December 9 - 2:30PM
Since the weather is going to turn very cold this weekend and into next week, please make sure that your child comes daily from now on with hats, gloves and warm shoes or boots. We still go outside the same amount of time each day unless it is under 20 degrees. Also, since I see they are calling for snow on Sunday night, we may have a delay or closure on Monday. In any case, should there be snow on the ground at any point during the winter, we then ask that you send in your child with a snowsuit in addition to the other warm items.
I also received a notice that on Friday, February 3rd, it is "Give a Kids a Smile Day" in New Jersey. For some reason I couldn't scan the flyer, but if your child or someone you know is not able to send their child to the dentist due to money concerns, there are many dentists on that day willing to give children free dental care all over the state. If you are interested in this, please let me know and I will give you a copy of the locations.
Have a great weekend and stay warm!!
December 5 - 7:42AM
Today we will experience a delayed opening. ALL CLASSES WILL BEGIN AT 11 AM. Kids scheduled for the morning session may attend from 11 to 1 and can bring a lunch. There is no morning early care.
Staff arrives shortly before 11, so please do not attempt to drop off your child before 11 am.
We also are now listed on WSUS in their Delays and Closings area of their website, so you can also go there to look for a delay or closing, although no details are given there so you must also check your email for specific information.
For those new with us, I usually post a delay or cancellation due to weather by 6:30 am, and if you do find that I have posted a delay, always check your email before leaving for school to make sure that a delay hasn't turned into a closing. We hate to see families drive out in bad weather if we have decided to close.
Those of you who would like a text message sent, you must sign up with our Remind.com list. You received information on that site when you registered your child.
Thank you, and please drive carefully!
November 16 - 10:21AM
This Friday we are having two visitors to our school that will presenting programs to all of the students!
The first is Miss Jan Berlin, from Everything Animals, who will do a live animal program entitled, "What's on the Menu?" that goes along with our yearly theme. She will discuss all about the things that animals eat and will bring along some of her favorite friends! The cost for this will be taken out of your Activity Fees, so no money is needed to send in.
The second is Miss Amanda Hayes, who is an Americorps NJ Watershed Ambassador. She will be teaching the kids all about water and how it is important to all of us. This is a free program.
For those who do not normally attend on Fridays and who wish to share the morning with us, feel free to bring your child and stick around for both programs. Miss Jan will begin her program at 10 am for Seedlings and Sprouts in the Barn Room (Miss Caroline's classroom), and then at 10:30, Miss Amanda will enter and do her program. Figure on an hour or so - a half hour for each program.
We look forward to a Fabulous Friday here at FOG!
November 15 - 12:58PM
Hello once again,
I forgot to add that one of our mom's noticed yesterday that Place By the Tracks has closed down. It seemed sudden. For those Elementary/Middle kids who ordered lunch from them this week, I have spoken to the kids and they have chosen another item from Healthy Thymes, which we will use now on each 3rd week instead of Place By the Tracks. I will see you individually to let you know how much extra you will have to send in (only a dollar or two).
I am saddened that they went out of business with no warning, and if anyone knows why, I am curious to find out what happened. We have worked with them for years and have always supported them as a local business, integral to the flavor of our town.
November 15 - 12:57PM
Good afternoon on this wonderfully wet day!
We truly need this rain, so let's all rejoice! Here are a few items to note:
I sent out the Read to Feed fundraiser a while back and haven't heard much discussion about it. I decided to extend the program until December 15th, so we can make a holiday contribution to Heifer International. If you have forgotten to begin Read to Feed, get out your information and let's get going to raise some much needed money to help those who have much less than us to help themselves! If you lost your packets and wish to receive a new one, I still have some extras to give out.
This Thursday and Friday is our Soup/Pie Sale. We ask families to donate a pie or quart of soup (in a non-returnable container) right in time for the Thanksgiving holiday. Pies will be sold for $10 and a quart of soup will sell for $8. Make sure you label your pie or soup so that we know what kind it will be! This time of year is really nice to go home with some already made dinner and dessert for the same day or even to save it to use during your holiday meal.
For Seedlings and Sprouts - don't forget to send in your items for the Stone Soup we are making next week!
For Elementary/Middle, regarding our P.E. classes - we were unable to secure the bowling alley until November 29th. We will then bowl every Tuesday, same time as usual, for the next four weeks. Today instead, Meredith Walling will teach the kids a yoga class instead. Thanks Meredith!!
For the Elementary/Middle Thanksgiving celebration at my home, we will meet there at 10 am next Tuesday. I am sending home permission slips today, so make sure you check your child's folder. While I'm on the subject of folders, also please make sure that you empty the left side of the folders on a daily basis. Some kids keep coming back with their papers and parents miss important information when this happens.
Thanks to all of you who finally sent in recipes for our cookbook! Now we have enough and Jenn is hard at work creating the book for us to sell as a holiday season gift if you so desire, or just for your own families. There are some great recipes! We will still accept last minute recipes should you still wish to send one or more in.
Have a good day!