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Newsletter Dec. 3rd  

Preschool Newsletter ~ Week of December 3rd

The dramatic play area is currently set up as a Holiday Workshop. The children have really enjoyed decorating the tree and pretending to make toys. If you have any extra, unbreakable ornaments, santa hats, reindeer ears or workshop themed items to donate, it would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!

 

Important Due Dates to Remember:

  • Monday, Dec. 10th: $5.00 for Holiday Celebration & Scholastic Book Club Order due. Please note, if you would like to order online at scholastic.com, our class code is GV6CY

  • Friday, Dec. 21st:  Early Dismissal. No PM class.

I know this time of year can become very hectic. Here’s an article that has some helpful tips…. There are a number of things parents can do to help children cope with holiday stress. These include:

  1. Discuss holiday plans well in advance, and let kids participate in some decisions while planning events/activities. Kids need some degree of predictability. Prolonged uncertainty, constantly changing plans, or last-minute decisions can all increase stress.

  2. If you’re traveling, leave plenty of extra time and bring child-friendly snacks, books, games and/or music.

  3. Don’t overschedule. You may not be able to do everything or see everyone. Kids can easily get “burned out,” overtired and cranky during the holidays.

  4. Give kids some “downtime.” Don’t expect them to be “on” all the time. Leave room for some quiet activities, like listening to music, walking in the woods or reading a book.

  5. Make sure kids get plenty of sleep. While it may be exciting to stay up late, lack of sleep often leads to increased irritability.

  6. Let kids be honest about their feelings. Don’t force them to act happy and excited if they’re feeling quiet or down.

  7. Don’t promise things you can’t produce. For example, don’t promise that a family member will be home or call in time for the holidays if the decision is really out of your control.

  8. Uphold and maintain family traditions even if a parent/grandparent is absent. Kids count on certain traditions, which can have an important grounding effect by letting kids know that even though some things have changed, other things have remained the same.

  9. Take care of yourself. Try and avoid getting overloaded with obligations. If you feel stressed, it increases the pressure and tension on your children. What most kids really want is time, attention and reassurance.

 

I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!

As always, please let me know if you have any questions or updates that you’d like to share.

:) Mrs. Wyland




Holiday Information  

Important Holiday Information

** Holiday Celebration:  Our preschool classrooms will be having a joint holiday party on Thursday, December 20th.  We will be asking for donations soon through Remind. If you are interested in donating something for our celebration, please let me know and I will get in touch with you.  We will need some things for a special snack. As always, we appreciate your support!

** Holiday Gift:  Each student will be given a gift at our holiday celebration.  I am asking parents to send in $ 5.00, which will be used to purchase these gifts.  Please send $ 5.00 in an envelope marked with your child’s name by Monday, December 10th.  Please feel free to text or call me with any questions or concerns.  (Please DO NOT purchase gifts to send in.)  We need a few volunteers to shop for these gifts and wrap them.  If you are able to help with this, please fill out the attached slip and return it to school by Monday, December 10th.

 

Thank you!!   :) Mrs. Wyland

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PLEASE FILL OUT THE INFORMATION BELOW AND RETURN IT TO SCHOOL BY MONDAY, DECEMBER 10th IF YOU WOULD BE WILLING TO HELP WITH SOMETHING FOR OUR CELEBRATION.  THANK YOU SO MUCH!!

 

NAME: _____________________________________

 

____ I WOULD LIKE TO VOLUNTEER TO SHOP FOR THE STUDENTS’ HOLIDAY GIFTS.

____  I WOULD LIKE TO VOLUNTEER TO WRAP THE STUDENTS’ GIFTS.

____ I WOULD BE WILLING TO DONATE SOMETHING FOR SNACK FOR THE HOLIDAY CELEBRATION.