Parents As Teachers

Wellsville-Middletown R-I and Montgomery Co. R-II

January 2021

Hopeful is the word that keeps running through my mind as we turn the calendar to a new year. I'm an optimist by nature, so I may be feeling more hopeful then you are right now. I'm none the less hopeful that we see less sickness, less stress and anxiety and more get togethers with friends and family in 2021.

We did many outside 'driveway' visits last fall while the weather was mild. Now that winter has set in, we've pivoted to virtual visits. It's not the same we know, and we miss sitting on the floor and playing with your kids, laughing with you and just being together. We're doing porch drop-offs of bags with activity supplies ahead of our virtual visits. If your internet connection isn't reliable we're happy to do phone call visits.

We're excited to say we're planning a virtual 'Paint with PAT' group connection in February. We've never done anything like this before. We're both a little excited and anxious about it! See below for more details, and how you can register.

We're also making plans for our spring preschool and kindergarten screening days in both districts. We're working with administrators in both districts and planning to do everything we can to keep you and your children as safe as possible...while still planning in-person screening days.

Stay warm and stay well


This Month:

"Paint With PAT" Group Connection

Staff Book Review

Preschool and Kindergarten Screening

Enrollment Information

Winter PAT Home Visits

Covid-19 Safety Protocals

How to Contact Us

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Are you missing Messy Night? We are too! Plan to join us for a Messy Night alternative. PAINT WITH PAT! This virtual group connection is open to all children ages birth-5 in the Montgomery Co. R-II or Wellsville-Middletown R-I school district. We are partnering with Headstart, to offer this virtual opportunity to their families as well. You don't have to be receiving PAT or Headstart services to join us. Click on the link below to register your child. We will be delivering a FREE bag of painting supplies which will include washable paint and a canvas to all the children registered. A few days before, everyone who registered will receive an email with the Zoom link.

Title I Preschool and Kindergarten Screenings

2021 Spring Screening Dates

Mark your calenders now for our spring preschool and kindergarten screenings!

More information will be available after the first of the year, including times, phone numbers and dates to call to make an appointment. Children need to be age 4 by July 31, 2021 to be eligiable for preschool and age 5 by July 31, 2021 for kindergarten.

Montgomery Co. R-II Screening Dates

Call for a Title I screening appointment beginning February 17th

Montgomery City Elementary Title I Preschool Screening March 19th call 573-564-3711

Jonesburg Elementary Title I Preschool Screenng March 17th call 636-488-5923

Jonesburg Elementary Kindergarten Screening April 15th--TENTATIVE

Montgomery City Elementary Kindergarten Screening TBA

Wellville-Middletown R-I Screening

Call 573-684-2047 to make an appointment

Wellsville-Middletown Title I Preschool and Kindergarten Screeningl March 4th

Staff Book Review

Love Your Forever by: Robert Munsch

One of my very favorite books that I read to my three daughters is "Love You Forever", by Robert Munsch. This book, about a mother's love for her son, chronicles different stages in his life, beginning as a tiny baby, and ending as a young man. The author describes some of the stages a child goes through, from flushing his mother's watch down the toilet as a curious two year old, to his teenage years,and listening to "strange" music. But at night, the mother would always quietly come into his room, and rock with him, no matter how challenging he had been that day. This book illustrates the unconditional love and the bond between a parent and their child, and the "circle of life", as the child now has a child of his own. The book is available for purchase from Amazon here.


Parents as Teachers Enrollment Information

We love meeting new families! Any family living in the Montgomery Co. R-II or Wellsville-Middletown R-I school districts can access the following PAT services free.

  • Home Visits, where we focus on individual families and children’s early childhood development.

  • Group Connections are fun educational opportunities for parent-child activities and socialization with other families.

  • Annual Screenings consist of developmental, health, vision and hearing screenings

  • Resource/Referral Network is available if a developmental delay or other family need arises.

Fill out this form to enroll and have a parent educator assigned to you.

Winter PAT Home Viists

Burr! It's cold outside! As long we're having winter weather and temperatures, our PAT visits will pivot to virutal, using Zoom or phone calls for those without reliable interet. We will do porch drop-offs of materials for the parent-child activity and handouts ahead of time.

We miss seeing you! We're looking forward to spring weather when we can again do outside driveway visits again.

2020-21 PAT Safety Protocols

This is a year like no other. Check out the safety protocols we've put in place for our program. These are subject to change, as we continue to seek guidance from our county health department.