A Note From Our Principal,
Our classrooms have been busy celebrating the change of seasons. The first week of November and we’ve seen an array of cultural celebrations, garden clean up, and preparations for a month of giving. Children have been leading our school with festivities, charity donations, gratitude cards and sharing amongst one another. I encourage you to reach out to your child’s teacher to share a seasonal tradition that you have for this month or even next month. We would love to hear more about it and share it with our classrooms.
Holiday Food Collections
A huge thank you to everyone who purchased items from the For Small Hands catalog in October. Your dollars spent helped earn $100 towards classroom materials. This year the monies will go towards purchasing multicultural musical instruments for each classroom.
In November we will have a food drive collecting food for the Women’s and Children’s Alliance. Please bring in any non-perishable food items from November 8-17th and we will deliver the week of Thanksgiving.
In December we will be partnering with Boise Angels and their Love Box program. There will be a Giving Tree set up in the lobby starting on the week of Thanksgiving. If you and your child would like to participate, you are welcome to select a gift tag from the tree listing an item to donate towards the program. Boise Angels is a non-profit organization that supports families and children currently in foster care placement.
Cold Weather at School
Safety during the winter season is our top priority while at school. Please help us with being prepared for the weather by the following items.
- Daily screen your child for any illness like symptoms as well as for fever. Please do not bring your child to school if they are not well.
- Classrooms will participate in outdoor play every day. Be sure to dress your child appropriately for the weather as well as update your child’s extra clothing bag kept at school. Pro tip: Label everything! There are always multiple pairs of black boots/gloves/jackets etc.
- Help keep our neighbors and children safe, DRIVE SLOWLY & watch out for unseen obstacles while in our parking lot. During the winter months we will have a company that will shovel and de-ice our parking lot and sidewalks. However still use caution; depending on the application time, the surfaces can still be slippery.
- Weather caused delays or closures for our school can sometimes effect operating hours. In the event that a delay or early release is determined, we will send out notifications to families via text, email, update our website and report to the local news. Early morning school closures will be determined prior to 6 am. Please call the school for updates or tune into KTVB for information regarding school closures.
November 7 – Daylight Savings
November 8 – Retake Picture Orders Due
November 8 – Last day to submit November Scholastic Book Club orders
November 11—SCHOOL CLOSED FOR VETRAN’S DAY (No childcare will be offered during this day)
November 12 – School Spirit Dress Up Day: Mix-Match Style
November 20 – Last day to submit December schedule changes
November 22 — Winter Camp information and signup sent with weekly update
November 24-26—SCHOOL CLOSED FOR THANKSGIVING BREAK
November 30—Student progress reports mailed home
We are partnering with American Montessori Society to provide our families with more of a deeper dive into Montessori methodology. Follow this link to read up on ways to implement the power of “observation” at home as well as looking at the “activity and work” of children.