Happy New Year everyone! Thank you so much to everyone that came to see our Christmas program. It was such a cute show and it looked like the kids had a great time. Also, thank you to all of you who sent in baked goods, gifts and cards for the holiday. It is truly appreciated by the whole staff. We feel so blessed to be able to help your children grow. We have had a great start to our week and everyone has been happy to be back at school. We also have a couple of new students in the Orange & Green classes and they are adjusting well. January will be a busy month with gathering information for progress reports, scheduling parent/teacher conferences, and registration for next school year.
Parent/Teacher conferences will be on a different day for each class. Please be on the lookout from a notice from your teacher about what day your conferences will be and to then schedule a particular time on that day. You will receive your child’s progress report at or before your conference. It can also be helpful for you to bring a list of questions already prepared that you want to ask your child’s teacher. I know that once I get to a conference for my own children, I often forget what I have been wanting to ask for the last few weeks. Conferences will likely be the last week of January or first week of February.
Registration for next year officially started January 4. All information is available online along with the application. Priority registration for current students and church members goes until Monday, January 18. Be sure to put in your application by that day to guarantee a space for next year! If you have any questions, please let me know.
The weather is going to be cold. Please be sure to send in appropriate and labeled (with your child’s name) outerwear. We will try to go outside if the temperature is above 32 and there is no precipitation.
Thank you, Jessica Hendricks
1/1 – January Tuition Due
1/5 – Ballet Stories Enrichment class begins
1/7 – Wee Little Arts Enrichmnet class begins
1/10 – ELNS Sunday at Epiphany Lutheran Church (both services 8:30 & 11)
1/18 – No School – Martin Luther King Day
1/19 – Registration opens for everyone for 2016-2017 school year
1/21 – Winter Dance Party
2/9 – Sweetheart’s Day
2/15 – School Closed – President’s Day
Yellow Class News – Mrs. Phillips & Ms. Calder
The month of December has been filled with lots of great learning and fun!
Literacy- This month we enjoyed reading many Christmas themed stories.
Math- In math this month, we enjoyed making a “Favorite Christmas Food” graph and playing Christmas themed math games.
Social Studies- In social studies this month, we enjoyed learning about Hanukah, Kwanza and Christmas.
Art- In art this month, we made silver bells, gingerbread men, Hanukah menorahs, and Kwanza mats.
The month of January will be equally as exciting. We will explore winter, have fun in our hot chocolate bar and learn about Abraham Lincoln, George Washington and Martin Luther King JR.
Blue Class News – Mrs. Fritz & Mrs. Speck
Happy New Year! We hope that everyone had a restful holiday break and are ready for another month of fun in the Blue Class. December was a short but busy month as we excitedly counted down to Christmas. We learned about diversity as we discussed different holiday traditions. We made Christmas tree name puzzles and handprint menorahs. The children enjoyed creating and decorating their own class gingerbread house. We read about the Nativity Story and the eight nights of Hanukkah. We sang & sang as we prepared for our Christmas performance. Their hard work paid off as it was a successful show and such a wonderful experience for the children.
January’s themes will include the changing seasons and snow. In science, we will experiment with water as a solid, liquid and a gas. We will make snow for our sensory table & create sensory bottles to represent different types of weather. The students will practice with scissors to make snowflakes & spell their names out of marshmallows. We will read about animals of the Arctic & make paper plate penguins. We will continue to work our way through the alphabet in our journals, practice our sign language and review our Spanish words.