WELCOME to Mrs. Fremstad’s Preschool Class 2 Day & 3 Day Classes 4 Star Parent Aware rated / Nationally Accredited by NAEYC Click HERE to apply for scholarships through Parent Aware Click HERE to apply for scholarships through the Schulze Family Foundation Contact Information: Mrs. Quast- email@example.com Mrs. Fremstad- firstname.lastname@example.org THEME: HAPPY BIRTHDAY BABY JESUS! LETTER OF THE WEEK: F ACTIVITIES FOR THE WEEK- We will continue creating and wrapping gifts for our families this week. Letter F is our focus. We will be excited to play with Christmas play dough. I set out a bunch of blank Christmas cards for the kids to write in, maybe you have one or two or possibly five hanging up at home already. Later in the week, your child will able able to use their imaginations with our Nativity costumes. Dramatic play is such a wonderful experience for our preschoolers. ADVENT- We will continue our focus on ADVENT which is Latin word that actually means “coming.” A few of the ways we celebrate Advent is with Advent Candles and learning what they represent. We count down to Jesus’s birthday with an Advent chain. We also open the doors on an Advent Calendar. The children love preparing for “Jesus’s coming” with these activities. We had a great time creating our personal Advent chains with our buddies. PINATA DONATIONS- We are planning to break a pinata on Dec. 19 & 20 as a part of our Mexican Christmas celebration. Any pinata goodies (wrapped candy, stickers, trinkets, etc.) donated would be greatly appreciated by all. Please drop off donations by Monday, Dec. 18. Thank you. MYSTERY BAG- The MYSTERY BAG will now be changed into the Mystery LETTER Bag. When this bag comes home with your child, we ask that you find 1 item from your home that begins with the letter attached to the bag. Please continue to write clues for us to guess. They LOVE having a chance to share things from home! MMSA ADVENT FOOD DRIVE- MONDAY, DEC. 4 - FRIDAY, DEC. 15 - Please send non-perishable food items to school to support the MMSA Advent Food Drive. Student Council will distribute the food to those in need this Advent Season. Thank you for your contributions! DATES TO REMEMBER All School Christmas Concert is Tuesday Dec. 19th - 6:15pm meet in Classroom -6:30 Concert begins Wear Red and Green Dec. 19th and 20th for our Christmas Parties No School- Christmas Break December 21st-January 2nd MYSTERY READER If you would like to be a part of the library experience this year, we are looking for friends of the preschoolers to join us as MYSTERY READERS! Our "Mystery Readers" will read a picture book to us down in the school library on library day mornings at 9:30 a.m. We will supply the book or if you have a favorite book you would like to share that would be great, also. No need to tell your preschooler you are coming. It will be a nice surprise. Sign up below to read us a story in the upcoming months as our mystery guest. MWF CLASS MYSTERY READER SIGN UP TTH CLASS MYSTERY READER SIGN UP PRESCHOOL LINKS CLICK BELOW: Monthly Newsletters: DECEMBER NOVEMBER OCTOBER SEPTEMBER Scholastic Book Orders (Class Code QCX7T) PICTURES: Saint Nicholas visits Preschool Creating Advent Chains with our 5th Grade Buddies Thank you God for our good friends and good food! Making our own Butter Working with letters and our Handwriting Without Tears wood pieces. SAINT PAUL FIRE DEPARTMENT VISIT: SHAPE GRAPHING ACTIVITY CUP STACKING for the Guinness Book of World Records OUR BEAUTIFUL SCHOOL LIBRARY HALLOWEEN Face Painting Do pumpkins sink or float? All Saints Day Baking Soul Cakes 5th Grade Buddies Dodge Nature Center Our Preschool Program openly invites and welcomes parent participation in the classroom throughout the year. Come feel the energy and experience the laughter, learning, and love. Remember - Together, We Are Better! Contact me at FremstadC@mmsaschool.org - 651.489.1459 Our Preschool Program achieved accreditation by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). NAEYC accreditation represents the mark of quality in early childhood education. We are also a 4 out of 4 star rated program by Parent Aware of Minnesota. We are proud of these distinctions and the high standards that they represent.