Wednesday, December 17, 2014

CCP's Christmas Gift

Greetings All,
 
I just wanted to quickly share with everyone exactly where the proceeds from our recent Parent's Night Out went. We paired up with Missy Wandersee and the toy-drive fundraiser she was doing, and gave her all the earnings that we collected from the Parent's Night Out. She was able to take the money and put it towards her toy-drive and buy over twenty new toys for local children at Duluth's Damiano Center. Thank you to Missy for hosting such a fantastic event, thank YOU for bringing your children in for Parent's Night Out, thank you for shopping the ThirtyOne event, and thank you for supporting such a wonderful cause! Merry Christmas everyone:)
 
Ms. Jakki
 
 
 


Wednesday, December 3, 2014

December '14 Calendar


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Freya VIP
 
 
Parent’s Night Out 5-8pm
 
 
 
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Fire Drill
 
 
Amity VIP
 
 
Britt VIP
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Aizley VIP
 
 
Christmas Program 2:00pm
 
 
Zelda VIP
 
 
 
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Kayden VIP
 
 
 
 
 
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Sunday, November 30, 2014

End of November Pics

 

Hello everyone,
 
I hope you're enjoying a relaxing and fun Thanksgiving break with your families. I wanted to quick share some pictures of all the fun the preschoolers have been having lately!
 
We were so lucky to have the Whole Foods Co-op visit us last week! Jill and Shannon from the Co-op brought some fun and unique foods and took the children on a "food exploring journey"! (<- How fun does that sound? I think dinner at my house has a new term!) Check it out!!
 
 
 



 
 
 
We ended our Community Helpers unit with a visit from one of our very own CCP parents; Ryan Morris. Officer Morris works for the Duluth Police Department, so he paid the preschoolers a visit where he showed them his uniform, talked about vehicle safety, and then of course showed us his awesome police car!

 
 
 
 
And then of course we spend the remainder of the week celebrating Thanksgiving. This is where I love to watch the preschoolers grow: before we learned all about the 1st Thanksgiving and the true meaning of the holiday, when asking a preschooler what they were thankful for, they would have said some like "candy" or "the blue room". After spending a few days learning about the Mayflower, the Native American people, and the religious oppression over in Europe, the preschoolers answers changed to being thankful for things like "having food" or "getting to live in a nice home" or "being able to choose things". What a beautiful concept for these little ones to grasp!


 

 
Enjoy the rest of the Thanksgiving break and we look forward to seeing everyone back at school on Monday!!
 
 
-Ms. Jakki


Monday, November 24, 2014

Sleep Study

Hello Everyone!!

This week we have a student from Holy Rosary (& former CCP preschooler), Justin Martin, coming to do a study on the children's rest-time habits for her science class. Her observing the preschoolers requires your permission, so we have been asking the parents to sign their name in the "comments" portion of the sign-in page. If your child does rest time at school, please make sure you sign your name next time you're at the sign-in table. And if you don't want your child to be observed, no worries! We can separate them from the study. I can't wait for Justine to share her results with us when she's completed her assignment, but until then we thank you for participating!!

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Wandersee Family Toy Drive Fundraiser

Greetings all!!
 
CCP is hosting a Fundraiser put on by Missy Wandersee, Blake's mom. She has put together a Toy Drive Fundraiser in memory of her daughter, Taytum. Shop for Thirty-One gifts and proceeds will be donated to Duluth's Damiano Center this holiday season. You can shop online or else Missy is going to set up a table on Thursday, December 4th during the Parent's Night Out, so you can browse when you pick-up/drop-off your child/ren.
 
Thank you so much for supporting this CCP family as well as our own community!!
 

Monday, November 17, 2014

Sammy's Pizza Field Trip Pics


 Greetings Families!

Our Community Helpers Unit is going strong and the kids have been learning so much! We've been exploring the many ways people work and live in our community. Last week we took the preschoolers on an awesome field trip to tour our own community in Lake Side. We took the DTA out east, and our first stop was Sammy's Pizza. Check it out:


 Here is Phil the pizza man, explaining to the children the steps involved in preparing a pizza. First you roll out the dough with this handy little dough-pressing machine:
 
 
...then you give the pizza a perfectly, pinched crust:
 
 
...then you pour on Sammy's famous sauce:


...and the you bake it in the enormous oven, and then voila! The kids were even lucky enough to taste their final product! Yum! 
 
 
 
 
After we were finished at Sammy's Pizza, we took the kids on a window-tour of the rest of the Lake Side community. Here they are peeking in the coffee shop:
 
 
 
 
And here they stopped to watch the Barber cut a man's hair:
 
 
 
And then of course, with most of our field trips, one of the highlights is getting to ride the city bus:


Don't worry, if your child missed out on the field trip, we have more Community Helper activities planned! This upcoming Thursday we will be visited by our local Whole Foods Co-op, and also next week we will have a special visitor from our very own CCP family police officer, Officer Morris come to see us on Wednesday.

A big thanks to all those who've contributed to our fun Community Helpers unit!!!

Warmest Regards,

Ms. Jakki