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October Newsletter 2018

Happy October and Happy Fall to everyone! We have had a wonderful first few weeks of school and it seems like everyone has made a smooth transition! Thank you for all your support and cooperation. We really appreciate it!!

Events this month:

Orchard Field trip on Friday, October 5th– Students will be going to the Wiard’s Orchard. During this trip, they will be able to pick an apple and a small pumpkin. They will also enjoy a cup of apple cider and a donut. The students will get to go on a wagon ride, enjoy the corn maze, petting farm and much more! There will be NO SCHOOL for Preprimary and Elementary students who are not signed up for the trip.

Playground Attire: With cooler fall days upon us, please make sure your children are equipped to handle the variable weather outside with proper warm attire; clearly labelled.

Health Policy: Please be guided by your child as the season of flu, fevers and other contagious diseases continue. Children who have a fever, must be symptom free without medication for at least 24 hours before they return to school. Please refer to our Parent Handbook regarding our health policy. Also, please report absences to the school if your child is sick.

Halloween Celebration- Wednesday, October 31st will be our Halloween celebration! Information on this celebration will be sent home soon. Like every year, we are going to have an early dismissal at 3:30pm for all children. School will be open from 7am-3:30pm and all students may attend the program they are signed up for. There is no PM care on this day.

Looking Forward:

November 7th and 8th– School Portraits for all Half and Full day students. More information to follow.

November 9th– Talent Show –6:00-7:30 pm. More information to follow.

November 9th- First marking period ends.

November 16th- Parent- Teacher conferences. Sign up genius email will be sent out mid October.

November 16th- After School activities session I ends.

November 22nd-23rd- Thanksgiving break. NO SCHOOL.

Home School Connection (taken from www.montessori.com)

Children grow and thrive when they are in dependable relationships that provide love, security and support. We want both you and your children to feel safe, accepted and valued at our school. We want you to feel a sense of belonging to our community. Therefore, it is important you communicate openly with school staff and keep them informed of current events at home.

Other ways you can build relationships with your school community include:

Listen: Work with the school director and your child’s teacher to build and maintain a trusting, open and honest relationship. Keep the lines of communication open and listen to each other’s perspectives and expertise.

Participate in your child’s classroom activities: Go on a class field trip, share a special interest or talent. When you come into the classroom you might read stories with children, sing songs, play games or help with special projects/classroom materials.

Offer to share what you do professionally and lend your “tools of the trade” with your child’s class to explore: Even though you may think that your job is not very interesting, children will be fascinated. Whatever your profession is, children will be very interested in knowing what you do and in the tools and equipment you use to do your job.

Get to know your child’s teachers as well as the other children and families around you. Network with other parents to form carpooling groups, play dates or to swap recipes.

Becoming involved will benefit your child. We invite you to establish relationships and become an active member of your school community.

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