October 2018 Newsletter
What a wonderful first month at the Rainbow Factory!  The children are so eager and motivated to explore the many activities available.  The staff appreciates all of the kind comments we have received from parents.  October will  bring a lot of meaningful learning activities to the Rainbow Factory. There is a busy month ahead. We will start the month with our Parent Classroom Visitation. Melynda Marie Photography will return to Rainbow Factory for individual and class pictures.  On Friday, October 26th, we will have our Parent Team Trivia Fundraiser!  Mark your calendar, it’s sure to be a fun filled evening!  And, of course, we will celebrate Halloween with a parade and activities.
Rainbow Factory Calendar and Upcoming Events
October 2-3     Parent Observation and Visitation of Classroom
October 11-12 School Pictures with Melynda Marie Photography
                         *please note new date                
October  19     Parent Volunteer Fun Friday!
October 26     NO CLASSES
                        Team Trivia Fundraiser at Slowdown, 6:30-9:30pm
October 30     Halloween Parade 11am T/Th 3’s classes,
October 31    Halloween Parade  11am, MWF AM 3’s class, M-F AM,                                               

                          Full Day class
                        2:30pm  MWF PM 3’s,  MWF PM class

*note new PM time November 8-9   Parent/Teacher Sharing
November  9      NO CLASSES, parents only
November 21-23 Thanksgiving Break  (NO CLASSES)
Rainbow Factory Parent Observation
We are excited to invite parents to visit and observe the classroom on a special day and time.  This is the time for you to see what we do in the classroom.  Your child will be excited to share his/her room with you.
Tuesday, October 2   T/Th 3’s class 11-11:30AM
                                     Full Day class 9-10AM
Wednesday, October 3   MWF AM 3’s class 11-11:30AM
                                           M-F AM class 9-10AM
                                           MWF  PM 3’s  class 2:30-3:00PM
                                           MWF PM class 12:30-1:30PM
 Melynda Marie  Photography
Individual and class pictures will be taken at the Rainbow Factory by Melynda Marie Photography.  All preschoolers and siblings (if you would like) may be photographed on Thursday, October 11th and Friday, October 12th. If you would like your Rainbow Factory student(s) to be photographed with any siblings not attending our school, please bring them to Rainbow Factory Thursday or Friday  morning 8:30-9:00am.
Thursday, October  11th    T/Th 3’s class
                                                 Full Day class
Friday, October 12th  MWF AM 3’s class
                                       M-F AM  4’s and 5’s class
                                       MWF  PM 3’s  class
                                       MWF PM 4’s and 5’s class
Halloween Celebration
We are looking forward to a spooktackular Halloween Celebration at Rainbow Factory! In addition to a classroom party and trick-or-treating, students will participate in a Halloween Parade.  
Children are encouraged to wear their Halloween costumes upon arrival. Please consider your child’s costume carefully.  We suggest costumes that allow freedom of movement and make-up or face paint rather than masks because masks can inhibit vision and breathing.  If you would like your child to bring special treats for classmates on Halloween, please send them by Friday October  26th.  Some suggestions for ‘treats’ are:  stickers, bubbles, small note pads, or a small piece of peanut free candy.
TTH 3’s AM Class - 14 students -Tuesday  Oct. 30 11AM -
                                   dismissal will follow
MWF 3’s  AM Class -14 students - Wednesday Oct. 31 11AM -
                                  dismissal will follow
M-F AM Class        - 18 students - Wednesday Oct. 31 11AM -
                                    dismissal will follow
FULL DAY Class - 18 students - Wednesday Oct. 31 11:00AM,
                                 dismissal will follow, except for our 5 day full day students, dismissal optional                                                         
MWF 3’s PM Class - 14 students- Wednesday Oct. 31 2:30PM -
                                    dismissal will follow  *please note new parade time
MWF Afternoon Class - 14 students - Wednesday Oct. 31 2:30PM -
                                         dismissal will follow *please note new parade time

Snow Days
Yes, it is that time of the year when we may have snowy weather!  When Omaha Public Schools (OPS) are canceled due to inclement weather, the Rainbow Factory classes will also be cancelled.  Please make your own decision regarding the conditions of roads in your area, as weather conditions vary greatly across the city.  You and your children’s safety is the first concern!
Show and Tell
Show and Tell is a time when children tell others about one specific
item. This is a wonderful opportunity for children to bring something
special from home, and build confidence speaking in front of others. A reminder
toy guns, knives, swords, bow and arrows, and other items that would hurt someone
are not acceptable or appropriate for preschool.
Play Clothes
Play clothes are very much appreciated at preschool.  We will be painting, digging dirt, playing in the sand, mixing colored water and doing some messy projects.  
Washing Hands
Washing hands and using the bathroom before entering the classroom is a routine each child should have mastered by October.  The restroom to the right of the glass doors is designated for preschoolers during preschool hours.
Our Wish List
Hand Sanitizer
Hand Soap
A Very Big Thank You To…
All our September  Fun Friday volunteers! These volunteers gave their time and talent to create materials and supplies for our classrooms.  Our appreciation for their  kindness is immense. Thank you  Mrs. Beck, Mrs. Fritz, Mrs. Kleba,  Mrs. McGuire, Mrs. Nosal Urbieta,  Mrs. Stawniak, Mrs. Quinn, Mr. VanKat.
The Fritz Family for creating and donating our amazing First Day of Preschool signs! They really made the day special for all of us at Rainbow Factory!

Ristan Leiding for volunteering his time to clean our school and organize our joint school closets! His help was wonderful! 

The Natural Gardner for truly creating a beautiful natural garden for our students to learn and grow with!