ORSP Newsletter

May 28, 2021

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Principal's Message

Hello Preschool families! Happy Friday!

Can you believe it is the end of the school year already? We have had such a wonderful year!

I would like to take a moment to sincerely thank you for the opportunity to serve you and your child. It has been our pleasure to see the children grow and learn and develop their special, individual personalities. We have had so much fun together!

I personally wish you a happy and relaxing summer. You are forever a part of our Preschool family. If you need anything at all, please do not hesitate to reach out to us. We are always happy to support you even when your child moves on to elementary school and beyond.

Have a wonderful summer!


Below are ideas for activities to do with your child this summer, our best advice is to read to your children as much as you can and most importantly let them play. We hope everyone has a great summer and best of luck to our Kindergarteners! All of us are looking forward to seeing our 3's return and flourish in our program next year.

Ice Cream Stand

We had a traveling ice cream stand that all started in Mr. Ted's 4-year-old classroom. The children found large boxes that were going to be recycled and brought them into the room. They brainstormed on what to create with them and put their plan in motion. They set the ice cream stand up in their dramatic play and spent hours playing creating, modifying, and playing with their stand. The ice cream stand continued to give other classrooms hours of play and enjoyment as it traveled to many rooms. Below are pictures from its original class and other classes that used the stand to promote play with their children. The 3-year-old rooms capped off their end-of-year celebration today with an ice cream social. How fun!

Family Services

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Please see the flyer below. Adfac has purchased 200 Aldi cards in $50 increments and Households with 1 child can receive 1 card and households with 2 or more children can receive 2 cards. People do not need an appt to receive these cards, they just have to come by their office and fill out a short information form. They will begin this program on Tuesday, June 2.
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Health and Safety

Summer Safety

The summer months offer many opportunities for exploration and play in outdoor learning environments. With proper planning, you can ensure that children are able to take advantage of fun experiences and enjoy the summer months safely.

Visit the link below for safety tips and ideas.


Just a reminder to follow up on physical and dental exams.

Schedule your kindergarten physicals now!


Lisa Downard, Principal lmdownard@ortn.edu

Erin Pearson, Education Coordinator eepearson@ortn.edu

Tribby Kelly, Family & Community Engagement, Compliance Monitor, ERSEA tkelly@ortn.edu

Julie Julian, Health & Facilities Coordinator jmjulian@ortn.edu