CLASSROOM NEWS INFANT/TODDLER ROOM Our Theme: "Fall in Love with Autumn"
Sensory activities, did someone say pumpkin?
PRESCHOOL ROOM Our Theme: "Famous Authors"
Sharing well-known children’s authors such as Todd Parr and Eric Carle
Children will do special projects based on the book of the day
We will help promote children’s critical thinking, interest in literacy and help expand vocabulary.
We hope to expose them to a variety of cultures through these stories.
We will focus on the word and meaning of “responsibility”
We will continue to have a letter of the week-please check in on learning genie for the weeks letter!
PRE-K ROOM Our Theme: "My Community"
We will talk about different community helpers
What our community does and who is in our community
How we can help our community
Walking field trip to the Belmont Fire Department (still not confirmed)
Possible field trip to the San Carlos Post office (also not confirmed)
RAISING A READER PROGRAM Please remember to return your child’s book bag by Tuesday. We love to share books with you and your child, but we are unable to send a new book bag home until the old one is returned.
THANKSGIVING POTLUCK CELEBRATION Wednesday, Nov 27 at 2:30PM We will host our Annual Thanksgiving Potluck on Wednesday November 27th at 2:30pm. We will have sign ups for healthy sides you can bring to the event and Puma Cubs will roast the Turkey!
We look forward to celebrating this holiday with you all! Please note we will close early this year on this day. November 27 School Closure is 4:00PM.
FOOTSTEPS INTERACT CLUB (5TH-8TH GRADE) Organizing a Toy Drive for the CALTRAIN Holiday Train 2019 We are asking for donations of New unwrapped toys and books for infant-teenagers to be donated by Wed, Dec 4. The Interact Club members will go the Holiday Train celebration on Sunday, Dec 8 at the Downtown San Mateo train station.
Monday, November 11 - Preschools closed in honor of Veteran’s Day Holiday
Wednesday, November 27 - Program closes at 4:00PM for the Thanksgiving Break
Thurs, Nov 28 and Fri, Nov 29 - Footsteps Child Care Closed for the Thanksgiving Break
ALL classrooms will continue go outside even with the changing weather. We want to keep your child warm and safe, so please double check they have extra clothing (in the right size) and they come to school with a jacket/sweater.
If your child wears rain boots to school, please bring an extra pair of shoes to wear. Often, they become uncomfortable in their rain boats midday and need a pair of shoes to change into. Thank you!
Please be aware of our health and wellness policy when packing children’s lunches. We ask that you do not pack sugary treats for lunch. Candy is not permitted at Footsteps and we will send it home in the lunch box if brought to school. Thank you for continuing to help the children stay happy and healthy!
We are looking for shoes in good condition that can be worn by other children if they need to borrow them from the school in case something happens to their shoes during the day. We are specifically looking for shoes, 9 months up to size 6. We will take tennis shoes, sandals with backs (please no crocs or flip flops) and rain boots.
We need sweatshirts and jackets that are in good condition. We can help children stay warm when they forget their jacket or are just in need of another one that day.
Puma Cubs can always use extra blankets for our nap time and comfy areas in our outdoor space.
We appreciate donations, but please be sure to speak with Jenn before dropping it off. Sometimes the item is not something we can use.