HAPPY NOVEMBER! Our VIRTUAL Fall Festival kicks off soon! Be sure to see below for more info on how you can participate and help support our school AND our Marion County community!
Now that Autumn is here with the leaves changing colors and cool crisp mornings, please remember to send your child in a warm jacket and hat. We continue to go outside in these cooler months and the children LOVE it! Also, please be sure to have your child(ren)'s name on coats, hats, and clothing. This is especially helpful since parents aren’t able to check their child’s cubby or backpack when picking up in the afternoons.
Thursday, November 26 - CLOSED
Friday, November 27 - CLOSED
Thursday, December 24 - CLOSING at 1 pm
Friday, December 25 - CLOSED
Thursday, December 31 - CLOSING at 4 pm
January 1 - CLOSED
As always, if you have any questions, please be sure to reach out to us.
Quote of the Month
Nov. 2-6 Favorite Authors and Books (letter J)
Nov. 9-13 Teddy Bears and other Cuddly Friends (letter B)
Nov. 16-20 Giving Thanks (letter T)
Nov. 23-27. Giving Thanks (no letter)
Developing Number Recognition: introduction to writing numbers, matching sets with numbers
Jack and Jill
Toddlers and Two’s Themes:
Nov. 2-6 Storybook Week
Nov. 9-13 Teddy Bears and Other Cuddly Friends
Nov. 16-20 Giving Thanks
Nov. 23-27 Giving Thanks
Color of the Month:
REMINDER: Daylight Savings ends on Sunday, November 1. Set your clocks BACK 1 hour on Saturday, October 31.
SAVE THE DATE! This year's Fall Festival will begin on November 4!
Due to Covid, unfortunately, this year we won’t be able to do the Fall Festival in-person. Instead, we will be hosting an online auction on November 4th-8th (midnight!) for the theme baskets and child-created canvas artwork! STAY TUNED TO OUR FACEBOOK PAGE FOR A LINK TO THE VIRTUAL EVENT!
**BE SURE TO INVITE YOUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY**
While our Fall Festival goes to support our Angel Tree project, we have had many parents reach out to us asking how they can be of more help! (Our families are AWESOME!)
So this year we will have five "trees" in the entryway for those families interested in sponsoring a child from The Salvation Army's Angel Tree program. Trees will be up from November 9-13.
Each tree will be decorated with a child’s name and ornaments listing items the child needs and wants for Christmas. If you would like to choose an ornament or ornaments off the trees and purchase the gift(s), please return to Polly Panda, unwrapped with the child’s ornament attached to the gift. Gifts need to be returned to us no later than Tuesday, Dec. 1.
Thank you in advance for your thoughtfulness and generosity in helping Marion Counties children in need have a Merry Christmas!
1 Year - Markie Niehaus. (Nov. 25, 2019)
13 Years - Kelly Eichenberger (Nov.26, 2007)
Employee of the Month
The November EOM is Jourdinn Kent!
Jourdinn comes to us with five years of child care experience. She joined our team a year ago as an infant caregiver. Jourdinn loves working with the infants as she loves to hold and rock them all day. She also enjoys watching the babies achieve their many milestones during their first year of life. Jourdinn is one of our most flexible employees as we sometimes ask her to work in other areas of the school. She eagerly says yes because she loves to float into different classrooms since it gives her a chance to learn something new from each age group she works with.
Jourdinn is currently taking general studies classes as she is unsure of a major. She does know that she wants to work with children.
When Jourdinn is not spoiling the babies or playing with the other kiddos she enjoys reading and doing art with her own daughter.