April Newsletter

April, 2018




Dear Parents,

We all love being outdoors this time of year, especially with the children. Please take a few minutes to check for ticks because they will soon be out in full force.


April 2-6 Parent Conferences – noon dismissal for everyone * see note below about
Yoga and Music class.
April 9-13 Spring Recess – no school
April 16-20 Food Drive – to benefit the local food pantries
April 19 Tooth Fairy – in-house field trip
April 24 Barbara Callahan – Building Self-Esteem
April 26 Egg Hunt! 11:30am weather permitting

Parent Conferences – April 2-6
Conferences are scheduled April 2-6. A sign-up sheet will be available during Parent Observation. Please make note of your day and time.
* Casa Piccola will NOT take place on Tuesday, April 3…or Thursday, April 5.
*Pure Fun Yoga Make up…Wednesday April 4 * Pure Fun Music make up …Friday, April 6 (both in session.)
*The Extended Day students will have half-days during Conference week and will be dismissed at 12:00 noon

Spring Recess

School will be closed April 9-13. We hope that you have a relaxing vacation planned. If you are traveling, please remember to send us a postcard to include in our Geography folders!
School will reopen on Monday, April 16th.

Food Drive – April 16-20
We will be conducting a Food Drive to be delivered to the Connecticut Food Bank. Please help us teach our children about helping one another in our community while helping to feed those in need. The following is a list of items that we will be collecting. All canned goods that are current are welcome!

Christine’s Class: Pasta, Rice and Spaghetti Sauce
Kate’s Class : Pancake Mix, Syrup and Cooking Oil
Rachel’s Class: Cereal, Oatmeal and Powdered Milk
Suzy’s Class: Canned Soup, Peanut Butter and Jelly

Your contribution will make a big difference in this time of need. Thank you!

Tooth Fairy
The Tooth Fairy will be visiting each class on April 19th to talk about “teeth”, “brushing and visiting the dentist. We look forward to her Pearls of Wisdom!

Barbara Callahan
Please join us for a Parenting Seminar led by Barbara Callahan. The meeting will be held on Tuesday, April 24th at 9:15am. The final topic of the year will be: “Building Self-Esteem.”

Egg Hunt
There will be an Egg Hunt for all students on Thursday, April 26 at 11:30 am *weather permitting.*
*We have purchased many plastic eggs and hope that you will take the time to fill some eggs for our children. Please return the filled eggs to the office by April 24th. May we suggest small stickers or rings if you see them along the way? Also, small individually wrapped candy will fit in the 2” eggs. But if you buy candy
(no nuts please). Starburst work well! Be sure to bring your camera the day of The Egg Hunt and we’ll hope for a sunny day!

Spring Cleaning!
Will you kindly send in 2 containers of Disinfecting Wipes to school with your child. We have been so vigilant in wiping down the classroom tables, chairs and the tables in the lunchrooms. Let’s not forget the sinks in the bathrooms and the door frames. Thank you so much for helping to keep our classrooms and all areas of our school clean!

Great Opportunity – Art, Cook, Plant, Read
This is a great time of year to schedule a visit to your child’s class. Perhaps you and another Parent would like to schedule a craft, plant some bulbs or seeds, do an art project, listen to some of our readers, cook….or perhaps you would like to read a book to your child’s class? All of these opportunities are waiting to be scheduled with your child’s class…please stop by the office or call and we will be happy to arrange that for you!

Happy Spring!