March Happenings at Parks’ Place 2018

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Classroom News

Butterfly Infant

Butterfly/Infant:

Love month is over, but love still fills the infant room every day. We had so much fun during the month making valentines for our parents. We also experienced many new things. We exercised and practiced using our motor skills. We learned to play Peek-A-Boo and pretended to call home on our play phones. Our puppet story time has been awesome. Songs about our letters and sounds fill the air every day. Making our new sounds makes us giggle and we can’t wait to explore during the month of March as we welcome Spring. Thank you for your support of the butterfly infants.

Ms. Deborah
Ms. Carmen

Grasshopper Twos

Grasshopper/Twos

Songs about forest animals and safaris filled the air in our room in February. Topping our list of favorites was “Old McDonald Had a Forest.” Making handprint owls and a safari collage kept our hands busy. We are looking forward to celebrating Dr. Seuss’ birthday and learning about all of the cool modes of transportation in March.

Ms. Sabrina

VPK News

VPK News

February was full of learning and celebrating! We celebrated all we’d learned so far on the 100th day of school. All month we explored the forest and safari animals. Elections were held for class offices as we learned about presidents of the past and present. Each day after the pledge we enjoyed a Moment in Black History and ended the month with great presentations on individuals who were important to black history such as Rosa Parks, Barack Obama, and Michael Jordan to name a few. March will be filled with learning and preparation for graduation! Spring will be here and graduation is right around the corner!

Mrs. Michelle, VPK A/B
Ms. Kartia, VPK A/B
Ms. Butler, VPK C
Ms. Mincey, VPK C

Busy Bee Ones

Busy Bees/Ones

We learned about the forest and safari animals in the month of February! We read the book “Brown Bear, Brown Bear” and went on a bear hunt. We also made Valentine’s Day art and had a great celebration. The Busy Bees are looking forward to a terrific March and welcoming Spring.

Ms. Etoye
Ms. J’Nae

Pawsomes Threes

Pawsomes/Threes

February was a busy month for us! We learned about some of our US Presidents. Black History Month was celebrated by learning about a different person each week. Our study of forest, animals and safaris was wild. March brings Spring and our study of transportation. We will be happy to have nice weather to be outside using our large motor skills!

Ms. Miller

Dates to Remember

Thursday, March 1st
Field Trip, FSCJ Science Fair

Friday, March 2nd
Dr. Seuss’ Birthday Celebration
Volunteers Needed

March 5th-9th
VPK Election Campaign

Friday, March 9th
VPK Election Day

Thursday, March 15th
St. Patrick’s Day Celebration & Truck Show
Volunteers Needed

Friday, March 16th
Teacher Planning Day
No VPK

March 19th-23rd
PPLC Spring Break Camp
No VPK

Monday, March 26th
Graduation Cap & Gown Payment Due

Tuesday, March 27th
White T-Shirts Due

March 28th-30th
Spring Pictures

Thursday, March 29th
Easter Egg Hunt & Hop-a-Thon
Volunteers Needed

Friday, March 30th
Good Friday
No VPK

Buy a shamrock!
Help conquer muscle disease!

Shamrock sale ends Friday, March 16th! 

Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten Enrollment

Florida VPK, Florida’s FREE Pre-K Program for Children turning 4 years old on or before September 1!

How to enroll in Duval County:

  1. Set up a working email address.
  2. Log on to http://www.elcduval.org/voluntary-pre- k/ and complete the online VPK application.
  3.  Separately scan and submit supporting documents in PDF format.
  4. Once the application and documentation is reviewed, a Certificate of Eligibility will be emailed to families within five (5) business days.
  5. A list of eligible VPK Providers is available online to view and download.

For additional assistance call 904-208-2044, ext. 1.

Please bring your approved voucher back to Parks’ Place to secure your spot today!

Kids Health Resources

March is National Nutrition Month! Below are links to articles that can help you ensure your child is getting the most from their diet.

  1. Kids Health Nutrition Guide for Toddlers
  2. Healthy Children Toddler Nutrition
  3. Healthy Children Baby Feeding and Nutrition
  4. Baby Center Healthy Snacks and Meals

Resources

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