News and Notes: November 2019

Themes this month included transportation, friendship, harvest and Thanksgiving.

In conjunction with Thanksgiving, the school held a food collection for the Food Pantry, and the children created flowers that were assembled into pots that sat on the tables at Community Table. Thanks to Laura McGinness, our art teacher, for including community service in her professional goals this school year and making this happen as a result!

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 sharing snack all together in the music and big room. They ate corn mini muffins that they had made earlier in the month. The older children exchanged gifts with their friends.

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

In 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 4 to Seasons 4 in Lexington has been sent out.

On December 11 and 12, 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.

The holiday party will be on December 18 for ALL children and families. The party begins with arrival at 9:15 and ends at about 10:30. Parents, grandparents, and other family members are joyously welcomed to attend! After the party, school is then closed until January 2.

Some parents have begun to ask about holiday gifts for the teachers. Thank you for your generosity in thinking of the staff. 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!!