Dear Sierra Nevada Community,
It was wonderful to have a chance to chat with most of you over this past week. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to me whenever you have questions or concerns – you don’t need to wait until conferences. I’m always happy to talk with you about your child.
Halloween Heroes is finally here! Because of the small number of 3rd year primary students this year, I have decided to do ALL of the Halloween Heroes presentations on Wednesday, October 31st. Half of the children will speak to the younger children and half will present to some of the upper elementary children, if they are available, or their peers in class if they are not. That way you will only have to worry about costumes for one day and there will be less disruption of the normal routine. I will make sure to take lots of pictures and videos that day!
The children have also been invited to Greenhaven Estates that afternoon to visit the elders there. For those of you who are new to the class, this is an elder care community one block away – just north of the mall across the street on Greenhaven. We usually go there during the holidays and Valentines Day to sing to the residents, but they invited us this year to have a visit! The visit will be at 1:30 on the 31st and we will walk over to the facility, perhaps do a craft activity and walk back. Because of the number of severe allergies we have in the class, we will be requesting that they do not have any treats for the children. You will not need to sign a special permission slip for this as Greenhaven Estates is part of our blanket permission slip that you signed at the beginning of the school year.
Thank you SO much for the lovely evening of potluck and art installing. I can truly say that it was one of the nicest (and well-attended) gatherings I have ever experienced at Bergamo. Although we did not quite finish the installation, it is well on the way to completion. Everyone who sees it is quite moved by it and it helps make the already calm and lovely environment of the Solarium even more special.
Our next community event is our annual Thanksgiving Potluck Luncheon. I will send out another SignUp Genius as we get closer to the event. Last week’s potluck had such a lovely variety to it, I’m sure we will have another beautiful spread and some more time to get to know one another better.
Thanks again for taking time out of your busy schedule to meet with me and for understanding the need for the extra school days off to allow me a chance to speak with every parent.