News and Notes: October 2019

In the month of October, the children in the preschool experienced many events beyond the normal school day.

The four and five day and MWF children took their first field trip to the fire station. For many, it was their first trip on a big, yellow, school bus. The children could be heard saying, “I rode on the bus!” and “That’s the fire truck!”

Many of the groups took nature walks this month to find colorful leaves and to notice all that fall has to offer in New England.

Then of course, there was Halloween. The children who chose arrived at school in costume. After a parade, the regular day commenced. Festive snacks donated by the parents were enjoyed by all.

Lunch and Extended Day are off and running. Many children are enjoying these additional hours where they experience closer interactions with teachers and peers. If you have not considered lunch or extended day, talk to me for more information!

Our families with past, present, and future students joyfully spent an evening together at our ice cream social. The children had fun creating their ice cream sundaes while the parents spent time socializing with each other, the teachers, and the director. The teachers and director spent some time at this fun event answering questions and offering tours of the school to parents who have not had the opportunity to see it as presented each day for the children.

Looking ahead to November!

Parent Teacher conferences take place in November—TTh and 4 day are on November 21. MWF, TThF, and 5 Day are on November 22. There is NO SCHOOL on the day that your group is scheduled for conferences. The 5 day and TThF children WILL meet on the 21st. The big room will be available (with some, not all, toys) if you want to share child watching with parents of classmates. I will be unavailable on the 22nd because of a personal commitment. Sign-ups through Sign Up Genius have been sent. There is NO LUNCH nor EXTENDED DAY either day.

The Friendship Feasts dates where the children share snack time together in “fancy” clothes are November 26 and 27. Sign-ups to help with this have also been sent. Thank you!