Preschool

Oh, The Fun We Had!

Upcoming Dates and Announcements:

Hello Preschool Families!

Where has the time gone? We can’t believe that it is time to say goodbye to the school year. Your children are truly a blessing. They have brightened our days and filled us with joy and laughter. It was our pleasure getting to know all of you and for providing us the opportunity to share in your child’s preschool experiences. We spelled preschool this year F-U-N!! Thank you for all your support and cooperation.

We welcomed all the babies and stuffies on Tuesday morning. They went to gym, music, and listened to a story When i was little by Jamie Lee Curtis. The children wanted to share a little bit about their special visitor.

Stylee- Turtie – I rock Turtie and she goes to sleep.

Parker- My Simba is 3 years-old

Ollie- I got Gizmo from Target

Hailey- My dog named Charlie

Clara- Reindeer it is from my mommy

Lenni- My baby is named baby bumblebee

Sophia- I have Adeline and I like to play with her

Lucas- My dog’s name is Bed. He likes to sleep a lot

Preston-My baby doll is named Mylah

Mylah- I have a Hello Kitty

Henry- Spidey makes webs

Leonardo- Likes blue monster trucks to play with

Dax- I brought Saber tooth tiger and he doesn’t bite

Noah-Delilah is fun to play with

Aubrey- His name is Mickey and he sleeps with me

Heidi- Monster high doll names Rosie

Emma- Her sleeps in her crib named Emma too

Lola-Santa he had a big beard

Evelyn- My baby doll and I play tea party

Forrest- He brought Jasper and he sleeps with him

Scarlett- My Sloth and I got it when I was a little baby

Bodhi- My Green stuffie is a monster baby

Our final week was filled with laughter, excitement, and a splash of adventure. Amongst our activities that filled our days, nothing quite captured the pure joy we witnessed like our parachute play and water escapades. The children threw colorful plastic balls in the center of the parachute and created ripples in which the balls bounced like popcorn kernels in the center leaving everyone smiling and giggling.

Splish Splash Fun: We dove into the watery wonder filled with water toys and activities. It was a morning we shared with our JK and SK friends. Great fun was had by all!!

PS Quite simply We Love You!!

Have a wonderful summer with your family

Miss Airry Miss Meredith Miss Arden

PRESCHOOL IT’S TIME TO SHOW WHAT YOU KNOW!!!

Upcoming Dates and Announcements:

  • Register for WCDS Summer Camps at https://summer.wcdsedu.com/
  • Tuesday, May 14th is Baby day! Your children are invited to bring a doll or stuffie to care for that day!
  • Wednesday, May 15th -Water Play Dy! Dress for water!
  • Thursday, May 16th is the last day of Preschool! (Friday, May 17th for 5 day students)
  • Thursday, May 23rd is Field Day! Preschool students are invited to attend with a parent or caregiver.
  • 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. 
  • 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!

What a busy and magical week it was in Preschool! The kiddos energy was palpable as their vibrant drawings and whimsical creations adorned the gymnasium and transformed into an immersive experience! Their anticipation mounted as they awaited the day when they could “SHOW WHAT THEY KNOW” and share their habitat masterpieces on display, each piece a testament to their boundless creativity and big imaginations! As the big night was finally among us, their giggles filled the air and their eyes sparkled with excitement, our hearts brimmed with pride as we reveled in their joy as they celebrated with their most favorite people the magic and wonder their learning! Parker said it best “I”m going to blow my parents minds when they see all the things I’ve learned!” Thank you for joining us for such a special night, they should feel so proud of all the amazing things they have done!

Speaking of special people … in the midst of showcase we couldn’t forget the people who make our worlds go round, the moms, mommy’s and mommas! We first took a profile picture of your little treasures, then we created a silhouette with the choice of color that they thought best represented their mommy. The kiddos then were provided watercolors and loose parts to add the perfect touch. We know that you can’t freeze time and they cannot stay this little forever, but with this gift you will always have a snapshot of this special age and their infinite love. The interviews were priceless and we hope you laughed and your hearts swelled as much as ours did as we listened to the answers only three and four year olds can give.

Small group ended their week watching the 3rd grade volcanoes erupt followed by the tenth anniversary launch of the 5th grade JoJo weather balloon … JoJo X named in honor of a very special little boy whose story that only the likes of Luke Hladek could tell in such an incredible way. What … A … Week!

We hope you have a beautiful weekend! Happy Mother’s Day Mommy’s!!!

Lions and Tigers and Bears…Oh My!

Upcoming Dates and Announcements:

  • Register for WCDS Summer Camps at https://summer.wcdsedu.com/
  • Mark your calendars! Wednesday, May 8th- Early Childhood End of the Year Showcase- 6:00pm at WCDS . Details below.
  • Thursday, May 16th is the last day of Preschool! (Friday, May 17th for 5 day students)
  • Thursday, May 23rd is Field Day! Preschool students are invited to attend with a parent or caregiver.
  • 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. 
  • 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 

A Look at Our Week:

It’s hard to believe, but May is already here, and we’re down to just a few short weeks of school left! We’re buzzing with excitement as we prepare to showcase our work from the past few months at our upcoming Early Childhood Showcase. This week has been a flurry of activity as we put the finishing touches on our habitat exhibits, which will take center stage. Inspired by Jan Bret’s “The Umbrella,” we ventured into the rainforest alongside a young boy named Carlos, immersing ourselves in its vibrant colors and diverse wildlife. This journey fueled our enthusiasm for our final class project: crafting unique animal hats that truly captured the kiddos’ imaginations. From plain white ball caps emerged a menagerie of creatures from flamingos, turtles, and monkeys to lions, tigers, and bears…oh my! Each is adorned with paint, fabric, feathers, and other materials. It’s been a wild ride of creativity and discovery, and we can’t wait to share it with you!

Wednesday, May 8th from 6:00p.m. to 7:00p.m. – The Early Childhood End of the Year Showcase

What to expect:

Families should drop off their child/children to their classroom by 5:45. Parents can then go to the gym, where the evening will begin. At 6:00 the children will come to the gym with their teachers and take their place within their exhibition space. Parents will be invited to explore their child’s exhibit and the other classes as well. Following the exhibits within the gym, children and families will be invited to enjoy refreshments in the amphitheater (weather permitting) and tour classrooms.

Here are the details for Preschool: 

You are invited to immerse yourself in five different habitats that your children’s creative minds and dimpled hands have created! Experience each habitat and the animals that live there as the Preschoolers transform from lively children to the wild animals they chose to study and explore these past few months. We cannot wait to share and celebrate with you as the kiddos proudly showcase their passions and hard work that they have poured into these collaborative masterpieces!

As stated above, following the exhibits within the gym, children and families will be invited to enjoy refreshments in the amphitheater (weather permitting) and tour classrooms!

Enjoy your weekend!

-Meredith, Arden, and Airry

Busy Bees In PS!

  • Register for WCDS Summer Camps at https://summer.wcdsedu.com/
  • Mark your calendars! Wednesday, May 8th- Early Childhood End of the Year Showcase- 6:00pm at WCDS (more information to follow) 
  • 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. 
  • 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 
  • 2024-2025 Calendar

Dear Preschool families,

We are seeing busy days in preschool. The children are working on end of the year provocations and fine tuning our Preschool Showcase. Mark your calendar for May 8th! It is going to be a wonderful evening to share with all of you. Also, a surprise is in the works for our mommies to celebrate on Mother’s Day!

Miss Meredith read a story in Spanish titled Lola con alas by Polly Dunbar. A little girl named Lola finds that adding colors to her life brightens up her day. We listened to the story while also pronouncing each color in Spanish. Muy bien clase!

Did you know that there are four layers of a rainforest? We looked at the layers and what type of animal lives in each. The class enjoyed listening about a sloth that lives in the Canopy layer and a parrot that lives in the Emergent layer. We are in the process of painting and designing our own rainforest in the classroom which will complete our habitat provocations.

Our extended day kiddos were invited to explore a couple of the stations during International Day on Thursday afternoon.

Wednesday, May 8th from 6:00p.m. to 7:00p.m. – The Early Childhood End of the Year Showcase

What to expect:

Families should drop off their child/children to their classroom by 5:45. Parents can then go to the gym, where the evening will begin. At 6:00 the children will come to the gym with their teachers and take their place within their exhibition space. Parents will be invited to explore their child’s exhibit and the other classes as well. Following the exhibits within the gym, children and families will be invited to enjoy refreshments in the amphitheater (weather permitting) and tour classrooms.

Here are the details for Preschool: 

You are invited to immerse yourself in five different habitats that your children’s creative minds and dimpled hands have created! Experience each habitat and the animals that live there as the Preschoolers transform from lively children to the wild animals they chose to study and explore these past few months. We cannot wait to share and celebrate with you as the kiddos proudly showcase their passions and hard work that they have poured into these collaborative masterpieces!

As stated above, following the exhibits within the gym, children and families will be invited to enjoy refreshments in the amphitheater (weather permitting) and tour classrooms!

PS Have a wonderful weekend,

Miss Airry, Miss Meredith, Miss Arden

Take a Nature Walk with Us!

  • Register for WCDS Summer Camps at https://summer.wcdsedu.com/
  • Mark your calendars! Wednesday, May 8th- Early Childhood End of the Year Showcase- 6:00pm at WCDS (more information to follow) 
  • 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. 
  • 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 
  • 2024-2025 Calendar

Hello Preschool Families!

What a beautiful week it was here in Preschool! We welcomed the warm weather and sunshine with a Nature Walk on Tuesday. After reading the story “If You Hold a Seed” by Elly MacKay. A story about the magic that happens when you plant a dream with a seed. The children listened with excitement as they witnessed what an extraordinary gift can blossom when you water it with love and patience! We made our way to the creek bed. The kiddos explored the grooves in the bark of a tree as they collected pieces that had fallen off. They found sprigs of pine, loose pine cones and roots of flowers. On our walk we stopped to meet some special guests in the garden … the fourth grade chickens!! They talked about how they noticed the change in our surroundings outdoor as spring is now upon us! “I see blooms!” “The grass isn’t brown anymore! were just some of their observations.

On Wednesday we read the story “The Tree” A tree that once started as a tiny sprout, watching year after year as the owl learned how to fly, as the salmon skin upstream every fall, as the wolf cries to the moon, or feels the claws of a grizzly. Reiterating that every tree has a story, much like themselves. The children were then invited to use the nature that they collected to print make and glue on scrolls of paper bringing together a collage of beautiful forest trees!

In music with Miss Dena the children were equipped with large popsicle sticks, paint, paper and some timeless tunes. They drummed and splattered paint to the beat of the music!

The kiddos have been working very hard on their rhymers during phonemic awareness lately! They are quick to shout out a rhyming pair to the words given! They also have really honed in on identifying the beginning and ending sounds in a word!

We wrapped up our week with provocations. Some chose to make trees from pipe cleaners and clay – adding pony beads to practice those fine motor skills. We practiced print making with wooden tree cookies, swirling various colors of paint sticks to the tree rings leaving us with a pallet of beautiful circles. Others gravitated to the gluing station, using their pincher grasp to really squeeze those glue bottles to add white feathers, muted colored gemstones and pea gravel onto a wooden plank.

We hope your weekend is filled with all the stories and joy they have shared with us this week!

Miss Arden, Miss Meredith & Miss Airry

If I Were a Tree, What a Tree I’d Be

Upcoming Dates and Announcements:

  • Register for WCDS Summer Camps at https://summer.wcdsedu.com/
  • Friday, April 19th- all school early dismissal
  • Mark your calendars! Wednesday, May 8th- Early Childhood End of the Year Showcase- 6:00pm at WCDS (more information to follow) 
  • 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. 
  • 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 
  • 2024-2025 Calendar

A Look at Our Week:

Wrapping up our ocean habitat exploration, Rainbow Fish and the Big Whale by Marcus Pfister showed us the importance of courage, friendship, teamwork, and compassion. The kiddos then practiced these important skills as they collaborated to create the ocean’s water. The children were presented with white fabric and invited to add hues of blue using spray bottles, pipettes, sponges, bubble wrap, and paper rolls. The end result was spectacular: a true blue ocean backdrop! To this tapestry, our creations from last week, fish, whales, coral reefs, starfish, jellyfish, seaweed, and sea turtles, were added to complete our ocean scene for our classroom. 

Transitioning to our next habitat, the forest, The Tell Me Tree by Gail Gibbons explores the various parts of trees through the perspective of a wise old tree. The tree shares all of its parts and the importance of trees, encouraging an appreciation for nature and the environment. We were blown away by how much tree knowledge the children knew. From what bark is to trees having roots in the ground to knowing oxygen comes from trees, these preschoolers are truly tiny arborists. After discovering that the rings of the tree tell the tree’s story and how old the tree is, the children created their own tree rings. Using pastels and markers, the kiddos created ring after ring, telling the tale of their tree. Finishing it off with watercolors, these tree rings are nearly as intricately designed as the real thing.

We wrapped up our week with forest provocations: a planting sensory bin, building a bird nest, tree branch painting, forest building and animal exploration, and a mindfulness exercise. Circled up, the children were asked if they were a tree, what kind of tree would they be.

Kipton – I would be a maple syrup tree and I would grow apples. 

Lola –  I would be a spikey tree.  My dad and I call them spider trees. 

Parker- I would be an apple tree and I would grow in the sun and the water would blow up my apples-  we could pick the juiciest apples ever!

Mylah – I would be a pineapple maple tree.

Noah- I would be a maple tree and I would make rainbow honey.

Lucas- I would be a jelly tree and I would grow to make rainbow jelly. 

Emma-  I would be a pineapple tree and I would need Daddy to pick my pineapples. 

Aubrey- I would be a maple tree and I would make some syrup so I don’t have to go to the store. 

Evelyn – I would be a flower tree and my daddy would help me grow! 

Lenni-  I would be an apple tree with red apples. 

Forrest – I would be a flower tree and I would have pink flowers because they are really beautiful. 

Dax- I would be a pudding tree and I would make rainbow pudding.

Henry- I would be a water tree with fruit and I would grow by the creek. 

Sophia – I would be a stick tree with mangos and thorns and poison ivy! 

Clara-  I would be a lemon tree and I would taste sour!  

Leonardo- I would be a water tree that grew apples. 

Bodhi- I would be a Christmas tree with ornaments on it! 

Scarlett – I would be an orange tree in warm weather and Daddy would pick my oranges. 

Hailey –  I would be a Christmas tree. It would be about Christmas. 

Preston – I would be an apple tree that grew green apples. 

Ollie- I would be an apple tree with the biggest apples. 

Heidi – I would be a lemon tree and grow in the forest and I could make juice. 

Stylee- I would be a flower tree with pink flowers and live in a forest. 

Enjoy your weekend!

-Meredith, Arden, and Airry

UNDER THE SEA!

Upcoming Dates and Announcements:

  • April 8th: On Monday afternoon, WCDS students will gather to view the solar eclipse from 3:00-3:30. Middle school students will be transported to 8 Park Rd, and we will all share in the wonder together. The school has purchased glasses for every child to wear and we joined together today (Friday) for an assembly, learning more about the eclipse and explaining the potentially harmful effects of viewing the eclipse without the necessary protection.
  • Due to the timing, the alternative options for dismissal are as follows– pick your child up from the office before 3:00, join us on the field from 3:00-3:30 for the viewing, or wait until the gate opens at 3:30 to come through and pick up your child.**No student will be charged for aftercare until 4:00 pm on Monday due to the late start to dismissal. 
  • Friday, April 19th: ALL SCHOOL Early Dismissal @ 11:30 
  • 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. 
  • 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!

This week really dove back into our habitats… it was only fitting it was the world of water, considering the weather we had here this week! The children traveled to the deep blue sea! We read the book “The Amazing Skin They’re In Book” by Scott Linney. Fun rhyming let us take a closer look at animals who live in the water, on land and in the sky and learn what they’re amazing skin can do! We then discussed the animals and things that can be found in the ocean and just how they survive with that amazing skin they’re in!

Clara – “Fish”

Evelyn – “Squid”

Ollie & Lenni – “Mermaids”

Parker – “Sharks and coral reef”

Forrest – “Starfish”

Kippy – “Whales”

Lucas & Mylah – “Octopus”

Aubrey – “Dolphin and they swim in saltwater”

Dax – “I know they have scales to help them breathe”

Parker – “A whale goes sppsssshhhh out of their blowholes”

The children were then invited to create the underwater world. Some chose to create seaweed and coral reef from various colors of tulle, some delved into ocean books and chose images to create on large craft paper and others opted to draw beautiful sea images on transparency paper. Stay tuned as we bring these images to life next week through processed art!

The children learned that sometimes people pollute the ocean and the danger that it poses for the animals and things that grow there. They were presented with a sensory bin filled with “ocean water”, sea animals, sea glass, sea shells, plastic bags, bottle caps, and paper. They were then tasked to sort out things that belonged in the ocean and things that did not. They did not take this job lightly, they worked together and would excitedly shout out “this definitely doesn’t belong!”. They will be keeping our oceans clean from here on out! Under the Sea memory game proved to keep the children entertained as they put those oh so important brain functions, such as focus, concentration and attention to work! They also went “fishing”. The kiddos were presented with fishing poles made from sticks and adorned with magnets and asked to find the matching colored scales for each fish.

As we always do here at Wheeling Country Day School, we took those rain drops that Mother Nature provided us with this week and turned them into rainbows! We read the story “Raindrops to Rainbow” teaching us that while the day may seem dark and gloomy, there is always a world of color to experience, especially when you spend it with the people you love! Just like any rainy day, when the clouds part and the sunshines, together we get to experience the joy of all the colors that can only come after a rain! The children created their own versions of beautiful rainbows on transparency paper using paint sticks, wonderstixs and oil pastels, we cannot wait to display each one, as they are a constant reminder of the joy in Preschool even on the toughest of days!

It would not have been in true Preschool fashion if we hadn’t stomped through the mud or splashes through those puddles … so splashed and stomped we did! It’s always a beautiful reminder that life is what you make it when we end our week with a smile on days that didn’t look so cheery outside!

You don’t have to look for the rainbows when they live right in your own home… enjoy the colorful world of those kiddos this weekend!

\Miss Arden, Miss Meredith and Miss Airry

PEEP OUR HOPPY WEEK!

UPCOMING DATES & ANNOUCEMENTS:

  • The deadline for the Virtual Talent Show is rapidly approaching! The virtual talent show will be released Wednesday April 10th. Videos should be no longer than 60 seconds and should be edited and formatted before submission.  If there is an issue with your video, I will reach out. The deadline for video submissions is **Monday April 1st.** Please send all videos to talentshow@wcdsedu.com   
  • Thank you and we can’t wait to see what the kiddos have to offer this year!
  • Easter Break: 11:30 Dismissal Thursday, March 28. No Aftercare. Classes resume with a 10:00 start on Tuesday, April 2nd.
  • 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. 
  • 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!

What a HOPPY and EGGSellent week we had in Preschool! We jumped right into the theme of the upcoming holiday! A sensory tub filled with pastel pasta and little hidden wooden carrots, bunnies and eggs kept the kiddos fine motor and cognitive skills buzzing as they dug their way through looking for the hidden objects. They painted with something new this week… PEEPS! They dipped peeps into paint to create beautiful patterns on cardstock eggs. Parker “Oh whhaaaaatt we can’t eat them!?” They worked on their number sense as they identified numbers on the Easter Eggs and were tasked with filling the egg with gems to match the number. They learned a new letter this week… no surprise here… it was the letter E. They practiced forming the letter E with pasta on eggs. They did a wonderful job and were so proud of themselves! They brushed up on their alphabet awareness as they sorted through halves of eggs that dawned an upper case letter or a lower case letter and were challenged to find the matches to make the eggs whole again. The kiddos took their jobs very seriously and exhibited great focus! We are proud of these brainiac bunnies! This week the children learned another nursery rhyme “Down By the Bay” it has quickly become a classroom favorite and you can hear them during snack, centers or running through the amphitheater putting their own spin on the rhyming pairs!

Aubrey – “Have you ever seen a whale with a polka dotted … TAIL”

Lucas – “Have you ever seen a cat wearing a … HAT”

This week we read Jan Brets “The Easter Egg”. In this enchanting story Hoppi the bunny is determined to create the BEST Easter egg of the year. However, it is not as easy as he thought it would be. He takes a walk into the woods to think. There he finds a blue Robin’s Egg that has fallen from its nest. Hoppi settles on the egg, keeping it warm until the baby hatches. He quickly learns the value of doing something nice for others as the Easter Bunny declares the hollow Robin’s Egg the best Easter egg as a reward for his kindness. The children realized that it’s not always about how pretty something or someone is on the outside but rather how important it is to be “pretty” on the inside. The children were then given a wooden Easter egg, various shades of acrylic paint and glitter to decorate. We loved hearing the children compliment one another about how beautiful their eggs were!

We wrapped up our eggshausting week… ok ok, we’re finished, with a school wide egg hunt. The children looked like track stars as they raced to each find 12 eggs… while we know they can count 12 … we also know they each found more than that… way to capitalize on the moment kiddos! A special thank you to 5th grade for organizing this event!

We hope that you and your funny little bunnies have a beautiful Easter weekend and that the sugar rush only lasts for a brief time. We will see you all at 9:20 on Tuesday!

Miss Arden, Miss Meredith & Miss Airry

Sparkling Self Reflections

Upcoming Dates and Announcements:

  • Saturday, March 23rd is Celebrate! We are excited to see you there! If you are unable to attend, you can still bid on auction items! The silent auction bidding for Celebrate will go live as of 3pm Friday. Visit the link below to begin your bidding! https://www.betterunite.com/WheelingCountryDaySchool-halloffame/Auction?a=cb38ca3d-0c74-4466-ada8-10469b891c49 All silent auction items will close at 9:30 pm Saturday.
  • Please return your child’s 5 filled Easter eggs on Tuesday, March 26th.
  • The deadline for the Virtual Talent Show is rapidly approaching! The virtual talent show will be released Wednesday April 10th. Videos should be no longer than 60 seconds and should be edited and formatted before submission.  If there is an issue with your video, I will reach out. The deadline for video submissions is **Monday April 1st.** Please send all videos to talentshow@wcdsedu.com   
  • Thank you and we can’t wait to see what the kiddos have to offer this year!
  • Easter Break: 11:30 Dismissal Thursday, March 28. No Aftercare. Classes resume with a 10:00 start on Tuesday, April 2nd.
  • 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. 
  • 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 

A Look at Our Week:

It’s the most wonderful time of the year!”…for some, it’s Christmas, for some it’s the start of school, but for us at Wheeling Country Day School, it’s Celebrate Week! It truly is a magical week to be on campus.  We all come together as a community to prepare for the big event and complete our classroom auction pieces.  The grownups truly feel like kids again as they get in on all of the action of painting, staining, glittering, and gluing right along with the kids while the kiddos feel a sense of accomplishment in seeing that they’ve made something beautiful with their class to share with all of you! The preschool kiddos and teachers disassembled a boring, old chandelier, added some preschool magic to it, and reassembled it to truly be a reflection of the joy of preschool. The kiddos used alcohol ink to give a stained glass look to some of the crystals. Some were painted and some added glitter. The finishing touch that truly made this piece reflect the spirit of preschool was the addition of self-portraits of each of the children! Our chandelier, Sparkling Self Reflections, is a centerpiece that not only lights up a room but also fills it with the warmth and wonder of childhood.

Forrest- (smiling and staring at it in wonder) It is so beautiful…the gems! I liked making the stucked-together gems.

Scarlett- I love the colors. It’s like a rainbow! I liked doing paint on it.

Dax- It looks so beautiful! I like the ones that are hanging from the bottom best.

Emma- I want to buy it! It’s beautiful like a decorated rainbow. I liked making the pink ones best.

Lucas- I want to buy it, too! Because I just like it and I would put it in my bedroom.

Clara- I liked painting. 

Lola- It’s Bea-ti-ful!!!!! (with her sparkly eyes)

Sophie- I think it’s pretty!

Preston- I liked drawing me on it and the colors.

This week, the kiddos also completed their “Hall of Fame” stars that they began last week by adding loose parts of gems, beads, and glitter. We continued sharing books and discussing how we can all be Hall of Famers and All-Stars by being kind and sharing our brightest, truest selves with those around us. Our March self-portraits reflect this sentiment of every preschooler being an all-star. Drawing their little faces atop an Oscar trophy and adding hues of golden watercolor to the backdrop, they were ready for the finishing touch: a photo of them posing as a trophy on a pedestal. We love how amusing and adorable the finished product is!

This time of year … especially this year, allows us all to self-reflect on the “WHY” behind what we do… It always comes down to the same things… Your children and the trust and support of you all allow us to nurture their love of learning. As we gear up to Celebrate a place we all call home, to celebrate Liz and the incredible, joyful, beautiful, and magical community she has built, we would be remiss in not saying Thank You to all of you as well. So whether you are there in person or there in spirit this Saturday, we hope you join us in celebrating the small moments, big moments and all those amazing little moments in between that make this place, the teachers, and most importantly the children, just exactly who they are!

Have a beautiful weekend! We are so excited to “Celebrate” all the little Preschool Hall of Famers on Saturday! 

-Meredith, Arden, and Airry

Together is Better!

  • Upcoming dates and Announcements:
  • Saturday, March 23rd is Celebrate! We hope to see you all there! If you aren’t attending, you can still buy raffle tickets for Disney and bid online for auction items. Click here for information!
  • March 28th – 11:30a.m. Early Dismissal
  • March 29th – April 1st – Easter Break
  • April 2nd – Classes Resume with a 10:00a.m. start
  • 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. 
  • 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 

Dear Preschool families,

It’s wonderful to be back with each other. We hope everyone had a relaxing Spring break. We are in Celebrate mode! The children listened to a story Dream You’ll Be by Joseph T. Garcia. This story let the children imagine all the amazing things that they could be someday. Did you know that your child will be inducted into the Preschool Hall of Fame? For being their awesome wonderful selves..We created shining stars that the children designed with oil pastels and then placed their handprint inside the star. They are so creative and inspirational.

We did take advantage of the nice weather, we ate snack and read a story in our outdoor space. It has been a busy week with art preparations from painting glass vases to adding glitter and gems to the PS Celebrate project. It is an exciting time for the children to bring their own creativity to help make Celebrate a very special evening honoring the people and place that allow the children to flourish. Stay tuned this coming week to our social media page for glimpses into the Preschools project as they add their own special touch to our unique art piece!

If you cannot make it to the Celebration… Don’t worry!! You will have the opportunity to still bid during the live auction on this one of a kind piece… we promise, you’ll LIGHT up when you see the final product!

Thursday, March 28th is an 11:30 dismissal (No Aftercare) Gentle reminder

Classes resume at 10 am on April 2nd Gentle reminder

This year for our school wide Spring Egg Hunt, we are asking for your help. If you would like to donate a dozen of eggs filled with candy, stickers, or small toys, our fifth graders will hide them for each of the classes on the morning of Thursday, March 28th. If you are able to help, please send the filled eggs to school with your child by next Friday, March 22nd.

PS Happy St. Patrick’s Day weekend,

Miss Airry, Miss Meredith, and Miss Arden