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Red Room Newsletter

Classroom Happenings-November


Project News

We have just wrapped up our Fall and pumpkin activities.   We explored the insides of a pumpkin and discovery it was filled with slimy guts!  A big thank you to all of our parents who volunteered and came to experience our pumpkin festival.  It was a perfect day and the children really seemed to have fun with making music shakers, and eating our homemade pumpkin muffins!

We have recently noticed that all of our friends enjoy pretending to be teachers and leading their friends in our songs and finger plays.  We hope to let each child take a turn leading their own circle time.

During November and December we will explore families.  During these months we will emphasize how families are alike and different and who is part of our family.  We will practice counting to ten and identifying the first letters of our names.

Parent Conferences

Red Room Parent-Teacher Conferences are scheduled for Thursday, November 9th.  On November 9th, the morning class will dismiss at 11:20 instead of 11:50.  This does not affect extended day children.  At this time, we will share a developmental report with you and let you know how your child is progressing.

“Having somewhere to go is Home.

Having someone to love is Family.

Having both is a  Blessing”

(author unknown)

Thank you for being a part of our Discovery family!  Have a safe and happy holiday season!



Red Room


Ms. Shanna

has been working with young children on and off since 1998 when she was studying Deaf Education at Northern Illinois University.  She worked as the Students-at-Risk Coordinator at Herrick Middle School in 2001-2002.  She spent several years travelling and returned to Illinois in 20101 where she worked with SASED’s Summer School Program where she discovered her passion for working with younger children.  She was also a private nanny in Chicago and St. Louis before starting at Discovery in September of 2015.  She has her Early Childhood Certificate from Southwestern Illinois College.  Her son is a Discovery student.  She loves working with the little guys and gals in the Red Room!

Ms. Linh

November 5th-Daylight savings time ends.

November 9th- Parent-Teacher Conferences-The morning class will dismiss at 11:20 instead of 11:50.  This does not affect extended day children.  At this time, we will share a developmental report with you and let you know how your child is progressing.

November 10th- Veteran’s Day/No School

November 22nd-November 24th- Thanksgiving Break/No School/Classes resume Monday, November 27th







Special Events

Pumpkin Festival

Pumpkin festival is coming soon!  Please be watching weekly emails for more updates.

Vetta Fun Night

Family Fun Night is October 12th at Vetta Sports.  Please join us for fun on the soccer field, inflatables, and more!

The cost is $3.00 per child or $5.00 per family.

Parent Conferences

Parent-Teacher conferences are scheduled for Friday, November 9th.  On this day, morning classes will dismiss at 11:20.  Extended day children may stay all day.  At this time, we will share a developmental report with you and set goals for the year.  Please watch for a sign up sheet on the clipboard.


Discovery strives to be a peanut-free zone for the safety of our children with allergies.

If you would like for your child to have sunscreen at school, you may fill out a brief form in the office.  Please be sure to give it to teachers for safe-keeping.

As the weather changes, remember to switch the change of clothes in your child’s backpack to long sleeved shirts and pants. Also, please label your child’s jackets, mittens, and other outerwear with their names.

Please be sure to sign your child in and out each day, and help them wash their hands on arrival.