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Act Now: Limited Tickets for CELEBRATE!

Dear Families,

Tickets for CELEBRATE  are in high demand! While I feel like a carnival barker, we are fully expecting to sell out within the week. How fitting that our “Standing in the Hall of Fame” event will be standing room only.

If you are unable to attend in person, please sell vacation raffle tickets featuring exciting destinations like Disney and more. Physical raffle tickets will be available soon, but you can get a head start by obtaining digital copies right here. 

If you or a business would like to sponsor the event, there are still opportunities. Sponsorships are still available for $1,000. A $500 gift is also available to underwrite tickets for faculty and staff. As always, if you have questions, please contact Amelia Parsons at mparsons@wcdsedu.com.

  • Winter Break- No School February 9-12
  • Tuesday, February 13- 10:00 start
  • Wednesday, February 14th- Send in Valentines.  We will make a Valentine’s box with the children.
  • March 2nd-10th- Spring Break. Classes resume at 10:00 on Monday, March 11th.
  • Wednesdays are our library days.  Please return any books your child has finished reading on this day. Sign up here to be a Guest Reader!
  • Thursdays are Preschool’s walk your child to class day.  Feel free to park at the shelter and join us for our daily discovery time if your schedule allows! 
  • We have friends with allergies and are a nut-free classroom. 
  • When it snows: You may touch the snow if you have gloves on. You may walk in the snow if you have boots on. You may play in the snow if you have snow pants on.
  • Beforecare is available in the gym from 7:30- 8:20, and aftercare from 3:30-5:00.
  • Teacher Email: mshah@wcdsedu.com, awolle@wcdsedu.com, aschultz@wcdsedu.com 

Hello Preschool Families!

It was a LOVEly week here in Preschool! The weather added a little pep in our step this week as the sun glistened on those little faces and their giggles just a little louder as they ran, skipped, and well, judging by their clothing, sometimes rolled, in our outdoor space! This week was all about LOVE as we prepared for Valentine’s Day. During daily discovery the children put their fine motor skills to use as they strung beads onto pipe cleaners to make friendships bracelets, they explored measurement as they used heart rulers and gems to count how tall or wide different objects were, others showed off their patterning skills by solving what Valentine’s object should come next in the pattern, we were blown away by our little mathematicians! The children also learned two new letters this week- m and v. They were amazed to learn that you can also create a shape by combining these two letters… a heart! The children first tried their hands at turning their m’s and v’s into hearts onto dry erase boards and they were so proud to show off their abilities. So what do you do when your preschoolers learn something new? Well, in our classroom you make it BIG! We took those amazing little hearts and magnified them.

We read the story “Love from your crayons” by Drew Daywalt. In this story the children explored the obvious bright shades of love and the not so obvious subtle shades of love, learning that love can be seen in all shades because love can be all different types of things, love can be patient, love comes in all shapes and sizes, love can be hard, love makes you feel safe. We then asked the children to think about what color they think love is … their answers made our hearts explode!

Mylah- “Love is yellow because it’s pretty!”

Clara – “Love is purple”

Kipton- “Love is red- reminds you to be nice”

Scarlett- “Love is peach, its pretty!”

Hailey- “Love is purple”

Forrest – Love is red, bright as roses!”

Bodhi- “Love is green, it makes me think of my mom”

Leonardo – “Love is yellow because it’s warm”

Evelyn- “Love is black, because it’s my mom, she loves black”

Henry- “Love is red because it’s cool!”

Aubrey – “Love is purple because I love flowers and maybe flowers can be purple”

Noah- “Love is pink, I love pink and it goes in rainbows”

Ollie – “Love is pink because of my baby sister”

Stylee – “Love is pink because it’s like a heart”

Lola – “Love is blue because Gus and Harvey’s swimsuits are blue”

Lenni- “Love is red”

Parker – “Love is pink because it’s pretty”

Dax – “Love is blue because sometimes it’s in a rainstorm”

Preston – “Love is a rainbow because because it’s love”

Lucas – “Love is a rainbow because I think my Mom and Dad really love all those colors”

Emma -“Love is red because I have Valentine’s dresses that are red”

Heidi -“Love is red because it loves me”

The kiddos were then invited to paint their hearts with their choice of color, taking their time to fill the entire heart.

After reading “Love Monster” and discussing how we all have people who love us and who we love very much for all different reasons we asked the children to draw inside of their hearts the people, or like Mylah said “the hoomans” and things that fill that very space with love. As they excitedly worked on the masterpiece of their hearts we explored the five senses and applied it to love in an interview. We cannot wait to share the gift of their heart with you.

While your children’s homemade drawn hearts will someday change in size, shape and color, one thing that will remain steadfast are the people who fill that space.

We hope you enjoy a warm winter break with the 23 little “hoomans” who have taken up a place in our own hearts.

Miss Arden, Miss Meredith & Miss Airry