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October Newsletter

October is a very busy and exciting month at Holy Cross. Days are growing shorter, the weather is beginning to cool, and the leaves are just beginning to change. Before you realize, we’ll be putting on our costumes for Halloween.

Technology is thriving in the preschool! From now until the end of the year, my calendar and monthly newsletter will be posted on the Holy Cross School Website: In order to keep you informed, please check the web site.

As the month begins, we will be celebrating the feast of St. Francis on Thursday October 4th. Your child should bring one special stuffed animal to class that day. We’ll walk over to the church and have their animals “blessed.”

Jelly Jar Photography will be also taking our class pictures on Thursday October 4th. Hopefully the weather will cooperate and the pictures will be taken outside. We will not be painting that day. This is such a beautiful memory; I hope everyone stays healthy and can make it. If by chance your child is sick, make-up day will be Friday October 5th.

Since October is Fire Safety Month, we’ll learn some important tips about fire procedures, see a fire truck up-close, and hear a siren. Rumson Fire Department should be contacting us with a possible date.

Throughout the month, your child will be creating pumpkins, bats, spiders, and witches to decorate your home for Halloween. Our first party of the year will be Wednesday October 31st at 11:15. The children should come to school dressed in costumes at the regular time. I do ask that no one wears a mask on that day. The children are just beginning to feel comfortable with their new environment, and masks just seem a little too frightening. Please mark your calendar, and join us for the party.

Well, we’ve made it through September. I’ve had a wonderful time getting to know you and my new friends. Each year I learn different and interesting things about children. They never cease to amaze me. Thank-you for all of your support and smiling faces, I really appreciate your help and hope the transition wasn’t too anxious for you, or your child. Finally, I’d like to thank-you for sharing your most special gift, your child, with me.