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PUT THIS ON YOUR CALENDAR

Oct. 7: Field Trip to Encinitas Fire Station No. 5
While we’re there, the children will learn about basic fire safety and get a behind-the-scenes look at the station. Registration was required in advance for this event. If you registered, remember you must bring your child to the fire station located at 540 Balour by 9 a.m., and all students must wear their Lingua Natal t-shirts that day.

Oct. 7: Parents Night Out
See more details and registration here.

Oct. 14: Playdate at Manchester Pumpkin Patch
Join us for a fun outing at the pumpkin patch! There will be pumpkins for purchase, rides, slides, petting zoos and games for all! Stay tuned for more details on the parent Facebook page and in your inbox.

Oct. 21: Parents Night Out
See more details and registration here.

Oct. 26-27: Halloween Bash
Bring your children to school in their Halloween costumes for our annual Halloween Bash. We'll start the day with our Halloween Parade from 9:00-9:30am and the children will enjoy fun activities. Parents are welcome to participate. Room moms will send out emails asking parents to send NON-SWEET goodies for their "environments". Make sure to dress your child up, but ALSO include a change of clothes.

PARENT’S COMMITTEE CORNER

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Thank you to everyone who attended the Fall Potluck and we look forward to many more opportunities to get together this year.

We are always looking for volunteers to help. If you are interested, please don’t hesitate and contact Letha Sandison. We would love to hear from you!

Stay tune for details regarding the next play date at the Pumpkin Patch on Oct 14th.

IN THE SPOTLIGHT: RECIPE

Don’t toss those seeds when you carve your pumpkins this month. Pumpkin seeds are nutritional powerhouses, packed with magnesium, protein and zinc.

Follow this quick recipe for roasted pumpkin seeds and you’ve got an easy, healthy snack on hand for lunchtime.

Maple Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

Ingredients

  • 2 cups pumpkin seeds (also known as pepitas)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup

Preparation

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Combine the pumpkin seeds, olive oil and maple syrup in a bowl and stir to coat.
  3. Spread the seeds out on a baking sheet and cook for 10 minutes.
  4. Stir the seeds and cook another 10-15 minutes or until golden and crispy (make sure to keep an eye on them in the last few minutes of cooking so they don’t burn).
  5. Cool and serve.

POLICY REMINDER

Please remember to send your child to school in closed-toe shoes. Flip-flops and sandals are not safe for running and playing outdoors.

We also ask that you dress them in a pair of shoes that are easy for them to take off and put on themselves.

Thank you for your cooperation!

NEWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS

Our school day will soon include a cooking class, so we’ll be asking for volunteers from each "environment" to help provide ingredients for our recipes. Room moms will be emailing a sign-up sheet later this month,  so please keep an eye out.

We will also need for volunteers from each environment to bring treats for the Guinea pigs (lettuce/carrots/parsley, etc.). Room moms will be emailing a sign-up sheet later this month together with the cooking calendar for their class,  so please keep an eye out.

We’ll also be asking for volunteers to help care for our classroom guinea pigs over the weekend. That sign-up sheet will be emailed this month, too.

WE NEED YOUR VOTE!

We need your vote!
Red Tricycle's Totally Awesome Awards (TAA) is the largest awards program in the greater parenting community—and this year we’re a finalist for the Most Lively Language Class in SoCal. Please help us win by submitting your vote online here. Voting ends Sept. 30, so please help us spread the word!

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