November Happenings at Parks’ Place 2016

Parks' Place Thanksgiving Feast

Classroom News

Butterfly Infant

Butterfly/Infant:

The infant room had a wonderful month of sensory experiences! The children have painted, colored and even tore paper. The children loved the sound of the various types of paper as they made completely different sounds. As the weather has changed and the sun is not as hot the children have explored the great outdoors and taking buggy rides. A special thank you to all of our parents who helped with fall festival. You are great!

Ms. Deborah
Ms. Charlean

Grasshopper Twos

Grasshopper/Twos

The month of October was fun and exciting. We learned about Fall and Safety! We did a lot of hands on activities such as dressing up like firefighters and police officers. We would like to thank all the parents for participating in fall festival. We had so much fun trunk or treating!

Ms. Jesmine

VPK News

VPK

This month was so exciting! We learned about Fall and Safety. During safety week we had a visit from the fire department. They taught us about fire safety and showed us their cool truck! We especially liked learning all the different types of fire fighting equipment. We did exercises like pretended to call 911in case of an emergency. We learned about the different parts of a pumpkin and even decorated one in class. We had a ball on our field trip to Connor’s A-Maize-Ing Acres. We walked in the corn maze and took hay rides. We ended the month with our Trunk-or-Treat Fall Festival.. Thank you to all of our parent volunteers for your help.

Mrs. Michelle, VPK A/B
Ms. Patty, VPK A/B
Ms. Lisa, VPK C
Ms. Coffin, VPK C

Busy Bee Ones

Busy Bees/Ones

This month we are excited to learn about farm life and Thanksgiving! We have lots of festive sensory activities in store for this month. Last month, the children enjoyed learning about Safety. Our fall festival was an amazing event. The children enjoyed dressing up in their costumes and collecting candy. This month the children will learn about the importance of Thanksgiving, pumpkins, apples, and life on the farm.

Ms. Natalie
Ms. Maria

Pawsomes Threes

Pawsomes/Threes

This month we talked about trees, leaves, squirrels, acorns, pumpkins, apples, fire safety, and we did LOTS of Halloween activities. We talked about the life of a tree, why leaves change colors and why squirrels like acorns. We learned about fire safety and what to do in case of a fire. We had a visit from the fire department. They showed us all their different equipment and even went up the fire truck ladder for us. We ended things off with our fall festival! We dressed up and played all types of games before going trunk or treating in the parking lot.

Ms. Quinello
Ms. Shantae

Dates to Remember

Friday, November 4th
Awards Ceremony

Friday, November 11th
Veteran’s Day, PPLC Closed

Thursday, November 17th
Family Health Fair

Friday, November 18th
Thanksgiving Feast at Parks’ Place
10:00AM – 12:00PM

Wednesday, November 23rd
No VPK
PPLC Closing Early

November 24-25
PPLC Closed
Happy Thanksgiving

November 1-18

Thanksgiving is a time for reflection and joy. A
time of food, family, and counting our blessings.
But, not everyone is as blessed as we. Part of
being thankful for our good fortune is using that
to help others.

Parks’ Place will be collecting food items to
distribute to needy families. Please, help us to
help them have something for which they can
truly be thankful.

The food drive will start November 1st, 2016 and
continue through November 18th, 2016. Center
wide we are trying to collect 200 canned goods!
This is a wonderful opportunity to explore all the
things your family is thankful for with your child.

5 Ways to Give Thanks This Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is all about showing thankfulness for your good fortune and giving to those who are less fortunate.

Try these great ideas for teaching your child how to be giving and gracious this Thanksgiving:

  1. Donate to Charity: Gather up gently used toys, clothes and household items and deliver to the Salvation Army, Goodwill or visit www.scheduleapickup.com and the Vietnam Veterans of America will pick your donation up from your doorstep.
  2. Visit a Hospital: The hospital can be a lonely place for patients not able to spend the holiday with loved ones at home. Spend time  at the hospital spreading love and warmth or treats and gifts this Thanksgiving.
  3. Send Care Package to Soldiers Overseas: Send everyday necessities as well as goodies and treats for these brave men and women so far from their families. Visit www.operationgratitude.com for more information on supporting our troops this Thanksgiving.
  4. Volunteer at a Senior Center: Senior citizens love to chat, listen and play games with all ages.
  5. Invite Extra Guests to Your Thanksgiving Dinner: If you know someone who will be alone this holiday make them feel loved by inviting them to dinner.

Resources

Calendar

Online Calendar

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Calendar Download

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Menu

Menu Download

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Newsletter

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