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February Newsletter

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Links to Learning February 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 is “all done”.  To sign the word “all done,” place both hands in front of your chest and flip them outwards and inwards.  For further assistance, have your child’s teacher show you how to make the baby sign, or refer to videos and articles on the Web.


Toddler

This month, your child will learn to connect the events in stories to her own life experiences, match animals with their sounds, and continue identifying shapes and colors.

Intermediate 

This month, your child will count to 30, recognize numbers 1-10, and identify animals and their habitats.


Pre-K

This month, your child will use adjectives to describe settings, place objects in order by length, and add and subtract using concrete objects. 


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: 

 Dear Zoo: A Lift the Flap Book

 Kitten

 Clifford, The Big Red Dog

 

Vocabulary Words:  

ice, frost, snow, winter, mittens, hat, gloves, scarf, snowflakes, heart, dentist, teeth, President


Monthly Spotlight

Pizza Pinwheels

 

pizza pinwheels

Ingredients:

  • 1 tube (13.8 ounces) refrigerated pizza crust
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 cup chopped pepperoni (about 64 slices)
  • 1/2 cup Ragú® Old World Style® Traditional, warmed, optional

Directions:

1. On a lightly floured surface, roll dough into a 16-in. x 10-in. rectangle. Sprinkle with cheeses and pepperoni.

2. Roll up jelly-roll style, starting with a long side. Cut into 2-in. slices. Place cut side down in a greased 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan; lightly press down to flatten.


February Dates to Remember

1st-11th: Kiss the Pig Fundraiser

 

2nd: Groundhog Day

 

4th: World Cancer Day-RFL $2.00 Jean Day

 

5th: Tooth Fairy Visit (Young Toddler- Preschool Two) and National Wear Red Day

 

9th: Mardi Gras Day- Wear Jeans, Gold, Purple, and Green

 

10th: Early Pre K Fieldtrip- Children and Teen Dental Group @ 9:30

 

11th: Class Valentine Parties

 

12th-16th: Forsyth County Schools Closed

 

12th: Senior Camp Fieldtrip-Yogli Mogli @ 1:15

 

14th: Happy Valentine’s Day!

 

15th: President’s Day//Senior Camp- Tooth Fairy Visit

 

16th: Senior Camp Fieldtrip- Fernbank Science Museum @ 8:45

 

17th: Georgia Pre K One Fieldtrip- Children and Teen Dental @ 10:30

 

18th: Georgia Pre K Two Fieldtrip- Children and Teen Dental @ 10:30

 

19th: Pre K One Children and Teen Dental @ 9:30

 

22nd-24th: In and Out Photo Black and White Picture Day

 

24th: Pre K Two Fieldtrip- Children and Teen Dental @ 9:30

 

26th: TK, K, 1st Fieldtrip- Children and Teen Dental Group @ 9:30


A Note From Our Principal

 

A Note From our Principal:

Wow! What an unbelievable beginning to 2016.  Despite the few snow days that interrupted our month, we had a very successful start to 2016 and I want to offer my thanks for your continuing support!  Now that the hustle and bustle of the holiday season is finished, I hope you have been able to spend some time during this first month of the year to focus on your goals and aspirations for 2016.

As we enter into our enrollment season, please remember that February 8th is the deadline for pre-registration for august 2016 classes.  Please complete and turn in your registration paperwork, in order to guarantee your spot for the new school year.  Classes are filling up fast!!!  Our teachers will be competing to turn in 100% of registration paperwork.  The first classroom to turn in all fall registration will not only win a teacher prize, but will also win a classroom party for the students.

With that that being said, I am so excited for February and all that it has to offer.   I have embraced our “Kiss a Pig” Fundraiser for the past four years, and have puckered up each year to kiss a slimy snout.  As gross as it sounds, this is one of my favorite fundraisers of the year, and I enjoy being able to put all of the funds raised towards our teachers specifically.  In addition to our Kiss a Pig fundraiser, this year we will also be selling “Love Lions” that are similar to our  “Elf Grams” that we sell in December.  All “Love Lion” proceeds will go directly towards our Relay for Life fundraising efforts.

I am excited for February to fill the air with love!  Mr. Fred Rogers said it best when he said: “Knowing that we can be loved exactly as we are gives us all the best opportunity for growing into the healthiest of people.”  Our goal at Carrington is for each child to know how truly special and unique they are, and that they are always loved unconditionally.

 

Partnering With You In The Journey,
Tiffany Batts

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