October 2017 Newsletter

Mrs. Harmon & Mrs. Coates



Dear Parents,


The calendar officially says autumn and Mrs. Coates and I do think that we detect cooler temperatures during our time on the playground – OK - wishful thinking! The children are very excited about the arrival of Fall. With cooler temperatures seems to come sickness. We had a very successful September in terms of keeping germs at bay (we are obsessive table cleaners)! Please keep your children home when they are sick, just because a fever is not present does not mean that they cannot share the germs of a cough.


This month we will focus on “The Need for Seeds” and all that is fun about Fall. We will also continue our alphabet program. The children love to sing the songs that go along with each letter! This month we will introduce Gg, Hh, Ii and Jj, along with continuing our journals as a center activity.


As you can see by our calendar, we will be celebrating our Fall Festival on Monday, October 30th. Our PTO has generously offered to absorb the cost of our petting zoo and pumpkins which means we will not have to pass that cost on to you. Please thank any of the PTO board members that you come across during the next few weeks, this was a very generous gift!  The children are invited to wear their costumes and participate in the parade on the day of the festival. Feel free to send a change of clothes for your child, we find that they enjoy the rest of the day more when not worrying about their costume. Please also remember that Benchmark policy states NO play weapons of any kind are allowed on campus.


Lucy   McCann (Maya's mom) has kindly agreed to chair the snack and craft portion of the fall festival. She has been given a list of the volunteers that signed up to help with this event Look for more information on what items are needed as the festival approaches!


A special "Thank You" to Jennifer Blum (Jacob's mom) for organizing and prepping our Art Masterpiece project for September. The morning ran smoothly and the project turned out beautifully!


Dates to remember


Oct. 3              School Pictures

Oct. 9-13        Book Fair

Oct. 13           Movie Night

Oct. 26 & 27     Early Dismissal 11:30                     

Oct. 30           Fall Festival

Warmest Regards,


Pam Harmon & Barb Coates