A Note from Our Principal
We had so much fun last month engaging in fall lessons, pumpkin themed activities, and
classroom celebrations. We also loved seeing so many of you at our Fall Festival! This month,
we are focusing on gratitude, connecting with others, and sharing family traditions. Thank you
for allowing us to teach and care for your children.
Our students will be celebrating Thanksgiving with fun classroom activities on November 17th
and 18th . More details to come via Links 2 Home.
Family Survey Reminder
Our enrolled family survey launched in October. If you have not received the email, please let us
know so we can request it be resent. The survey provides the opportunity for you to give us
feedback anonymously on our strengths and areas we can work on. Survey closes November 18.
As a reminder, please make sure to refresh the spare clothing in your child’s cubby. Take home
anything that no longer fits and leave a spare set of well-fitting, weather-appropriate clothes.
American Indian & Alaska Native Heritage Month
November is American Indian & Alaska Native Heritage Month. It is a time to honor their
culture, accomplishments, and contributions. When children acknowledge and appreciate diverse
cultures, they are helping to build a community of belonging and inclusion. We will be
celebrating in our classrooms by reading books with Native American characters, making a
traditional meal, and exploring nature which is an important part of the Native American culture!
November 8 – STEM/STEAM Day
November 11 – School Closed for Veterans Day
November 14 and 15 Picture Day
November 18- Thanksgiving Luncheon/ Parents are Welcome
November 23-Closing at 3:00pm
November 24 – School Closed for Thanksgiving
November 25- School Closed for Thanksgiving
November 30 – End of Month Folders go home
New on Our Preschool Blog5 Easy STEM Activities to Try This Month at Home
Did you know… National STEM/STEAM Day is November 8th! We believe that
introducing these concepts in preschool is important to help children build problem, solving, reasoning, and critical thinking skills, as well as self-confidence and self direction.
All year long, our students work collaboratively to create vehicles using cardboard
boxes, make containers to grow plants, and build cities out of blocks. They use hands-on materials to explore and understand math concepts such as pattern, size, and shape.
They even become mini scientists by making predictions, experimenting, and charting
Below are a few ways to continue STEM/STEAM education at home.
1. Chia Seed Jar
Gather a mason jar, a cup of water, and a teaspoon of chia seeds. Ask your child to
place the chia seeds into the jar and pour the water on top. Assist if needed. Cover the
top of the jar with a cheesecloth and secure with a rubber band. Let the jar sit
overnight. The next day, drain the water. The chia seeds should begin sprouting in a
few days. Ask your child to predict how tall the seeds will grow and record the results.
2. Baking Soda Art
Cover the bottom of a tray with baking soda. In a separate bowl, add vinegar and food
coloring. Using a dropper, ask your child to pick up the vinegar and drop it into the
baking soda. They’ll love watching the fizzy experiment. Use different shades of food
coloring and encourage your child to create unique art in the tray.
3. Sink or Float Experiment
Fill a large bin or bathtub with water. Provide your child with various seasonal items,
such as pinecones, leaves, and mini pumpkins. Ask them to predict whether each
object would sink or float. Conduct the experiment to see if their hypotheses were
4. Unique Creations
No need to go shopping! Use materials found around your home to design and build
unique creations. Some easy ideas include making binoculars with toilet paper tubes
and tape, building a fort using pillows, assembling a tower from magazines, and
creating a necklace using macaroni and string.
5. Ice Melting Activity
Conduct an experiment to see where ice would melt the fastest inside your home.
Place ice cubes in bowls in different rooms, such as a bedroom, the kitchen, and
garage. Ask your child to predict which bowl of ice would melt the fastest.