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April 6, 2020

Dear Milwood Preschool Families,

Friday, April 3rd, AISD announced through social media that they would be postponing the return to school for the Spring of 2020 indefinitely and continue to do online learning through May. I have discussed different options for Milwood Preschool with our Pastor and we feel it is necessary for Milwood Preschool to continue following AISD's decisions concerning COVID - 19 and remain closed for the remainder of this school year. This was a very tough decision to make since we dearly love each and every one of your kiddos and will miss their sweet faces until we see each other again in the Fall. Please don't hesitate to email me with any questions or comments.

In His Service,

Christy Bunce
Milwood Preschool Director
Phone: (512) 834-9244
Email: Milwood Preschool
Website: Milwood Preschool

April 2, 2020

Dear Milwood Preschool Parents,

I hope that you are staying healthy and in good spirits during this unprecedented time in our nation's history. As you know, we are following AISD's recommendations for remaining closed during the on-going assessments of COVID-19. As of today, we will return on Tuesday, May 5th. You can find evidence of that in the link below.
There is always the possibility that this date will be extended and we will email you with an update when the time comes.

https://www.austinisd.org/covid19/communications

In the event that we do not re-open for the rest of this school term, we will not be refunding the days missed in March. This will help in retaining our teachers for the next year as we plan on paying them through this school year. If that is a financial issue for your family, please respond HERE and I will get back to you ASAP. That being said, If we re-open on May 5th, tuition will remain the usual $190 per single child or $180 per child for siblings. We would only pro-rate May if we should return for two weeks or less.

Included in this email are a few suggestions for the curriculum that will be missed during the next few weeks. Our hopes are that these activities can be used with items from around your house, won't take much planning time on your part, and will keep your kiddos engaged for a period of time.

April 7th & 9th
Bible Story: The Death of Jesus
Luke 22, Mark 14, and John 18
Jesus Storybook Bible pg. 294

Letter of the Week: Ww
  • Watercolor Painting
  • Eat a watermelon and count the seeds (then plant them)
  • Pour water into different sized glass containers and lightly tap with a metal spoon to hear the different sounds each container makes
  • Purchase and Observe Earth Worms (can be purchased at Petco or Walmart)
  • Investigate Wheels (dip different toy cars, trucks, and tractor wheels in paint and roll them across a piece of paper to see the different designs each one makes)

April 14th & 16th
Bible Story: The Resurrection/ The Empty Tomb
Matthew 27, Luke 23, and John 19
Jesus Storybook Bible pg. 302

Letter of the Week: Xx
  • Paper Plate Cross
  • Make a pattern bead bracelet
  • Explore Color Mixing (Red & Yellow, Blue & Yellow, Red & Blue, etc.)
  • Draw a map of your house, yard, or street. Hide a treat (gummies, candy, wifi password, water balloons, etc.) and mark the spot with a BIG X, then have the children follow the map to where X marks the spot to retrieve their reward.

April 21st & 23rd
Bible Story: Jesus Goes to Heaven/ The Ascension
Matthew 28, Mark 16, and John 20
Jesus Storybook Bible pg. 310

Letter of the Week: Yy
  • Wrap sticks from your yard or popsicle sticks  in colorful yarn and hang as decorations
  • Make a Popcorn Bluebonnet
  • Scissor Practice - cutting yarn
  • Symmetry Play - Use a mirror and household items to explore how things look exactly the same placed up against the mirror. (Type symmetry play into pinterest for hundreds of neat ideas)

April 28th & 30th
Bible Story: The Holy Spirit
Acts 1-5
Jesus Storybook Bible pg. 326

Letter of the Week: Zz
  • Zippers - practice zipping your jacket up and down.
  • Read these Books:
Put Me in the Zoo by Dr. Seuss
The ABC Book by Dr. Seuss
A Sick Day for Amos McGee by Philip C. Stead
Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin, Jr. and John Archambault
  • Make a wind sock (Teachers would have used the wind to show that the Holy Spirit is felt and not seen.

The Bible tells us that the apostles were all gathered together in one place when suddenly there was a sound like a mighty, rushing wind. They saw what looked like tongues of fire that came to rest on each of them and all of them were filled with the Holy Spirit.

God's Holy Spirit is somewhat like the wind. We can't see him, but we know that he is there because we can see the effects of his power in our lives.)

  • Count 1-10: by clapping, jumping, skipping, hopping, blinking, stomping, etc.

See if your kids can gather 10 of the same objects in the house: spoons, blocks, barbies, legos, balls, straws, books, beads, etc.

Tag us on Instagram in any experiments or projects that you do with your kiddos! @milwoodpreschool

I hope you have a happy and blessed Easter with your family. Please let me know if there is any way that we can serve your family or help you during this time.


In His Service,

Christy Bunce
Milwood Preschool Director
Phone: (512) 834-9244
Email: Milwood Preschool
Website: Milwood Preschool

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5 Senses Scavenger Hunt
Garden Yoga
Mrs. Jean's Music
PBS Learning
Free Audible Books

March 16, 2020


Milwood Preschool Postponed 

Dear Preschool Families,

As you all know, AISD, RRISD, and surrounding schools have been closed until April 3rd. We will update you through email if these dates change due to unforeseen circumstances.

Tuition: April tuition will be prorated for days missed in March. I will send a separate email closer to our return date about tuition amounts for the month of April. All ACH accounts have already been stopped for the rest of the school year. However, please check your bank account on April 1st to make certain that you were not charged. Contact Jill Moore if there is an issue.

Here is what I will be doing to ensure that our school is ready to welcome students back on April 7th:

  • Deep cleaning all toys in all classrooms (This means BLEACH people! We will use a 10% solution and air-dried)
  • Deep cleaning bathrooms in between downstairs classrooms
  • Milwood's Janitorial service is deep cleaning the floors in the kitchen and bathrooms this week
  • Automated soap dispensers have been installed in all 4 major bathrooms
  • Every class and sign-in station will have hand-sanitizer available


What you will be missing during these 4 days of Preschool:

March 24th & 26th
Bible Story: The Lord's Supper
Mark 14, John 13-14
Jesus Storybook Bible page 286

Letter: Uu

  • Make Umbrella Art

  • Crawl Under objects in the house or backyard
  • Have a Dance Party to "Under the Sea" from the Little Mermaid


March 31st & April 2nd
Bible Story: Jesus is Arrested and A Dark Night in the Garden
Luke 22, Mark 14, and John 18
Jesus Storybook Bible page 294

Letter: Vv

  • Make a Volcano (Mix baking soda and white distilled vinegar in a container - be safe and do this project with your kids. Don't let them loose to explore on their own)
  • Vinegar Eggs - look up the "Rubber Egg" experiment online
  • Pour out a bag of jelly beans and graph the colors (then eat them!)

  • Read "The Very Hungry Caterpillar" by Eric Carle
  • Make "Violet" Flower hand prints



Scholastic has an online learning site here.

If you have any questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to email.

Christy Bunce
Milwood Preschool Director
Phone: (512) 834-9244
Email: Milwood Preschool