PCHC Spotlight

May 2016

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Reminders, News and Events:

  • May 2 - Joe Corbi's Fundraiser ENDS!

  • May 6 - Muffins for Mom (Mother's Day Celebration)

  • May 26-27 - AACPS Closed - Kindergarten ONLY (PCHC Open)

  • May 27 - Progress Reports Go Home (Infants - Preschool)

  • May 30 - Memorial Day (PCHC Closed)

  • June 2 - Preschool/4s - Graduation at 4 pm

  • June 17 - Donuts for Dad (Father's Day Celebration)


  • Please apply sunscreen to your child before arriving at school. If you would like sunscreen reapplied before the children go outside, please complete a sunscreen permission form and leave a labeled bottle of sunscreen in your child’s cubby.

  • For safety purposes, closed toe shoes are required for the playground. If you send your child to school in open toe shoes, it is important that you send a pair of closed toe shoes to school as well. Please make sure your child has the appropriate footwear to play outside.

Happy Birthday!

  • Mackenzie M - 5/1
  • Katelyn H - 5/1
  • Cassie Miller - 5/2
  • Aydan C.-5/5
  • Conner W. - 5/7
  • Olivia C. - 5/11
  • David M.- 5/18
  • Hailey K. - 5/21
  • Cole A.- 5/23
  • Mackenzie Z.- 5/25
  • Eric B. - 5/26
  • Mia W. - 5/26
  • Peyton W. - 5/10
  • Alayna M. - 5/27
  • Tatiana M. - 5/30
  • Alexander L. - 5/31

Classroom Updates


Infant A - For the month of May our theme will be “May Flowers”. Our core sounds for the month will be "Ma" and "La" and our sign language word for the month will be "Mommy".

Some of the activities for the month include thumbprint bumblebees and flower pot footprints. We will also be going on a lot of stroller rides and playing outside on the infant playground. Please bring a hat for your baby for outside time!

We are very excited for our new theme and to start new projects! We are so pleased to welcome Ms. Crystal to Infant A.

Infant B - We are so excited to be entering the month of May! We are really going to enjoy the Spring weather this month. If the weather permits we will be going outside twice a day, so please send your child with a jacket every day.

For the month of May, we will complete several sensory projects and art projects to tap into our creative sides. We will work with paint, paint brushes, and crayons. Our sign words for the month are “yes” and “no”. Our core sound for the month is “La”, and our word for the month is “book”. We will be working on those words and sounds every day. We are asking that you work on those words and sounds at home as well.

We also wanted to wish our wonderful moms a very Happy Mother’s Day.

Ms. Kaitlynn and Ms. Crystal – Infant A

Ms. Kenea and Ms. Robin – Infant B


This month we are going to celebrate MOM! Happy Mother's Day to all of our wonderful mothers!

Our themes this month will be:

  • Mom

  • Teddy Bears

  • Nursery Rhymes

  • Transportation

This month we will learn more about the color pink and our shape for May is the heart. Our sign language focus includes "mommy", "thank you" and "please." We hope you have a safe and wonderful May! Please help us welcome Ms. Dottie to the Toddler class!

Ms. Cheryl and Ms Dottie


It is May and Summer is almost here!

This month we will talk all about our mommies. Our themes include “Farm Animals”, ”Big & Small”, “Farm Equipment” and “Food the Farmer Grows”.

We will focus on the letters “I” and “J” and the numbers “9” and “10”, both in English and Spanish. We will also learn all about “Ovals” and “Hearts” as well as the colors “Red” and “Purple”!

We want to wish all of our moms a happy Mother's Day!

Ms. Jenni and Ms. Ashley E.


April showers bring May flowers! In the month of May we will continue to learn about “Recycling”. Our discussion topics will include: “How can we reuse junk?” and “ How can we create less trash?”. In the listening center we will hear what a trash truck sounds like.

Small group activities will include working together to build using boxes and several different recyclable materials. Our large group activities will focus on finding new ways to reuse things we find around our building. Adventure Walks around our school will help us figure out ways we can recycle. We will also record the shapes, sizes, and positions of the shadows we see by tracing them.

We will continue to read and review last month's books and add "The True Story of the Three Little Pigs", "The Three Little Javelinas", and "The Pot Juan Built."

At the end of May we will begin exploration of a new topic on “Buildings”. We will start discussing “What is special about our buildings?” and “What happens inside of our buildings?”.

Ms. Kim and Ms. Sarah


We’re so glad to be blossoming into May! This month our class will continue to focus on “Trees” as our area of study. We will be discussing how trees change and grow as well as how we can use different parts of trees. Along with discussing how we use different parts of trees, we will be cooking and experimenting with fruits that grow on trees.

We will also practice identifying letter sounds, rhyming pairs, counting and number recognition. Our area of study will change to “Balls” at the end of the month. Focusing on Balls will allow us to build on things like gross motor skills, teamwork, scientific thinking, and shape/size recognition.

As we are nearing the end of the school year, we will also practice for our Preschool Graduation. Everyone in the class participates and will perform in a special ceremony on June 2nd at 4pm. More information will be posted as we get closer to the date.

If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to share them with us. We hope to be as helpful as possible.

Ms. Alicia and Ms. Mellissa

School Age - Homework Center

We can't believe the school year will be over before we know it! With lots of exciting things coming up for Summer, we must first get through the month of May! Our school-agers have a lot of special activities planned for them!

May is the month of colors! Everything is in bloom and bursting with color! We will be color mixing and doing and an awesome science experiment with flowers that we think the class will really enjoy! We will also do a surprise Mother's Day craft for our amazing mothers! We will continue to focus on getting homework completed and spending time outside (weather permitting).

Ms. Jenni and Ms. India