I hope your children were as excited to be back at school this week as I was to see them. We had a great time back in the classroom. The preschool students are excited to find out who their buddies will be! Some of them seem to have already chosen their buddies! Friday in class I will be assigning buddies. I will send out an email with that information over the weekend.

We spent a great deal of time just getting to know each other these past two days. Next week we will be back to our normal schedule.

Please remember during these winter months to keep an eye/ear on the local news stations for weather related delays and cancelations. I also will keep you posted here on this webpage and on our facebook page as well. The school district website gives updates as well.

Next week we will be collecting food for the local food bank. Your child can donate cans of food in the classroom. This is a great way to teach your child how to give to others. I will also be collecting toys for our local Share and Care program. After adding up the years I have lived in Scappoose I realized this is the 24th year I have volunteered with Share and Care. This is such a great program that helps families right here in Scappoose. New, unwrapped gifts and canned food are all needed to help make Christmas  a little brighter for our local families.

Don't forget Santa will be here on December 19th at 6:30 pm

I was in Vegas this past week for a Career Technical Educators Conference. I learned a lot of things to help me fill my educators tool box. One thing I learned about is a great app for our Ipads that we will start using after the holidays. I will need to make sure that I have photo permission forms back from all of you in order for the high school students to use this app. If you happen to see a photo release form come home with your child please return it right away so you can start receiving some great photos of your child in action!

I hope all of you are staying warm. Please let me know if you have any questions, Robyn

Please watch the local news stations for weather related updates:

AM class 10:15 to 11:50

PM class 1:30 to 3:05

Good Evening! I hope this email finds you all well and warm. It appears that Tuesday, December 10th is another no school day for Scappoose students. This means no preschool tomorrow. Please keep an eye/ear on the news, news websites, the Scappoose School District website, our class page and our Facebook page for weather updates as we continue to deal with this early wintery weather.

If Scappoose schools are closed so is Preschool Palace. If Scappoose schools are on a two hour delay then preschool will be delayed as well. I will email out those times to you as soon as I can. I have noticed since my last update on delays that our high school schedule may have slightly changed. I will confirm this and let you know those exact times. I know many of you live outside of the city limits so please make sure you can safely make it to school on those delayed days.

I have not assigned buddies yet this term. I was going to do that today, as this was to be my first day back into the classroom from the great conference I attended. Buddies will not be assigned until our next non preschool day. The preschoolers will instead get to interact with all the high school buddies prior to assigning individual buddies. This happened once before when I was ill at the beginning of a new term. I actually liked that the students got to spend some time interacting and getting to know one another first. Once we are back to school our preschool schedule will run the same however there will be no individual lessons taught this week.

Remember Santa is coming next week. We will also be decorating gingerbread houses so don’t forget your can of white frosting with your child’s name on top and one bag of candies/cookies or decorating items for all the students to share. Hopefully we will do some Christmas caroling at the high school next week as well. We do need a few days to learn those Christmas tunes before we go caroling.

Please let me know either at my home email address, my work email address or our facebook page that you received this message. If you have any questions let me know.

Stay warm and give your child a hug for me. I am missing their smiling faces,