Daily Announcements

In account of the forecast for snow,

 Tuesday, January 27
the Clark Public Schools will be CLOSED

Travel safely!
The Preschool Staff

In regard to Preschool Parent Teacher Conferences
scheduled this week....

ALL evening conferences will be
Rescheduled for
Tuesday, February 3rd,
@ the same time.

Mrs. LaManna's  AM Conferences
will be rescheduled for Tuesday,
February 3rd @ the same time.

If school is closed on

Mrs. Consiglio's AM Conferences
will be rescheduled for
Wednesday, February 4th
@ the same time.

Clark Preschool
**Open House

February 11

430 Westfield Avenue

Parents and Children Welcome!

Calendar of Events:
 January 2015

January 21 - Librarian Visit - Mrs. Eileen Smith, the Clark Public Library Children's Librarian visited the Preschool classrooms for storytime and a brief talk about the Library.  A field trip to the Library is planned for the Spring.

January 27-30
- Parent Teacher Conferences - Please sign up with your respective teachers.  Due to class size, teachers are encouraging daytime conferences.

          January 27, Tuesday, Mrs. LaManna AM conferences
       January 28, Wednesday, Mrs. Consiglio AM conferences
       January 29, Thursday, Mrs. DeAngelis AM conferences
       January 30, Friday, Ms. Lillis AM conferences


 **TUESDAY, January 27 - ALL the teachers will be having evening conferences.  Conferences are scheduled in 15 minute intervals and the teachers will adhere to their schedule.

February is
              Dental Awareness Month

February 2
- Dental Visit 9:15am
Bobbie from Westfield Pediatric Dental Group will be visiting the preschool for Dental Awareness Month.  This dental group specializes in preventive dental care for children and young adults.  It is important to teach children how to develop good dental hygiene habits.  Visit them online www.kidsandsmiles.com

February 3 - Cat in the Hat visit 9:00am
Clark Preschool has been selected to receive a visit from The Cat in the Hat to promote Read Across America and help build a nation of readers.  The Cat's visit to our school will "kick off" the March literacy celebration.

February 11- Preschool Open House 6:30-8pm

February 13-School Closed
                   Professional Development for Staff

February 16 - School Closed - President's Day

Sending wishes of love and joy for a wonderful Holiday Season. School reopens on January 5th....see you in 2015!
The Preschool Staff

December 17- The Key Club sponsored by Ellen Zamboni, School Counselor at the Arthur L, Johnson High School, visited the children of Clark Preschool to present their message of sharing and giving.  The Key Club sponsored by Kiwanis International has an objective to assist in carrying out their mission to serve the children of the world.  The high school students provided hands-on service presenting the message of sharing and giving, the essence of the holiday season.  The high school students read a book, crafted ornaments and displayed a helping hand tree on the wall in the Preschool.  The Key Club students kept the children focused on key messages and activities providing multiple ways to absorb the concepts for maximum impact.


The Preschool Staff wishes you all a Happy Thanksgiving with your families and friends!

October 31 - Preschool Halloween Parade

Till next year....

October 28  -
  The Key Club sponsored by Ellen Zamboni, School Counselor at the Arthur L. Johnson High School presented to the children of Clark Preschool a unit on Manners. The Key Club sponsored by Kiwanis International has a main objective to assist in carrying out their mission to serve the children of the world.  The high school students provided hands-on service to teach and reinforce manners, an important part of social skills at the preschool level.  The High school students sang a song about manners to the tune of Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star, read the story Madeline Says Merci by John Bemelmans Marcian, distributed handmade hands to exemplify a quiet hand, and played the game charades by performing skits requiring feedback from the children.  They ended their presentation by visiting the individual classrooms and talking with the children, asking questions reinforcing the unit content. The Key Club students kept the children riveted on key messages and the activities provided multiple ways to absorb the concepts providing maximum impact.   At the preschool level, manners are an important part of social skills. Children who develop manners at a young age will carry them without thought into adulthood.

Phil Scardilli, Multimedia and TV Production Instructor and his student Daniel O'Donnell filmed the presentation. 




October is fire prevention month and the Clark Fire Department visit was a big hit!  Their focus is on fire safety, prevention and overall personal safety. There are many things that people can do to improve their safety at home school and work from FIRE. 


Fire prevention month is sponsored by the National Fire Prevention Association (NFPA) Fire prevention was established to commemorate the 1871 Great Chicago Fire.  The 2014 fire prevention theme is:  Working Smoke Alarms Save Lives:  Test Yours Every Month.  A week long of fire prevention activities have begun at the Preschool classrooms.  The Physical Education teacher is performing fire drills and evacuations drills, practicing “stop, drop and roll,” assisting in spreading the word about fire safety.  The Clark Fire Department visited the Clark Preschool on October 15 along with Sparky the fire dog video, a fireman dressed in full gear, demonstration of the sounding fire alarm and hands on experience with the fire hoses.  Sparky the dog video kept the children riveted on key messages and the activities provide multiple ways to absorb concepts providing maximum impact.

Sparky’s ABC’s of Fire Safety was a perfect way to introduce the children to fire safety concepts. 

-A is for Alarms that let you know there’s a fire in your home

-B is for Beep, Beep, Beep the sound the alarm makes

-C is for Calm, as in calmly get outside when the smoke alarm sounds

Free kid safety Jr. Fire Hats, coloring activity books, crayons, Tot Finder labels and fire safety information for the parents were distributed to the children. Be prepared! Plan ahead!   


Upcoming Events

Tuesday, February 10
ALJ Media Center
      Board of
Education Meeting
Executive Session in
  ALJ Media Center
       at 5:30 pm
   Public Session in
    ALJ Auditorium
         at 7:00 pm


Today, 1/27/2015
High: 29 Low: 16
100% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 1/28/2015
High: 32 Low: 9
Blowing snow
10% chance of precipitation.