Lilí Lighthouse News - October 2017

Dear Parents,

September has been an exciting month for us and we are off to an amazing start! God’s joy, protection, peace and presence have been incredibly evident every day! We have enjoyed the fire department visit (MWF and TK classes), learning about safety, meeting new friends, and getting reacquainted with old friends this month. Our Meet & Greet gatherings were fun and productive! Thank you Room Moms for doing an excellent job of welcoming and informing the families!

Throughout October, we will be learning about the season of fall, our family, respecting the rights of others and putting others first. We will be going to the pumpkin patch, enjoying a visit from the fire department (TTH classes), taking individual class pictures and learning about our bones with Captain Carl. Please check the monthly calendar for more details. We do not celebrate Halloween but focus on Harvest this month and will be having an orange day on October 30th and 31st. Watch for details about our Harvest Night on October 31st. No school on November 1st.

REMINDERS

* Please check the calendar for all of the events this month. If you have questions about anything, please feel free to ask!!

* October tuition is due on the 1st. THANKS for your promptness!

* October 5th & 6th Pumpkin Patch field trip! Watch for a flyer with more details. No Enrichment for any class, both days. TK will go on the 6th and have regular class til Noon on the 5th.

* Picture Days are Oct. 10th and 11th during class time. Please watch for flyers coming home in your child’s backpack.

* Share days will be on October 19th & 20th this month. We encourage you to help your child pick out a special book, nature treasure, tape, etc. to go along with this month’s curriculum. Please do not send toys, guns, etc.-THANKS! TK does not do monthly share.

* Scholastic book orders are now available. Watch for the flyer in your child’s backpack. Orders due October 26st.

* Captain Carl will be visiting on October 26th & 27th, during class, to talk about and have a demonstration on our bones.

* We will have “Orange Day” on the 30th & 31th – plan to have your child wear something orange to preschool! (No Halloween costumes please.)

* October 31st – Harvest Festival Gathering from 6-8 in the church parking lot. November 1 – NO SCHOOL

* October is “apple picking time” at Oak Glen! We would like to suggest a family outing to Riley’s Farm in Oak Glen where you can pick your own apples, make cider, eat corn on the cob, see the farm animals and enjoy the fall weather! Directions to get there are- take the 55N to the 91E (towards Riverside) to the 60E (towards Indio) to exit 79 Highway at Beaumont. Once you take the exit, go left and stay on Oak Glen Rd. through Beaumont for about 5 miles up the mountain to Riley’s Farm on the right side shortly after the big red apple sign. It takes 1.5 hours and is open all week. You can also go into Oak Glen for other fun activities and yummy food!!! Enjoy God’s wonderful creation this month with your family!!

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* Please have your child bring his/her “backpack” to preschool everyday. Always keep an extra set of LABELED clothes (underwear, shirt, pants or shorts and socks) in a zip lock bag inside the pail in case of toileting “accidents” or water play spills. Check your child’s pail DAILY for Art projects, notes and forms!

* Please contact the preschool office if you have a change of address, phone, or authorized “pick-up” person or if your child is sick!

* When signing in/out, PLEASE SIGN YOUR CHILD’S FULL NAME AND YOUR FULL NAME and the times of drop off/pick up on the sheet. ONLY THOSE PEOPLE YOU HAVE LISTED ON YOUR AUTHORIZATION SHEET WILL BE ALLOWED TO PICK YOUR CHILD UP!

* Please remember to send your child in closed-toe shoes and play clothes. No crocs please.

* Please be prompt in picking your child up everyday and REMEMBER TO SIGN YOUR CHILD OUT as this is a state requirement! THANKS!! We will be enforcing our late pick-up policy as outlined in our Parent Handbook! Thanks for being considerate to your child!

* Lighthouse Coastal Community Church meets every Sunday at 10:00 a.m. Sunday school and Nursery care are provided during the service. We would love you to join us!

* As part of our master plan agreement with the City of Costa Mesa, it is mandatory that all parents and visitors park in the main church parking lot at all times. The parking lot barriers will be open from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. – our normal business hours. The lot will also be opened for any special activities as needed between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 11:00 p.m. No activities will take place in the parking lot after 11:00 p.m. or before 7:00 a.m. You are required to walk your child through the side door of the Worship Center and sign him/her in and out on the sheet provided daily. The preschool staff will be there to welcome and dismiss your child to you or an authorized adult. If you arrive early for any session, please keep your child with you in the car until it is time to sign him/her in. Should you arrive late for drop off or plan to pick your child up early from the classroom, please park in the main church parking lot and walk him/her across the street at the designated crosswalk on the corner of Magnolia St. and Santa Ana Ave. only. Please help us in honoring Lil’ Lighthouse Preschool’s agreement with the City of Costa Mesa in following these procedures.

In case of a blackout or emergency disaster, or if you cannot reach us on the landline, we will have a cell phone turned on for you to contact us. Please note the number and keep it in a convenient place. Please do not leave voicemails on this line.
(949) 209-7114

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LOOKING AHEAD:

November 1 – No School
November 6-9 – TK Parent/Teacher Conference (Class as normal)
November 10 – No School-Veteran’s Day Holiday
November 14 – Picture Make-up day
November 16 & 17 – Thanksgiving Class Parties for each class
November 20–24 – SCHOOL CLOSED for Thanksgiving Holiday

Blessings and Love,

Mrs. Marge Menashe