Monthly Newsletter

October 2017

Thank you!

A special thank you to our Parent Committee. We had beautiful first meeting and I believe it is only fitting to share that all of our amazing events listed in this newsletter are brought to you by:


  • Ms. Kazbour
  • Ms. Meigninghaus
  • Ms. Mattox
  • Mr. MaKenzie
  • Ms. Delorenzo
  • Ms. Morris
  • Ms. DiLacia
  • Ms. Portnowitz
  • Ms. Turner
  • and Ms. Mahaffey


We thank you for pouring love into your children and their Early Childhood Education. This month is full of ghoulish foolishness! Please be sure to read detailed information regarding events and family fun for October! If you would like more information about the Parent Committee, Please reach out to Ms. Ashley via email.

A friendly reminder to all families Toddler - Fusion

There is no drop off after 10 am per updated handbook :)
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In This Edition...

  • October Birthdays
  • Magic Pumpkin Patch
  • Not So Spooky Costume Parade
  • Book Fair
  • Fire Truck Visit
  • October Curriculum
  • Family/ Teacher Of The Month
  • Early release
  • Teal Pumpkin Project
  • A Message From Ashley

Happy Birthday "Pumpkin."

  • Olivia K 10/10
  • Zaynab K 10/18
  • Raymond (Rip) 10/20
  • Kash M 10/22
  • Savannah P 10/23
  • Leonardo S 10/29
  • Kaylah M 10/29
  • Annabelle F 10/30

Book Fair

  • It's a WILD Book Fair! October 2nd- 6th. The Book fair will be open from 7:30 - 9 am & 4- 530 pm. Older students will have a chance to visit the book fair and send home a wishlist. Younger students will enjoy reading stories from the fair. Please also look for your classroom's teacher wishlist found on the book shelves. What a treat to get a book from a student that will be shared with the entire class. Please remember the book fair gives our classroom 40% profit in new scholastic classroom books! Help us update and replenish their classroom libraries! You can also shop online! Please Visit: https://shop.scholastic.com/parent-ecommerce/parent-store.html?cutOverPopup=redirect Book Fair Number: 3624636
  • 15% off your ONLINE order with code: FALLFAIR

Not So Spooky Costume Parade

  • Tuesday, October 31st- Students in the Main building are welcome to pack their NON SPOOKY costume on this day. Teachers will dress them after nap and students will enjoy parading in our courtyard for the annual "Not So Spooky Costume Parade". Parents and Little Cottage families are encouraged to attend and enjoy this festive time.
Please look out for a separate email in regards to costume requirements and safety.
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Magic Pumpkin Patch

  • October 27th Children will enjoy the magic of fall! First, they will begin by planting the "Fall Harvest Garden", by planting pumpkin seeds in our school gardens and around the main building playground. Children will be delighted to wake up to a playground full of mini pumpkins that we loving call the "Magic Pumpkin Patch"! (They grow VERY quick!). Each child will pick a pumpkin to take home and share the adventure.

Fire Truck Visit

  • October 25th from 10am - 11am - Students in the main building will enjoy a visit from our local fire fighters! Students will take a break from scheduled curricula to learn about fire safety! October is Fire Prevention Month! ( Ages 2 - 5 )

October Curriculum!

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The Teal Pumpkin Project (Click Me)

Raising awareness of food allergies and promoting inclusion of all trick-or-treaters throughout the Halloween season.

Family Of The Month

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The Chau Family

The Chau family began their journey with The Learning Cottage when Eloise was just a wee little one in our Infant program. Today, the Chau family has grown with us in more than one way, as they are expecting a new baby, Gwenyth, soon! We are eager to share many more memories with the Chau family and thank you for your dedication to not only your children's Early Education but also, your trust and love in The Learning Cottage!

Early Release

October 27th. Please be sure to have all students picked up by 3 pm. Children will go home with a "car friendly" snack. Teachers hard at working preparing for November :


  • Red: Foodscapes - Artist Of The Month; Carl Warner
  • Green: Typography and Daily life of children in each country
  • Blue: Write your own recipes and create amazing dishes!

Teacher Of The Month

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Ms. Kerri

Science/ Math Educator & Evening Shift Leader

Ms. Kerri is being recognized for her Compassion and Teamwork. The value pillars that represent our company are what create the community that we experience everyday!


Ms. Kerri goes above and beyond everyday to recognize the individual needs of her families, children & staff! She shows this through individualized lessons, amazing patience and attention to detail, communication with parents and the ability to adjust to the needs of her peers and parents.


We are grateful to have Kerri as part of The Learning Cottage Education team and can't wait to see how she continues to grow personally but also, within the company. Thank you, Kerri, for being such a positive role model and dedicated to our school.

A Message From Ashley...

Hello LC Famililes,


I want to thank everyone for their continued support. It was tough to send such an email, understanding that not only did I still have questions, but others would as well; and the "unknown" of what kind of response you will receive. I was VERY relived to receive email after email full of support, positive affirmations and families genuinely reaching out to ask what my family may need at this time.


I can not thank all of you enough. I have been able to make it in the office for a few hours, most days and love seeing your smiling faces and every hug I can get from our loving parents. As my medical team continues to work, we know that surgery is in the near future and I will have to take a short leave from the business. However; I look forward to sharing my return and recovered health soon!


Warmly,

Ashley Cabe

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