May News from Molly

May Director’s Newsletter

Amazing Berry Patch Families,

What a fantastic school year we have had! The Berry Patch is truly a partnership between you, as primary caregivers for your children, and the team at ‘The Patch.’ The involvement and support of our parent community is a HUGE part of what makes this school so special.

We want to thank you for…

*Showering our staff with love this last week. What a gift to be a teacher in a school where parents are so thoughtful The outpouring of generosity and care was awesome to witness!

*Contributing so generously to our CSO Projects this year- Washburn Center for Children (art supplies), Twin Cities Toy Drive (Christmas gifts), Hats & Mittens (outerwear), and Whittier Wildflowers Preschool (snacks.) Your children are experiencing family-life where being other-centered is a priority. What a gift you give not only the organizations we partner with, but also to your children.

*Joining us in celebrating at Parents & Pastries and our Christmas Concert!

*Enriching your child’s classroom experience by coming in as a guest reader, contributing food and what-not on special days, helping us celebrate birthdays in special ways, and all the ways you intentionally encouraged and supported your child’s teacher(s).

*Connecting with us on Brightwheel, Instagram (follow us if you don’t yet- this is a fantastic window into The Berry Patch experience!), reading emails, and showing up each day at the door of your child’s classroom to have a few minutes with other families, your child’s friends, and your classroom teacher.

We couldn’t be the amazing community of staff, families, and children that we are without you!

Important Items for May

Student Forms for 2024-25 School Year Due June 1

  • Student Information Form. Please take 10 minutes to fill out this form so that we can properly prepare for your child’s experience next year.
  • Health Form and Immunization Record – upload to Brightwheel. If you have questions about how to do this please reach out to Ashley Crowder.

Calendar Highlights

  • May 8: Strawberry Field Trip to Richardson Nature Center See your child’s May newsletter for details. Be sure to let your child’s teacher know if you would like to join us as a chaperone!
  • May 14: Berry Patch West Spring Concert 6 pm (Children to classroom by 5:45)
  • May 16: Berry Patch East Spring Concert 6 pm (Children to classroom by 5:45)
  • May 23rd: Strawberry Graduation Celebration Day. Last day of school for all Strawberries
  • May 24th: Last day of school for Raspberries, Huckleberries, and Blueberries


  • If your child is attending Camp Sizzleberry, you will see fees for Session 3, 4, and/or Jamberries on your May invoice. You will receive an email with Camp-Specific information at the end of May.

Always lots of fun going on around here! We have a lot to celebrate as a community after this wonderful school year together. Thank you for your role in making our 40th Anniversary Year an amazing one!

With joy, 
Director/Co-Owner, The Berry Patch Schools

Parent & Family Education With Becky Danielson

Click HERE for Becky’s May Newsletter

Music Together “Play Along for Schools” with Kim Lund

Click HERE for Ms. Kim’s May Music Newsletter

Spanish Language & Culture with Zara Guevera

Click HERE for Ms. Zara’s May Spanish Newsletter

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