For the Love of Learning™

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 b.danielson@berrypatchschool.com.

November Parent & Family Education Newsletter

Dear Berry Patch Families,

Thanksgiving is a wonderful time for families to gather, celebrating the gift we have in our relationships with one another and the blessings we have been given. Growing an attitude of gratitude in children is a foundational piece of parenting. Recognizing both the large and small gifts in life and cultivating a grateful heart is the goal. 

The adage, “The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree” comes to mind. Adults who express thankfulness in all circumstances are modeling a thankful and gracious heart to their children. From thanking the cashier at the grocery store to handwritten notes of appreciation after receiving a gift, children learn the meaning of truly appreciating others.

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November 2021 Director’s Newsletter

November 4, 2021

As we celebrate this season of gratitude and giving thanks, a big thank you to our school community for a fantastic fall together! We have two important events coming up:

Conferences
Click the link for your school location and look for your child’s class to sign up for your conference time. Your child’s teacher will connect with you on your preference for in person or a zoom conference. If your child’s class is not listed, your child’s teacher has done a separate sign-up genius for your class (reach out to your child’s teacher to sign up if you haven’t already done so.

Colonial Families Conference sign up HERE
Calvary Families Conference sign up HERE

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October Parent& Family Education Newsletter

Dear Berry Patch Families,

What did you do at school today?”
“I played!” 
 

If this is an everyday conversation at your home, your child is on the right track! The Berry Patch School’s play-based program incorporates intentional and systematic learning experiences. Learning objectives are taught in direct instructional methods with the teacher leading the learning. Guided play and free play are used to practice and learn skills and concepts. Specific outcomes are associated with both free play (independent) and guided play (adult coached) activities in the classroom and relate to the overall learning objective.

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Children Serving Others: Fall CSO

October 2021

Berry Patch Families, 

Fundamentally, a core of our curriculum for all ages is the social and emotional development of our students. One way this learning takes place is in highlighting a value to talk about, learn about, and role play in the classroom.  As your child hears words like RESPECT, KINDNESS, and EMPATHY they are engaging in activities that are fostering an understanding of how to live these values out.  

Our service learning program (CSO- Children Serving Others) was designed intentionally to give the students and families at The Berry Patch ways to work together to serve children in need in our community and around the world.  

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October 2021 Director’s Newsletter

September 24, 2021

I am writing this newsletter a week early as I will be knee deep in my oldest daughter’s wedding next week! I will surely miss seeing your darling children and their joy at being with their friends at school. 

Here are a few upcoming/ongoing events for you to know about:

Curriculum Night
As the school year gets underway and we approach Parent-Teacher conferences we want to take some time to share with you the magic and intentionality of our Berry Patch Curriculum. I will host a webinar on Zoom on Tuesday, November 16 at 7:30 pm. You will receive more information on what I will be sharing at the beginning of November, but wanted you to SAVE THE DATE now!

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September Parent & Family Education Newsletter

Dear Berry Patch Families,

What a wonderful start to a fresh year of love and learning at The Berry Patch School. I hope you and your family had a great first week. It’s sure to be a terrific year!

At The Berry Patch, learning isn’t just for the little ones. The administration and staff take continuing education seriously. As a staff, we continue to hone our craft in developmentally appropriate practices for preschool children throughout the year. As part of our training, each summer we read a book pertaining to best practices. This summer, we read Mindset: The New Psychology of Success by Carol S. Dweck, Ph.D. and discussed how to apply the concepts in Berry Patch classrooms.

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First Week of School FAQs

September 10, 2021

Classroom visits were SO MUCH FUN! We loved having your family come to school together. It was a joy to see the bond between your child (and you) and their teacher continue to form. 
We are all set to go for our first week next week! Please read thoroughly below for answers to our most Frequently Asked Questions. 

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September 2021 Director’s Newsletter

September 2, 2021
Teachers had so much fun visiting your children at your home this week! So much joy in those interactions. We are gearing up for your visit to your classroom next week. It will be a gift to have our berries back in the building!
Important September Dates (full school year Calendar HERE)

  • 7th Colonial Classroom Visits
  • 8th & 9th Calvary Classroom Visits
  • 13th & 14th First Days of School- Blueberries & Strawberries (Lunch Bunch Begins for pre-registered students)
  • 15th-17th First Days of School- Raspberries and Huckleberries (Huckleberry Lunch Bunch begins October 4)
  • 20th Staff Meeting (No Lunch Bunch, except for Full Day Strawberry class)

Classroom Visit Details

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