October 2021 Newsletter



October 2021

 Dear Parent(s),

This month’s Mother Goose Time curriculum has all classes having the theme of Down On The Farm. Each week will have a different theme relating to the farm, farm animals and food we get from a farm. Your teacher’s newsletter for the month will have more specifics on what activities are planned for the month.

During Fire Prevention Week (October 3-9), all classes will be learning what to do in the case of a fire at home and at school. Routine fire drills will be practiced at this time. A visit by the Jefferson Fire House, with their fire engines, may happen this week if their schedule permits.

JCDS will have our monthly staff meeting on Monday, October 11th. The meeting will be held at 5:30pm and all children need to be picked up by then.

Individual Child Reports (ICR) will be coming out around October 15th. The ICR lets you see how your child is progressing over multiple checkpoint periods. It helps teachers plan for your child and easily identify areas where he/she may need additional support. If you would like to set up a parent/teacher conference to discuss your children’s progress, please see your teacher or Larry Brown. Please remember that we need the cover sheet signed and returned back to school.

Reading to children is a very important daily school activity that has lifelong learning benefits. Annually, the Norristown Bookmobile would visit JCDS on a monthly basis. This has been the case for over 20 years. Unfortunately, during the COVID-19 pandemic, the bookmobile has suspended reading to children, either in the bookmobile or coming inside JCDS. What the bookmobile will be doing is dropping off 50 books each month that we will be able to read to the children. We thank the bookmobile for continuing with their efforts to provide reading to young children.

For those students who celebrate the tradition of Halloween, class costume parades will be Wednesday, October 27th at 3:00PM.  This will be for all children attending that day. Parents will be able to attend the parade. Further details will follow on times and format.

Our JCDS Spirit Week will be October 25th – October 29th. During this week, we will have a different theme for each day and the children can come to school dressed according to the theme for that day. More details will be forth coming on the themes.



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