I want to start this weeks letter off with a REMINDER: EARLY RELEASE DAY THIS WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 27. School ends at 1:29, students WILL be eating lunch at school, pick up time is promptly at 1:29. ALL of Thurston will be released at this time please account for more pick up traffic than usual. There is also NO aftercare on Wednesday.
I hope all of you had the opportunity to meet Miss Diana, she has joined our preschool room and will be working with your students from 7:00-3:00 and Miss Kelly will continue to work with your students from 12:00-6:00.
The preschoolers are doing a great job learning and following preschool rules.
This week we will be beginning our letter focus with the letter L. We will also start circulating the mystery bag. When your child brings the mystery bag home please find an item or picture of an item that begins with the focus letter. Once your child chooses the item, help your child to come up with 3 clues that describe the item. Your child will give the 3 clues to the class and the preschoolers try to guess what item is in the bag. Please remember no violent toys and no weapons.
We are continuing to learn how to be part of a group. This week we will be talking about how to make and keep friends. If you still have not brought in a family picture, please consider doing so we would like to have a family picture of all our preschool families. All the preschoolers enjoy looking at the family picture.
Everyone should have received the information packet on the Fun Run that was sent home last week. Preschool has a great start on reaching their goal Thank you to all that have contributed to the Fun Run. Please consider asking other to help us reach our goal. All donation to the Fun Run go to Thurston PTO to help pay for things like field trips, room supplies and extra educational needs for all the students of Thurston. This includes preschool, Thurston's PTO has been very generous to the preschool room. This year the Fun Run is on Friday, October 13. Preschool would love to have all the preschooler participate. If your child is not a Friday friend, we would love for them to come and join us in the Fun Run on that day. The Preschool class will being running from 9:10 to 9:50, all preschoolers are invited to come and run, and parents are encouraged to come and cheer them on. This is a very exciting event for the students.
Preschool will be having fall conferences On Oct. 26, Nov. 6 and Nov 9. Please make sure you have signed up for a time slot in the sign up genius I sent out last week. If you have any questions please contact Mrs. Geidner.
Please look at your packaged goods for Box Top for Education, they are on a variety of products. Thurston school participates in this program and receives 10 cents for every box top turned in.
Upcoming Events to put on your calendars:
Tuesday, October 31
Halloween is a very big event at Thurston. Thurston will be having a Halloween Parade. Your student will be able to bring in their Halloween costume and walk in the parade with the other Thurston students through the Thurston neighborhood. Preschool will not be wearing their costumes all day, please send your child's costume in a bag, and make sure the costume can fit over their normal daily clothing. We will need some volunteer parents to help our preschooler change into their costume before the parade. The parade normally takes place at the end of the day, I will let you know the exact time as the date gets closer. Please remember that no weapons are allowed as part of the costume and nothing too scary or grotesque. Please contact Mrs. Geidner if you have any questions, concerns, or would like to volunteer to help dress the preschooler.
Friday, October 27
Thurston Fall Festival starting at 6pm
Preschool is looking for donations of flushable wipes, pumpkins and seasonal gourds. Please contact Mrs. Geidner if you are interested in donating.
Just a reminder that if your child is going to be absent please contact the preschool room at 734-997-1243 or send an email to Mrs. Geidner. This number rings the preschool room directly, if we are out of the room you may also leave a message.
Preschool is still looking for a room parent/ or co-parents to work as the link between the PTO and the preschool parents. If you would like to be/or have questions about what this entails please talk with Mrs. Geidner.
Thank you for your continued support,