Dear P.A.W.S.Families,


At this time of year, I wish to extend a great big thank you, with a grateful heart, for all of the caring, warmth, support, and kindness shown to the P.A.W.S. faculty and staff by the families at P.A.W.S.!  The work we all do to support, nurture, and educate our students is a team effort and we thank you for your partnership in helping your children to grow, develop and learn!


The special treats, emails, and notes of appreciation we receive from families are greatly appreciated and this month we have received many! Thank you to our generous and hard-working P.A.W.S. PTO! The amazing Dumpling Luncheon that was provided for staff last Friday was amazing! Everything was scrumptious!  The beautiful goodie-bags that were delivered on Monday, for each staff member -with the handwritten notes of thanks, were a delightful treat as well! The staff at P.A.W.S. bring love, skill, and passion to their work with your children each day. Your appreciation of our effort is warmly received, appreciated, and we thank you!


Wishing everyone a very Happy Thanksgiving enjoying special time with family and friends!


Please remember, there is not school on Monday, November 26, 2018.




‘Becca Z.


November Reminders From Nurse Ann:


Outside Activities

Brrrr, it has been quite chilly this past week, it feels like winter has arrived a little early this year!

Our children go out to the playground or for a walk everyday so please be sure they are dressed appropriately for the weather; warm coat, hat, mittens and boots. Please be sure your child’s name is clearly marked on each clothing item.


Colds and Viruses

Please keep your child home if they are not feeling their best. Excessive coughing, nasal discharge and decreased energy levels are indications that rest time at home may be more appropriate. Our school days are full of fun learning adventures that require the children to participate fully so if they are not feeling their best it can be difficult for them. The children also should remain home for 24 hours after a fever has subsided. We encourage you to help your child to learn to blow their nose, cover their cough and wash their hands. These are skills that we work on at PAWS everyday!

It’s not too late for a FLU Shot if you havent had one already, check in with your physician.



Just a reminder to please keep your child secured in their carseats while waiting in the carline. Once you have reached the drop off point and staff are there to greet your child, it is then safe for you to put your car in park, get out of the car and unbuckle your child, and get your child ready to meet the P.A.W.S. staff member.  Please keep children in their carseats and safely buckled while you wait in the car line.


Holiday Helper Program

Our PAWS Holiday Helper Program has begun so if you would like to lend a hand or could use some support this holiday season please complete one of the yellow sheets that was sent home with your child. You can also contact Nurse Ann at


Important Dates:


Thursday, Nov. 22-26 No School – Thanksgiving Recess


Monday, Nov. 26 No School – Professional Development Day


Friday, December 7:


Putting It All Together(9:00am-10:30am) A Binder Making Workshop, Providing Support to Families of Children with Special Needs. Please RSVP to this LINK (      


Winter Traditions Dessert Night – (6:00pm-8:00pm) An evening for P.A.W.S. families to gather together and share their family’s favorite traditional winter desserts on Friday night. This event is free and open to all P.A.W.S. families!Click HERE for the Evite ( and RSVP and let us know how many people from your family will attend the event and what dessert you are planning to bring!


Thursday, December 20 9:00-10:00 – Coffee and Tea with ‘Becca – Special Guest Speaker Dr. Terry Weksel – leading a conversation about Managing Behavior During Holidays

Happy Thanksgiving to PAWS Family and Friends!
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