By Renee Hennessy, Preschool Director

It’s that time of year when change is noticeable all around us. It’s visible in the trees dropping their leaves and it’s felt with cooler dips in the temperature. Children are also changing and growing, which is evident when they need bigger clothing (those pants are shorter than last year), are learning to tie their own shoes, or are seeking friends outside of the family. Every day we see changes like this, and in what children can do, and it adds to their sense of self and self-worth. Change always happens; its direction and potential for growth is up to us.

Our Preschool friends enjoyed spending a morning playing games created for them by their teachers. They “fished” for ghosti-pops, played jack-o’-lantern ring toss, ghost bowled (it’s a thing!), and had their faces painted by Faith Murphy and Joanne Brock. They also searched for the perfect pumpkin in the School’s garden this week. Thank you to the wonderful Preschool faculty for creating games, decorating, and ensuring that our friends had a festive and fun morning.

Faith Murphy led us in song for our first Big Sing of the year on Thursday morning. This participatory sing-along is a Preschool favorite as she always has us up moving around, dancing, and singing. I truly can’t think of a better way to start the day.

Our Halloween Parade and Parties will be on Wednesday, October 31st at 9:10 a.m. If your child does not attend Preschool on Wednesday, s/he is welcome to join her/his class for the festivities. The children will parade around the loop in front of the School. Parents are invited to line up along the sidewalk to watch. We will only parade inside if it’s raining, so please plan accordingly.

Parent-Teacher Conferences are Thursday, November 1st from 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Click here to sign up. The Preschool will be closed and no childcare will be offered.

Friday, November 2nd is a Professional Development Day for our Preschool teachers. The Preschool will be closed and no childcare will be offered.