Lee's Summit Parents As Teachers

February 2016 Newsletter

Reading to your child

Learning to read and write doesn’t start in kindergarten or first grade. Developing language and literacy skills begins at birth! Having a rich language world is important for your child's development. We know that there is a direct correlation between the number of words a child hears and the amount of words he knows - and of course this is all before the age of 3! One way you can provide a rich language experience for your child is through books. Not only does reading to your child provide language development, it also helps socially as it secures bonds, but most important - it is fun for everyone!

One of my favorite books is "Read To Me" by Judi Moreillon. In this book you discover the joy of sharing books, stories and songs with your child. Let the map of your child's life begin in your lap.

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February Book Ideas

  • Porcupining: A Prickly Love Story, by Lisa Wheeler
  • Max's Valentine, by Rosemary Wells
  • Valentine Mice, by Bethany Roberts
  • The Day it Rained Hearts, by Felicia Bond
  • My Little Valentine, by Carol Roth
  • Clifford's First Valentine's Day, by Norman Bridwell

Together Time Ideas

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Use sign language to say I Love You

Use your child's handprint to make a Valentine's card for someone special - let them know your child loves them.

Upcoming Activities

Reminder: If school is cancelled due to weather, so are the activities listed below.

February 2016

Kindergarten Information Night

Tuesday, Feb. 2nd, 7-8pm

400 Southeast Blue Parkway

Lee's Summit, MO

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Important information from the health room:

Several brands of children’s cold medication have been recalled due to the dose cup being marked incorrectly which could lead to overdose. More information about which brands are affected can be found here: http://consumerist.com/2016/01/11/nine-retailers-recall-store-branded-childrens-cold-medicine-over-overdose-risks/?scrlybrkr=8aa7e434#. Please check any cold medication that you may have in the home to find out if it is part of the recall. In addition, do not use the affected dose cup with any other medication. For any questions about the recall, please contact the pharmacy where the medication was purchased.


If the LSR-7 School District cancels school due to inclement weather, the Parents As Teacher’s office will be closed. Any activities for that day or evening will be cancelled as well. You will hear from your Parent Educator to determine if your Personal Home Visit is cancelled.

How to learn about SNOW DAYS?

R-7 Facebook https://www.facebook.com/Lees-Summit-R-7-School-District-113417128905/?fref=ts
R-7 Website www.lsr7.org
R-7 Info Line 816-986-1001
Local News Media

Head Start Preschool Enrollment Information


  • If you or your child is ill, please contact your parent educator to reschedule your visit.
  • Check our Facebook page for lots of great information!
  • Follow us on Twitter @LSR7PAT
  • Be sure to check our webpage http://pat.lsr7.org/ for information about our program!