Welcome to Mrs. Lehman's/Mrs. Schaps' class Love, Laugh, Learn 4 Star Parent Aware rated/ Nationally Accredited Click HERE to apply for scholarships through Parent Aware Click HERE to apply for scholarships through the Schulze Family Foundation Preschool Policies and Procedures Handbook October Blessed are those who are curious, for they shall have adventure. October 15 - 19 All About Owls! This week we begin our study of the fascinating night creature, the owl, just in time for Halloween. We will learn many interesting facts about owls, such as the biggest and smallest owls, what they eat, how they catch their food, what sounds they make, where they live, etc. On Wednesday, November 7, we will be taking a field trip to the U of M Raptor Center in Falcon Heights so that we can see some beautiful, live owls and other raptors up close that are being rehabilitated. It will be a great culminating event to our owl learning. This trip is for all preschoolers - M/W/F, T/TH and 5 - day groups. Adults interested in chaperoning are welcome and encouraged to do so. Virtus training is a requirement for all chaperones. More info. on the field trip to come later in the month. PUMPKIN DONATIONS - We are need of several pumpkins for carving, fine-motor pounding and size comparison. If you can help us out, please bring in by Friday, October 26. Anyone have a white pumpkin? There is NO SCHOOL this Wednesday, Thursday or Friday. Parent/Teacher conferences are Tuesday from 3:20 - 8:00p.m. and Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. - 6:00p.m. Looking forward to meeting with you all to discuss your positively perfect, playful preschooler and their adjustment to school. Please dress your child warmly for outside fall play each day. A good self-help skill to practice with your preschooler is having them put their hat and mittens in their coat sleeves so that it is easy to find when we head outside. We have been learning to put on our own jackets at school. Ask your preschooler to show you the "flip trick" and encourage this skill at home as well. Marathon Our service projects for marathon this year - Wiping down wet, frosty playground equipment in the mornings and singing to the Seniors. Our prayer intention is praying for those hurt by recent hurricanes, fire and other natural disasters. Color of the Week - Orange Shape of the Week - Oval UPCOMING EVENT - Preschool and K Halloween Fun Night. Mark your calendar for Oct. 23. All preschool families are invited to join us for dinner and and a special show to follow by entertainer, Brian Richards. The evening is free of charge for all. The fun begins at 5 p.m. Dates to Remember October 16 - Picture Retake Day 16 & 17 - Parent /Teacher conferences 17, 18 & 19 - NO SCHOOL 23 - Preschool and K Halloween Fun Night 25 - Author Visit - Katy Jo Turner 26 - St. Paul Fire Dept. visit 25 & 29 - Paint your own face! 30 & 31 - Come dressed in costume to celebrate Halloween November 4 - Harvest Fest 4 - 7p.m. 7 - Raptor Center field trip Preschool Links October Preschool Paper October Singable Songs September Preschool Paper September Singable Songs Scholastic Book Club (activation code - DRPM6) We openly invite and welcome parent participation in the classroom throughout the year. Come feel the energy and experience the laughter, learning, and love. Remember - Together, We Are Better! Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org - 651.489.1459 Our Preschool Program is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). NAEYC accreditation represents the highest mark of quality in early childhood education. We are also a 4 out of 4 star rated program by Parent Aware of Minnesota. We are proud of these distinctions and the high standards that they represent. Preschool Pics Fire Safety Green eggs and ham Chef Fremstad (Liam's Dad) was here to help us cook our green eggs Do we like green eggs and ham? Learning about body parts as we build matman Autumn Exploration Silly Scarecrows Play is the work of Children Artists at Work Three Little Pigs Fun Straw Houses Stick Houses Brick Houses Here comes the Big, Bad, Wolf Then I'll huff and I'll puff... And I'll blow your house in! Squares Everywhere! Learning through PLAY Challenging ourselves in Preschool Our School Family First Day Fun! No Surprise! We are loving school!