March 31, 2010

When Reading Aloud to Your Children, . . .

If you've been around New Hope Preschool much, you know that we emphasize reading aloud to children (in whatever language). Here is  a good article about what  you can do to enhance that special time. The four key words are predict, question, retell, and connect, but you'll have to read the article for the details. Here is the link:

4 Simple Skills to Practice During Read-Alouds

March 29, 2010

Easter Party on April 3. You're invited!

Easter is coming! All children are welcome to join our New Hope Kids' Easter party for games, stories, lots of snacks and an egg hunt in the park.

Date: Saturday April 3, 2010.

Times: Morning party 11:00-12:00. Afternoon party: 2:00-3:00. (You may come to either one but not both.)

Place: New Hope International Preschool (Click for a map and directions.)

Cost: Free!

Parents are welcome to stay for the party. Children under six must have an adult stay with them.
No reservation necessary. Contact us for more information.

March 28, 2010

Spring Preschool Starts Tomorrow

Spring Preschool at New Hope Preschool starts tomorrow, March 29, and runs through April 2. You can find details on our web site. At the moment, every day still has openings so it isn't too late to sign up. The themes for each day are listed below. A nice dinosaur warm-up or follow-up to do with your kids can be found on the PBS Kids web site.
  • March 29: Dinosaur Times
  • March 30: Ancient Egypt
  • March 31: Knights and Castles
  • April 1: Caribbean Pirates
  • April 2: Robot World

March 26, 2010


We are taking some time during spring break to do some painting and other maintenance. What do you think about the new look downstairs?

Spring Graduation

Being an international school, we have children coming and going all year long. This spring, we had just one student graduating. That didn't stop us from having a big celebration for him. Congratulations K. K!

I've got peace like a river!

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