We are officially heading into HOLIDAY MODE! While the children have started practicing their Christmas songs for our Grandparents’ Day and Happy Birthday Jesus celebrations, I suppose we can’t start cranking the Christmas tunes quite yet…we still need to get through Thanksgiving first! Nonetheless, the holiday season is such a blessing and a joy to experience through the young eyes of preschoolers!
This past week had have so much fun with our Apple and Pumpkin Days. Classes were immersed in baking, painting, crafts, games, and so much more. A huge thanks to all who helped make this event a success!
There are several BIG events and happenings this month. Please be sure to read about them here to stay in the loop! 🙂
NEWS, NOTES & MORE
Payment Reminder – Underwood Farms – https://parent.smarttuition.com/
If you haven’t already, please remember to PAY for your child’s admission to Underwood Farms ONLINE through your Smart Tuition account. Payment for students and chaperones is due Friday, November 3.
Site Workday – A HUGE thank you to all the parents who helped out at our work day. It was an incredible show of support, hard work, and pure grit!
PCS Observation Day – November 16 @ 9:00 – If you are interested in PCS for your rising TK/Kindergartener, please come to one of our Observation Days. You will hear from Dr. Gray, view classrooms, and see us “in action!” Sign up online!
Echo Parenting Seminar – Thursday, November 2 @ 7:00
It is not too late to join the seminar on Challenging Behaviors. Join us in the PCS library. Parking will be available in the PCS and Preschool front lots.
Fall Festival– Saturday, November 4th – This is one of the most fun event events of the year! We are looking forward to seeing everyone there. If you didn’t pre-purchase tickets, they will be available at the door.
We have a few BIG events this month:
Day at the Farm, Stone Soup, and Grandparents’ Day!
Day at the Farm – November 14th. The older pod will be heading out on a field trip to Underwood Farms to enjoy a tractor ride, picking vegetables, and petting some farm animals. While the older kids are away at the farm, the younger pod will be enjoying a stay-trip and setting up their very own farm on campus to enjoy animals, crafts, games, and more!
Stone Soup – November 20 & 21 – This event is a long standing tradition at our school. It begins with all the classrooms reading the classic tale “Stone Soup“, a tale in which a community comes together to make a pot of soup. During Stone Soup Day, each student brings a veggie to contribute to their classroom’s pot of soup! Volunteers are needed and MVP hours abound…so please talk with your teacher about how you can join the fun!
Grandparents’ Day – November 30th – Calling all grandparents…this day is for YOU! Invitations were sent out to all grandparents’ whose families sent in an “Invitation Request Form.” If you didn’t send in a request, please contact Antoinette Andrews so your child’s grandparent/special friend can join the fun. Rooms 1 & 2 will present a song in the PCS Auditorium (see invitation). Rooms 3, 4 & 5 will present songs in their classrooms around 11:15.
PARENT TEACHER FELLOWSHIP (PTF):
Volunteer opportunities are available! Check back regularly as events are added as the year progresses. Please follow this link: https://signup.com/group/1186271400029
CLASSROOM TEACHER TREATS:
November 17 – Parents of Room 3
WE HUMBLY REQUEST…
Morning Drop – Offs – Please make drop offs very quick during “rush hour” (7:57 am – 8:45 am) as cars are lined out the driveway waiting to get in. Believe it or not…prior to 7:57 am, the lot wide open, so give it a try and have a low-stress drop-off!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, TEACHERS!!!
November 27th – Pam
CALENDAR OF EVENTS
Saturday, November 4 – Fall Festival
Friday, November 10 – Veteran’s Day Holiday – No School
Thursday, November 16 – Observation Day
November 20 & 21 – Stone Soup Days
November 22 – 24 – Thanksgiving Holidays
November 30 – Grandparents’ Day!
Saturday, December 2nd – Christmas Brunch and Kids Only Store
Thursday, December 14 – PCS Observation Day
Saturday, December 16 – Happy Birthday Jesus Party (10am-12pm)
December 20 & 21 – PJ and Hot Cocoa Day
December 22 – MINIMUM DAY
December 25 – January 5 – Christmas Holidays – School Closed