Weekly Updates & Events

For Current Families of NDS

News & Information

This week in your child’s classroom:

Infant 1 – spelled names with wooden blocks, stacking cups

Infant 2 – dot dot valentine’s day crafts

Junior Toddler –  marble painted hearts, played with play doh

Toddler – tunnel play, sponge painting and dance party

Senior Toddler – learned about hibernation, went to Manchester Country Club to see animal tracks, compared raccoon and dog tracks, made shelter out of big branches and saw a beaver dam

Preschool 1 – Read “The Mitten”, made mittens, talked about the different animals in the “The Mitten” and “The Hat”, letter sounds, scooter play, yoga, music, lots of outside time

Preschool 2 – worked with letters, talked about friendship / valentine’s day craft, shaky egg songs, made lego bridges

Afterschool – jewelry with seed beads, hockey, baseball, new puzzles and read stories together

Classroom Wish Lists:

Thank you for reviewing our classroom wish lists below.

Infant 1 – Carter’s Large cloth snap bibs

Toddler –Thomas Trains with magnetic connectors that fit on the train tracks.  

Preschool 1- new or used laptop computer (compatible with wi-fi) so teachers may more easily enter observations and complete classroom-related tasks.

School Age –Couch And Size 5 girls’ clothes to have on hand for extra.

Program – blue tooth speaker, projector, projector screen, flat screen television with built in DVD player.

Jane’s monthly newsletter is attached. Please take time to read through it. 

We have 6 cases of Influenza at NDS. We are taking appropriate actions here at school to control the outbreak and the spread of germs. We do recommend that all families and children get vaccinated if you haven’t already. Attached is a flu guide for parents put out by the CDC. Please review and be aware of any symptoms of the flu that you may see in your child or children. If your child has symptoms of the flu, your child should stay home to rest and to avoid spreading flu to other children or staff. Children younger than 5 years of age – especially those younger than 2 years – and children with certain long-term health problems (including asthma, diabetes and disorders of the brain or nervous system), are at high risk of serious flu complications. It is suggested to call your doctor right away if they develop flu symptoms. 

A big thank you to the Waters Family for their wish list donation of a mini refrigerator for our Preschool 2 Classroom! Thank you for reviewing our wish lists and helping out when you can. We really appreciate it.

NDS Partners with Shaw’s – We are so excited to share that Northshire Day School is now participating in the Shaw’s Giving Tag Program, which is designed to make it easy for customers of Shaw’s stores to contribute to their local community while supporting the environment. This ongoing opportunity can be taken advantage of at any Shaw’s store. All you have to do is purchase a $2.50 reusable GIVE BACK WHERE IT COUNTS Bag, follow the instructions on the attached Giving Tag and we will receive a $1 donation! This is a great way to support the environment and fundraise for our school. If every family and staff member purchased just ONE bag and directed the $1 donation to us, we would receive a donation of over $100!!!! Please share the news of this opportunity with your friends and family. The more people who learn about the program, purchase the GIVE BACK WHERE IT COUNTS Bag and use the attached Giving Tag to direct the donation to Northshire Day School, the more money we will raise.To learn more about this program, please visit www.shaws.bags4mycause.com.

Lost & Found – Please check our lost & found box in the NDS lobby. It is getting full with a variety of items. Please look to see if anything belongs to your child. Thank you! 

NDS is Hiring – NDS is currently hiring a Preschool Teacher Assistant and Substitute Teachers. If you know of anyone interested in either of these positions, please have them be in touch with Laurie at lmetcalfe@northshiredayschool.org or 362-1395.

What’s on the Menu?

Weekly Menu

Upcoming Events


Tuesday February 12th 

Dad’s Create Group– North Bennington

Wednesday February 12th

NDS receives their Farm to School Award at the state house in Montpelier

Thursday February 13th

6:00pm – Family Committee Meeting

Friday February 14th 

NDS Valentine’s Day Celebration

Friday February 21st 

NDS Closes at 3:30pm for Staff Training

Saturday February 22nd 

Clifford Birthday Party – North Bennington 

Tuesday February 25th

5:30pm LGK Action Team Mtg. @ NDS

Monday March 2nd

Dr. Seuss Week begins at NDS

Saturday March 14

Pancake Breakfast and Pie raffle

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