NEWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS
November is going to be a busy month! Between our first field trip of the year, our “Spirit Days”, Veteran’s Day and Thanksgiving, we have a lot going on.
We have 2 Friday Nights Out scheduled for November on the 3rd, and the 17th. Each Friday Night Out needs at least 6 registered kids in order to remain open. Please let us know if you’d like to sign up!. It’s a fun opportunity to have a date night, or even just have a few hours of alone time to yourself to grab a glass of wine and take a long bath. Your children will have fun with their friends in an environment they’re comfortable in, so it’s a win-win!
Please remember that our first field trip of the year is scheduled for November 29th. We’ll be spending the day at the Safari Park in Escondido. School shirts for the field trip will be passed out on the two days prior to the field trip.
On November 22nd, the day before Thanksgiving, we will have a school-wide half day. There will be no extra care offered that day, and all students are to be picked up no later than 12:30pm. French students should be picked up by 11:30a.m., Spanish half-day students picked up by 12:00p.m., and all full day students picked up by 12:30p.m.
In November and December, we’ll be having two fun “Spirit Days”.
On November 20th, and 21st we will have Pajama Day. Students can come to class in their pajamas. Please don’t send children in “footie pajamas” as they need to be wearing comfortable shoes to school.
On December 19th, 20th, and 21st we will have Crazy Hair Day. Crazy styles, colors, shapes and accessories are welcome.
As mentioned in previous newsletters, we will not be having a formal Holiday picture day this year. However, one of our parents is a professional photographer, and will be on site taking group and candid individual photographs of the students in the coming weeks. Mr. Medina will be on site on the 20,21, 22, 27,and 28 of November.
All group and candid shots will be posted on his website (https://moxamark.smugmug.com/), and he will offer photo files for sale for those who wish to purchase them for $10 each. The maximum charge per family is $40. So in the event that there are more than 4 photos of a child, and you want them all, the charge is only $40. Also if a family has 2 or more siblings in the school they can get all the photos of all their kids for a maximum of $40.
(Prints can be ordered as well. Prices depend on size and medium of photo. Prints are available in metal, paper, canvas, etc. and if you’d like to discuss those printing options you can contact Mr. Medina individually.)
EVENTS AT A GLANCE
- November 10 – Veteran’s Day [Closed]
- November 19 – Lingua Natal on the Farm@Coastal Roots Farm
- November 20 & 21 – Pajama Day
- November 21 – Dine out Fundraiser@Native Foods Cafe
- November 22 – Thanksgiving Eve [Half Day]
- November 23 & 24 – Thanksgiving Holiday [Closed]
- November 29 – Safari Park Field Trip
- December 2 – Winter Celebration Gathering
- December 19, 20 & 21 – Festive Crazy Hair
- December 19, 20 & 21 – Mullen Park Outing
- December 25 thru January 5 – Winter Break [Closed]
- January 8, 2018 – Classes Resume
Winter Camp 2017 will be held from December 27 thru January 5. This year’s Winter Camp theme is “Winter: Look At Nature Change“.
Students will have fun learning about the change in seasons, and animals and what they do in the Winter time.
Winter Camp is offered in Spanish only, and parents can select either half-day or full-day schedules with a minimum of 3 days.
Registration for Winter Camp will be live starting November 17, 2017. Keep an eye out for an e-mail with a registration link.
SAFARI PARK FIELD TRIP
Our first field trip of the year is coming up on November 29, 2017. We will have a fun day exploring the park together! Based on the response to our poll, all parents will be driving their students directly and acting as their chaperone. We will begin our day at the park at 9:30 a.m., so we ask that everyone arrive by 9:00 so that we’re ready to enter the park together at 9:30. Students who don’t usually attend school on Wednesdays are more than welcome to join us on the field trip, and those students who usually do a full day on Wednesdays can be dropped off back at school following the field trip (which will end at 1:30 p.m.)
- We will have lunch and snack at the Safari Park, so please be sure to pack food for your child.
- Entrance cost is $13 per person (unless you have a Safari Park membership). This includes the price of the Africa tram. Please bring this in to the office in cash in an envelope prior to the 29th.
- Tours will be given by our Lingua Natal teachers in Spanish and French.
- Lingua Natal shirts will be passed out on the 27th & 28th. For those who don’t attend school on those days, we will have their shirts at the Safari Park in the morning of the 29th.
We look forward to a fun day!
If you signed up to bring ingredients for your child’s class food preparations at the beginning of the year, please disregard that. As the school year has progressed we have moved a few students, and we will be sending out new sign-up forms via e-mail and SignUpGenius.
Please keep your eyes peeled for those e-mails as the children very much enjoy their time preparing food in the kitchen.
PARENT COMMITTEE CORNER
We are also getting ready to engage our room faciliators and volunteer squad members – stay tuned for updates in the coming weeks ahead! We are so thrilled to have such an active and eager community.
Lastly, Facebook is our primary channel for communication and news and need to ensure we are reaching our entire community.
Please email – firstname.lastname@example.org – if you are NOT active on Facebook as we are compiling a separate email group list for non social media families. It is important for us to understand the best way to capture all families in order to avoid duplication in communication efforts.
We look forward to seeing you soon!
Calendar of upcoming events:
Lingua Natal on the Farm @ Coastal Roots Farm
Lingual Natal families, siblings included, are invited to take part in a morning of learning about where our food comes from, seeing chickens and taking a walking tour of this beautiful local farm. The kids will even get to make a salad from the food they picked at the end of the program.
The suggested donation for the morning is $15 per family but Coastal Roots Farm is committed to providing educational experiences to everyone in our community, regardless of ability to pay.
RSVP by Monday 11/13 – please direct any questions to the parent committee.
Dine out Fundraiser @ Native Foods Cafe
Please use the link to RSVP by 11/18. We need at least 20 RSVPs to make this event happen! 20% of meals purchased will be donated to our sister school in Mexico- Chantik.
Winter Gathering @ Leo Carrillo Ranch Historic Park
‘Tis the season! Come and join your fellow Lingua Natal families in a festive setting at the ranch! We will attempt to secure a large spot for us all to gather and enjoy the season. This event was originally scheduled for the 13th of December.
Holiday at the Rancho includes holiday tree lighting at 5:45p, decorate cookies, crafts, face painting, holiday train and special visit from Santa! There will also be an outdoor movie screening of Santa Claus 3 at 6p.
Admission is $10/ person or child.
During the month of November, we often slow down and ponder thoughtfully on the things we are thankful for. At Lingua Natal, we are always thankful for our students and their families. It’s because of you that we have such a beautiful, multicultural community of people who value the same things we do. At Lingua Natal, we feel that learning languages is about so much more than just learning to speak; it’s about embracing a new culture, and expanding our childrens’ world view.
Thank you for being a part of our community.
Lingua Natal Founder & Director