Join us tonight at 5:00 pm for our Spring program! Doors will not open until 4:25. 
At 4:30 we will have a piano recital. Please be sure to join us!!
All parents will come to the preschool building at 625 S. 8th
May 15th will be field day!! All field day activities will be at the school location at 801 S. 5th ave in Brighton. The preschool will have field-day activities from 10-11 and school-age will have their field day in the afternoon. 
May 22 at 10:00 am will be our school graduation and a potluck lunch. Both buildings will meet at the preschool building so we can all celebrate together!
May 27 
Center Closed for Memorial Day 
May 28 
Summer camp begins 
Teacher Appreciation Week 
     We are all just stunned!! SO many of our families have been such a blessing this week with breakfasts, lunches, gifts and kind words!!! I cannot express how grateful we all are and what a blessing you all are!!
Thank you to Sabrina Fink (who is joining our staff this fall!!! YAY!!) 
FirstArt parents are the best!!! We love you all!

Yearbooks
We will be compiling a yearbook! Order forms have already been sent out and books are available for $20.00 We are also selling ads for our yearbooks! If you'd like to submit a business card sized ad the cost is $10 and if you'd like a quarter page ad the cost is $15:)
Yearbooks will be available for pick-up mid-summer as we want to be sure to include graduation pictures before we send them off for processing.
End of year balances
    We need every account paid in full before the summer begins. If your child is leaving for the summer please know your account needs to be paid in full by 5/24 in order for it to not be sent to collections. If your child is with us for the summer, your account still needs to be paid in full in order for your child to attend our summer program.
    Thank you for your help with this matter.
Summer
      Summer calendars are available as well as our summer permission packets. Please fill out the permission packet and return it to your school's office as soon as you can. If you need us to print one off for you, please let us know.  Please know that a couple of the field trips may change and we may also add 1 or two more field trips as well. We will let you know if we make any changes.
   If you have not let us know your child's attendance schedule this summer please let us know ASAP. We are getting very full and just need to make sure we save the days that everyone wants. Thank you!!
    Please note that there are two calendars. One is for our preschool location and the other school-age calendar is for kiddos at our k-5th location. Be sure you print off the correct calendar for your child:)
     Please note that although we will have tons of fun this summer (as you can see on the calendar) we will also continue learning as well! Talk to your child’s teacher about the continued education they will receive throughout the summer.
     Tuition preschool rates stay the same until our yearly increase in mid-June. School-age rates will be $32/day. Please remember each child needs a set weekly schedule and rates are charged per that set schedule.
Fall
   Attached is our fall calendar! We are excited for the upcoming fall and can't wait for amazing things to happen!
Preschool Section
Preschool Enrichment 
Program practice. Program practice. Program practice. 
The kids have all worked so hard and we are excited to show you everything we have been working on! We hope to see you all TONIGHT!!
Camps and Activities
This week we created flower collages, learned about pollination using Cheetos. We learned about tree rings and how they can tell us about the age of a tree and did some indoor spring themed yoga.
Ms. Emylee's Little Mozarts
Happy Friday Mozarts! 
Today is the Spring play and we are so excited! WOOHOO! We cant wait for you to see all the kiddos hard work. 

This week we reviewed letters, numbers and vowels. We also began working with syllables! We made lots of Mothers Day crafts to celebrate our moms! 

Thanks for an awesome week and all the healthy yummy snacks! 
Emylee 
Ms. Shantel's Little Monets
What a busy week with crazy weather to match! We’re always so busy in preschool, all our busy little minds and bodies, learning, growing and changing. This week we wrapped up our Mother’s Day projects, so excited to send it all home. 
We spent a lot of time with program play practice so we had extra outside time afterwards during the days that we could go outside. Yay for sunshine. 
Next week we will dive back into our end of year curriculum and finish up mastering any of our core knowledge skills that could use some practice. I will still do curriculum during summer program but it will be more of a review/preview setting. 
We rocked it for our Dance the Decades Program! I totally love Firstart and all of our families. Thank you for sharing your little's with us. Have a wonderful Mother’s Day, filled with blessings and rest ❤️
Ms Shantel, Ms Adriana and Ms Sarah 
Ms. Alayna's Little Earharts
This week the Earhart’s were very busy in the morning practicing for our Spring recital. We reviewed letters F,G, and H. We also practiced reciting our birthdays and full name. We made lots of fun (and funny) Mother’s Day crafts. Next week we will review letter I,J, and K. Our theme is Flowers, so expect to see more of your students art work posted around the classroom. May you have a blessed Mother’s Day, mommies. 

Ms. Gina's Little Shakespeareans
   Happy Mother's Day! Wishing every mom and grandma a very Happy Mom's Day! We hope you enjoy your day doing fun and relaxing things! You deserve this day!!
    Thank you to all the wonderful moms for spoiling us with flowers, gift cards, pillow cases, bath bombs, candy, lunches and all the wonderful kind words.
   This week we have been super busy getting ready for our spring program scheduled to take place on Friday May 10th. 
   Our theme this week was flowers/trees. We talked about the care that goes into caring for plants and trees. We read the book The Growing Tree. One of our Mother's Day gifts has something to do with this book.
    As a teacher the recent events happening at schools hits me hard. As an educator but also as a person who protects children. We used the book The Growing tree, to teach about planting seeds of kindness and love. Everyday we read and talk about the Fruit of the Spirit. Politically everyone has different ideas how to handle school violence. God's idea was that we should treat each other with "the fruit of the spirit which is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self control. Against such things there is no law." Galations 5:22-23
    Next week we will continue assessments and will also start practicing for graduation. 
    Happy Mothers Day!
    Ms. Gina, Ms. Shannon and Ms. Mallory
Schoolage
Kindergarten
Newsletter : 
Great week of review and practice! 

Math we are working on all our first grade ready skills! Adding and subtracting and clocks and money! 

Reading has been focused on silent reading! 

Spelling and phonics has been focused on blends and vowel teams and diphthongs. 

Literature has been focused on reading and retelling! We are reading a new book! 

Have a great weekend! 


Mrs. Yanish’s Class

1st grade

Reading

We are still working away and trying hard to get through our chapter books. I encourage you to keep your kiddo reading at home as much as possible, especially over the summer. We’ve made such great improvements this year and I’m hoping the “summer dip” isn’t too drastic!

Math

We are planning to work on lots of different types of story problems throughout the next two weeks. These will require skills in addition, subtraction and even some fraction work. We will also review money and spend extra time in stations to strengthen any foundational skills that need a little extra support.

Writing

We have mostly completed our first fictional story and will be working on another one that allows the students to work more independently. They will also have more freedom in characters and how they might want to adjust other main components that were strictly assigned before. This will show another level of learning and application.

Science

The weather has not been cooperating so we have not been able to use our solar ovens. Hopefully next week!

2nd grade

Reading

We are still working away and trying hard to get through our chapter books. I encourage you to keep your kiddo reading at home as much as possible, especially over the summer. We’ve made such great improvements this year and I’m hoping the “summer dip” isn’t too drastic!

Math

In addition to our fraction work, we will practice multi-digit addition and subtraction through various types of story problems. We will also spend some time reviewing time and money and working on place value with larger numbers.

Writing

We have mostly completed our first fictional story and will be working on another one that allows the students to work more independently. They will also have more freedom in characters and how they might want to adjust other main components that were strictly assigned before. This will show another level of learning and application.

Science

The weather has not been cooperating so we have not been able to use our solar ovens. Hopefully next week!

*Please make sure you’ve signed the permission slip for our field trip next week (and pray for good weather)!

*Thank you all so much for your help with the Spring Program and the amazing week of Teacher Appreciation breakfasts, lunches, snacks, treats, coffee, etc. We have such an amazing family here at FirstArt and I appreciate you all very much!

Have a blessed weekend!

- Mrs. Yanish
Ms. Carolyn's Class 
May 10, 2019

Dear Parents,

Thank you, again, to everyone who has helped to make “Teacher Appreciation” week SO awesome! Thank you to Anthony’s family for pizza, to Destiny’s grandparents for bagels-n-cream cheese, the Dion sub-sandwiches...the Methodist Church for coffee & donuts, Aaron’s mom for breakfast burritos & all the Birthday wishes & treats yesterday! It was fun-fabulous! Thank you to all our parents & students! You are wonderful!!!

We are continuing our study of Colorado History.  We will be taking at least one more field trip around our community of Brighton, not only because it has some rich Colorado History, but also because it will fulfill the requirement for 3rd grade to study their community!  We have started reading our short story book on “Great Lives in Colorado History” so please help your child do their book report/presentation on it, due May 14, 2019. We will present our reports, 2 each day with 3 on Friday next week. 

            Please encourage the students to keep studying their basic math facts.  We are having a Sundae challenge for every set of math facts we become proficient in! So far only 1 student has passed all the sections.  Once they get 100% on the test they can color in that portion of the sundae.  When the sundae is completely filled in, they will get to pick out/make  their own sundae!

            Math Facts Test                                   Timed Test Daily                                 5/14–5/21/19

  Spring Program @ 5:00 pm                           Piano Recital 5/10/19 @ 4:30pm

History                                                Colorado History Book “Great Lives in Colorado History Preso 5/14/19

            2nd  Report                                           Book Report presentation                   5/17/19

In His Service for our Young People,

Ms. Carolyn Adams

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