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May News

From the Principal’s Office

Dear Evergreen Academy Families,

April was such filled with lots of spring activities! We had so much fun during our Earth Day celebration. Everyone’s favorite activity was releasing ladybugs into our garden boxes.

We are kicking off the month of May in a big way with our Mother’s Day celebrations and Teacher Appreciation Week. Preschool children will be inviting Moms to come into the classroom to celebrate with them. Check your weekly newsletters for full details.

The weather is starting to turn warm and sunny, which means lots of outside time! Please be sure to dress your child in layers, as the mornings can be chilly and the afternoons sunny and warm! If you would like to send sunscreen for your child please complete a sunscreen authorization form along with sunscreen that is not expired, and we will be able to apply it before afternoon recess. Please apply at home before arriving at school. Please do not send your child in sandals. All shoes should be closed-toe for safety.

We also will be rolling out a new form of communication through an app called Tadpoles. Our company has specifically designed an app for us called “links to home”.  This communication will allow for parents to easily view and share all photo’s, notes and daily reports. It will also provide drop off information to your child’s teacher and allow you to receive real time drop off and pick up notifications. This means we will be sending home in your child’s Friday Folder a new application. This application does look different and will allow us to enter information so that others may receive information from us as well. We will be rolling this new app out some time in July more information will be coming soon about the exact date.

As always, please feel free to stop by the office if you have any questions. Thank you again for your continued support as we continue to watch our school and children grow.

Kindest Regards,

Evergreen Academy Admin Team


Summer Camp: 

It’s not too late, but summer will be here before you know it!! Tuesday, June 15th is the last day of school and if you need care between June 20th and August 26th, be sure to sign up for Summer Camp! Extra forms are available in the office. Many of our specialty camps are full and on a waitlist.


May Calendar

May 2-6: Mother’s Day Celebrations

May 9-12: Teacher Appreciation Week

May 13: NO SCHOOL Teacher In-service

May 27: NO SCHOOL Parent/Teacher Conferences (Camp available)

May 30:  NO SCHOOL Memorial Day


From Our Education Department

Building Your Child’s Sense of Family Belonging

Relationships with family members play an important role as children begin to develop a sense of self.  When they feel a sense of identity and belonging within their own families, children are better able to grow emotionally, make friends, and appreciate and accept the diversity of others.

With Mother’s Day right around the corner, it’s a great time to share activities that celebrate the importance of family.

Below are age appropriate activities that we implement in the classroom, as well as activities you can do with your child at home.


In the classroom: As children read stories about diverse families, teachers encourage them to share unique details about their own families. For example, teachers might ask, “Who has a sister?” or “Who has a pet?” Afterward, students create charts with the information.

At home: Have each member of your family make a thumbprint using finger paint on a piece of paper side by side. Then, ask your child to compare the various sizes, and guess which thumbprint belongs to each person. As they talk about their family members, they begin to appreciate what makes their family unique.

Recommended reading: Clifford’s Family by Norman Bridwell, What Mommies Do Best and What Daddies Do Best by Laura Numeroff

PRE-K/PRE-K 2 (ages 4-5):

In the classroom: Our older preschoolers begin to understand that their parents have more than one role. Family members are invited to visit and talk to the class about their roles inside and outside of the home. Students are encouraged to write and draw their family members in the different roles they serve. For example, “Mommy is a doctor.”

At home: Go on an uninterrupted family outing with your child. Try to avoid checking work emails or answering unimportant phone calls. Afterward, ask your child to write about his favorite parts of the day in his journal.

Recommended readingDoes a Kangaroo Have a Mother Too? by Eric Carle, The Napping House by Audrey Wood

All of our schools will be celebrating families in really fun ways this Mother’s Day season, and we hope that you do too!

– Lauren Starnes, PhD – Director of Early Childhood Education

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