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November Newsletter


From the Principal’s Office

We hope your children enjoyed their fall lessons, pumpkin themed activities and classroom celebrations last month. Seeing our students enjoy their Halloween costumes and fall attire is one of the highlights of the year for us. Thank you for allowing us to be part of these special occasions even though they did look a little different this year! This month we are focusing on gratitude and connecting with others. Though we cannot hold our normal Thanksgiving community meal this year we have many special activities planned for our students and are looking forward to sharing photos with you all on Links 2 Home. As always, please let us know if you have any questions or concerns.

We have some reminders below that we ask for everyone to please read through.  We want to make sure to be making the most of our time together this month.

If you have any questions, the front office is available from 7:00am-5:30pm.  Please let us know if there is anything we can do for you.

Until next month, Shawna and Jen



November 2nd – Return Links to Learning Folders

November 3rd- Election Day

November 11th- Teacher Inservice- School Closed

November 20th- Classroom Thanksgiving Celebration

November 26th and 27th- Closed for Thanksgiving

November 30th- Links to Learning Folders go home


Open House


November 7th, 2020


For Parents and Teachers

The approaching change of season means an increased possibility of outdoor play!  Please be sure your child is dressed appropriately for outside play each day.  The mornings may indicate the need for hats and gloves, but the afternoons may be warm enough not to need them.  We monitor the weather daily and do go out if the “feels like” temperature is 32⁰ or higher.  The children do not stay out as long at a time when the temperature is closer to 32⁰, but they do go out.

For Parents

Please remember about our ACH program.  This automatic payment program makes paying for tuition easier than ever.  Payments will be drawn from your bank account early on the Tuesday following the invoice.  If you have any questions about our ACH payment method, please stop by the office or email us.

Heading out of town for a vacation?  Be sure to let us know if you would like to use your vacation credit for the week.  Families earn one week of free tuition per year and are eligible after six months of enrollment.

With the temperatures getting colder, we will be doing drop off and pick up a little different.  We will be having families pull up in a line.  We will be providing name cards for all of the families to place in their windows at pick up.  We will send out more information on the procedures.

Illness Policy Reminder 

Our parents are vital partners in helping us to maintain a safe and healthy environment for the students in our school. The most important thing you can do to assist us in creating a healthy environment is to keep your child home if they are ill. This reduces the spread of illness and allows your child to fully recuperate. For more information please see our Parent Handbook or reach out to a member of our administrative team.

Thanksgiving Celebrations  (Header 2)

Each of our classrooms will be celebrating Thanksgiving with a craft party and special treat on November 23rd. Students are making their own placemats and other Thanksgiving themed artwork to bring home to share with family members.

Love Our School? Review Us!

In today’s connected world, many families turn to online reviews to learn more about the reputation of schools. Just a reminder that you can find our school on Facebook, Google, Yelp and other online directories. We’d love more families like yours, so please consider spreading the word about our school.



  • The children will still be going outside as the weather cools down…please make sure they are dressed for outside play and have appropriate clothing in their cubby.
  • We encourage parents not to allow their children to bring outside food into the building except for special events. We have children with severe food allergies and we don’t want to experience an emergency because of an accidental allergic reaction.
  • Information for Consumer Product Safety Recalls: Website – cpsc.gov/en/recalls or Mobile app – RECALLS.GOV

Coming Up…

Open House


November 7th


4 New Thanksgiving Traditions To Start with Your Family This Year   

Thanksgiving is one of the few times each year when families all get together to celebrate. Over the years, your family has probably developed traditions like going to a parade, hosting dinner for your extended family, or watching your favorite football team play.

The holiday may look different this year, but that shouldn’t stop you from starting special, new traditions. Below are some ideas to try.

  1. Explore a Thanksgiving-themed sensory bin

Sensory bins are great for preschoolers of all ages to explore the colors, scents and textures of the season. Grab an empty bin and fill with festive items, such as leaves, water, mini pumpkins, pinecones and dried corn cobs. Don’t forget to add cups, tongs and spoons for filling and dumping.

  1. Create a gratitude board

Provide your child with a large poster board, family photos, magazines, markers, glue stick, and child-safe scissors, if age appropriate. Encourage him to search for photos of the people and things he is most thankful for this year. Help him write the phrase “Gratitude Board” at the top of the board, cut out the pictures and glue them down.

  1. Make a new dish

Find a new recipe to try this year, maybe it’s a twist on the classic mashed potatoes or a yummy new fruit pie. Get your child involved by asking him to follow multi-step directions, such as scooping, mixing and pouring ingredients. While the food is cooking, show him how you set the table and encourage him to replicate.

  1. Connect with family far away

You’ve probably had your fair share of video calls this year, but make an exception on Thanksgiving. You might not be able to see all your extended family members in person for the holiday. Set up a video call to make everyone feel included in your holiday festivities.



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