October 7, 2022
It was cold on Monday, but we had some great vegetable harvesting and seed-saving going on in preparation for our harvest soup. The Tuesday rain postponed some additional garden time and delayed the soup to next week, so Wednesday is the new day. Please encourage your child to at least try it – he/she will NOT be disappointed! Next week we also have Fire Prevention assemblies and the Swan Lake Walk (details below).
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Jackets, lunch boxes, water bottles, sweatshirts – a name on a tag goes a long way –
CAFETERIA UPDATE - WATER BOTTLES
When kids don’t bring in their own drink for lunch, they can either buy a milk or juice, get a cup of water, or get a drink from the fountain. We are trying to eliminate/reduce the number of single-use plastic cups we recycle in the cafeteria during lunch, but we need your help to do it. If your child brings a lunch, it would be helpful if you send your child to school with a drink in a LABELED refillable thermos/bottle. This would also reduce trips to the water fountain during the day. Thank you!
SWAN LAKE WALK - DETAILS
Attached is a flyer about our annual Foundation Swan Lake Walk and Fundraiser, including programs the fundraiser supports and how to volunteer and/or donate. Here is the SignupGenius link:
This is a PK-8 event (no JPK) and everyone is encouraged to walk together, regardless of whether you choose to volunteer or make a donation. Children spend approximately 45 minutes enjoying a chaperoned walk around the lake with their classmates and visiting learning stations along the path – it's lots of fun and educational too! That said, please let your child’s teacher know if you do not want your child to participate and he/she will stay in the library with an adult.
As you know, we regularly post photos of our school/students – either on the website, in publications, or on social media (like my Twitter feed, for example). However, if you do NOT want your child’s image to ever be used, please email me (email@example.com) and my secretary, Deb Kaplan (firstname.lastname@example.org).
In case you signed your child up for intramurals but forgot the schedule, here it is:
Grades 3 and 4 - Mondays and Wednesdays
Grades 5 and 6 - Tuesdays and Thursdays
SESSION 1 (October 3 - October 17): TENNIS
SESSION 2 (October 18 - October 31): SOCCER/FUTSAL
SESSION 3 (November 1 - November 10): FLAG FOOTBALL
SCHEDULE CHANGE TO MAKERBOT 3D PRINTING CLUB
Due to high demand for Mr. Cook’s Makerbot 3D Printing Club, he will be running TWO clubs – one for 5th grade, and one for 6th-8th grades. Registration is currently closed, but for those who are involved, here is the new schedule:
Mondays: 5th Grade (starting October 17)
Tuesdays: 6th Grade (starting October 11)
FROM THE PTA
Save the Date for the Halloween Costume Party: Friday, October 28th! More details to follow.
Picture Day updates: Next week, you will receive an email with a link to your child's photo! Did your child miss Picture Day? Not to worry. Absentee Retake Day is scheduled for November 4, from 3:30 - 5:30. PLUS, November 4th is also an opportunity to sign up for SIBLING or FAMILY PHOTOS! More information to come.
NEIGHBORHOOD EVENT: CHAPPAQUA CHILDREN’S BOOK FESTIVAL
The Chappaqua Children’s Book Festival is this Saturday, October 15th, at the train station. Admission is free - here is the link for more details! https://ccbfestival.org/
In addition to Hispanic Heritage Month, which runs through October 15th, October also features:
National Bullying Prevention Month
Global Diversity Awareness Month
National Book Month
Fire Safety Month
Italian-American Heritage Month
Filipino-American Heritage Month
Polish-American Heritage Month
A reminder that Monday is Columbus Day (celebrating the anniversary of the arrival of Christopher Columbus in the Americas in 1492). It is also acknowledged as Indigenous Peoples’ Day (celebrating the history and cultures of those living in the Americas at the time of Columbus’ arrival).
Everyone have a wonderful weekend and we’ll see the kids on Tuesday!
LOOKING AHEAD . . .
- Columbus Day - District Closed
- Fire Prevention Assemblies
- Pocantico Foundation Swan Lake Walk (more info:
- Rain Date for Pocantico foundation Swan Lake Walk
- SAVE THE DATE for the PTA Halloween Costume Party
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