Upcoming Dates: March 12 Registration for Returning Families Begins March 26-30 Spring Break -no school April 2 Staff Day-no school April 13 PASKETTI DINNER EXTRAVAGANZA May 1 Parent-Teacher Conferences –no school May 18 FAMILY PICNIC Last Day of Preschool
Happy Almost Spring! It was great to have everyone at our Family Fun Night! Thank you to Luigi’s for the delicious pizza and for everyone who helped. It is wonderful to have these moments to all be together and enjoy the simple joys of friendship and fun.
We are making progress in our journey toward accreditation and plan to submit for national accreditation in the fall. We will be attending the New Mexico Association for the Education of Young Children conference at the convention center all day March 17th. We have provided a sculpture of recycled materials and a document board for the Collaborative Art Exhibit. Holly will be presenting with the CNM Mentor panel at the conference. All of our teachers are extraordinarily committed to providing the best early childhood practices for our Shepherd of the Valley children, families and our community.
Tess presented a research poster on Parenting Practices and Adolescents Moral Developmental Outcomes at UNM earlier this month. We have the poster on our front bulletin board. She received her B.S. in Early Childhood Multicultural Education, minor in Psychology-Summa cum laude in December and will be entering graduate school this fall. We are proud of Tess’s accomplishments this year!
We have been learning about being kind to our environment. The children have been painting on newsprint and stringing recycled lids to make colorful strands of beads. If you have any fun lids (tops to squeezable pouches, markers, etc.) please bring them in. You will be getting more information about this important topic soon. We are becoming recycling professionals.
Our big PASKETTI DINNER EXTRAVAGANZA is Friday, APRIL 13th.and we need your help to make it fantastic. Please sign up to volunteer on the sheets at the front of our school. Don’t forget to sell all your tickets to friends and family. We have plenty more tickets—the more the merrier and the more money we will raise for our preschool!! Our DESSERT WALK is so much fun, but we need your scrumptious desserts to make it work. Please turn in your dessert form in the folder on the front table. We need lots of items for our SILENT AUCTION-please ask businesses for donations. We have plenty more forms, if you are able to provide more auction items.
Registration for the 2018-2019 Preschool year begins on Monday, March 12th for re-enrolling families. If you have friends or family looking for a preschool, please encourage them to visit and get information now. We appreciate you spreading the word about our great school. We open up registration for newly enrolling families on March 19th.
We are always interested in community events that would be enjoyed by our preschool families. If you know of something happening around town, let us know and we will pass it on. Thanks!
Book orders are due March 21st. We are grateful to be a part of this community of wonderful, caring parents and creative, amazing children!