Thursday, October 22, 2020

Are You a Halloween Fan?

For all those who enjoy celebrating Halloween, and are feeling disappointed or frustrated about not doing so in the same way you traditionally do, I wanted to share a story I recently heard--one year a family couldn't go out trick or treating (I forget the reason why), so instead the parents got their kid's favorite candy, hid it around the house, turned of most of the lights and had a spooky search for it. Afterward they had pizza and watched their favorite Halloween movie together. The whole family enjoyed it!

This story reminded me of the resiliency and 
creativity that people can show when things can't go as we may like. If you're looking for some safer ways to celebrate Halloween this year, here are some ideas of low risk activities from the CDC: 

  • Carving or decorating pumpkins with members of your household and displaying them
  • Carving or decorating pumpkins outside, at a safe distance, with neighbors or friends
  • Decorating your house, apartment, or living space
  • Doing a Halloween scavenger hunt where children are given lists of Halloween-themed things to look for while they walk outdoors from house to house admiring Halloween decorations at a distance
  • Having a virtual Halloween costume contest
  • Having a Halloween movie night with people you live with
  • Having a scavenger hunt-style trick-or-treat search with your household members in or around your home rather than going house to house

Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Virtual Fall Parade

Participate in our Virtual Fall parade by adding a picture of your child and or family doing a fall activity. This can be your child in a costume, visiting an apple orchard, raking leaves, carving pumpkins, or some other activity you all enjoy doing together. Please include your child’s name and class.  If you would like you can also include a description. Slides will be printed and displayed in the hallway.  The slide show will also be shared in next week’s newsletter for you to view at home. Please add your pictures to the slide show or email them to by next Wednesday, October 28, 2020. 

Next week we will also be having a Fall Theme Week to celebrate the hard work everyone did in the first quarter. You can participate whether you are in the building or virtual.

Monday, October 12, 2020

Student Tip

This student is a baker and finds it is a great way to relieve stress. She recently taught Mrs. Arnold how to make a cookie cake. She told her to buy a cake mix and cookie mix.  Mix them together then put her favorite icing on top with some sprinkles. Mrs. Arnold's family chose banana cake, chocolate chip cookie mix, cream cheese frosting and chocolate sprinkles. It was delicious. We are always learning from our students.  Does your child have a tip they would like to share with us? If so, send it to Mrs. Arnold ( or Ms. Carey (