134 Red Newsletter

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!

PAULINES LEAVE OF ABSENCE:    Pauline will be absent for one more week but will hopefully be returning Monday, March 21st.  We will keep you informed moving forward of any extension of that date.  If you have any questions, please speak with Suzie Brunner, our Preschool/Kindergarten Coordinator.

PATTY'S TIME OFF: Patty will be on vacation Thursday, March 17th and Friday March 18th. 

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

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

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

THANK YOU:  A special thank you to Liam's family for their donation of a new puzzle for Liam's birthday.  The children were so excited to open it with him yesterday at group time and were even more anxious to help to put it together. 

COMMUNITY HAPPENENINGS

Family Fun Fest

 

Takiff Center- Glencoe Park District

999 Green Bay Rd
Glencoe, IL 60022

Phone number (847) 835-3030

From: Sunday, Mar 13, 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

What/Why:

Looking for something fun to do with your children? Family Service of Glencoe, together with the Glencoe Park District and The Grand Food Center are pleased to host Family Fun Fest. This free annual event is geared towards young families with children up to 9 years old. You'll find an array of exciting activities, entertainment, and good food. This year, activities will include floor hockey, karate, yoga, arts and crafts, music with Wiggleworms, and performances by the Dance Company from the North Shore School of Dance.

CURRICULUM UPDATE

Today was the last day of our weather project.  This week we focused on the wind and how it affects the weather around us.  The children participated in a number of activities related to wind.  We talked about how sometimes the wind is calm and other times it can be very strong and powerful.  When the wind is powerful it can cause more dangerous storms called tornadoes and hurricanes.  These winds can be very damaging to our homes and neighborhoods.  It is one of the reasons we practice tornado drills within our school, to learn how to be safe when a storm like this occurs. 

The children use their own breath to make wind to move a cotton ball, an electric fan to attempt to move different weighted objects and a tornado bottle to represent what a tornado might look like in the sky.  This project has brought us a lot of new information about weather and the world around us.  Next week, we are completely shifting gears and will begin a four week project on art.  We will be holding our Art Studio Day for the children on Thursday, April 7th.  If you have any art experience or knowledge to share we would love to incorporate your expertise into our project. 

 

HAVE A WONDERFUL WEEKEND!

PAULINE, PATTY, SAMANTHA AND SUZIE