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

Purple Room Newsletter

February

In January, we focused on a Winter theme.  We had science experiences like putting water in a bucket and leaving it outside then bringing it in to see what happened.  We counted snowmen made out of modeling clay, and we turned our housekeeping area into a winter play place with snow boots and gloves for dress up.  We even had “snow” to build houses and snowmen.

This month, we will focus on friendship and working together.  We will do scavenger hunts and work at group time with a drum circle.  We will be working with the Yellow Room on our special day to share friendship cards.

elisabetho@discoveryofallon.com

robinm@discoveryofallon.com

lisar@discoveryofallon.com

Purple Team

Ms. Elisabeth

Ms. Elisabeth is from Rockledge, Florida, about 45 minutes from Orlando.  She was born and raised there.  She has been in the early childhood field for 15 years.   She has been employed by the school system for the past two years teaching Early Preschool and she has also worked with autistic students.  She will be completing her bachelor’s degree in the spring of 2017.  She lives her her husband of 13 years, her high school sweetheart.  They have two children ages 10 and 7.  They have just moved to Illinois.  They enjoy traveling.  She says it is nice to meet new people.  She has a love for cooking/baking.  She cooks anything because it is therapeutic for her and she loves cooking for people.  She has always loved teaching children and is very excited to get the ball rolling.

Ms. Robin M.

Ms. Robin earned her B.A. in Education in 1998 and a Master’s in Education in 2003 from UNLV in Las Vegas, NV.  For 5 years, she worked as an elementary school teacher in the Clark County School District.   In 2005, Robin and her husband moved to his hometown of O’Fallon.  They have two beautiful children that are both Discovery School graduates.  She has always loved teaching and enjoys coming to work each day and seeing the smiling faces at Discovery.

Ms. Lisa

Lisa has a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Wofford College in South Carolina.  She received her Masters in Counseling from Troy State University.  She has experience as a preschool teacher and has taught children’s swim lessons and gymnastics with the American Red Cross and the YMCA.  She enjoys working with children now, but previously served as an education counselor with adults.  Lisa loves working with children and truly believes they are the key to a better world.  She feels very fortunate to be a part of their learning experience.

February 11- Registration for returning families and sign ups for Summer camp.

February 8- Picture Day

February 14- Book orders due to the office

February 15- Parent/Teacher conferences (No PC)

February 18- No School (Presidents’ Day)

February 23- Discovery Trivia Night (Doors open at 5:30)

Friendship Art/Card Exchange

At Discovery, we will talk about friendship in February.  Individual treats and valentines are not given out for Valentine’s Day.  We will have friendship art exchange with Yellow Room friends on February 14.  It will be so much fun to share!

*Please watch Channels 2 and 5 for closure information.  We will also post on Facebook and email information to parents.

*Soiled clothes are kept in a grocery bag in a purple tub above the cubbies.

*We strive to be a peanut free zone, so please do not bring any peanut products into the building.

*For the safety of your child, please bring him or her in tennis shoes.  If they attend school in something else, they will only be allowed to play on the patio during recess.

*Parent information will be stored in the top cubby, and the children’s coats will go in the bottom section of the cubby.

*Check your e-mail for any updates on your child’s progress, newsletters, or news in general.

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