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Happy Spring!

[in Just-] Related Poem Content Details by e e cummings in Just-  spring          when the world is mud-  luscious the little  lame balloonman 
whistles          far          and wee 
and eddieandbill come  running from marbles and  piracies and it's  spring 
when the world is puddle-wonderful 
the queer  old balloonman whistles  far          and             wee  and bettyandisbel come dancing 
from hop-scotch and jump-rope and 
it's  spring  and 
         the 
                  goat-footed 
balloonMan          whistles  far  and  wee Classroom Updates

Infant I: A couple of breakthroughs in movement this week: we have one new crawler and one new walker! Woohoo!! Many children have also been engaged in activities surrounding the wooden boat this week. A couple of them are now able to climb in and out of the boat independently, and they love experimenting with its tippiness both while sitting or standing inside the boat and while holding on to the outside, it's a new frontier i…

Early Childhood Day at the Legislature

News and Reminders: This week our Parent Collaboration Committee met on Thursday evening. Topics that were discussed included the kitchen and food program, an explanation of Act 166 (our partnership with local school districts to provide prekindergarten), and an upcoming clothing swap and family event. Please look to the right side of the blog for a link to all PCC notes. We are updating them after each meeting. If you have questions about what was discussed at the meeting please feel free to contact me or any of the parents that regularly attend. We would love to have more of you attend the meetings. Please keep an eye out for a survey before the next meeting on May 18th.


Early Childhood Day at the Legislature
This week both Megan and I attended Early Childhood Day at the Legislature. This is a yearly event when all early childhood professionals are invited for a day of learning, networking, and gathering together to support early childhood in the state of Vermont. The event is hosted…

March 11, 2017

News and Reminders: Please leave toys from home at home. It is difficult for children to bring their own toys into school as it creates trouble with sharing and ownership. We try to minimize the frustrations over materials as much as possible. We ask that those personal items do not come into school. A small stuffed animal or security item may be brought in for nap time. We keep those items on the children's cots or in their cubbies specifically to be used only during napping. Thank you for understanding.

Also, please remember to label your children's containers with their name and date! We have a lot of teachers that help wash dishes and may not know each individual container. To help us make sure that you get everything sent home at the end of each day please make sure things are labeled clearly.

Parent Potluck and Parent Collaboration Committee Meeting this Thursday 6:00 pm.

Helen Day Art Center is hosting the following program:


Art Play!  Saturdays March 11th, April 8th, and …

March 3, 2017

March 3, 2017














News and Reminders
A family is currently missing a Patagonia children's jacket. It is navy on one side and navy and orange on the other, it is reversible. It was last seen in the basket in the entryway. In the pocket, it is labeled with the initials EK. Please return it to Sarah if it is found. Thank you! 
Parent Potluck and Parent Collaboration Committee Meeting on March 16th at 6:00 pm. 
With the ever changing weather, it is time to think about upcoming Mud Season! It has already been here a bit and will definitely be back in the next few weeks. Please think about appropriate clothing for your children and providing extra layers as some do not dry from morning to afternoon. 
We have a special deal with Oaki Wear for 15% off when you enter outdoorschool at checkout. They have some really fantastic rain suits that are sturdy and waterproof. 
For mittens, we have tested hundreds of styles and have found the best rain mittens are made by Abeko. You can find them on amazon…