April Newsletter


April, 2017

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.



March 27-30     Food Drive – to benefit local pantries

March 30      Parent Observation      3 and 4 year olds   9-10:30am       5 year olds  1-2:30pm


April 3-7        Parent Conferences – noon dismissal

April 5           Pajama Day!

April 10-14     Spring Recess – no school

April 20         Tooth Fairy

April 25         Barbara Callahan – Parent Seminar  9:15am      “Building Self-Esteem”

April 27         Egg Hunt!      11:30am       weather permitting


Food Drive – March 27 – 30

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!


What a wonderful opportunity for you and your child to enjoy their classroom!    You child who is enrolled in the class will be thrilled to show you all that he/she has been working on this semester.  We certainly hope that you will join us!   Please mark your calendar for Thursday, March 30th for Parent Observation.


March 30 (Thursday)      Parents of         3 and 4 year old children 9:00-10:30am

March 30 (Thursday)      Parents of         Extended Day students             1:00-2:30pm

Parent Conferences – April 3-7

Conferences are scheduled April 3-7.  A sign-up sheet will be available during Parent Observation.  Please make note of your day and time.

*The Extended Day students will have half-days during Conference week and will be dismissed at 12:00 noon

Pajama Day – Wednesday April 5

What could be more comfy than Pajama Day!!!  Please allow your child to wear clean pajamas to school for this day.  If you want to send slippers along, they may wear them inside.

Spring Recess

School will be closed April 10-14.  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 17th.

Tooth Fairy

The Tooth Fairy will be visiting each class on April 20th 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 25 at 9:15am.       He final topic of the year will be:          “Building Self-Esteem.”


Egg Hunt 

There will be an Egg Hunt for all students on Thursday, April 27 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 25th.   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!