Speaker: Tracy Williams, Parenting Coach
February: Talking about Winter, Groundhogs Day, Valentines Day, Dad’s Day
Ask your pal fun facts about Groundhogs - what are shadows, what their house looks like, what is hibernations
Valentines Day. We will celebrate Wed 13th for the Srs and Thursday 14th for Jrs. They can accessorize but still have them wear PALS shirts. Bring a Valentine for each of there PALS, but no names please. We will start at 12:20 handing out Valentines. You can come if you want, but do not have to be there. Lunch Parent can bring a small treat and any other decor.
President’s Day 15th 18th no school. Washington and Lincoln discussed as well as presidents in general. We will also talk about money. We’ll clean pennies and hypothesize what will clean them the best.
Feb 23rd. Dad’s day for Dad or significant male figure to come to a mini PALS day. PALS will show classroom to daddies. Jr: 9:30-11. Sr: 11:30 - 1.
Curriculum: More small than large motor skills. Counting, sorting, names, sequencing, zoo phonics. You can ask about letters. Will be showing them how to read a book without an adult. Don’t be afraid to create their own story based on the pics, its the 1st step to reading.
Please remember to keep your PAL home if they are getting sick or if you are feeling ill, find a replacement for your work day. They won’t be learning if they are not feeling well, anyway.
Lots of hugs at home brings good health. Poem from Andrea about hugs. Happy Month of Love.
If you want to order more t-shirts, order by Friday.
We are halfway through the year, so we are in need of some reminders:
You need to come to the EB for anything other than dealing with the kids. NOTHING in regards to PALS business goes to Ms. Andrea!
Andrea will be arriving at 9 am to prep the classroom. We will NOT be entering the classroom until 9:15, so do NOT go into the room, she needs this time to prep alone.
Once your child has been dismissed, they cannot re-enter!! Please keep your kiddos outside once they are dismissed, if you need to pick something up inside the classroom, ask another parent to watch your child while you go back in alone to quickly get what you need.
In the morning, when you get your project assignment, you will also get instruction as to how the table materials away, which you need to do after class dismisses.
Please do not talk to Andrea at pick up - text her or email her and she will get back to you.
In regards to Committees - Committee heads (coordinator) need to contact Ashlea immediately if you have any problems. We have a non-participation fee that can be applied to anyone who is not completing their job duties in a timely or appropriate manner
Committee meetings will take place in the circle room with the door closed. Ms. Andrea will be in the classroom, but WILL NOT be available for questions. If you have questions or issues, please talk to the Executive Board and we can help!! Meeting can take place outside of PALS, does not have to be at PALS. There is a box next to the door outside to the playground - one your table is done, put project pieces back into the plastic bag and put in this box for Jenna to sort through.
On Fridays, everything but the tables and chairs need to get put in Rm 1 and 2 - including soap, cabinet keys, etc, stools. stopper for the doors. We will make a checklist.
Next month we will start thinking of jobs and executive board for next year. A member of the EB needs to have been on the board or have been in PALS for 2 years. The nomination forms for EB will go out next month. If you have questions regarding job descriptions, ask. Also if you are a Senior, start thinking about who may be a good replacement for you. April we will be voting for the new EB.
Upcoming dates: February 15th-19th there is no school.
The open house coming up is only for brand new families.
New website is up because old scheduling system failed. One password for everyone (redshirts). Will maybe change on a monthly basis. Only name and phone will be on the site. Self explanatory. You can pay tuition online. Calendar, work schedule, handbook, committees, job assignments.
If you have any questions or suggestions, then please email Kyle.
Email her blackout dates for March. Do not enter on the website yet!
Dad’s day - Space theme. Do not wear shirts - match Daddy if you want. They will play games, eat, circle time, craft, fun!
Trash into Cash Fundraiser- garage sale replacement. Fill the two bags with your junk. Clean out your closets - the form says what they can and cannot take. Thurs the 28th or March 1st drop off to Zerek’s Mom. If you need more bags, use them!! NO baby stuff, mattresses, large appliances. Nothing larger than a 20” by 20”. Separate soft goods and hard goods, because they will be weighed separately. Please make sure the donations are usable and in decent condition.
March 3rd is the Trike-A-Thon. Kids can bring scooter, bicycle, or tricycle. At Ronald Reagan Sports Park. Ask family and friends for donations, which can be a flat donation or per lap. Next week you will have info sheet and envelope in your folder. Money will be turned in at April General Meeting. Will also have a bake sale that day. Please sign up for that. Drinks will also be needed and sold, so if you want to donate those, that is an option too. 11 am on Sunday. We will need a speaker system if you know anyone that can donate it. There will be three heats - Junior, Senior, and then older siblings.
April 12th - Spring Social Date Change
March 14th - Talent Show at church 6:30 pm
Jr 11:45 check in to Imagine Me Grow. Senior trip is on Friday, also 11:45. Non-skid socks for kids and regular socks for adults.
Sea World. March 5th. 9 am report there to Michelle. Will go in as a group at 9:30 - we cannot wait for you!
One chaperone to one child ratio. $13 per pair. Should be only preschool aged child. $73.99 for other older sibs or for an “unpaired adult or child.”
Includes one show, but no rides and we are supposed to be leaving at 1:30. A “stay and play” wristband will be $50. If you stay after 1:30, you should not be “on a field trip” unless you have a wristband. Andrea would like to stay together for the 1st show and for a few exhibits. No PALS shirts.
Date for money to be turned in: Feb 25th for Sr, Feb 26th for Juniors. CASH ONLY PLEASE.
Free parking in field trip parking area with flier from Michelle.
Needs volunteers for book fair. Sun 10 - 12. Order Books from the fliers she passed out!!
Parents Night Out - Feb 22 at Temecula Lanes. 6:30 pm! Sunshine Jars: Erika, Courtney, Kyle, Christi, Kelsey, Michelle