A Peek into VPK – May 22, 2014

Good evening!

I hope that you all are enjoying this beautiful weather! This week has flown by and I know the remaining two weeks will go by just as quickly!

This week we have been busy practicing for our Moving Up Ceremony, seeing our VPK Buddies, and enjoying time with Coach Rebecca and PJ Story time with Ms. Ilene.


Tomorrow we will enjoy our Water Play Day to get ourselves prepared for some summer fun! : ) Please remember to dress your child in their swim suit with sunscreen applied. Please send a towel and a change of clothes (with appropriate shoes). Please send in extra sunscreen and bug spray to be re-applied (it’s going to be a hot day tomorrow!). We will enjoy our water play day from 9:30-10:30 in the preschool courtyard. We will enjoy a cool snack of popsicles, enjoy playing with bubbles and chalk, and of course get to play in the water! If you have any questions please let me know : )


Although this week is full of fun events, we are still finding time to learn and prepare for Kindergarten! This week we are reading “Baby Beluga” and other books about whales. We have learned new vocabulary such as “alike” and “different”, and also discussed “Eskimos” that were in our book.

We have continued to talk about habitats and where animals live: the land, water, air (or a mixture of both : ) ).


We have also been working on our phonological awareness by separating and putting together words. During writing this week we have continued to dictate sentences about our pictures and sounding out the animals that we have drawn.


During math we have discussed the number zero and counting animals in “Baby Beluga”. During Social Studies we will be discussing routines and how not only do we have routines, but animals do too!


Please remember- No School on Friday, May 23 due to Parent Teacher Conferences. Kid’s Club is available (free of charge) during the conference time, or all day with a reservation. Please see Dina for any questions regarding Kid’s Club : )


Important Dates:

May 22- VPK Water Play Day

May 23- Conference Day- No School

May 26- Memorial Day- No School/No Kids Club

May 27- Fun Arts Day with Miss Silvia and the Cummer Museum

June 2- VPK End of the Year Party 11-12:30. More information to come regarding this day. We will be enjoying our last full day of school together with having fun with Ms. Ashley’s class doing activities outside. We will be making a memory book, decorating cookies, and enjoying free play together. If you would like to join us for our picnic lunch at 12:00-12:30, please let me know : )


June 3- Bikurim Festival for Shavuot- Dress in white and bring a can of food to donate. VPK Moving Up Ceremoney- 10:30 AM I hope all of you can join us for this special day. Make sure to invite family and friends for this joyous occasion :  )

June 4- No School/ No Kids Club- Shavuot

June 5- No School/ No Kids Club- Shavuot

June 6- Last Day of School- 8:15-9:00- Donuts for Dad- Noon Dismissal, Kids Club until 5:30.


Take a look at some of our pictures from this week:

girls pe library lexi artem & buddy itamar ilad aaron pe eli boys working library shabbat vivi buddies danny playground levi



As always, please let me know if you have any questions, comments, or concerns.


Todah Robah,

Miss Lisa : )