This month we will focus on the development of positive self concept. We will be learning about ourselves: feelings, emotions, families. We will also learn about friendship and making good choices. We will discover how we are alike and different and how each of us is very special!
We will also be studying magnets, electricity, and simple tools. We will explore different sources of electricity. We will discover how simple tools work and how they help us in every day life. We will also experiment with magnets, use a compass, and test magnetic pulls.
In addition to our theme activities, we will begin letter and sound lessons, numeral and number activities, geography skills, practical life skills, cooking, scientific exploration and introductory Spanish.
Labor Day: Monday, Sept 2nd – Foresight will be closed. Have a safe and happy holiday weekend!
See you at the County Fair!!
Foresight Family Night & Workshop:
Wednesday, September 25th
Please stop by to visit with teachers, meet other parents, explore your child’s classroom curriculum, ask questions, and discuss school routines, NAEYC, Quality First, and the Flagstaff City Library PALS mobile will be here for you to visit.
Shirley Watkah will be here to share information about the youth mental health first aid workshop that will take place at Foresight on Friday, October 11th, 7:30am- 2:30 pm. Details to follow.
Other Foresight News:
Welcome New Families!!!
Our school has an open door policy, which means you are always welcome to come into school to observe your child from a distance or volunteer in his or her classroom. We do our very best to inform parents of our policies/ program and provide many avenues for communication. We have a monthly newsletter, memo board, event calendar, parent suggestion box, teachers available for brief discussions, and you are always welcome to visit, call, or schedule a meeting with your child’s teacher or the director. Please let us know if you have any suggestions /solutions to allow us to better communicate with you.
One of the most important parts of your child’s day with us is the group circle lesson that opens and closes each class. Please be sure to have your child here a few minutes before his/her scheduled time so that he/she can get the most out of our program. It is such a great way to help your child feel part of the group and also to get the most from our curriculum! If coming in after the start of class is unavoidable, please say your good-byes at the door. Thanks for your help to make this a great experience for everyone.
Please be sure to pick-up your child at your scheduled time. There is a $15.00 late fee for every 10 min. you are late with a 5 min. grace time. “Late” refers to any time after your child’s scheduled pick-up time.
Also, we request your promptness in leaving at 5:30 so the teachers can close the school in a timely manner. Please understand although they enjoy every parent, they have worked a very long day and often have evening commitments. We welcome you to stay and visit any other time and always encourage parental involvement, and appreciate your consideration for all of our teachers.
Please remember to label ALL of your child’s belongings before school (lunch boxes, backpacks, jackets, hats, etc.). We have permanent markers and/or tape so if you need any help just ask a teacher. We just want to make sure that your belongings are returned to you!
If your child has had any recent immunizations please bring in a new copy of his/her immunization card. Also, if your child is exempt from any or all immunizations we need an exemption form on file. Please talk to Beth or Kori with any questions.
Parking Lot Safety:
When coming to school or going home, please DO NOT allow your child to be in the parking lot unsupervised. It is a very busy place, and having children unassisted by parents is extremely dangerous. We want to keep everyone safe, so please be sure to hold hands (or take other safety precautions) while in the parking lot with your child.
Toys from Home:
We do not have a show and tell time as part of our curriculum. Please do not allow your child to bring toys or personal belongings to school. It creates problems for those students that know the “NO TOYS” policy. There is an exception to this rule: if your child has an item related to the theme to share with the class and the teacher has prior knowledge about the item so that she may plan for it, then it will be okay. The teachers welcome sharing when approached in this manner
Peace and Love -
Beth, Kori, Cynthia, Sheri, Jini, Stephanie, Mercedes, and Kendra
Thought for the Month:
Children are our most valuable