A Note From Our Principal
Thank you to all who attended our Fall Festival! What an amazing event it was. We loved getting to spend extra time with you and seeing our students in their costumes is always memorable for our staff. November 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. Please reach out if you have any questions, concerns or need additional care/schedule changes during this time of year. We are grateful for you all. Happy Thanksgiving!
In our infant program, we start using baby sign language from the earliest months. Baby signs are common terms that have been modified and simplified from American Sign Language. The sign for this month is “more”. To sign the word “more”, make an “O” shape with each hand and tap together repeatedly.
You may have noticed that your toddler is becoming much more physically active. This month we will be challenging your toddler to be on the move. This movement is essential for developing strong muscles needed to master gross motor skills.
This month, your child will learn basic shapes, work on understanding same versus different, and identify his favorite foods.
This month, your child will describe the size of various objects, listen to different types of music, and learn about healthy sleep, food and exercise habits.
This month, your child will connect events in stories to his own life experiences, identify numerals 0-59 on a digital clock, and learn the roles of various community helpers.
Read Together, Talk Together
–Goodnight Moon by: Margaret Wise Brown
–The Wolf’s Chicken Stew by: Keiki Kasza
–Thanksgiving is for Giving Thanks by: Margaret Sutherland
Parent Information Reminders
We will be closed on Thursday, November 22nd and Friday, November 23rd for Thanksgiving but our hours the first of the week remain the same. Children in our School-Age programs are welcome to stay with us the week of the 19th as the public schools we support have various schedules for closure. We have fun fall events planned for each day and love having our older students spend extra time with us during Thanksgiving week. Please reach out to us if your child will be attending so we can staff accordingly.
Classroom Thanksgiving Celebrations—Friday, November 16th
We love celebrating Thanksgiving with our students so that we can share how much they mean to us and how much we all mean to each other. Our classes will be learning about Thanksgiving all month and will be making decorations to celebrate the season. On Friday, November 16th we are making a special turkey lunch for our students. Parents are welcome to attend but we will share lots of photos on Links 2 Home for those who cannot. Some classes are collecting small extras for the Thanksgiving lunch, please check with your child’s teacher for more information.
November 1st-21st – Canned Food Drive
November 4th – Fall Back (Daylight Savings Time)
November 5th-9th – Scholastic Book Fair
November 7th, 8th & 9th – Lifetouch Uniform Pictures
November 12th – Relay for Life Jeans Day $2
November 16th—Classroom Thanksgiving celebrations at lunchtime
November 19th-21st —Fall break camp for School-Age students
November 22nd & 23rd—CLOSED FOR THANKSGIVING
November 26th – Star Tree Begins
November 30th—Monthly parent folders go home
Thanksgiving is a time to connect with your family, friends, and loved ones. It’s the perfect opportunity to cook as a family and cooking with your children can be a rewarding activity. You get to see them grow up and learn new skills in the kitchen all the while making lasting memories.