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.
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 email@example.com or 362-1395.
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
Wednesday January 1st
Sunday January 19th
Mister Chris Concert