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131 RED NEWSLETTER

March 11th, 2016

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Fun Fridays in March: Preschool and Kindergarten are invited to participate in Fun Fridays throughout the month of March. Each Friday will be a different themed day.

                  Friday March 18th: College Day

                  Thursday March 24th: Wacky Sock Day

                  Friday April 1st: Inside Out Day

 

Vision and Hearing Rescreening:  If you were absent for the vision and hearing screening on Tuesday, March 1st,  Julie Kupsty will be returning on Tuesday, March 15th at 10:00 a.m. She will also be performing re-screening on that day as well.

Individual Pictures: We will be having individual pictures the week of March 14th.  Look for more information to be passed along soon!

SCHOOL CLOSED: We will be closed for our annual Spring Break Day on Friday, March 25th.

CUBBY CLEANING: Please remember to take home your child’s artwork at the end of the day. Our cubbies are getting full and we are limited on space. Thank you for your help.

PARENT SEMINAR: Please join us on Thursday, March 17th from 4:30 to 5:45 p.m. for a Meet and Greet Discussion with our school nurse Karen Crawford.  Please come with any questions or concerns you have regarding your child's health, safety and/or first aid.  We look forward to seeing you there. 

DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME: Don't forget to spring forward this week.  Unfortunately that means we all lose an hour of sleep. 

COMMUNITY HAPPENINGS:

Chicagoland Family Pet Expo 2016

Name: Chicagoland Family Pet Expo 2016

Date: March 18, 2016 - March 20, 2016

Website: http://www.petchicago.com

Event Description:

Chicagoland Family Pet Expo is America's largest family pet expo all under one roof, featuring world-class entertainment, demonstrations, the latest pet products and hundreds of animal rescue groups.  
Please leave pets at home unless part of a performance or exhibit.

Location:

Arlington Park Racecourse, 2200 W. Euclid Ave., Arlington Heights, IL. 60005

Date/Time Information:

Mar 18-20, 2016
Friday: 1-9pm, Saturday: 10am-6pm, Sunday 10am-5pm

Fees/Admission:

$10/Adults   $5/Children ages 3-12  $7/Parking
Friday only, buy one get one same price admission FREE from 5-9pm.

 

 

CURRICULUM UPDATE:

The children began their new project this week and have begun to learn about Big Cats! This week we focused our attention of tigers. We began by learning that there are five different types of tigers. The types are Sumatran, Indochinese, Bengal, Chinese and the Siberian Tiger. We were amazed to hear that a Siberian Tiger can weigh 680 pounds and measure more than 13 feet from the tip of its tail to its nose. To demonstrate how big the tiger is we laid down on our back an used our bodies to measure 13 feet! We now know that tigers live in Asia and can be found in bitter cold places such as Siberia and hot, tropical places as well. Just like people, when a tiger gets too hot it will take a cold dip in a body of water to cool off. The children had the opportunity to learn about a very rare and special kind of tiger called the White Bengal Tiger. These tigers cannot grow orange fur and if you want to see one you will have to go to a zoo because they are not found in the wild. The class learned that tigers are and endangered animal and that it is up to people to take care of Tigers and make sure they continue to live in the wild.  For art the children used black construction paper to tear into stripes. They glued these striped on orange paper to make tiger stripes. We also had some fun painting and printing with toy lions. Next week we will turn our attention to Lions and learn about where they live, what they eat and how they differ from other big cats.

HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND!

 Gregg Susan and Susan