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Oct. 9, 2018
 
Dear HNP Families,
 
We hope everyone enjoyed this beautiful weekend!  We thank Liz and Jeff Leung (Jacob RF & Isabelle K) for organizing our amazing third annual Bounce House Party!  Everyone enjoyed the Aloha spirit as they celebrated the evening with good food and good company.  As expected, the preschool children had a blast!
 
We thank Travis and Will O'Hara (Liam RF & Sean BF) for organizing our second annual Beach Clean-Up!  Our families enjoyed the beautiful weather while engaging in an activity that helps maintain our awesome ocean habitat.  
 
Lastly, thank you to Andy Kofman (Ayla BF, Athan 1st & Ashley 3rd) for bringing his police dog, Argos to our preschool after the Blessing of the Animals.  The preschool children and staff enjoyed learning the duties that the K-9 unit provide for our community. 
 
We welcome Ms. Sandy to our Blue Fish room this week.  Ms. Sandy is a graduate of U.C. Davis, with duo degrees in Psychology and Chinese. Welcome Ms. Sandy!
 
Have a wonderful week all!
 
Blessings, 
Alice & the Staff
 
Oct. 1, 2018
Dear HNP Families,
 
We have a very busy week ahead of us!  Please peruse the RF & BF newsletters to find out all the exciting events happening in the classrooms.  
We thank Liz and Jeff Leung (Jacob RF) for organizing the Luau Bounce House Night this Friday, Oct. 5th!  We hope to see many of our families there!
We also thank Travis and Will O'Hara (Liam-RF & Sean-BF) for organizing the Beach Clean-Up on Sunday, Oct. 7th.  This is a great way to engage your children in community service, while having fun!
Lastly, we wish Ms. Marilu so much love and happiness as she prepares for her wedding on Sunday, Oct. 7th.  Congratulation to Ms. Marilu! 
 
Looking forward:
  • Tues. Oct. 2nd-Kindergarten-TK Tour with Ms. Natalie Cirigliano from 8:30-10:00 am
  • Weds. Oct. 3rd-Zoomobile-10:30-12:00 pm
  • Thurs. Oct. 4th-Blessing of the Animals-2:00 pm
  • Thurs. Oct. 4th-District 4 Supervisors' Forum-Hear the candidates for District 4.  Flanagan Center 7-9 pm
  • Friday. Oct. 5th-Speech Screening 9:30-12:00 pm
  • Friday, Oct. 5th-Luau Bounce Hs. Night-5:30-7:30 pm
  • Sunday, Oct. 7th-Beach Clean-Up 10:00-12:00 pm
Blessings,
Alice & the Staff
 
Sept. 24, 2018,
 
Dear HNP Families,
 
Thank you to the families that attended the Spirit Mass on Sunday!  We loved seeing all our preschool students and families at the Mass!
 
This Friday and next Friday, all our new students will be screened by the Bay Area Speech Pathology Studio.  As with our annual vision screening (Spring), this screening aids our preschool staff with their assessments of your students when we approach our Parent-Teacher Conferences in November.  The Preschool will pay for this twenty minute screening.  I have attached a letter from Amanda Root, the owner and primary speech pathologist at BASP.  Having an early speech screening is a wonderful tool for both parents and teachers to see how we can best serve your child.  
 
It is with much sadness that we announce that Ms. Joy will be leaving the BF room.  Her last day will be this Friday, Sept. 28th.  Ms. Joy's commute and personal reasons were the deciding factors for her.  We wish Ms. Joy much success in the future!  
 
We will have a new teacher in the BF room starting Oct. 8th.  Ms. Sandy is a graduate of UC Davis with degrees in both Psychology and Chinese.  She is fluent in Cantonese and Mandarin.  She will be leaving her position at Stanford University and will be joining us soon!
 
Have a wonderful week!
 
Looking Ahead:
  •  Fri. Sept. 28th-Bay Area Speech Pathology Studio-9:30-12:30 pm
  • Thurs. Oct. 4th-Blessing of the Animals-2:00 pm (more details to follow)
  • Friday. Oct. 5th-Bounce House Night!  Fun night for all! 
  • Sat. Oct. 6th-Babysitting Night-4:00-8:00 pm 
  • Sat. Oct. 27th- Fright Fest-Fun for everyone!  10:00 am-3:00 pm  
Blessings,
Alice & the Staff
 
Sept. 17, 2018
 
Dear HNP Families,  
 
We hope everyone enjoyed this beautiful weekend!  This week, we will have Lifetouch Photo Days on Tues. & Weds. Sept. 18th & 19th.  It is optional if you would like to purchase the photos.  I have attached the order form if you would like to purchase your child's photos along with other packages.  Please return the forms on Tuesday. (You may purchase your child's photos after you review the proofs as well.  BTW, the preschool will receive a percentage of the sales.)   Please know that your child's photo will be included in our class composite photos which will be included in our yearbook (new!) this year.  
 
This coming Sunday, the preschool staff will be celebrating at the Spirit Mass with our entire Parish Community.  Our preschool staff will be there and would love to have our preschool families celebrate the mass with us.  Please arrive before 9:15 am as parking will be difficult.  
 
It is with sadness that we announce that Ms. Veronica in the BF room will be leaving us this Friday, Sept. 21st.  She is leaving for personal reasons.  We wish her much luck in her future pursuits.  
 
Lastly, Ms. Lucy and Ms. Sara will begin our fist Babysitting Night on Sat. Oct. 6th.  This is a great way to have an evening out while your child is having fun with her/his friends.  This is also a great way to support the staff!
 
Looking Ahead:
  •  Please do not park in the white zone in the mornings.  From 7:45 am-8:15 am, the elementary school's traffic patrol will be leading the line of cars for drop-off.  Preschool parents/guardians must sign-in their child.   Either arrive before 7:45 am or after 8:15 am.
  • Tues. & Weds.-Sept. 18th & 19th-Lifetouch 8:30-11:00 am-Your child's photos will be taken.  Please have your child dressed in uniform.
  • Sunday, Sept, 23rd.-Spirit Mass 9:30 am (Everyone is invited!) followed by the International Food Faire @ 11:00 am.
  • Weds. Oct. 3rd-Zoomobile- 10:30-11:15 am-RF 11:15-12:00 pm-BF
  • Thurs. Oct. 4th-Blessing of the Animals-2:00 pm (more details to follow)
  • Friday. Oct. 5th-Bounce House Night!  Fun night for all! (more details to follow)
  • Sat. Oct. 6th-Babysitting Night-4:00-8:00 pm (Evite & sign-up sheet soon!)
  • Sat. Oct. 27th- Fright Fest-Fun for everyone!  10:00 am-3:00 pm  
Have a wonderful week!
 
Blessings,
Alice & the Staff
 
 
September 10, 2018
 
Dear HNP Families,
 
Thank you all for attending our Back to School Night!  The staff enjoyed meeting everyone!  We hope you were able to meet your child's teachers and learn about your child's activities in the classroom.  We hope to continue our relationship with you throughout the year.  Research has shown that a good working relationship between teachers and parents is important for your child's academic success as well as understanding your child's unique strengths, interests and talents as learning patterns emerge.  
 
Thank you to our Parent Committee for presenting the wonderful events happening soon!  Please join the HN Preschool Parent Group on FB!  There are awesome photos of your children there along with vital dates and information about upcoming parent committee meetings and school events.  
 
This week, we welcome two USF interns into our classrooms.  Ms. Amanda (RF) and Ms. Alex (BF) are both USF  seniors who are volunteering at our preschool this fall.  Both are majoring in Psychology.  Welcome Ms. Amanda and Ms. Alex!
 
Again, please do not park in the White Zone in the mornings from 7:45 am-8:15 am.  The "big school" is very appreciative of your consideration.  
 
Have a wonderful week and hopefully this beautiful weather will continue!
 
Blessings,
Alice & the Staff