Tour Bunker Hill, December 5 from 9:30-11 am!

Our tour last week was wonderful, with a bunch of new families coming out to visit our school. Please consider joining us on December 5 for our next tour, from 9:30-11 am. Kids are welcome with their parents, so please tell your friends to come and play with us!

RSVP to bunkerhillpublicity@gmail.com

Holiday Shopping Event at Talbots

Support Bunker Hill by shopping at Talbot’s Toyland between November 20th – December 4th! 10% of all purchases will be returned to Bunker Hill as a donation. What a great way to shop for loved ones and support our school! Please see the attached flyer and share this post with friends and family.

Happy Shopping!



Sticky Notes with Sticky Pics, Week of 11/2-11/6/15

Gone are the long days of sunshine and heat in San Mateo, but that doesn’t stop Sticky Kids from enjoying our wonderful outdoor playground! Our little ones had a busy week, adjusting to the time change, the arrival of rain, and a change in the weather in general!

What Happened in Class This Week?

Freestyle Friday

Soap, sand, dirt, water, and glitter – all the basic elements to have loads of fun up in the yard at Bunker Hill. What more can the kids ask for?

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2-day had a great week with parachute tosses, acorn origami faces, circle time activities, and a sand volcano!  We also welcomed our new sticky friend Angela!  It was so wonderful to see all the kids really exploring and feeling comfortable in their school this week, great job everyone!  

Parents night out was super fun and I can’t wait to do it again.  Mark your calendars.  The next night out will be December 1st at 7pm, location TBD (suggestions welcome.) —Melissa

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Monday was a day of firsts. The kids donned colorful raincoats and splashed in puddles to welcome the first rain of the season. Instead of going out to the yard after snack, Teacher Mie and rain-booted parents led the kids on the first creek walk. (Okay, so a handful of kids led the way, half the time.) Banana slugs, in their flashy yellow coats greeted sticky friends, gently reminding us that they are indeed the school mascots. We closed a magical day with a short hike to the fort in the woods, built by middle-school kids from the after-school program next door. Teacher Mie read a story, whilst Lilly Lewis offered masking-tape bracelets to all who would agree. Sreda took the adornment a step further by wrapping herself in a masking tape corset for all to enjoy. Who says kids have to stay indoors when it rains?

Wednesday was filled with fun arts and crafts, as the kids decorated tree branches and sticks. Teacher Berta substituted on Friday and 3-day enjoyed hearing about plants and how they grow. Natallia brought in some unique plants that can trap and eat spiders and inserts, which was exciting for the kids to see! At snack, the class enjoyed making their own burritos and ended the week by making two LARGE volcanoes in the sand pit with Teacher Berta!

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Pre-K welcomed a new friend this week – Ryan! On Monday, the rain earlier in the day made for an interesting hike around Bubblegum Meadow. Pre-K made some dazzling Dia de los Muertos crafts from paper plates and discussed the meaning behind the holiday. On Tuesday, the class went the Hiller Aviation Museum for a field trip, where they got to see model planes and watch planes take off and land from an observation deck. 

The class had other exciting projects. include painting diyas for Diwali (Alisa’s PPP) and making dioramas. We celebrated Kathryn’s 5th birthday at the start of the week and wished Lesley (Isla’s mom) a happy birthday as well. The kids were kind and thoughtful and made Lesley a wonderful “cake” at closing circle. 

The class ended the week with an impromptu ribbon parade/performance in the discovery room, where the kids danced around the table and engaged audience members to either join in the ribbon parade or play music for the performers. And of course, who could forget a game of Good Guys vs Bad Guys, lead by Teacher Kelly? 

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Sticky Notes with Sticky Pics, Week of 10/27-10/30

Happy Halloween! Hope everyone had a day filled with Halloween goodness. This was our first week back from the fall break and it was a rather busy week!

What Happened in Class this Week?

Freestyle Friday

The class enjoyed returning back from break and seeing the spooktacular Halloween decorations in the class room!



Quite an exciting week after the break. We made goodie bags with Lesley’s PPP project. Read spooky stories at circle time. Had a fun trick or treat down the hall. Celebrated the birth of Scarlet’s new baby sister and the birthday of our very own Teacher Berta! Next week, we’ll have an Origami PPP from Mei. I hope to see you all Tuesday, 7pm, at Celia’s for our Parent’s Night Out!

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The kids were so happy so see each other back at BH after our fall break! Somehow, the classroom was more civilized – kids using more words than shrieks or tears. Our dear little ones are growing up! On Friday, we hosted our first Halloween costume fashion show. The kids warmed up by running laps inside the Fireside Room and settling down with a monster story by Teacher Mie. Then, the show began with each sticky friend being called out by name and character. Off they each went, sprinting/gliding/galloping down the “runway,” often tackling their loving parent with giggles and outstretched arms. We also had a fun halloween themed snack time. The after-party indoors was set to a playlist led off by the late, great Michael Jackson, whose music still gets everyone to dance to their own beat. With costumes neatly tucked away in their cubbies, more joyful ruckus ensued in the backyard. Trick or treating downstairs closed out the day, as happy kids went home with fun gizmos, squishy rubber pumpkins, and glow-in-the-dark doo-dads galore!  Kimberly and some of the children explored new redwood stumps up in the yard. They made ramps with the gutters and sent pumpkins across and off of the redwood stumps. Indeed, Bunker Hill knows how to celebrate Halloween :)

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And a special goodie from earlier in the month: More shenanigans from 3-Day’s pumpkin fest!

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It’s never a dull moment in Pre-K! The class started with a special pirate treasure hunt organized by Luca and Karla (Luca’s mom). The kids also had fun times and exciting projects playing with toilet paper, such as making capes, skirts, and mummy-wear. Erin’s dad came with a special deliveryof giant slabs of redwood tree and the class watched as the cuttings were unloaded. Curiodessy came to visit the class, bringing an array of furs, feathers, and creatures! We got a chance to see a turkey vulture up close, as well as a California King snake and an albino ferret. After the exciting visit, the class was treated to a fantastic Halloween snack spread set-up by Megan (Lucas’ mom). The class then paraded around the grounds and practiced trick-or-treating using the bags that they created from Lesley’s (Isla’s mom) PPP.  Pre-K ended the week by participating in a large love circle!

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