Welcome to the Purple Room

3-5 year-old Preschool for All/ Project Child

Purple Room Newsletter

Classroom Happenings-February

Welcome to February! I am excited to meet and greet you as your  child’s new teacher.  We will be continuing to learn and grow with projects and hands on activities.

In the month of February, we will continue to talk about winter and what happens in the season of quiet sleep for plants and some animals.  We will be talking about community helpers and looking at how everyone helps make our community function.  We will be developing a project with community helpers.

I would like to introduce the “letter bag” to the class.  We will be asking the students to bring in an item for show and tell that begins with a certain letter.  This coming week we will be asking you to bring in something that starts with the letter B.  Any day of the week, you may send something that begins with B for your student to show the class.  We will be making a list of all of the B words we have seen.

Parent Corner

Our Love and Logic Night will be Tuesday, February 27th.  Come and join us for an evening of positive information to encourage and strengthen your awesome parenting skills.  Learn how to reduce your stress and boost your child’s confidence with simple strategies proven to create peace in your home.  No need to cook! Discovery will provide pizza for all.

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Purple Team

Ms. Penny 

Ms. Penny graduated from Kaskaskia College with an Associate in Early Childhood Education.  She received a Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood from Concordia University.  She has over 15 years’ experience teaching earl childhood in private school settings and licensed child care centers.  She loves teaching preschool and working with kids of all ages.  Ms. Penny believes children are so eager to learn and learn best through play and interactive activities.  Ms. Penny sees teaching young children as a joy!




Ms.  Casey-

Ms. Casey is working towards finishing her Bachelor’s of Elementary Education at SIUE and received her Associate of Arts from Kaskasia College.  She lives with the loves of her life, Brett and their son Hayden.  Ms Casey also has an Australian Shepherd and three cats.  She loves baking, crafts, gardening, and movies! Ms. Casey has worked in childcare centers in the O’Fallon area since 2012.  Her favorite part of teaching of teaching in the Purple Room so far is the enthusiastic singing and dancing that happens daily!

Ms. Lisa

Bio coming soon…

Upcoming Dates

February 15th Picture Day

Images 4 Kids will come and do pictures again this year. They always do a wonderful job with the kids.

February 19th

Discovery is closed in observance of President’s Day.

February 27th Love and Logic Parent Night

Ms. Nicole Grimm will present some parenting techniques.  Pizza will be provided.

A Day in the Purple Room

Valentine’s Day

We will be making and exchanging a Valentine with children from another class.  We will talk to the children about sharing and caring.  Please do not send in any Valentine cards or treats of any kind.  Thank you!


In case of a winter emergency, please tune into Channel 2 or Channel 5.  We follow District 90’s recommendation for closings.  I will also email you as soon as I know of the closure.

Please dress your child appropriately for the winter season (hats, gloves, coats).  We will go outside when the wind chill is 25 degrees and above.  Also, please send your children in tennis shoes to ensure safe play on the climbers.

Discovery strives to be a peanut-free zone for the safety of our children with allergies.

If you would like for your child to have chapstick or lotion at school, you may fill out a brief form in the office.  Please be sure to give the lotion and chapstick to teachers for safe-keeping.

Please remember an extra set of clothing for your child’s cubby  Please include a short-sleeved shirt, a pair of pants, a pair of shorts, a pair of socks, and a change of shoes.

Please be sure to sign your child in and out each day, and help them wash their hands on arrival.

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