November 2018 Newsletter

November is another activity-filled month for our preschoolers. Our classes will be celebrating families and traditions.  We are excited to share more about our school day with our Rainbow Factory Parents participating in Parent-Teacher Sharing.  It’s sure to be a very special month!

We wish all of our families a safe and peaceful Thanksgiving.

 

Calendar and Upcoming Events

November 6th, 8th, 9th Parent/Teacher Sharing

November 9th       NO CLASSES, parents only

November 16th      Volunteer Fun Friday 

November 21st -23rd   Thanksgiving Break, NO CLASSES

December 7       4s and 5s Elf Party

                           9:45am Full Day Class and M-F AM 4s and 5s Class

                           1:15pm MWF 4s and 5s Class

                      Please note, there will be no Elf Party for our Threes Classes. This Celebration is

                          a special event that every Rainbow Factory Student will have the opportunity

                          to participate in their 4 and 5 year old classroom.

December 18th    T/TH Threes Class Christmas Program 11AM

December 19th    11AM and 2PM Christmas Program for all other classes

                               There will be no Stretch-n-Grow on December 19th

December 20th-January 7th    Christmas Break, NO CLASSES

January 8th          Preschool Resumes

 

Parent/Teacher Sharing

 

November is the month for our first parent-teacher sharing opportunity.  As always, we encourage parents to communicate with their child’s teacher as often as needed, but this scheduled time allows the parents and teachers to get to know each other better and learn more about their child’s preschool experience.  We encourage parents only to attend, as these conferences are not developmentally appropriate for children. Conferences will be held Tuesday November 6th, Thursday, November 8th, and Friday, November 9th.   Available times will vary from class to class.  There will be no student classes on Friday November 9th.

 

This is the time in our schedule for parents to meet with your child’s teacher(s) and learn about the preschool day. Some parents make a list of questions to ask.  You might wonder which classroom activities your child chooses or who she plays with.  At the conference the teacher will show you examples of your child’s work.  She might also mention skills your child needs to work on such as raising her hand, listening when the teacher is giving directions, and using scissors.  When you get home, talk about the conference with your child so he/she will know that you and the teacher are working together.  

 

 

Illness Reminder:  This is a reminder that we have a policy which requires the exclusion of any child who has any illness associated with a fever or any communicable conditions such as diarrhea, ringworm, impetigo, head lice, pink eye, and scabies.  Please keep your child home if he/she is contagious, has had a fever within the previous 24 hours, has a constant cough, exhibits a rash or is generally tired/cranky.  If you feel your child may be able to attend preschool with any of the above conditions, you will need to provide a written statement from your physician indicating that the child's illness/condition is not communicable. 

 

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!

 

 

Our Wish List

wrapping paper

scotch tape on individual dispenser

A Very Big Thank You To…

To all the families that attended and donated to our Team Trivia Fundraiser! The event was a huge success! Thank you to our Volunteer Planning Committee Mrs. Lorsung Tvrdik, Mrs. Nosal Urbieta, Mrs. Walsh, and Mrs. Williams. We are also so thankful to Jason Kulbel and Slowdown for their generous support of our event! Hook and Lime created a delicious meal for all that attended! Local businesses donated items and experiences to our silent auction which greatly contributed to the fun! Thank you to The Battey Family, The Flanery Family, The Fritz Family, The Kurtz Family, The Lynch Family, The Hughes Family, The Lorsung Tvrdik Family, The Muller Family, The Norman Family, The Ory Family, The Williams/Kulbel Family, The Walsh/ Stout Family. Thank you Artifact Bag Co., The Bemis Center for Contemporary Art, Hello Holiday,  Krug Park, Muller Family Photography, The Omaha Academy of Ballet, P and T Painting, Salon Styles, .Sew Stitchin’ Cute, The Starbucks Elkhorn location, and Stretch-n-Grow!

All our October  Fun Friday volunteers. These volunteers gave their time and talent to create materials and supplies for our classrooms.  Their kindness is very much appreciated.  Thank you Mrs. Beck, Mrs. Bourne, Mrs.Cvetas, Mrs. Fritz, Mrs. Lucas, Mrs. Lynch, Mrs. Madhavan, Mrs. McGuire,l Mrs. Nosal Urbieta, Mrs. Sanchez, and Mrs. Stawniak.

Thank you to First United Methodist Church Staff for participating in our Halloween Celebration Trick-or-Treating!  Our students loved it, and a spooktackular time was had by all!