November 2018

National Fire Prevention Month

Thank you to the Newburyport Fire Fighters, Ken Parseghian (Mrs. Becky’s husband), John Piretti (Brielle’s Papa), Marc Ouellette, Bob Adams and Chris Richard (Colbie’s Dad), who came to visit our preschool. The children had fun climbing on the fire truck and watching the firefighters John and Chris putting on their “turn out gear”. They showed us a great video on fire safety and talked about having a fire drill plan at home, how to get out of our house and what to do if our clothes catch on fire. Thank you, Newburyport Fire Department.

Police Visits

Thank you to Sgt. Gregory Whitney (alumni of MMNS) and Officer Tori Smith of the Newburyport Police Dept. for bringing in their police cruisier for us to crawl through and their safety talk to the children. Thank you to Detective Bob DeMeo of the Massachusetts State Police (Jackson’ s Dad) for coming in, reading a story, having a safety talk with the children and bringing mini flashlights and badges. He even brought a State Police cruiser for the children to climb through. Thank you very much for coming in!


We hope the children enjoyed their parties! They did a great job at their parade and sing along. Thank you to the parents who provided our treats. They looked awesome!

No School

Tuesday, November 6, 2018: Election Day: Hope Church is used for polling.

Monday, November 12,2018 as we observe the Veteran’s Day Holiday.

Wednesday, November 21st-23rd: Thanksgiving Break


Monday November 19th and Tuesday November 20th, we will be cooking our Thanksgiving Feast. We will be making Butter (heavy cream) Johnny Cakes (jiffy corn muffin mix) Air popped popcorn and apple juice. No additional snack will be needed. Please let your child’s teacher know if your child has a food allergy or intolerance to any of these foods.


There will be NO SCHOOL at MRS MURRAY’S if the NEWBURYPORT PUBLIC SCHOOL SYSTEM Cancels/Announces no school due to inclement weather. WE will OPEN at regular time if Newburyport Public School calls a 2-hour delay, (even if they list no pre-k classes, that is for the PUBLIC SCHOOL ONLY).

Our NO SCHOOL ANNOUCEMENTS will be sent via email, class dojo, posted on the Announcement bar on the website page, on our Facebook page. We will try and have NO SCHOOL announcements posted as soon as possible.

Mrs. Murray’s Nursery School

November 2018 Newsletter


On Monday, November 26th, we will email you a Reregistration Form. Please check off your

program choice and return with a $300 nonrefundable deposit for one child by

December12,2018 to secure your child’s spot.

If you are registering a sibling, you may do so on this form.

If you are registering two children, the nonrefundable deposit will be $500.00.


Pettengill House Food Drive

The first two weeks of November we will be collecting food donations for the Pettengill House

in Salisbury. There will be a box in the hall to place your donations if you wish to participate.

Veteran’s Day Placemats

All our classes will be making “Thank You “placemats which will be photocopied and used at the

Veteran’s Day luncheon held at Michael’s Harborside. Our little way of saying Thank you to our


Operation Christmas Child

Notices about Operation Christmas Child went home last week with your child. The Hope

Community Church participates in Operation Christmas Child and is a drop off location for this

collection. Shoeboxes are packed for a boy or a girl with some items from the suggested list.

Tape on the appropriate label and bring back to school unwrapped. If you choose to fill a box,

we will deliver them to the church, and they will be wrapped and sent out to Samaritan’s Purse.

Shoe boxes are available in the church lobby if needed.


Christmas Party and Gift Exchange: DECEMBER 18th & 19th.

Christmas Sing a long: DECMBER 18 &19th at 9:05 in the gym.

Winter Break: December 20th-January 1,2019. School reopens on Wednesday Jan 2,2019.

Donna Riley