The Hoppy Herald

March 2018

Hello Frog Families,

I hope you’ve all have had a chance to welcome Ms. Kathleen to the frog class. We are very excited she has joined our class and the kids are really enjoying getting to know her. I can’t believe how fast this school year is flying by. We’ve been keeping track of the days we’ve been at school and will hit our 100th day this month. We will have a fun day planned to celebrate this in class. Show and Tell will be Thursday March 8th. Please have your child bring something to school that day that starts with one of our letters of the month (see below.) We have a busy month planned to finish up our Dinosaur unit as well as explore St Patrick’s Day and Easter. I will be putting out a sign-up sheet for conferences by the end of next week so please be looking for that. See the school wide news section below for dates, times, and other conference details.


Ms. Cara & Ms. Kathleen

March at a Glance

March Themes

  • Finish Dinosaurs
  • Easter
  • St. Patrick’s Day


  • Y, U, B


  • Letter Stamping
  • Dinosaur Names
  • Swatter Spotter
  • Last Name Introduction


  • The Easter Story by Katherine Sully
  • God Gave Us Easter by Lisa Tawn Bergren
  • What is Easter by Michelle Medlock Adams

Writing/Five Motor

  • Name and Number Writing
  • Marshmallow Shamrock Painting
  • Window Dinosaur Trace & Paint
  • Fruit Loop Necklaces (Hand Eye Coordination)
  • Cutting Practice


  • Introduction to Addition (Gus the Plus)
  • Fruit Loop Necklaces (Patterning)
  • Fruit Loop Dice Game (Sorting and Counting)


  • Dinosaurs (Carnivore, Herbivore, Omnivore)
  • Tye-Dye Easter Egg Coloring (Color Mixing)
  • Resurrection Rolls (Why Heat Melts Marshmallow)


  • Jesus’ Sacrifice – Matthew 26-27; Mark 14-15; Luke 22-23; John 13-19
  • Jesus Has Risen! – Matthew 28; Mark 16; Luke 24; John 20-21
  • The Easter Story by Katherine Sully

School Wide News

Arrival and Departure

All classes start promptly at 9:30am and end at 1:30pm. In respect for staff time, children should not be dropped off before 9:30am and should be picked up no later than 1:30pm. Families who have not picked up their child by 1:40pm will be subject to a charge of $1/minute for every minute after this time until the child has been picked up. If an emergency occurs that will cause you to be late picking up your child, please contact the Preschool Director immediately. If a child is not picked up within a reasonable time frame, the Preschool Director will call the emergency contacts to pick up the child. If a child has not been picked up by 2:30pm and a parent or emergency contact cannot be contacted, the Preschool Director may contact social services to find a safe place for the child until a parent or emergency contact can arrange to pick up the child.

Parent/Teacher Conferences Coming Soon!
We hope all of you will sign-up for Parent/Teacher Conferences. It’s a great time to talk one-on-one about your child’s progress and we can discuss any concerns or answer any questions you may have. Conferences will be Tuesday March 20th from 1:45–6pm, and Wednesday March 21st from 4–8pm. Sign-ups will be available at the classrooms, see your child’s teachers for details. Each conference will be 15 minutes long and childcare will be available in Rm 119E. We look forward to visiting with you!

Summer Fun at Waterstone

We’re excited to announce that we will be doing several weeks of fun activities and camps this summer! Stay tuned for more information. Registration will begin in April. This is a great opportunity for families to add some fun to those long summer days and for kids to spend time with their friends in a safe, enriching environment.

Entrepreneur Expo

Waterstone Preschool will be hosting an Entrepreneur Expo during conferences on Tuesday, March 20th from 1:45 – 6pm, and Wednesday, March 21st from 4 – 8pm. This is an opportunity for preschool parents who have their own business to advertise and/or sell products. You are welcome to come for all or part of those time frames. Click here to sign-up if you are interested in showcasing your business at this event.

Easter at Waterstone

The Easter season is upon us and Waterstone would like to invite you and your family to celebrate. Easter Services will be held on Sunday, April 1st at 6, 8, 9:30 and 11am. Children’s programming is available at the 8, 9:30 and 11am services. Click here for more info.

February Fruit of the Spirit: Faithfulness

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.
-Galatians 5:22-23 (NIV)

Mark your Calendars!

March 8
Show and Tell
March 20 or 21
Parent/Teacher Conferences
March 26-30

NO SCHOOL-Spring Break