Newsletter November

Dear Au Pairs and Host families,

I hope everyone had fun and safe Halloween! It is November now and it’s a time for the two biggest holidays- Veterans Day (November 11th), and Thanksgiving, which falls on the fourth Thursday of the month.

November 11th is recognized as the end of World War I, and is the day when Americans honor their war veterans. It is a public holiday, meaning that schools, banks, and government offices are closed.

Fourth Thursday in November- Thanksgiving! It is America’s most traditional holiday, when families get together over a long meal to give thanks for their blessings. Thanksgiving originated in 1623 when the pilgrims, those European settlers who had landed at Plymouth Rock in Massachusetts, gave thanks for a generous harvest.


  • Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City is a huge event and sees dozens of floats, balloons, and marching bands fill the streets of the Big Apple. Watch it on TV!
  • Another entertainment associated with Thanksgiving is football. On Thanksgiving afternoon, the Detroit Lions and the Dallas Cowboys, teams from the National Football League, each play football games.
  • Friday after Thanksgiving – Black Friday. Black Friday is a recent phenomenon. It marks the first day of the shopping season prior to the Christmas holidays and is when many stores open their doors early with bargain basement discounts. While Black Friday is a good day for landing a fair price for electronics, toys, clothing, and a host of other items, the day can be chaotic, especially for the uninitiated.

Happy Thanksgiving!!! 


Au Pair monthly meeting-  November

Get-to-know-each-other coffee!

Since most of you are already in the middle of your year you might have done many interesting things as monthly meetings.  Therefore for our November Au Pair meeting we will meet at Starbucks in Cherry Creek (see your email for details) on Thursday, November 21st  at 7pm to enjoy some fall drinks such as- Pumpkin spice latte, Salted Caramel latte, Caramel Apple Spice etc.  It will be a great chance for us to get to know each other in a relaxing atmosphere. Can’t wait to meet you all!

Reminder: You are required to attend all meetings during your year, and the only exceptions to this rule are if you are sick, on vacation or if there is a host family emergency. If you do not fulfill the requirements you may be considered in violation of the terms of your visa. Please respond to this email– either way- you can or you cannot attend the meeting. If you miss the meeting– you will have to come to my house to make it up.

 Upcoming meetings. Just a reminder – Please save the following dates for the monthly au pair meetings:

December– Wednesday, December 4th at 7pm–  Denver Botanical Gardens- Blossoms of Lights.

January– Wednesday,  January 15th. Details to follow.


Friday, 1 November 2013 12:19 PM


  1. Sha Laverde says:

    Hi, Dana, you were right, I hadn’t see this newsleeter, I found it interesting and pretty usefull.

    Thanks a lot.

    Ps. It was great to meet you too.

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