January has been a month
of weather fluctuations. We have very cold days followed by warmer
temperatures. As a result of the weather and the season, we have had children
out of school due to colds, strep throat, ear infections, and the like. Thank
you for letting your child remain home to recuperate rather than send him/her
to school when he/she might be contagious. Because of your diligence, we have
not had any epidemics thus far.
The theme this month will be Dinosaurs.
In addition to learning about dinosaurs, teachers will be teaching rhyming
patterns and the values of kindness, taking turns, and honesty. Teachers will
also be revisiting the skills of last month, especially patterns and positional
words. In music, the theme is “Out and About” and “On the Go”. February is also Dental Health Month;
therefore, the classes will be discussing the proper care of their teeth and
seeing the dentist. This month we will
look at Kindness asone
of the Fruits of the Spirit. The Bible stories will focus on this concept, and
the Bible verse is “Be kind and compassionate to one another.” Ephesians 4:32
Ground Hog Day – February 2
Valentine’s Day Party – February 14 – More information to come
Presidents’ Day – February 18 – Schools are closed
If you are ordering from Scholastic Books,
the due date for all orders is Thursday, February 14.
Thursday, February 14 is our Valentine Party. Each teacher will send home a class list for you so that valentines can be sent in for the classmates. If help is needed in preparing for the party, the teacher will notify you. E
Enrollment for Next Year
February is the start of enrollment for next year’s two, three and four year olds. An enrollment letter and enrollment form are attached. Please read and respond within the next two weeks if you would like to verify early placement. Your recommendations to neighbors and friends have always brought us wonderful families, so if you need extra forms, please let me know.
Have a Heart Month
Each year, we have a coin
collection month. The purpose of this project is to instill in the children
that it is never too early to do good for others. We ask each child to bring in
any loose change each day and add it to their class’s “piggy bank”. At the end
of the month, we take the change that has been collected to the bank, have it
counted, and use the money to help someone in need. In the past, we have
collected money for the food pantry, purchased Thanksgiving meals for a few
families in the community, and given a donation to our local animal shelters.
Anything that you can do to remind your child to bring in a few coins each day
would be greatly appreciated. We will begin the drive on Tuesday, Feb. 5 and
end on Thursday, February 28.
Thank you to those
parents who have been so diligent in providing a snack for their child’s class.
Children enjoy the variety that you provide. Please let your child’s teacher
know if you are unable to provide a snack on the day that you were given on the
calendar. The teacher needs to know so that a snack is prepared for that class.
The snack can be simple. There are some food suggestions in the student
Some of you have
requested our school’s identification number for tax purposes. The number is 56-1983731. I hope this will help you
during your tax preparation.
February is a short
month, but it is such an important one because it makes us all stop and reflect
on those qualities in our loved ones that we so love and appreciate. It
certainly makes our staff know how much we love your children and how much we
appreciate you for allowing us to help them grow developmentally, spiritually,
Happy Valentine’s Day to
each of you.
Donna Russell Sherry Marshall
Cathy Milstead Kellie Frey
Jennifer Gerrald Pat Herdic