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January Parent & Family Education Newsletter

Dear Berry Patch Families,

Do you have tech questions? Is technology affecting your family life? According to Barna, “Technology is the number one reason parents believe it is harder than ever to raise children.” I believe the statistics. As a mom of two young men, I’ve walked the tech tightrope. As an educator, I’m often helping parents try to balance. Continue reading “January Parent & Family Education Newsletter”

December Parent & Family Education Newsletter

Dear Berry Patch Families,

Generosity is a virtue we practice all year long at The Berry Patch School. Sharing with friends, expressing kindness in word and deed, and providing for others through our monthly Children Serving Others (C.S.O.) are examples of how this virtue is exemplified at The Berry Patch. In December, we are gathering new hats, mittens, and gloves to share with Hats & Mittens, which provides outerwear to those in need in the Twin Cities. Continue reading “December Parent & Family Education Newsletter”

November Parent & Family Education Newsletter

Dear Berry Patch Families,

Parent teacher conferences are scheduled for November 19 and 20. Conferences provide an opportunity for parents and teachers to collaborate as a team to discuss the curriculum as well as the specific needs of each child. The Berry Patch staff is well trained and has the students’ best interests at heart. Conferences are a time to gain valuable insight into your child. Continue reading “November Parent & Family Education Newsletter”

October Parent & Family Education Newsletter

Dear Berry Patch Families,

Social Emotional Learning (SEL) is a hot topic in education today. SEL is a process of developing and applying skills to self-regulate emotions, empathize with others, set and attain goals, form and retain friendships, and make responsible decisions. Learning to self-regulate is a skill for life. Continue reading “October Parent & Family Education Newsletter”

September Parent & Family Education Newsletter

Dear Berry Patch Families,

The Berry Patch School is all about love, “For the love of learningTM.  And the learning is not just for the children. Did you know The Berry Patch School is the only private preschool in Minnesota that offers an inclusive Parent and Family Education component? The program currently includes private one-on-one consultations, a monthly newsletter, Lunch & Learn opportunities, Parent Tip Sheets on a variety of topics, and parenting classes during Sizzle Berries Camp for Freshberries. Continue reading “September Parent & Family Education Newsletter”

August Parent & Family Education Newsletter

Dear Berry Patch Families,

If you’re feeling a tug at your heart preparing your child for preschool, you are not alone. Some parents are saddened by the quick passing of the summer months and the advancement in the years marked by children in school. Others are thrilled to finally have a moment for self and younger children after a busy, summer. Many have mixed emotions. Use these tips and questions to aid in a smooth transition for all.

Tips for Parents to Overcome Separation Anxiety as the School Year Begins

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May Parent & Family Education Newsletter

Dear Berry Patch Families,

The last day of school is May 25. It’s hard to believe the school year is coming to an end! It’s been an honor and a pleasure to work with Berry Patch families. I’ve enjoyed getting to know many of you better through one-on-one sessions, email/text messages, and phone conversations. And I hope the monthly newsletter has been helpful! With vacations and summer activities just around the corner, safety is the topic for the May parent and family education newsletter. Continue reading “May Parent & Family Education Newsletter”

April Parent & Family Education Newsletter

Dear Berry Patch Families,

Berry Patch spring conferences are scheduled for Friday, April 27. This valuable time provides a great opportunity to collaborate as a team giving parents and teachers the chance to discuss how the child has developed academically, emotionally, socially, and physically. This is a time to talk about what skills the child should be focusing on during the summer months to be prepared for kindergarten or the next year of preschool. Continue reading “April Parent & Family Education Newsletter”

March Parent & Family Education Newsletter

March 15, 2018

Dear Berry Patch Families,

Spring break is scheduled for March 23-30 at The Berry Patch School. You and your family may be planning a vacation, short adventure, trip to visit relatives, or a family “staycation” with mini field trips around the Twin Cities and family activities at home. Whether near or far, planning ahead will make the time together much more fun, and much less stressful. Continue reading “March Parent & Family Education Newsletter”