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March Newsletter 2015

 

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March Curriculum

“A Love For Literacy”

Links To Learning March Curriculum Goals

 

***This is a glimpse of what each classroom will be focusing on.  Please see the   classroom bulletin board for more detailed lessons.

 

Infant

Baby Sign Language:

This month’s baby sign are “Brother” & “Sister”.  To sign the word “brother,” make both hands into an “L” shape.  Hold one hand down by your chest and place the other hand at your forehead.  Bring your top hand down to meet your lower hand.  To sign the word “sister,” make the same motion as “brother,” but place your one hand at your chin and the other in front of your chest.
Toddler

This month, your child will answer “what” and “where” questions, understand the concept of five, and identify the names of family members.
Preschool 

This month, your child will add together two group of objects, learn about various forms of transportation, and understand the meaning of traffic lights.

 

Pre-K

This month we will start creating sentences with sight words as well as focusing on rhyming words and word families.  We will continue working on counting by fives, tens, and ones to 100.

 

TK

This month, your child will sound out unfamiliar words independently, count by tens to 100, and create and interpret a pie chart.


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Read Together, Talk Together

***This is a glimpse of what books will be introduced this month.  Please see classroom bulletin boards for additional themed books.

 
 Books:
 Clever Tom and the Leprechaun by Linda Shute
 Horton Hears a Who by Dr. Seuss
 The Very Lonely Firefly by Eric Carle
 

 Vocabulary Words: 

March, St. Patrick, Leprechaun, Spring, Rainbow, Author, Illustrator, Book


Monthly Spotlight

Taco Pie

 

Taco Pie

 

1 pound lean ground beef or ground turkey
1 medium onion, chopped (1/2 cup)
1 package (1 ounce) Old El Paso™ taco seasoning mix
1 can (4.5 ounces) Old El Paso™ chopped green chiles, drained
1 cup milk
2 eggs
1/2 cup Original Bisquick™ mix
3/4 cup shredded Monterey Jack or Cheddar cheese (3 ounces)
Old El Paso™ salsa (any variety)
Sour cream, if desired
Heat oven to 400°F. Grease 9-inch pie plate. Cook ground beef and onion in 10- inch skillet over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until beef is brown; drain.   Stir in seasoning mix (dry). Spoon into pie plate; top with chilies. Stir milk, eggs and Bisquick mix until blended. Pour into pie plate              
Bake about 25 minutes or until knife inserted in center comes out clean. Sprinkle with cheese. Bake 8 to 10 minutes longer. Cool 5 minutes. Serve with salsa and sour cream.

 


 March Dates To Remembercloves

 

Monday, March 2nd

Dr. Seuss Birthday

 

Friday, March 6th

Parent Appreciation Breakfast

 

Friday, March 13th

Forsyth County Early Release

GA Pre K, K, 1st, 2nd Grade

 

Monday, March 16th

Forsyth County SCHOOL IN SESSION

GA Pre K, K, 1st, 2nd Grade

 

Tuesday, March 17th

St. Patrick’s Day!

Class Parties 

 

Friday, March 20th

First Day Of Spring!


Letter from the Executive Director

Dear Carrington Families,

Happy March to my wonderful students and families!

 

I hope this letter finds you and yours well!  Admission season is in full force and we are well underway with our In House registration for Private Pre-K, TK, Kindergarten, and 1st grade.  Our In House registration ended on February 27th and our programs have been opened up to the community.  PLEASE do not delay with your registration as our private programs are on a wait list currently, and will quickly fill up for the fall.  We are truly blessed to have  thriving schools as many have had to close their doors!  I contribute this to our AMAZING teachers and staff!

 

I continue to be amazed by the growth and development of our children each day.  I am immeasurably blessed by the conversations we have together and by my relationships with you, and as always am humbled and honored to have your children entrusted to us each day.

 

My role at Carrington will always be to continue to support the outstanding work of my teachers and principals, and to continue to create the environments that nourish the whole child and provide a place where each person knows they are valued.

 

We have a very busy year ahead and a time when students make incredible growth and celebrate successes. Thank you for allowing me to step alongside you as a part of your child’s life.

 

I leave you with this…Being a parent is easy, but really ‘parenting’ our children is another matter altogether.

When we take the time to genuinely listen to our children, kiss them good night, and set firm but gentle limits, we can be sure they will benefit from our attempts at being a good parent.

Enjoy Your Children!

A child will make love stronger, days shorter, nights longer, bankroll smaller, home happier, clothes shabbier, the past forgotten, and the future worth living for’…

 

Enthusiastically Working With You,

Kimberly Sharpe

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

GA1

 


Letter from the Principal

Dear Carrington Families,

Spring is upon us, the days are getting warmer, and soon it will be time to set our clocks forward. With new seasons come new blessings, renewed hope, and connection. Here at Carrington we are gearing up for all of our spring happenings. We look forward to more family events in the warm weather, our annual easter egg hunt and spring pictures to name a few. As I look forward to this new season, I always take a moment to reflect on the old. In that spirit, you will see a few minor changes around the school. For example our appreciation station in the main hallway, and more frequent ParentShare emails. I hope you know how much I truly enjoy being a part of our school  and truly believe that we are a team joined together to create a wonderful community.

Please remember to register for Private Pre-K, Transitional Kindergarten, Private Kindergarten, or Private First Grade for next school year.  We have limited openings in these classrooms… so time is of the essence.  If you are a current Preschool family, looking to enroll into Georgia Pre-K for the Fall, we must know by Wednesday, March 4th, to ensure that your child’s spot is not awarded to a family on our wait list.

Collaborating Successfully Together,

Kara Willbanks

Principal

 

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