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Parent & Family Resources

As a Berry Patch family, you have access to a licensed Parent and Family Educator as part of the program. We are delighted to have Becky Danielson, M.Ed, on staff and available to you for one-on-one conversations at no additional cost. To schedule an appointment with Becky, please email her at b.danielson@berrypatchschool.com.

April Parent & Family Education Newsletter

Dear Berry Patch Families,

Are you a good listener?
Are your children good listeners?
How are your family’s conversation skills?

You’ve heard the old adage, “With two ears and one mouth, listen twice as often as you speak.” Listening is a gift we give others. Here are three “listening busters” and solutions to help families increase communication by being better listeners. Continue reading “April Parent & Family Education Newsletter”



March Parent & Family Education Newsletter

Dear Berry Patch Families,

Are our kids experiencing life, real life? Or are they experientially poor because we don’t allow children to fully enter into decision-making, problem-solving, conflict-resolving situations? When we step in, kids don’t have the opportunity to step up.  We’re actually making life more difficult in the long run. Continue reading “March Parent & Family Education Newsletter”


March Director’s Newsletter

March 2, 1029

Dear Families,

It felt GREAT to have a full week of school last week-looking forward to another one coming up. MARCH is full of so much great learning for your children. Our theme of “Nursery Rhymes” is very intentionally chosen as children who learn Nursery Rhymes and read rhyming books with their caregivers are proven to be the BEST READERS as the school years progress.

Continue reading “March Director’s Newsletter”


February Parent & Family Education Newsletter

Dear Berry Patch Families,

Do you ever experience stress due to the rush to get out the house on time? Is bedtime chaotic? Are you feeling overwhelmed with last minute tasks? A simple routine can help get everyone on the same page and prepared for school, activities, and other transitions.

Established routines can alleviate stress. When everyone knows what is expected and is prepared, family life runs more smoothly. A few simple steps will help make the transitions easier for you, your children, and the family as a whole. Continue reading “February Parent & Family Education Newsletter”



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”


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…

Continue reading “January Director’s 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”


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”