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October Director’s Newsletter

Happy Fall Berry Patch Families, 

We are excited to jump into this month FULL of so many ‘back to normal’ activities! 

Afternoon Enrichment Programs
Lunch Bunch has begun for our Huckleberries, PM Playmates and our Fall Partnership Class (STEM with Science Made Fun) are beginning this week for our registered Blueberries and Strawberries, and our Afternoon Spanish Class starts today with Ms. Zara at Berry Patch East and Thursday at Berry Patch West. Our afternoons will be full of fun for the rest of the school year! 

Monthly Morning Spanish
Ms. Zara begins her Monthly Morning Spanish Classes for all of our Huckleberries-Strawberries this month. Ms. Zara will be coming to both schools monthly for individual classroom Spanish learning time. What a gift to have a Spanish Teacher on our team. Click HERE for Ms. Zara’s October Newsletter 

Weekly Music Time
All classrooms will also begin their weekly Music Time in October! We are adopting the award winning Early Childhood Music Curriculum, Play Along by Music Together.  Here are two fantastic resources from Music Together on Music & Brain Development and how Music Supports All Learning. We are thrilled to bring this program to The Berry Patch!

While your child engages in a rich music curriculum in their classroom, your whole family will be able to participate at home! Family Activity Books will be passed out this month- the Access Code on the inside cover will have instructions on downloading the “Hello Everybody” app and accessing the resources for our program this year. This month our song focus at school will be: The Hello Song, Mary Wore a Red Dress, Merry Go Round, Tum Balalaika

The icing on the cake this month is having our Moms & Muffins event back! This will be a rich opportunity for community for your family.  Engaging not only your child, but your whole family, is at the heart of our purpose at The Berry Patch.  We are honored to come alongside you in caring for your child and connecting with your family during these foundational years. 

Don’t hesitate to reach out to me to connect on your child’s experience and how we can be serving your family in meaningful ways. 

Molly Lounsberry Dykstra
Director/Co-Owner, The Berry Patch Schools