Daily Announcements



Today, February 26, Anitra, Dental Hygienist from the Westfield Pediatric Dental Group visited Clark Preschool for Dental Awareness Month.  Anitra demonstrated proper teeth brushing with Franasaurus the stuffed dinosaur, and followed up with a short video.  She taught the children about the importance of flossing teeth daily and visiting the dentist regularly.  She also talked about proper nutrition, nutrition labeling on foods, and better snack choices according to their sugar content.  Tooth decay is a problem for children, but it can be prevented.   Westfield Pediatric Dental office specializes in preventive dental care for children and young adults; teaching your children lifelong healthy, dental habits.  Visit them online @ www.kidsandsmiles.com. Look for the dental goodie bags in their back packs and ask your child about the dental visit. 
Lori Kowalski, RN
Preschool Academic Coordinator



February is
              Dental Awareness Month



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

February 26 - Dental Visit 9:15am
Anitra 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 27 - Gus Kalikas, Athletic Director and the Varisity Club will be visiting the Preschool classrooms to read Dr. Seuss books for the 18th annual Read Across America Day.  The Seussical celebration will kick off a month of reading across the nation to aide in the improvement of literacy skills.  Special guest readers will be visiting all the classrooms throughout March.  In the early grades when teaching is an important focus, students who are absent miss ciritical instruction time.  Reserach shows that early literacy plays a key role in the enabling of learning experiences that are linked with academic achievement, reduced grade retention, higher graduating rates and enhances productivity in adult life. 











March Calendar of Events at the Preschool

The 18th Annual ReadAcross America continues throughout the month of March.  The Seussical celebration will kick off a month of reading across the nation to aide in the improvement of literacy skills.  Special guest readers will be visiting all the classrooms throughout March.  In early grades when teaching is an important focus, students who are absent miss critical instruction time.  Research shows that early literacy plays a key role in the enabling of learning experiences that are linked with academic achievement, reduced grade retention, higher graduation rates and enhances productivity in adult life. 


March 3 - Begins Nutrition Month


Lori Kowalski, RNPreschool Nurse will present the My Plate unit to the classrooms three times a week for four weeks.  The children, parents, and staff are informed of My Plate, developed by the United States of Agriculture in June 2013.  The nutrition unit is taught to develop better eating habits and exposure to foods the children may not experience in their daily diets.  My Plate was designed to remind Americans to adopt healthier eating habits  One half of your plate should be filled with fruits and vegetables, and the other half of your plate should be filled with whole grains and lean protein with a low fat dairy on the side.  For further information visit their website.  ChooseMyPlate.gov

March 25 - 9:15-12pm
Preschool Field Trip to the Papermill Playhouse


The Preschool will be attending
the The Theatreworks Inc. presentation of "Rainbow Fish" 
at the Papermill Playhouse in Millburn, N.J.





Thursday, February 12.


The celebration of Valentine's Day and hearts is something everyone should look forward to. The Clark Preschool Children celebrated Valentine's Day uniquely this year.  They designed Valentine cards and delivered them to the Clark seniors during their monthly meeting.  The greetings were sealed with well wishes and presented with a smile.  It was a memorable moment for both the seniors and the children
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On February 3rd, NJEA's Cat in the Hat


visited the Clark Preschool for the 18th Annual Read Across America
The Seussical celebration kicks off read across the nation which aides in the improvement of literacy skills.  





Reading is an important focus in the early grades and students who are absent miss critical instruction time. Research shows that early literacy plays a key role in enabling learning experiences that are linked with academic achievement, reduced grade retention and higher graduation. Our guest reader, Jill Curran, the BOE Vice President, read The Cat in the Hat.  The Cat portrayed the character by miming the narration “kicking off” the March literacy celebration to build a nation of readers.




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.





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.





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Upcoming Events

Tuesday, March 10
ALJ Media Center
      Board of
Education Meeting
Executive Session in
  ALJ Media Center
       at 5:30 pm
      
   Public Session
 in Council Chambers
         at 7:00 pm
CHK English Department Meeting
2:50pm in Rm 4

Weather

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