Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Farm Photos

Hello All,
 
 
Our Woodland Hills hobby farm field trip was a huge success! We were blessed with a beautiful, sunny, fall Duluth day, and all of the kids had a blast visiting the animals outside. I captured some fun photos from our trip, so check it out:
 
We arrived a little bit early for our farm tour, but not to worry! We found a field covered in thousands of leaves! The children LOVED playing in all the leaves; especially Abigail!
 
 
Here are the kids petting "Goose-Goose" the farm Goose. Goose-Goose was very loud and ran around honking at everyone! He made us all laugh! 




We got to pet sheep, goats, and even llamas!



Helen stood and watched Cleo, the Llama, in awe. The llamas were very large, but very gentle, and kind...and soft!!




Smile for the camera!
 
 
 
And of course, one of the best parts of any field trip: riding the BUS!
 
 
Thank you so much to the parents and grandparents that were able to help on our trip! And if you missed it, no need to worry! We have many more field trips coming up; including one to the Farmer's Market next Wednesday!!
 
Warmest Wishes,

Ms. Jakki

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Upcoming Field Trip

Hello everyone,

Monday, October 6th is our Woodland Hills Farm field trip. We will be taking the DTA bus promptly at 9:00am so please arrive at school no later than 8:30am. We will be spending the entire field trip outdoors at the farm, so make sure your child is dressed appropriately for the weather. Mud/puddle boots were strongly recommended by Woodland Hills. Also make sure your child has a jacket and gloves.

There is still room for more volunteers, so if you would like to help out please contact a teacher right away! Email your questions to congdoncreekpreschool@gmail.com or ask us at school!

Thanks,

Ms. Jakki

Monday, September 22, 2014

Meet Cora and Patrick

Hi everyone!
I wanted to introduce you all to two students who began working at the Preschool twice a week through the Duluth Public Schools' Bridge Program; Cora and Patrick. The Bridge Program is a really neat tool for students ages 18-21 to get support after their high school graduation in living and working in the twin ports community. Through the program, Cora and Patrick come into the preschool twice a week on Mondays and Wednesdays to help the preschoolers out during the lunch hour.

Cora is a super sweet 19 year old girl who grew up in Duluth. She lives on a farm called Prancing Ponies (http://prancingponiesmn.com/). Cora has experience working with children through her church nursery, and she also works at Northstar Edison School doing lunch duty and kids club. She says her favorite movie is "Buck" and her favorite food is "Pizza". The kids have already fallen in love with her!! Please introduce yourself to Cora next time you see her.

Our other helper is Patrick. Patrick is a 19 year old boy who is also from Duluth. Patrick went to East High School where he said his favorite class was "gym". He loves going on family trips to Canada, and he is really passionate about paleontology. Patrick also works at Sammy's Pizza in lakeside. Patrick says his favorite movie is "The Lion King", and his favorite food is "pizza". Patrick is really good at making the kids laugh and they all just love him! Make sure you say "hi" to him if you see him around the school!!

Let me know if you have any questions!

-Ms. Jakki

Monday, September 15, 2014

Picture Day

Dear Parents,

Please note that picture day has been scheduled for Tuesday, September 30th & Wednesday, October 1st. Both days pictures will begin at 9:00am and run until 11:00am. A full school group shot will be taken at 11:15am. If you would like to receive pictures, but don't happen to be scheduled for preschool Tuesdays or Wednesdays, please feel free to come in for pictures. I should add, our pictures will be taken by the talented Amanda from JaneCane Photography!

Please email any questions to congdoncreekpreschool@gmail.com or ask a teacher!

Thanks,

Ms. Jakki

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

September Pics

Greetings All,
 
 
The school year has been off to a great start. The first few weeks of school at Preschool are typically full of quite a few tears from kids getting used to their new environment, but I have to say, we've been off to an exceptionally smiley start to the school year. Seriously. It's been slightly strange. Good strange. But hey, we'll take it! I'm convinced it's a sign to what a marvelous year we are all going to have together.
 
Almost everyone has turned in their take-home work from the contents of their folder that was received at the parent meeting. If you haven't sent in your child's baby outfit yet, please do so ASAP! Also as a reminder: note that our school hours are 7:30am-5:00pm. (Any late pick-ups will be charged a late fee.) If you have any questions on anything you can always shoot us an email at: congdoncreekpreschool@gmail.com.
 
 
 I've been snapping some pictures of the smiley faces these past few days, so here they are!!
 
 





Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Sept/Oct '14 Calendar





Sunday
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
 
 
 
{Letter of the Week}
1
 
Open House
10-12
2
 
First Day of Preschool!!!
3
4
5
6
7
 
 
Text Box:  {Aa}
8
9
10
 
 
 
 
 
Fire Drill a.m.
11
12
13
14
 
 
{Aa}
15
 
Isak VIP
16
17
18
19
20
21
 
 
{Bb}
22
Grandparent’s Tea Party 10-11:30am
23
24
 
Quinn VIP
25
26
27
28
 
 
{Bb}
29
30
 
Max VIP
 
 
 
 






 Sunday
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
 
 
 
{Letter of the Week}
 
 
 
1
2
 
 
Ian A.  VIP
3
4
5
 
{Cc}
6
7
8
 
 
Sami B. VIP
9
 
 
Ryker VIP
10
11
12
 
{Cc}
13
 
14
15
 
 
Keira VIP
16
 
 
Winter VIP
17
18
19
 
{Dd}
20
 
 
Ian B. VIP
 
21
 
 
Caleb VIP
22
 
23
 
 
 
 
 
Fire Drill p.m.
24
25
26
 
{Dd}
27
28
 
 
Sylvia VIP
 
29
 
 
Amara VIP
30
 
Halloween Party 5:00-6:30pm
31
 
HALLOWEEN