For the Love of Learning™

This Month’s News

Happy December, Berry Patch Friends!  We hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday and that your celebrations were blessed in many ways.

November was jam-packed with our annual Dads & Donuts events, Strawberries attending the MN Orchestra’s Kinder Konzert downtown, engaging conversations during our Coffee & Conversation gatherings,  classroom “feasts” and dozens of other exciting activities, learning about cooperation, Rappin’, Rockin’ and Readin’ with Miss Nina during Afternoon Adventures and our fall parent teacher conferences.  Thank you to all who participated!  We appreciate your time and love opportunities to share the growth we see in your children with you.  They continue to delight us and we are thankful for the trust you place in us.

We’d also 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.  q.mitchell@berrypatchschool.com

Please note that registration information for the 2020 – 2021 school year will be sent home with children this month.  Registration will begin on Monday, Jan. 6th when school resumes after the Christmas break.  It goes without saying that we would LOVE to have your student with us next year, and are happy to answer any questions that you may have about our licensed and nationally accredited preschool program.  We are confident in our ability to prepare your child academically, socially and emotionally for Kindergarten and beyond!

December is sure to be an exciting and stimulating month for your little ones.  We look forward to bringing a great deal of Christmas joy and generosity to our classrooms! Please be reminded of the following December dates and events.  As always, please call or email if you should have any questions.

December 2019

Mon. 2 – Fri. 6  Spanish Week at both locations.  Ask your berry what they are discussing and learning about in Spanish!

Tues. 3 – Wed. 4  Winter Partnership information distributed.  All Blueberries and Strawberries are invited to join us as we welcome Soccer Shots to The Berry Patch.  This will be a fabulous winter experience for your children right here at school.  See the green flyer for details and registration instructions.

Mon. 9  NO Lunch Bunch or PM  Playmates.  (Monday Afternoon Spanish and Full Day Pre-K WILL be in session.)

Tues. 10  Annual Christmas Concert at Calvary.  Please have children report to their classrooms by 5:45 for this 6:00 concert.  This holiday tradition is a wonderful opportunity to gather as a community and support your children as they present some of the songs that they have learned this fall.  Bring your family and your cameras!

Wed. 11  9:15 a.m. Parent & Family Education Coffee & Conversation at Calvary.  Drop your little one off for the morning and join us for a cup of hot coffee and relevant conversation.  Becky Danielson will discuss having a Spirit of Generosity and offer some terrific tips on how to help your children look beyond their own needs to develop an appreciation for the needs of others as we enter the holiday season.

Thurs. 12  9:15 a.m. Parent & Family Education Coffee & Conversation at Colonial.  Drop your little one off for the morning and join us for a cup of hot coffee and relevant conversation.  Becky Danielson will discuss having a Spirit of Generosity and offer some terrific tips on how to help your children look beyond their own needs to develop an appreciation for the needs of others as we enter the holiday season.

Thurs. 12  Annual Christmas Concert at Colonial.  Please have children report to their classrooms by 5:45 for this 6:00 concert.  This holiday tradition is a wonderful opportunity to gather as a community and support your children as they present some of the songs that they have learned this fall.  Bring your family and your cameras!  🙂

Fri. 13  Winter Partnership registration closes.

Mon. 16 & Thurs. 19  December Afternoon Adventures.  A guest that is brand new to The Berry Patch but very well known across the country will be joining us this month.  Please have your child stay to help us welcome Dazzling Dave – Yo-yo Master.  Dazzling Dave Schulte is a professional yo-yo performer and highly acclaimed champion who has circled the globe since 1998, storming audiences everywhere with his freakish tornado of whirling tricks and tips, all designed to entertain, educate, and illuminate the beauty of the growing sport of professional yo-yo.  A former middle school teacher, Dave’s heart and soul are still in teaching – but now he’s found a better way. Delivering intensely fun freestyle performances followed by friendly hands-on instruction, Dave teaches his “students” hand-eye coordination, goal setting & achievement, performance techniques, and the fundamentals of physics, all through the Science of Spin program and his hand-held classroom on a string.  Your children will be engaged, entertained and amazed at Dave’s tricks!

Mon. 23 – Fri. Jan. 3  Christmas Break.  Many, many Christmas blessings to you and yours as you celebrate this season!  We look forward to seeing you when school resumes on Monday, January 6th.

Looking Ahead

School will resume on Monday, January 6th. 

Registration for families who currently have children in our program for the 2020-2021 school year will begin at 8:30 a.m.