Monday, November 23, 2015

It's the End of November Already!

From the length of my mustache, I'm sure you can tell that we are at the end of No-Shave-November! Although I think I look quite dapper with my 'stache, I am also eager to shave ... this thing is starting to itch!

At this time of year, I always like to reflect on all of the reasons I have to be thankful.  Just this morning, I was talking with our Director, Mrs. Kile. She and I both have our ELC friends, families, and staff (along with our own families) at the top of our lists!  We are so appreciative of the support we get from the families of our preschool friends, the warm greetings we get from the boys and girls at our school each morning, and how our teachers and specialists work so hard to keep our center positive, safe, and fun for our students!

I have also heard many compliments from our administrator friends upstairs who keep complimenting how safe our students have been in the parking lot!  They have mentioned that they see our boys and girls holding hands with an adult as they walk to and from their cars.  They have also mentioned how much they appreciate our students using their quiet voices as they enter our center!  (The boys and girls at my center are awesome!)

We have begun our Holiday Drive, and I want to mention that I am thankful to be part of such a caring community!   As you can see, we have started collecting non-perishable food and personal items that will be donated to W.A.R.M. and distributed to families right here in Westerville.  If you would like to contribute, items can be dropped off under the Giving Tree near the front desk in our center.

If your family needs support, but you aren't sure where to start, feel free to reach out to Mrs. Kile. She is really good at connecting families with people who can help. You can always stop by to see her, but if you want to be sure she is available, it is a good idea to call the front desk to make sure she is in.  (614-797-7450)

Remember, we only have two days of school this week. On Wednesday and Thursday my preschool friends will be with their own families celebrating Thanksgiving.

Happy Thanksgiving!
The Polar Bear

P.S. Many of you have heard about our Holiday Program .... it is quite popular!  More details will be coming, but in case you want to hold the date, I will mention the date is set for Wednesday, December 16th.