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August Parent & Family Education Newsletter

Dear Berry Patch Families,

Welcome to the 2022-2023 school year to all new and returning Berry Patch families. We are busy preparing for another fabulous year of love and learning. 

Preparing for the school year is a great way to build excitement and relieve anxiety. Use these tips to get ready as a family for the beginning of the school year. A little preparation can go a long way to make the transition to school smooth for everyone.

  • Take part in Classroom Visits to meet the teacher, explore the classroom, and meet new friends. 
  • Read The Berry Patch Parent Handbook for important information.
  • Print a calendar for your child with school days highlighted in Berry Patch colors. Cross off the days to practice counting skills and prepare for school days.
  • Choose appropriate school clothing. Learning can get messy, so plan accordingly.
  • Send a backpack that can accommodate school projects, winter clothing, and other items.  
  • Download our tips to avoid separation anxiety: Separation Anxiety in Young Children
  • Take advantage of our Parent and Family Education Program at no additional cost for support, guidance, and encouragement in all aspects of parenting and family life. 
  • We highly recommend phasing out morning naps for Raspberries and Huckleberries so your child will be prepared for a full morning of learning.

May the transition to school be joyful and smooth for you and your child!

Most sincerely,
Becky Danielson, M.Ed.
Licensed Parent & Family Educator
The Berry Patch School