February Greetings Patti’s Families,
January was a busy month at Patti’s. Our kiddos came back to snow and winter themed activities and then moved into our dinosaur theme, which is always a favorite! We read about different dinosaur sounds and features, as well as some silly dino stories, and created different dino art and even created our own fossils. This week we have moved into our Zoo Theme, but also celebrated the Lunar New Year with a story at circle time as well as by making mosaic lanterns and Year of the Tiger crafts. Zoo theme will continue next week and then we will celebrate kindness and friendship for Valentine’s week before Mid-Winter Break.
2022/2023 registration is now open at Patti’s Play Center! If you are interested in enrolling for next year please return your Reservation Request Form soon, our priority registration period has ended and we have already received a lot of new family requests. Sunnybeam and other area preschools are accepting dual reservations for 2022/2023 which gives families more options. Please reach out with any registration questions.
Mid-Winter Break is coming up and Patti’s will be closed from February 21-25. If your family will be away before or after Mid-Winter Break please let us know.
Patti’s is currently at full enrollment on all days and we have many requests from families to drop in an extra day. It helps us and your fellow classmates if we know when children will not be attending and can open a drop in for another family. It is also very helpful for us to know who not to expect at drop-off in the morning.
If you have heard your kiddo talking about circles or spots it may be because Patti’s Play Center received a fantastic donation this month. We were gifted a new rug which is helping our friends find good spots to sit at circle time (pun intended). Ask your kiddo what color they sat on at circle time! We want to encourage them to choose a spot and stay there during stories so everyone has room. Rest assured our stories are brief and we incorporate movement into all our circle times. I have attached a picture of our new rug (modeled by my 2nd grader) and one in action during circle time with Teacher Rosey.
Mercer Island Preschool Association did not hold their traditional Preschool Fair this year and has instead asked area schools to provide a current parent who is willing to serve as a liaison for interested new families who may have questions. Please let me know if you would be open to be our parent representative for MIPA, it would be most appreciated!