Newsletter

JANUARY 2020 NEWSLETTER
Ms. Gina and Ms. Regina’s Pre 3a's
Welcome to 2020! We wish everyone a healthy, happy new year and we look forward to watching our 3’s (and some 4’s) as they continue to learn and grow every day! The new year offers new promise, and we promise this is going to be a FUN MONTH!!
Our January unit will focus on WINTER, HIBERNATION and HABITATS! As you know, Benchmark Elementary and Preschool offer an educational experience based on the Core Knowledge curriculum. We will be focusing on the color white (for winter!) and the diamond shape. Our activities will also introduce the students to more books and rhymes through creative crafts, finger plays, songs, and of course, STORY TIME! Each day is an adventure, and we love sharing this time with your children!
During January we will also be completing progress reports for all of the students. This information will give us an idea of how well everyone is progressing and what areas may need more attention before moving on to the 4’s class next year. Throughout the week of the 20th, we will hold preschool parent conferences. Please note that on Friday, January 24th, there will not be preschool classes (or preschool morning care/Nooncats/aftercare) on this day. This day is exclusively for YOU! In other words, these conferences are for PARENTS ONLY so you will need to make other arrangements for your preschoolers that day. Please note: THERE WILL STILL BE ELEMENTARY CLASSES THAT DAY! We will send home the progress reports and then place a conference sign-up sheet on the cart, offering ten-minute time slots for each family. Be on the lookout for these by mid-January. If childcare is an issue, you might want to coordinate with the family signing up before or after you so that you can watch each other’s children during the conferences. This is an excellent time to go over your student’s progress, so we hope all parents will sign up.

In-house registration for the 2018-19 school year for returning Benchmark students begins soon. Please check your child’s backpack for registration materials. We will let you know as soon as these packets have gone home with your children so that you can look out for them. If you need additional packets for other siblings, please stop by the front office

Finally, we would like to thank everyone for the wonderful holiday gifts. Your kindness and generosity are greatly appreciated and your gifts really touched us. We are truly enjoying our class and are looking forward to an exciting year. Happy New Year! JANUARY, HERE WE COME!!

Important Dates and Notes:
Wednesday, 1/8: Art Masterpiece, please come and help if you are available.
Friday, 1/17: EARLY RELEASE
Monday, 1/20: MLK Day….No School!
Friday, 1/24: NO PRESCHOOL CLASSES...Preschool Parent Teacher Conferences.
ALL Mondays (reminder): PE--children need to wear running shoes, please and thanks