A Note from Our Principal
We hope your children enjoyed their fall lessons, pumpkin themed activities and classroom celebrations during the month of October. thank you to all that were able to attend our fall festival, it was a huge success! Seeing our students enjoy their Halloween costumes and fall attire is one of the highlights of the year for us here at Discovery Isle. We had a wonderful turnout for our Halloween Parade. We are sorry not all families were able to make it, but please know there will be several more opportunities for gatherings throughout the year. We recognize it is challenging to leave work during the day and have made sure event times are varying so many are able to participate at one time or another. Thank you for allowing us to be part of these special occasions and please reach out should you have any suggestions for future events.!
For the month of November, we are focusing on gratitude and connecting with others. We also will be speaking with the children about what they are thankful for and what means a lot to them. Being thankful is a simple concept that takes no time at all, and it’s so rewarding to see that idea established in our students at such a young age. Children who show gratitude grow into community helpers, ambitious leaders, and super citizens of the world! I know we have several of those standing right before us in our classrooms each and every day!
The holidays are a time for giving, and as you know, our school is doing our part in giving back to those in need. We greatly appreciate all the parent support with these initiatives, in the midst of the hustle and bustle of the holiday season. The donations not only matter to those who receive them, but our students are so proud to help others. This November, we will be partnering with Casa de Amparo to being them donations off of their amazon wish list. We are thankful for such a wonderful community!
Thank you for being part of our school,
Innovative Therapy for Kids will be at our school conducting Speech and Language Screenings the week of November 7 and 14. Please fill out the it4k.pdf if you are interested in having your child screened.
Benefits of Early Intervention:
Speech therapy has a significant impact on child development. It improves their ability to communicate, interact with others, and improves their social and emotional development. Changes as a result of therapy are often seen quickly in a child’s ability to communicate and understand the world.
Communication skills are critical for a productive life. Left untreated, a communication disorder can have a life-long effect on social development, interpersonal relationships, the ability to learn, and on ultimate independence.
Young children develop the majority of their speech and language skills in the first three years of life. During this time, this learning influences how the brain develops. Early Intervention is critically important because infants, toddlers, and preschoolers have developing brains that are designed to learn communication and swallowing skills. If there is a problem with that development, therapy should be started as soon as possible to take advantage of this period of brain development.
Friendship Feast, 11/17/2022 at 11:00am
Our students will be celebrating Thanksgiving with fun classroom activities. This year we will be able to extend an invite to families to celebrate our annual Friendship Feast . This event takes place during lunch. Parent volunteers and guests are welcome to join us. Potluck and sign-up sheet to follow.
Family Survey Reminder
Our enrolled family 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. Survey closes November 18. Thank you for your feedback!
As a reminder, please make sure to refresh the spare clothing in your child’s cubby. Take home anything that no longer fits and leave a spare set of well-fitting, weather-appropriate clothes. Please ensure all items are labeled with your child’s first and last name.
American Indian & Alaska Native Heritage Month
November is American Indian & Alaska Native Heritage Month. It is a time to honor their culture, accomplishments, and contributions. When children acknowledge and appreciate diverse cultures, they are helping to build a community of belonging and inclusion. We will be celebrating in our classrooms by reading books with Native American characters, making a traditional meal, and exploring nature which is an important part of the Native American culture!
National Hiring Day- Wednesday, November 16th
We are a community of passionate educators, and we are seeking experienced and entry-level educators who will ignite a fire within their students, inspiring them to become lifelong
learners, ultimately making a positive impact on each child’s unique educational journey. Our goal is to uplift each other, work together, and uphold our guiding educational philosophy,
providing the perfect balance of learning and play®. We partner with parents by engaging in consistent communication and providing daily snapshots of their child’s day. We embrace a culture of care—physically, emotionally, socially, and intellectually, both in and out of the classroom. Please refer any individuals you know who may be interested in a position.
Please see November 2022 Events
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