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3-year-olds M/W/F mornings - Meadow Room

Dear Meadow/Yellow Room Families,

         We want to welcome you to Montecito Preschool!  Mrs. Q, Miss Shashi, Miss Louise and Miss Sarah are the teachers in this classroom this year.  Over the course of the year, we will build on sharing skills, develop your child’s social skills, support their desire to try new things and give them opportunities to enhance their manners in a caring environment, as well as develop their autonomy.

        All our themes are listed on the "School Calendar" on the website.  We have our themes listed for about 1 month at a time.

       The weekly classroom curriculum for this class is sent to parents weekly from your teachers, either via e-news and/or using the Sangha App.  If you have trouble receiving your curriculum, please contact your teachers and the office.  Thank you!


Dear Parents,

We had a great start last week with our wonderful  thrilling threes!  Children learned about themselves and others through our last week's theme "All About Me."  They were all very excited exploring the classroom and doing activities. 

Thank you for dropping off your children in the drive through, that helps children settling sooner in the classroom.

Our theme for this week is Family, this will give our students an opportunity to talk about the people most important to them.  During this week, our children will realize that family, the people we live with, is something we all have in common, regardless of how our families look.  Children will learn “who makes the family."  They will learn that some families have siblings, some have none.  Some have two parents, some have one.  Some have grandparents and some have pets too.  Each family and every person in the family is unique.  Our children will explore various family theme activities and imaginary play for all areas of our classroom.   Among other activities we will be painting with toy car or bike wheels. We will glue some some family members cut outs on a house and we will be sorting out different kind of pets.

Important Reminders:

  • Please return Yellow emergency cards on Monday. 
  • Please return the Emergency prepared pack with picture as soon as possible
  • Please label (write names) on all your children's belongings.
  • Parents' Night Out is on Saturday, August 29th.
  • School is closed for Labor Day on Monday, September 7th.
  • Back to School Night is on Saturday, September 12th at 11:30am.

Our goal is to help facilitate a transition into the classroom and allow your child to separate from his/her parents into a safe, loving environment.  To assist in this process, here are some things you can do to help: 

  1. If you are driving, please drop off your child at the scheduled time each day and try to leave campus as quickly as possible.
  2. If you walk-in, please say “goodbye” at the door, and then try to leave as quickly as possible.
  3. If your child was particularly upset when you left, after 30 minutes please feel free to phone the office for an update.  The office will check with the teachers and let you know how your child is doing. If your child is overly stressed, we will contact you immediately.  

Daily Schedule

8:30- 8:45       Arrival Time

8:45- 9:00       Outdoor Play Time

9:00- 9:30       Bike Time

9:30- 9:45       Welcome / Circle Time

9:45-10:30      Activity Time

10:30- 10:35   Clean Up

10:35- 10:50   Snack Time

10:50- 11:05    Small Groups

11:05- 11:30    Outdoor Play / Clean Up

11:30- 11:45    Closing Circle / Departure 

Buddy Bear Program

     Buddy Bear will go home on Friday and come back to school on Monday.  The child will choose a few weekend clothes for the bear (& maybe even give them a temporary name).  They will get a special journal to write about (dictated by your child to you, to write on their behalf) and/or draw about (by your child) the bear’s weekend adventures!  The following Monday, your child will then share during Circle Time about Buddy Bears’ weekend. We will start this program in September.

 Small Group

    Our class will start small group in September.  Children will be separated into 4 groups of about 6 children each; this will be their small group for the year.  The small group students will stay the same, but the teachers will rotate groups once a month for each teacher & student to get to know each other better.  Sharing Day will be every Friday starting in September, during the small group time.  Children can share whatever they want, except for anything fragile.  Please put it in sharing yellow bag.          

Extra Clothing

    Please bring in an extra set of clothes for your child to keep at school for the year, in the plastic bags we have provided and label the pieces with their name and room code (3AY).  Also, please label their jackets they bring daily, so we know who they belong to.

Special Snacks

    Please limit special treats to birthdays and remember that all snacks must be previewed by a teacher before you bring them to school.  This way we can ensure that all children (including those with food allergies) can have the special snack you’re providing.

 Parent/Guardian Visiting Days

    Our Parent Visiting Day will be scheduled sometime in the early spring (in March or April)   On this day, at least 1 parent/guardian must stay the entire session with their child, as we will have special activities that day.

Contacting Your Teachers 

Call & leave a message for us at:  Miss Paula  650-968-5957 ext. 317 and Mrs. Q ext. 324.  If time sensitive you can call the office and they will give us the message. 

OR E-mail us at:   mwfamyellowroom@montecitopreschool.com

  Thank you for allowing us the privilege of caring for your child.  We look forward to a wonderful, fun-filled year of loving, learning & exploration!

Montecito School 1468 Grant Road, Los Altos, California 94024 (650) 968-5957