Important Fall Dates

As fall continues, these are important dates and days off to remember. Please add them to your calendars.

Monday, October 12 – NO SCHOOLfor Columbus Day

Saturday, October 24 – Fall Open House for prospective families from 10am - 12:30pm

Wednesday, October 28 – Halloween Parade! Bring your costumes and we'll march around the block. Parade at 3:30pm, rain date Thursday, October 29 

Tuesday, November 3 – SCHOOL OPEN on Election Day 

Wednesday, November 11 – NO SCHOOL for Veterans Day

Fall Open House

Our annual Fall Open House for prospective families will be held October 24, 2015 from 10;00am to 12:30pm. Bring the prospective children and your questions, and come see the space and meet our friendly teachers as well as some of the current parents. 

ESNS Kid's Stuff Yard Sale

Our yearly Kid's Stuff Yard Sale will be held October 3rd, 2015 from 8am to 1pm at the Community Church.

ESNS Families will donate gently used items and all proceeds benefit the school to offset tuition costs. Its a great event every year that helps reuse, recycle, and support ESNS. 

Important September Dates

There are some important dates coming up at East Side Nursery School! The full school calendar is available in the Parents section, but please make sure your own calendar is up to date with all these September happenings:


  • Tuesday September 8: All-Parents' Meeting, 6:30 p.m. At least one parent from each family MUST attend.
  • Wednesday September 9: Orientation day for MWF class, 10:00-11:00 a.m., followed by playground time. NOTE: this is NOT a full school day. Parents remain at the school with their children.
  • Thursday September 10: Orientation day for T/TH class, 10:00-11:00 a.m., followed by playground time. NOTE: This is NOT a full school day. Parents remain at school with their children.
  • Friday September 11: First day of school for MWF class, 8:45-12:00; optional lunch 12:00-1:00; optional extended day program 1:00-2:30
  • Monday September 14: NO SCHOOL due to Rosh Hashanah
  • Tuesday September 15: First day of school for T/TH class, 8:45-12:00
  • Wednesday September 16: ESNS Family Picnic, 5:00 p.m. at Gladys Potter Park (Humboldt Park)
  • Wednesday September 23: NO SCHOOL due to Yom Kippur


ESNS Spring Family Picnic

We are having our end-of-the-year family picnic on June 4 at 5:00 p.m. at Gladys Potter Park (aka Humboldt Park). Please bring a picnic dinner for your family and ESNS will supply the watermelon! This is a fun time for all families, new and old, to get together to visit and play. Please RSVP on our Facebook event page. We hope to see you there! 

Let the Kids Learn Through Play

Let the Kids Learn Through Play

This article was recently published in the New York Times about the research-supported importance of play-based education for young children. ESNS is pleased to be a place where play-based learning is available and thriving for families with young children in our community.