October has been an eventful month! Our older children had an awesome time touring Hickory Nut Gap Farm. All of our preschoolers enjoyed a visit from the Riceville Fire Department, and also story time with Ms. Lea Blackwood, who volunteers with the Buncombe County Library’s Preschool Outreach Program. The children are enjoying having music time each week with Ms. Lou Ann and Mr. Ken. In the classrooms, we have been learning about God’s beautiful creation of the fall season and working on many creative activities and crafts. We are looking forward to our classroom fall parties on Tuesday October 31. Your children may come dressed in their costumes.
If you haven’t viewed your child’s fall portraits, you will find them in their classroom. Payment for pictures is due by Wednesday November 1. The preschool will be closed on Wednesday November 22 and Thursday November 23 for the Thanksgiving holiday.
Scholastic Book orders are due by Wednesday November 15. This will be our last Scholastic order before Christmas and it is a great opportunity to order books for gifts! Please let me know if your book order includes gifts for your child. As always, you may order online or turn in your paper forms here at the preschool.
For our preschool outreach this year, we are participating in the Samaritan’s Purse Operation Christmas Child program. Shoeboxes are available in the preschool entrance. Filled boxes need to be turned in no later than Thursday November 16. Extra boxes and brochures are available if needed.
I want to wish you all a very Happy Thanksgiving. We are so blessed here at Grassy Branch with caring teachers, delightful children and wonderful preschool families. We have so much for which we are thankful!