133 Newsletter 3-11-16


March 11th, 2016



v  FUN FRIDAYS IN MARCH: Friday, March 18th College Day

                                                       Thursday, March 24h Wacky Sock Day

                                                        Friday, April 1st Inside Out Day

v  EXTRA CHANGES OF CLOTHES:  We are all happy to see the sun peeking through the clouds, but with slightly warmer weather comes mud and puddles.  Even though your children have snow clothes, we have noticed that they are still getting wet.  Please bring your child at least two pairs of pants, two shirts, many socks and many pairs of underwear so we have something to change them into.  Thank you all for your help. 

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.

 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!




Chicago Flower & Garden Show

Name: Chicago Flower & Garden Show

Date: March 18, 2016

Event Description:

Spring ahead, with family fun for all ages at the Chicago Flower & Garden Show, presented by Mariano's. Join in the fun -- and learn new things -- at the new and expanded Kids Activity Garden, where you roll up your sleeves and plant something, get up close and personal with creepy-crawly bugs or just enjoy some time on the swings or a slide in our indoor playground. Tickets for children are just $5.


Festival Hall, Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand Avenue, Chicago, IL.  60611

Date/Time Information:

Mar. 12-20, 2016  Sun-Wed: 10am-6pm Thur-Sat: 10am- 8pm

Contact Information:



Children ages 4-12: $5 Adult weekday: $14 (purchased online before the show) Adult weekend: $16 (purchased online before the show)




       This week we learned all about Volcanoes!  We learned that there are many volcanoes all around the world.  There are active volcanoes, that erupt often, and dormant volcanoes, that may only erupt every few thousand years.  We also looked at what happens with different kinds of eruptions.  We talked about how when lava flows from a volcano, it flows very slowly, so people and animals have a chance to get out of its way.  When a volcano has a lot of gas and steam built up inside of it, it often explodes and produces a Pyroclastic flow.  This is a superheated cloud of ash and gas that moves faster than an airplane, about 600 miles an hour.  It is very dangerous to people or animals that live close to a volcano. 

            For group time, we played the game "Hot Lava".  The children pretended that the carpet was lava and they had to jump from "rock" to "rock" on the carpet, making sure that their feet did not hit the ground!  They laughed and said, "Ouch Ouch Ouch, It's HOT!" 

            On Friday we did the erupting volcano experiment!  The children were able to see what an erupting volcano looks like, we explained that the gases in the pretend volcano are similar to gases in a real volcano.  The gas builds up and puts pressure on the rocks and eventually it bursts in an explosion! 

            Next week, in honor of spring, we will be learning about baby animals!  We will learn about what they are called and how their animal mommies and daddies care for them. 


Hilary, Gina, and Jessica