We will be having our NALC Thanksgiving meal with the kids on November 17th. That is the time for my Chicken and Dressing, Green Beans, Mashed Potatoes, and Dessert. (This is the "one" special meal that is open to Arctic parents and grandparents.)
Why the 17th? Actually, some of the boys and girls go out of town during the actual Thanksgiving week. So, we eat the week before and enjoy that Pre-Thanksgiving Time at NALC. For me, it makes me get even more excited about Thanksgiving.
Why is the meal not open to ALL parents? *It is very difficult to open this meal to all classes because the younger children do not understand why a parent or grand comes to eat and then leaves. In the past, it just proved to be too traumatic for the younger kids. (Please, parents of younger children, understand that we do this with the best-in-mind for the children.)
To the younger children, this is just another day at their daycare facility. Yes, I say "their" because to these children, they have ownership. Like the song, most could say "Welcome to My house..."
Thanks so much for everyone that donated and gave to help make the Fall Festival a success. We could have not done it without you. Thank You for coming and participating. The children loved it.