Transfiguration School Newsletter

October 25th, 2021

News and Notes

Dear Transfiguration Families,


Happy Monday! I hope you had a great weekend! Don't forget, there is no school this Wednesday due to a faculty conference day.


This Friday, October 29th, Transfiguration School is celebrating Halloween. I am looking forward to seeing everyone's costumes on Friday! Please make sure to check the guidelines below. Please see below for our 2nd Annual Virtual Pumpkin Carving Contest!


Thank you to all who participated in the popcorn fundraiser. We sold over $6,000 of popcorn and made $3,500 dollars for Transfiguration in this fundraiser! Your child will be receiving their NUT card for participation this week. Our top sellers were:

VALENTINA CHERON
MARIELLA RICCIARDELLA
CLARE LU

Thank you for all your hard work!!


Our Thanksgiving Food Drive is next Thursday and Friday. Please see details below.


Tomorrow will likely be our first very rainy day dismissal. Please make sure that you have your child's name and grade displayed on your front dash. This helps speed dismissal along so I can easily identify your car and we can get your child to you quickly. Thank you in advance for your patience and understanding as we go through our first of many poor weather dismissals. Remember that dismissal time is from 2:25-2:40 (2:15-2:25 for PK/K) so that you do not all need to come at once. During rainy days, we keep the children dry and in the building so you do not need to rush over.


Have a great week,


Ms. Kazan

Virtual Pumpkin Carving Contest

We may not be able to celebrate Halloween as we usually do this year, but that doesn't mean we can't have some fun! Join the fun in our 2nd Transfiguration VIRTUAL Pumpkin Carving Contest.


To enter the contest, please send me a picture of your child with their carved pumpkin.


  • Pictures must have your child in them - next to, or holding, the pumpkin.
  • Pictures must be emailed to me at Margaret.kazan@transifgurationschool.org by Saturday, October 30th.
  • Please put your child's name and grade in the subject line.


We will have 3 overall winners: scariest, silliest and most creative. The prize will be a N.U.T. (No Uniform Today) card. I will announce the winners in my Monday newsletter next week. The class with the highest percentage of participation will also win a special prize!


GOOD LUCK!

Real Kids Wear PInk

Thank you to everyone who participated in "REAL KIDS WEAR PINK DAY"! As a community, we raised $324 for the American Cancer Society of Hudson Valley, Westchester & Fairfield County. As always, the Transfiguration Community is so generous!
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Community Service Update


Looking ahead, we will be doing several drives during the months of November and December to raise funds or collect items for those less fortunate right here in our own Transfiguration Community.


Thursday, November 4 & Friday, November 5 - THANKSGIVING FOOD DRIVE for St. Vincent de Paul Society at Transfiguration Church. Bring an item on your Grade’s Shopping List in exchange for a DRESS DOWN on ONE or BOTH days! (see flyer below for further details)


Tuesday, November 30 - #GIVINGTUESDAY DRESS DOWN Fundraiser $2.00 - proceeds to St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry to purchase holiday gift cards for pantry clients


Monday, November 22 - Friday, December 10 - GIVING TREE for Needy Children (there will be a signup genius to sponsor a gift, more information to follow)


Thanks in advance for your interest and participation!

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Halloween Costume Guidelines

Students may come to school in their Halloween costumes on Friday, October 29th. Please keep the following standards for costumes in mind:


-no scary or gory costumes- this includes evil/scary clowns (ask teacher/principal if you are unsure).

-no costumes that depict inappropriate characters or characters that are not positive examples for children in the world today

-no evil villains of any kind (so Batman is ok but NOT the Joker for example)

-no costume masks/face coverings or full face paint

-no props that depict weapons of any kind

-skirts must be no shorter than 2 inches above the knee

-No blow up costumes

-students MUST wear tennis shoes with their costumes SO if the character normally wears sandals, for example, your child MUST wear tennis shoes anyway.


*IF A STUDENT COMES TO SCHOOL IN A COSTUME THAT DOES NOT MEET THE STANDARDS ABOVE, PARENTS WILL BE CALLED TO BRING IN OTHER CLOTHING.

Reminders and Important Dates:

Wednesday, October 27th- No School- Faculty Conference Day

Friday, October 29th- Halloween Festivities

Sunday, October 31st Halloween

Monday, November 1st- All Saints Day

Friday, November 5th- TACHS

Friday, November 5th - End of Quarter 1