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Happy November Laurel School Families

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There are so many amazing things happening in our community that I am able to witness on a daily basis but I also recognize the bumps we encounter even when things are not going smoothly for our students, faculty and families.

Recently, I had a talk with our Elementary students, and have had discussions with faculty at professional development, that I wanted to share with all of you because I feel that it is important for all of us to be mindful of the lessons we teach but also do our best to lead by example.

We had recently had some unkind behavior happening in the school between students. This will happen with children at any age, as they are all still learning. We will continue to work with our students to be kind to themselves and others through discussions and activities.

Prior to my conversation with our Elementary students, I was trying to find a clever saying to convey a message that we often use as adults like “Practice what you preach” or “Say what you mean but don’t be mean when you say it” and then I came across an acronym that I felt would effectively communicate my message. The saying I found stated, “Before you Speak, T.H.I.N.K.” and the acronym stands for:

T = Is it True?

H = Is it Helpful?

I = Is it Inspiring?

N = Is it Necessary?

K = Is it Kind?

The Elementary students and I discussed what each statement meant, and I reiterated our behavioral expectations at school. We have similar discussions with our preschool students but at a more developmentally appropriate level. I also wanted to share this with our entire community because, as I said earlier, we should, “practice what we preach”.

I try to be reflective as an educator, but also as a person in our community who wants to create positivity through actions and words. No one is perfect, but it’s important to be reflective and mindful of what we say and how we say it. If we all keep this in mind during daily routines, I promise it will enrich our entire community for the better.

Wishing you all warm weather for the rest of the Fall!

Amy Carroll
Head of School


Harvest Night Gala - November 16th

The Harvest Night Gala is our biggest fundraiser of the school year! We need

your help to collect donations from community members! We ask that all

families secure at least two donations! Please have donors fill out the

procurement form and either mail or bring the items into the office.

We are happy to continue to accept donations until 11/16! But the earlier the better for us to plan.

Thank you all for your time and support!

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Please join us Friday, November 16, 2018 6pm - 9pm at the award winning Wequassett Resort & Golf Club for a cocktail social with entertainment, raffle baskets, silent and a live auction in the Garden Terrace with stunning ocean views.


Calendar Reminders

Tuesday, November 6th - Community Morning Meeting 9:15 am
Ms. Kim & Ms. Naomi's Toddler Class and Ms. Anita's Preschool Class will be presenting! All Families are welcomed to join!

Friday, November 9th - Progress Reports Issued

Monday, November 12th - NO SCHOOL Veterans Day

Wednesday, November 14th - Movie Night at Laurel! 5 pm to 7 pm
Enjoy snacks & treats in the Laurel School Community room on our big screen TV! Move TBA
$10/child – Siblings & Friends Welcome! Come in PJ’s & bring snuggly blankets/pillows if you’d like but children must be ages 4+ to sign up!
(Or be able to sit through an entire movie with us!)

Friday, November 16th - Harvest Night Gala 6-9 pm at Wequassett Resort & Golf Club. Live and Silent Auctions, Raffle Baskets, cocktail social and live entertainment! Please join us for this wonderful school community fundraiser to benefit our school's Annual Fund!

Monday, November 12th to Friday November 16th - Parent/Teacher Conference Week

Monday, November 19th to Friday, November 23rd NO SCHOOL Thanksgiving Week

Monday, November 26th - Classes Resume

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Tree Nut/Peanut Aware Reminder!

Please remember that we are a tree nut/peanut aware school! Please make sure to double check all treats, snacks and food items (including lunches) that are coming into the school that they do not contain tree nut/peanut products! We have many children with severe allergies and want to make it a safe environment for everyone!


Cold Weather Clothing

The cooler weather will be upon now that it is Fall and it is important to send your child (ren) in with extra warm clothes including a winter jacket, hat, long-sleeved clothing and mittens so that we are able to continue to take students outside to play in weather warmer than 32 degrees.

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Ms. Tara's Kindergarten Class visited the Brewster Police Department!

Original Works

Monday, November 5th Ms. Alex will be sending home your children's masterpieces for an art based fundraiser for The Laurel School.
Original Works Transforms Student Artwork onto a Variety of Keepsake Items!
They donate 33% of the sales back to The School!

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