November 2018 Newsletter

Dear Families: The “At a Glance” area is designed for a quick overview of the monthly newsletter for your convenience in today’s fast paced world.

The best gift you could ever give someone is your time.~ Unknown

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At a Glance

Turkey Feathers-An FSP tradition Hairdo Day- Tuesday, November 6th 9:00am. Sign up sheet available at desk Karate with Sensei Tim-Wednesday, November 7th 10:30-11:30 Thanksgiving Celebration- Wednesday November 21st- 12noon Closed Thanksgiving Day, Thursday November 22nd Flu care discussed at the end of the newsletter

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Heartfelt Thoughts

Gatherings and gratitude are our focus as we settle into the season of celebration and a time for family and friends. Here at FSP our students are adjusting nicely and embracing their surroundings while building friendships and evolving through their exploration of their classroom. This month we will enjoy gathering together for a Thanksgiving Celebration to share traditions of the season and some healthy seasonal foods.

Turkey Feathers

It is an FSP tradition to send home a construction paper turkey feather with our November newsletter. We ask families to decorate their feather at home and return it to us. The decorated feathers will be used on our large turkey display for everyone to view. When complete please have your child write their name on the back of the feather and return it to a staff member. We look forward to seeing your creativity and the pride the children take in their family’s creation.

Hair-Do Day

Ms. Faith will be here on Tuesday, November 6th for Hair-Do day. Haircuts for boys and girls are $10.00, bangs trimmed $3.00, braids and Princess-Do’s $10.00. Please make sure all gratuities are provided in cash the day of the haircut. All proceeds go directly to Ms. Faith. A sign-up sheet is available at the reception desk.

Karate with Sensei Tim

During the month of November, Sensei Tim and Ms. Sherry from Gillett’s Mixed Martial Arts in Tiverton will be at FSP on Wednesday mornings from 10:30-11:30 for Karate lessons. Children in P3, P4 and P5 will have a chance to flex their muscles both physically and mentally. Karate teaches children self-confidence, sportsmanship, respect and self-control.

Thanksgiving Celebration

Wednesday, November 21st , we will gather together to share the traditions of the season and some healthy foods. We will be serving a luncheon feast of Boar’s Head turkey breast, mashed potatoes and organic string beans, applesauce will be served for dessert. Our projects and literacy activities for the day will explore around the seasonal events and the history of the celebration.

Thanksgiving Day

We will be closed Thursday, November 22nd for Thanksgiving Day, please enjoy your family celebration. We are open a full day Wednesday, November 21st and Friday, November 23rd. A sign-up sheet will be available to best assist with staffing.

Flu Care and Prevention Suggestions

Flu season is upon us so let’s work together to stay healthy.

Symptoms: Symptoms begin 1-4 days after exposure Fever, cough, headaches, runny and stuffy nose, aches, fatigue, sore throat Children may suffer vomiting and diarrhea Prevention: Flu shot - According to RI Department of Health, all children attending a child care facility must get the flu vaccine every year by December 31st. Handwashing often- Keep distance from ill people Cut down on refined sugar Oscillococcinum- a homeopathic remedy has been shown to decrease the severity and length of the symptoms (available at CVS and most grocery stores) Flu care Tips: Drink plenty of water, call your doctor within the first 24 hours of symptoms and ask about anti-viral medication.

Here at FSP we are disinfecting rooms diligently to support a healthy environment.

Happy Thanksgiving!