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January Director’s Newsletter

January 1, 2019

Hello Sweet Berry Patch Families,

I hope that your time together of Christmas and New Year’s was a blessing for all of you.  It was fun to see lots of friends back at school today!

We have so many great things happening at The Berry Patch and in our larger community to share about this month…

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December Director’s Newsletter

December 3, 2018

Dear Families,

It’s a magical time of year for your young children. What a gift to see winter and Christmas and all the fun activities of this month through the eyes of a small child! We have lots of exciting happenings at the Berry Patch this month: Continue reading “December Director’s Newsletter”

November Director’s Newsletter

November 1, 2018

Happy Thanksgiving, Families!

This is such a wonderful month of basking in gratitude and time gathered together as families.  Your children will spend lots of time in their classrooms talking about thankfulness and all of the blessings in their little lives!

Service Learning

We will enter into our second month with all of the berries learning about Whittier Wildflowers Preschool, our sister school in Minneapolis, which began 4 years ago in a partnership between the Berry Patch and Calvary Church at 26th and Blaisdell.  Our founder, Berrie Lounsberry, supported the launch and shared the legacy of the Berry Patch to help give Continue reading “November Director’s Newsletter”

October Director’s Newsletter

October 2018

Happy Fall Berry Patch Families!

This is such a beautiful time of year to tromp around outside with your kiddos.  Enjoy these cooler days and the crunch of the leaves on your yard and at the park.  There is so much to explore from a child’s point-of-view!

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September Director’s Newsletter

September 2018

Berry Patch Friends,

And just like THAT – it’s September!  As hard as it is to let go of the long, action-packed days of summer, it is exciting to anticipate the routine and GIFT of a new school year beginning.  I am always struck, with my own kids, at how we take for granted this shift in the year, and spend time and resources gearing up for school days when there are millions of kids around the world who won’t be in school this week.  What a privilege!  And Early Childhood Education-gift of all gifts… These years are the most critical part of your child’s development, laying the emotional, physical, mental, and spiritual groundwork for his or her life as it unfolds.  We at The Berry Patch take our partnership with you seriously and with joy and much anticipation!

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May Director’s Newsletter

May 1, 2018

Spring is here—and it almost feels like summer!  I hope you are enjoying outside play time with your family.  It’s such a gift to have grass and sunshine and parks and all of that goodness back at our fingertips!

It has been a wonderful year at The Berry Patch.  It is such a joy to watch your children grow right before our eyes.    In the same way, we want to be always growing as a staff and program.  We would LOVE to have you take our Year-End Survey (here)!  Let us know your candid thoughts on your Berry Patch experience during the 2017-18 school year.  When you have Continue reading “May Director’s Newsletter”

April Director’s Newsletter

April 2018

Dear Berry Families,

As we wait patiently for spring to come we stand amazed at how your children are GROWING! It has been a fantastic year of growth and change in all of our little berries. We are excited to celebrate your child’s journey this year at Spring Conferences on Friday, April 27th. Look for a conference sign up sheet at your child’s classroom check-in area. Your children have ventured out this year in trying many new things and have had many successes in this year of their lifelong journey of learning.

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March Director’s Newsletter

March 2018

Berry Patch Families,

It feels so good to start seeing glimpses of (muddy!) grass and to hear birds again in the morning.  Spring always comes—hard to remember in February, but as we head into March we can really start believing!

The safety of your child continues to be our highest priority at The Berry Patch.  With that in mind, new security measures are being implemented at both Berry Patch locations.   Our Leadership Team has met over the last two months with Edina Police Continue reading “March Director’s Newsletter”

February Director’s Newsletter

February 1, 2018

Happy mid-winter Berry Patch families,

I hope you had a fabulous Minnesota Super Bowl weekend!  Such a great time for our city.

February will be a great month at The Berry Patch with our field trips to Friendship Village and Presbyterian Homes where our Blueberries and Strawberries will delight our friends at both retirement homes with their pink and red and purple outfits and their delightful voices and school-made Valentines.  Continue reading “February Director’s Newsletter”