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Jackson Early Childhood Center

The 3+ Tuesday/Thursday a.m. Classroom

February 2017 Newsletter


Dear Families!

The month of hearts, valentines, friendship, and kindness is upon us! During the second week of the month, the children will be decorating “valentine bags” in preparation for our classroom Valentine’s Day Celebration on Tuesday, February 14th. Students are asked to bring valentines for each of their classmates, (children may simply sign their names on the backs of their cards if they wish). At Circle Time, we will have our valentine exchange, wherein each child will have a turn to place their valentines in each of their classmate’s bags. *A little reminder: edible valentine treats for classmates are not permissible at Jackson Early Childhood Center.

Later in the month, Beverly Meyer, “The Music Lady” will be bringing her exciting music and movement concerts to Jackson Early Childhood Center!

February is National Dental Health Month and during the week of Feb. 20th, our theme for the week is “Dental Health”. I am happy to announce that we will have a special guest speaker, dental professional, Mrs. Cervenan, Gabriella’s mama! Thank you Mrs. Cervenan for sharing your expertise to with our young students. We are looking forward to your visit!

Preschool Conference Week are scheduled during the last week of Feb. 27 – Mar. 2, 2017. Our class will not be in session that week.  *I will have conference sign-up sheets posted soon.


Regrettably, Mrs. Oppermann will be out of the classroom for two weeks (2/6 – 2/20).  Mrs. Stickler will be teaching during my absence. I anticipate being back in the classroom for our final week prior to the Preschool conference week. Thank you for your understanding.


I would like to express my appreciation to all the Mothers, Fathers, Aunts, Grandmothers and Grandfathers that attended our classroom’s Jackson Early Childhood Center’s Preschool V.I.P. Night. It was a pleasure to have so many family members join us to share in our fun. I hope it gave you insight as to how we spend our days in this busy little classroom! 


Zoophonics: Our letters of the week for this month will include: “n”, nigel night owl; “o”, olive the octopus; “p”, pee-wee penguin and “q”, queenie quail!


Monthly Virtue Theme: Kindness!  “Kindness leads to more kindness”.

Our talking points will include:

1.       Can you name 3 kind things to do for others?

2.       Have you been kind to someone today? If not, why not? If so, who? What did you do?

3.       Who has been kind to you today or another day?

4.       How did it make you feel?

5.       Why is it important to be kind to people?


February Weekly Storybook Themes:  We begin February with Lindsay Barrett George’s beautifully illustrated storybook, “In the Snow: Who’s Been Here?  The following two weeks will be dedicated to fun Valentine’s Day Storybooks. Mrs. Oppermann returns to school on the 21st of the month to share the fun storybook: The Tooth Book by Dr. Seuss in recognition of National Dental Heath Month.

February Events & Dates:

Wednesday, February 1st – Kindergarten and Young Five’s Registration Begins.

Monday, February 9hPink Day!

Tuesday, February 14thValentine’s Day Celebration!

Tuesday, Feb. 28 - March 2 -  Preschool Conference Week Classes will not be in session.!

It is a daily pleasure and a joy watching your children as they grow and mature, learning to control their impulses and self-regulate, practicing their listening skills and stretching their attention spans.  This is a very energetic, young, classroom working very hard every Tuesday and Thursday.  We must always remember too, that “play is the work of children”!  Thanks again for all your cooperation and support. Please feel free to speak to me after class if you have any concerns or questions.

With appreciation, Mrs. Oppermann and Mrs. Berry