Owl’s Crossing Preschool October 2017 Newsletter
We are off to a great start!
What a great start to the new school year. The children are settling in and making new friends. Thank you very much to the parents for facilitating the Drop Off/Pick Up line with excellent efficiency! Please make sure if there is a line in the church parking lot to turn onto Mann Lot Road and queue from the parking lot across the street. It is imperative that we keep Country Way clear for buses and traffic. We are thrilled it went so smoothly the first week! Lunch Bunch has begun! There is a sign up book in the office or you can call Judy and Suzanne to check availability. Space is limited. Please no “drop-ins”.
Photos by James Tringale
Thursday, October 19th for AM/PM Nursery, PM Pre K
Friday, October 20th for AM Pre K, 3 day Nursery, PM Pre K/Enrich, Little Explorers
James Tringale, a local photographer, will photograph the children individually and also with their classmates. Please return order forms to your classroom teacher. Mr. Tringale will not be able to photograph without a completed form.
October Caring and Sharing
Each month we will be doing a Community Service activity. All Community Service Activities are completely optional. For the month of October we were approached by “Cradles to Crayons” to participate in a Toddler Clothing Drive. There is a box located in the office for items to be dropped off. Requested items are children’s clothing sized 0-20, children’s sneakers, boots, shoes, socks, underwear, pajamas and baby board books. All items must be new. Thank you for your generosity!
Funtastics with Miss Patty/Music with Mama Steph/Yoga with Miss Kim
Miss Patty will be at Owl’s Crossing on Monday, October 2nd for the morning classes, Mama Steph will be here on Tuesday, October 10th for the morning classes and Miss Kim will be here on Tuesday, October 24th for the afternoon classes. We will rotate our specialists each month so that all of the children will get many opportunities throughout the year to experience each specialist.
Docent Art for Pre K and 3 Day Nursery
Wednesday, October 18th
Mrs. Adams, our “Art Aficionado” will be providing the 3 Day Nursery and Pre K classes with an age appropriate monthly Docent Art experience. Each month a different artist will be introduced beginning with Vincent Van Gogh and Post Impressionism. Mrs. Adams will engage the children in an activity of “Impasto Painting using Striking Tools”. Stay tuned to the monthly newsletter for featured artists and activities.
A visit from the Scituate Fire Department
Thursday, October 12th and Friday, October 13th
Our friends from the Scituate Fire Department will come and visit each class to discuss fire safety. They will also bring the fire truck so that the children can squirt the hose!
Owl’s Café will be open on October 16th and 17th! Owl’s Café is an opportunity each month to use our imaginations and participate in an interactive café experience. Every child will have a turn at greeting, serving, cleaning, order taking, and eating at the café with their pals. It’s a lot of fun and the children enjoy all of the roles that they get to play. Plus we have fun special snacks at the café!
Monday, October 23rd from 3:30pm – 6:00pm
Our Halloween Workshop is the first of many workshops we will be hosting throughout the year. If your child is in an afternoon program, they can stay until 6:00pm. If they are a morning student, you may drop them off at 3:30pm for a fun-filled afternoon of ghostly fun, a spooky scavenger hunt, crafts, songs, stories and a pizza dinner! Cost is $30.
Friday, October 27th for Little Explorers
Monday, October 30th and Tuesday, October 31st
Your child can wear or bring their costume for a costume parade. We will carve pumpkins, play Halloween games and have healthy snack options as well as a Halloween Treat!
Pre K “Lively Letters”
“Lively Letters” is a fun, interactive program within Reading with TLC, a research-based, clinically proven method that provides opportunities to understand phonemic awareness through play based materials. Pre K classes have begun introducing new letter sounds with the letters P and B. We will continue this month with the sounds of T, D, F, V.
Sunday, November 4th from 2:00pm – 3:30pm (Not to worry…it’s a Patriots Bye Week!)
We will be hosting our 6th Annual Open House on Sunday, November 4th. Mr. Simon from R&C farms will be here with hay rides and we will have face painting, popcorn and snacks, arts and crafts and Mama Steph will have a sing-along! Come join us for a fun community event. Open to the public.
Owl’s Crossing Song of the Month
Black Cat, Black Cat, looking for a witch,
All around the night is dark as pitch!
You can’t see me, ‘cause my eyes are green,
Black Cat, Black Cat, this is Halloween! BOO!
Owl’s Crossing “Hoot” of the Month
What’s a scarecrow’s favorite fruit?
Owl’s Crossing Quote of the Month
“Happiness is a pile of leaves…”
Enjoy the crisp, fall weather!
Judy and Suzanne and the Owl’s Crossing Staff
Registration for 2018-2019 School Year
Registration forms are available in the office for OCP in house families. Registration begins on November 1st. Please feel free to turn in your Registration Form along with a $90 Registration Fee by November 1st. All classes may be subject to a lottery and will be posted on November 8th. Our best effort will be made to accommodate class preference. Please put a first, second and third class preference choice on your registration form. We have 3 Nursery and 3 Pre K class options and there is a place for all of our OCP in house families. Registration for the public will begin November 15th. Please see the class options listed below. If you have any questions, please speak with Judy or Suzanne in the office.
Pre K Class Options
Nursery Class Options
|3AM Pre K (M, W, F)||2 AM Nursery (T, Th)|
|3 PM Pre K (T,W,Th)||2 PM Nursery (T, Th)|
|3 PM Pre K/Enrichment (M, W, F)||3 AM Nursery (M, W, F)|
|Enrichment Options can be added to any class choice||Enrichment Options can be added to any class choice|
Friday Afternoon Explorers
|PM Pre K (M, W, F) choose 1, 2, or 3 days (space limited)||Nursery (F) (space limited)|
|Monday Funday (multi-age, space limited)||Monday Funday (multi-age, space limited)|