March 2020 Newsletter – Little Folks Day School
SUMMER AND FALL REGISTRATION – Registration for the Summer Enrichment Camp and the September sessions is now open to the general public. If you have not already done so, please return the Summer and Fall registration forms. Thank you.
SUMMER ENRICHMENT CAMP – Summer Camp is open to all students on a part-time or full time basis depending on availability. Children may attend for as little as four weeks or for the entire summer. Summer Enrichment Camp activities include the sprinkler, water table, field trips, arts & crafts, T-shirt/hat painting, cake decorating, make-your-own sundaes, cookout, creative storytelling, the Red Sox, the Olympics, games and music.
SNOW DAY REMINDER – As stated in the Parent Handbook and in previous newsletters: If the Woburn Public Schools are closed or have a delay in opening because of bad weather, Little Folks will have a one hour delay in opening. We will open at 8:00 AM (providing that teachers are able to travel). Call the school after 6 AM for an updated report on a snow delay or check the WHDH school closings at WHDH.com.
PARENT – TEACHER CONFERENCES – Parent-Teacher Conferences will be held on Thursday, March th at 6PM. All parents are invited to visit the school and meet with your child’s teachers to discuss any questions or concerns you may have. Thank you.
COMMUNITY HELPERS – Any parents who would like to volunteer to visit with the students and talk about their occupations or hobbies are welcome to do so.
KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION – Kindergarten registration for the Woburn Public Schools will be held during the month of March on the following dates:
Altavesta: (781-937-8235) March 12 & 13, 2020.
Goodyear: (781-937-8236) March 17, 2020.
Hurld/Wyman: (781-937-8243) March 4 & 5, 2020.
Linscott: (781-937-8239) March 6, 2020.
Malcolm White: (781-937-8242) March 19 & 20, 2020.
Reeves: (781-937-8240) March 10 & 11, 2020.
Shamrock: (781-937-8241) March 18, 2020.
Please schedule with your school’s office for a time that day to come to the school and register your child. At that time your child will meet with a member of the staff to complete a Kindergarten Screening.
Parents of children who do not live in Woburn should contact their local school administration office for the registration dates in their towns. In Woburn, Burlington, Reading, Stoneham and Winchester, children must be 5 years old before September 1, 2020 in order to enter public Kindergarten in September, 2020.
BOXTOPS FOR EDUCATION – Keep clipping those box-tops and labels! Send them into school! Thank you to all who have been participating!
HEALTH RECORDS – All students are required to have an up-to-date immunization record and physical form on file at the school. All students are required to have the hepatitis B vaccine. This consists of 3 doses which should be started before the child enters school. Children are also now required to receive the varicella (chicken pox) vaccine before entering school or child care. When your child’s physical expires, you will receive a notice to have it updated at once.
PRE-KINDERGARTEN – MS MARRIAH, MRS. DONAGHEY, MS LINDA & MS SARAH
Hello, March! Everyone had an enjoyable time at our Valentine Parties! The children had lots of fun decorating their Valentine bags, passing out valentines to their friends and eating sweet treats. Thank you to all who sent in goodies for our parties! The children also enjoyed finishing our unit on Arctic Animals. They did a great job learning about Polar Bears, Walruses, Narwhals, Arctic Hares, Snowy Owls, Orca Whales, Penguins and Arctic Foxes. They worked hard on creating pages for their Arctic Animals Book. We hope they enjoyed sharing them with you at home!
The children also enjoyed learning about the Presidents Abraham Lincoln and George Washington, and why we celebrate Presidents’ Day. Finally, the children have started participating in “centers” a couple of times per week where they are rotated through different stations – each focusing on a specific skill (patterns, numbers/counting, writing, alphabet order, matching lowercase and uppercase letters, beginning sounds, cutting and writing their names – some have started working on last names if they have already mastered their first name, etc.) They have shown great responsibility and independence during this time and we will continue to increase expectations at these centers going forward.
In like a lion, out like a lamb – that’s the month of March! This month we will focus our learning on feelings/friendship and the Five Senses. We will start the unit with some nice stories about being a good friend – and acceptance of others’ similarities and differences. We will then focus on the Senses: Smell, Hearing, Sound, Sight, and Taste. Children will learn about bar graphs as we explore some of these senses and graph whether we like/dislike different items. There will be lots of hands-on sensory experiences in this unit that we hope the children will enjoy!
ACADEMICS: Shape-Diamond; Color – Black; Number – 6, Letters – Rr, Ss, Tt, Uu and Vv.
HOW YOU CAN HELP: We are more than half way through our school year so by this point we really want to encourage the child’s independence as much as possible so they can enter Kindergarten self-sufficient and confident learners. Ask your children to hang up their own coats and backpacks when you arrive each day. Teach them how to zip their own jackets and start working with them on tying their own shoes. You may want to consider multi-compartment lunch containers and talk with your children about what you would like them to eat first so they practice eating the healthy foods first (feel free to leave the “dessert” on the side if you don’t think your kiddo is quite ready for that self-control yet and we can give it to them at the end). This will help to develop “personal responsibility”. As always, thank you for your continued support at home; this reinforced practice will help your Pre-Kindergartner” significantly!
Happy St. Patrick’s Day !!!
PRESCHOOL – MS. STEPHANIE, MRS. LILLEY, MS ANGELEE, MS NATALIE & MS NANCY
The windy month of March has blown in once again. February went by so fast! We had a blast learning about, and celebrating, Valentine’s Day. Everyone had such a good time at the parties. Thanks to all of you who brought in goodies. We were very busy decorating our room for Valentine’s Day – it looks so festive! We made penguins, emojis, and pepperoni pizza out of hearts; decorated hearts; painted hearts; made snowmen and snowflakes with hearts.
The color of the month was pink and the shape was the heart. We learned the letters Uu for unicorn; Gg for gumball machine; and Xx for xylophone. We are excited about St. Patrick’s Day. We will learn all about this special day. The teachers have so many projects planned: pots of gold, shamrock prints using cookie cutters, rainbows, festive hats, and shamrocks. We will continue our unit on Community Helpers.
The color for the month of March is black and the shape is the diamond. We will be practicing cutting with our scissors on a regular basis, as this month cutting with scissors will be formally introduced. Tracing will continue as will work on recognizing the letters of the alphabet and our shapes. We are excited to see if that crafty leprechaun leaves us a pot of “gold” – chocolate coins.
Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Enjoy the windy month!