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September News Letter

September Newsletter

A Note From Our Principal

Summer has come to an end and another school year is upon us. We’d like to extend a warm welcome to our new families, and a sincere thank you to returning families and those that chose to spend their summer with us. We enjoyed making memories with your children and are looking forward to spending the fall season together.

Sincerely,

Jana Moynihan

 

Fall Cubby Refresh

It’s starting to get cooler and we are planning extra outdoor time to take full advantage of the fall season. Please make sure your child has a weather appropriate change of clothes in their cubby and outerwear when applicable.

 

Join us for our Virtual Speaker Series – “I’m Talking But They’re Not Listening” on Sept 30, 4 PM PST / 7 PM EST 

Do you repeat yourself often, try multiple ways to get your child’s attention but find they are still not listening? You’re not alone. Parenting expert Susan Stone will share specific communication tools to improve your child’s ability to listen to, understand, and respond to requests. Register today at https://conta.cc/3jDn7AS.

 

Back to School Night 

We are excited to host a virtual Back to School Night on Zoom, straight from your child’s classroom! Our teachers will be available to speak with you regarding your child’s classroom routine and highlights of our program for the 2021-2022 school year. This is a wonderful opportunity for our teachers and families to connect. Stay tuned for more details to come.

 

Love Our School? Review Us!

In today’s connected world, many families turn to online reviews to learn more about the reputation of schools. Just a reminder that you can find our school on Facebook, Google, Yelp and other online directories. We’d love more families like yours, so please consider spreading the word about our school.

 

Important Dates  
September 6 – Closed for Labor Day
September 30 – Parent folders go home

 

New On Our Preschool Blog  

4 Children’s Books that Celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month

National Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15 – October 15) recognizes and celebrates the positive impact and contributions of Hispanic Americans. In honor of this month, we’ve rounded up four children’s books that you can read together with your preschooler that explore the culture and traditions of the Hispanic community.

  1. Mango, Abuela, and Me by Meg Medina

Mango, Abuela, and Me is a heartwarming story about a grandmother and granddaughter relationship.  Mia’s grandmother comes to visit Mia and her family, but she doesn’t speak English. With help from a parrot, Mia and her grandmother teach each other their languages and get to know each other more.

  1. Alma and How She Got Her Name by Juana Martinez-Neal

Names are an important part of our identify, but Alma Sofia Esperanza Jose Pura Candela thinks hers is too long. After speaking with her father about her long name, she learns the history behind it and grows proud of her ancestry. This book teaches children about self-esteem and what makes them unique and special.

  1. I Love Saturdays y domingos by Alma Flor Ada

The little girl in this story has very exciting weekends. On Saturdays, she visits her Grandma and Grandpa who come from a European-American background. On Sundays, she visits her Abuelito and Abuelita who are Mexican American. Although the two sets of grandparents are different, the love for their granddaughter is the same.

  1. What Can You Do with a Paleta? By Carmen Tafolla

The main character introduces readers to a paleta, a frozen, fruit-flavored treat, and all the fun things you can do with one. The vivid illustrations will keep your little one engaged as you read this book together. There is some Spanish used throughout, which helps children learn vocabulary while learning the importance of community and Hispanic heritage.

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