Thank you to all who participated in our Family Pumpkin Decorating Contest. All entries were very creative and looked awesome!! 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.

Our Fall Fundraiser Was A Success! Thank you for supporting our school with sales and donations. We raised $1,138 for the purchase of classroom materials. Thank you so much for all your support.

Ahern Photography will be here on Wednesday 11/16 to take school photos. All children in attendance will have their individual photo taken and will also be included in our class photo.

Look for a photo order envelope in your child’s cubby the week before picture day. Please return your photo order along with payment by the morning of picture day. If you choose not to order in advance you will have the opportunity to view and purchase photos after picture day but additional charges will apply.

If your child does not come to school on Wednesdays you’re welcome to bring them in at 10am to have their photo taken. Our class group photo will be taken after all individuals.

As a reminder we’ll be CLOSED 11/24 AND 11/25 for the Thanksgiving Holiday.

Cold and flu season is upon us. Please keep your child home if they are showing ANY signs of illness. Last month we had to send a few friends home with runny noses. Please help keep everyone safe and healthy by keeping your child home if they display any symptoms of illness. Thank You!

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.

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.

Please take a look in our Lost and Found box to see if anything belongs to your child. Any items remaining after December 16th will be donated to charity.

Our daily activities begin promptly at 9:00am. 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. If your child will be absent, please call before 9:00am.


We had a fun time this past month. We learned fun Halloween songs and read spooky stories. We have also been having so much fun listening and dancing to Halloween music!

We have been using fall watercolors to paint leaves and we’ve created art with puffy paint and stamps.

We conducted a science experiment and observed the reaction that occurs when baking soda and vinegar are mixed together.

Thank you for encouraging your children to bring in items for our letter box. Some items we had in our letter box this month include: Elephant, Emma (picture), Excavator, Dog, Doll, Dice, Flounder, Frog, Flashlight and Fish. The children enjoy sharing their special items and it helps them understand the connection between letters and their sound.

Our Halloween parade and party were filled with fun, laughter and lots of smiles. Thank you for those who brought treats to share for our Spooktacular Day!

This month we’ll continue to talk about the season of Fall, learn about Thanksgiving, and discuss what it means to be thankful. We’ll celebrate The Day Of The Dead and remember our love ones that have passed away.

We’ve Been Singing…
Walk In The Dark
Five Little Pumpkins
Mr. Pumpkin
Ghosts and Goblins

Books We’ve Been Reading

The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid Of Anything by Linda Williams
There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed A Bat by Lucille Colandro
What If Everybody Did That? by Ellen Javernick
The Legend Of Spookley The Square Pumpkin by Joe Troiano

Miss Ellli & Miss Ashlee