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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

February Director’s Newsletter

February 1 , 2022

We did make it! It was not an easy month- thank you for your patience and endurance as we have ridden the Omicron wave. We learned a lot and have streamlined our COVID Protocol further – with what we recognize we are able to manage as a staff and what what does not put undue burden on families. This will be passed out in cubbies this week and can be seen HERE

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January Parent & Family Education Newsletter

January 15, 2022

Dear Berry Patch Families,

Minnesota is winter wonderland! Get outside and embrace all winter has to offer. Sledding, snowman building, and snowshoeing are fun artic activities for the whole family. Since The Berry Patch School is a play-based program, I’d like to encourage you to play… outside.

Here are a few tips to get geared up for a day in the snow.

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January Director’s Newsletter

January 3, 2022

I hope that you had a wonderful time as a family over the holidays! We look forward to seeing your family at The Berry Patch this week. 

COVID-19 Reminders

We will continue to do all that we can to keep our classrooms safely open. Thank you in advance for your understanding as we come back together that we may have staffing shortages and/or classroom closures due to the current exponential spread of the Omicron variant of COVID-19. Here are a few important reminders/updates:

  • If your child tested positive for COVID OR was exposed to COVID over the Holidays please let us know right away so that we can make a return to school plan.
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December Parent & Family Education Newsletter

Dear Berry Patch Families,

Generosity is a great virtue to instill in all children. But training children to be generous can be a bit overwhelming. At times, it’s difficult to get kids to share with their siblings much less other kids. Rest assured, the virtues of compassion, kindness, empathy, and generosity can be taught. Use these ten tips to encourage generosity in your family during the holidays and all year long.

Top Ten Tips to Encourage a Generous Heart

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December Director’s Newsletter

December 6, 2021

We loved our time with families during conferences. This is a highlight for our staff as they get to share with you about your child’s days at The Berry Patch. Thank you for taking the time to meet with your child’s teacher! As we head into winter, there are lots of things to let you know about and reminders to be shared. 

2022-23 Registration
It’s already time to be thinking about your child’s NEXT year at The Berry Patch (how is that possible!?) Registration information is live on our website now and will be passed out to classrooms this week. Online registration occurs for current families beginning at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, January 10th.

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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:

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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