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Office News 11/12/21

November 12, 2021
By The Acorn

Happy Friday!  Many thanks to the parents who participated in our newsletter raffle!! We had 34 parents submit responses and our winner this week is Halli Hollimon.  Halli, I will be in contact about your prize.  We will keep this tradition going, though you never know when there might be another raffle so keep reading those newsletters.  Also be sure to read our newest Seeds for Thought on Helping Your Child Interpret Social Interactions.

We are still taking orders for Winter Wreaths and Firewood.  The last day to place an order is Tuesday, November 16th.  Firewood and wreaths will be delivered to The Acorn around November 29th.  To place an order, click here or call the office.  The fall boxes are no longer available for order.

Thanksgiving feasts are around the corner.  Due to Covid restrictions, our students will get to help peel potatoes and grate carrots (excellent fine motor skill practice) but all food served for the feasts will be commercially prepared.  Please read your class newsletter and reach out to your teacher for more details on how you can help contribute to our Thanksgiving feasts. We are also excited to include parents in this year's feast activities.  Attendance by parents is not required but if you are able, you are welcome to join us.  The policies for Thanksgiving feast are as follows:  No more than two adults per child.  Food served will be only for the students.  Parents may attend, but we will not have food for you.  All parents must wear masks, and we will take temperatures upon arrival.  We cannot accommodate siblings with the only exception being infants who are worn in a baby carrier.  In case of inclement weather, we will make arrangements for inside feast activities.  We respectfully request that all parents attending feasts park off campus, at the Witte parking garage or at Brackenridge Park, as we will have multiple classes celebrating feasts at once and do not have enough parking on campus for all.This will also make pickup for those students having regular days easier.  The schedule is as follows

Tuesday, November 16:   

10:30 AM Blue Stars (On the Main Playground)

Wednesday, November 17: 

12pm Kindergarten (On the Kindergarten/Small Playground)

2:30 Owls (On the Main Playground)

Thursday, November 18:

10:30 Ladybugs (On the Kindergarten/Small Playground)

10:30 Hummingbirds (On the Main Playground)

Friday, November 19:       

10:30AM Caterpillars (On the Main Playground)

10:30 AM Honeybees (On the Kindergarten/Small Playground)

2:30 Red Apples (On the Main Playground)  

As a reminder, we will not have school the week of November 22 for Thanksgiving Break. If you travel over Thanksgiving or celebrate with large groups, we ask you to be vigilant as you celebrate holidays and continue best practices such as mask wearing, handwashing, and social distancing. When in doubt, please stay home with any symptoms or if needing to quarantine.  If you need help discerning if quarantine is necessary, please call the office, and we are happy to talk it through with you.

The photos from our make up sessions are posted.  If you or your child had their picture taken Wednesday, you can see the link to the photos in the Updates for Current Parents Section of the website, labeled "Make Up Day by Robert Shaw."  You may contact him directly to place an order.  Print orders placed after November 23rd will have a $10-13 shipping fee. 

Quick reminder that we are a nut free campus.  If your child is participating in lunch bunch or kindergarten lunch, please do not send products containing nuts.  If your child has an alternative (i.e., sun butter sandwich), please be sure to label it.  Thank you!

Finally, as you engage in your holiday shopping, please don't forget that The Acorn is an Amazon Smiles recipient.  You can select The Acorn: A School for Young Children to give a percentage of your total purchase back to The Acorn.

Have a wonderful weekend!

We have Acorn Merchandise for sale!

Contact the office to place an order.

 

40th Anniversary Tumbler...$15

Long Sleeve...$15

Sweatshirts...$15

Acorn Hoodies...$20

T-shirts...$10

Coffee Mugs...$5

Acorn Hats...$15

Windbreaker...$40

Acorn Umbrella...$15

 

Email: TallOaks@theacornschool.net