A Trip to the SFS Pumpkin Patch

Zach Folley Face PaintingBy Renee Hennessy, Preschool Director

The children spent Tuesday morning outside, celebrating fall and participating in a few special activities for our in-house field trip! The Adventurers and Trailblazers ventured to the school’s garden to “pick” the perfect pumpkins while the Pandas class, much to their surprise, found their pumpkins hidden on the Preschool playground. Faith Murphy led us in a festive sing-along of songs about leaves and Halloween, and each class delighted in playing a few games, having faces painted, and eating a special snack for our fall celebration. Thank you to Preschool parent and SFS teacher Jason Chlopek for helping set up our pumpkin patch and SFS teacher Joanne Brock for helping with face painting.

It is that time of the year when the change in the season is visible everywhere we look. The children have noticed the cooler temperature in the mornings; they may need larger clothing; they are making friends outside of the family; they may have learned to tie their shoes!  Internal changes are also occurring as children are settling into a rhythm, learning the names of new friends, engaging with new materials, and accomplishing tasks independently. All of these things add to a profound sense of self and confidence, an invisible transformation that begins in early childhood.

Upcoming Dates

Thursday, October 26th is a professional development day for our Preschool teachers. The Preschool will be closed and no childcare will be offered.

Friday, October 27th is Parent-Teacher Conferences. You can sign-up for a 15-minute conference with your child’s teachers using the link emailed to you Thursday. The Preschool will be closed and no childcare will be offered.

Tuesday, October 31st brings our Halloween Parade and Parties. This is a low-key event with a parade in costume around the front drive of the School and then a party in the classrooms. Your teacher will send home more information as we get closer to the big day. The Parade will follow 9:00 a.m. carpool drop-off and parents can line up on the circle in front of the Main Entrance.