Preschool April Newsletter

Ms. Becky’s classes:
Ms. Becky’s classes

We are definitely ready for spring at PECC. It has been a long winter and we are ready to get outside on our playground! We are also heading into the homestretch of this year of Preschool. The children have grown and learned so much and I am excited for the opportunity to meet with each of you at our Parent-Teacher Conferences on April 10th.

April will be a busy month with special events and wrapping up our curriculum with our final letters of the alphabet. We will be learning about trains and other forms of transportation for Letter Tt and will be reading the “Umbrella” for letter Uu. This book will lend itself to a study of the rainforest and our delicious rainforest buffet of mango, papaya, pineapple and chocolate!!! Ww is one of the favorite letters of the year as we do a variety of experiments related to the weather and learn about worms with a table full of them and of course, dirt and worms for snack!

The last week of April will be letters Xx, Yy and Zz! Wow! What a quick year it has been. April will also have the excitement of PECC’s 40th Anniversary celebration on April 26th and 27th. Look for details coming soon.

It has been such a privilege to get to know your children and to lead them through their first formal education experience. It has brought me great joy. Thanks for sharing them with me.

April Birthdays – Cora Kovac
May Birthdays – Owen Bird, Clayton Terril, Hank Mayfield

Ms. Jennifer’s classes

Happy Happy Spring !!! It is so wonderful that the children are finally enjoying some much needed outdoor playtime. Hooray :)

In April, we will hear the Easter story using Resurrection Eggs. We will be focusing on the letters T,U,V and W. Some of our activities will include talking about the new season, learning about turtles, painting eggs, decorating Easter crosses, hunting for eggs, celebrating Earth day and listening to Jo Ho’s wonderful storytelling (April 24th). We will see caterpillars turn into butterflies in our classroom and then release them.
We will continue to work on learning about opposites and strengthening our fine and gross motor skills. I am looking forward to sharing your child’s progress with you at our Parent-Teacher Conferences on April 10th, Thursday. A sign-up sheet is posted outside the classroom. We will not have class that day.

PECC turns 40 in April !!! More info will be coming about the celebrations the weekend of April 26th and 27th.

In May, we will finish our study of the alphabet by focusing on the letters Xx, Yy and Zz. We will go on an “X marks the spot” treasure hunt, make gifts for Mother’s Day, dress up silly for Cra-Z-y Day and practice for our end of the year program on May 15th, Thursday, at 9:00am ( for both am and pm classes). On our last day of classes we will enjoy an indoor Beach Day. The children may wear swimsuits and bring a beach towel. We will play musical towels and do the Limbo. We will also enjoy special treats.

It has been a joy and a blessing getting to know you and your children this school year. They have grown in so many ways and are ready for their next adventure in PreK. Thank you for your partnership and all of your support throughout the year. I hope you all have a happy and healthy summer!

Happy 4th Spring Birthday to Madelyn Keene, Audrey Moll, Madeline Maret, Gabe Lanter, Lauren Carr, Wilson Wheat, Mallory Taylor, Griffin Bolyard, and Delilah Hubbell