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October is Spook-tacular!

Autumn weather is here and Halloween is quickly approaching! We have some spook-tacular things planned! But first I want to thank our Goddard Family for all their help and support! Our fundraisers were a huge success! We could not have done it with out you!

To get us in the Halloween spirit, we are hosting a Halloween Howl at our school on Tuesday, October 27th at 6:30 PM! Come out and join us! There will be light refreshments, fun games, pumpkin decorating and festive music!

Friday, October 30th we will be celebrating Halloween at our school! We will start off our day with a Halloween Magic Show in the morning! All Goddard families are invited to the Halloween Parade at 3:45 PM! The children will be parading in their costumes promptly at 3:45, so get here early! After the parade there will still be enough time to Trick-or-Treat with your family! Go out and have fun!

While Trick-or-Treating, remember these safety tips!

1. Remember to walk.

2. Take a flashlight so see where you are going.

3. Walk on the sidewalk.

4. Make sure your costume does not drag.

5. If you wear a mask, be sure you can see out of it.

6. Trick or Treat at the homes of people you know.

7. Go with an adult.

8. Have someone check your candy before eating it.

9. Wear something reflective or take a glow stick so people can see you in the dark.

10. Have fun! Boo!

 

HAPPY HALLOWEEN

It`s late and we are sleepy,
The air is cold and still.
Our jack-o-lantern grins at us
Upon the window sill.
We`re stuffed with cake and candy
And we`ve had a lot of fun,
But now it`s time to go to bed
And dream of all we`ve done.
We`ll dream of ghosts and goblins
And of witches that we`ve seen,
And we`ll dream of trick-or-treating
On this happy Halloween.

-Author Unknown, www.familyfun.ie

 

Written by: Kara Scott

Halloween Fun

Halloween Reminders:

Halloween Parade is Friday, October 31st at 3:45pm. The school is closing immediately following the parade at 4:00pm so everyone can enjoy Trick or Treating with their family.
Please bring your child’s costume in a bag labeled with their first and last name.

Here are some Halloween Safety Tips:
1. Remember to walk.
2. Take a flashlight so see where you are going.
3. Walk on the sidewalk.
4. Make sure your costume does not drag.
5. If you wear a mask, be sure you can see out of it.
6. Trick or Treat at the homes of people you know.
7. Go with an adult.
8. Have someone check your candy before eating it.
9. Wear something reflective or take a glow stick so people can see you in the dark.
10. Have fun! Boo!

“When witches go riding,
and black cats are seen,
the moon laughs and whispers,
‘tis near Halloween.”
~Author Unknown

October News

Our Monthly theme is Community Helpers!!! During this month your child(ren) will be learning about:

Community Helpers!

Friends Around the Neighborhood!

Halloween!

Important dates to know:

Oct. 1st – Fire Truck Visits!

Oct. 9th – Picture Day for Lions, Cheetahs, Chimps, Giraffes and siblings

Oct.10th – Picture Day for Elephants, Zebras and Crocodiles

Oct. 15th – Wear Black Day!

Oct. 24th – Crazy Sock Day!

Oct. 29th – Decorate a Pumpkin!

Oct. 31st – Magic Show at 10 A.M. , Parade at 3:45, School CLOSES directly after parade!

News to know:

1. Halloween Parade – It is on the playground on Oct. 31st at 3:45 p.m. The teachers will be dressing the children for the parade so send in your child(ren)’s costume in a bag with their name on it. The school will be CLOSING directly following the parade at 4 p.m. to allow the families to go home and enjoy trick -or- treating with their child(ren).

2. Fall Fundraiser – The fundraiser will be distributed in a few days. The proceeds from this will help us pay for extra activities for the children. Please return orders by Oct.13th.

3. Picture Day – Lions, Chimps, Cheetahs, Giraffes and siblings will be photographed on Oct. 9th and Elephants, Zebras and Crocodiles will be Oct. 10th. The proofs will return in a few weeks with order forms if you are interested in placing orders.

4. Book Fair – Thank you to all of our families who purchased books. We were able to place over $700 in new books into our classrooms.

As we all can feel the weather is changing and Fall is amongst us so please make sure your child(ren)’s extra clothes are the correct size and match the season!

October gave a party;
The leaves by hundreds came,—
The Ashes, Oaks, and Maples,
And leaves of every name.
The sunshine spread a carpet,
And every thing was grand;
Miss Weather led the dancing;
Professor Wind, the band….
The sight was like a rainbow
New-fallen from the sky….
~George Cooper, “October’s Party”

Written by: Kim Hensinger

October News

Fall - Family C />Community Helpers

During the month of October your child (ren) will be learning about a variety of community helpers and their important jobs. We will be experiencing a Dental Puppet Show on the 8th and the Fire Truck will visit on the 11th!!!

Here are some other activities to look forward to during October:

Picture Day – 9th and 10th
Wear Black Day – 16th
Crazy Sock Day – 25th
Decorate A Pumpkin – 30th
Halloween Magic Show – 31st

Our fun Halloween Parade will be at 3:45 on the 31st. Please send in your child’s costume in a bag for the teachers will be dressing your child (ren) for the parade. Due to the large amount of children in our school, parents will not be allowed in the school to dress their child (ren) for the parade. Please come cheer on and enjoy watching your child (ren) use their imaginations and experience one of childhoods funnest Holidays!!!! The school will close immediately afterward at 4:00 p.m. so you can continue your celebration at home with your families!!

Picture Day is split into 2 days so here are the class schedules: Lions, Chimps, Cheetahs and Giraffes as well as siblings of these groups will be on Wednesday the 9th. Elephants, Zebras, and Crocodiles will be photographed on Thursday the 10th.

“Listen! The wind is rising, and the air is wild with leaves, We have had our summer evenings, now for October eves! “(Quote by – Humbert Wolfe)

Written by: Kim Hensinger

Food for the Fall

Food for the Fall

Fall - Infant

Are you ready for the rush of sugar and sweets that come with Halloween?  It may not be as scary as you thought.  Many parents think that high-sugar foods like soft drinks, candy, cake and ice cream cause their children to be “hyper.”  However, there is scientific proof that sugar may actually have a calming effect and that it actually might determine more on the environment and activity going on then the food itself.  Attending a party or dressing up in a costume are not every day events and are very exciting for a child of any age.  You should still limit or control the amount of high-sugar foods your child consumes; it’s just not as scary when they splurge on special occasions.

Breakfast Ideas Before School

We have all heard the statement that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, well it’s true! It is a known fact that children perform better at school when they start the day with a good breakfast.  We all know how crazy mornings can be so here
are some tips for good, quick and fun breakfasts:

  • A peanut butter and banana sandwich and glass of milk is a favorite of young
    ones.  It provides calcium, protein, and one serving of fruit.
  • Top cold or hot cereal with fresh or canned fruit.
  • Serve 100% fruit or vegetable juice.
  • A cereal bar and milk is yummy and quick.
  • Bagels with fruit spread or low-fat cream cheese are great on the go.
  • Make egg sandwiches the night before, wrap tightly in plastic wrap and microwave to warm slightly in the morning for a quick breakfast.

The fall is a fun season with a lot of changes. Between schedules for school, holidays and weather, there is always something different.  Hopefully, these tips will make the transitions easier!

Written by: Kim Hensinger