May Preschool Newsletter

MAY NEWS

Dear Parents,

            The end of the school year is here.
Where did the year go? We’ve seen your children grow and develop so quickly.
They are talking enthusiastically about being older and being ready for the
next step in their young lives. I wish they would stay little for a little
longer.

ART SHOW

           The annual Art Show is scheduled for Wednesday, May 1 from 6 – 7 P.M. Some of your child’s art work this year is being displayed in the corridor outside the sanctuary. We hope you can drop by for a short time and see the children’s work. Light refreshments will be served in the Fellowship Hall.  The children are always so proud to show off their artistic talent.

TEACHER APPRECIATION WEEK

            May
7
is National Teacher Appreciation Day. I cannot sing the praises of your
child’s teachers enough. They are so dedicated and devoted to your children.
This is a perfect opportunity to send them a note of appreciation for all they
do every day.

MUFFINS for MOMS

            Mothers, we want to invite you to
come in at 9:00 on Thursday morning,
May 9
, for a “Muffins for Mom” hour. The children have been preparing for
your visit. If you cannot be here, we would be happy for a dad, grandparent, or
other special person to come on your behalf.

PLAY DAY

We
will hold our seventh annual play day on Thursday, May 16.  Weather permitting,
all activities will be outdoors with time out for a hot dog lunch and ice cream.

GRADUATION and FINAL DAY

            Our graduation and final day will be
Thursday, May 23 at 10:00. The children will have a brief performance
and will receive their certificates. Cookies and punch will be served following
the program. After that, children will be dismissed for the summer.

GRADUATION CAPS

           Parents, we have ordered new graduation gowns for the four year olds that are graduating this year. We want to keep the gowns, but you may purchase the mortar board cap, tassel, and charm with the year for $10. If you purchase it, you may pay Miss Cathy, Miss Donna, or Miss Jean with either a check made payable to the school or in cash. This is something that has been in great demand in the past years, and we want you to have the same opportunity.

MAY CURRICULUM

This
month, students will be learning more about the ocean and sea animals.  They will go through a review of the skills
that they have covered this year.

In
our Bible study, we will complete the Fruit of the Spirit by focusing on Self-control. Our Bible verse this month
is Titus 2: 11-12., “For the grace of God teaches us to live self-controlled,
upright, and godly lives.”

HICKMAN LIBRARY SUMMER OPPORTUNITIES

            Hickman Library is offering a
wonderful program this summer for children. We can never do enough to make
books an important part of your child’s life. We hope you will find time to
visit the library with your child and find out more about the program they are
offering.

VACATION
BIBLE SCHOOL

VBS will
be June 10-14, 9:00 a.m. – Noon.

There is no cost to attend but we do require

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pre-registration.

Students age 4 (as of June 1, 2019) through rising 5th grade are welcome to attend. (please note, preschool is limited to 12 spots)

Online registration begins May 1 at http://seasideumc.org/vbs-registration/.

FINAL WISHES

A
very special farewell to our four year olds. Many of them have been with us for
three or more years. They are a very special group and are fully prepared for
next year. We will miss them greatly.

Parents,
you have been truly awesome. We cannot sing your praises loudly enough. You
have been supportive and faithful to us and truly devoted to your children. It
is heartening to see parents like you show such love and guidance to these
children. They are certainly blessed.

            The staff wishes all of you a great
summer! God Bless each of you.

                                                            Sincerely,

                                                                        Donna
Russell

                                                                        Cathy
Milstead

                                                                        Patricia
Herdic

                                                                        Sherry
Marshall

                                                                        Kellie
Frey

                                                                        Jean
Summers




April Preschool Newsletter

Dear Parents,

            Happy
Spring to all! We are so fortunate to live in an area usually filled with warm
sunshine and blue skies at this time of year. Hopefully, it is coming soon. As
the teachers watch the children play, they are all speaking of the children’s
growth this year. They are growing physically, mentally, and spiritually. Each
child has grown taller, each has learned so many new things, and each child
loves the Lord.

Monthly Themes 

            Our
theme this month is “God’s Living Things”. The children will be learning about
plants, birds, bugs, butterflies, and other living things. We will emphasize
the value of truthfulness in our choice of stories. All classes will be working
on following directions that involve several steps. Our Kindermusic program is
called “Outside My Window”. In chapel, we are now going to focus on Gentleness as one of the fruits of the
Spirit. Our Bible verse is “Let your gentleness be evident to all”  Phillippians 4:5.

Easter Celebration

            We
are asking you to decorate a hat for your child to wear at our Easter Hat
Parade on April 18. Each child looks
so cute and each hat is so different. If you need materials to help you in the
decorations for the hat, let your child’s teacher know and she can help you.
They will parade in the sanctuary on Thursday, April 18, at 10:30. They have a couple of songs to sing for you and
then there will be our annual Easter Egg Hunt. Each age group will be in a
different part of the church yard. Remember that the school will be closed the
following week, April 22-25, for
Easter vacation.

Easter Egg
Collection

            We are asking parents to send in one dozen filled plastic Easter eggs  before the Easter Egg Hunt. As a precaution to spillage, we would appreciate you taping the edges of each egg.  We appreciate any help that you can give in this regard.

Art Show       

            The annual
Art Show is scheduled for Wednesday, May 1 from 6 – 7 P.M.  More information about the Art Show will be sent
home closer to the event, but please put the date on your calendar. The
children are always so proud to show off their artistic talent.

Muffins for Moms

A reminder that Muffins for Moms is scheduled for Thursday, May 9 at 9:00.   This is a time to honor all moms, grandmothers, and other women who are so very important in the lives of the children. We are always happy to welcome men as well when the mothers can not attend.

Scholastic Book
Orders

            Scholastic book orders will be due Wednesday, May 1.

This will be our final book order of the year as later orders will probably

not be back in time for graduation.

Safety Reminder

            The
upcoming warm weather will allow the children to go out each day for needed
play. It is very tempting to dress your child in sandals or flip-flops. Please
be aware, however, that we do not let these children climb on the equipment if
they are not wearing rubber-soled shoes. It is too easy for them to slip and
fall with looser fitting shoes. Thank you for your cooperation in this matter.
Also, please send in a change of clothing for your child that can be swapped
out for the winter clothing that most children have for “emergency wear”.

Special Dates     

Special Events:

           April 18 – Easter Hat Parade and
Easter Egg Hunt

            April
22-25 – Easter vacation

Scholastic
Book Orders – due May 1

            Art
Show – May 1, 6-7 P.M.

            Muffins
for Moms – May 9, 9 A.M.

Our students are showing progress
at an increasing speed. They can now do so many things that they could not do
earlier in the school year. They are coming to circle time more and more eager
to share and learn. You have extraordinary children with so much enthusiasm to
share with us every day. Thank you for sharing them with us a few hours each
week.

                                                                                  Sincerely,

Donna Russell

Cathy Milstead

Patricia Herdic

Sherry Marshall

Kellie Frey

Jean Summers




March Preschool Newsletter

Dear Parents,

            Each class
has been affected this month by the flu, virus, cold, earaches, strep throat,
and other illnesses, but the warm weather that March promises us always brings
an end to these problems. In the meantime, please watch your child carefully
each morning. If he or she shows any sort of contagion (fever, for example),
please let him or her rest at home. Only by leaving the germs at home can we
eliminate it from the classroom. We are taking extra precautions to keep things
washed down with Clorox wipes, washing hands, using Kleenex, and teaching the
children to cover their mouths with their arms when they cough.

Scholastic Book
Order

Our Scholastic Book Order is due Thursday,
March 14 .The flyers are being sent home with this letter.

Preschool
Enrollment

            We are very
pleased to see that so many of our two and three year olds will be back next
year. Thank you for your support and goodwill among the community. So many of
the incoming new parents have mentioned that parents of our children have
recommended our school to them. We still have openings in the three and four
year old classes, so please let anyone know that is still searching for a
preschool for their child. I would be happy to meet with the parents and
explain our program to them.

March Curriculum

            The
curriculum this month is revolved around the themes of “Transportation” and
“Community Helpers”. Teachers will also be emphasizing the concepts of Opposites,
Following Directions, and Patience. We will also spend some time teaching the
children about Poison Control. With the arrival of spring this month, the
change of seasons is being readdressed. The Kindermusic themes this month are
“Up in the Sky” and “Down on the Ground”. In addition, the children will be
learning about “Faithfulness” in chapel. Our Bible verse is Proverbs 3:3, “Let
love and faithfulness never leave you.”

Donuts for Dads

            Dads, don’t
forget Thursday, March 14 at 9:00.
This is a special time for Dads to come to school with their children for about
an hour so that we can pay homage to you and the important role you play in
your child’s life. If Dad cannot attend, we always welcome Granddads, uncles,
moms, or other influential people in your child’s world.

Staffing Changes

            Unfortunately,
Miss Jennifer is leaving us for the remainder of the year. She has some family
issues that must be resolved. We wish her well. Fortunately, Miss Pat is ready,
willing, and excited about taking on the role of lead teacher for the three
year old class. She is a credentialed Early Childhood teacher and will continue
with the class in the same manner that Miss Jennifer did. We will be seeking an
assistant for the four-year old class to replace Miss Pat.

Seaside Preschool on Facebook

            Thanks to
Sherry Marshall, our preschool is on Facebook. By visiting it, you will be kept
up to date with any additional information that we did not know at the time the
newsletter was sent to you.

Field Trip to the
Fire House

            In
connection with our study of community helpers, we are planning a trip to
Calabash Fire House. Details are not finalized, so further information will be
forthcoming.

Important Dates

March Special Events – Dr. Seuss’s Birthday – March 2

                                       Scholastic
Book Order due – March 14

                                       Donuts for Dads – March 14 – 9:00

                                       St. Patrick’s
Day – March 17   

                     First day of spring – March 20

Our students are showing progress
at an increasing speed. They can now do so many things that they could not do
earlier in the school year. They are coming to circle time more and more eager
to share and learn. You have extraordinary children with so much enthusiasm to
share with us every day. Thank you for sharing them with us a few hours each
week.

Sincerely,       

                                                                       Donna Russell
Cathy Milstead
Jennifer Gerrald
Pat Herdic
Sherry Marshall
Kellie Frey




February Preschool Newsletter

Dear Parents,

          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.

Curriculum

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

Special Events

Ground Hog Day – February 2                                               
Valentine’s Day Party – February 14 – More information to come

Presidents’ Day – February 18 – Schools are closed

Scholastic Books

            If you are ordering from Scholastic Books,
the due date for all orders is Thursday, February 14.

Valentine’s
Party

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.

Snacks Reminder

          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
handbook.

Tax Information

          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,
and emotionally.

          Happy Valentine’s Day to
each of you.

                                                Sincerely,

                                                Donna Russell         Sherry Marshall

                                                Cathy Milstead      Kellie Frey

                                                Jennifer Gerrald   Pat Herdic




January Preschool Newsletter

Dear Parents,

          Happy New Year to each of you. I hope
you had a blessed Christmas and feel ready to face the New Year with
enthusiasm, optimism, and good health. We are ready, willing, and very
enthusiastic to see the children again.

          We appreciated your support at the Christmas program. We were very proud of the children and they were thrilled to see you out in the audience to see them perform. You will be surprised to see their growth as they perform at our end of the year program. This is the time when we begin to see a big learning spurt and development in the children. In the next few months, you will probably begin to see a “maturity” in your child at home as well.

January Curriculum

January will focus on the theme of Homes
and Habitats.
Each class will be making models of habitats that they have studied in
class. We hope you will stop in and see them. We will let you know more details
later.We will also be focusing on the skills of patterns,
positional words (over, under, behind, etc.), and tracking (following a defined
path to reach the end). Values that we will stress are team work and being
helpful. Kindermusic’s theme will be “On the Go”. In our Bible lessons, we will
focus on Patience as a Fruit of the Spirit. The Bible verse that the
children will learn is Ephesians 4:2, “… be patient, bearing with one another
in love.”

Kindergarten Readiness Tests and Conferences

Miss Cathy and Miss Donna are seeing some areas that still need more attention in teaching before mastery. Therefore the kindergarten tests will be completed in March. After the testing is completed, conferences will be scheduled. We want you to have an accurate depiction of what your child is ready to do in kindergarten and what areas will need more reinforcement over the summer.

Miss Cathy and Miss Donna are seeing some areas that still need more attention in teaching before mastery. Therefore the kindergarten tests will be completed in March. After the testing is completed, conferences will be scheduled. We want you to have an accurate depiction of what your child is ready to do in kindergarten and what areas will need more reinforcement over the summer.

Safety First

Please make sure that your child is always with an adult whether it is
in the parking lot or in the building. If a teacher is not in the room, please
wait with your child until the teacher returns. Don’t let your child out of
your car away from the door and expect him or her to get inside alone. We want
safety for your child at all costs. Thank you.

Dates to Remember

January 15 (Tuesday) – Scholastic book orders are due            

January 21 (Monday) – Martin Luther King’s birthday –
School is                                  closed

We
are hoping to avoid any more outbreaks of illness this winter. If your child
has a fever or shows sign of illness, please let him or her have a day at home
in the hope that it will ward off any contagion in the classroom. Thank you for
your part in avoiding illness.

Each
of the teachers and staff want to thank you again for your generous gifts to
our school and us. We are truly blessed to have such wonderful parents such as
you to support us with your time, your money, and most of all the love you show
your child. Each of them models the love and nurturing that you give them every
day.

We
all wish you a year filled with blessings, health, and peace. Thank you for
your continual support of us.

Sincerely,

Donna Russell
Cathy Milstead
Jennifer Gerrald
Sherry Marshall
Kellie Frey
Pat Herdic




December Preschool News

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November seemed to fly by. We hope everyone had a good Thanksgiving and that you are now preparing for the busy Christmas season ahead.

Christmas Program

We are busy with rehearsals for our Christmas Program. The children are learning to march in and find their places at the front of the church where they will serenade you with a number of Christmas melodies. The program will be on Thursday,December 20 at 10:00 A.M. in the church sanctuary.  After the program,there will be punch and cookies. School will reopen on Thursday, January 3.

Change of Clothes

Please bring in a change of clothes for your child conducive to the change in weather.Many of our children have shorts and short-sleeved tee shirts and now need long sleeved shirts and long pants. We will send home the other clothes. Also, be sure to send a sweater or jacket in case of breezes that make an otherwise warm day too cool to play outside

Scholastic Books  

The Scholastic Book orders are due December 6. This gives very little time to go over the flyers and order, but I am hoping that getting the order out on Thursday will enable us to receive the orders before vacation. I can not  promise, however.

Bible Lessons

This month’s theme is Welcome Baby Jesus. The children will learn the Christmas story and will learn that Goodness  is another fruit of the Spirit.

Our Bible verse this month is “And do not forget to do good and to share with others.” Hebrews 12:6

Santa’s Visit

            Santa will visit us before vacation.The date is to be announced. He will visit with each child. A photograph will be taken that will be given to you in the next week.  You may want your child to dress in a Christmas outfit for this keepsake photo, so we will let you know the date.

Skill Development

We will focus on scissors skills and sequencing this month and stress the values of sharing and generosity. The study of letters and numbers  continue. January always proves to be a turning point in learning. We will then begin assessing the four-year olds for kindergarten readiness. Conferences will begin after that is completed. Parents of the two and three year old classes may request a conference as well, but they are mandatory for our Pre-K class.

Thank You!!!

            Because of your support, our school will receive a check for nearly $300 for our fundraiser.

Polar Bear Express Day

            On Thursday, December 13, we will have a special day. We are asking you to let your child come to school in his or her PJ’s. We will have a fun day of reading The Polar Bear Express and enjoying cookies and hot chocolate.

Final Wishes

It is our wish that your Christmas will be filled with happy memories and the remembrance of the true meaning of the season. We wish for your children a holiday of safety, health, and much happiness, and we wish you and your family a very blessed and Merry Christmas and a peaceful New Year.

                                                                                             

                                                                                         Sincerely, 
                                                                                                Donna Russell
                                                                                                Cathy Milstead
                                                                                                Jennifer Gerrald
                                                                                                Sherry Marshall
                                                                                                Kellie Frey
                                                                                                Pat Herdic

                                                                                              

                                                                                          

                                                                                             

                                                                                                                                                                           




Seaside Preschool November Newsletter

NOVEMBER  NEWS

     Happy autumn to everyone. October was a
very busy month. The costume parade and party were both fun for the children.
They looked so cute, had a wonderful time, and were well behaved. We all
benefited from the various experiences from each classroom.

SKILLS and CONCEPTS

          Our theme for November is “God Made the
World and the Seasons”. In addition to looking at changes in nature due to
seasonal change and weather, all classes will be looking at size comparison and
sequencing. Our values this month that will be stressed are Thankfulness and
Manners. Our Kindermusic program will include music from the theme, “Home Sweet
Home” and they are also preparing for the music for our Christmas program. We
have been doing Bible stories based on the theme “The Fruits of the Spirit”. This
month we will focus on Peace. All Bible stories will be based on this theme.
The Bible verse of the month is “Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts.”
Colossians 3:15

HEALTH and WELLNESS

     We continue to be concerned about the
viruses and colds that are in our area. Some of our students have been absent
for various illnesses, and we appreciate you for keeping your child at home if
there is any sign of fever and/or contagion. We are working diligently to wipe
down our work areas several times a day with Clorox Wipes. The children  wash their hands several times in a morning
since “hand to mouth” is the most common way to get the flu. We are also trying
to get the students to cough into their elbow rather than their hands. This
still does not guarantee that illnesses won’t occur.

HIBERNATION DAY    

      November is a beautiful month in North Carolina. It is
very easy to use the month to focus on all of the blessings that are given to
us every day. In addition to the topics already listed, we will look at
specific things for which we are thankful and for the things in nature that
make our earth so special. Among these things is the hibernation of certain
animals that will be a focus of our study.

SCHOLASTIC BOOKS

     We are sending home quite a few
Scholastic magazines for you this month. I have received word that the October
books have been shipped. All new orders are due by Tuesday, November 13.

SAFETY FIRST

     We have had
some careless drivers driving through our parking lot when you bring your child
to school each morning. Please know that the teachers and I have told the
children that they are not to exit their car until a teacher is there to
receive them. The alternative would be for you to park your car and walk your child
into the building. We take the children’s safety very seriously and know that
this will only enhance their safety.

CALENDAR CLARIFICATION

     School will
be closed in observance of Veteran’s
Day on November 12.

THANKSGIVING VACATION

We
will be closed on Wednesday and
Thursday, November 21-22
in observance of Thanksgiving. On Tuesday, November 20, we will have our own Thanksgiving celebration here at school.
This is a special time for us to remember all of the things that we are
thankful for and to learn about the very first Thanksgiving.

THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!!!

We so appreciate your support of this year’s
fundraiser. I will let you know how much money we made when I receive the
information.

SCHOOL PICTURES

We were fortunate in having every child in
attendance on Picture Day, and the proofs certainly depict what beautiful
children we have in this school. Please return your orders by next Thursday,
November 8. The photographer requests that all checks have your driver’s
license number on it. If you are not purchasing, please return the proof
package. Otherwise, the school is charged $10.

PLEASE REMEMBER

  • To
    update any change of clothing that you have sent in to the teacher. Shorts
    should be replaced with long pants and shirts should have long sleeves.
  • To bring
    your child and pick him/her up in a car seat. It is the law.

Each
of us is very grateful for having your children in our care for a few hours
each week. They are all happy, enthusiastic, and so much fun to teach. We each
have many humorous stories to relate at the end of each day. I know that you
feel very blessed in having them and are thankful for the love they give back
to you.

     We hope that you have a Happy Thanksgiving
and will take the time to count your many blessings.

Sincerely,
  Donna Russell
  Cathy Milstead
  Sherry Marshall
  Jennifer Gerrald
  Kellie Frey
  Pat Herdic

Dates to Remember:
  11/8 – School Picture Orders Are Due
  11/12 – Closed For Veterans Day
  11/13 – Scholastic Book Order Is Due
  11/20 – Thanksgiving Feast for Preschoolers
  11/21 & 11/22 – School is Closed for Thanksgiving




May Preschool Newsletter

 

 

 

 

Dear Parents,

The end of the school year is here. Where did the year go? We’ve seen your children grow and develop so quickly. They are talking enthusiastically about being older and being ready for the next step in their young lives. I wish they would stay little for a little longer.

TEACHER APPRECIATION WEEK

The week of May 7-11 is National Teacher Appreciation Week. I cannot sing the praises of your child’s teachers enough. They are so dedicated and devoted to your children. This is a perfect opportunity to send them a note of appreciation for all they do every day.

MUFFINS for MOMS

Mothers, we want to invite you to come in at 9:00 on Thursday morning, May 10, for a “Muffins for Mom” hour. The children have been preparing for your visit. If you cannot be here, we would be happy for a dad, grandparent, or other special person to come on your behalf.

PLAY DAY

We will hold our sixth annual play day on Thursday, May 17.  Weather permitting, all activities will be outdoors with time out for a hot dog lunch and ice cream.

GRADUATION and FINAL DAY

Our graduation and final day will be Thursday, May 24 at 10:00. The children will have a brief performance and will receive their certificates. Cookies and punch will be served following the program. After that, children will be dismissed for the summer.

GRADUATION CAPS

Parents, we have ordered new graduation gowns for the four year olds that are graduating this year. We want to keep the gowns, but you may purchase the mortar board cap, tassel, and charm with the year for $10. If you purchase

it, you may pay Miss Cathy, Miss Sarah, or me with either a check made payable to the school or in cash. This is something that has been in great demand in the past years, and we want you to have the same opportunity.

MAY CURRICULUM

This month, students will be learning more about the ocean and sea animals.  They will go through a review of the skills that they have covered this year. In our Bible study, we will focus on Being Friendly as one more way to prove ourselves to be of good character. The Bible verse this month is Proverbs 17:17, “A friend loves at all times.”

HICKMAN LIBRARY SUMMER OPPORTUNITIES

Hickman Library is offering a wonderful program this summer for children. We can never do enough to make books an important part of your child’s life. We hope you will find time to visit the library with your child and find out more about the program they are offering. Please note that the Hickman Library is moving to a new location.  The current site will close April 30th and the new opening date will be announced when the move is complete.

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL

The church is holding Vacation Bible School this summer from June 11-15.  The preschool class is limited to ten children and the children must have been in the four year old class this year. A flyer is being sent home today if your child is eligible. The church is taking enrollments online. Spots will be filled on a first come, first served basis, so don’t delay. Our students have a short window of opportunity. If you have questions, please see me.

FINAL WISHES

A very special farewell to our four year olds. Many of them have been with us for three or more years. They are a very special group and are fully prepared for next year. We will miss them greatly.

Parents, you have been truly awesome. We cannot sing your praises loudly enough. You have been supportive and faithful to us and truly devoted to your children. It is heartening to see parents like you show such love and guidance to these children. They are certainly blessed.

The staff wishes all of you a great summer! God Bless each of you.

Sincerely,

Donna Russell

Cathy Milstead

Jennifer Gerrald

Sherry Marshall

Sarah Beauvais

Jean Francis




SUMC Preschool April Newsletter

 

APRIL NEWS

Dear Parents,

Happy Spring to all! We are so fortunate to live in an area usually filled with warm sunshine and blue skies at this time of year. Hopefully, it is coming soon. As the teachers watch the children play, they are all speaking of the children’s growth this year. They are growing physically, mentally, and spiritually. Each child has grown taller, each has learned so many new things, and each child loves the Lord. This was so evident in their remarks during the telling of the Easter story and weekly chapel.

 Monthly Themes

Our theme this month is “God’s Living Things”. The children will be learning about plants, birds, bugs, butterflies, and other living things. We will emphasize the value of truthfulness in our choice of stories. All classes will be working on following directions that involve several steps. Our Kindermusic program is called “Outside My Window”. In chapel, we are now going to focus on Fairness as a First Rate Character Trait. Our Bible verse is “When justice is done, it brings joy…” Proverbs 21:15

Art Show

The annual Art Show is scheduled for Wednesday, April 25 from 6 – 7 P.M.  More information about the Art Show will be sent home closer to the event, but please put the date on your calendar. The children are always so proud to show off their artistic talent.

Muffins for Moms

A reminder that Muffins for Moms is scheduled for Thursday, May 10 at 9:00.   This is a time to honor all moms, grandmothers, and other women who are so very important in the lives of the children. We are always happy to welcome men as well when the mothers can not attend.

Scholastic Book Orders

Scholastic book orders will be due Tuesday, April 17. This will be our final book order of the year as the May orders will probably not be back in time for graduation.

Attention to parents who purchased books in March: The books have arrived, but my order forms from you are missing. Please stop by my room and pick up the books you have purchased.  I am so sorry for the inconvenience.

Safety Reminder

The upcoming warm weather will allow the children to go out each day for needed play. It is very tempting to dress your child in sandals or flip-flops. Please be aware, however, that we do not let these children climb on the equipment if they are not wearing rubber-soled shoes. It is too easy for them to slip and fall with looser fitting shoes. Thank you for your cooperation in this matter. Also, please send in a change of clothing for your child that can be swapped out for the winter clothing that most children have for “emergency wear”.

Special Dates

Special Events:

Scholastic Book Orders – due April 17

Art Show – April 25, 6-7 P.M.

Our students are showing progress at an increasing speed. They can now do so many things that they could not do earlier in the school year. They are coming to circle time more and more eager to share and learn. You have extraordinary children with so much enthusiasm to share with us every day. Thank you for sharing them with us a few hours each week.

Sincerely,

Donna Russell
Cathy Milstead
Jennifer Gerrald
Sherry Marshall
Sarah Beauvais
Jean Francis

 

 

 




Preschool Easter Program and Egg Hunt Photos

On Thursday, March 29th our Seaside Preschool Students held their annual Easter Hat Parade, Easter Music Program and of course, Easter Egg Hunt!

Click here to view some photos of this fun event!