October 2017 Director’s Letter

By | September 28, 2017

Dear Families,

Our Fall Fair was well attended and the weather turned out to be fantastic.  Thanks to Jael Khanna, Kelly Janco, Amy Crowley, Ashlee Stevens, and the parents that helped with bringing in items.  What a fun afternoon for families to meet each other and enjoy all of the activities.  Our new playground was also a big hit with the children.

General Membership Meeting:

We are having our first general membership meeting Monday, October 23 at 6:30.  For those of you new to WCK the General Membership Meeting is a great way to get further insight and voice options in regards to fall happenings at the school, fundraising, upcoming events, and our budget.  We are also hoping to have a guest speaker who will discuss a relevant parent/child topic; more details to follow.Babysitting will be provided.  We look forward to seeing you and receiving your feedback.  

Fall Maintenance Day:

We are having our clean-up day on Sunday, October 15 from 8-12.  Please drop by for an hour or two and help with odd jobs inside and outside our school.  This is your school and keeping it maintained is how we can make it a great place for the children.  A friendly reminder that families are required to attend either the fall or spring maintenance day as part of their cooperation obligation.

Maintenance Opportunity:

During the year, I will have some maintenance opportunities that can count for your maintenance requirement.  We have a table that the teachers would like a Lego top put onto it.  It needs the Lego top, cut to size and then secured onto the table.  We have all the parts, so if this is something that you are interested in, please let Patti know in the office.

Halloween Bingo:

We are having our Halloween Bingo night on Thursday, October 26th at 6:00 at Windham’s Golden Brook School, in the cafeteria.  This is a really fun event where the children and families can dress up for Halloween, play Bingo, and have a treat or two.  More details will go out later in the month.

Open House:

Our open house is Tuesday, October 17 from 6-8.  This is a chance for your child to show you their classroom.  You may drop in anytime between 6-8 and all family members are welcome.

Literacy in Action:

Our first session will begin on Thursday, October 5.  This program is open to any pre-k student.  If interested, please stop into the office and talk to Patti.  Literacy in action is a great way to have your child learn about literature, have some cooking fun, participate in alphabet review, and much more!  Jen Brand is looking forward to another year as the teacher of this program.

 

Square 1 Art:

Your child has been working on their square 1 art projects during classroom time.  These art masterpieces can be put onto a memorable keepsake and enjoyed for years to come.  Packets will be distributed during the week of October 16th and orders are due by October 27.  This is our fall fundraiser and is a great way to get a jump on the holiday shopping.

October Activities to do with your child:

Nature Walk – Take a walk with your child and collect items that relate to nature.  Bring them home and have your child describe them and sort them into categories.

Leaf Rubbings– Go outside and collect different types of leaves.  Lay them flat on a table and put a piece of paper over them.  Have your child rub a crayon over them..  Ask them the question, why are they the same or different?

A Spider Sandwich – You will need: 2 slices of bread, peanut butter or honey, raisins, and 8 pretzel sticks.  Cut 2 circles out of the bread with a cup or cookie cutter, spread the peanut butter or honey on top of one and put the other on top, make a face with the raisins, and add the 8 pretzel legs.  Eat it and enjoy!  (you can give the extra bread to the birds)

Great Educational Website – www.starfall.com

This is a fun website that helps to reinforce the alphabet and phonics.  It also has some great games for the children to interact with.

Labeling Items:

Please label all of your child’s outdoor clothing, backpack, and lunchbox.   This will help all of the teachers in identifying any child’s items.  Thanks!

 

Sincerely,

Debbie Bois

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