Willow Tree School

October Newsletter

Fall is in the Air

As the weather begins to cool and the leaves start to fall, evidence that the season is changing is everywhere. We are several weeks into the new school year and are very pleased with how well the students are doing socially, emotionally and in the classroom.

Thank you so much for making it a priority to attend Back to School Night. It was s success and it was wonderful to offer each of you a glimpse into the child's world we strive to provide for our students.

We will begin preparing for Parent-Teacher conferences in the coming weeks. Our goal is to conduct the Butterfly conferences at the beginning of November and the Caterpillar conferences at the beginning of December. We will provide more details as the time approaches.

Please read through the newsletter thoroughly for links to important dates and information about each classroom and the events that are happening at Willow Tree.

Bring Your Bike to School Success

We had absolutely the BEST time having our bikes at school. The children did a fabulous job of following directions, staying safe and having fun that we've decided to make it a monthly event (weather permitting, of course). We will post Bring your Bike (or scooter) days in the Important Dates Section of the newsletter. Please adhere to the event guidelines so that we can continue to host this wonderful event at school!

Important Dates:

Click any of the links below for more details.

Gymnastics: Tuesday, October 6th and Monday, October 19th

Disaster Drill: Wednesday, October 14th

Librarian visits Caterpillars: Tuesday, October 13th

Bring Your Bike to School: Thursday, October 15th

Scholastic Book Orders Due: Friday, October 16th

Library Walking Field Trip: Thursday, October 22nd

Harvest Festival: Thursday, October 29th

School Closures: Click link to view

What's Happening with the Butterflies?

The Butterflies have been busy learning all about each other and the how the classroom works. We are seeing much interest in academic activities and self-help. Circle time is constructive and meaningful with games and rhymes. Click to see more ... of what the Butterflies have been doing in their classroom.

See What the Caterpillars are Getting Into

Fall is the time to celebrate the harvest and the progress of the children in our program. The Caterpillars are learning how to do many thing by themselves. We hope you're seeing evidence of independence, confidence and ability. Here's what's coming up for the Caterpillars (click here...).