Thursday, September 26, 2013



We are celebrating the coming of fall at Preschool this month!  With shorter days we will be watching as the trees “put on their dresses of red and gold, for summer is gone and the days grow cold.”  Harvesting our garden produce is on our schedule.  We hope to donate much of it to our local food shelf!
Apples, a yummy Minnesota fall fruit, will be the theme of our first week of October.  It is almost magical to watch as the bare trees of winter blossom with white and pink flowers. Then, with the help of the honey bees, apple trees produce juicy, red, yellow and green apples.  We will eat these apples and cook them!  The four year olds will even visit Aamodt’s Apple Orchard where they will pick an apple and visit the big apple barn!
Autumn is a season that brings many changes.  As the leaves fall and days get colder we know that winter is just around the corner.  We have cozy homes to snuggle into.  What do the woods animals do in the winter?  Who lives in the woods?  These are questions we will answer this month.
Trick-or-Treat!  October wouldn’t be complete without celebrating Halloween.  At Preschool we will don our costumes and party!  We have been growing pumpkins all summer and they are ready to carve into impressive jack-o-lanterns.  What a fun way to end the month! 

Saturday, September 7, 2013


Preschool is back in session and we are excited to be together in work and play!  Our classes begin on the 9th of September but our teachers have been preparing for several weeks.  The Preschool Garden is very productive right now in spite of our very slow start in the spring.  Many family volunteers have been taking care of it during the summer.  By the end of July we were beginning to harvest beets, carrots, cucumbers and tomatoes which we have donated to the Ralph Reeder Food Shelf.   By the end of August we had donated 35 pounds of produce.  Some of our flashy zinnias have found their way to the Reflections unit at Brightondale Assisted Living in New Brighton.  It is fun to be able to give back to our community!
We currently have openings in several of our classes.  We look forward to enrolling more students as the year goes along.  Why choose Salem Preschool?

  • We have been here serving the community for 42 years.
  •   All our teachers have 4 year college degrees in education.
  •   Our Beautiful outdoor area includes a preschool garden, large yard for playing, nature trails, park/playground, and sliding hills!
  •   Our large gym provides room to grow and play.
  •   Special guests, such as the policeman, firefighter, dentist, nurse and musicians, visit school each year to teach us about our community.
  •   Through service projects we learn to serve others.
  •   We will prepare your child for a positive experience in kindergarten.

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