November 2017 Newsletter

Director’s Corner   November 2017

Dear Northminster Preschool Parents and Friends:

This is a month for giving thanks and I would like to thank ALL of the parent volunteers, the parent contributors, the parent group members, the room mom’s, the ice cream volunteers for their contributions so far this year!  We had a successful Mixed Bags fundraiser with almost $3,000.00 coming back to the preschool.  You can order on line up until July 2018 and 40% will still come back to the preschool.  The orders should be back in a couple of weeks.

Our next fundraiser is butter braids, they are a great holiday gift or a great Christmas morning baked treat before you open those presents!  

The parent group meeting is Friday, November 17th at noon in the Fireside Room.  Please come join us for lunch.

For those of you who have been at Northminster for a while, we normally have a big fundraising Carnival the first weekend in November.  This year we are taking a break from the Carnival.  We have had a carnival since the preschool opened in 1970 and we felt we were not accomplishing our fundraising goals for the amount of work it took to put on the carnival.  If you have any new ideas for fundraising, please come to our November parent group meeting!  We would love to hear your ideas.

I would like to remind all the parents that as we get into the full swing of the year, there are many opportunities to participate in fundraisers, volunteer your time, or your talents.  Our fundraising can only be successful with your help.  Your fundraising dollars in the past have beautified our school in countless ways and the play yard in the front and the back are some examples.  We are looking to possibly update the outside bathrooms this summer!  As you may guess, we need your help.  The plumbing is around 45 years old.  

Our enrichment program this month is Eric Runningpath.  He is a Native American Dancer who does a show in Congdon Hall on November 14th and 15th.  He dresses in full Native American regalia, dances and teaches the children about his culture.  He has been performing at the preschool for over 20 years.  You are more than welcome to come and watch!  The show starts at 10:30 a.m.

A few calendar reminders for you.  We will be closed on Friday, November 10, 2017 in observance of Veteran’s Day.  We will also be closed the week of November 20-24 for Thanksgiving break.

The entire preschool staff is thankful and appreciative of all the parents and children here at Northminster and feel very blessed to be able to be a part of your lives for the short time you are with us.  

Shelli Harder