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April Director’s Newsletter

Happy Spring Berry Patch Families,

Your kids are having SO MUCH FUN outside in the grass and puddles! Thank you for sending your child with rain gear when it’s wet– mud and muck are the best for our berries!!

CONFERENCES

Your child’s teacher has reached out (or will be!) to schedule your Spring Parent-Teacher Conference. Most of these will be held on Thursday and/or Friday, April 22nd and 23rd. We will not have school on either of

those days. This is a wonderful time to celebrate all of your child’s growth and to look ahead to next year and the growth still to come. Teachers are working hard right now to compile their observations and assessments from throughout the year to share about your child’s development across all of the learning domains.

SCHOOL PICTURES

Heather Fenske will be taking our class and individual pictures at the end of the month. Heather’s work with children and families is exceptional and we know you will have a treasure to keep from this time in your child’s life. You can see Heather’s work HERE on her website. All families will receive a Picture Day envelope with package choices the week before pictures. If you would like to do sibling photos or have any other photograph-specific questions, please reach out to Heather directly to Heather at 612-860-9456. Pictures will be taken outside so please dress your child comfortably for the weather. Each class has a rain date scheduled if needed. Please see the schedule below for your child’s picture day:

Monday, April 26th (rain date Monday, May 3rd)

  • Ms. Marilyn and Ms. Madelyn’s MW Huckleberries
  • Ms. Annie, Ms. Janelle, and Ms. Kirsten’s M-Th Huckleberries
  • Ms. Beth’s MWF Blueberries
  • Ms. Elle’s MWF Blueberries
  • Ms. McLeod’s M-Th Strawberries
Tuesday, April 27th (rain date Tuesday, May 4th)
  • Ms. Marilyn and Ms. Beth’s TTh Huckleberries
  • Ms. Kalli’s Blueberries
  • Mrs. Klein’s Strawberries
  • Mrs. Trudell’s Strawberries
Wednesday, April 28th (rain date Wednesday, May 5th)
  • Ms. Jody and Ms. Molly’s MWF Huckleberries
  • Ms. Rhonda and Ms. Patricia’s MW Huckleberries
  • Ms. Carolyn’s MWF Blueberries
  • Ms. Leslie’s MWF Blueberries
  • Ms. Michele’s MW Blueberries
  • Mrs. Herndon’s M-F Strawberries
  • Ms. Abbey’s M-Th/F/Full Day Strawberries
Thursday, April 29th (rain date Thursday, May 6th)
  • Ms. Kristina and Ms. Molly’s TTh Huckleberries
  • Ms. Rhonda and Ms. Janet-Ruth’s TThF Huckleberries
  • Ms. Andrea’s M-Th Blueberries
  • Ms. Sarah’s M-Th Blueberries
  • Ms. Michele’s TTHF Blueberries
  • Mrs. Pope’s T-Th Strawberries
  • Ms. Michaelanne’s M-Th Strawberries
STRAWBERRY GRADUATION

As we turn the corner toward May and our final month of school, I want to make sure that all Strawberry families mark your calendars for our Strawberry Graduation Ceremonies! Each class will have a special time where 2 guests are welcome to come to celebrate this milestone. This will be a COVID-Protocol friendly event outside with families seated six feet apart. Please mark your calendars for the morning of Thursday, May 27. Details to follow.

As we turn the corner toward May and our final month of school, I want to make sure that all Strawberry families mark your calendars for our Strawberry Graduation Ceremonies! Each class will have a special time where 2 guests are welcome to come to celebrate this milestone. This will be a COVID-Protocol friendly event outside with families seated six feet apart. Please mark your calendars for the morning of Thursday, May 27. Details to follow.

It is hard to believe we are thinking about all of these end-of-year events. What an amazing school year it has been. Our community has been strengthened by the commitment, resilience, and trust that we have all shared that has made being together in-person a beautiful reality for all of our berries. Thank you to each of you for the tremendous role you have played in making this possible.

With Love and Joy,

Molly
Molly Lounsberry Dykstra
Director, The Berry Patch Schools