PreK Parent Engagement Presents:

Things You Need to Know & Things to Do

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Hello Z6 PreK Families,

I hope that your summer is off to a great start. I wanted to drop in and share some summer activity ideas and some helpful information with you.
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Schedule Doctor Visits

Hello families, this is a great time to schedule medical and dental appointments.

With the crazy year we had, some PreK children are still in need of:

* Physical Exam

* Immunizations

* Vision Exam

* Dental Exam

* Hearing & Vision Screening

If you are uncertain if your child is up to date with health requirements, please contact the nurse at your child's home school.

Kindergarten Health Needs
Dental Exam
Eye Exam
New Medical/Physical Exam with updated shot records, including:

  • At least 4 DPT's with the last one on or after your child's 4th birthday
  • At least 4 Polio with the last one on or after your child's 4th birthday
  • 3 Hepatitis B
  • 2 MMR
  • 2 Varicella
  • Lead risk questionnaire
  • Diabetic screening
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Things To Do...

I hope that everyone received their Parent-Child Summer Activity Kit. If you did not, contact your child's home school office or myself to schedule a pick up date and time.

Here are some additional at home activities to continue the development of our Z6 PreK student's growth through the summer! I hope you enjoy:)

  • Hide & Seek in or outside - This game teaches taking turns, counting, and it gets the body moving.
  • Family Coloring Day - When was the last time you colored? Practice staying in the lines.
  • Try a new vegetable - Discuss how the vegetable taste and grows. Try it cooked or raw.
  • Pack a picnic lunch or dinner and eat outside - This is a great time to sneak in some math skills when preparing the meal.
  • Go on a walk/Nature Scavenger Hunt - This activity gets the family up and out to explore.
  • Family Movie Night - Let each family member pick a movie and have discussions afterwards.
  • Read outside - Great time to sit back and relax with a good book. Ask questions: who, what, when, where, why.
  • Family Dance Party outside - Dancing helps children control their body movements. Music helps children learn sounds, words, and patterns. Get up, get out, get dancing.
  • Play outside with chalk - Playing with chalk can teach colors, shapes, numbers, and promote writing and drawing skills.
  • Family Trivia - Promotes conversation and encourages curiosity by asking your child questions like:

1. If you were an animal, what would you be?

2. What do you like most about yourself?

3. If you had three wishes, what would they be?

4. What do you want to be when you grow up?

Weekly Challenges

We all have big goals and want to see a real change in our lives. By setting goals or challenges weekly, you can check in with yourself at the end of the week to see if you've reached your goal, acknowledge what steps you need to take to reach your goal, and set the challenge for the next week.

Below are suggested challenges for the remainder of June. You can use these examples or choose an area in your life that you want to focus on.

Week of June 13 - Spend one-on-one time with your child this week, doing an activity they get to choose.

Week of June 20 - Set one goal as a family to help you grow stronger together. Talk about how each person might contribute.

Week of June 27 - Think about your typical day, and choose one routine this week to be really consistent about. Do your best to be completely present with your child during this time.

Greetings To The Fathers...

I want to take this time to wish each father a Happy Father's Day. I hope this video puts a smile on your face.

( For Spanish translation- click the settings button at the bottom of the video, select subtitles, and select Spanish)

Enjoy your Father's Day Weekend.

Kid President's Important Message to Dads #DadGoals