Xplor of Corinth November 2022 Newsletter
A Note from Our Principal,
We had so much fun last month engaged in fall lessons, pumpkin themed activities, and classroom celebrations. We also loved seeing so many of you at our Fall Festival!
Thank you all for your candy and costumes participation in our Halloween events last month! We loved and seeing our students in their costumes is always memorable for our staff. This will be a busy month as we head into the holiday season, and we are looking forward to spending it with your children. Please reach out if you have any questions, concerns or need additional care/schedule changes during this time of year. We are grateful for you all. Happy Thanksgiving!
As the holidays are fast approaching, please make sure your property in the parking lot is safe and sound as you are dropping off and picking up your children.
Picture Day Thursday, November 10, 2022, starting with infant @7:30 am. They will match backgrounds with what the children are wearing.
Marilyn Inghram-Williams M.S.Ed.
Clothing Donation Drive
Week of November 28th – December 9th. We are clothing for the local food Battered women shelter. We will appreciate any donation you can.
Our 3nd Annual Stone Soup Xplor Community Lunch
Thanksgiving Lunch will be on the Friday, November 18, 2022. This project is to show kindness and thankfulness to each other. We will need your help. We are asking for our classrooms to provide 1 canned good to be donated lunch per child.
Infants – Celery Stalk (bagged)
Toddlers – Large Onion
Beginners (Two’s) – Diced canned Carrots
Intermediate (Three’s) – Canned Peas
Prekindergarten (Four’s) – Diced canned Potatoes
School –Age In-Service Days
Denton ISD & Lake Dallas ISD is closed November 21st – November 25th 2022.
We are Open Monday- Wednesday…If your School-Age child would like to attend those days, the cost will be $ 153 for 3 days and $137.00 for 2 days. Please let us know your plans
Our parents are vital partners in helping us to maintain a safe and healthy environment for the students in our school. The most important thing you can do to assist us in creating a healthy environment is to keep your child home if they are ill. This reduces the spread of illness and allows your child to fully recuperate. Children may not attend school until they have been symptom free for 24 hours if they display any of the following:
- Fever of 100.4 degrees of more—must be fever free for 24 hours with no fever-reducing medicine before returning to school
- Vomiting, diarrhea or stomach upset
- Heavy green nasal discharge requiring wiping every few minutes
- Persistent, non-productive or barking cough
- Sore throat
- Excessive Coughing
- Skin rash, including diaper rash
- Head lice
- Symptoms of a communicable disease
- Fussy, cranky behavior unlike child’s normal demeanor that may indicate illness Tuition is due on Monday’s and late by Tuesday noon with a 30$ late fee apply to your account. Please make sure to take home all naptime gear at the end of your week.
Change of Clothing
Please make your child has a complete change of clothing in the cubbies.
Refer a family and after new family is with us for 90 days, you will receive and free week of tuition.
Please make sure you take home naptime gear on Friday’s or last day attending for the week to wash for the next week
Hours of Operation
Please remember our hours of operation 6:30 am-6:30 pm. Please be sure to drop off and pick up your child(ren) between the above hours. Late pick-up fees are $1.00 per minute
Please No outside food due to high food allergies.
11/4/2022 Crazy Sock Day
11/16/2022 PJ Day, wear your favorite
11/17/2022 Bring your favorite stuff animal
11/18/2022 Crazy Hair Day
11/18/2022 Our 2nd Annual Stone Soup Xplor Community Classroom Lunch
11/28/2022 Clothing Donation Drive
11/24-25/2022 Xplor Closed in observance of Thanksgiving Day
11/30/2022 Take home month end folder
5 Easy STEM Activities to Try This Month at Home
Did you know… National STEM/STEAM Day is November 8th! We believe that introducing these concepts in preschool is important to help children build problem-solving, reasoning, and critical thinking skills, as well as self-confidence and self-direction.
All year long, our students work collaboratively to create vehicles using cardboard boxes, make containers to grow plants, and build cities out of blocks. They use hands-on materials to explore and understand math concepts such as pattern, size, and shape. They even become mini scientists by making predictions, experimenting, and charting their results.
Below are a few ways to continue STEM/STEAM education at home.
- Chia Seed Jar
Gather a mason jar, a cup of water, and a teaspoon of chia seeds. Ask your child to place the chia seeds into the jar and pour the water on top. Assist if needed. Cover the top of the jar with a cheesecloth and secure with a rubber band. Let the jar sit overnight. The next day, drain the water. The chia seeds should begin sprouting in a few days. Ask your child to predict how tall the seeds will grow and record the results.
- Baking Soda Art
Cover the bottom of a tray with baking soda. In a separate bowl, add vinegar and food coloring. Using a dropper, ask your child to pick up the vinegar and drop it into the baking soda. They’ll love watching the fizzy experiment. Use different shades of food coloring and encourage your child to create unique art in the tray.
- Sink or Float Experiment
Fill a large bin or bathtub with water. Provide your child with various seasonal items, such as pinecones, leaves, and mini pumpkins. Ask them to predict whether each object would sink or float. Conduct the experiment to see if their hypotheses were correct.
- Unique Creations
No need to go shopping! Use materials found around your home to design and build unique creations. Some easy ideas include making binoculars with toilet paper tubes and tape, building a fort using pillows, assembling a tower from magazines, and creating a necklace using macaroni and string.
- Ice Melting Activity
Conduct an experiment to see where ice would melt the fastest inside your home. Place ice cubes in bowls in different rooms, such as a bedroom, the kitchen, and garage. Ask your child to predict which bowl of ice would melt the fastest.