Early Childhood Newsletter
Early Childhood Newsletter
Thursday, October 12, 2017

Preschool News
Bridgeton Kiwanis:  The Bridgeton Kiwanis has selected the Pattonville Preschool classrooms again to participate in their free book give away.  Members of the Kiwanis will visit each of the Early Childhood Preschool classrooms this month and provide a free book to each child.  In addition, they will share their passion and love of reading through a short story time.  Our sincere gratitude and appreciation goes out to the Kiwanis for their partnership in sharing the love of reading with our young readers.

Parent Portal: Have you set up your parent portal yet? If you have not, please take a moment to do so. The portal is where you list your child's emergency contacts and other important information. It also is used as a communication link between home and school.

Michelle's contact information is mdoering@psdr3.org or by phone 314-213-8100.

Friendly Reminder: Tuition is due at the 1st of the Month, please contact Michelle to make your payment.

Important upcoming dates:

October 6th - No School - Staff Development
October 27th - No School - Report Day

November 8th - Parent Teacher Conferences
November 9th - Half Day, Parent Teacher Conferences
November 10th - No School following conferences
November 13th - No School - Staff Development
November 22nd - No School
November 23rd-24th - No School - Thanksgiving Holiday


PAT Connections
Parent Educator Tip:
"Sing to your child! When you use music, you are stimulating the language and problem solving areas of the brain. Try singing your grocery list to the tune of Twinkle Twinkle Little Star. Just make up songs and have fun!" -Lori Connors

Have you signed your child up for their annual developmental screening? 
Please call Kendra 314-213-8100 to sign up.

Important Upcoming Dates:

What I Want to be When I Grow Up
October 5th 6pm at the Learning Center
Children can explore and pretend what they want to be when they grow up. For children 12 months on up. RSVP

Pattonville Fire House Tours
October 23rd  6pm
October 25th 9:30am
2222 Maryland Heights Expressway (across from Hollywood Casino Amphitheater)
Come join us as we tour the firehouse and meet firefighters. All ages welcome RSVP

Stay tuned for our November events...
Have your heard we're participating in the Homecoming Parade?  Does your family or child love superheros?  Please contact Janna Zaitz (jzaitz@psdr3.org) for more information on how to participate.

Are you interested in helping out but not sure how? We currently have 3 different committees looking for new members. If any of these might be of interest to you, please let the chair member know.
Fundraising - Janna Zaitz (jzaitz@psdr3.org)
Community Events - Jennifer Lipscomb (jlipscomb@psdr3.org)
Staff Appreciation - Kristin Kintz (kkintz47@gmail.com)

Important Upcoming Events:
PTO Meeting
October 12th 6pm
Learning Center
  -Come find out information regarding our new Early Childhood Center and how our role in PTO will play it's part.
  -Childcare is provided

Team Central Gymnastics
(this event will occur the 2nd Friday of every month)
October 13th 9:30am
Bring kids for tumbling to help their coordination, strength, and flexibility. Wear shorts, T-shirts, and bare feet. Long hair needs to be pulled back. Ages 18 months to 5 years.

If you are interested in attending please stop by the Learning Center to see Kendra. We receive a special group rate of $6 per child, per visit. This is the only way to sign up to participate.

Cash or Check ONLY.  Payment is due no later than Wednesday October 11th. 
**There will be no late sign-ups allowed due to availability.**

Trunk or Treat
October 25th 6pm
Learning Center Parking Lot
Have your child dress up in their Halloween costume and have fun "trunk or treating".

Decorate your trunk with little kids in mind(nothing too scary) 
Please bring peanut free (also preferably milk and egg free) candy options