We have had an exciting month getting to know your children. The teachers have worked with your children to assist them in learning their classroom routines, how to make friends, how to speak with their teachers and express their own needs. The teachers have built a classroom community where the children are comfortable; knowing they are safe and well cared for by their teachers. I truly enjoyed our first Prayer Service yesterday and seeing all of the children in church. The growth this month has been amazing. The children brought their much loved stuffed animals to be blessed and we all sang and prayed in honor of St. Francis of Assisi. Thank you for sharing your children with us and I will relish every moment this year as I watch them grow and learn.
Leslie M. Lewis
“Children are made readers on the laps of their parents.” Emilie Buchwald
We continue to encourage reading to your child every day. You can help your child become a reader by reading to them and with them. Attached is a list of books by Judith Viorst and Halloween favorites that we will be reading this month. Be sure to pick up your child and pick up a book.
Back to School Night, Thursday October 23
Join the Home School Association and the staff for an informative evening. The teachers will provide insight into your child’s day and samples of the work they have done. Back to School Night allows you to peek into your child’s class routine and find out what their days are all about. I look forward to seeing you that evening.
H.S.A. Kitchen Tour, Saturday, October 18
This is a major fundraiser for HTIS and we need your help. Please consider volunteering to help with this fun and exciting day. We need dozens of volunteer hours to make this day successful. Please consider giving an hour or two to help and meet your fellow HTIS families. Bring your friends and family to the tour and enjoy the experience.
“Why Catholic Preschool?” Open House, Tours
If you are happy at HTIS, please tell your friends and neighbors because word of mouth is the #1 reason parents choose a school. We will be sending home dates and times to you about all of the informational events for prospective parents. Please share it and invite a friend to get to know HTIS Mountainside Campus.