2160 Washington Ave, Seaford, NY 11783

516.785.0070

Seaford Community Preschool

 

November Newsletter

In addition to this month’s classroom learning curriculum, we look forward to learning more about the season of Fall, learning about the importance of voting, learning about the first Thanksgiving, being thankful, remembering our Veterans and so much more!

School Closings: Please note the preschool will be closed Tuesday, November 6th for Election Day, Monday, November 12th for Veteran’s Day, Thursday, November 22nd and Friday, November 23rd for Thanksgiving. 

Library trip: The walking trip to the Seaford Library has been rescheduled for the 2x2, 3x2 and 4x5 classes for Thursday, November 1st.  We will be asking for two parent volunteers for the 3x2 and 4x5 classes to attend the trip with us. Parents who have volunteered to attend the trip with us will remain at school following drop-off.  For the  2x2 class, every child will need an adult to accompany them- see the sign-up sheet on the Turquoise Room bulletin board to indicate the adult that will be attend with the child.

Once all students have arrived at school we will start walking over to the library.  The students will return back to the preschool after the library program and return to their classes until the school day is over.

Your Vote Counts:  Even preschoolers can have a say! We are giving our preschoolers an opportunity to have their opinion count!  We will be having a SCP vote on what book the SCP will all read together in December, Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer or ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas.  The students will vote and we will announce the book that wins on November 7th at the end of the school day.  A ballot box will be in the preschool lobby with voting ballots.  Voting will begin on Monday, October 29th and end on Monday, November 5th.  One vote per student please. May the best book win!!!

Thanksgiving Party: Two by Two will have a class party on Friday, November 16th.  Please see the sign up sheet in the classroom to sign up to bring an item for the party. 
The 2x2 class will have a class party on Tuesday, November 20th.   Parents/Caregivers are invited back to the classroom at 10:45 to participate in the party.  Please see the sign-up sheet on the classroom bulletin board to sign up to bring an item for the party. 

Thanksgiving Feast: Join our “Pilgrims” and “Indians” for a Thanksgiving Feast!. The feasts will take place on Tuesday, November 20th for the 3x2, 4C and 4x5 classes at 11:00 am and on Wednesday, November 21st for the 3x3 and 4x3 classes at 10:30am. Kindergarten Readiness will still take place on Wednesday, November 21st.  

Fundraisers: This month’s fundraiser will be with Fun Pasta! Fun Pasta offers a fun variety of pastas for all occasions and makes great holiday gifts.  Forms will be sent home the week of November 12th and orders will be due by November 26th/27th.  

50th Anniversary: The Preschool has been proudly serving our community for 50 years!!! To celebrate we are having a weekend of events! Kicking things off on the 50th day of school there will be a 50’s Sock Hop Dance Party on Friday, November 30th from 10am – 12pm.  There will be no classes on this day (Kindergarten Readiness will still take place from 12-2:30, children in KR should bring their lunch and can go to the classroom starting at 12:00, Happy Feet Soccer will also still take place from       12-12:45).  The day will also include crafts, snack, a bouncy and giveaways!  All children must be accompanied by an adult caregiver. 

The weekend of celebrating will continue with a special dinner hosted by the church congregation members on Saturday night, December 1st. All are invited to attend! Sign up in the preschool lobby to attend. To conclude the celebration, come see the Praise Musician’s live band on Sunday, December 2nd. Children will be invited to participate in a craft with the Sunday School students.

An invitation to our Anniversary weekend will be sent home soon with more details about all of the weekend’s events!

UMC of Seaford Events 
Operation Christmas Child: A flyer will be sent home with your child on the Operation Christmas Child Program.  This is a charitable program in which you fill a small shoe box size box with items for a needy child to receive for Christmas.  A list of suggested items for the box and the box label (which indicates if your box is for a boy or a girl and age level) can be found on their website

 www.samaritanspurse.org.  Boxes will be available in the preschool office. This is a great opportunity to clean out your house and put to good use all those happy meal toys, birthday party goodie bag items and dollar store goodies.  Larger gift items such as a soccer ball & pump or stuffed animal (new) or Barbie type doll/ action figure can also be included (no guns or weapons).  These boxes bring so much joy to children who would otherwise not get a gift for Christmas.  It’s a great project to do with your child/children! The filled shoe boxes and the donation (to cover shipping) can be dropped off at the school up until November 9th.  

SCP Food Drive:  This month is a time to give thanks and give to those that are in need.  We want to thank our families who have donated to our ongoing food drive.  We will continue to collect food for families in need throughout the school year, the collection box is located in the preschool lobby. 

December Movie Night: The Seaford UMC will be hosting a movie/pizza night for the children in December so that parents can get some holiday shopping done.  More information on the movie/pizza night will be sent home soon.

Reminders

Tuition is due the FIRST class of each new month. 

A couple of reminders from the teachers: please label your child’s jacket and backpack with his/her name and also please have your child use the restroom before coming to school.  

For any children that stay for lunch for one of our extended day programs, please remember if you send in grapes with your child’s lunch to cut the grapes lengthwise in half. 

As the cold/flu/virus season arrives, we would like to take this opportunity to review our illness procedures with you.  It is difficult to decide when a child should stay home if they go to bed or wake up with complaints of not feeling well.  The following is a guide to help make that decision. 

WHEN SHOULD A CHILD STAY HOME?
*Fever of 100° or higher in the past 24 hours
*Vomiting or diarrhea in the past 24 hours
*Rash
*Head lice
*Strep throat (must be on antibiotics for at least 24 hrs. before returning to school)
*A persistent cough or runny nose with colored discharge
*Ear pain
*Conjunctivitis (red or crusted eyes)
*Chills
*Cold symptoms which prevent performance in class

Sometimes children begin symptoms of illness during school hours and need to be sent home.  If such is the case, we will contact you immediately and ask that you keep your child home until they are well again.  This will aid in recovering and preventing to spread illness.  If your child is absent due to illness, PLEASE CALL THE PRESCHOOL OFFICE at (516) 785-0070 or send email to info@seafordcommunitypreschool.com.

During this Thanksgiving season, we want to acknowledge how truly grateful we are every day to teach your children.  They are a blessing in our lives and we thank you for entrusting them to us. We wish you and your family many bountiful blessings this holiday season
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