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Sacred Heart Preschool Newsletter

October Preschool News

Concepts We Are Working On

Shape – Triangle
Color – Orange (Spanish – anaranjado)
Number – 3
Letters – E, F, G, H
God’s Time – “Love Others as God Loves You” (The Ten Commandments, The Rich Young Man, The Poor Woman’s Gift)

Fun Things We Are Doing

Experimenting with ice
Working with patterns
Painting paper bag pumpkins
Marble painting spider webs

Songs We Are Singing

Experimenting with ice
Working with patterns
Painting paper bag pumpkins
Marble painting spider webs

Books We Are Reading

Pumpkin Head
Edward the Emu
Dot the Fire Dog
Go Away Big Green Monster
Let’s Show Jesus’ Light on Halloween


Fire Safety

October is Fire Safety Month. Our preschoolers will learn about fire safety and calling 911. We have some family homework for you! Experts say it is important form families to establish a meeting place and practice their own fire drill at home. If you haven’t had the chance to do so, take some time to discuss and practice this with your family.


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Upcoming Events

October 4/5
Fontenelle Forest Field Trips

October 13
Library Day MWF (note change)

October 16
No Preschool

October 17
Picture Day T-TH Class

October 19
Fire Station T-TH Class

October 20
Fire Station MWF Class

October 23
Mommy & Me 6:30 p.m.

October 24
Library Day T-TH

October 26-27
No Preschool

October 30/31
Wear your costumes!
“Trick or Treat” at dismissal

Additional Information
Please look for e-mails and notes home for details of some of the above activities.


October Event Details

Fontenelle Forest Field Trips—October 4 & 5

Parents will provide transportation to and from the field trip, and remain with your child. Parents should arrive in the lobby of Fontenelle Forest Nature Center at 9:15 a.m. on your child’s class day. Please present your FNA membership or pay the $9.50 adult fee at this time. The student portion will have already been paid ahead of time.

The program will begin at 9:30 a.m. and last about 45 minutes. At this time, parents are free to leave with their child or they may stay until 11:00 a.m. (or longer) to explore the indoor and outdoor areas. Just a reminder that the field trip is for the preschool child and their designated adult only. Alternate arrangements must be made for siblings.

Please refer to the note sent home with your child’s permission slip for additional details.

Picture Day for Tuesday-Thursday Class—October 17

Children in the T-TH class will have their pictures taken at 8:20 a.m. on Tuesday, October 17. All children will have their pictures taken, but placing an order is optional. For ordering details, please refer to the form from Lifetouch that will come home this month.

Walk to the Fire Station—October 19 & 20

Preschoolers will walk to the Papillion Fire Station (weather permitting) on their scheduled class day. As with library days, please send comfortable walking shoes and outer wear appropriate to the cooler morning weather. Permission slips will come home soon.

Mommy & Me Night—October 23

On Monday, October 23 we will have Mommy & Me activities in the Steinhausen Center (building across from the church) from 6:30 – 7:15 p.m. Preschoolers and their mommies will enjoy some fun October activities together! If mommy is unavailable, a grandma, aunt or special friend may come along instead.

Because this is a special evening of one on one time for preschoolers and their mommies, we ask parents to make alternate arrangements for siblings. Mommy & Me is an optional activity, so please do not be concerned if you are unable to attend. Dress is casual!

If you would like to donate some fall or Halloween themed candy (i.e. fall M&M’s, ghost shaped marshmallows, etc.) for one of our activities, please place in the basket in our entry way. Thanks!

Trick or Treat & Costume Day—October 30 & 31

On these days, your child may wear a costume to preschool! We ask that preschoolers leave any pretend weapons or really scary masks at home. We will extend dismissal to the last 15 minutes of preschool, and invite parents to join us outside to pass out some treats. Parents who are able to participate, should arrive at 10:45 a.m. and bring a bag of 15 treats to pass out.

Siblings are welcome to watch! You do not need to send treats if you cannot attend. We will let your little ones do a little “trick or treating” and practice saying “thank you” as they dismiss for the day!