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September Newsletter

A Note From Our Principal

We have had a wonderful first 3 weeks of school.  We’d like to extend a warm welcome to our new families, and a sincere thank you to returning families. We enjoy making memories with your children and are looking forward to spending the fall season together.

Sincerely,

Ms. Vici

Items to Bring

Please make sure your child is coming to school prepared each day!   A backpack, water bottle and lunch should be brought every day.  Please make sure all school lunches are ordered in advance.  Does your child nap?  Make sure napping materials come back to school each Monday.  Does your child need diapers?  Please make sure your child has enough.  Have you sent in an extra set of clothing?  Please make sure your child has a full set of clothing to keep here at school (and if the get used, please send back a replacement), accidents happen!

Join us for our Virtual Speaker Series – “I’m Talking But They’re Not Listening” on Sept 30, 4 PM PST / 7 PM EST

Do you repeat yourself often, try multiple ways to get your child’s attention but find they are still not listening? You’re not alone. Parenting expert Susan Stone will share specific communication tools to improve your child’s ability to listen to, understand, and respond to requests. Register today at https://conta.cc/3jDn7AS.

Back to School Night Videos

We are excitedly preparing Back to School Night videos, filmed from your child’s classroom! Our teachers will be explaining your child’s classroom routine and highlights of our program for the 2021-2022 school year. This is a wonderful opportunity for you to learn more about your child’s school day. Stay tuned for more details to come.

Love Our School? Review Us!

In today’s connected world, many families turn to online reviews to learn more about the reputation of schools. Just a reminder that you can find our school on Facebook, Google, Yelp and other online directories. We’d love more families like yours, so please consider spreading the word about our school.

Important Dates  

September 3 – No School – School Closed for Professional Development

September 6 – No School – Closed for Labor Day

September 8 – Spirit Day! – Jersey Day: wear your favorite team shirt/jersey

September 20-24 – Scholastic Book Fair: more information to come from our Parent Organization

September 30 – Parent folders go home

September 30 – Fall Picture Day – more details will be emailed

October 1 – Fall Picture Day – more details will be emailed

New On Our Education Blog  

4 Children’s Books that Celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month

  1. Mango, Abuela, and Me by Meg Medina

Mango, Abuela, and Me is a heartwarming story about a grandmother and granddaughter relationship.  Mia’s grandmother comes to visit Mia and her family, but she doesn’t speak English. With help from a parrot, Mia and her grandmother teach each other their languages and get to know each other more.

  1. Alma and How She Got Her Name by Juana Martinez-Neal

Names are an important part of our identify, but Alma Sofia Esperanza Jose Pura Candela thinks hers is too long. After speaking with her father about her long name, she learns the history behind it and grows proud of her ancestry. This book teaches children about self-esteem and what makes them unique and special.

  1. I Love Saturdays y domingos by Alma Flor Ada

The little girl in this story has very exciting weekends. On Saturdays, she visits her Grandma and Grandpa who come from a European-American background. On Sundays, she visits her Abuelito and Abuelita who are Mexican American. Although the two sets of grandparents are different, the love for their granddaughter is the same.

  1. What Can You Do with a Paleta? By Carmen Tafolla

The main character introduces readers to a paleta, a frozen, fruit-flavored treat, and all the fun things you can do with one. The vivid illustrations will keep your little one engaged as you read this book together. There is some Spanish used throughout, which helps children learn vocabulary while learning the importance of community and Hispanic heritage.

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