Orientation Day 7th/8th

 Orientation day for T/TH class, 10:00-11:00 a.m., followed by playground time
 Orientation day for MWF class, 10:00-11:00 a.m., followed by playground time

Spring Semester Schedule

February 15-19 — NO SCHOOL February Vacation 


Saturday, March 19 — Silent Auction (Proposed Date) 


Thursday, March 24 — NO SCHOOL T/Th Parent Conferences


Friday, March 25 — NO SCHOOL Good Friday 


April 18 - 22 — NO SCHOOL April Vacation

Thursday, May 5 — T/TH Mother’s Day Tea. Families welcome at 11:30am 


Friday, May 6 — M/W/F Mother’s Day Tea. Families welcome at 11:30am 


Monday, May 30 — NO SCHOOL Memorial Day

Parent Teacher Conferences January 29th

There will be two Parent/Teacher conference days this semester. Sign up sheets for these dates will be outside the classroom about a week before: 


  • MWF classes will be Friday January 29th
  • Tu/Th classes will be Thursday March 24th 

There is no school the day of the conferences, though you can arrange to have someone watch your child in the classroom while we meet. There are no surprises at this meeting, it is simply a checking in time for parents and Michele and I. They last about 15 minutes. 

— Carole

Spring Semester Schedule

Important Dates for the upcoming Spring semester. 

Monday, January 18 —NO SCHOOL Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Thursday, January 21 @ 6:30pm — Mandatory Parent Meeting 

Tue, Jan 26 & Wed, Jan 27 — Child Outreach at ESNS 

Friday January 29 — NO SCHOOL MWF classes Parent/Teacher Conference

February 15 - 19 — NO SCHOOL February Vacation

Saturday, March 19 — Silent Auction (Proposed Date) 

Thursday March 24 — NO SCHOOL Tu/Th classes Parent/Teacher conference

Friday, March 25 — NO SCHOOL Good Friday

April 18 - 22 — NO SCHOOL April Vacation

Thursday, May 5 — T/TH Mother’s Day Tea. Families welcome at 11:30am 

Friday, May 6 — M/W/F Mother’s Day Tea. Families welcome at 11:30am

Happy December!

This fall has just flown by. The Harvest feast was so much fun — seeing the children create an event that their families could come to!

The way we approach this time of year at ESNS when there are so many different holidays' people celebrate is to sing, talk and share with each other about the holidays. We are not looking to educate the children about specific Holidays, but to help them realize that people can and do celebrate many different Holidays. We just touch on a few — Hanukkah, Christmas and Solstice — that are celebrated at this time of year, but if you have holidays that are important to your family that you would like to share we would love for you to talk to us about them and to include them.

We will be singing, making gifts, setting up dress up like a fancy dining room table for having company. And we will be making gifts for our families. We’re looking forward to celebrating! 

Giving Box

Each year we decorate a box we call our Giving Box. In it we collect books for Books are Wings, a local organization dedicated to giving books to children who may not have many books. We like this because the children can be involved and we are not asking them to buy anything. We are asking that the children look around with their parents to see if there are any gently used books to donate. We are hoping that you may have duplicate books, outgrown books, or books that do not match your child’s interest that you could donate.

December Events and Activities

Important dates for ESNS families and friends: 

Thursday, December 17 – Tue/Thur Holiday Party. Families welcome at 11:30am 
Friday, December 18 – Mon/Wed/Fri Holiday Party. Families welcome at 11:30am 

On the 17th or 18th of December you are all invited to our Potluck. We will gather in the classroom for a Holiday Celebration before our break. In the tradition of Kwanza it is a potluck. In the past we have asked that families bring something that is a tradition or favorite for them in the holiday season. This has been wonderful to share with each other but please don't stress!

Mon, Dec 21 - Fri, Jan 1 – NO SCHOOL Winter Vacation 

Mon, Jan 4 & Tue, Jan 5 – School Resumes 

Monday, January 18 – NO SCHOOL Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Wednesday, January 21 @ 6:30pm – Mandatory Parent Meeting 

Tuesday, Jan 26 & Wednesday, Jan 27 – Child Outreach at ESNS