These events may seem too good to be true, but it’s not a trick! Our child care centers are celebrating the month of October with plenty of fun Halloween activities, so find out what’s happening at your child’s school today:
Casa Dia Montessori, Kinswood
October 3rd: Grandparent’s Tea
Grandparents are invited to Casa Dia Montessori, Kinswood for tea, juice, and a snack with their grandchild.
October 6th – 10th: Parent-Teacher Conferences
Conferences will only be held for preschool students this week. Please see the sheet on classroom doors to schedule a conference with your child’s teacher.
October 17th: Pumpkin Patch Field Trip
We are going to the Pumpkin Patch at Stuckmeyer’s on October 17. The bus will leave at 8:30 a.m. and return around 12:30 p.m. This includes transportation, a hay ride, a small pumpkin, the inflatable Maze, and Fort Spooky. Cost for the field trip is $8.00 for children and adults. Please return the permission slip for your child to ensure they can participate. Parents are welcome to attend and encouraged to be official chaperones for multiple students.
October 31st: Halloween Parade & Party
The children will parade their Halloween costumes at 10:30 a.m. and enjoy a Halloween party from 11:00 -12:00 p.m. Children may wear their costume to school, but they will need a change of clothes for after the parade and party. Please remember the children are not allowed to bring any type of weapon or to wear scary masks to school. Sign up for treats for your child’s class party. All treats must be store bought. We regret we cannot accept homemade treats. Thanks for your cooperation!
Casa Dia Montessori, Watson
October 6th – 10th: Parent-Teacher Meetings
If your child is in room 2B, the Preschool room, or the Kindergarten room, then get ready for parent-teacher meetings. At the beginning of the school year, the Casa Dia Montessori, Watson holds these meetings to discuss where your child is academically and our goals for the school year. This is also your opportunity to ask questions and learn more about your child’s classroom. Match the classroom to the date to find out when your parent teacher meeting takes place:
- Monday, Oct. 6th: Pk3
- Tuesday, Oct. 7th: Pk4
- Wednesday, Oct. 8th: 2B
- Thursday, Oct. 9th: Pk5
- Friday, Oct. 10th: Kdg
October 15th: Romback’s Pumpkin Patch Field Trip
Get in the Halloween spirit with a trip to Romback’s Pumpkin Patch. Casa Dia Montessori, Watson will be taking Pre-K students for a morning of pumpkin picking and exploration. The children may choose a pumpkin from the row of pumpkins they have available, go through the haunted blow up house, play on the playground, go through the wooden maze, and play on the swings. We will have lunch around 11:30 and head back to the school around 12. Permission slips are required and the cost is $12 per child. Bus seating is limited so while parents are invited to join, they may need to follow behind if the bus is full.
October 31st: Halloween Parade & Parties
On Friday October 31st, we start the morning with a Halloween costume parade. All of the children take part. We ask that the parent’s send the child to school in their costumes with a change of cloths for later. We will start the parade in the hall at 9:30am. The teachers will parade each class through the school so the other children and teachers can see their great costumes. The 2’s and up will receive candy from the rooms as they walk by. Parent’s are welcome to come and watch as well as join their child in the older rooms for a party with fun snacks. At 10:30 Mr. Saxophone will preform fun interactive music for the toddlers and 2’s followed by a show at 11:00 for preschoolers.
Centre at Conway
Throughout October: Pat on the Back Program
We are asking for our parents to fill out a form if they believe a member of our staff has done something above and beyond your expectations. Each month we will draw from the container and give a gift card to that employee! We really need your help to make this program work. Please take note of the employees and let us know who deserves a gift card. This is a monthly program. There are slips in the office to fill out or you can send us an e-mail at email@example.com.
October 10th: Hand Washing Program
We have a pharmacist from Walgreens coming to talk to the children ages 2 and up about the importance of hand washing. With the cold and flu season upon us, we want the children to be reminded of this important hygiene task frequently. Thank you to Gayle (one of our parents) for setting this up!
October 15th: Magic House Field Trip
We will be leaving at 8:30 am sharp to go to the Magic House. Sign Up Sheets are on the classroom doors if you would like to come with us. Please note that our Spanish Class will be changed to October 16th (Thursday) due to this field trip.
October 16th-17th: Fall Pictures
Infants, Transition, Toddler, and Two-Year-Old Classrooms will have their pictures taken n October 16th while Primary and Kindergarten Classrooms are scheduled for October 17th. We will help you with the change of clothes, please talk to your teacher to see what would be best for them. Please make sure to turn in your picture form!
If one of your children is 2 years or younger, the older sibling will have their sibling picture AND individual picture on October 16th. The older sibling will only have their classroom picture taken on October 17th.
If both of your children are 3 years and older, they will have both photos taken on October 17th.
October 22nd-23rd: Free Language Screenings
The Walker Scottish Rite Clinic will be at our school to provide free language screenings. Forms will be given closer to the date for Parent Permission to have your child’s language screened.
October 23rd: Parent/Child Afternoon
Please come join your child in the Montessori Primary Classrooms between 3:00 and 5:30 pm for a special parent and child afternoon. The Parent/Child Afternoon is not a conference time, but is an excellent opportunity for parents to see firsthand what their child is working on in the Montessori Classroom. Please allow about 30 minutes to observe your child. Parents of full-time children can visit their child’s classroom at their normal pick up time (please make sure the latest you arrive is 5:30 in order to finish by 6:00 pm). Half-day parents are welcome to come back to school with their child any time after 3:00 pm.
October 24th: Second Annual Trunk or Treat
Parents should bring their child’s Halloween Costume before 6:00 pm or come back to the school at 6:00 pm dressed. Parents decorating their trunk and giving out treats should arrive prior to 6:00 pm and park at the Centre At Conway parking lot on the corner of Conway and Woodsmill. We cannot park at the Temple because they have a service that evening! Please sign up in the office if you are planning on decorating your trunk and giving out treats. We will be handing out First, Second, and Third Place Prizes for best decorated trunk!
October 31st: Fall Halloween Celebration & Parade
The children from the Upper Level of the school will go out the front door and around to the Lower Level through the multi-purpose room to show the younger children their costumes. Please do not bring weapons or anything scary and have your child here prior by 8:45 am dressed for the parade. Parents are welcome to line up outside to take pictures of their children at the parade. After the parade the children will return to their rooms for special activities and treats. Please see your child’s classroom door for a sign up form of items the teachers may need.