October 2018
In This Issue
Upcoming Events

School Closed


 Monday, October 8th

Columbus Day


Monday, October 22rd

LCPS Holiday

Please Remember

When you come to either the school or the church during the school hours of 11 am-12 Noon or 3-4 pm,  please do NOT park in any numbered parking spots. We use these spots for carline.  Thank you!
I am excited to start my 4th year teaching Music to your children!  This month we will sing some Fall and Halloween songs, learn a fingerplay, pretend to go to the Pumpkin Patch and play our favorite movement game with the hula hoops!  Be sure to ask your children to teach you their favorites!

Miss Adell


During Children's Chapel our classes join Rev. Mary Kay, Rev. Will or Miss Maureen to pray, hear a Bible lesson and sing some fun songs.


This year, families are invited to join us for Children's Chapel for our two special Family celebrations during the months of December and May.


For the remaining school months, the classes will join Rev. Mary Kay, Rev. Will and/or Miss Maureen in smaller groups for their lessons.

Sunday Services  Sundayservices
Please join us!

Saturday's @ Six
A contemplative, come as you are service that embraces traditional worship with innovative prayer , unplugged music and candle light.
9:00 am Contemporary Eucharist Service
This service celebrates the power of God at work in the life of children.  Energy, movement and laughter are all part of this experience.  "Make a joyful noise to the Lord", best describes this service.  

11:00 am Traditional Eucharist Service
This service honors reverence and joy.  Guided
reflection in song, readings and sermon, proclaims the joy of Good News.

October Greetings!
Dear St. David's Families,
We have had such a great start to the school year.  The energy in the school is so exciting with all of our students back!

If you ever have any questions, please feel free to contact your teacher or stop at the Front Desk and speak to Judy and/or Margie. We are happy to help!

You can find the school calendar and all upcoming events on our website's News & Events page.
News from the Directors

We are delighted with how well our preschoolers are adjusting to school this year. We are enjoying being in the classrooms and watching the children make friends and learn to work together cooperatively! We are also enjoying getting to know all of you. We have an open door policy in our office. Please feel free to stop in and say hello. In addition, we encourage you to get involved with our POPS organization. The first meeting is Tuesday, October 9 at 7:30 in the preschool. This is a great way to make some friends of your own. We hope to see you there!
Julie and Ann-Marie
School  News Preschoolnews
Speech & Language Screenings
During the first two weeks of October, we will provide optional speech and language screenings to our students. A letter went home explaining the screening.  Please be sure to send back the signed form indicating whether you would like your child to be screened.

Dad's Night -  October 18!
This is a special night set aside just for your child and Dad or a special someone. An invitation will be coming home shortly. We will take photos, play games and have lots of fun! Sessions are as follows:

5:30-6:15 pm for Last Names A-K
6:15-7:00 pm for Last Names L-Z

Picture Day - October 24/25
Individual and class pictures will be taken in all classes.

Happy Halloween!
We will be celebrating Halloween in each class. We will even have a St. David's parade!  More details will follow from your teachers and Room Parents.
POPS News Popsnews
In every issue of this newsletter, check out our School Spirit and POPS Meetings sections for upcoming events.

POPS Volunteers
POPS is always looking for parents interested in helping out at school.  Please contact Jessica Sharpf and Amanda Schaffer at  pops@sdlife.org  for more information on ways to get involved at St. David's!

Thank You!  
Thanks to everyone who volunteered and supported the Scholastic Book Fair & Ice Cream Social!

Don't forget to link your Harris Teeter VIC to St. David's. Every time you shop HT brand products, we will receive a portion of the sales! Our code is 6103.
Upcoming Events Events

October 1-12
Speech & Language Screening 
October 8 Columbus Day - NO SCHOOL
October 9 POPS Meeting
October 9-10 Music
October 16-17
Children's Chapel (classes only)
October 18 Dad's Night
October 22
October 23-24 Music 
October 24-25 Picture Day
October 30-31 Halloween Parades & Parties
Church Happenings Churchhappenings
Blessing of the Animals
Sunday, October 7th, 4 pm
Rev. Mary Kay will be blessing all of our furry (and not so furry) friends at a special celebration in honor of St. Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of animals. 

Loudoun Symphony Orchestra
Saturday, October 6th, 8 pm
Come join us for an evening of beautiful music. The first in a series of concerts,  New Horizons has music chosen with that same idea - something fresh or cutting-edge and features the Beethoven Symphony no. 3, Op. 55, E flat Major (Eroica). 

Tickets are $30 for adults, $25 for seniors and free for youths 12 and under.  Members of St. David's Church & School will receive a 20 percent discount by using promotional code STD1819 when tickets are ordered in advance at  www.loudounsymphony.org .  In addition, Baker's Crust is offering a 20 percent discount on meals purchased before the concert.  Reservations must be made by October 5th and you must show your concert ticket to receive the discount.
Messy Church
Friday, October 26th, 6:00 - 7:30pm
Messy church explores a biblical theme through hands on creative experiences for all ages. Please RSVP by Tuesday, October 23rd to messychurch@sdlife.org

Metal and Paper Recycling
Saturday, October 27th, 9am - 12 pm

Candy Tithe
Sunday, November 4th, 9 and 11 am services
Children are encouraged to bring their "tithe" of Halloween Candy to the services on Sunday November 4th.  This is a great time to teach what a tithe is and how it serves others. The candy is donated to Loudoun Hunger Relief.
Quick Links

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Inclement Weather Policy
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Please Join Us!

POPS Meeting

Tuesday, October 9th 

at 7:30 pm

Join us in the Preschool building for our monthly POPS meeting. All parents are encouraged to attend!

Habit Burger- Thursday, Oct 4th from 4-9pm 

MOD Pizza- Monday, Oct 8th all day

Tea Collection School Days- Oct 8-15th

Atomic Trampoline- Monday, Oct 22 from 10am-12pm

certifikid.com - through 6/15/19 Use Promo Code STDAVIDS on unlimited purchases.  The preschool will receive $5 for every purchase over $20.  
Together in Education Program

This is a fundraiser that rewards our preschool when parents purchase certain Harris Teeter brand products. 


You can Link your Harris Teeter Card.  St. David's # is 6103.  You can even link other schools as well.  We get credit for purchasing Harris Teeter brands and prescriptions.  POPS will even sign you up - just email POPS with your info and we will plug it in! 

Facebook Harristeeter

"Like" our page on Facebook. Feel free to join and share with our family and friends all of the exciting things happening here!!!

Please drive slowly during car line and look both ways before pulling out of the queue. Thank you!


F or the well-being of all our students, please keep your child home if he/she:
  • is running a fever
  • --has a bad cough and/or cold
  • --has red, crusty or runny eyes
  • experienced vomiting and/or diarrhea during the last 24 hours
  • --has an undiagnosed skin rash.
Children should be kept home for at least 24 hours beyond the time that he/she has remained fever free without the assistance of medication.

Children should be kept home for at least 24 hours after the last episode of vomiting.

Children should be kept home for at least 24 hours after starting an antibiotic.

Thank you for your cooperation!
St. David's Episcopal School | 703-723-0286|
43600 Russell Branch Parkway
Ashburn, VA 20147
Harris Teeter Harristeeter