The month of May was very full and exciting. Children learned about the Rainforest and South America. In addition, each classroom from Preprimary on up was able to watch the lifecycle of the butterfly in action with live caterpillars that munched and munched until they spun their chrysalis, where they stayed until ready to be a beautiful butterfly. After a few days in the classrooms as butterflies, each classroom released them on the playground. The children loved the experience! We will be looking for more opportunities in the future to watch the lifecycles of different animals in real life.
Mother’s Day was a wonderful success. Thank you to all the moms who joined us for a small breakfast. Your children love your presence in the school on special days. Hopefully everyone enjoyed their gifts. Parent-Teacher conference were busy with many parents joining their children’s teachers for updates on how they are doing in the classroom and goals for the upcoming weeks and months. Parents went above and beyond for our teachers during Teacher Appreciation Week. Our staff are very dedicated to families and children and your appreciation of what they do is amazing.
For the month of April, the children have taken part in learning about Oceania, Australia, and our Plant Earth. We celebrated the Week of the Young Child as well by having a spirit week. It was fun to see the children in their princess and superhero costumes. There were also several projects and great discussions that the children took part in when it came to celebrating Earth Day.
We welcomed a new member to our Kitchen staff this month. Ruby has brought great nutritional value to the meals we serve daily. We are glad she is a part of Little Acorn!
The office has started to send out a “Friday Wrap-up” email weekly. The email will consist of important information to be aware of such as dates, events, reminders, and things to look out for. You can reply to the email with any questions you may have as well.
Petite Feet Creative Movement class introduces students to dance in a playful and creative ways. The next session will be starting May 1st and running through May 29th. The class is held every Tuesday from 3:15pm-3:45pm and at 3:45pm-4:30pm. If you would like to sign-up, please feel free to fill out the form that is located by the back door of the school and return to the office.
In the month of March, the children had fun learning and celebrating St. Patrick’s Day. Many children participated in wearing their green for the day. In addition to learning about the holiday, there were many arts and crafts that the children created, class parties with delicious snacks, and they even had a surprise visit from Lenny the Leprechaun! The children also started planting seeds outside in their garden. We will look forward to growing tomatoes, cucumbers, squash, and zucchini this year!
Our maintenance has been on campus this month working on several projects. The Infant/Toddler room has been enjoying their new playground floor and the Primary classes have been active in their new sandbox. We also received tile in our front entrance and are looking to improve more things in our building for the future. We will keep you posted on future work that will be done.
The office will be sending out an email every Friday with information on things that have happened during the week and events to look forward to. Emails will also continue to be sent out to parents during the week if there are urgent matters that you need to be aware of. If you are not receiving the office emails, please check your junk mail and/or notify the office. If you have changes to your address, email or phone number please notify the school immediately. We want to ensure that we can reach you in case of an emergency.
Re-enrollment for our current students will end March 30th. We are looking to re-enroll many students for the upcoming 2018-2019 school year!
In the month of February, the classrooms have been busy working on crafts and discussions for the many holidays that were celebrated. We redeemed several points from Scholastic to purchase holiday books that have started to fill our class libraries. Thank you, parents, for purchasing books online with Scholastic. Every time you order there are points that the school receives for free books and we have had an order every month! Check your parent mailboxes for the next month’s Scholastic flyer.
We are always adding new students to our school and would like to welcome the new families that have started with us recently. Welcome! We are glad you are here. We also welcome a new staff member, Iman. She is our new Assistant in the Primary 1 classroom. We are excited to have her join our team.
January Recap: In January we welcomed the Langston, Cho, and Lopez families to our Little Acorn community. We are glad that you are here! We also had a great turn out for our open house. Thank you to all the parents and families that attended. The teachers have been busy getting the children back on track from the winter break. There have been many winter crafts that the children have created and decorated their classroom with. La Petite Feet is back for another dance class session and Amazing athletes has started their Thursday afternoon sports class as well. Tiny Tikes will be back Feb. 6th. If you would like to sign up for any of these extracurricular activities, please feel free to grab a form from the back door of the school. You can drop off payments in the office.
Afternoon enrichments are continuing to progress. The children have had no problem with picking up where they left off. New and unique cooking projects have been introduced, winter Spanish words have been learned, and many of the children have mastered their computer skills. If you are interested, the program ABC Mouse can be downloaded and used at home.