News and Notes, November, 2018

We had a visit from a Librarian on 11/7 from Bedford Public Library. She read many books about fall and played a slide whistle that was a big hit with the children!

Parent Teacher Conferences were this month. The teachers enjoyed their meetings with you and the meaningful conversations that transpired about your children.

The Friendship Feasts were fun. The children enjoyed wearing fancier clothes and exchanging gifts with their friends before sharing snack all together in the big room. They ate corn mini muffins that they had made earlier in the month.

Themes this month included harvest and Thanksgiving.

On the 29th, Rachel Mark presented during small group time on Hanukkah. She read Clifford’s Hanukkah, which offers a concise, accurate explanation of the holiday, taught the children how to play with a dreidel, and gave out gelt and dreidels to each child!

New families learned about our enrollment process at our first open house. Current families will soon begin choosing their programs for next year. New families will be placed beginning on January 15. Please send any families you know with 2 and 3 year olds our way!

In December, there are holidays to explore, PJ day, and parties!

As the month wrapped up and into December, we will be thinking about December holidays and the importance of giving. Once again, the older children will shop for a tree where our donations of mittens and hats will be placed. Please consider purchasing a pair of mittens or a hat that we will then donate to The Wish Project in Lowell (thewishproject.org). Details on this field trip on December 5 to Seasons 4 in Lexington will be sent out shortly.

On December 12 and 13, the children are invited to arrive at school in their pajamas. We will have some cozy activities planned. If your child does not want to wear pajamas that is totally fine. Follow your child’s lead.

PLEASE NOTE THE CHANGE IN TIME AND THAT THERE IS ONLY ONE DATE: The holiday parties will be on December 17 for ALL children. The parties begin with arrival at 9:15 and end at about 10:30. Parents, grandparents, and other family members are joyously welcomed to attend! After your child’s party, school is then closed until January 2 or 3 depending on your days of attendance.

Some parents have begun to ask about holiday gifts for the teachers. Thank you for your generosity in thinking of us. The teachers so appreciate your kind thoughts and generosity. They work so hard and as I believe and I am sure you agree, they so deserve the recognition. THANK YOU!!