Happy Spring! The warm weather has finally arrived and we are loving it! It is hard to believe that we only have 5 weeks of school left. Summer is just around the corner. Please “save the date” for our All School Celebration on May 31st at 4:00 to 5:30 on the school playground and little gym. We’ll spend time playing and saying goodbye as we get ready for summer. Hope you can join us! Summer Camp registration is due now. There is still space available for any of the 3 sessions. See the NS office for more information. For those of you returning next year, the 2018-19 enrollment paperwork/deposit is due now. The link to the enrollment packet is on the website and all enrichment forms are located in the NS office. Let us know if you have any questions about your enrollment. Thank you for sharing your beautiful kids with us…
Enjoy your day!
LET’S CELEBRATE THE END OF SCHOOL and THE BEGINNING OF SUMMER!
Join us For
An All-School Celebration
Thursday, May 31st
4:00 to 5:30 PM
On the Playground and In the Small Gym
FEATURED ACTIVITY: MACPHAIL MUSIC
My name is Angela Crofoot and I am the music teacher for Wayzata’s Nursery School Enrichment Program. I work in the Sing, Play, Learn Department at MacPhail Center for Music. I am an Early Childhood Specialist/Music Therapist and have been with Wayzata for over 13 years. I have an assistant and I teach classes on Mondays from 11:45am to 12:45pm and periodically from 1:00pm to 2:00pm.
During the one hour classes the students learn a lot about music through vocal development, steady beat, pitch, tempo, instrumentation exploration and creative movement. We play and have fun with multiple instruments that range from egg shakers to violins, harps, trumpets, drums and so many more. Each weekly class consists of a different instrument and theme as well as having a book read and an art project. We work on reading readiness skills, social-emotional learning, gross and fine motor skills and cognitive learning. Each year the curriculum is designed to fit the age of that particular group.
It has been a pleasure to teach at Wayzata Nursery School and I look forward to working with everyone again in the Fall! I would like to thank those that have participated in my classes. Students I have worked with have been very well-behaved and quick to learn! Remember, music is patterns, math and the only thing that works both sides of the brain simultaneously. Music is one’s heart and soul!
MacPhail Center for Music
Sing, Play Learn
Early Childhood Specialist/Music Therapist
FEATURED CLASSROOM: EXPLORERS CLUB
New next year is the shift in the Explorer ‘s Club to an afternoon enrichment class 3 days a week to create a full day option for the Pre-K students. Explorer ‘s Club is an enrichment class designed to allow children to travel the United States of America through exploration of all 50 states. During our “road Trip Across America,” we will learn about the varied features of each state through a wide variety of literary, scientific and creative learning opportunities. The Explorer ‘s Club curriculum is designed specifically for children participating in the morning Pre-K programs, creating an opportunity for children to experience a full day program in preparation for Kindergarten. This 30 week enrichment class will be held in the Firefly Room on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12:30-3pm beginning September 15, 2018 through May 29th, 2019. The enrichment class incorporates the following: –
- Literacy and math activities designed to supplement learning for kindergarten readiness, emphasizing letter and number recognition, phonics, introduction to beginning sights words and story sequencing. –
- Examination of the history and culture of each state, as well as significant landmarks, places of interest and prominent features. –
- Science through exploration of the geography, climate and wildlife of individual states, as well as science experiments based on geological, meteorological and/or other significant aspects of the state. –
- Discovery of noteworthy state characteristics through literature, music, theatre and/folklore.
- Creative expression through group and individual art projects that complement the unique characteristics of each state, as well as introduce students to various artistic mediums and styles. Spots are still available. We hope you can join us!
Vacation Bible School 2018
August 13-17 at 9 -12:00 p.m.
For Ages 3 through 5th Grade
Junior Counselor Program for 6-8th Graders
Cost : $100 per Child
This summer Children’s Ministries is going to be bigger and better than ever, as we team up with the Parables community to hold Vacation Bible School from August 14-18. This year’s theme is SHIPWRECKED. All kids ages 3 through 5th grade and the entire Parables Community will be invited to sail off on our week of adventures and fun. Kelly Peterson, Jodie Nyberg and Hannah Cruzen will work together to provide the right space and place of learning for all participants. Parables hours will be 8 a.m.-noon, and age 3 -5th grade campers will meet from 9:00 to noon, with an extended day option.
New this year: Extended Day! This year we are also offering an extended day from 12:00-4:30 p.m. The charge is $20 per day for extended care. VBS Volunteers Receive a Discount. Volunteer your time for at least 2 days to receive a 50%discount. To volunteer and receive a discount code email Jodie Nyberg at firstname.lastname@example.org