We are now into Fall and the leaves are starting to change color. Pumpkins are starting to show up everywhere. The cooler weather reminds us that we will need to bring jackets to school. Please remember to label your child's clothes accordingly.
Last week was our "Apples, Apples Everywhere" theme and it was fun to see all the different apples and activities the children experienced last week. What is your favorite apple? Check your child's classroom to see what their favorite apples were.
Excite Soccer started their classes last week and will be holding classes every Friday for the next 8 weeks. Let us know if you are still interested in signing up your child.
This week is Five Senses Week in which the children will be learning about the five senses. The Bible Lesson is about Esau and Jacob, Gen. 25:19-34. All the senses are brought together in this Bible passage. In the classroom, the children will be tasting and smelling different things, listening to different sounds, experimenting with a blindfold and experiencing different textures. Talk to your children about what they did in class each day.
LifeTouch Portraits picture proofs will be here around October 11th. At that time each family will receive an individual code to be able to view pictures online.
We have a new teacher who started last week. Ms Christa is an Afternoon Assistant in the Full-day Kindergarten and Sea Stars class.
This week we will be launching our new website! We are giving it a new look and updating it with new and more content. Our address will still be www.leesburgopenarms.org. So look for a separate e-mail from us telling you when we go live.
Dates to remember for October:
- Spirit Night on October 9th is at Chik-fil-A.
- Our special guest this month will be Dean Alan who is a magician. He will be here on Friday, October 11th at 9:30 AM.
- Our LOA Fall Festival will be on Saturday, October 12th from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM. Our Glow Night at LOA will be that evening from 6:30 to 8:00 PM.
- Parents Night Out is on Saturday, October 19th, from 4:00 to 8:30 PM.
Teachers will be collecting donations for their classroom Raffle Baskets this week for the Fall Festival. Below is the list of themes for each class:
- Lambs & Butterflies - Movie Night
- Koalas - Noah's Ark
- Hippos - Fiesta
- Monkeys - Coffee
- Toucans - Summer Fun
- Jellies - Christmas
- Manatees - Cookies
- Sea Turtles - Christmas
- Sea Stars - Super Heroes
- Seagulls - Family Fun Night
- Dolphins - Chocolate
- Owls - Scrapbook
- Kindergarten Enrichment - Ice Cream Basket.
Lastly, we will be selling this year's White House Christmas Ornament for the Civitan Group at $21 each. A display for the ornament will be at the Front Desk. The Civitan Group helps support people in our area that have intellectual and developmental disabilities. The proceeds from the sale of these ornaments will go towards research on Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, Autism Spectrum Disorder and other syndromes of the brain. Please stop by the office if you are interested in purchasing.