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

March Parent & Family Education Newsletter

Dear Berry Patch Families,

The Berry Patch virtue of the month is patience. This is a virtue we all can work on, myself included! The definition of patience is “the capacity, habit, or fact of being patient, bearing pains or trials calmly or without complaint, not hasty”.Building “patience muscles” is an ongoing task. 

The Berry Patch teachers are focusing on this virtue throughout the month of March. Ask your child to describe the lessons being taught in the classroom. Enrich and extend the learning at home with the following ideas to encourage your child to be patient.

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March Director’s Newsletter

Happy March Berry Patch Families!

We LOVE our theme this month: STORYTELLING. Books, Nursery Rhymes, Fairy Tales, what it means to be an Author or Illustrator, making our own books, talking about all of the parts of books. We dive deep into literacy this month in creative ways your child will continue to foster their love of learning!

Spring and Summer Happenings at The Berry Patch
Be sure to sign up or mark your calendar for all the fun ahead… 

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February Parent & Family Education Newsletter

Dear Berry Patch Families,

The February Berry Patch virtue of the is kindness. The definition of kindness, according to Merriam-Webster is, the quality or state of being kind, treating people with kindness and respect, a kind deed or favor*Kindly, lovingly, and respectfully… how we all want to be treated by family members and friends.

The Berry Patch teachers are focusing on this virtue throughout the month of February. It’s a great virtue to practice, especially with Valentine’s Day celebrations. Use these tips and ideas to encourage kindness at home and when out and about.

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February Director’s Newsletter

Happy February!

We are excited to celebrate LOVE this month, one of our core values. Valentines are already being made in ABUNDANCE in our classrooms. Children have so much fun ‘writing letters’ to each other and to you at home. Our berries will also be exploring and learning about cultures all over the world. Through activities like map work, family history lessons and sharing, trying new foods, and more your child’s vision for our big big world will be expanding. Thank you to all of the families who will be visiting or sharing items that teach about your family’s heritage- these are authentic, rich learning experiences!

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January Director’s Newsletter

Happy New Year Berry Patch Families! 

I hope that you have had a wonderful time with your family celebrating, playing, and (maybe?) having some time for rest and reflection. We are excited to see you all again tomorrow, Wednesday, and Thursday! A few important notes for January:

Winter Afternoon Enrichment
We are eager to begin our winter afternoon programming next Tuesday, January 10th! All families who registered have received confirmation of enrollment via Brightwheel. If you registered but do NOT have a Brightwheel message from Carrie, please reach out to her. Amazing Athletes (Tuesdays and Wednesdays) will be a blast and we have a great class of Afternoon Spanish berries at both locations (Tuesdays at BPE and Thursdays at BPW) along with PM Playmates on most afternoons. 

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December Parent & Family Education Newsletter

Dear Berry Patch Families,

Generosity is a virtue we practice all year long at The Berry Patch School. We’re learning about generosity as a virtue in December. Sharing with friends, expressing kindness in word and deed, and providing for others are examples of how families can instill this characteristic in young children.

Generosity is displayed daily in the classrooms at The Berry Patch School. This virtue is exemplified in Children Serving Others (C.S.O.). Participate as a family in the various Children Serving Others (C.S.O.) opportunities throughout the school year. A very special thank you to all who participated in our December C.S.O., Twin City Toy Drive.

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