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[18 May 2012 | admin | Comments Off | 3,287 views]
Seniors Select Preschool for Independent Senior Project

Seniors Colin Johnson and Madison Gottlieb have joined the Preschool this week as part of their Independent Senior Projects (ISP). Both writers, the students are investigating the emergence of writing skills in the preschool child.

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[3 May 2012 | admin | Comments Off | 1,421 views]
Preschool Students Enjoy Cultural Arts Presentation by Swazzle

By Tracy Engel, PTF Arts Alliance Chair
Preschool students gathered in Sillers Hall last Friday to enjoy a Cultural Arts presentation featuring lively entertainment with puppets, music, storytelling, two languages and yes, learning. Segerstrom Center for the Arts, through their ArtsTeach program, presented Swazzle, a puppet company started by twin brothers Sean and Patrick Johnson when they were in middle school. They build their own puppets and have performed thousands of puppet shows across California. They have worked with organizations like Disney and the Jim Henson Company and on Friday morning …

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[27 Apr 2012 | admin | Comments Off | 4,329 views]
Puppets Enchant Children and Parents at Preschool Family Fun Night

Now an annual Preschool tradition, Family Fun Night brought current Preschool families and newly admitted Preschool families together for a wonderful night of pasta and puppets last Friday night.

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[26 Apr 2012 | admin | Comments Off | 4,168 views]
Ducklings Hatch in the Preschool

We have ducklings in the Preschool! We have incubated and hatched chickens before in the Preschool—in fact, two of our egg-laying hens in the coop are babies that were born here; but, this is the first time we’ve hatched ducklings.

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[11 Apr 2012 | admin | Comments Off | 1,986 views]
Easter Time in the Preschool

Easter time in the Preschool means dying and hunting for eggs, but it also means a chance to hone math and language skills and develop fine and large muscle control—and it’s a lot of fun, too!

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[5 Apr 2012 | admin | Comments Off | 1,205 views]
PTF Cultural Arts Sponsors All-School Assembly Featuring the Hutchins Consort

By Michele Silverman, Production Manager for the Arts
Students in Lower, Middle and Upper School gathered in Pasternack Field House last Friday for an instrumental music concert by the eight-member Hutchins Consort.
The Hutchins Consort played on eight scaled violins of a violin octet designed and built by Dr. Carleen Hutchins. With instruments ranging from the tiny treble violin, tuned one octave above the standard violin, to the gigantic large bass violin, tuned one octave lower than a cello, the Hutchins Consort produced an astonishing pallet of sounds.
Click here for photo gallery.
The …

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[16 Feb 2012 | admin | Comments Off | 2,273 views]
Alligators Teach Kids the Importance of Good Oral Hygiene

Last week, Dr. John Vartanian visited the Preschool and the Lower School as part of National Children’s Dental Health Awareness Month and brought two friends to help demonstrate proper brushing techniques.

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[12 Jan 2012 | admin | Comments Off | 1,801 views]
Just Like Snowflakes, No Two Children Are Alike

By Ingrid Andrews, Director of the Early Childhood Development Center and Wee Tartan Center
Every other year St. Margaret’s creates a winter wonderland on the Preschool playground. With straw bales and 10 tons of snow, we create a space for sliding, digging, snowman making and snowball throwing (not at each other, of course!). Some children head up the hill and throw themselves down for a speedy trip down on their bottoms. Others like to watch from the sidelines before joining in. Novel activities create problem solving opportunities for young children. There …

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[4 Nov 2011 | admin | Comments Off | 1,932 views]
Costumed Preschool and Lower School Students Melt Hearts in the Halloween Parade

Adorably costumed youngsters were naturally the center of attention at the 2011 St. Margaret’s Halloween Preschool and Lower School Parade.
The days of Halloween celebrations began with a Preschool parade on Thursday, October 27 and continued with an encore on Monday, October 31, giving all children an opportunity to promenade past teachers, visiting parents, friends and classmates.
To view Preschool Halloween Parade Photo Gallery, click here.
To view Lower School Halloween Parade Photo Gallery, click here.

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[30 Sep 2011 | admin | Comments Off | 1,191 views]

First Session Begins October 18, 10 a.m. – Noon
St. Margaret’s Early Childhood Development Center announces 2011-2012 sessions of its popular Mommy & Me Class open to the public for parents of two-year-old children. Four, six-class sessions on Tuesdays begin October 18. ECDC Director Ingrid Andrews says, “the Mommy & Me class is a perfect way for parents of toddlers to learn about their child’s development and engage in fun, developmentally-appropriate activities with their child. It’s also a great introduction to our Preschool program for three- and four-year-olds.” To learn more …

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