January 2012 Preschool News

Assistant Director Blog

Happy New Year! My name is Jennifer Cruz and I have been recently appointed Assistant Director here at Mission Avenue Preschool. In connection with my responsibilities in the infant classroom, I will be supporting Melinda in some of the administrative duties. I have a Bachelors Degree in Early Childhood Education and have been able to use my schooling and previous eight years experience working with children to develop teaching skills for all age groups. In the coming year I look forward to working with you and your children to promote their will being and scholastic growth.

Teacher Updates

Infant Class:
This past year has seen many of our Infants reach new milestones and I am sure there will be many more to come! Olivia is now rolling all over the place while laughing. She is babbling many different sounds and noises that will soon become her words. She is also gripping objects and likes to “swipe” at things that dangle. Brody is starting to crawl (or scoot), and is sitting up with very little support. He is responding to familiar words and enjoys playing patty cake and peek-a-boo. Hope you all had a great New Year and I look forward to seeing all of our infants reaching many more new milestones this year!
Thank You,
Miss Jenn C

Infant Extension Class:
This January in the Infant Extension Class we will be working on the letters A and B with various activities such as art work, music, and sign language instruction. Lex, Avery, Libby, Kaylee and Bella are all starting to talk and we hear new words from them almost every week. Payton, Zachary and Issac F. are starting to emerge with more independence and social skills. Our big boy Issac J. turned two and has moved into the two-three classroom. We know he is ready but we will still miss him. Also, Avery is heading over to our sister school (the San Juan Preschool) in Citrus Heights. He has been with us since he was six weeks old and will be sorely missed. It seems like they are all growing up too fast, but Ms. Jennifer W. and Miss Stephanie couldn’t be prouder and happier with their daily improvements. And last but not least please welcome Miss Bridget who will be helping out while Miss Jennifer W. is in school.
Thank You,
Miss Jenn and Miss Stephanie

The Two-Three Class:
The New Year is a new beginning for the two-three class! Miss Desiree and I will be moving to the San Juan Preschool (our sister school) in Citrus Heights. I am very sad to be leaving my loved ones here at Mission but also happy to embrace on this new chapter of educating my favorite people in the world- THE CHILDREN! I am leaving my class in the hands of Miss Dusti and I am very confident that she will go above and beyond for you and your children. Miss Dusti began volunteering for Mission in February and was hired by the school in May. We are indeed very fortunate to have her here at Mission! I will miss you and your families dearly; your children have become like my own! I will be back to visit and look forward to seeing all of you again. I am very excited to see what Miss Dusti has in store for you, your children, and their bright futures! Any questions or concerns regarding this change may be directed to Melinda, Miss Jenn C., Miss Dusti, or myself. Lastly, I would like to thank all of you for allowing your children to be such a big and rewarding part of my life.
Thank You,
Miss Desiree

The Pre-K-Class:
Welcome from Miss Joyce and her Pre-Kindergarten class. Another year has come to an end and we have learned so much. The children have been very busy writing their names, learning the sounds of letters, learning the months of the year and the days of the week. We have also been busy with our hooked on phonics program, giving the children an opportunity to learn the shape of a letter by using popsicle sticks to form the letter. Coloring in the lines is another project we are working on. Next year when my children graduate to the Kindergarten level I want them to be prepared as thoroughly as possible. It is not all work however. We have fun singing songs, reading stories, dancing, and playing games.

Please remember that Friday is share day and that this is the only day the kids can bring a toy to share with others. It is important to keep an eye on their cubbies and to make sure there are extra clothes available at all times. Remember this is jacket weather and as we do go outside (weather permitting) they may need warm clothing. We don’t want anyone catching a cold or getting sick. Hope everyone had a very Merry Christmas and all the best in the New Year!
Thank You,
Miss Joyce

The School Age Class:
School is out and the School Agers of Mission Pre-School are in… While on their winter vacation break they were kept busy with fun holiday art work projects and making crafty Christmas gifts for their parents. The rest of their day was mostly filled with outside play, movie watching, and playing card or board games. We know they like being on break, but secretly they can’t wait to get back to their friends, teachers and their favorite thing about school…. Homework! Not really! Our School Agers are all excited for the New Year with all their wonderful gifts from Santa. The favorite part of their day is going outside and running around with friends. Along with a new year many changes are coming to our Mission Avenue School. I have loved the past few months with the School Agers. They are an amazing group of kids and now it is Miss Brittany’s turn to get to know them and do homework with them. If you have any questions feel free to ask her and have a Wonderful New Year!
Thank You,
Miss Bridget and Miss Dusti

Monthly Message: “A child can ask questions that a wise man cannot answer.” Author Unknown

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Mission Avenue Preschool

Open Mon-Fri: 6am-6pm
2433 Mission Avenue
Carmichael, CA 95608
916-487-4647
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*Low Student-to-Teacher Ratio
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*Large, Fully Equipped Play Areas
*Nutritional Snacks and Hot Lunches
*Special Summer Activities
*Ages 6 Weeks to 12 Years
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