I cannot believe I am writing the last newsletter of the school year. It has gone by way too fast! I would like to personally thank all the families and children who participated in our first St. Jude Trike-a-thon. The money raised will go directly to help children and their families fight childhood cancer. In addition to learning about bike safety with this program, our school said a prayer for all the children we raced for. Prayers are just as important as money, and I humbly ask you to keep these children in your prayers. I invited numerous news media and community members (our mayor, congresswoman and senators) to see the good works your children have done. You should be immensely proud of the community connections and caring your children have. While that is nurtured here at our school, selflessness and caring starts at home. Please know a prayer of thanksgiving was said for each of you. Spread the word of what your children are doing. It is going to change and enlighten our future!
Summer is on the horizon believe it or not. Although it took spring a little extra time to show up. We are going outside daily. As nature blooms, the bugs and ticks return. Our grass is cut behind the fence away from the playground in an effort to decrease insects. However, please check your child for ticks everyday. The tick population is expected to increase this year. You are welcome to apply bug spray in the morning before your child attends. It is also highly recommended that you apply sunscreen and/or send in a hat for outdoor play. Please read the sections for each age group closely. There is a lot of information for our last day of school celebrations / graduation. Summer Camp registration is still open and there are a few spaces left. If you are considering attending, please see the office ASAP. Happy May everyone! ~Candace Hoyas
We had an awesome April learning all about spring and rain. The weather did cooperate a bit too! The day we talked about Noah, the children loved watching the water come down in buckets! The month of May will focus on the transition from spring to summer . Toward the end of the month, we will learn about the beach and embrace our luau theme (please read below) but before we relax in the sun and surf, it will be time to talk about the special women in our life. We will honor our moms, grandmas, and aunts as mother’s day approaches. There will be a few special projects for these lovely ladies as well!
Luau Party on the Last day of School:
The end of the school year is Thursday, May 18th. To celebrate a fabulous year together we will be having a beach party. In the morning the children will be doing special projects, singing songs and playing fun games. Families are asked to return at 11:30 and we will have a party for all from 11:30 to 1:30pm. There will be a pot lunch picnic. We are asking each families to bring a lunchtime food item to share. If you need ideas, please let us know. Each class will also have a special workshops called Sea, Sand and Surf from Mad Science as a thank you for all you have done during our school year. Siblings who will enjoy this program are welcome to attend. We hope to see you all there!
~Mrs. Boisvert, Mrs. Passariello, Mrs. Hayes and Mrs. Ryan.
This is the last month together before summer camp for many, then Kindergarten for some. Time has passed so quickly. Watching your children grow over the last 8 months has been a delight. They have come so far and whether they are staying with us for another year, or moving on to Kindergarten, they have accomplished so much. Our graduation is a celebration of these accomplishments. It is a celebration of all their hard work and the effort they have put in all year. It is an opportunity for us to recognize them for all they have done. All family and friends are welcome and encouraged to attend our graduation ceremony. Please read the times and dates below closely! Our theme is “Our Future is So Bright” and nothing can be farther from the truth! You children are our future and nothing brings us greater hope! The sky is the limit and we are honored that it began here at Little Zion!
The children have done a fantastic job learning about letters, sight words, and parts of a book. They have worked hard to create their own story about our school. As a group we voted on the books theme, our school. We talked about all the events that happen in our school, and then each child took a topic. They created a picture showing this topic and using a story web, came up with different aspects to write about. Then the children worked tirelessly to write sentences for our story. What a great job! They also helped create their own biographies. To celebrate their accomplishments we will be having an Author Party, Book Signing on Monday, May 15th at 1:45pm. We hope you can attend!
Save the Date
Please see the important Graduation Info on Page 3 under the Fours’ Program. On Wednesday, May 17th there will be a dress rehearsal. Please arrive at school by 10am. We will be practicing from 10-12pm. Dismissal will be at 2pm. Please let us know if you have any questions about this or any of the graduation dates, times or information. ~Mrs. Hoyas, Mrs. Cyr and Mrs. Cappucci
Spring is in the air, and in our Puddle Duck curriculum. In the beginning of April the children headed down to the pond to learn about different animals and plant life. As the month progressed, we learned about plants and gardens. In May we will learn more about plants and focus on insects as well. The children planted lettuce, radishes, basil and parsley at the end of April and will take care of them all month. They will also plan some perennials around our school welcome flag and garden area. The children will learn about caring for plants with water, sun, and healthy soil. We will look for butterflies and different bugs as we study our garden. We will talk about how God gave a job to all creatures, including the worms and beetles around our plants. We were afraid that the weather would not be warm enough to raise caterpillars to butterflies, but we will go on a butterfly walk, looking for them around our school building. The children are loving these activities. If you are able, think about planting a vegetable or flower garden. Your child can help you till the soil, water the plants and care for them as they grow. It may be hard work, but our children in Puddle Ducks would love to show you what they have learned!
Cooking is a lot of fun and a great experience. It also teaches many different math and science skills. Check out what we are doing this month….
Threes’: This month we will make tasty and healthy fruit salsa. Part of our cooking class was teaching children about healthy snacking. Yum.
Fours’: Summer is all about sweet and refreshing foods. In cooking we will make fruit kabobs and ABC trees. Tasty!
Pre-K: Our last cooking class will be on Monday, May 15th. We will be making a delicious treat to share with our family at our Author party! Its’s a surprise we hope you will enjoy!
Important Dates to remember:
Important Dates to remember::
Graduation information due today.
May 13th: Mother’s Day Floral Car Wash sponsored by Zion Church Youth Group 11am-3pm
May 16th: Threes’ pictures/money is due.
May 17th: Graduation practice today! Please see page 3 for times!
May 18th: Threes’ Last day, Luau Party from 11:30-1:30.
May 19th: Last day of school. Four’s and Pre-K Graduation. Children arrive at 5pm, ceremony starts at 5:30.
May 20th: Church tag sale, LZP will have a table, come see us.