A Note From Our Principal
We hope your children enjoyed their fall lessons, pumpkin-themed activities, and classroom celebrations last month. Seeing our students enjoy their Halloween costumes is one of the highlights of the year for us. Thank you for allowing us to be part of these special occasions! This month we are focusing on gratitude and connecting with others. We have many special activities planned for our students and are looking forward to sharing photos with you all on Links 2 Home. As always, please let us know if you have any questions or concerns.
Each of our classrooms will be celebrating Thanksgiving with gratitude and care. Each class will be reading “Stone Soup” throughout the month in preparation for our class lunch on November 19th. Students will work together to make Stone Soup and enjoy their soup as a class. Please check your parent board to sign up to bring something and include your child in this process. We look forward to celebrating a time of community and teamwork.
Community Service Projects
As a part of our program, our school participates in multiple Community Projects in order to give back and work together to help various programs within our community. Starting this month we will be hosting a Holiday Giving Project. More info to come!
Parent Survey Reminder
Our enrolled parent survey launched in October. If you have not received the email, please let us know so we can request it be resent. The survey provides the opportunity for you to give us feedback anonymously on our strengths and areas we can work on. The survey closes on November 19.
November 11: Closed for Veteran’s Day
November 12: Dress up day – Red, White, and Blue!
November 19: “Stone Soup” celebration
November 24-26: Closed for Thanksgiving
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Ways to Celebrate American Indian & Alaska Native Heritage Month with Your Child
November is American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month. It is a time to honor the culture, accomplishments, and contributions of Native Americans. When children acknowledge and appreciate diverse cultures, they are helping to build a community of belonging and inclusion. Celebrate with your child this month by trying some of our ideas below.
- Read books about American Indian and Alaska Native characters
Books are a wonderful way to expand your child’s awareness and appreciation of diverse cultures. A few of our favorites to celebrate American Indians and Alaska Natives include, “Fry Bread: A Native American Family Story” by Kevin Noble Maillard, “We are Water Protectors” by Carole Lindstrom, and “Mama, Do You Love Me?” by Barbara M. Joosse.
- Make a traditional meal
The diet of American Indians and Alaska Natives included vegetables found on the land around them. This month, cook the traditional ”three sisters” (corn, squash, beans) soup. Encourage your child to help measure, scoop, and pour the ingredients.
- Explore your region’s resources
Check your local area for festivals or museums with Native American exhibits. Libraries and schools also often host events, such as dance performances and puppet shows for younger children. Afterward, ask your child about some of the favorite things they saw.
- Take a nature walk
Explain to your child that connecting with nature was an important part of Native American culture. November is a great time to get outdoors and take a walk together. Talk about the things you see, hear, and smell around you.