Weekly News - October 29th - November 2nd

November 2, 2018
  • Weekly Review

    Students thoroughly enjoyed parading in costumes during the annual Character Parade and Trunk or Treat! It was a gorgeous fall day, with a huge family turn out. Trunks were festively decorated and students and families gathered to celebrate the season with sweets, flare, and fun. Many thanks to the many families who donated candy and treats, and we especially appreciate the amazing hosts of the Halloween trunks.


    A Friendly Reminder

    Important Changes:

    Collage would like to inform our families of some recent changes. Due to personal reasons after the loss of her mother, Rochelle Golomb will no longer serve as Preschool Principal. As she departs from Collage, we sincerely wish her the best in her future endeavors. As part of the transition plan, Tiffany Clark has been promoted to Head of School, and we are confident that we will flourish with her at the helm. Collage leadership is also in the process of hiring a full-time curriculum specialist to work hand-in-hand in the classrooms and to further support our teachers. Despite several transitions this year, our commitment to deliver exemplary education and care to our students is unwavering.

    Collage is thrilled to congratulate Tiffany Clark in her new role!

    Collage PTO

    The Collage Day School PTO invites you to participate in the Sponsorship Program! They’re looking for businesses, agencies, and organizations to help enhance Collage’s educational programs. Here’s an opportunity to not only promote your local business, but to also benefit Collage’s quality of education. If you’re interested in becoming a sponsor for the 2018-2019 school year, please email the Collage PTO at collagepto@gmail.com. The Gold and Silver two-tiered sponsorship program is limited, so please click here to learn more about partnering with our school and becoming a sponsor: Collage Sponsorship Program

    Early Learning Community

    Snowy Owlets (3-12 Months)

    For the next two weeks, Snowy Owlets will be working on “A Toy For Kitty.” They are demonstrating curiosity and motivation about new subjects, and they are building a foundation for positive approaches to learning. This week, they recited nursery rhymes and explored spatial relationships and shapes. They are learning to use language to express thought and they are practicing their motor strength and coordination.

    Bay Owls (12-24 Months)

    Bay Owls explored a pumpkins and apples theme this week. They measured their height in apples, and read the story, “Five Little Monkeys,” by Eileen Christopher. They practiced numbers and rhyming words, and demonstrated spatial recognition by finding objects buried in sand or playing with stacking cubes. They created art with finger paints, rolled and flattened Play-Doh, and created their very own pumpkin patch using a pumpkin cookie cutter and orange paint.  

    Barn Owls (18-36 Months)

    Barn Owls enjoyed a turkeys and scarecrows theme this week. They welcomed a scarecrow puppet to their circle time, where they sang songs, did the numbers dance, and explored pictures of turkeys.



    Preschool Community


    Tawny Owls

    After reading the story, “Big Pumpkin” last week, Tawny Owls enjoyed the opportunity to make their own pumpkin pies. The children had a blast mixing ingredients, and best of all, tasting the results. In art, students enjoyed a marble activity as well as decorating paper bags for Halloween. They reviewed Halloween vocabulary, practiced counting and created patterns using spiders and pumpkins.  

    Spotted Owls

    Spotted Owls are working diligently to meet their weekly objectives. They are focusing on the letters T and H, practicing both how to write the letters and read them phonetically. In math, they are demonstrating their ability to write and identify the number 7. They are creating and identifying AB and ABC patterns, using colors and objects found in nature. They are also discussing the value of serving others and initiating acts of kindness.

    Elementary Community



    With prompting and support, kindergarten students identified the basic similarities and differences between two texts on the same topic.

    They practiced their ability to spell simple words phonetically and drew on their knowledge of sound-letter relationships. In math, students classified objects into categories. They counted the number of objects in each category and sorted the categories by count. As Veteran’s Day approaches, students also took the opportunity to discuss the importance of U.S. symbols in their social studies lessons.

    First Grade:

    First graders explored the elements of literature as they practiced describing characters, settings, and major plot points in stories. In math, they used addition and subtraction within 20 to solve word problems.

    As a writing activity, they focused on writing informative and explanatory texts, in which they name a topic, supply some facts about the topic, and provide some sense of closure. Using observational skills in science, they demonstrated their ability to recognize that all plants and animals, including humans, need the basic necessities of air, water, food, and space.


    Lower Elementary

    Lower Elementary students focused on the human body while reading fiction and nonfiction books. They identified human body parts and discussed each part’s function. They also recounted stories, including fables and folktales from diverse cultures, and determined the central message or moral in the narratives. They also wrote about different parts of fables.  

    Students were introduced to idioms and discussed general health. In math, second graders used place value to compare numbers. They also practiced their skills at reading and writing numbers up to 100. Third graders used multiplication and division within 100, and in science, they completed their crystal pumpkin experiments and their mini books on the human body.

    Upper Elementary

    In reading, students identified the theme of a story, drama, or poem from details in the text, including how characters in a story or drama respond to challenges or how the speaker in a poem reflects upon a topic. They practiced summarizing the text, and identifying figurative language such as metaphors and similes. In math, students learned to represent and interpret data. They solved word problems involving distances, intervals of time, and money.  They also learned to represent fractional quantities of distance and intervals of time using linear models. In science, students used appropriate reference materials to support scientific understanding; and they planned and carried out scientific investigations of various types such as systematic observations. They identified variables, collected and organized data, interpreted data in charts, and made predictions.

  • Things To Come


    Veteran’s Day Celebration

    November 9th
    9:00 am-9:30 am

    In honor of our Active Military and Veterans, Collage Day School is hosting a Veteran’s Day Celebration on November 9th at the flagpole.  Join us as Ms. Currie’s class reads the poem, “America the Beautiful.” There will be patriotic songs, a ceremonial raising of the flag, and Pledge of Allegiance led by Ms. Leslie’s class. 

    Parents who are Active Military and Veterans are invited to come in uniform. Please RSVP with Tiffany Clark: Clark@CollageDaySchool.org

    TimberNook: Friends in the Wild

    November 12th
    9:30 am-1:30 pm
    $65  (Ages 5-10)

    There’s no school, so sign up for a half day of TimberNook. Bring a stuffed animal from home and plan for a day in the woods. Children will have opportunities to build dens and create homes for their stuffed friends in the wild. Space is limited.

    Contact Emily Vasquez

    Director of Health and Wellness




    Thanksgiving Feasts 

    Monday, November 19th

    Tuesday, November 20th

    Save the date for the Thanksgiving Feasts! This is a great opportunity to gather as a community and share delicious and fun-filled fellowship. Families are welcome, so keep an eye out for more information to come. 


    Holiday Musical Performance
    & Winter Wonderland

    December 12th
    9:30 am – 12:00 pm

    Ages 3 and up will be performing songs to celebrate the season. Join us for a jingle and mingle morning in the multi-purpose room. 

    At 9:30am  to 11:00am there will be pictures with Santa, and in addition, the Critter Caravan, a local petting zoo, will be visiting our campus until noon. 
    Between the hours of 10:00am-11:00am the December Elementary Project Based Learning Curriculum will be showcased (Museum Style). All families, including VPK are welcome to join us!


    Volunteer Opportunities

    Please share your talents and time with our Collage Day School community. There are many opportunities to lend a hand. Connect, pitch in, and be the change you wish to see.

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    After School Enrichment Programs

    Don’t miss out on the many exciting after school programs designed to foster creativity and nurture your child’s unique interests and goals.

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    Join the PTO

    PTO meetings are the first Friday of each month. Meetings are held in the library at 8:50am and everyone is welcome!

    Don’t forget to join the Facebook Collage Day School Parents/Guardians Page.

    Meet the 2018-2019 PTO Team:

    Hillary Davis: President
    Nicole Blanford: Vice President      
    Laura Milton: Recording Secretary
    Rayne Estrada: Treasurer 
    Lydia Morales: Communications Secretary

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