Dear P.A.W.S. Families,


We are excited to see you all at the Playdate in The Park tomorrow at Perrin Park at 9:00 am!  Join the PTO and lots of friends for a great time! We will have coffee, munchkins, and Square One Art!


Thank you, to the families who came to the PK7 and PK8 Back to School Night presentations this week!  The teachers and staff worked hard to prepare an informative and interactive evening for you. Your presence and support at school events is greatly appreciated!


To PK 4 and PK5 Parents/Guardians:

Your Back to School Night is Thursday, Sept. 20 from 5:00 pm – 5:45 pm in the classrooms at P.A.W.S..



To PK1, PK2, PK3, PK6 Parents/Guardians:

Your Back to School Night is Thursday, Sept. 20 from 6:00 pm – 6:45 pm in the classrooms at P.A.W.S..


On Thursday, Sept. 20th, the P.A.W.S. PTO will host an all school meeting from 6:45 pm – 7:30 pm in the P.A.W.S. building in Room 110 (PK2) after the classroom presentations.  We encourage the parents from PK4, PK5, PK7 and PK8 to attend this PTO event along with PK1, PK2, PK3 and PK6 parents! We look forward to seeing you at your Back to School Night events!



Honor the Reserved Auction Winner Parking Spaces

(Photos include: The Auction Winner Parking Spaces and the Reserved, Auction Winner Parking Spaces Signs for the Smith, Roller and Nelson Families)

There are three reserved parking spaces at the front of the P.A.W.S. building, to the right of the playground.  These spaces were purchased by P.A.W.S. families at the School Action and belong to the Smith, Roller and Nelson Families.  Each year these parking spaces go up for bid, and once a family has purchased a parking spot, that spot belongs to that family for the year, and others are not permitted to park in that space. Please remind your child care providers and those who transport your children to and from school, that these spaces are reserved and are not to be used, even for a short visit or quick drop-off.


The P.A.W.S. Cares Team

We all have found times in our lives when we have needed a little extra support from those around us. This could be anything from needing a meal during a major life event, a family member becoming ill, or just needing a helping hand to get by.  The P.A.W.S. Care Team was modeled after the Fiske School and Schofield School Cares Teams which were established to support all members of their school communities.

When there is a need in the P.A.W.S. Community, we will send out a request for help, or post the need on the CARES bulletin board at P.A.W.S..  You may be able to help directly, or you may know of someone who can help to provide gently used clothing, household goods, food, or other supplies for a P.A.W.S. family in need.  Please email Director Rebecca Zieminski if you have a need, or if you can lend a hand. Thank you in advance for your support of the P.A.W.S. Cares Team and of our school community!

Currently we have a couple of needs requested from the P.A.W.S. Cares Team.  The needs include: Pull-Ups (boys size 5), size 4T clothing (fall/winter), size 10 (shoes/boots) and if anyone is doing an upgrade, or renovation, there is a need for a working clothes washer and a dryer.  In the past, the Schofield and Fiske Care teams have provided washer and dryers for families. If you, or someone you know, is ready to upgrade their washer or dryer machines that are still in good working condition, please let the Care Team know! We can place them in a good home for you!


Notes from Nurse Ann:

Healthy Lunch Ideas

Packing healthy lunches for your preschool children can sometimes feel like a daunting task. We want to provide healthy choices for our active growing children that include; whole grains, fresh fruits and vegetables, dairy including milk, yogurt and cheeses (or dairy substitutes) and lean proteins such as beans, chicken, fish, turkey, tofu, and eggs. As you are planning lunches try to offer a variety of choices, encouraging your children to taste new foods.


Remember children at this age are learning to identify when they are full so don’t be surprised if they don’t always eat everything you have packed for them; they are not ready for adult size portions.


The following websites have some lunch suggestions that you may find helpful.

Here are a few examples from the websites:


  • Southwest Quinoa (quinoa tossed with corn, black beans, avocado, and chopped tomato), chicken breast, ½ and ½ Greek yogurt (½ plain and ½ strawberry), steamed broccoli, grapefruit

  • Hummus and veggie skewers, chicken breast, pears, whole grain O’s

  • Mini quiches made with egg and cheese and customized for your child, fruit

  • turkey or ham and cheese, crackers and fruit, veggies

(Photos include pictures of Bento Style lunch boxes with a variety of healthy foods in small portions.)

Wishing you all a wonderful weekend!


‘Becca Z.


Important Dates:


Sat., Sept 15        PTO Playdate in the Park @ 9 a.m. at Perrin Park

   (Thomas Rd. off of Weston Rd)

Wed., Sept 19      Yom Kippur – No School

Thurs., Sept. 20   Coffee and Tea with ‘Becca ~ 9:00 am – 10:00 am Join ‘Becca and Dr. Terry Weksel, our school psychologist, for a discussion and exploration of how

anxiety may manifest in young children and related parenting strategies to employ to support children.

  Back to School Night   PK4, PK5 – 5:00 pm – 5:45 pm

                            Back to School Night PK1, PK2,PK3, PK6 – 6:00 pm – 6:45 pm

 P.A.W.S. PTO Meeting – 6:45 pm – 7:30 pm

                            California Pizza Kitchen Fundraiser for the PTO

Mon., Oct 8         Columbus Day No School

Oct. 16 School    Picture Day PK1.2, PK6.2, PK3, PK5, PK7, PK8

Oct. 17 School    Picture Day PK1.3, PK6.3, PK4, PK2

Oct. 23 – 26         Fall Scholastic Book Fair

Wed., Oct. 24      PJ’s and PTO Meeting  6:00pm – 7:30pm

Wed., Oct. 31   Orange Day – Wear something Orange to School

  *Parent/Teacher Conferences

Tues., Nov. 6       Early Release – No Lunch & Classes dismiss at 11:45 for *Parent-Teacher Conference

Wed., Nov. 7   *Parent/Teacher Conferences

Mon., Nov. 12     Veterans’ Day No School

*Your child’s classroom teacher will be contacting you to schedule your Parent/Teacher Conference.
P.A.W.S. Postings and Updates 9.14.18
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