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September News: Week of September 18th and 25th

Halloween Parade

Our Halloween parade this year will take place on Tuesday October 31st at 9:30am – weather permitting!! Please send your child to school dressed in their costume and make sure it is labelled with their name. For safety reasons we ask that your child does not wear a mask and is able to walk easily in their costume. If your child’s costume has any loose accessories  (weapons, purses etc.) please keep them at home.

Picture Day

Picture proofs were sent home on Thursday 28th September. Please use the codes provided to view the photographs of your child/children. The order deadline is Wednesday October 4th. if you are ordering please use the code FALL23OFF to get the 20% discount – the code on the proofs is not correct.

2024 Holiday Closing Dates 

Our 2024 Holiday Closing Dates can be found on our website using the link below.


Annual Flu Vaccine

Children who are between 6 months and 5 years old and attend a licensed child care or preschool facility in NJ are required to have a flu vaccine no later than December 31st of each year.

Please bring proof of vaccine to the office once your child has had it. Thank you.

Fire Prevention Week

New Providence Fire Department will be holding an open house on Saturday October 14th 11am – 3pm at the firehouse on Floral Avenue.

This event is being held in lieu of the firetruck visiting all local schools.



Our Peapods are on the move. A couple of our “little” Peapods are now starting to creep, some are rolling. They’re getting around! We have been enjoying our music time with Ms. Laura singing songs we love to hear such as “Old MacDonald Had a Farm”. Ms. Kiera has been busy with us getting our Fall projects started. We also enjoyed Ms. Lu reading Mouse’s First Fall by Lauren Thompson.

Peapods II

Peapods II has had yet another eventful two weeks! We are growing and learning so quickly. While some of us have a few words, others are finding their voice through babbling. The conversations in here are never ending. We are continuing to practice our signs and some of us are even saying the words corresponding to the sign. We are so proud of Peapods II! Out in the lobby, you can find our pumpkins that we made with Peapods I. We used dot paint.. our favorite! We’re really getting the hang of how to use the dot paint. Before we know it we will be introducing new art materials and exploring how different items create different art. We have been squeezing in as much outside time as possible before the cold days take over. We cannot believe our first month into the school year is coming to an end, but we are so excited to see what October brings our way!


Happy Fall! We’re so excited to see the leaves start to change and we are getting ready  for Halloween!

The Seedlings have been doing plenty of art work so we can decorate our classroom walls.  It was great gluing orange construction paper to make a big pumpkin. Then making our own orange paint by mixing red and yellow, we loved watching it change color! We have giant brown paper up on our classroom wall so we can do some vertical coloring and putting our favorite stickers on.

During circle time, we have been singing “If You’re Happy and You Know It” and we love being able to dance as we sing! We read I Want My Hat Back by Jon Klassen.

Little Sprouts

Little Sprouts had so much fun learning this week! We enjoyed using colored pencils to make ourselves and talk about our family. We also had fun using dot art markers to  decorate apples to put on our apple tree. During centers we played with animal puzzles, trains and built tall towers with the ladder manipulatives. Sitting in the middle of the parachute and having our friends shake it was so much fun!  We loved reading Llama Llama Loves his Mama by Anna Dewdeny. Our favorite part of week was the parachute and picture day!


What a cool two weeks we’ve had here in Beanstalks! Last week we talked about our families and all the wonderful things that make each family unique. We really enjoyed going over to our family photo wall and learning the names of all our friends’ loved ones. This week we talked about apples! We got to “pick” apples off our tree to count and even got to use real apples while painting! We’ve been enjoying our outside time, even as the weather cools down and have loved getting a chance to run around with all our buddies. Have a safe and happy weekend and we’ll see you all on Monday!

Beanstalks II

All emotions are welcome in Beanstalks 2 and that is exactly what we have been talking about for the last two weeks. We talked about all the different emotions and even made those emotions with our face every morning at circle time. We matched  the emotions and the emotion shapes. We practiced gluing all by ourselves and drew exactly how we were feeling that day. The stories we read at circle time explained many of the emotions we could be feeling. Picture Day was this week and we did really well showing our amazing smiles.

PreK 3

Can you believe it’s already the end of September? We’ve been busy learning in PreK 3! The class has been learning about each others family, ways to be a kind friend and all about feelings and emotions. Last week we started our monthly self portrait! Each month the children will be drawing themselves and practicing tracing their names!

This week as a class we made a friendship caterpillar! Also learned ways to be a good friend to one another. We read Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister and The Kissing Hand by Audrey Penn. after reading Rainbow Fish we colored our own rainbow fish and talked about things we can share. We talked about the feelings we may have at times and matched monster feelings faces! Next week we are excited to learn about Fall!

PreK 4

During the past two weeks in PreK 4, the children have learned about apples and trees. We learned about the life cycle of an apple tree and the parts of a tree and apple! We also talked about all the delicious foods apples give us and we were so excited to make applesauce in class. Our favorite books were Ten Red Apples by Pat Hutchins and The Leaf Thief by Alice Hemming.

We have also learned many letters! We learned how to write the letters R, P, M, and N using our Handwriting without Tears curriculum. We have worked on number sense, creating patterns, sequencing, and more. We also experimented and observed chemical reactions by creating a vinegar and baking soda volcano and learned the very basics of density with a sink or float experiment.

With our writing prompts, we wondered what happens in autumn and where you can find apples. We are so creative with our responses!

We enjoyed all of our fun activities like gymnastics and Stretch and Grow. Have a great weekend!