On April 27, Jennifer Hrdina, Kessler Institute occupational therapist, visited  Mrs. DeAngelis's class for community helper month.  She presented a unit on her role within the school followed by an interactive activity on body awareness.

April 26 – Firefighter Barry, Mr. Kaverick, a Linden firefighter visited the Preschool for community helper month for a fire safety presentation. Mr. Kaverick described his role as a firefighter and as a dad of our preschoolers, Cashlyn and Brett. The fire safety presentation included an overview on fire prevention, what to do in case of a fire, activating 911, identifying smoke alarms, fire drills, firefighters as community helpers, equipment, and gear. He reinforced the fire safety ABC’s:

A-is for Alarm that lets 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.

At the end of the presentation Firefighter Barry welcomed the children to touch and try on his gear!

March 2nd - Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss!

The Crusader Athletic Leadership Council participated in the Clark School District "Read Across America Day" at the Preschool  The "Cat and the Hat," Lori Menzo, Preschool staff member, made a surprise visit to the classrooms and the C.A.L.C. members read multiple children's books,  It was fun watching the High School Student Athletes as they interacted with the young children  Both the children and the students enjoyed the experience and learned a lot while doing it!  Dr. Seuss's birthday kicks off a month of read across the nation to raise awareness about the importance of children's literacy. Special guest readers will be visiting the Preschool classrooms throughout March, 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 graduating rates and enhances productivity in adult life.   Hats' off to READING!