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September 2020 Parent & Family Education Newsletter

Dear Berry Patch Families,

Happy September to you and your family! And welcome to the 2020-2021 school year at The Berry Patch School. As a staff, we are excited for another year of love and learning.

With the unprecedented changes we’ve experienced, the beginning of this school year may bring a bit more anxiety for families. Here are a few tips to assist you and your child. On the first day of school, make curbside drop-off as friendly and up-beat as possible. Greet the new teachers warmly by name, to encourage confidence in your child. Give your child a quick hug and kiss, promising to be back at the end of the school day, then leave. Think of drop off time as a Band-Aid- quick and confident is better than slow and painful. If separating is difficult, please request a Separation Anxiety Parent Tip Sheet from Jenny Miller (Colonial) or Cara Terwilliger (Calvary) for strategies to make the transition smooth.

We are here to love and support your family. The Berry Patch staff will guide you as your child’s first and best teacher, advocate, and cheerleader. You will be encouraged and equipped to work well with teachers throughout your child’s school years. To that end, Parent and Family Education newsletters will include topics of early childhood learning and development. The topics for the 2020-2021 school year are:

October: Reading Readiness
November: Math Readiness
December: Learning Adventures During the Holidays
January: Large and Small Motor Skills
February: Social Emotional Learning
March: Faith in the Family
April: Science for Young Children
May: Summer Learning

Parent education is part of the program at The Berry Patch School, at no additional cost to you. Contact me at or at 612.619.5777 with questions, concerns or to set up a time to discuss any parenting issues.

May your family be blessed by the love and learning experienced at The Berry Patch School.

All the best for a terrific school year!
With love,
Becky Danielson, M.Ed.

An intelligent heart acquires knowledge, and the ear of the wise seeks knowledge.
Proverbs 18:15 ESV