MAY NEWS

MENEKAUNEE SUNRISE ELC

Up and Coming:


May 11: Early Release at 11:30

May 28: No School, MEMORIAL DAY


June 4: 4K Bouncy Houses

June 5: 5K Step Up Celebration- Details coming

June 7: Last Day of School for 4K pm

June 8: Last Day of School:

4K am done @ 10:45

5K-Early Release @ 11:30

5K Step Up Celebration

Please watch for a letter to come home in your child's folder for information on our 5K Step Up Celebration. This will replace the former 5K graduation.

As parent survey results indicate, students have voted on how to celebrate their step up to 1st grade.

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Great is the human who has not lost his childlike heart.

Outerwear

Since it's finally getting warmer out, we'd like to ask that your student have an extra pair of tennis shoes and a pair of socks for the playground. It's easier for them to run and jump and have fun. The wood chips tend to find their way into sandals and flip flops.
Also, a lighter jacket or sweatshirt can be kept in their cubbie in case of any weather changes.


Also, please check our Lost and Found table in front of the office. Anything that hasn't been claimed by May 23rd will be donated to Goodwill.

Kindergarten Readiness

How will you know when your child is ready for kindergarten?

All children are unique in the ways they learn, and there are no absolute benchmarks. Here's a list of some of the preschool behaviors that indicate that children are ready for the next stage of school. Watch for these key milestones to emerge as your child learns and grows this year.

13 BENEFITS OF OUTSIDE PLAY THAT ARE BACKED BY SCIENCE:
Children who play outside are more physically active, which helps prevent obesity, heart disease, diabetes and other health issues
Children with nature-rich schoolyards are calmer and pay more attention to their teachers than children whose schoolyards have few natural elements.
Children with ADHD experience significantly fewer symptoms after spending time in nature
Children who play regularly in natural environments have more advanced motor skills, such as agility, balance and coordination, and are sick less often
Children who play outside have higher levels of vitamin D, which in turn strengthens their bones and immune systems
Children who learn how to garden eat more fruit and vegetables and are more likely too keep a healthy lifestyle later in life
Children who play outside engage in more imaginative games, interact more and get along better
Children whose schools offer outdoor classrooms or other forms of environmental education score higher on standardized tests
Children who grow up having regular contact with the natural world are more likely to develop a lifelong love for nature and care to preserve it
Children are less likely to engage in bullying when they play in natural environments
Children who play in nature score higher on concentration and self-discipline tests
Children who are exposed to the natural world develop stronger awareness, reasoning and observation skills
Children who play outside suffer less nearsightedness and are less likely to need eyeglasses

Source: North Carolina State University – Natural Learning Initiative: Benefits of Connecting Children with Nature