Families

For Current Families of NDS

News & Information

This week in your child’s classroom:

Infant 1 – read holiday books.  

Infant 2 – Dot to Dot Snowpeople, read holiday books

Junior Toddler – snowball throwing, music and movement, began festival of lights unit / project  

Toddler – Sensory activities, snow play, festival of lights unit/project

Senior Toddler – snow play and VINS

Preschool 1 – Fine motor activities, letter sounds, snow play, VINS

Preschool 2 – Snow people, SVAC, What makes us mad, VINS, big blocks, yoga and other indoor gross motor activities

Afterschool – origami and bead stringing / jewelery

Classroom Wish lists:

Thank you for reviewing our classroom wish lists below.

***Infant 1, Infant 2 and Junior Toddlers are ALL in need of EMPTY Baby Wipe Containers***

Toddler – looking for donations of matchbox cars

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

Preschool 2 – small, dorm-sized refrigerator

School Age – is in need of Size 5 girls’ clothes to have on hand for extra.

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

Staff have been working hard at gathering lots of wonderful items for our basket raffle. Our craft fair and basket raffle fundraiser is on December 14th from 9:00-3:00 and we really need your help! Please help by hanging up flyers, donating items for your child’s classroom basket, donating extra baskets you have at home, asking your employer to donate a basket or gift certificate, telling your friends and neighbors about this event or baking something for our bake sale. Most of all, we really hope you will come to NDS and support this event. Vendors will be selling items such as maple syrup, jewelry, pottery, pebble art, holiday crafts and much more! See the flyer here.

Our lost and found box in the lobby has collected many interesting items! Please check the box to see if any of the items belong to you or your child.

Cold Weather Safety – Attached please find a great article from Head Start on Cold Weather Safety for children.

Mister Chris and Friends Concert – Jump, jump, jump up and down! Dance and sing along as Mister Chris and his band of special friends perform new and familiar songs, including favorites from the popular Vermont PBS music series for kiddos, Mister Chris and Friends! Featuring Caleb Bronz (Drums), Tyler Bolles (Upright Bass), Emma Cooke (Keys, Guitar, Vocals) and Ethan Tischler (Guitar, Banjo, Vocals). Accessibility and inclusion are paramount to the mission of Vermont PBS and Mister Chris andFriends, so the entire concert experience has been designed so those with light and sound sensitivities can play and sing along too. Concerts are being offered in Rutland and in Brattleboro. Please see attached flyer. 

SVAC It’s A Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play

NDS Savings Card Fundraiser – Forms and money should be returned to your child’s teacher. Forms available in the NDS Lobby or download one here to fill out and hand in to your teacher.

NDS is currently hiring Substitute Teachers and a part-time handy person. If you know of anyone interested in either of these per-diem 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

Friday December 13th 

SVAC – It’s a Wonderful Life

Saturday December 14th 

NDS Craft Fair & Basket Raffle

Tuesday December 24th 

NDS closes at 12 noon

Wednesday December 25th

NDS Closed

Wednesday January 1st 

NDS Closed

Sunday January 19th 

Mister Chris Concert

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