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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

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”

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”

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 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”

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!

Continue reading “October Director’s Newsletter”