Newsletter January

January 2022 Newsletter

Welcome Back and Happy New Year!

Blue and White Day

Wear your Blue and White to school on Thursday, January 6th and Friday, January 7th.

Nursery Yoga with Miss Kim

Miss Kim will be here to do yoga with the Nursery Classes on Monday, January 10th and Tuesday, January 11th.

Pajama Days

Thursday, January 13th and Friday, January 14th.  Wear your jammies to school!  We will be making pancakes and hot cocoa and reading our favorite cozy stories today!

PreK Docent Art

Wednesday, January 19th.  This month Mrs. Adams will introduce Impasto Painting and Van Gogh.

Progress Reports

Nursery and PreK Progress Reports will go home on January 20th and January 21st.

Pre K and Nursery Classes Parent Conferences

Parent Conferences will be held for all classes on Monday, January 24th and Tuesday, January 25th from 3:45pm – 7:30pm.   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 13th* to schedule a time.  You will receive the form back with a confirmed time.  We will do our best to accommodate your request.

Owl Café

Owl’s Café will return this month on January 24th and January 25th for the PreK classes.  The PreK 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

Thursday, January 27th and Friday, January 28th 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.

State Re-Licensing

The State will be here this month to renew our license.  If you have an updated Health Form for your child, please submit it for their folder.

Fire Drills

We do fire drills regularly in case your child comes home talking about it.  It occasionally is part of their day and a necessary part of our Safety Protocol.

Toileting

Per our State License, we do not have a changing table in the bathroom.  Children have accidents and we are fully equipped to handle occasional accidents while children are toilet training.  Please work with your child’s teacher to ensure a consistent plan.  We are here to support your efforts.  Toilet training can be very successful if we all work together!

Reminder

We go outside every day, weather permitting.   Please make sure you send your child with a hat, mittens, snow gear if necessary and boots.  If they wear boots to school, please send in slippers or shoes for the classroom.  Please label their clothing to ensure that they don’t get misplaced.

An Owl’s Crossing Favorite song:

Five little snowmen on a winter’s day
The first one said, “Wake up, so we can play”
The second one said, “Let’s stomp on the ground.”
The third one said, “Let’s roll around.”
The fourth one said, “Let’s run and run and run.”
The fifth one said, “I’m afraid I feel the sun.”
“Oh dear,” cried the snowmen, As they looked toward the sky.
And the five melting snowmen waved a fond goodbye!

Hoot of the Month

Where does a snowman keep his money?…

In a Snow Bank

Quote of the Month

~ “The cold never bothered me anyway!” ~ Elsa

Happy New Year to all!  We look forward to an exciting 2022! 

Judy and Suzanne and the Owl’s Crossing Staff


Parent-Teacher Conferences

Child’s Name _________________________________

Monday, January 24th, 3:45pm – 7:30pm

Mrs. M AM/PM PreK, Mrs. Delaney AM PreK/PM PreK, Mrs. Herschfield/Mrs. Svensen AM Nursery

Tuesday, January 25th, 3:45pm – 7:30pm

Mrs. Magill AM/PM Nursery, Mrs. Svensen AM Nursery, Mrs. Delaney AM Nursery, Mrs. Helle PM PreK

 

___________________ Preferred Time between 3:45pm – 7:30pm

(parent request)

___________________ Confirmed Time

(by teachers)

**Please return this the form by Thursday, January 13th to your child’s teachers with your preferred conference time.  We will do our best to accommodate your requested time.  You will receive this form back with your confirmed conference time.**