Pre-K

November Newsletter

Before we begin this newsletter we’d like to take a few lines to thank everyone for their help and participation in October events. We were very pleased to see so many families in attendance for our Open House and Potluck. We had a great time getting to know your families and watching everyone play! Thanks to everyone who brought goodies for our Halloween party. The Redwoods and Willows had a great time! We’d also like to thank all the families who helped with our trip to the pumpkin patch. We appreciate all your participation. We couldn’t have done it without you! And finally, Thanks to all who participated in our Family Pumpkin Decorating Contest. All entries were very creative and looked great!! Congratulations to our winners and thanks again to all the families for participating and helping us judge. We hope you had as much fun creating them as we did admiring them.

Thanks for participating in our Fall Fundraiser! With item sales and donations, we sold $1,966.00 (40% our profit). We’ll use our funds to purchase new scooters and other classroom items.

BUTTERFLY WALK FIELD TRIP

Be sure to read the attached information regarding our butterfly walk field trip. We need parent drivers so if you can help us, please sign up. Make sure to submit a copy of your license and car insurance before the day of our field trip.

THANKSGIVING FEAST

We will be celebrating Thanksgiving with our class with a special feast. Our Thanksgiving Feast will be on Friday 11/17. Please understand that due to the size of our classrooms, we ask that parents refrain from joining us at this event. (Parents will be invited to a special program and brunch in February). Our Thanksgiving celebration will begin at 9:00am, and we’ll sit down to eat at 11:00am. Half day students will be eating with us. Please sign up to bring food. Please Note: it is very important that you bring what you’ve signed up for. Parents provide all the food, with the exception of the turkey. Children who do not come to school on Friday’s are welcome to join us, but must be picked up by 12:00 noon. Please let us know ahead of time if your child is coming so that we may account for them at our feast table.

HOLIDAY

As a reminder we’ll be CLOSED 11/23 AND 11/24 for Thanksgiving Break.

WINTER BREAK

As a reminder we will be closed December 25th — January 5th (school will resume on 1/8).

SPARE CLOTHES

Please make sure your child has spare clothes at school that are appropriate for the changing weather. If you think it’s time to update your child’s change of clothes, bring in a new set of fall / winter clothes and put them in our clothes drop off box. We’ll send home the old clothes in exchange for the warmer ones.

JACKETS AND SWEATSHIRTS

Please make sure your child is bringing a jacket/sweatshirt to school everyday. Because of our unpredictable weather, we highly recommend sending your child dressed in layers. Wear a sweatshirt or long sleeves and bring a light jacket. The mornings tend to be cold, while the afternoons get very warm. We spend lots of time outside regardless of the cold weather so please make sure your child is suitably dressed. We can’t stress enough-LABEL ALL JACKETS, COATS AND SWEATSHIRTS!!!!! Even if your child has a hook with their name on it, it’s important to label the item. If you’re missing any of your child’s clothes be sure to check our lost and found box near the front entrance. Items remaining in the Lost & Found after 12/1 will be donated to charity.

REPORTING ILLNESS

If your child is diagnosed with a communicable disease (strep throat, chicken pox, slap cheek, impetigo, pink eye, etc…) you must notify us immediately. It’s important that we inform other parents of possible illnesses their child may have been exposed to.

If your child is out of school due to an illness please call us in the morning and let us know that they’ll be absent. It’s also helpful to know if your child is suffering from a cold or flu so that we can better inform parents of illnesses that may be going around.

Please know that we are doing our part at school to prevent the spread of illness by washing toys and surfaces, teaching the children healthy practices and frequent hand washing.

REMINDER

Our daily activities begin promptly at 9:00 am. DO NOT BE LATE! Children should be at school by 8:45am so they have time to check out the activities in the classroom before we get started.

SUPPLY FEE

If you have not submitted $25 (CASH) for your annual supply fee (portfolio fee), please do so A.S.A.P. Payment is past due.

Miss Ashley, Miss Elli
Miss Roxann, Miss Charlotte