From the Director
Wow! How can it be October already? This month we will be very busy at Compass Christian Preschool! It is hard to pick what is the most exciting part of this month. For me, it is making pumpkin waffles with the children. This is a 20 year tradition for me and it all began at a little preschool in New Canaan, Connecticut. Together, the children and I learn about what is a recipe, how to properly measure, how to use a whisk and what all the ingredients look and smell like. After we make the batter, the children get to eat the delicious waffles. We will send the recipe home with all of the children so you can make them at home. Your child will want to help you and most likely, correct you if you are doing it wrong.
The children I made the waffles with in Connecticut are in their mid-twenties now and I am still in contact with a few of their families. It warms my heart that so many of my former students still make pumpkin waffles with their families. I hope that you will make it part of your fall family traditions.
Here is a link to the preschool where I started my early childhood journey.
Learning steady beat is very important and it is a learned skill. Children who have the ability to keep a steady beat also have better physical coordination, pay attention for longer periods of time, are better readers and are more successful in math. It is never too early to start learning steady beat. This month in Music we will be listening, moving and playing to Folk music. We are still introducing string instruments and have had an opportunity for the children to “play” a small harp, ukulele, guitar, violin and cello as well as having guests in chapel to play instruments for the children. We encourage you to spend time this month listening and singing folk music at home – most children’s lullabies are folk songs.
School pictures will be taken on Thursday, October 17 and Friday, October 18. Your classroom teacher will be sending home a flyer with your child’s picture day identified.
1s, 2s and 2-day 3s classes (along with any older siblings) will have pictures on Thursday, October 17
3-day 3s, 4s and TK classes will take pictures on Friday, October 18
Scholastic Book Fair
Scholastic Book Fair is coming to school!! We will host a preschool wide book fair on Thursday, October 24th from 9am-2:15pm, Friday, October 25th from 9am-12:00pm and Tuesday, October 29th from 9am-2:15pm, each day in Guest Gathering. We will also be hosting an online book fair from October 17th – 30th. Any books ordered online will be delivered directly to your home once the online book fair has closed. Please feel free to share the link below with any friends or relatives that would be interested in purchasing books for your little one. They make excellent and easy Christmas gifts!
bookfairs.scholastic.com This link is active October 17th – 30th
NEW at the Book Fair – eWallets
Parents must create an eWallet for each student, prior to the book fair. A preauthorization charge will appear on the credit card in the amount selected as the spending limit.
Additional funds can be added to the eWallet at any time. Purchasers can also cancel funds. Track spending and see all account activity in your student roster.
eWallets At the Book Fair
Parents will only be charged for what is purchased (up to the spending limit they selected). The preauthorized amount will expire after the last day of the book fair.
Student eWallets can be scanned or looked up at the book fair using the student’s age group, teacher, or name; eWallets do not have to be printed or presented to a cashier.
You are Invited to our annual Fall Carnival. Bring your family, friends, neighbors for a night of family fun! Our schedule is different this year than previous years. With the addition of our Thursday night service, we invite you to experience a worship service at Compass prior to the fun and candy. Wear your costume and bring your candy bag for the biggest event of the year! There will be Food, Games, Free Candy, interactive Inflatables, An Exotic Petting Zoo, and more Fun!
Thursday, October 24
5:30 pm – Food Trucks + Live Music + Lawn Games
6:30-7:30pm – Thursday Worship Experience
7:30-9:30pm – Carnival Games + Candy + Petting Zoo + Rock Wall + More!
Every child (3- 5th grade) who attends the Compass Kids Worship Experience will receive a coupon for a free trip through the Hall Farm’s Corn Maze!
Admission is FREE
Food + Drinks available for purchase
Compass Colleyville – Thursday Worship service
Compass Center – Carnival Games + Candy + Petting Zoo + More!
Compass Fields – Food Trucks + Live Music + Lawn Games
Parking will include Compass Colleyville, OC Taylor Elementary, and Cross Timbers Middle School
Make sure to come early to find parking!
8th – Spirit Day
10th – Fire Truck Visit
16th – Three, Four and TK Classes Conferences
17th – School Pictures
18th – School Pictures
24th – 29th – Scholastic Book Fair
24th – Pumpkin Waffles for the 1s and TK Classes
24th – Compass Christian Church Fall Festival
29th – Pumpkin Patch Field Trip for 3s, 4s and TK Classes
29th – Pumpkin Waffles for 2s Classes
31st – Pumpkin Waffles for the 3s Classes
ORANGE OUT – wear Orange
DO NOT send your child to school in a costume or send any candy goodie bags
10th – Kristin Comstock