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November School News

This November we have a lot to do and a lot to be thankful for at St. Martin’s Episcopal School. If you want to download our two-page newsletter and calendar, it’s here:

Nut-free & latex-free school

Please remember we are a NUT-FREE and LATEX-FREE school. This includes nuts, tree nuts & balloons. This information is in our parent handbook. If you pack a nut-alternative spread in your child’s lunch please place a note in their lunchbox to inform us that it is an alternative to nut butter.

Nut-free & latex-free school

Please remember we are a NUT-FREE and LATEX-FREE school. This includes nuts, tree nuts & balloons. This information is in our parent handbook. If you pack a nut-alternative spread in your child’s lunch please place a note in their lunchbox to inform us that it is an alternative to nut butter.

Monthly themes: Family, I Am Thankful, Homes, Nutrition, Harvest

This month we will be learning how to write and recognize:

  • Letters:  N, P, I
  • Numbers: 6,7,8
  • Shape:  Square
  • Colors:  Brown

Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) Meeting, Nov. 2 at 9:15 am

Please join us in the school cafeteria following student drop-off.  The focus of this meeting will be to discuss fundraisers.

Children’s Chapel

In November, our chapel lessons will be:

  • Joshua 24:15d – “But as for me and my household, we will serve the Lord.”
  • Psalm 105:1 – “O give thanks to the LORD, call on his name, make known his deeds among the peoples.”
  • James 1:17 b, c, d – “Every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights… (God gave me a place to live- Karyn Henley)
  • Psalm 136:25 –“God gives food to all flesh, for his steadfast love endures forever.” (God Made food- Karyn Henley)

St. Martin Visit*, November 1 at 9:30 am

Please join us for a special Chapel service in the church as St. Martin will be visiting the students.

One night in an unusually severe winter, Martin met a beggar at the gates of the City of Amiens.  Having nothing but his weapons and the plain garment of a soldier, he prayed that others passing would have compassion on the beggar.  However, no one came to the beggar’s aid, so Martin, taking his sword, cut his cloak in half and gave half to the beggar.  That night Martin had a dream in which the risen Christ was wearing half a cloak and telling his angels that Martin had given it to him.

Thanksgiving Feast*, Nov. 16 at 11:30 am

This year our Thanksgiving feast will take place in the gym.  Please join us as we feed the children a special lunch.  Sign-up sheets to contribute items to the feast will be posted outside of the teachers’ classrooms.

Fun things to Note

An asterisk indicates parent involvement.

  • Nov. 1 – St. Martin Visit*, 9:30 in the church
  • Nov. 2 – PTO Meeting*, 9:15 in the cafeteria
  • Nov. 8 – Wear Brown
  • Nov. 16 – Thanksgiving Feast*, 11:30 in the gym
  • Nov. 20-24 – School Closed- Fall Break
  • Nov. 28 – Wear Patterns
  • Nov. 29 & 30 – Fall Picture Day

 

Friendly Reminders:

  • We use Remind to communicate with parents in case of a school emergency or school closure. ALL families should sign up for our text messaging service Remind. Last year’s class code will not work to get you information this year. Text the message @stm1718 to the number 81010. If 81018 won’t work on your cell phone text message app, use 682-237-6657.  
  • Please remember to check your child’s folder on a regular basis as important information is sent home along with the wonderful work they have created in school.
  • If you are currently potty training your child please be mindful of what they are wearing. Please send them to school in pants that your child can pull up and fasten independently.