Newsletter 2019 - 2020  

Explorers' Squirrel Nut Hike

                                                    WHO:  Kindergarten & KinderClub students & parent                        WHEN:  Friday, October 4, 2019

                                                      WHERE:  Roaring Run Trail, Apollo                                             TIME:  11:30 AM - 1:30 PM

                    BRING:  container to collect things; a lunch

RAINDATE:  Friday, October 11, 2019

Please join us for this Explorer tradition.  Students will participate in a scavenger hunt, act out a story, and enjoy lunch together at the pavilion.  Plan on walking two miles.  Wear appropriate clothing and shoes for the weather, the trail may be wet and/or muddy.  The hike will take the place of class.  We will meet at the trail.  Please be sure you have completed the program registration form and have signed up for REMIND notifications > this will be used to communicate any changes.  If it is raining, classes will resume at their regular times.

Autumn Celebration!

Kindergarten ExplorersWednesday, October 30, 2019

KinderClub ExplorersThursday, October 31, 2019

WEE Explore! ~ Thursday, October 31, 2019

The children may dress in a costume of a favorite character.  Please send a bag for take-home treats. Treats to be passed should be put in a separate bag.  Play clothes may be sent in or worn under costumes.  Miss Andrea will be the leader and will provide the snack.  *WEEs check newsletter for information 

Thanksgiving Feast

The Explorers' Thanksgiving Feasts will be ~

Tuesday, November 26, 2019 @ 1:00 pm ~ KinderClub Explorers

Wednesday, November 27, 2019 @ 1:00 pm ~ Kindergarten Explorers

Due to the size of our classes and our classroom, each Explorer may invite ONE PERSON ONLY (an adult) to join us. This will be the children's first performance of the year.  Please keep in mind that this is their special day and we are hoping this will be a positive learning experience for them.   

We are asking that each child bring a covered dish for the feast.  Suggestions~ Stove Top Stuffing, instant mashed potatoes, chicken nuggets, chicken salad, Swedish meatballs, cheese & crackers, warm rolls/butter, vegetables, Jello, macaroni & cheese, pierogies, cold drinks, etc...  When deciding on the amount to prepare, please consider the number of children in the class plus one guest.  A sign-up list with suggestions will be posted outside the Explorers' news corner.  Dessert, coffee and tea will be provided.  Please bring any warm food when you return for the children's program. The children have a special Thanksgiving presentation planned just for you!  We are really looking forward to this day and hope that all the Explorers will be able to take part in this very special gathering.  KinderClub students ~ please make sure your child has breakfast before coming to class on this day since we will not have our morning snack...we will be using this time for rehearsal. Kindergarten students should bring a light lunch/snack.

Please RSVP so we can plan our menu.

Our Special Events Committee will be responsible for coordinating the food tables, set up, and clean up.  If you are not on the committee but would still like to help,  please sign the food list in the news corner.

Christmas Programs

Kindergarten Explorers will present their Christmas program on Friday, December 20, 2019

KinderClub Explorers will present their Christmas program on Thursday, December 19, 2019                 The children are to come at the regular class time to rehearse.  KinderClub parents are to return @ 1:00 PM;                               Kindergarten parents @ 1:30 PM.  Two adults @ student may attend (no children please).

 Refreshments will be served afterward. A list will be posted in our news corner for cookies and drinks.

WEE Explore! - Thursday, December 19, 2019 > parents are invited to join us for games and a Christmas craft.


Valentine Party

Thursday, February 13, 2020 ~ KinderClub Explorers

Friday, February 14, 2020 ~ Kindergarten Explorers

Thursday, February 13, 2020 - WEE Explore!

Explorers may bring their favorite stuffed animal to class for our Valentine's Day Party. Send a bag or box for Valentine exchanges.  Please be sure to put names on all bags or boxes. Cards and treats for classmates should be placed in a separate bag.  Miss Andrea will be the leader for the party and will provide a special snack!


March 2 ~ 6, 2020

Explorers may bring in a favorite Dr.Seuss book during this week in honor of Dr. Seuss.




March 23 ~ 27, 2020

During this week Explorers are encouraged to bring a favorite game to class.  Students are encouraged to bring games to class such as checkers, jacks, Candyland, Chutes and Ladders.  Games that can be introduced as a group activity are also an option, such as Mother May I, Colored Eggs, Kitty in the Corner, SPUD.  Be sure that your child knows the game well enough to explain the concept to the group. The focus throughout this week will be on math concepts through games.

Telephone Fun & Safety

March 16 ~ 20, 2020

The Explorers may bring a play phone to class during this week.  We will be practicing phone etiquette, safety, and playing fun games to help us to remember our telephone numbers.  Please be sure to return the form that will be sent home ASAP with the number you would like your child to memorize for school.

Silly Day

                              Wednesday, April 1st >Kindergarten Explorers                                                                                       Thursday, April 2nd > KinderClub Explorers                                                           Students may bring something silly to class, dress silly, wear a silly hat, tell a joke, do a magic trick, share a silly song...      

 Wheel Day

KinderClub Explorers & WEE Explore!  Thursday, April 16, 2020

   Kindergarten Explorers ~ Friday, April 17, 2020                                                                                                                                                            Explorers may bring their own ride toy to class!                                                                                                                                                                  Suggestions:  tricycle, scooters, big wheel, wagon, ride car, (no two-wheeled bikes). Plasma cars, roller racers, and scooters will be available for use.  Helmets and kneepads are recommended for ride toys.  An obstacle "road" course will be set up in our downstairs area for safety and fun!                                        Road signs, fast-food drive through, traffic cop (Miss Andrea), junk yard for unsafe driving, car wash, gas station, and lots and lots of fun!                                  Don't forget to bring something to ride!

 Monday, April 6, 2020   EASTER EGG HUNT   11:30 am ~ 1:30 pm

Roaring Run Trail   ~ Kindergarten & KinderClub Explorers (Rain Date: Wednesday, April 8th)

WEE Explore! ~ Thursday, April 9, 2020 at our building


Mother's Day Tea

Thursday, May 7, 2020 @ 1:00 PM ~ KinderClub Explorers

Friday, May 8, 2020 @ 1:00 PM ~ Kindergarten Explorers


**  **  **   LAST DAY CELEBRATION **  **  **

KinderClub > Thursday, May 28, 2020 @ 12:30 PM

students to come @ 10:00 AM

Kindergarten Explorers > Friday, May 29, 2020 @ 1:00 PM

students to come at the regular time - 9 AM

A celebration is being planned for the last day.  Due to the size of the classes, students may invite two adult guests (no children please).  Certificates, awards forCharacter Development, Homework/Classroom Student Award, and the Poetry Recognition Award will be given at this time.  A food list will be posted in our news corner.  We will need volunteers to coordinate the food AND help us clean up after the celebration.  Please sign up for this on the food list.  Since there will only be time for a small snack before the ceremony, you may want to make sure your child has breakfast on this day.  They will eat after the ceremony.

WEE Explore! > Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Last Day Picnic 

The WEE Explore! will celebrate their school year with a last day picnic at Northmoreland Park.  Our picnic time will be 1:00 pm ~ 2:30 pm, instead of the usual class time. We will meet at pavilion #2. A sign-up sheet for food will be posted in our news corner.  The cake will be provided through our fundraised money.