Thursday, October 21, 2021

October 18-22, 2021


We have been busy decorating our classroom for Halloween! Miss Webb helped the students make monsters out of a variety of shapes. The children were able to select shapes to make the monster's body, arms, legs, ears/horns, and mouth. Look at their amazing creations!


We took some time on Wednesday afternoon to enjoy the beautiful fall weather and took a walk around the neighborhood with our friends in Nursery 3 and Kindergarten. The Pre-K students partnered up and enjoyed talking and walking with their friends.

Mission Party Drive for the Troops

Pre-K and Kindergarten are hosting a drive to collect items to support our troops stationed abroad. We worked together on Thursday to prepare a video (click here to watch) to send out in Happenings and to be played on the morning announcements. We also created some flyers to hang around the school.

We are looking to collect the following items:
  • Individually wrapped snacks: beef jerky, protein bars, trail mix, candy bars
  • Chef Boyardee or cup of soups (the kind that have a peel top)
  • Travel size toiletries (toothpaste, shampoo, sun lotion, etc.)
Donations can be sent into school through the Mission Party on Friday, October 29, 2021.  We are also accepting monetary donations for HIAS Pennsylvania, a non-profit organization dedicated to helping Afghan refugee families.  We ask that each family support these efforts by contributing $5.00 or items for the collection.

Thank you in advance for your help and generosity!

Some Reminders

  • There will be no show and tell next week. 
  • On Friday, October 29, we will have our annual HCA Mission Party. Students may come to school dressed in their Halloween costumes and sneakers. Please make sure costumes do not reflect an evil or frightful tone! We are planning a day filled with games and Halloween fun for the students. Dismissal will be at 12:00 noon that day and there will be no HCA Plus. Please see the emails and Happenings for more details.
  • November is All Religions month, when we celebrate the central themes of love and goodness that all religions share. We plan to have a panel of people from different faiths briefly share what is special about their religion to them and a favorite celebration or practice that they enjoy about their religion. If you or someone you know would like to be part of this in any way, please contact Julie Myers at

Please reach out to Tricia Richards for more info!

Have a great weekend!