Silver Springs Preschool Newsletter/Orientation Package - September

2022-2023 Calendar

Sept 6/8 Split Entry 3Yr
Sept 7/9 Split Entry 4Yr
TBD Speech & OT Screenings

Oct 5 Picture Day 4Yr
Oct 6  Picture Day 3Yr

Oct 7 Organizational Day 4Yr
Oct 10 Thanksgiving
Nov 3 Organizational Day 3Yr

Nov 11 Remembrance Day
Nov 25 Professional Development 4Yr

Dec 21/22 Last day of classes before Christmas break.

If you have chosen Toy Cleaning as part of your volunteer duty, you will have signed up for a number of dates. This toy cleaning will take place 15 minutes prior to picking up your child. The video link of how to toy clean using the commercial dishwasher has been posted on the School Story on the Class Dojo App.


Need some great ideas for snacks? Keep it healthy and simple:

Cheese strings
Grapes (cut in half)
Homemade mini muffins
Whole grain crackers
Fresh Veggies

Need more ideas?
Click here


Please ensure that the snack does not contain or has not been in contact with NUTS or PEANUT or their oils.


2022-2023 Silver Springs Preschool orientation package is now available online, it can be accessed by visiting the preschool website at (scroll to the bottom of the page under DOCUMENTS)   

We encourage you to carefully review and understand this information as it effects your participation in the preschool program. If you have any question or concerns, please feel free to contact us at

September is just around the corner, so it's time for the SILVER SPRINGS PRESCHOOL NEWSLETTER to officially hit your inbox! We send the newsletter out 6 times a year, and occasionally an additional few when special events or fundraiser initiatives are happening. It's one of the many ways we like to stay in touch with you and in turn we hope it makes you feel a little more connected to your child's school. If you would like to read past newsletters, they can be found on our website or by clicking here NEWSLETTERS    

We are looking forward to a great school year and the opportunity to get to know each of you. We hope preschool will be a happy and exciting experience in your child’s life. Silver Springs Preschool aims to provide an environment in which children can develop positive social skills with both children and adults. We strive to develop the use of communication skills, creativity, physical coordination and FUN! Throughout the year we will familiarize your children with the rules, routines and opportunities that they will encounter later in their educational journey.

Please feel free to chat with us before or after class about any concerns or questions you may have.

For more in-depth discussions, here is each teachers contact information;
Mrs. Anderson 403-390-5213
Mrs. Walker 587-437-1631
Mrs. West 403--383-0823

Want to learn more about the teachers at SSPS. Click here to take a look at their profiles.

3 Yr Olds -  Oct 6th
4 Yr Olds - Oct 5th

Hints for a great photo

Practice a nice smile at home ... not too big and not too small.

Long hair is best styled so that it is out of your child's face, and especially out of their eyes.

Click here for more great hints for photo day


Are you wondering what the goals and objectives of the 3-year-old program are?
For September, we will be focusing on the theme of "Myself and my Friends" This theme is a gentle introduction to our social thinking program and introduces the concepts of being an individual (own time) and being now part of a group (group time). We will be engaging in many activities that explore what our bodies can do, as well as activities that help us learn about our new friends and interact positively with them.

We will focus on our social skills such as sharing, turn-taking and communicating. We hope the students will make friends with peers and develop trust in their teachers. We provide many opportunities for children to develop their fine motor skills (holding pencils and cutting with scissors) and gross motor skills (in movement activities). Other goals include listening skills during circle time and learning to follow classroom rules and routines. We hope they will have fun while gaining self-confidence and flexibility.

And what are the 4-year-olds going to be up to?
With the 4-year-olds we will be beginning the year off with an "All About Me" theme where we will be doing some fun activities in an effort to get to know one another better and get settled in our classes. We will also begin our social thinking program with a focus on body and emotional awareness. In the last week of September classes will go on a Fall Walk. Teachers will choose a best fit day for this nearer the time and communicate dates and times through Class Dojo.


  1. Please provide a labelled backpack for your child to bring to school each day. Please ensure that the backpack is large enough to accommodate a snack bag, a change of clothes, and any crafts that your child may bring home. This allows for a quicker exit time form class and promotes more independence.
  2. Label all your children's clothing.
  3. Each child should bring a clearly labelled snack bag and water bottle to school everyday.
  4. Dress your children in play clothing & seasonable outdoor wear.
  5. Your child must wear indoor shoes at all times, no slippers or sandals please.
  6. Please park in the designated parking areas. No drop offs in the NO PARKING ZONE.
  7. All parents and children enter the preschool through the lower gym doors.
  8. Please refrain from bringing toys from home to school.
  9. 3 year olds - please leave an extra set of clothes in your child's backpack at all times (pants, shirts, underwear) This will help us if your child has an accident.

Click here for a very special coloring page
to help your child get ready for school.
Perhaps a gift to bring their teacher on the first day.


Room Parents

The one way to stay in touch with the happenings of your child's classroom is to contact your room parent. Please also contact your room parent with questions about volunteering duties & general comments or concerns.

3AM Anderson - Terese Sheridon
3PM Anderson - Alicia Kamara
3AM Walker - Jesica Hagel

4AM West - Erica Zaremba
4PM West - Danielle Loyns
4 All-Day Danielle Sundquist

Your teacher will also use ClassDojo to communicate not only important information but all of the fun things  we will be doing in class with you. Look for details in your Orientation package.

The Silver Springs Preschool Parent Advisory Committee is here to listen. Feel free to express your concerns to your room parent (who will then bring it forward to the board) You are more than welcome to CONTACT US through the website or email our Chair directly, Kelly Kay Spurlock  We are here to listen and welcome any feedback, suggestions, comments, good or bad. Feel free to share your experiences with us, remember we also have children in the program and we really do want what is best for all!

Written by Melanie Gukert - ModernEvolution Inc

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