Looking Ahead – Important Dates:
Friday, Oct. 20th: No School - Teacher Work Day
Friday, Oct. 27th: Family Night at UF Bat House 
Monday, Oct. 30th & Tuesday, Oct. 31st: Stepping Stones Book Fair AND Halloween Parades
September 2017 

"Let every creature praise the Lord!" Ps. 150:6
Welcome to the Jungle!
We’re happy to be back to a normal routine this week and hope that you are all doing well. This is our Stepping Stones Newsletter and it will be sent bi-monthly, which will allow you to be “in the know” and able to forward to “nannies and grannies”. I encourage you to take a minute and read through the newsletter each month. We are a very busy preschool and this will help you organize and participate in our fun activities. All children are welcome to attend events with their parents even if they are not scheduled for school that day. 
Hakuna Matata!
Gator Week:
Monday, Oct. 2nd - Thursday, Oct. 5th
(All events begin at 9:30 am)
• Tuesday, Oct. 3rd: LIVE Gators with Franklin Percival from UF. The children will learn fun facts about gators and will have the opportunity to pet the gators!
• Wednesday, Oct. 4th: Author Amy Hammond will be here to read her book “When I Grow Up, I’ll Be A Gator!”
• Thursday, Oct. 5th: Gator Pep Rally in recognition of UF Homecoming. Please dress your child in orange and blue to show their Gator spirit! 
• Friday, Oct. 6th: NO School – UF Homecoming Parade

School Fundraiser: Popcorn Sales!
Beginning Monday, Oct. 2nd and ending Oct. 13th , the Preschool Team (a group of parents that help support our teachers) will send home Little Lamb’s Gourmet Popcorn catalogs to raise money for our school. Popcorn orders will arrive the week after Thanksgiving.

Trinity’s Great Pumpkin Run :
Sunday, Oct. 8th at 6:00 pm
Register for this fun 5K that will take you on a tour through Trinity’s beautiful property. Proceeds benefit Trinity’s Youth Group. 

Fire Safety :
Wednesday, Oct. 11th at 9:30 am
In recognition of Fire Safety Month, fireman will be arriving on the scene with their big red truck and gear. The City of Gainesville provides a wonderful instructional program for children of all ages. 

Pumpkin Party :
Monday, Oct. 16th at 9:30 am
Children will enjoy a hay ride to the Trinity Youth Building to view “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown”, enjoy popcorn and other fun pumpkin activities!

Our wonderful facilities staff: Susan Kovi, Vince Perry, Jeremiah Neal & all their helpers who go above and beyond to keep our facilities running smoothly and looking great! You are appreciated!

Ron Berry: Extra attention to detail painting the cubbies and re-purposing chairs in Mrs. Smith & Mrs. Berry’s classroom. Bless your heart!

Cheryl Berry: All your adorable crafty sewing and for purchasing a cart! Whoo Hoo!

Barbara Nute: Helping in Ms. Caren’s room during pre-planning! Thank you!

Carter Nute: Fixing the “ropes” on the playground structure! We love your family!

Pedro Ayuso: We love the plastic buckets! We’re using them for crafts and sand!

Eric Perez: Showing our Enrichment Staff some appreciation! So generous!

Heather Greist: Breakfast treats and sweet note! Yum!

Anna Sanchez: The house was a great addition to the playground! 

An extra special thanks to everyone who came to help clean-up the big playground after Irma! You all BLEW US AWAY!!!

Monkey Business a.k.a. Fun Facts
• Vines in the rainforest are called “lianas”. They crisscross the forest, growing from tree to tree. 
• Some canopy animals stay in the trees their whole lives. Their feet may never touch the ground even once. They travel easily on “liana highways”. 
Stepping Stones Preschool | 352-416-3025 | preschool@trinitygnv.org | www.trinitygnv.org