October 2013

October 1st, 2013

Dear Parents,

Fall is here even though it still feels like summer. Time to start thinking about our annual Halloween Party! The party will be Friday, October 25th from 9:00 to 10:30 a.m. and will begin with a musical Halloween program featuring the Kindergarten and Pre-school chorus. A costume parade will follow. And then its on to the games and refreshments. Each child will have a chance to try their luck at the spooky games of chance and win a prize (no losers here!) or just sample the goodies at the snack table. We would appreciate any snacks you could send to help us set a bountiful table. Remember we are a peanut and tree nut free school!

Parents and family members are welcome to join in the fun with us. We do ask that you help us with a few small details to make sure this day runs smoothly and is fun for everyone.
•  Please bring your child/children dressed in his/her costume.
•  Mark the costume (and all the pieces) with your childs name.
•  Bring a clearly marked bag of clothes for your child to change into after the party. We will put your childs costume into this bag after the party.

Picture Day
The bus will leave WTM at 8:30am and will return at 11:30am. We go on this field trip rain or shine so please make sure that your child is dressed in appropriate clothes. Tennis shoes or rain boots are highly suggested. The children will learn how apples grow, taste apple cider and go on a hayride! The cost is $12.00 per person (cash only please!). Look for the sign-up sheet located on the brown door that faces you when you enter WTM.

Referral Program Reminder
Lifetouch will be coming on Wednesday, October 16th for picture day! The children are scheduled to get their photo taken after breakfast (starting around 8:30am). We will be using only one background photo (cream) since the photos will be used in a composite photo. We will email and send home a reminder the day before photos are taken! If your child does not attend WTM on Wednesdays you are welcome to bring your child in and get their photo taken anytime between 8:30 to 10:00.

•  Soon the weather will be turning colder. Please remember to label all of your childs outerwear (hats, mittens, coats, boots) with masking tape or write on the label with a permanent marker. With this many children it is impossible for the staff to remember what belongs to whom. Along these same lines, please check your childs extra clothes box for out of season clothing, wrong sizes, or no clothing at all.
•  Dont forget to bring your childs nap blanket home at the end of the week (it is placed in your childs cubby) to be laundered. Please return it the following Monday.
•  There will be no AM or PM Montessori class on October 17th and 18th. Children who attend WTM for the full day will come as usual.

Coming Up in November
•   Watch for a Conference sign up sheet to be posted at the end of October. Conferences will be November 6th through the 8th. There will be no AM or PM Montessori class on these days.


Have a Happy and Safe Halloween!

Anni and Catherine