Preschool Publication

May 6, 2016 Ms. Ronda & Ms. Lisa

A Great Year! Thank You!

Dear Families,

I have so enjoyed watching your children learn and grow this year. It has been an honor that you have entrusted me with these little ones that I know you love so much and mean the world to you; thanks for your trust and support throughout the year. I love your little ones as well and wish them well in the years to come. Some friends will be moving on to kindergarten; we will miss them. Some friends will be back, and I will greet you all with a hug next year! Have a fun summer and make all those moments count; it may be cliché, but time truly DOES go by so fast. Love on all of them and help them learn! Keep in touch!

Love to all,


Fruit and Veggie Sign-up

Thank you all for your donations! I think it was a successful snack time experience that we will continue with next year!

Health Benefits of Sugar Snap Peas

Sugar snap peas contain seeds that are covered by a pod. This places them in a class of vegetables known as legumes. When it comes to consumption, sugar snap peas can be left as they are, steamed, pureed or chopped up and added to salads. If you are looking to improve your health, sugar snap peas are good options to include in your diet.

Vitamin C Content

One of the most notable health benefits of sugar snap peas is they are high in vitamin C. This water-soluble, antioxidant vitamin speeds wound healing, boosts immunity and also aids in the production of collagen. Sugar snap peas contain 60 milligrams per 100-gram serving. The recommended intake of vitamin C is 90 milligrams for males over 19 years old and 75 milligrams for females of this same age group. Water-soluble vitamins like vitamin C continually get flushed out of the body. However, getting too much can actually have a negative impact. Amounts that reach the 2,000-milligram level per day can cause gas, diarrhea, nausea and other forms of gastrointestinal discomfort.

High in Fiber

Consuming fiber-rich foods brings multiple benefits to the body. Not only does dietary fiber help control cholesterol and blood-glucose levels, it also helps fill you up, which is beneficial for weight loss and maintenance. A 100-gram serving of sugar snap peas contains just under 3 grams of fiber. The daily recommendation of fiber for men up to 50 years old is 38 grams. Men 51 and older should aim for 30 grams. Women up to 50 years old should get 25 grams, while women 51 and up should consume 21 grams. When adding more fiber to your diet, gradually increase your intake to avoid gas and bloating, according to the Mayo Clinic.

High in Vitamin A

Vitamin A is another antioxidant vitamin, which is known for its ability to promote good eyesight and keep the connective tissue strong. Sugar snap peas contain 1,087 international units of vitamin A per 100 grams. This translates to about 326 micrograms. The recommended intake of this vitamin is 900 micrograms a day for males over 14 and 700 micrograms a day for females in this same age group. Mega doses of vitamin A taken in a short amount of time can cause side effects, such as vomiting, nausea, blurred vision and headaches. According to the Office of Dietary Supplements, this is mostly the case when supplemental vitamin A is taken.

Vitamin K

Vitamin K is a fat-soluble vitamin, which gets stored in the fat cells of the body. It is best known for its ability to promote blood clotting. A 100-gram serving of sugar snap peas contains 25 micrograms. The recommended daily amount of vitamin K is 120 micrograms for men over 19 years old and 90 micrograms for women in this same age group. High amounts of vitamin K can cause damage to the liver and break down red blood cells.

B Vitamins

Sugar snap peas have a moderate amount of multiple B vitamins. These help break down protein, carbohydrates and fat into energy, and they also aid nerve function and promote red blood cell production. A 100-gram serving of the peas contains 15 percent of the recommended daily value of pantothenic acid, 12 1/2 percent of thiamin, 12 percent of pyridoxine and 10 1/2 percent of folate.


Iron and manganese each have specific functions in the body. Iron is important for oxygen transport and manganese helps with blood sugar support, calcium absorption, hormone production and nerve function. Sugar snap peas have moderate amounts of both minerals. A 100-gram serving contains 26 percent of the daily recommend value of iron and 10 1/2 percent of the recommended intake of manganese.


***Weather permitting***

(Early Childhood Center 9600 NE 79th ST, KC)

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Time: 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.


Bring your child(ren) and explore the wonderful Early Childhood Center outdoor playground. Your child will have the opportunity to use their senses, develop language and build motor skills. You and your child will have a chance to engage in social time with others.

This PAT Group Connections is for families with children birth through pre-Kindergarten.

For more information call 736-7020

***Activity will be cancelled if heavy rain.***

Looking Ahead....

  • May 9th (Monday)--Kindergarten Celebration 5:45 p.m. for AM Class; 7:00 p.m. for PM Class (Invitations came home on Thursday, April 21st.)
  • May 11th (Wednesday)--Meet Me To Play Outside at the ECC at 10-11 a.m. (see above)
  • May 12th (Thursday)--Our Class Participates in Outdoor Fun Day--info came home yesterday
  • May 17th (Tuesday)--Last Day of School for Liberty Preschoolers
  • May 18th-20th (Wednesday-Friday)--Parent Teacher Conferences (see link below)

Bus Safety

The LPS Transportation Department would like to invite all incoming 2016-2017 Kindergarteners who will attend Summer School to come take a ride on a school bus and practice safe loading and unloading at a ‘pretend’ bus stop in addition to practicing what to do when crossing a

RR Track

Parents will also have the opportunity to complete informational paperwork regarding their child

We will meet at the Support Services Building

801 S. Kent St.

(Corner of 291 Hwy. & Kent St. across from City Park)

Wednesday June 1, 2016 9:00AM or 1:00PM

The ride along program will take approx. 30 minutes

Please call Transportation @ 736-5360

if you have any questions. Siblings are welcome; children must be 4 years old to ride on the buses.

Every Child Together....