PreK News

September 25-29, 2017

Themes & Curriculum

Johnny Appleseed & Apples

Handwriting: capital 'L'

Compound words


Weekly Math: counting, oral add./sub. stories, shapes, measurement, patterns & graphing


Johnny Appleseed Biographies

10 Apples Up on Top

Apple Pie Tree

Apple Trouble

Special Events

On Monday, we will visit the WOW garden for our introductory lesson. We look forward to adding this resource to our learning. Thank you to our wonderful parent volunteers who provide these fantastic opportunities for us.



We will go to the library every Tuesday and Friday to return and checkout books, One of those days will also include a story time with our librarian, Mrs. Wahpekeche. Remember that library books may be sent in at any time. We have a special collection basket for them in our room.


Coach Lara and Mrs. Kittle would like for all students to wear closed toe and rubber soled shoes (ie 'tennis' shoes) when in the gym. Our PreK students go to the gym every day.


Remember that parents can and may want to place restrictions on their child's lunch account. For example, parents may decide to have one designated day as a "treat day." By law, the cafeteria staff, Mrs. Kittle, Mrs. Finch, or any other teacher may not tell a student what to or what not to buy. The Pre-K teachers are noticing that ice cream is being bought frequently by some and that not much else is being eaten but the treat. Please stop by the cafeteria or call or email Stacy Haugh, our Cafeteria Manager, at or 817-251-5734 to place limits, etc. on your child lunch choices.


Remember to follow us on Twitter @GESFinch. Each week, I share a snapshot of how we are learning in Pre-K.


Fall Conferences

Pre-K parents will be invited for a Parent/Teacher conference during the week of Oct 30. This is a change from my original target date of the week of Sept. 25. I apologize for any inconvenience, but changes were made after meeting with the district's Pre-K team last week. It has been decided that at the Pre-K level, we will have a traditional Parent/Teacher conference on Nov 2 instead of a student-led conference and then launch the student-led conferences in the spring. In order for me to meet with all parents by Nov. 2nd, I will begin scheduling conferences the week of Oct. 30. During our visit, I will share with you beginning of the year assessment information, our report card, and behavior observations. Please let me know If you have any concerns and would like to meet via phone or in person before then.

GES Fall Carnival

The countdown to the annual GES Carnival & Auction is on, and it is now time to think of our grade level auction baskets! If you are new to our school, the Carnival & Auction is our largest fundraising event. Past proceeds have gone to some wonderful school additions like our World of Wonder garden the children love, and new software and other teaching materials for our teachers. It is also a lot of fun! In the past, each home room would be asked to contribute a themed basket for the auction. When each family contributes 1-2 items for the basket we wind up with some really wonderful results!

This year auction baskets will be a collaborative grade level effort. Each grade has been assigned a number of basket themes and we are asking families to contribute to one or as many as you would like. For more information, click the link below. A letter will also be going home in each child's folder. We are so excited to see what each grade comes up with!

Pre-K & Kinder Grade Basket Assignments are: Soarin' Super Heroes, Princess/Diva Dress Up Collection, What's Cookin?, Oh Baby!, and Posh Pet!

Pre-K & Kinder Grade Auction Coordinator: Junell DuBois 817-680-6470 or

Sign Up for basket donations: Pre-K and Kinder Auction Sign Up

Parenting Center Workshop on Bullying (Sept. 26 at 6:30 p.m. GES cafe)

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October 2nd

Boots and Blue Shirt Day! Show your support to 'Stomp out Bullying.'
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Label Items

Please take the time to label ALL of your child's personal items. This will hopefully ensure that all of your things return home to you each day. Please write first and last names, or first initial and last name, on backpacks, lunch boxes, jackets, sweaters, and hats (when weather gets cooler).
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