November 2008 Parent Newsletter
Themes for November
Thanksgiving Turkey Elections Kinder Konzert Children’s Theatre Advent
The following are a list of some of the books we will be reading in class this month:
Thanks for Thanksgiving by Julie Markes
Celebrating Thanksgiving: Giving Thanks by Joel Kupperstein
Thanksgiving is for Giving Thanks by Margaret Sutherland
A Plump and Perky Turkey by Teresa Bateman
A Few Reminders …
• There will be no school Thursday, 11/6 and Friday, 11/7 for parent/teacher
conferences and from Wed., 11/26 - Friday 11/ 28 for our Thanksgiving break.
• With daylight savings time ending on November 2, please keep in mind that
children need to get plenty of sleep so that they are happy and well-rested.
Children who eat a good breakfast and get plenty of rest are happy to be at school
and are better learners!
• As winter approaches, please remember to label all hats, mittens and coats.
Boots are not necessary to wear to school during the snowy months.
Conferences will be held on Thursday, 11/6 and Friday, 11/7. Sign up sheets will be
outside of your child’s classroom. There will be no school on these days. A child care
co-op is available. Please look for information on the bulletin board.
St. Stephen is a voting place for two precincts. We are anticipating a record turnout and
we ask that our preschool families please park in the south lot. The south doors will be
open for preschool that day. Thank you.
St. Stephen Preschool Fundraiser
Our Linder’s fundraiser is in full swing. Fundraising envelopes were sent home on
Monday, 10/13 and Tuesday, 10/14. If you have not seen this, please see Julie Walworth
for another one. All money and orders should be turned in by Thursday, 11/6 at 1:00
p.m. Your wreath orders will be ready for pick up; Wednesday, 11/19, 8:30 a.m. –
1:00 p.m., and Thursday, 11/20, 8:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
We need volunteers to help us with distribution of the wreath orders! Please sign up
on the sheets by the preschool entrance. See Diane Chamberlain or Julie Walworth
with any questions.
Parent Education Seminar
On Wednesday, 11/12 at 6:00 pm, there will be a seminar entitled “Managing Stress:
The Road to Resiliency” presented by Rev. David Brueshoff. Dr. Brueshoff is a licensed
marriage therapist, Certified Family Life Educator, and Parent Educator and is an
excellent speaker and has so much information to offer. It is part of our Wednesday night
programs and all are welcome! Come for our dinner from 5 – 6:00 p.m. ($2.00/person)
and there are activities for children of all ages. Please see Julie with any questions.
4/5 Year Old Field Trip To Kinder Konzert
On Friday, 11/21 our 4 and 5 year olds will attend a concert at Orchestra Hall. Our
teachers will prepare them for this wonderful experience. Permission slips will be sent
home in the next week.
3/4 Year Old Onsite Field Trip
On Monday, 11/10 and Tuesday 11/11, our 3 and 4 year olds will participate in a creative
storytelling workshop presented by The Children’s Theatre Company. The presentation
will bring story to life through movement and acting exercises based on curriculum
already taught in class.
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