News and Notes: October, 2017

Our first OPEN HOUSE of the enrollment season will be on November 16 at 6PM until 7. PLEASE inform any families you know with two and three year olds of our wonderful school where children learn and thrive through play and are nurtured by warm and caring teachers. If you or someone you know wants more information about the school, I can be reached at stpaulswns@gmail.com or at 781-275-1383. Thank you for spreading the word about the treasure that is St. Paul’s Weekday Nursery School.

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

For the two, four and five day children, they were visited by a fire ladder truck. Many children chose to climb inside while others noticed how large the tires are. Some 3 day children also came by to see the truck.

The four and five day (plus one of the three day) 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.

Erin Campbell and the 5 day children planted bulbs near the playground. Thank you to Erin for her help. We can’t wait to see them bloom in the spring!

Then of course, there was Halloween. The children who chose arrived at school in costume. After a parade for the 2 day children, the regular day commenced. An orange themed snack donated by the parents was enjoyed by all. The 3, 4, and 5 day children also had a parade and then spent the remainder of free play time traveling around stations of games that the teachers created.

Lunch and Extended Day is 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!

A Librarian from Bedford Public Library will visit us on 11/8.

Parent Surprise Corner: Parents will read Goodnight Moon to the children in languages other than English on the 15th.

Parent Teacher conferences have been moved to November—2 and 4 day are on November 16. 3 and 5 Day are on November 17. There is NO SCHOOL on the day that your group is scheduled for conferences. The 5 day children WILL meet on the 16th. The big room will be available if you want to share child watching with parents of classmates. Teachers will post sign up times soon.

The Friendship Feasts (previously known as Thanksgiving Tea) dates where the children share snack time together in “fancy” clothes are November 20 and 21. See the white board soon for food sign up and adult helpers. Thanks!

The church will be re-landscaping the courtyard that is our entrance. We will need to enter by the church entrance during these days. Pick up will be by the back door near the playground. Please do not park by the church’s main entrance, so it is accessible to all.