Header Image

November 2021 Newsletter

Image result for turkey november clip art

Happy November and a full month of giving thanks for so many great things.  Thank you all for sending in treats and pumpkins for our  Halloween celebration last month!  Seeing the children in their costumes is always memorable for our staff.  Everyone loved carving, exploring, and decorating pumpkins too.

Crisp days are here to stay.  Please be sure your child has seasonal and appropriate sized clothing.  Jackets are important  because we don’t want to miss any outside fun.  Sunscreen and water bottles can be taken home as well.

This will be a busy month as we head into the holiday season and we are looking forward to spending it with you and your children.

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 or feeling under the weather. 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.

School Closures For November:

Just a reminder that we are closed on Thursday, November 11th for  Teacher In-service Day.  We are also closed on Thursday, November 25th so that our staff can spend Thanksgiving with their families! Attendance sheets will be emailed soon so you can let us know your child’s schedule for the week of Thanksgiving.   Our teachers would like to take time off and we are unable to provide this to them until we have accurate child counts so we can maintain the classroom ratios.

Inclement Weather/Delays/Early Closures:

All changes in our operating schedule including closings, delays, and early closures will be communicated in several ways.  You will receive an email through Links2Home/Tadpoles with any changes in our operating schedule.  Information will also be posted on our website, on our voice mail, and on Channel 6 ABC.  Look for Chesterbrook Academy-Arrandale.

We are grateful for you all!  Have a safe and Happy Thanksgiving!

Mary Ellen, Heather, and Michele

From Our Education Department:

Ways to Celebrate American Indian & Alaska Native Heritage Month with Your Child

November is American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month. It is a time to honor the culture, accomplishments, and contributions of Native Americans. When children acknowledge and appreciate diverse cultures, they are helping to build a community of belonging and inclusion. Celebrate with your child this month by trying some of our ideas below.

1. Read books about American Indian and Alaska Native characters

Books are a wonderful way to expand your child’s awareness and appreciation of diverse cultures. A few of our favorites to celebrate American Indians and Alaska Natives include, “Fry Bread: A Native American Family Story” by Kevin Noble Maillard, “We are Water Protectors” by Carole Lindstrom, and “Mama, Do You Love Me?” by Barbara M. Joosse.

2. Make a traditional meal

The diet of American Indians and Alaska Natives included vegetables found on the land around them. This month, cook the traditional ”three sisters” (corn, squash, beans) soup. Encourage your child to help measure, scoop and pour the ingredients.

3. Explore your region’s resources

Check your local area for festivals or museums with Native American exhibits. Libraries and schools also often host events, such as dance performances and puppet shows for younger children. Afterwards, ask your child about some of the favorite things they saw.

4. Take a nature walk

Explain to your child that connecting with nature was an important part of Native American culture. November is a great time to get outdoors and take a walk together. Talk about the things you see, hear, and smell around you.

This entry was posted in Exton. Bookmark the permalink. Both comments and trackbacks are currently closed.