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PreK3 Glow Run Update

SFX Glow Run Families, The SFX Glow Run is tomorrow! Thank you to all of our families who have been working hard to raise funds for our school. We truly appreciate your support! There is only one day left in the program. That makes tonight THE LAST NIGHT FOR PLEDGING before the SFX Glow Run. We are currently at 31 states, and we are trying to get pledges from ALL 50 STATES!! Would you consider reaching out to one or
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SFX PreK3 Update

SFX PreK3 Update 11/4-11/8/19  In Spanish this week we learned niño vs. niña (boy vs. girl), and practiced counting in Spanish how many girls in class and how many boys. We learned the word baila-dance, and agara-grab.The students were able to hold puppets and help act out a story about a perro (dog) and a gato (cat). Before Señora Adriana left, she taught us an hasta luego (see you later) song!  In Music we sang 
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SFX PreK3 Update

SFX PreK3 Update 10/21-11/1/19  Together this fall we’ve explored sensory bins filled with sticky, goopy black worms and spiders (spaghetti dyed black and plastic spiders). Sensory bins provide opportunities for learning in meaningful ways with our eyes, ears, and hands. Learning experiences where we can see, smell, touch, and hear are more effective, and provide opportunities for open-ended, creative, explorative pl
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Early Childhood Parent Get-Together

We are offering a twist on the traditional Early Childhood parent night out! All parents of Preschool and Kindergarten students are invited to join us for a FREE social/fitness opportunity at Shred415 this Friday, November 8th at 6pm. The class will run about 40 minutes, and parents who wish may stay after to use the locker rooms/shower facilities. We’ll hang for a while after class at SHRED with some H2O, adul
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PreK3 Weekly Update

SFX PreK3 Update 9/30-10/18/19 We’ve had a busy few weeks in PreK welcoming autumn, noticing signs of fall, and watching and feeling the weather begin to change… all while gearing up for Halloween! In Spanish we had our last session with Señora Rocha. We listened to a story called May I Please Have a Cookie? /¿Me puedes dar una galleta, por favor? all about learning our maneras (manners) – saying please and tha
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Lunch Bunch & Enrichment Registration for 2Q

Three year old and Jr Kindergarten families interested in adding or changing their registration for Lunch Bunch or Enrichment during the 2nd quarter are now invited to submit preferences through this form. Changes to Lunch Bunch or Enrichment programming during the 2nd quarter must be shared through this enrollment form by this Friday, October 25th and spaces are awarded on a first come, first served basis. If your f
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Fall Updates

The 2 Year Old and 3 Year Old Preschool classes have settled in nicely to the routine of school! All our teachers are so happy to see these little angels when they come to school! Fun photos of what’s going on in our classrooms continues to be posted to our Blogs for both 2’s and 3’s. Parents of 3 Year Old Preschool students who wish to follow us on Twitter are also invited to subscribe to the Twitt
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Prek3 Weekly Update

SFX PreK3 Weekly Update 9/23-9/27/19 Happy Fall! We used red, green, and yellow paint with noodle tube pieces to make apple imprint artwork this week! Our apples are displayed outside of the classrooms and we’ll be discussing and observing all things autumn in the coming weeks!  In Spanish we listened to Buenas Noches, Luna (Goodnight, Moon) and we learned two new games from Señora Rocha- practicing arriba/abajo (up
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Prek3 Weekly Update

SFX PreK3 Weekly Update 9/16-9/20/19 We’ve had a busy start to the school year in the preschool classes!! We’ve been getting to know each other better, learning ‘all about me,’ and sharing about our families, as well!  In Spanish we practiced saying ‘hola, buenos dias, y adios.’ We listened to the book Margarita y Margaret. Margaret speaks English but not Spanish, and Margarita speaks Spanish but not English, despite
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Preschool Pick Up Procedures

Dear Early Childhood Families, We are thrilled to kick off extended day programming for our littlest Crusaders today, September 3rd. Should you have any questions regarding your Lunch Bunch/Enrichment selections this morning, please email office@sfx-school.org and we will be happy to confirm your enrollment. Please review the overview below for pick up of all Preschool students: MORNING PICK UP 11am dismissal for Jr.
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Welcome to 3 Year Old Preschool!

Thank you for subscribing to Mrs. Gazda’s Three Year Old Preschool blog! Subscription feeds for the 2019-2020 school year were set Friday evening, August 23rd. If you subscribed to blogs prior to that time your selections may have changed. To confirm your 2019-2020 selections now that new feeds have been established, please submit a new subscription form here and check every box (for both Newsblast and ALL blog
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Weekly Update 6/3-6/10/19

Weekly Update 6/3-6/10 Activities:  Throughout the last week of school there was so much fun and excitement! We colored treat bags, we wore our homemade binoculars out on a nature hunt around the SFX campus and looked for worms, birds, butterflies, squirrels, and anything else we could find! We were busy preparing our Father’s Day gifts, we colored end of the year self portraits and painted handprints. We also prepar
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Weekly Update 5/27-5/31/19

Weekly Update 5/27-5/31 Activities: Last week we went to the Field to run and play, we used balls in the gym, and we played Duck Duck Goose! We colored binoculars with Ms. Jones that we will use on our nature hunt this week. We made more butterflies with tissue paper and we colored birds and butterflies. We revisited the Kindergarten classroom where all of their Pink Ladies hatched over Memorial Day weekend! We learn
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Weekly Update 5/20-5/24/19

Weekly Update 5/20-5/24 Activities: Last week we continued to read about animals and the farm. We read Punk Farm and Old McDonald Had a Farm. We decorated butterflies using glue and crumpled tissue paper, and we practiced more sequencing. We made our first trip to the Tot Lot last week, where we climbed, used the slides, balanced, hung upside down, and strengthened our gross motor skills! Ms. Jones also introduced us
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Weekly Update 5/13-5/17/19

Weekly Update 5/13-5/17 Activities: Last week we colored butterflies and rainbows using crayons, we practiced stamping with an ink pad and stamps, and we added more black spots to ladybugs. We’ve been talking about the zoo and the farm and read Old McDonald Had A Zoo? Old McDonald Had A Truck, and View At the Zoo. We also matched farm animal puzzle cards. We combined counting and art by finger painting/using stamp pa
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Weekly Update 5/6-5/10/19

Weekly Update 5/6-5/10 Activities: Last week we talked more about butterflies, plants, nature, and living and non-living. We talked about the things plants and flowers need to survive, such as water, soil, and sunlight. We went on a nature walk and pointed out birds, bugs, squirrels, chipmunks, trees, and flowers. We also classified by living and non-living as we walked. We would say “A car is… non-living!! This tree
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Weekly Update 4/29-5/3/19

Weekly Update 4/29-5/3 Activities: Last week we were focusing on spring and hoping that the weather takes the hint! We used construction paper, pipe cleaners, tissue paper, glue, and crayons to make kites- then flew them to the magnet wall to hang. We practiced a butterfly card matching work, we have also been practicing matching fruits and vegetable cards and small objects. We have been using small ‘in the garden’ o
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Weekly Update 4/15-4/18/19

Weekly Update 4/15-4/18 Activities: Last week we got ready for our big move!!! We visited the classroom on Monday and Tuesday, bringing over all of our materials and discussing new classroom expectations for being with the big kids! We then welcomed our parents into our beautiful brand new room for a visit. As the experts of our new space, we gave them a tour of the new classroom and showed how to use our favorite ma
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Weekly Update 4/8-4/12/19

Weekly Update 4/8-4/12 Activities: We celebrated NAEYC’s Week of the Young Child with fun-filled daily classroom themes! On Music Monday we joined the other EC classes in the Atrium to sing, listen to the guitar, and come up with our very own lyrics to form a song! We also continue to play the drums and the tambourine in class. On Tasty Tuesday we combined apples, cinnamon sticks, lemon juice, and brown sugar in a cr
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Weekly Update 4/1-4/5/19

Weekly Update 4/1-4/5 Activities: Welcome back from Spring Break! We enjoyed our first week back to school hearing all about our adventures over break, such as trips to Florida, Disney, South Carolina, Wisconsin, Brazil, time spent with grandparents, fun at waterparks, golfing, staycations, and more! We are now ready to get into the spring/Easter spirit! We used bunny cut-out shapes with the play-doh, colored easter
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Grandparents’ Day 2019!

Thank you to all of the Grandparents and Grand People that were able to come visit with us in class last week! We are so lucky to have you!!  
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Weekly Update 3/11-3/15/19

Weekly Update 3/11-3/15 Activities: This week we used dotters to make St. Patrick’s Day decorations, we used green and white paint to create shamrocks, and painted at the easel. We also used the push-pin to punch out three leaf clovers, colored shamrocks with markers, and spooned green gems. We did indoor movement exercises, built with Magnatiles and Duplo Blocks, and we switched out our geometric puzzle board to a b
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4Q Lunch Bunch & Enrichment Registration

The school office is now accepting changes to our 3 Yr Old and Jr Kindergarten students’ Lunch Bunch and Enrichment registrations for the 4th quarter. If you are satisfied with your current enrollment in Lunch Bunch and/or Enrichment programming, then no action is needed at this time and your child will continue with his or her current preschool selections through the end of the school year. If you wish to drop
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Weekly Update 3/4-3/8/19

Weekly Update 3/4-3/8 Activities: Last week we celebrated both Ale and Francesca’s fourth birthdays!! We read the It’s My Birthday book, sang Happy Birthday, made wishes, blew out (pretend) candles, and handed out goody bags to our peers! We were able to celebrate in class with both of their families, and are so grateful that they could take the time to come read a special book to all of us!! We also had another spec
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