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Come One Come All: Fundraiser November 7th

Thanks to parents and families for attending Thursday's potluck. We look forward to another in the coming months!

MVS Fundraiser: November 7th with Chad Hollister!
Shake off the impending stick season and invite your family, friends, heck, anyone to come out November 7th and support Mountain Village School. From 2-5 pm enjoy the music of Chad Hollister and good company. We'll have plenty of eats, libations, a silent auction of prized items from businesses in our community, and...gasp! MVS merchandise. Please spread the word, the more the merrier. 

Additionally, if you are able to help us prepare for or "staff" this event, we would love to hear from you! 

Our annual Halloween parade will be this Friday at 10 am. Costumes are welcome, but not required! If your child will be wearing a costume, please send it along on Friday; we will get dressed here at school. 

Classroom Happenings
*Note: With cooler temps here, all teachers have requested that parents and families t…

VAEYC and Another Fall Week

Parent Potluck
A reminder that the parent potluck is this Thursday at 6:30. Bring a dish to share!

In years past we have celebrated Halloween by dressing up and having a short parade into town. More details to come, but for planning purposes, know that costumes are welcome.

VAEYC Reflections

On Friday, nine of the MVS staff trekked down to Killington to attend the VAEYC conference. While there, we attended a variety of workshops related to the care and education of young children, all of which had the purpose of giving participants knowledge and skills to take back to the classroom. 

Professional development opportunities like this one are vital to the work we do with children. Not only do they allow educators the time to examine and discuss the latest developments in the field, but they encourage collaboration and idea sharing. In the morning session I spent time in a workshop on song writing with children, an interest that I've had for many years. I'm lucky enough to sin…

Leaf Peepin'

Fall's color explosion has made a big impression on the children as they take in the changes around them during their days at school. The height of the foliage season seems to be upon us!

Classroom Happenings
Infant I: We're a very vocal bunch! We are noticing and using our own voices more and understanding how to modulate them. We have been working hard to understand how loud noises impact our peers in the classroom. We are also becoming more attune to issues of spatial awareness. We are practicing moving around objects and weaving in/around/through obstacles...although some spaces just aren't big enough for us as we grow! A big step for many of us is that we are now feeding ourselves at the high chairs with a variety of finger foods. 

Infant II: It was a good week with a few challenging, yet developmentally appropriate moments for our growing, learning, evolving young toddlers. This week Clifford the Big Red Dog was a popular and frequently requested book. Our love of liter…

From Struggles to Success

Outdoor Clothing
'Tis the season! The air has turned chilly and the days are getting shorter and shorter. If you haven't already, please take a moment this week to bring summer items home and replace them with appropriate clothing for cool/cold and wet weather. Please ensure your child has changes of clothes available in case they get wet or muddy during the morning hours. If you have any questions regarding what to send, please let us know.

Also, please know that we are talking about the change of season at school and how to keep our bodies warm and comfortable with the proper clothing. Sometimes the reintroduction of jackets and different footwear can be something children might want to resist. (Who really wants to put their shorts away anyway?!?) Talking about the cooler weather at home is another way to ease this transition.

Farewell Beth
As many of you already know, Beth's last day at MVS was Friday. She moving on to pursue a new opportunity at Thatcher Brook Elementary S…