400 East Westminster Road | Lake Forest, IL 60045


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Monthly Newsletter


The weather is getting cooler and we will continue to go outdoors and enjoy the season. Please dress your child appropriately especially with hats and mittens. Mornings can be very chilly! If your child wears boots to school, remember to send an extra pair of shoes to change into as the classroom floors get wet and slippery. Remember students are not permitted to go barefoot or have socking feet in the classroom due to health and safety rules. Also, please check your child’s outdoor clothing to make sure it is marked with his/her name. We continue to encourage your child to bring his/her tote bag and colored classroom folder with them every day to school. Don’t forget to check both items after class, especially your child’s folder, for important notices and precious artwork.

In the spirit of the Thanksgiving season, during the month of November we are encouraging each student to bring in two cans of food or other non-perishables as a contribution to The Church of the Holy Spirit’s food pantry. Any contribution will be gratefully received and can be placed in the special food basket located in the EPS hallway beginning Monday, November 11th. A CHS pantry wish list will be posted by the basket, if you need suggestions.

The Threes and Pre-K Classes will participate in our annual Thanksgiving Feast on Friday, November 22nd. This event is an EPS favorite! The Threes Class (The Pilgrims) and the Pre-K Class (The Native Americans) come together to create a special Friendship Soup. Each student will be asked to contribute an ingredient (vegetable, broth or noodles) to put in the Friendship Soup. Mrs. Cunniff will be organizing this event along with the EPS Parent Committee who are in charge of the soup preparation, child assistance and clean-up. Once the soup has been made by all the students, The Pilgrims and The Native Americans perform a gift exchange in the classrooms followed by the Friendship Soup snack. All EPS parents are most welcome to attend both the gift exchange and soup snack beginning at 10:45 a.m.