For the Love of Learning™

This Month’s News

Greetings Berry Patch friends!  It has been a wonderful first month of school for our students and staff members!  We are thrilled with the progress that we have already observed as students are adjusting to new schedules, routines and environments AND the friendships that are developing.  Students have loved exploring their classrooms, the new outdoor garden area and the enlarged playground space as well as getting to know new teachers and classmates.  It’s been a terrific start here and we hope for you at home too!

We’d like to thank those of you who have thoughtfully recommended us to your family and friends.  It is very heartwarming to receive inquiries from folks that YOU have referred.  THANK YOU!   At this time we do have limited availability in all age groups at both locations.  Please email Quay Mitchell for details and information.

As we look to the new month, we’d like to remind you of the following dates and events.  As always, please call or email if you should have any questions.

October 2019

Tues. 1 – Friday 4     Spanish Week

Mon. 7 & Tues. 8     Mother’s Teas at Calvary from 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. and Fall Pictures for students at Colonial

Wed. 9 & Thurs. 10     Mother’s Teas at Colonial from 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. and Fall Pictures at Calvary

Fri. 11     Fall pictures for Friday Only Raspberries and Huckleberries

Mon. 14     No Lunch Bunch or PM Playmates due to monthly staff meeting

Tues. 15     Parent Ed Coffee & Conversation at Calvary from 9:15 – 10:15 a.m.

Wed. 16     Parent Ed Coffee & Conversation at Colonial from 9:15 – 10:15 a.m.

Thurs. 17 & Fri. 18     No school – Education MN Conferences

Mon. 21 & Thurs. 24     Afternoon Adventures!  The year kicks off with a visit from Amelia Earhart to teach our students all about her favorite form of transportation.  She will share about all forms of transportation  in very engaging, fun and exciting ways.  Please remember that all children staying for the afternoon on these days will participate in the Adventure.

Tues. 22    Curriculum  Night at Calvary from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Thurs. 24  Curriculum Night at Colonial from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Wed. 30 & Thurs. 31     Blueberries and Strawberries visit Presbyterian Homes of Bloomington, The Waters of Edina and Friendship Village in Bloomington to sing for the residents there and treat them to a costume parade!  These visits are always a tremendous highlight for our senior friends.

Looking Ahead

Nov. 4 & 5     Dads & Donuts at Calvary from 9:00 – 10:00 a.m.

Nov. 6 & 7     Dads & Donuts at Colonial from 9:00 – 10:00 a.m.

Nov. 11     No Lunch  Bunch or PM Playmates due to monthly staff meeting

Nov. 19 & 20     Last days of Fall Partnership

Mon. 25 & Tues. 26     Parent Teacher Conferences – see your child’s teacher to sign up for a time to meet with her