October 2022 Newsletter

Dear Parents,


We welcome you to a new school year, new friends for you and your child…. and a busy month ahead!


IMPORTANT DATES

Oct 6 HRMS Sweatshirt/T-Shirt Orders Due (adult & child sizes available!)

Oct 6 Small Hands Fundraiser Orders Due

*If you reserved a wish list item, please send in an order form and check.

Oct 10 Columbus / Indigenous People’s Day – NO SCHOOL

Oct 13 NEW! HRMS “Living Well” Series

Oct 20 School Picture Day

*If you’d like a sibling photographed, please call the office for an appointment.

Oct 27 Fall Festival – Volunteers needed!


NEW! HRMS Living Well Series – Oct 13 @ 9:15 am

Please join us at HRMS for our new monthly series Living Well. Parents are invited to join us on campus in hopes to cultivate self-care within our community through educational speakers and group activities. Self-care topics may include things like nutrition, fitness, best parenting practices, financial wellness, post-partum care, self-defense, home organization, goal setting, mental wellbeing and beyond. If you yourself have a topic idea or know of someone whose expertise may benefit our community, please let us know. We are still developing our schedule.


We will kick off the series with a discussion led by our own Miss Michelle, Licensed Marriage, and Family Therapist (LMFT) entitled “Managing Transitions and Change”. If you are interested in attending, please RSVP to the office. Younger siblings who can sit in their parents’ lap or a stroller are welcome to attend, if you can’t find a sitter. We hope to see you there!


Fall Festival – Oct 27

We are delighted to be having our Fall Festival again this year. There will be games for the children and pumpkin decorating, fall bingo and more. We are looking for 2 to 3 parent volunteers for each class to help at this event. If you are interested, please contact the office.


Miss Kathleen’s Class: 9:15 – 10:00 am

Miss Jennifer’s Class: 10:00 – 10:45 am

Miss Suzy’s Class: 10:45 – 11:15 am


Good Health - We CAN do this with YOU!

We are so grateful to you for keeping us all healthy! YOU have enabled us to be open and help to teach your children so many things! During the past week, there seems to be a tummy bug, sniffles and low-grade fever going around. Some have kindly gone and had their child tested for Covid. Thank you for “being on the safe side” and keeping your child home if there is any question in your mind about their wellness. They are their best selves at school when they feel 100% healthy. While we do not have a steadfast rule about Covid-19 testing, we ask parents to use their best judgement. If your child has been exposed to a COVID+ person we ask that you keep them home for 5 days, testing on day 5 and returning to school with no symptoms and a negative test on day 6.


If it is a common cold/allergies/upset stomach, we are happy to have your child back when they are feeling healthy. Please keep in mind that a child must be 24 hours fever-free without medicine, before returning to school. Clear mucus is acceptable but active runny noses, especially ones they can’t wipe themselves, and constant coughing is troublesome for our school community as germs can spread quickly amongst the little ones.


Flu Immunization😊

All students under the age of 5 are required by State Law to receive the Flu Immunization and provide documentation from the doctor to our office.

Name that Coat!

When the weather turns cooler, the children come to school with sweaters and coats. Oftentimes, these clothes are new, we do not recognize them and neither does your child! Please write your child’s name in their coat, hat, gloves, and boots. It will help us return your child in the clothes he or she came in!


In Parting…

When your child is leaving for the day, we like to put our hand over our heart and say good-bye, just as we do when your child arrives each day. Will you kindly help us reinforce this wonderful lesson in grace and courtesy?

The Grand Finale

Halloween can be a delightful time of year for most; however, it can be quite scary for the younger children. It hasalways been our policy to have their Halloween costumes remain at home. We would be so sad if someone’s costume was torn, or worse yet, have some snack spilled on it!!! Please save that wonderful costume for Halloween Night! I am sure we will hear all the details the next day!


HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

Kathleen