2 & 3 - Character Ed Assemblies
5 - PTO Meeting at 4:30
11 - Early Release- Bus riders @11, car riders @12
For Latchkey info call @ 462-5073
12 & 13 - National Fire Safety Week
18 - McTeacher Night 4-8
23 thru 27- Parent/Teacher Conferences
23 thru 27 - Art Auction
30 & 31 - NO SCHOOL
With first quarter ending, I wanted to take the opportunity to briefly describe the curriculum used in our classrooms.
Project Construct is a learner-centered approach to teaching preschool. We use your child’s interest to plan hands-on lessons and activities to keep him or her motivated and engaged. Your child is encouraged to collaborate and work together with peers, take initiative, express opinions, make choices, learn from errors, problem solve, think critically, and use creativity.
Handwriting Without Tears (HWOT)
HWOT is a fun, hands-on pre-writing and letter recognition curriculum. This program develops handwriting readiness skills with music, dough, magnetic stamps, and wood pieces. You will hear your child talking about Mat Man, big lines, and curved lines. It is very important to note that letter formation is taught through sticks and curves formation and your child will begin with the letter L. The pattern followed each week is not the normal alphabetical order.
This is a program that your child will continue to learn in kindergarten. It is a phonics program that teaches print knowledge, alphabet awareness, phonological awareness, phonemic awareness, decoding, and vocabulary. These are all skills necessary for your child when learning to read. This program also has a writing component for teaching pre-K students letter formation.
Missouri Early Learning Standards
This link is the document we use to guide our instruction. http://dese.mo.gov/sites/default/files/eel-el-2013-MELGoals.pdf
We had a great time getting to know our new friends at the Ice Cream Social. Thanks so much to everyone who came.
We are going up for our Annual Art Auction which will be held the week of Parent Teacher Conferences October 23-27th. Make sure you take time to stop by and place your bid on your favorite artwork! The students and teachers have been working hard creating amazing projects!
Our next 2 meetings will be Thursday October 5th and November 2nd. All meetings are held at 4:30pm at the Early Childhood Education Center.
We will be planning our Breakfast with Santa event for December.
From the Nurse...
Flu season is just around the corner! Symptoms of the flu may include fever, cough, sore throat, body aches and vomiting. The flu vaccine is a great way to help protect your family. Please contact your doctor or the local health department to schedule your appointment now.
- Early out Wednesdays are ALWAYS the 2nd WEDNESDAY of each month.
- Please call the office if your child will not be at school.
- Check your child's folder EVERY night.
- Change out the clothes in your child's backpack to reflect the change in weather.
Wanting to know more about your child's day? Try starting with these questions:
What was the best part of your day?
Tell me something that made you laugh today.
What is your favorite thing to do at recess?
Can you show me something you learned today?
What is different at school than at home?
Trauma Informed Schools
DESE is providing information for families on the Trauma-Informed School Initiative. There is helpful information at the following address should your family experience trauma.
School counselors are a wonderful resource for families and are able to provide supports for your child to be successful at school should you need them. Always know that they are available to your child as needed.
Have you seen our Duck?
This cute duck mailbox is a book library. Your child can take a book to keep in exchange for leaving a book they no longer want.
Thank you for joining us in the Homecoming Parade!
Lost and Found
The Nightly Reading Record Sheet is an amazing way to make sure reading is a priority in your house. When your child returns a monthly reading calendar completely filled in, they will receive a fun book and a prize to take home. PLEASE take the time to print this calendar for your child. http://www.troy.k12.mo.us/domain/88 Monthly participation allows your child to learn and also spend quality time with you.
“Children are made readers on the laps of their parents.”