BRIGHT BEGINNINGS PRESCHOOL

DECEMBER 2022 - NEWSLETTER

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Thank you for attending parent/teacher conferences!

We pride ourselves on partnering with families in order to best meet the needs of every student. Meeting and talking with families about how their child is doing in preschool during parent/teacher conferences is one way in which we are able to partner with you. We value this time with families, but also understand that issues arise during the school year that you want your child’s teacher to know about or you may have a question about. Please reach out to your child’s teacher via email when something like the above occurs. Communication is key. Families are your child’s first teacher, we just help and support along the way.


Thank you and Happy Holidays!


Sincerely,

Mr. McDonald, Principal

Healthy Holiday Tips from your Elementary Mental Health Staff

The holidays can be a fun family time and they can also be stressful. Below are some healthy holiday tips:

  • Stick to routines: Keep morning and evening routines similar to the school week to maintain healthy habits.
  • Give your child a heads up (let them know in advance): When routines change, make sure to let your child know so they are prepared.
  • Schedule down time/quiet time: Say "no" to too many things. Let everyone choose their favorite quiet activity and enjoy the peace.
  • Family and Friend Time: Make time for connecting with others. Put away technology and be present with each other. Some ideas are: play board games, listen to music, read together, family movie night, play cards-brainstorm other ideas with your children.
  • Don't forget to add movement/exercise: A great way to enjoy the holiday season is to keep moving your body. Outside ideas like taking a walk, go sledding, skating, build a snowman. Inside ideas like music and move, balloon volleyball, GoNoodle activities.
  • Food: It is important to maintain healthy eating habits and to stay hydrated. Keep healthy snacks available (fruit, veggies, protein). Make sure you and your kids drink water throughout the day. Enjoy holiday treats in moderation.
  • Keep your own stress in check: Practice good self-care. Like reading a book, yoga/movement, fresh air, and taking a break for yourself.


Just remember, your presence is more important than presents........

IMPORTANT DATES

December 5: No School-Teacher Workshop


December 13: POPS Parent Meeting @ 6:00 PM in the Media Center


December 14: Wear Rainbow Colors for ALL Character Counts


December 23-January 2: No School-Winter Break


January 3: School Resumes

Winter has Arrived!

Winter has arrived! Please send your child to school with snow pants, boots, hats, mittens (that are easily put on), and a warm winter coat each day.

We do try to go outside when we can, unless the temperature/wind chill is 0 degrees or

below. Also, these warm clothes will help when your child is waiting outside to get picked up each day.

POPS Meeting

Tuesday, December 13 at 6:00 PM in the Albertville Primary Media Center

All parents invited to attend

During the meeting the principal will be asking for feedback and discussing the following items:

· Kindergarten and Bright Beginnings Conference Meal Train Donations-Update and Ideas

· Update on Kindergarten Registration for 2023-2024

THANK YOU!