November, 2013 Newsletter
In October we celebrated Elyssia and Benjamin’s birthdays. Kiley, Juliana, Samantha, Leo, and William were Miss Laura’s first Star Students and made beautiful presentations! We had a very well attended Back to School Night. I hope you enjoyed hearing about your child’s day and routines. Cattus Island came to us on Oct. 2nd with several reptiles. We watched with fascination as the educator taught us all about each reptile’s traits and habits. The Fire Department came on the 9th and 10th. We watched a fireman get into his uniform and put special equipment on, toured some trucks, and had a lesson on fire safety. We also had our first Friday Night Babysitting evening on the 25th. We hope the parents who took advantage of this had a wonderful evening out! Our next one will be in December and a flyer will be coming home in the middle of November.
All month we were preparing for Halloween fun. We had themes of leaves, pumpkins, monsters, and mummies; all of which were enhanced with literacy, science, social studies, and math components. We will culminate our month with our Halloween celebration on Thursday the 31st. Our full day students rotated between full afternoon weeks of math, language, social studies, and science, with literacy activities mixed in everyday. In November, our focus will be on Thanksgiving, Native Americans, and turkeys. Each week there will be a new letter of the week based on our theme.
To culminate our Thanksgiving unit, we will be having a Thanksgiving Feast on Wednesday, November 27th. Please join us that morning as the kids make a little presentation and then partake in their feast. A sheet with details about that day will come home after our November break. Our break is November 4th-November 8th.
Our fall fundraisers are due Friday, November 22nd. I would like to use the proceeds for a holiday magic show on December 16th as well as other programs this winter.
Please remember to pack your child a complete change of clothes each day, including an extra pair of shoes such as crocks. Label all jackets and clothes!
And finally, just a reminder to check every so often on our website, www.happydayspreschoolnj.com, for pictures of your kids in action. We very much appreciate your referrals and give $100 referral awards.