March 18 through Spring Break (posted March 14)

Dear CCP Family,

      It is so good to be back with my preschool family this week! Thank you kindly for the thoughtful gestures of caring and concern that you have shown me. Happy St. Patrick's Day this Sunday!

    THANK YOU - for taking time to talk with your child’s teachers this week. A HOME - SCHOOL partnership benefits your child in so many ways! We appreciate your time and the chance to share our classroom perspective and observations with you. Teachers, I sincerely appreciate all your preparations!

CARDS FOR A CAUSE - Folks are loving the beautiful, inexpensive card boxes! Thanks for the orders we have received so far. You may order until Wed, March 20.

SUMMER CAMP - We have just a few more spaces in the June 4-7 summer camp! Ladybugs, Ducks, and Whales may attend. See Debbie or Melissa for an application.

     DVD’S - If anyone has preschool copies of the Conscious Discipline DVD's that have become "buried' in your other videos, please return them to me before the end of the school year. Thanks!  If you want more from Dr. Bailey, order her book Easy to Love, Difficult to Discipline.  It will give you the seven basic skills for turning conflict into cooperation!

     BOARD - The CCP Board will meet on Monday, March 18 at 7:30pm in Ascension Hall. Members, please make every effort to be present.

    SPRING BREAK -  Please note that CCP will be closed for Spring Break March 25-29. We return to preschool on April 1 (no fooling!)

     Looking ahead at the APRIL calendar.....

April 5 - Financial aid applications due

     April 9 - Individual and class photos for Whales and TTH classes

  April 10 - Individual and class photos for Ducks and MW(F) classes

April 15 - Board meeting 7:30pm

April 19 - Good Friday - preschool closed

April 28 - Preschool Sunday at the 9:45 worship service

     From Creating the School Family (p. 23) by Dr Becky Bailey..... An attuned, responsive adult can help children build their capacity to put additional moments between the impulse and the action.  With the capacity to put a moment between a feeling and an action, children can take time to think, plan and come up with an appropriate response to the current challenge.  We call this skill "self-regulation."

I wish you well,