October Newsletter 14 - First Presbyterian Church, Oceanside, CA


October Newsletter 14 - First Presbyterian Church, Oceanside, CA
First Presbyterian Preschool
2001 S. El Camino Real, Oceanside, CA 22054
[email protected]
757-5120 FAX (760) 757-0961
October 2014
Dear Parents,
Dress up, wear funny hats to the dinner table,
make-up funny names for a day.... let your imagination run wild! It’s October.....and you have
Fall is here and many great activities are in the
works here at First Presbyterian Church.
“Thank you” to all the dads and substitute dads
for taking time out to play
at school with your child!
Our annual Dad’s Night is
a wonderful way to kick
off the school year.
Children love to talk about their Halloween costumes, but they may not love to wear their costumes! Fantasy and make-believe are important
concepts that children need in order to process
what they don’t have concrete knowledge of. Let
your child choose their costume and avoid masks.
Children believe whatever it is they see with their
own eyes. It is quite all right if they say, “No, I
don’t want to wear it!”
On October 16 at 10:16
a.m. we will be participating in the GREAT AMERICAN SHAKEOUT.
This is a state wide earthquake drill.
Children, attending on Tuesday and Thursday
mornings, are still easing in to the idea whether or
not preschool is fun. They will have an opportunity to dress up and celebrate Halloween in their
own classroom.
Make sure to bring the whole family to the annual
All Hallow’s Eve festivities on Sunday, October 26
from 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. Families With Children
Ministry, Church and Preschool staff will get the
band in tune, the dogs on the grill, and set up the
tricks and treats! Bring the whole family and
share the fun with all.
Dates to Know
With love,
Julie Faumuina
Wed. & Thurs., October 8 & 9: Chapel Days
Sun., October 26: All Hallow’s Eve 3:00-5:00 p.m.
Halloween & Costume Tips
October 30 & 31: Costume Days/during class time
November 1: REMINDER - Set your clocks back 1
November 4, 5, 6: School Picture Days
Tuesday., November 11: No School/Veterans’ Day
Pretending is a wonderful activity that
seems to compliment the young and lost
on the old (or sort of old). So, if you are
“old” or “sort of old” you might want to
capitalize on this wonderful season and
enjoy the permission to pretend with your child.
Mon. - Fri., November 24 - 28: No School/
Thanksgiving Break.
Staying Healthy!
Parking Lot Safety Request
The cold and flu season is gearing up. Help us
to provide a healthy environment for your
child and for our staff.
In order to assure a safe drop off and pick up
experience for our families please remember
to put cell phones away when driving. No call
or text is more important than our little ones.
Each year we have children or family members
who have health systems compromised by
germs due to a physical condition and treatments (such as chemo and radiation). Please
be extra considerate and help us avoid the
spread of illness.
A Special Invitation!
Join us on Sunday, October 26, for our annual
All Hallows Eve celebration. Come enjoy the
live music, hot dogs on the grill, Preschool
classrooms open with games, a cake walk and
the Great Hall filled with fun booths and
games. This is a fun event where children,
and adults, can find that special friendly costume and dress up!
•Wash, wash, wash those hands
•Teach your child to cough or sneeze into the
bend in their arm - not in their hands
•Keep a child home that has had a fever or has
vomited in the last 24 hours. (Even if your
child wants to come to school they are
susceptible to a relapse.
Children’s Bible Study Notes!
This month’s bible study note is from Pastor
•Children MUST BE vomit/fever FREE for 24
hours before returning.
On the 31st is Halloween. As you are preparing your child’s costume, did you ever wonder
where the whole concept of Halloween came
from? Or why we dress up? Or eat certain
things? Halloween or All Hallows Eve began
as a Celtic Harvest festival that was Christianized. It was set aside as a feast day to remember those who had past away. It was also traditionally an abstinence day where people
were not to eat meat. This is why we have
candy apples, cider and other vegetarian
dishes on that day. This celebration reminds
us that there is humor and ridicule in the face
of death because we are not left alone, but
Christ continues to live with and through us
both in this life and in eternity.
•Do not send a child to school medicated.
Classroom Readers
Each year Pastor Liz visits each classroom and
reads to the children. If you are interested in
being a classroom reader please let your
child’s teacher know.
Volunteers Needed
We would love to have some parent volunteers
to assist us during our school picture days.
Please stop by the office and let us know if
you are available to volunteer. The time slots
are Tuesday, Nov. 4, 9:00-12:00 and 1:00-4:00,
Wednesday, Nov. 5, 9:00 - 2:00 and Thursday,
Nov. 6, 9:00 - 12:00.
Tuition is due on the 15th of each month and
we thank you for your prompt payment