Next Week's Festivities

November 12 - 1:44PM

Dear Families,

Next week on Thursday and Friday, we are having our annual soup/pie sale. This can be a really fun event because it is a great way of sharing different foods and sometimes recipes between families. It helps us all to change up our menus for the holidays or just simply go home with dinner and dessert those days!

How it works is this:

Soup - Think of a soup you would like to make. Once made, we ask that you package it in any quart size container that you won’t need back (the Chinese food containers or canning jars work best), label it and deliver it to the school by next Wednesday. You can bring in as many quarts as you like. If you would like to share your recipe please add that to your container. Chili or interesting sauces, etc. are also something to consider making for the sale too.

Pie – Think of a pie you would like to make. Please make it in a tin or other dish that you do not need back. Make sure you label it and deliver it to school by next Wednesday. You can bring in as many pies as you would like and if you would like to add your recipe to your pie, please do so! Pot pies or other creative pies are also acceptable!

Everything sells for $8 each.

If you are going to participate in this event, let me know what you will be making and then I can send out a yummy list of soups, pies, etc. that will be available. It will get all of our taste buds ready for some good things to eat!

Thanks so much for all you do for our school!


The cold is upon us!

November 12 - 12:28PM

Hello Parents,

Well, it’s here, and with the cold comes our annual reminders of making sure you send your child dressed properly to school. We still go outside for at least 30 mins. each time, which for full day students can amount to 3 times outside. This being said, we require all children to come dressed with WARM jackets, hats, gloves and warm shoes with warm socks. As we always say, layers are best, but at this point with the cold weather, sweatshirts or light jackets don’t do enough to keep kids warm. They need insulated jackets at this point. We still see a lot of kids coming in sweat jackets with little or no layers.

We don’t have the staffing to keep kids who are not properly dressed inside, so please make sure you send your child with the appropriate clothing so they don’t get cold outside. You can always pack a lighter jacket in their backpacks in case the weather turns nice in the afternoons. This time of year comes with widely changing temperatures throughout the day. At our school, we call it the wind tunnel, for the wind whips through the parking lot right back through the playground, making it often windy when in other places it may not be.

Thanks for your cooperation in this matter!

Best, Deb

Fw: Free kitten

November 4 - 12:40PM

Good morning,

Below is a forwarded message from one of our parents. Let's see if we can find this kitty a home!


Hi Deb - I was wondering if you could forward this email to the other parents. We rescued another kitten yesterday, and we're trying to find a good home for her (I'm 90% sure it's a 'she'). She's really young, maybe 4-5 weeks old. She has long gray hair with white feet and nose. Total fluffball. She's already figured out the litter pan, and we have her eating a combination of replacement milk and wet food (which we'll gladly give to the new owners).

She's our cat's sister from a more recent litter (our cat is 6 mos), and we're going to try to trap the mom next week to get her fixed. But while I can take care of her for the next few days, my plate is a little full already with the new babes.

Thanks! Aislinn

A few items

October 25 - 1:53PM

Dear Parents,

Just a few reminders before your weekends begin:

  1. The parent who deals with our Box Tops program is getting ready to make our quarterly deposit with the company for our December credit, so if you have any Box Tops laying around, please get them to us by Monday, as she will be mailing them in on Tuesday. But keep saving them!! They really do make a difference for us – every dollar helps!
  2. Don’t forget to keep collecting your spare change or allowing your child to ask neighbors and friends for spare change for our Leukemia Pennies for Patients program. Our Elementary kids are busy counting the money that they bring in, which also is a great practical math application. They also are aware that they are helping kids who are sick, and it makes it that much more meaningful for them.
  3. The end of the month is quickly approaching, so anyone with monthly milk payments, lessons with Miss Vicki, or Fabulous Friday lunches – get them in to us next week! I can hardly believe next Friday is the beginning of November!
  4. Next Friday is the field trip for the Elementary Students to go to Storm King Art Center. I will be sending out permission slips on Monday. Jot down the day if you wish to join us! We will leave at about 9 and return at about 1.

Have a good weekend! Deb

Milk Order - Drinkable Yogurt

October 21 - 1:10PM

Good morning folks!

I received this note below from one of our parents and thought it would be a nice thing to pass along to all of you. A number of families are enjoying our milk program, but it's a good reminder to all of you that we also do offer drinkable and spoonable yogurt. It's never too late to try the program!

Have a healthy day,


Dear Deb,

Thank you for offering the milk order program to your students.

For the month of October, we did the drinkable yogurt 2x/week for Connor even though he is a 5x/week elementary student. This has worked out great and he is really enjoying the different flavors each time.

He likes the Mango, Peach, Strawberry and wants to do those again. He does look forward to trying the other flavors as well (Banana, Honey Vanilla, Blackberry, and Blueberry/Pomegranate). I like knowing that he is getting extra calcium and nutrients in on these days.

Again, thank you for offering this.

Peggy Shillcock