A Note From Our Principal
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! This month we are focusing on gratitude and connecting with our community. We are wrapping up our Northwest Harvest Food Drive on Friday, November 15th. We will then begin preparing for our Holiday Giving campaign which starts on November 25th. This year we are hosting a Giving Tree to benefit Hopelink, an organization that provides vital support for those in need right in our area. You are invited to choose a gift tag from our Giving Tree in the front office and purchase an item for a child in need. Return unwrapped items with tag attached by Friday, December 13th.
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. Children may not attend school until they have been symptom free for 24 hours if they display any of the following:
- Fever of 100 degrees of more—must be fever free for 24 hours with no fever-reducing medicine before returning to school
- Vomiting, diarrhea or stomach upset
- Heavy nasal discharge requiring wiping every 3-5 minutes
- Persistent, non-productive or barking cough
- Sore throat
- Skin rash
- Head lice
- Symptoms of a communicable disease
- Fussy, cranky behavior unlike child’s normal demeanor that may indicate illness
For more information please reach out to a member of our administrative team.
November 11th—SCHOOL CLOSED (Veterans Day)
November 13th—World Kindness Day
November 15th—Last Day for Northwest Harvest Food Drive donations
November 27th—NO SCHOOL – Conferences (Camp Available)
November 28th – SCHOOL CLOSED (Thanksgiving Break)
November 29th – SCHOOL CLOSED (Thanksgiving Break)
From Our Education Department
Fall Sensory Fun
Sensory play is a wonderful opportunity for children to explore textures, sights and scents of the fall season. Multisensory experiences help children retain information better, build new skills, and develop a lifelong love of learning. Below are three activities that you can try with your child this month.
1. Explore the Inside of a Pumpkin
Cut off the top of a pumpkin and give it to your child. Encourage him to reach inside, get a little messy, and feel the slimy texture. Encourage fine motor and math skills by asking him to pick out and count the seeds.
2. Create a Fall-Themed Sensory Bin
Take a nature walk with your child and collect leaves, pinecones, sticks and acorns. Encourage him to name and count each item. When you get home, fill a bin with rice or small pasta. Add in items found in nature, such as leaves, pinecones, sticks, and acorns. Give your child cups and spoons and encourage him to explore by scooping, digging, pouring and sorting.
3. Give a Pumpkin a Bath
Fill a sink or large bin with water, bubble bath solution, and a few small pumpkins. Provide your child with a sponge or brush and ask him to help you give the pumpkins a bath. He’ll love dunking the pumpkins in the water and scrubbing them clean.