From the Principal’s Office
Fall has arrived with all it’s colors and festivities. We have some fun events happening this month including our annual Trunk-or-Treat and our no carve pumpkin decorating contest by the teachers.
October 21st is International Peace Day, a great day to do random acts of kindness and teach our future leaders about acceptance and peaceable living.
Parent reports will be sent out near the end of the month. Please take the time to review all that your child has learned, what they will be learning, and how you can help at home. Our teachers are happy to talk with you!!
As your little ones prepare for Halloween, please be sure to follow safety precautions for a smooth and fun evening.
Have a wonder”fall” October!
Peace and Harmony,
Christy and Tina
10/4- Scary Hair Day
10/12- Halloween Jammy Day
10/16- Monster Mix-Up Day
10/24- Haunter Head Gear Day
10/4- World Animal Day
10/21- International Day of
10/22-10/26- Pumpkin Contest
10/31- Trunk or Treat 10:00 a.m.
October is Halloween Safety Month. Make sure your child’s costumes are safe and you are aware of your environment. And never go out in the dark without a flashlight!
Welcome New Staff
Please help us welcome our new and talented staff!
We are so happy to have all of them on board here on the Isle!
Announcing our Annual No Carve Pumpkin Contest
Our teachers will be hard at work creating their pumpkins based on the theme of “delicious treats.”
The contest begins on the 22nd and judging ends on the 26th. Be prepared to be wowed and vote for your favorite!
Tina’s Book Corner
In honor of World Animal Day (10/4), books are a perfect vehicle to teach about our Earth’s precious animals and how to preserve their natural habitats. As you are reading, point out where the animals live, what they eat, and then learn a new fact. National Geographic publishes amazing non-fiction books for children on animals. I also recommend the following books as they are interactive; children love to learn through hands on activities such as lifting flaps, shining flashlights, and moving parts around.
My Wild Animal Book by Gulliver and Golding
Animal Homes/Peek Inside by Amanda Milbourne
Lift the Flap Questions and Answers about Animals by Katie Daynes
Secrets of the Rainforest: A Shine the Light Book by Brown and Nassner
Back by Popular Demand!
Our Second Annual Trunk-or-Treat Extravaganza
Come dressed in Halloween costumes and trunk-or-treat in our closed off parking lot on October 31st at 10:00 a.m.
We need parent volunteers to deck out their car trunks Halloween style and help pass out the treats we will be collecting. How creative can you get? Who will rise to the challenge? Sign up sheets will be posted in each classroom soon. This is a spooktacular event not to be missed!
October is National Pasta Month
Here is an easy and quick Halloween pasta dish sure to please the family, especially satisfying before the children go out trick-or-treating!
- Spinach Pasta any shape
- Your favorite pasta sauce from a jar or homemade
- String Cheese approx 1/2 per person
- Black olives or dark skinned veggies like zucchini
- Straws assorted sizes
Slice string cheese about 1/4″ thick. Cut the olives in half lengthwise.
Using the straws cut circles out of the cheese discs, using the same straw, cut pieces out of the olives. Place the olive pieces in the cheese pieces to make eyeballs.
Cook pasta according to directions. Top with a serving of pasta sauce and add eyeballs on top.
From our Education Department