A huge note of THANKS to all of you who attended your child's parent teacher conference in late November.  It was wonderful being able to share the progress we are observing in your student with you!  It is a joy to partner with you in the nurture, care and development of your children.  

Time seems to be passing so rapidly this year - it's hard to believe we are looking at the December calendar already!  Here are some highlights you'll want to note.

December Events:
Tues. 5th:  Annual Berry Patch Christmas Concert for the Calvary students.  Children are asked to report to their classrooms at 5:45 sharp for the 6:00 concert.  Please join us for a delightful kickoff to your holiday season!

Thurs. 7th:  Annual Berry Patch Christmas Concert for the Colonial students.  Children are asked to report to their classrooms at 5:45 sharp for the 6:00 concert.  Please join us for a delightful kickoff to your holiday season!

Mon. 11th:  NO Lunch Bunch/PM Playmates due to our montly staff meeting.

Mon. 18th and Thurs. 21st:  Please join us for our December Afternoon Adventures!  We are delgihted to offer two wonderful opportunities for our Blueberry and Strawberry students: 
     CALVARY welcomes Stages Theatre Co. as they come to present an interactive version of The Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle.  This engaging tale encourages participation and is presented by two expert teaching artists from Stages.  Children will love helping The Hungry Caterpillar come to life!
     COLONIAL will host Rob Ellos and his Awesome Dinosaurs show as a ‘teaser’ for our Dinosaur theme in January.  Children will learn and laugh as they meet Chomper, the dinosaur puppet who teaches children where dinosaurs lived, how they hatched, how big they really were, what they ate, what they may have sounded like, and more!  Rob uses over 50 props, invites participants to become junior paleontologists, simulates a dino dig for a dino skull, plays games and answers all your children’s questions with 20 dinosaur models for the children to explore. 

Thurs. 21st:  Last day of school before Christmas break

Fri. 22nd:  NO SCHOOL.  Have a very, very Merry Christmas and a wonderfully Happy New Year!

Mon. January 8th:  Classes resume and registration begins for children currently enrolled in our program.

2018-19 Registration Information for CURRENT families:
Registration materials for the 2018-19 school year will be distributed to current families in mid December.  Please watch for these in your children's cubbies, and note that registration for children currently enrolled in our program will begin on Monday, January 8th at 8:30 a.m.   We would LOVE to have your children with us for the next school year and are happy to answer any questions you have prior to January 8th.  Registrations are accepted in the order in which they are received and we encourage you to submit your forms immediately when we resume in January.   

All registration related questions may be directed to Quay Mitchell, Administrative Coordinator at

2018-19 Registration Information for PREVIOUS families:
Families who have previously attended The Berry Patch and would like to return may register beginning Wednesday, January 17th.  Please submit your registration form to the main office, 5300 France Ave S, Edina, 55410.  Registration forms may be picked up in the main office or downloaded from The Berry Patch website in mid December and dropped off, mailed in or scanned and emailed to

2018-19 Registration Information for PROSPECTIVE families:
Are you interested in learning more about The Berry Patch?  We would love to have you come in and meet some of our staff members, see our facilities, visit a couple of classrooms, hear more about our play-based program, and have your questions answered.  New Family Registration Day for the 2018-19 school year will be held on Thursday, January 25th at 8:00 a.m.  (Doors will open at 6:30 and coffee will be served!)  All families new to our program are encouraged to register at this time as some classes will fill. 

Please contact Quay Mitchell ( to schedule a tour or to learn more about our registration process.  We'd love to talk to you!

Monday, December 11 - 9:30 at Calvary 
Thursday, December 14 - 9:30 at Colonial

Tuesday, January 16 - 9:30 at Calvary
Thursday, January 18 - 9:30 at Colonial 

Prospective parents please note that we DO require children entering our program to be fully immunized.



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