November 2018 Directors Newsletter

Dear Northminster Preschool Parents and Friends:

This is a month for giving thanks.  I would like to thank all the parents who have brought in special snacks, volunteered, participated in the parent group meetings, signed up to help with fundraisers, and all of the other big and small things you do to help make Northminster a special preschool.

We will be doing our second annual Kids’ Craft Workshop and Vendor Boutique on Saturday, December 1, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.  We will be sending out a google doc soon and we need your help! Please consider signing up for a craft table to help the children make crafts for decorations and/or Christmas gifts.  Thank you to the workshop committee for making this exciting event happen again this year! We will be auctioning off class baskets on December 1st as well.  Each class will have a basket theme and we are asking families to donate items to the basket to be auctioned off.

Our second dine-n-donate is Tuesday, November 6, 2018 at Mountain Mike’s Pizza in Clairemont, all day.  Please consider going there for lunch or dinner. They will donate 20% of the proceeds to the preschool! Don’t forget to bring the flyer we will be distributing so our school gets the credit.

Our parent group meeting is Friday, November 9, 2018 at noon.  If you come to the meeting your child eats during lunch bunch for free!  Lunch will be served to the parents attending. Please bring a lunch for your child. We would love to see you there! 

Our enrichment program this month is Eric Runningpath.  He is a Native American Dancer who does a show in Congdon Hall on November 13th and 14th.  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.

We are also doing a food drive for CCSA, a community service agency that helps feed the homeless and those in need in the Clairemont area.  There will be a box outside the office next week for the collection. The agency needs stuffing mix, canned fruit, canned cranberry sauce, chicken broth, mashed potato mix, canned green beans, canned gravy, cake mix, bags of rice and bags of beans.  Please make sure the items you donate are not expired food items.  Thank you for your generosity.

We will be closed on Monday, November 12, 2018 in observance of Veteran’s Day.  We will also be closed the week of November 19-23 for Thanksgiving break.

The staff and I would like to thank you for sharing your children with us.  They are special, we love them, and our jobs!

Shelli Harder