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Hello Preschool Parents:
The leaves have started to change color and fall to the ground, that is a sure sign that summer has passed, and autumn has arrived. The children have learned their way around the preschool and have also developed friendships in their classrooms. I love seeing them greet and socialize with each other when they arrive to school. Their excitement when they enter the building is contagious! We have a lot going on this month so please make sure you read the “Important Information” below. If at any time you have questions do not hesitate to contact me!
IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR OCTOBER
I am sure you are now aware that the Board of Education has decided to rename Solon Preschool the Joseph V. Regano Early Learning Center. The school renaming honors the legacy of long-time Solon Schools Superintendent Joseph Regano and the lasting impact he had on thousands of Solon and Glenwillow students and families over more than three decades leading the Solon Schools. Mr. Regano passed away in the summer of 2020. We will refer to the building as the Regano E.L.C. when we answer the phone and on letters and emails. The preschool staff is honored to work in the building named for Mr. Regano.
You should have received information from your child’s teacher asking you to sign up for a conference. Conferences are the nights of October 13 and 21 and the afternoon of October 22. Please make sure you pick a time for your conference as soon as you can. Conferences are best when it is just the teacher and the parent(s) so that you can have a focused conversation about the progress your child is making.
Our wonder Parents of Preschoolers (POP) will be providing dinner for our staff the first night of conferences, October 13. Please use the link below if you are interested in helping or providing food for that night. The staff is so appreciative of all your efforts!
The preschool will celebrate Halloween on Thursday, October 28. Your teacher will share more about the days’ events in the next couple of weeks. As you begin thinking about your child’s costume, please keep in mind that while at school children do need to be able to maneuver the building and use the bathroom, so the costume needs to be one they can still function in independently.
Encouraging children to be independent
I know that we are often in a hurry and doing things for our children is often the easiest and fastest way to keep things moving. We would like to encourage you to have your children practice self help skills as often as you can. Having them put their shoes and socks on or off or put their coat on and buckle and zip it up are all things we practice at school and encourage you to let them work on it at home as well. The more you let them practice the better they will become, and, in the end, it will save you time.
We have field trips planned for the month of October. The week of October 18 (different classes will go on different days) our AM students will be doing a walk to the park field trip and on October 21 our PM students will be traveling to Look About Lodge. Teachers will be sending home permission slips and requests for parent volunteers.
I believe I put this in an earlier letter. Please do not send water bottles in your child’s backpack. Many times, the water ends up spilling and you get a wet backpack home at the end of day. We provide children multiple opportunities to get drinks during the day.
Important Upcoming Dates
October 13 - Parent Conferences (3:30-7:00) POP providing dinner
October 21 - Parent Conferences (3:30-7:00)
October 22 - Parent Conferences (1:00-3:00)
October 27 – Spirit Day
October 28 - Halloween Parties