Director 9/4/15

September 4, 2015

Hello Parkside Families,

It has been a very busy and exciting week for us!  We are looking forward to next week, when transitions are complete and we can get into our fall routines! Tomorrow, during our shut down day, our teachers will be working in their classrooms to prepare for year.  In addition to working in our rooms, we will spend time working on Parkside’s vision statement, and learning more about Conscious Discipline.  For those of you who have not heard about Conscious Discipline; Parkside adopted this program which teaches children strategies for self-regulation as well as how to resolve conflicts with their peers.  You can visit their website, for more information on this program or talk with your child’s teacher about techniques and strategies that we use.  We will also talk more Conscious Discipline in the upcoming weeks.

As I mentioned, next week begins our school year, which is September-June.  Next week we will have new faces at Parkside!  We have a new music teacher who will begin next week, his name is Mr. Joseph.  Joseph is a familiar face around Parkside; he played a concert for all of the kids out on the playground in May.  He also has a son in the Yosemite classroom, Cameron.  We are very excited to welcome Joseph to Parkside!  We also welcome Miss Bethany who will be helping out in the Yosemite classroom beginning next week.

Parent/Teacher Advisory Representatives:  As of Thursday, we are still looking for representatives in the following rooms: Glacier, Zion, Yellowstone, Big Sur, and Yosemite rooms!  Please e-mail me or stop by the office if you are interested in being a representative for this group.  Our first meeting will be September 24th from 5:45-7:00.  We will also have child care provided for this meeting; if you know you need child care please stop by the office to let us know!

Upcoming Events:

*September 7th:  Parkside is CLOSED for Labor Day!

*September 22nd and 23rd (rain date September 24th):  Parkside pictures with Emily McIntosh Photography… stay tuned for more information!

*September 24th: Parent/Teacher Advisory Meeting: 5:45-7:00.  Please stop by the office to sign up for child care!

Enjoy your long weekend!!


Jen V.

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