SCHOOL NEWSLETTER - OCTOBER 2017           

            Fall is here! We have many exciting events coming this month. Please note the following dates on your calendar:
October 2nd -6th - October tuition is due for families paying monthly.

October 5th - (Thursday) - Our Sixth Annual DAD’s Football Night at Dolly’s to watch the Patriots play the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. We will start at 7:00p.m. We will have refreshments, T-shirts, and appetizers. Bring a food item and your own “amber liquids”. A sign - up sheet is posted on the bulletin board. Note: We only have room for 16 dads.

October 9th - (Monday) No school. Columbus Day. Note: Regular Tuition is charged for all holidays.

October 10th and 11th - (Tuesday and Wednesday) - Show and Tell Days- Each child may bring in one item to show & tell.

October 11th - (Wednesday) PTAB Meeting at 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.  The meeting will be held at school. Any parent is             welcome to attend.

October 13th - (Friday) Last day to order October Firefly Books. You can order on line as well. Use code is H936P.

October 15th - (Sunday) - 10:00a.m. Dolly’s PTAB Day at Sauchuk Farm in Plympton. (Only 45 minutes from Hingham.) The cost of tickets is being discounted by the PTAB by $6.00 per person to $5.00. Children under 3 years old are free. You will need to sign-up and pay by October 14th. We will meet there at 10:00 a.m. It looks like an awesome place for kids. Admission includes the following for the entire day (10am- 6pm): Corn maze, Farm Scene Investigation game, Jumping pillows, Cow trains, Hayrides to the pumpkin patch, Grain train, Pedal carts, Barnyard ball zone, Corn box, Duck races, and Pumpkin tetherball. The             corn cannons cost $1 for 2 shots.  Pumpkins are extra (0.55/lb).The PTAB will be bringing snacks and drinks. You can bring a picnic lunch or buy one at the farm.
            Check out their website at: www.sauchukfarm.com. Remember: You will need to sign up and pay by October 11th so we can order   tickets at the group rate. The sign-up sheet is on the bulletin board. This is the perfect way to welcome fall and             a great opportunity to meet other families attending Dolly's with your children.

October 20th - (Friday) - Please return all PTAB candle orders by this date. You can also order on line.

October 30th & October 31st- (Monday and Tuesday) - Our Halloween Parties here at school. Each day we will have  one party. The parties will start at 9:00 a.m. If your child attends in the afternoon, he or she is welcome to come for the morning party. Please bring your child dressed in his/her costume. Also, please bring a bag or box to put the costume in after the party. IMPORTANT! THERE WILL BE SEVERAL IDENTICAL COSTUMES - PLEASE PUT YOUR CHILD'S NAME ON ALL COSTUME PARTS, MASKS, AND BOXES.
            At the party we will have a pinata, small Hostess doughnuts on a string, and we will trick or treat the houses around school.
                        We are asking each family to send in an item for the party:     
            The children in the Miss Mary Jo’s and Miss Nancy’s class please bring in chips, fruit, or donuts with holes.
            The children in Miss Stephanie’s class please bring in some brownies or cookies (No peanuts or tree nuts please.).
            The children in the Miss Heather’s class please bring in a bag of wrapped candy (No peanuts or tree nuts please).
November 9th – Parents Night out at Mezzo Mare in Hull. Details next month.
November 10th- (Friday) - VETERAN'S DAY-SCHOOL IS CLOSED.

November 20th through 24th - No School. Thanksgiving recess.

December 7th - (Thursday) - PTAB Meeting 7:00p.m. to 8:30p.m. (Note the early time.)

December 9th (Saturday) - Our Twenty-first Annual Holiday Pageant at Plymouth River School. Show time is 3:00p.m.

December 15th (Friday) - The last day of school before Christmas recess.

December 16th through January 1st - Christmas recess.

January 2nd (Tuesday) - School resumes. Happy New Year 2018! 

PTAB NEWS
            We need all Yankee Candle order forms returned by Friday, October 20th to get the candles back in time for the holidays. You can order on line if you wish. Thank you for your support!
            The PTAB will have its 21st annual school drawing during our Holiday Pageant on December 9th at Plymouth River School. We are asking each family to donate an item or service to be put into five or more baskets.  A donation sheet and tickets will be attached to the November newsletter. Raffle tickets will cost $1.00 each and each winner will get to choose a basket. You can donate a gift certificate for an item from any business, restaurant, Papa Gino’s, Stars, Buttonwood, General Cinema, etc.), retail store, phone cards, lottery tickets, or any item you can think of will be appreciated. Any amount is gratefully accepted. Large valued items will be used in our silent auction. A donation sheet and tickets will be attached to the Nov. newsletter. The last nine years drawings were a great success. Our PTAB will meet on Wednesday, October 11th at 7:30p.m.
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            McDonald’s Happy Meal Day will be on Tuesday in October. The cost for a Hamburger, Cheeseburger, or Chicken Nuggets is $5.00. Pizza day will be on Friday in October. If you want your child to have pizza, send $5.00 instead of packing a lunch. We have LUNCH BUNCH TICKET BOOKS for sale. You can buy 6 lunch bunches for $50.00 and avoid the morning scramble for cash and change and save $10.00. This covers the cost of the additional hour at school, not food. See Kevin if you wish to buy a ticket. =========================================================================================
            Reminder, please turn around in our driveway or at the end of our street if our driveway is not accessible, and park facing toward Rte. 228. We must keep traffic moving and keep parking spaces available. We need you to pull as far forward as possible. The first car to park should park alongside the picnic tables on the playground.  Please try to limit your time at school to keep spaces available for other parents.  If you wish to stay at school for a bit, please arrive a few minutes late instead of early. This will keep spaces open during the busy time. The speed limit on Pine Street is 10 MPH. Thank you for your cooperation!
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            We are inviting any and all parents to come into school and share your hobby, career, special talent, etc. with your child and his/her classmates. Ten or fifteen minutes would be wonderful. Contact Kevin if you are interested in coming in. We would especially like to invite any parent who can play a musical instrument.                              
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            A Happy October Birthday to: Leah K, Gabriel M, Savannah N, and Patrick G.
============================================================================================             DOLLY’S REMAINS PEANUT BUTTER AND TREE NUT FREE THIS YEAR!
============================================================================================                                                                 This year’s Christmas, February, and April vacation week’s dates are as follows: The Christmas recess will begin on Monday, December 18th and we will return on Tuesday, January 2, 2018. February Vacation will start on Wednesday, February 14, 2018 and children will return on Monday, February 26, 2018. April Vacation will be from April 16, 2018 through April 22, 2018. Please mark your calendars!
            Please note the following schedule change: As we did last year, we will remain open for an extra week at the end of the school year. We will be open through Thursday, June 14th instead of closing on Thursday, June 7th as we have in the past. Unless you are paying tuition weekly, there is no charge for the extra week.  Note: We are delaying the start of camp until June 25th. Please mark your calendars.
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HAVE A GREAT MONTH!    &    HAPPY HALLOWEEN!