April 2018 Newsletter

Dear Northminster Preschool Parents and Friends:

Wow!  It’s spring already?  It never ceases to amaze me how the time goes by so fast and your little ones grow by leaps and bounds!  

Since it is now April, I want to remind parents that if you want to schedule a conference with your child’s teacher to check on their progress, please feel free to do so.  We do not set aside a specific conference week, so if you feel you need to touch base with your child’s teacher feel free to ask for one with your teacher.

The office continues to work on classroom assignments for the summer and next fall.  If you signed up for Summer, we will be sending out a letter at the beginning of June with classroom and teacher assignments.  The fall class assignment letter will go out during the summer.

We have Bubblemania coming on April 24th and 25th at 10:30 a.m. in Congdon Hall.  This is our April enrichment program provided by funds raised by the parent group!  Parents are always welcome to attend.

We also have our spring pictures Pony Pictures (yes a live pony!).  If you want to dress your child up in western wear the pictures will be taken April 17th and 18th.   Part of the proceeds are given back to the preschool for the pictures you buy. They take everyone’s picture and then you can come in and preview the pictures before you buy.

Mixed bags are due this Friday, checks made payable to the preschool.

This Friday, April 6, 2018 the preschool will be doing a parent’s night out fundraiser at Spice & Soul from 5:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Flyers are going home today and tomorrow.  15% of sales come back to the preschool. You must take a flyer in order for the preschool to get credit for your order. Join other parents for a fun night out!

If anyone has any gift cards, museum tickets, Padre tickets, etc. to donate for the Art Night Celebration Silent Auction, we are still accepting items.  If you know a local business that would like to donate, we have donation letters in the office you can take to the business with our tax ID number.

The Parent Group is looking for new parents to become a part of the wonderful Northminster Preschool tradition.  The preschool relies heavily on the parent group to fundraise for classroom improvements and manipulatives, playground and facility improvements and special classroom supplies.  Please consider becoming a part of next year’s parent group. The parent group is meeting Friday, April 13th in the Fireside room. Lunch will be prepared for the parents and if you come, your child can eat lunch with the other children for free (bring a lunch for them).

I want to thank you for your time, hard work and commitment to our preschool.  Thank you for all that you do for us and thank you for sharing your children with us!    

Shelli Harder