Welcome to November

Published on: November 1, 2011

Filled Under: Early Childhood Youth Dev Program, Events/Activities, Newsletter

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Another month has flown by! October was a busy month…the students, along with our support, began meeting in regards to an ECYD ‘club’ on campus. That same group of students participated in the DCTC Student Life  Pumpkin Decorating Contest and placed! Click HERE if you missed that post.
Students in the Language & Literature course offered a Halloween program at the library in Hastings. (Pictures to come soon!) The Health, Safety, & Nutrition students were busy with trainings and guest speakers in class: Infants Remembered in Silence, Child Restraint Safety Training and SIDS/Shaken Baby Training. The weather is cooler now and leaves have fallen. Welcome to November.

Click HERE to access the November ECYD program Newsletter.

How the Leaves Came Down
by Susan Coolidge

“I’ll tell you how the leaves came down,”
The great tree to his children said,
“You’re getting sleepy, Yellow and Brown,
Yes, very sleepy, little Red.
It is quite time to go to bed.””Ah!” begged each silly, pouting leaf,
“Let us a little longer stay;
Dear Father Tree, behold our grief;
Tis such a very pleasant day
We do not want to go away.”

So, for just one more merry day
To the great tree the leaflets clung,
Frolicked and danced, and had their way,
Upon the autumn breezes swung,
Whispering all their sports among,–

“Perhaps the great tree will forget,
And let us stay until the spring,
If we all beg, and coax, and fret.”
But the great tree did no such thing;
He smiled to hear their whispering.

“Come, children, all to bed,” he cried;
And ere the leaves could urge their prayer,
He shook his head, and far and wide,
Fluttering and rustling everywhere,
Down sped the leaflets through the air.

I saw them; on the ground they lay,
Golden and red, a huddled swarm,
Waiting till one from far away,
White bedclothes heaped upon her arm,
Should come to wrap them safe and warm.

The great bare tree looked down and smiled,
“Good-night, dear little leaves,” he said.
And from below each sleepy child
Replied, “Good-night,” and murmured,
“It is so nice to go to bed!”

Looking for things to do in November with your family? Check out this link! There are many ideas/activities listed all around the metro area.

If you’re available this Sat. Nov. 5th, you could attend a FREE Concert! Join MacPhail Center for the Free Family Music Concert, featuring the Jack Brass Band playing New Orleans Jazz. This free family event features a live concert, a music-themed art project and treats. Plus, before and after each concert, kids of all ages get the chance to meet the musicians and try the instruments featured in the performance. 

501 2nd Street South, Minneapolis, MN 55401
Phone: 612-321-0100
Saturday, Nov. 5 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

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