. Mama Steph will be here on January 9th for the afternoon classes. Miss Kim will be here to do yoga on January 12th for the afternoon classes.
Professional Development Day, Tuesday, March 6th
Please note that Owl’s Crossing Preschool will be closed on Tuesday, March 6th for a staff Professional Development Day. We will be focusing on Reading and Reading Readiness.
We go outside every day, weather permitting. Please make sure you send your child with a hat, mittens, snow gear if necessary and boots. Please label their clothing to ensure that they don’t get misplaced.
An Owl’s Crossing Favorite song:
Snow is Falling all Around (“Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star”)
Snow is falling all around
Falling, falling, to the ground.
I catch snowflakes on my tongue,
Building snowmen is such fun.
Snow is falling all around,
Falling, Falling, to the ground!
Hoot of the Month
What did one snowman say to the other…
Do you smell carrots?
Quote of the Month
“Some people are worth melting for” ~ Olaf