Dads Share Their Talents with our Preschoolers

Renee Hennessy, Director of Preschool

FullSizeRender (3)This week we had a few Wyvern dads share their talents and interests with the preschoolers.  Neurosurgeon Dr. Yao, Cara’s dad, paid a visit to the Adventurers and JK classrooms. Cara explained that, “He would be teaching everyone about surgery and how to find problems under their skin.”  Dr. Yao talked briefly about the brain and showed the children X-rays and a model of a skull. The highlight of his presentation was a Jell-O mold of the brain for a hands-on activity. Thank you, Dr. Yao, for inspiring budding scientists in our classrooms.

PreschoolFlyoverRandall Hood, Makenley’s dad, asked us to be on the playground at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday for a surprise. We had just gathered everyone on the berm when we heard and discovered that a military plane was flying overhead! The children were thrilled and VERY surprised to see an Air Force plane “buzz” over their playground. Makenley was very proud, as we all are, of her dad and his service for our country!  A sincere thank you to Randall Hood and all of our parents and grandparents who are veterans!


And thank you to our very own Mr. David for serving in the U.S. Coast Guard for 22 years!  

What’s cooking in the classroom?
Ms. Christine visited from the garden with her portable kitchen and a few yummy vegetables.  With the assistance of many helping hands, she made radish sandwiches with cooked fennel and chard.  I am happy to report that everyone loved them and most asked for seconds!

Looking ahead to next week…
Next week is a busy one for us, as we will will host our annual admissions
Open House on Tuesday, November 17th from 9:00 – 11:00 a.m.  
Please invite your friends and neighbors who may have preschoolers to our Open House. You are our best ambassadors!  

I am sure you have heard from your room reps by now about the Thanksgiving Luncheon scheduled for Friday, November 20th at 11:00 a.m.  This is a St. Francis Preschool tradition that dates back more than 20 years. Chef Matt will provide the turkey and his delicious gravy.

We encourage each family to have at least one parent, grandparent, or special friend attend for your child.   

Holly and I will be in Orlando from Tuesday through Friday attending the NAEYC conference.  NAEYC is a professional organization that promotes and supports excellence in early childhood education.  So we will be, as I like to say, “with our people” and attending workshops that are specifically designed for early childhood teachers and leaders.  We are both looking forward to gathering new ideas to use in our classrooms, sharing our experiences with others, and hopefully, just maybe, finding some free time to see the Mouse.