St. John’s Preschool Plus
October 2018 Newsletter
Fall is here and with the cooler weather fast approaching, we ask that you send your child to school with a light jacket that is labeled with your child’s name. Our themes this month include hot air balloons, pumpkins, spiders, harvest, fire safety, emotions, and Halloween.
Our first center-wide activity will be a visit from a police officer from the Northeast Command Substation on Wednesday, October 17th at 10:00 a.m. The officer will bring their unit and talk to the children about stranger danger. As always, if your child does not attend school on this date, they are still welcome to join us with an accompanying adult.
We will finish off the month will our annual costume parade. The children will parade around the church facility and receive goodies from the church staff. We ask that children do not wear scary costumes. Please consider assisting your child’s teacher(s) by walking with students during this event. The parade starts promptly at 10:00 a.m. Treat donations are welcome. Please drop them off at the preschool office by Friday, October 26th. Please keep in mind we are a nut-free program.
Fall conferences will take place on Thursday, October 11th. Please be sure to turn in your ASQ’s forms ASAP. Your child’s teacher will have a conference sign-up sheet posted and available for you to choose a time slot. Teachers schedule family conference twice a year to set goals and discuss your child’s progress and assessments. Childcare will not be available.
Individual, sibling, and class photos will take place on Wednesday, October 24th & Thursday, October 25th. Moji will using green screen technology; therefore they ask that students do not wear green on picture day. Moji does pre-paid orders. You will need to include your payment with your order form the day of photos. Make checks payable to MOJI. Schedules and times are listed below:
Sibling photos start at 9:15 a.m. in room 149. Class photos will start at 9:45 a.m. We will begin with our younger friends first.
We know that having real objects in the classroom environment has more power than photographs or words alone. Learning takes place when children are given the opportunity to use all their five senses as they explore nature. Below is a list of fall items you can donate to your child’s classroom:
pumpkins, gourds, pinecones or beautiful fall leaves.
Dates to Remember
Oct 11 – P/T conferences (no school)
Oct 12 – Fall Break (school closed)
Oct 17 – Visit from police department
Oct 24 & 25 – Individual & class photos
Oct 28 - UMC Fall Festival from 4:00-6:00
Oct 30 & 31 – Costume parade
In His love,
To everything there is a season, and a time to every matter under the heaven: