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September newsletter

A Note From Our Principal 

August is coming to an end and another school year is upon us! I want to take a moment to
thank everyone for your cooperation to make this summer successful and fun for our
students. As we prepare for the new school year, we would like to extend a warm welcome
to our new families and a sincere thank you to our returning families.

Dawn Brunell


Join us for our Virtual Speaker Series – “The Power of Resilience: How to Support and
Nurture it in Your Child” on Sept. 20 at 4PM PST / 7PM EST

Resilience contributes to an overall sense of well-being and happiness and helps children to
develop strong relationships and find success in school and career. By nurturing resilience,
we help our children to successfully weather difficult times, develop positive coping skills,
bounce back from challenges, and continue to grow and thrive. Join parenting expert Laura
Myszne to learn how you can encourage resilience in your child from an early age. Register
today at https://conta.cc/3dmGKMs.


You’re Invited to Our Fall Festival

Mark your calendars! Our Fall Festival and Open House event is on Saturday, October 22nd
from 10am-1pm. Join us for games, refreshments, and fun fall activities. Do you know a
friend seeking a new preschool for their child? Bring them along to our event! When you
refer a friend and they enroll, you’re eligible for a free week of tuition. More details about
the Fall Festival to come.


Important Dates
September 5 – Closed for Labor Day
September 6 – First day of school celebration
September 30 – End of Month Folders go home


4 Books to Read with Your Preschooler
During National Hispanic Heritage Month

National Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15 to October 15) is a time to honor the cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central and South America. Books are an easy and interactive way to expand your child’s awareness and appreciation of Hispanic culture. Below are four of our favorite titles to read this month.

Coquí in the City by Nomar Perez

Coqui in the City is a book about a little boy named Miguel who lives in San Juan, Puerto Rico with his parents and pet frog, Coquí. Miguel learns that his family is moving to New York City, and he’ll have to leave Coquí behind. Miguel realizes that his new home is more like Puerto Rico than he originally thought. Read along as he finds a way to keep his heritage and his love for Coquí with him as he explores his new neighborhood.

Round is a Tortilla: A Book of Shapes by Roseanne Greenfield Thong

Your child will enjoy reading this multicultural book all about shapes! Round is a Tortilla features shapes found in a child’s typical day paired with colorful illustrations, rhyming text, and Spanish vocabulary appropriate for preschool-aged children.

Maybe Something Beautiful: How Art Transformed a Neighborhood by F. Isabel Campoy and Theresa Howell

Based on the true story of San Diego’s Urban Art Trail, Maybe Something Beautiful features a gray, urban community and a little girl named Mira. Mira loves art and is delighted when a muralist comes to visit. Together, they bring color, joy, and smiles, and truly transform the neighborhood through art.

Carmela Full of Wishes by Matt de la Peña

Carmela Full of Wishes is a vibrant picture book with the themes of hope and perseverance. The story opens with Carmela who wakes up on her birthday and is thrilled to now be old enough to accompany her brother as he runs errands. They visit different parts of their neighborhood, including a bus stop, repair shop, panadería, and laundromat. At the laundromat, Carmela finds a dandelion and makes a wish.

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