March 13, 2023
Dear PAWS Families,
Please Mark your Calendars:
At the end of the month on Tuesday, March 28th we will have an Early Release Day in order to hold Parent/Teacher Conferences. Your child’s classroom teacher will be contacting you to schedule your meeting.
The Early Release times for the preschool classes:
The PK4 Puppy Class is dismissed at 11:15am on 3/28.
All other preschool classes will dismiss at 11:30am on 3/28.
Recently we have received several questions from parents looking for ideas about healthy lunch and snack options at preschool. Below, please find some ideas that might be helpful.
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 cheese (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. (Photo of a bento style box with sliced fruit, pickles, rice, turkey roll-ups and a chocolate)
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.
(Photo: quesadilla triangles, salsa and baby carrots)
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
(Photo: lunch meat rolled up, sliced cheese, berries, crackers)
Please remember as you are planning your child’s lunch and snack the preschool is a nut-free environment. Snacksafely.com is a helpful site when looking for allergy free snacks. https://snacksafely.com/
As always, thank you for your ongoing support and positive participation in the PAWS preschool community! We appreciate your kindness and partnership!
March 16/17 – Green Day Spirit Day – everyone is invited to wear something green
March 21 – 12:00-1:00 – Tea with ‘Becca
March 28 – Early Release Day for Parent/Teacher Conferences
- PK4 Puppy Class will dismiss at 11:15am
- All other preschool classes will dismiss at 11:30am