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2's September Newsletter 

Welcome to the 2018 – 2019 school year. We are excited to see many returning families and to welcome our new families.

In September, we will focus on helping the children feel comfortable making the transition to a class room setting. Our goals are to introduce the children to their classmates, to help them explore their interests (toys, puzzles, games), and to encourage them to communicate their wants and needs. Below are the themes and topics for the month.

Themes: Friends, Apples, School

Color: Red

Shape: Circle

Weather permitting will be going to the playground. Please dress your child accordingly. Also, please send in the papers emailed to you as well as the clothes and extra diapers as soon as possible.

Dates to Remember:

September 17th – First General Meeting at 7:30

September 20th – Parent’s Night Out at La Piazza (Blauvelt) 7:00-9:00

September 29th – Pot Luck Picnic (details to follow)

Have a great September!

Ms. Marie, Ms. Bethann, Ms. Lisa, Ms. Jill and Ms. Diane

3's September Newsletter

September News

3 year old Class

A Peek at the Month


Making Friends

I am Special

Safety Rules

Color and Shape of the Month

Red- Circle

Favorite Books

The Kissing Hand

I like me

Letter of the month


1st General Meeting

Monday, September 17th

7:30pm -School classroom

This month your children will have fun making new friends and discovering why each one of us is special. They will begin to learn rules that will keep them safe in school and at home. Our focus will be on learning to follow simple directions and begin to have fun reading books, creating a project, starting to sing finger plays and songs. 

Please send in a picture of your child (as soon as possible along with several family pictures. Also, make sure your child has a change of clothes, socks,and underwear in ziplock bag labeled with your child's name. All children should wear sneakers in order to play safely. It is important to put notes to us in the folder and please check your child's folder everyday for anything we send home. Try to get into the habit of checking our website, there is a lot of information on it. 

Thanks for your cooperation!

Looking forward to getting to know all of you.

Ms. Joanne, Ms. Laura, Ms. Diane and Ms. Nicole

Favorite Songs and Fingerplays

Two Little Apples

Way up high in the apple tree,

Two little apples smiled at me

I shook that tree as hard as I could

Down came the apples

Mmmmmm they were good!

My Balloon with Air

Here I have a new balloon

Help me while I blow

Small at first then bigger, bigger

Watch it grow and grow

Do you think its big enough?

Maybe I should stop,

For if I give another blow,

It will surely POP!

5 Little Monkeys

5 little monkeys sitting in a tree,

teasing Mr. Aligator cant catch me,

cant catch me

Along came Mr. Aligator quiet as can be,

Then SNAP, 4 little monkeys sitting in a tree

3, 2, 1,

No more monkeys sitting in the tree.

Here is the bee hive

Here is the bee hive,

But where are all the bees,

Hiding away where nobody sees,

Watch and youll see them

Come out of the hive1 2 3 4 5

Jack in the Box

Jack in the box,

All closed up tight, not a breath of air,

Not a gleam of light, there he sits as quiet as can be,

Then open the box, and out jumps he

1 2 3 4 5


UPK September Newsletter


Themes: Getting to Know You, Family, Apples

Literacy: Name recognition, letter sorting (names)

Math: Counting, color review, shape review

Science: Apples, seeds

Social Studies: Getting to Know You

Please be sure to send in school supplies along with a change of clothing for your child.

More Important News


  • School Pick Up Information:

If someone other than a parent is picking up a child, please send a note to inform the school. For safety reasons, we cannot release a child unless we have consent from parents.

If there is a consistent person picking up throughout the year, please fill out a pick up form and we will keep it on file at school.

  • Please be sure to take your child to the bathroom before coming to school.

  • Please label all of your child’s belongings.
  • We are encouraging the children to do things on their own at school. Please send snack and drink in one bag (either brown paper bag, large Ziploc or a reusable lunch bag) with your child’s name. It’s easier for the children to carry one item with everything in one place. (Please put the drink in the snack back, not separate in the backpack) Also, only one snack and one drink is necessary.
  • If your child is enrolled in the afternoon extended day program, class begins at 12:05. The morning classes will be dismissed before allowing the afternoon children to enter the school.
Throughout the year the children will create class books about what we are learning at school. Every child will have a chance to take the class books home to read with their family. Please make every effort to return the book to school the next day so that all children have a chance. This month, look out for “The UPK Kissing Hand” and “Who am I?” coming home!