Dear PAWS Families,

Can you believe the first 2 months of school have flown by?  The students at PAWS are settling into their classroom routines and schedules. Fall is officially here and the leaves have turned from green to red, yellow and orange!  Each classroom has been talking about the colors we see outside and about the vegetables we often see at this time of year, especially pumpkins!  I have seen signs of autumn in every classroom with crunchy leaves in the sensory tables; farm stands, pumpkins and gourds in the dramatic play areas and paintings of orange pumpkins, fall leaves and apple prints decorating our walls.

This is an exciting time of year for many children. As a reminder, traditionally PAWS does not celebrate Halloween and the preschoolers do not wear costumes to school.  Please be respectful of this and save costumes for other events and venues outside of the school.  PAWS students at the Fiske School will not wear costumes to school on Halloween.  Each student may look forward to Kindergarten and being invited to wear a costume at school when they are older.  Thank you for keeping your PAWS preschooler’s costume at home on Halloween. The preschoolers will participate in the Wellesley Dental Group’s 7th Annual Community Candy Drive. Candy collection bins will be available at the preschool for your convenience.  You and your child may donate Halloween candy that in turn will be sent to U.S. Troops overseas.

Nurse Mary Whalen will have her last day at PAWS on October 31, 2014.  We wish Nurse Mary all the best as she enjoys a change of pace working part-time.  As we await the arrival of the new PAWS school nurse, WPS Department Head of Nursing Services, Linda Corridan will oversee a smooth transition between Nurse Mary and the new full-time nurse.  Substitute nurse Nancy Falb, RN will be at PAWS during the interim.  Nancy has a long history of substitute nursing in the district and will work closely with Linda and the PAWS staff to maintain an excellent level of care for all students.  Please feel free to contact me with any questions you may have.

Enjoy this beautiful weather with your preschooler!


‘Becca Z.

Rebecca Zieminski, Director of Early Childhood

PAWS Preschool, Wellesley Public Schools

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