Mini Miners Preschool Post

September 6, 2021

1st Day of School

The first day has finally come, we've been anxiously waiting!

Here are a few things to remember:

  • All adults MUST wear masks in the building

A letter from Ms. Cindy Bear

  • Please bring current physical, immunizations, proof of residency & birth certificate

(if you have not done so already😉)

  • Return the completed Ages & Stages questionnaires to your teacher or Miss. Michelle

  • Sign your child in (books located by each classroom door)

  • Bring your ID to pick-up (until we get to know you!)

  • Sign your child out when picking them up (books located by each classroom door)

  • Remember to bring a change of clothes to leave at school

Label everything with your child's name.

  • Help your child put their items in their cubbies

  • Please be mindful of keeping some distance with others

  • Kiss & Go - What an exciting day!

If it's tough for you to kiss & go, come on by my office. We'll have some coffee and visit!!

I cried the first day up until my kids were in third grade!

Please let us know if there is anything we can do for you!


If you are planning to pay tuition with a credit or debit card, we are in the process of completing student ALMA accounts. There will be no late fees this month and we'll get them finished up this week.

If you plan to pay with cash or check, you are welcome to turn it into Miss. Michelle. We'll get you a receipt and will enter payment into your child's ALMA account when it is complete.

Thanks so much!

Please let Miss. Michelle or Miss. Heather know if you have any questions.

Free PLAYGROUP - Families with children ages 0-3 years old: Tuesdays from 11:00-12:00am. Beginning September 14.

A little more about out Preschool Family!

Miss. Jo

Hello! My name is Jo.

I moved to Fairplay from Burlington, Vermont one year ago and I am loving it!

I just finished my AmeriCorps service year with the Boys and Girls club in which I facilitated programs and activities for PreK-2nd graders. I also helped out with the Keystone Science School program where I helped facilitate outdoor learning experiences for 3rd-5th graders.

I love to hike, play video games, and play card games with my friends. I am looking forward to the upcoming school year and meeting you all!

Miss. Ann

I am a Great Grandma of two and a Grandma of 15! I

love to work with littles, they are fun and enjoyable as I love watching them learn and grow . Some of my hobbies include reading, singing, hunting and fishin. I am truly blessed to be apart of Edith Teter preschool.

Miss. Kendra

I am originally from an Island in Michigan, but I have lived all over the USA. I have been living in Indian Mountain for the last 6 years and I truly love Park County. I’ve worked with children for over 10 years and love teaching.

I began my teaching career as a preschool gymnastics’ instructor. I was working in Summit County as a lead teacher for a preschool while finishing my Associates Degree. I just graduated in May 2021 from Red Rocks Community College in Lakewood, Colorado.

I love to be active and outside with my dogs while enjoying all the things Colorado has to offer. I believe that with loving, kind support all children can be independent and thrive in school. I am looking forward to meeting everyone and working closely with your child this coming school year.

Parenting Corner

What is Executive Function & Self-Regulation?

"Executive function and self-regulation skills are the mental processes that enable us to plan, focus attention, remember instructions, and juggle multiple tasks successfully. Just as an air traffic control system at a busy airport safely manages the arrivals and departures of many aircraft on multiple runways, the brain needs this skill set to filter distractions, prioritize tasks, set and achieve goals, and control impulses."

Center on the Developing Child

Harvard University

"Working memory can be commonly confused with short term memory. Short term memory refers to the short term information required for a verbal or visual task (e.g. remembering a phone number, blending sounds into words when reading, remembering objects, colours, location, direction). Working memory involves the manipulation and transformation of verbal and visual information (e.g. remembering instructions and their content to then carry it out, remembering what to say when called upon, keeping your place on the page when reading, reverse sequences of objects/numbers)." Kid Sense

Learn More!!

Important Dates

Tuesday, Sept. 7: 1st day of preschool (No Monday, Miss. Sarah's session)

Wednesday, Sept.15: Early Release Day (Full Day pick-up at 1:00 pm. No afternoon Roz session)

Wednesday, Sept. 22: Fire Safety. Special visit by Northwest Fire District! Thank you!

*Subject to change