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Patti's Preschool Newsletter, November 2023

Our November theme is All About Families. Our lesson plans will include finger plays, songs, books, and flannel board stories about families. The children will be making family trees, special family books, and family graphs. Thanksgiving is also part of our November theme so watch for some fun Thanksgiving Day projects.

Scholastic book orders are due Friday morning, November 10th. Ordering online is easy using our class code: GW3RF – just ask Sandy or Megan at the front desk. We receive free books for the school with every parent order placed. Thanks for ordering!

Celebrating birthdays this month are Brielle, Hanna, Amelia E., Banks, Holly, Oliver A., Olivia, Kennedy, and Maverick! Our wonderful Room 1 teacher, Ms. Taryn, is also celebrating her birthday this month. We hope everyone has a fun time celebrating!

We are looking forward to our Thanksgiving feast on Tuesday, November 21st and Wednesday, November 22nd. We are asking parents to send a dessert or paper products (plates, napkins) for the feast. Sign-up sheets will be posted in the classrooms. Please send a lunch for your child if he/she doesn’t participate in our hot lunch program.

We will be closed November 23rd and 24th for Thanksgiving. Please let Sandy or Megan know if your child will be absent during Thanksgiving week. We would like to know by November 10th.

Our Halloween party was a smashing hit this year! We sincerely appreciated the thoughtful donations from our super parents for the Halloween festivities. Everything on our wish lists was provided which made our event fun and memorable. Thank you to everyone who stopped by and participated! You made it extra special for everyone!

We are grateful to Sam and Victor Nguyen for generously donating mini donuts for the children to decorate on Halloween! The children enjoyed making their spooktacular creations! It was a sweet treat for all!

We were delighted with the wonderful response to our Read for the Record campaign to promote early literacy. We’d like to thank our terrific readersLynn Davis, Allyson Moser, Michelle Stocker, Catherine Sullivan, Kerry Russell, Steve Holtz, Lindsay Kimmes, Shanna Matthews, Katie Walker, Laura Zellmer, and Shannon Davis.

The youth ballet company, Ballet Etudes, from the Huntington Academy of Dance will be at school on Thursday, November 16th at 10am. We’re so excited to have a performance and small demonstration of The Nutcracker for the entire school! We always enjoy the dancers and our students love the costumes! It is a wonderful way to get into the holiday spirit! We’ll send home brochures for their upcoming performances in HB.

Next month we’re having free vision screenings provided by the Elks Preschool Vision Screening Program. Release forms will be sent home for parents to complete. Please return the forms to the front office if you’d like your child to participate.


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