November seemed to fly by. We hope everyone had a good Thanksgiving and that you are now preparing for the busy Christmas season ahead.
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. We will then be entertained by a special guest, Joanne Masino, who will present a short Christmas message with the children. The program will be on Thursday, December 19 at 10:00 A.M. in the church sanctuary. After the program, there will be punch and cookies. School will reopen on Monday, January 6.
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
Thank you to the parents and children who brought in items for the shoebox project. We packed 11 boxes. Thank you for your part in the cookie sales. We made a profit of nearly $600. Cookies will be delivered to us on December 9. Thank you for all of the wonderful donations of children’s clothes and toys. The Food Pantry asked me to send you their thanks as well. This is an ongoing program; therefore, if you are looking for a worthwhile place to send your children’s outgrown clothes, you can bring them to me and I will deliver them to the proper destination.
The Scholastic Book orders will not go out with this newsletter. All orders given to me last month have gone out and the books should be here before the vacation. New fliers will resume with the January newsletter.
Information will be coming home soon this week regarding our basket raffle and our Parent Night Out. Please be watching for these letters and your support means a great deal in these endeavors.
This month’s theme is Welcome Baby Jesus. The children will learn the Christmas story and will learn that encouragement is another way that we can show love one to another.
Our Bible verse this month is from 1 Thessalonians 5:11, “…encourage one another and build each other up…”
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.
Santa will visit us on Thursday, December 12. 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.
It is our wish that your holiday 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.