Thursday, October 25, 2012
There is certainly a lot of excitement around school these days. The kids were thrilled with the first snow of the season today and are definitely pumped about Halloween and Fun Fest. The school is in need of many more volunteers for Fun Fest on Friday. If you can help make this night a fun one please sign up on the bulletin board near the commons. What follows is a note from the office about our Halloween festivities next Wednesday.
Halloween Parade and Party – Wednesday, October 31, 2:00 p.m.!!
The Costumes! Costumes should come to school in a marked bag, not worn to school. Please make the costume easy to put on and keep the swords, lances & pokey things at home—they create problems with the excitement of the occasion. We also ask costumes to be in good taste and not involve blood or violence. Extremely frightening masks are not allowed. Parents are welcome to come and help children dress. We will start dressing at 1:45 PM. Younger Kid girls will dress in Holly’s classroom while boys will be changing in Seth’s
The Parade! The costume parade starts at 2:00! Weather will influence the parade route. We like parading outside, but if this is not possible we will parade through the school. The parade will circle several times so you can see all the fun costumes.
The Party! Classroom parents are being coordinated on the supplies and food needed for the party treats and the fun when the children return to their classes.
We need your help! Recently we have noticed that the number of students arriving late has increased a great deal. We start our day with calendar and schedule activities right at 8:30. This is a time for our class to touch base, learn about the schedule for the day and hear instructions on what they are meant to be working on. We think it is important that students are here for this time. Our classrooms open at 8:00 and the kids are given Free Choice time in the classroom until 8:30. Being here early to socialize with friends can also be of great assistance to kids who like having time to chat with their friends at the start of their days. After our initial activities we start on our first work time of the day. Missing out on instructions for these activities makes it difficult for our students to settle into the morning. Missing morning meeting times and worksessions makes it more challenging for our students to meet their goals. We understand how challenging it can be to get out the door in the morning and recognize that there are sometimes individual occurrences that interfere with arriving on time. We appreciate you making the effort to get your kids ready to start their school days by 8:30.
We hope to see you all at Fun Fest tomorrow night!
Next weeks sharing theme is…………
Something Red, White and Blue
Have a good weekend!
Seth and Holly