Blossoms Newsletter 2021

September/October Edition

Blossoms Mission Statement

The mission of our seamless birth to five program is to identify children with educational risk factors, support and collaborate with families and provide materials and activities that help children develop optimally during the crucial early childhood years.

A Note from the Director

Greetings Blossoms Families,

We are off to a wonderful start. It has been such a joy getting to know your children and hearing and seeing what they are learning in class. As a reminder, it is important to get your student(s) to school on time. So much is missed when they arrive late. Second, please do not forget to review the skills your child should know before leaving preschool. This was given to you in the parent handbook. This month's focus will be on counting and quantifying. You want to check to see if your child can count to 10 and count objects to 10 with no mistakes. If this is not something they can do, then please make that your focus this month. On another note, I am sure you are well aware that there is a shortage of bus drivers. Pre-K is not mandated by the state to have bus service and unfortunately are the last to be assigned bussing. We have been informed that once a driver has been identified they will let us know. Thank you for your patience.


Sincerely,

Mrs. Walton

Director of Early Childhood

Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month

Blossoms is celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month, September 15th-October 15th. The classes are busy learning about various Hispanic traditions, cultures, and people. Students are learning Spanish words and creating art that reflect the various cultures. A special thank you to all the parents that came out to assist us in decorating the halls!
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DECA Social Emotional Screener

Parents we want to focus on our students' social and emotional skills. These skills include persisting at challenging tasks, making good decisions, and working well in groups. The tool we will be utilizing is called the Devereux Early Childhood Assessment, or DECA, which was developed by the Devereux Center for Resilient Children. This tool asks teachers and parents to rate how often a child has demonstrated specific social and emotional skills in the past month.

As parents and guardians, we would appreciate your participation in ensuring your child is developing social and emotional skills by completing the e-DECA Assessment using the link sent to your email from noreply@kaplanco.com. The information gathered from the e-DECA will be beneficial to your child’s overall success both inside and outside of the classroom, we value your voice and look forward to working with you.

Nutrition Nuggets

Have you ever looked at the colors on your plate? Be sure to include a colorful plate in your meals. Lots of veggies, meats, and grains.


On another note, Blossoms eats breakfast between 8:20am-8:35am. Please make sure your child is here to get some brain fuel to promote a successful day.

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Important Dates

Movie Night- Thursday, September 23rd @ 6:30pm (RSVP)

Hispanic Heritage Parade- Thursday, October 7th @ 5pm

Blossoms Special Persons Day- Friday, October 8th

Columbus Day-No School-Monday, September 11th

Parent/Teacher Conferences- Thursday, October 21st and 22nd

Character Counts Week- October 25th-29th- Look for fun activities

Blossoms Fall Pictures- October 25th

Blossoms is Hiring

We are seeking teacher assistants. If you love working with children or know of someone who does, and is creative, and looking for a great work environment, please consider Blossoms. You can email our director at twalton@d168.org.