SCHOOL NEWSLETTER - OCTOBER 2018           

            Fall is here! We have many exciting events coming this month. Please note the following dates on your calendar:
October 1st 5th - October tuition is due for families paying monthly.
October 3rd – (Wednesday) - “Jammin’ With You” visits Dolly’s at 10:15 a.m.
October 4th - (Thursday) - Our Seventh Annual DAD’s Football Night at Dolly’s to watch the Patriots play the             Indianapolis Colts. We will start at 7:00p.m. We will have refreshments, T-shirts, and appetizers. Bring a food item and your own “amber liquids”. A sign-up sheet is posted on the bulletin board. Note: We only have room for 16 dads.
October 8th - (Monday) No school. Columbus Day. Note: Regular Tuition is charged for all holidays.
October 9th and 10th - (Tuesday and Wednesday) - Show and Tell Days- Each child may bring in one item.
October 10th - (Wednesday) PTAB Meeting at 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.  The meeting will be held at school.
October 13th - (Friday) Last day to order October Firefly Books. You can order on line. Use code is H936P.
October 14th - (Sunday) - 9:00a.m. Dolly’s PTAB Day at Sauchuk Farm in Plympton. (Only 45 minutes from             Hingham.) The cost of tickets is being discounted by the PTAB by $6.00 per person to $5.00. Children under 3 years old are free. You will need to sign-up and pay by October 12th. We will meet there at 9:00 a.m. It looks like an awesome place for kids. Admission includes the following for the entire day (9 a.m.- 6p.m.): Corn maze, Farm Scene Investigation game, Jumping pillows, Cow trains, Hayrides to the pumpkin patch, Grain train, Pedal carts, Barnyard ball zone, Corn box, Duck races, and Pumpkin tetherball. The corn cannons cost $1 for 2 shots.  Pumpkins are extra (0.55/lb).The PTAB will be             bringing snacks and drinks. You can bring a picnic lunch or buy one at the farm.
            Check out their website at: www.sauchukfarm.com. Remember: You will need to sign up and pay by October 12th so we can order   tickets at the group rate. The sign-up sheet is on the bulletin board. This is the perfect way to welcome fall and a great opportunity to meet other families attending Dolly's with your children.
October 17th - (Wednesday) - “Jammin’ With You” visits Dolly’s at 10:15 a.m.
October 19th - (Friday) - Please return all PTAB candle orders by this date. You can also order on line.
October 25th – (Thursday) – Mama Steph performs at Dolly’s at 9:30 a.m.
October 25th – (Thursday) – Kid’s Yoga With Amy McCormick at 12:45 p.m.
October 25th – (Thursday) – Parents Night out at Mezzo Mare in Hull. Details after confirmation by Mezzo Mare..
October 29th - (Friday) - “Jammin’ With You” visits Dolly’s at 10:15 a.m.
October 30th & October 31st- (Tuesday and Wednesday) - Our Halloween Parties here at school. Each day we will have             one party. The parties will start at 9:00 a.m. If your child attends in the afternoon, he or she is welcome to             come for the morning party. Please bring your child dressed in his/her costume. Also, please bring a bag  or box to put the costume in after the party. IMPORTANT! THERE WILL BE SEVERAL IDENTICAL COSTUMES - PLEASE PUT YOUR CHILD'S NAME ON ALL COSTUME PARTS, MASKS, AND BOXES.
            At the party we will have a pinata, small Hostess doughnuts on a string, and we will trick or treat the houses around school. We are asking each family to send in an item for the party:    
            The children in the Miss Mary Jo’s and Miss Nancy’s class please bring in chips, fruit, or donuts with holes. (No peanuts or tree nuts please.).
            The children in Miss Stephanie’s class please bring in some brownies or cookies (No peanuts or tree nuts             please.).
            The children in the Miss Heather’s class please bring in a bag of wrapped candy (No peanuts or tree nuts             please).
November 12th- (Monday) - VETERAN'S DAY-SCHOOL IS CLOSED.
November 17th through 25th - No School. Thanksgiving recess.
November 26th – PTAB Fundraiser at “The Toy Box” in Hanover. Details TBA.
December 6th - (Thursday) - PTAB Meeting 7:00p.m. to 8:30p.m. (Note the early time.)
December 15th (Saturday) - Our Twenty-second Annual Holiday Pageant at Plymouth River School. Time is 3:00p.m.
December 18th (Wednesday) - The last day of school before Christmas recess.
December 19th through January 1st - Christmas recess.
January 2nd (Tuesday) - School resumes. Happy New Year 2019! 

PTAB NEWS
            We need all Yankee Candle order forms returned by Friday, October 19th to get the candles back in time for the holidays. You can order on line if you wish. Thank you for your support!
            The PTAB will have its 22nd annual school drawing during our Holiday Pageant on December 15th at Plymouth River School. We are asking each family to donate an item or service to be put into five or more baskets.  A donation sheet and tickets will be attached to the November newsletter. Raffle tickets will cost $1.00 each and each winner will get to choose a basket. You can donate a gift certificate for an item from any business, restaurant, Papa Gino’s, Stars, Buttonwood, General Cinema, etc.), retail store, phone cards, lottery tickets, or any item you can think of will be appreciated. Any amount is gratefully accepted. Large valued items will be used in our silent auction. A donation sheet and tickets will be attached to the November newsletter. In past years the drawings were a great success. Our PTAB will meet on Wednesday, October 10th at 7:30p.m.
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            McDonald’s Happy Meal Day will be on Tuesday in October. The cost for a Hamburger, Cheeseburger, or Chicken Nuggets is $5.00. Pizza day will be on Friday in October. If you want your child to have pizza, send $5.00 instead of packing a lunch. We have LUNCH BUNCH TICKET BOOKS for sale. You can buy 6 lunch bunches for $50.00 and avoid the morning scramble for cash and change and save $10.00. This covers the cost of the additional hour at school, not food. See Kevin if you wish to buy a ticket. =========================================================================================
            Reminder, please turn around in our driveway or at the end of our street if our driveway is not accessible, and park facing toward Rte. 228. We must keep traffic moving and keep parking spaces available. We need you to pull as far forward as possible. The first car to park should park alongside the picnic tables on the playground.  Please try to limit your time at school to keep spaces available for other parents.  If you wish to stay at school for a bit, please arrive a few minutes late instead of early. This will keep spaces open during the busy time. The speed limit on Pine Street is 10 MPH. Thank you for your cooperation!
            “Jammin’ With You” visited us last month and their performer “Ellie” was great. We have decided to have her come in twice a month to do music with our classes. She will be at school on October 3rd, 17th, and 29th at 10:15 a.m. this month and throughout the year.
==========================================================================================             We are inviting any and all parents to come into school and share your hobby, career, special talent, etc. with your child and his/her classmates. Ten or fifteen minutes would be wonderful. Contact Kevin if you are interested in coming in. We would especially like to invite any parent who can play a musical instrument.                              
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            A Happy October Birthday to: Patrick G, Claire H, Leah Khalil, Gabriel Mullin, Aiden Jackson (November 1st.) and Savannah Nickerson.
============================================================================================             DOLLY’S REMAINS PEANUT BUTTER AND TREE NUT FREE THIS YEAR!
============================================================================================                       We will be closed for the Thanksgiving, Christmas, February, and April school vacation weeks. These weeks have already been deducted from your tuition payments. Remember, your monthly, and quarterly tuition payments remain the same for the whole year. Note: School is closed for the following vacation weeks. Thanksgiving: November 17, 2018 through November 25, 2018, December 19, 2018 to January 2, 2019, February 13, 2019 through February 24, 2019, and April 13, 2019 through April 21, 2019. Tuition is not charged for the school vacation weeks. Please mark your calendars!
            Please note the following schedule change: As we did last year, we will remain open for some extra days at the end of the school year. We will be open through Tuesday, June 11th instead of closing on Thursday, June 6th as we would have in the past. Unless you are paying tuition weekly, there is no charge for the extra days.  Note: We are delaying the start of camp until June 25th. Please mark your calendars.
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            We have attached October Firefly Book Club fliers to this newsletter. You can also purchase books on line. Our code is H936P. Or you can return your order form, with check (payable to Firefly Books) by October 26th if you wish to purchase books. It takes about a week for the books to arrive.
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HAVE A GREAT MONTH!    &    HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!