Monthly Preschool Newsletters

Director’s Newsletter – November 2017

Dear Families:

Fall is flying by and the holiday season is quickly approaching. Here at Christ Lutheran Preschool we are “shifting gears” from the Fall Harvest, Careers and Fire Safety Units, to our November themes: Nutrition and Transportation. We also will be concentrating on “Giving Thanks” as we prepare to celebrate Thanksgiving. And then onto our annual Christmas programs and parties.  We have many important activities approaching. Extra copies of flyers about these events are on the cart in the hallway or posted on the white board. Also, please check your classroom newsletter and remember to like us on Facebook!

Important dates to remember:

  • Nov 5– Empty Bowls Soup Supper, 5-7 pm
  • Nov 9 – Holiday Bazaar, 8:30-1:30 pm and 5-9 pm
  • Nov 10– NO SCHOOL – Veterans Day
  • Nov 15 & 16 – Chapel, 11 am
  • Nov. 20 & 21 – All-School Thanksgiving Feast, 10:30-11:30 am
  • Nov. 22 – 24 – NO SCHOOL – Thanksgiving Holiday
  • Dec 2 – Pajama Party fundraiser, 5-9pm
  • Dec 4 – In-House 2018-19 Registration begins
  • Dec 6 & 7 – Field Trip to Marriott Theatre (Sleeping Beauty)
  • Dec 9 – Saturday with St Nick, 9:30-11:30 am
  • Dec 13 & 14 – Chapel, 11 am, all are welcome (celebrating Dec and June birthdays)
  • Dec. 18-21 – Christmas Programs
  • Dec. 20 & 21 – Christmas Parties
  • Dec. 22- Jan 5 – Christmas Vacation
  • Jan. 8 – School resumes

 

Christmas Program Schedule:

Monday, December 18
Puppies (Tot) –  8:45 am
Angelfish & Sea Turtles – 11 am

Tuesday, December 19
Monkeys – 8:45 am
Starfish & Sea Horses – 11 am

Wednesday, December 20
Lions – 8:45 am
Birds & Butterflies – 11 am

Thursday, December 21
Kittens (Tot) – 11 am

We will go outside to play, even in colder weather. Please remember to dress your child appropriately (coat, mittens, hat, snow pants and boots). Snow pants and boots are required to play in the snow. PLEASE LABEL ALL CLOTHING!  It is helpful to use a separate bag for your snow items to keep your school bag clutter free for mail and art projects. PLEASE help your child PRACTICE PUTTING ON THESE OUTDOOR WINTER CLOTHES.

As your note from Godly Play explains, we are collecting food donations for a local food pantry during November and December.  Last year, we collected over 150 lbs of non-perishable food to donate to the C.O.O.L. Food Pantry in Waukegan. (cool ministries.org)

**We are no longer collecting Box Tops for Education**  The organization has changed their rules; preschools are not eligible to redeem the box tops for money anymore (programs must be kindergarten and older).  Thank you for your support in the past.

God’s blessings,
Kathy Davis, Director

 


Tots – November 2017

Dear Friends:

During this season of thankfulness, we want to say “thank you” for allowing us to be part of your child’s education. We have many exciting activities planned to celebrate the season of Thanksgiving. We will have Godly Play, Chapel Time, and our Feast of Nations/Thanksgiving Feast.  There will also be plenty of time to sing about turkeys!

Special Dates:

  • November 3: Marriott Money due
  • November 9: CLPS Holiday Bazaar 8:30-1:30 and 5-9pm
  • November 10: NO SCHOOL
  • November 15/16: Chapel Time
  • November 20/21: Thanksgiving Feast
  • November 22-24: NO SCHOOL – Thanksgiving holiday break
  • Thank you for your continued support in our classroom. We extend warm Thanksgiving wishes to all our families.

Miss Tracey and Miss Lisa

 


Starfish & Angelfish (Young Three’s) – November 2017

Wow!  Two months down!  We are all doing such a great job in school now; I am thrilled!  November is going to be a fast month.  We will be continuing through the alphabet with letters F, G and H.  For our color of the month, we will be concentrating on yellow and our shape is the oval and our number is 3.  Our theme will be Transportation and Thanksgiving

Some dates to remember this month:

  • Nov 2 and 3 – Godly Play with Ms. Kathy
  • Nov 5 – Empty Bowls Soup Supper
  • Nov 6 and 7 – Letter F day – bring a F item
  • Nov 9 – Holiday Bazaar
  • Nov 10 – No School – Veterans Day
  • Nov 13 and 14 – Letter G day – bring a G item
  • Nov 15 and 16 – Chapel @ 11am – all are welcome
  • Nov 20 and 21 – Thanksgiving Feast
  • Nov 22-24 – No School – Thanksgiving Break
  • Nov 27 and 28 – Letter H day – bring an H item
  • Nov 29 and 30 – Wear yellow today

All are welcome at our Thanksgiving Feast.  There will be more information to follow concerning the feast and I will post a sign up sheet on our bulletin board.  This month at circle, we continue to work on listening and following instructions.  We are doing very well but as the year progresses we will try to expand our circle time to encourage the children to verbalize more.

If you have any questions or concerns about anything, please feel free to contact me.  I am available before or after school or by phone if needed.

I am looking forward to November as Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday!

Ms. Susan and Ms. Melissa

 


Sea Turtles and Seahorses (Three’s) – November 2017

Dear Families,

Welcome to the start of the holiday season!  We will be busy over the next 2 months preparing for Thanksgiving and Christmas.  The children are all now very aware of our daily routine and are doing better at sitting quietly at circle and cleaning up their toys. Themes for the month of November are: Giving Thanks, Nutrition, and Transportation.  Our color of the month is Yellow and our shape of the month is a Square.

Some dates to remember for November:

  • November 3 – Marriott Play money is due
  • November 5 – Christ Lutheran Church’s Empty Bowls Soup Supper, 5:00 – 7:00 (see the separate note that was sent home).
  • November 7 and 8 – letter “F.” Bring in  “F” pictures AND one item that begins with the letter “F” (please put your child’s name on whatever item they bring in to share.  We have had a few cases of items going home with the wrong child).
  • November 9 – CLP Holiday Bazaar – please come and shop for your holiday gifts! This is a fundraiser for the preschool.
  • November 10 – no school – Veterans Day
  • November 14 and 15 – letter “G.” Bring in “G” pictures AND one item that begins with the letter “G.”
  • November 15 and 16 – Chapel, 11:00, all are welcome.
  • November 16 and 17 – wear the color yellow.
  • November 20 and 21 – “Thanksgiving, Feast of Nations,” 10:30 – 11:30. All are welcome.
  • November 22 – 24 – Thanksgiving Break, no school.
  • November 28 and 29 – letter “H.” Bring in “H” pictures AND one item that starts with the letter “H.”

Our Director, Kathy Davis, will be sending a note home about the Thanksgiving feast.  We will be posting sign-up sheets on the large bulletin board in the hallway where you can write down the dish you are bringing.

As the weather becomes colder, it is important your child is dressed appropriately to play outside.  We go outside even if it is cold and even when there is snow on the ground. An important note about the cold weather play:

  1. PLEASE MAKE SURE YOUR CHILD HAS SNOWPANTS AND SNOWBOOTS.  IF THERE IS SNOW ON THE GROUND AND THEY DO NOT HAVE SNOWPANTS AND BOOTS, THEY CANNOT GO OUTSIDE WITH THE OTHER CHILDREN TO PLAY.  MAKE SURE THEY HAVE SHOES TO CHANGE INTO SO OUR FLOOR DOESN’T GET WET AND SLIPPERY.
  2. PLEASE HAVE YOUR CHILD WEAR MITTENS, NOT GLOVES.  MOST 3 YEAR-OLDS CANNOT PUT GLOVES ON BY THEMSELVES AND, WITH 16 CHILDREN AND 2 TEACHERS, IT GETS A LITTLE CRAZY GETTING THEM READY TO GO OUTSIDE!
  3. PLEASE PUT YOUR CHILD’S NAME ON ALL ITEMS: COATS, HATS, BOOTS, MITTENS, AND SNOWPANTS.
  4. PUT YOUR CHILD’S COLD-WEATHER GEAR IN A SEPARATE PLASTIC BAG.
  5. PLEASE PRACTICE WITH YOUR CHILD PUTTING THEIR COAT ON.  WE ARE ENCOURAGING THEM TO PUT IT ON THEMSELVES.  OF COURSE WE WILL HELP WITH ZIPPERS, ETC.

As always, we welcome any suggestions or questions you may have.  Happy Thanksgiving!

Miss Gini and Miss Jen

Miss Gini and Miss Jen

 


 

Monkey Class (Y4) – November 2017

This month is a time to give thanks.  We will be talking about Thanksgiving and everything we are thankful for including our classmates.  We will be having a Thanksgiving Feast at our school on Tuesday, November 21 at 10:30.  You are welcome to come and share a feast with your child.  Please sign up to bring a dish to share.  There will be a sign-up sheet posted outside the classroom.  As we learn about Thanksgiving and the wonderful feast that the Pilgrims shared, we will relate that to nutrition and making healthy choices.  We will have fun learning about the different types of transportation, too.  We will be concentrating on the letters G, H and I.  There will be a Holiday Bazaar at our school on Thursday, Nov 9.  Stop by and do some holiday shopping!

Important Dates:

  • Nov 3 – Marriott Theatre money due
  • Nov 6 – G week and Fire Safety Assembly
  • Nov 9 – Holiday Bazaar
  • Nov 10  – No school – Veterans Day
  • Nov 13 – H week
  • Nov 16 – Chapel 11:00
  • Nov 21 – Thanksgiving Feast, 10:30
  • Nov 22-24 – No school, Thanksgiving Break
  • Nov 27 – I week

I am thankful for all the children in my class!  I hope you and your families have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Ms. Kathy


Birds and Butterflies Class – November 2017

Dear Friends:

October was such a busy month.  A big thank you to all the party parents who helped with our Halloween parties. Thank you for making this a fun time for all of us!

In November, we will be learning about turkeys, pilgrims, and Native Americans.  The children will be thinking of things that they are thankful for and we will be discussing how grateful we are to have such wonderful gifts in our lives.  We will also be addressing the importance of eating healthy foods for a healthy body.  Throughout the month we will be talking about transportation and the different ways people travel from one place to another.

On November 20/21 you are invited to join us the last hour of class for our Feast of Nations.  Please sign-up to bring something to share at the feast.  The sheet will be posted on the parent bulletin board across from where we hang our coats.

During the coming weeks, your child will be bringing home art projects, math, science, and language activities to share with you.  Your interest in and appreciation of these special projects is extremely important in encouraging and stimulating your child’s desire to learn and grow.  Be sure to ask lots of questions!

Winter is on its way and we will be going outside, weather permitting.  Please send your child with the appropriate outside clothing and help them practice putting them on.  These items always have a way of getting misplaced, so please label everything clearly.

Important Dates:

  • November 3 – Marriott $$$ Due
  • November 6/7– “F” Day, Bring in a picture that starts with “F”
  • November 9 – Christmas Bazaar
  • November 10 – No School – Veterans Day
  • November 13/14– “G” Day, Wear green
  • November 15 – Chapel at 11:00
  • November 20/21 –Feast of Nations (join us the last hour of class)
  • November 22-24 – No School, Thanksgiving Break
  • November 27/28 – “H” Day, Wear a hat

Things we’d like you to save for our classroom: 

  • Coffee cans, oatmeal containers, etc. that we can use for drums
  • Toilet paper tubes
  • Wrapping paper, ribbon, bows, etc. for a gift wrapping center for next month

Happy Thanksgiving!

Miss Jayne, Miss Lisa, Miss Denise, and Miss Kathy B.

 


Lions Class – November 2017

Dear Friends,

November is here and Halloween is thing of the past.  The highlight was our whole school parade while wearing our colorful costumes.  We also want to thank Mrs. Lee, Mrs. Templeman and Mrs. Theisen for helping with our fun parties.  We appreciate all the hard work.

We like to talk and/or write about our special projects or events as soon as they occur; this is an excellent way to share and express ideas orally, as well as to begin to recognize meaningful words and become more aware of the usefulness of the written word.  At this age, providing a print-rich environment that stimulates the development of language and literacy skills in a meaningful context is very appropriate.  Therefore, labels by the actual objects are displayed all over the room and our word wall is continually growing with new words.  Recognizing words by sight is the natural beginning to more formal reading later on.  Additionally, environmental print is the print we see around us every day – the print on signs, labels, advertisements and product packaging.  It is usually the first print a child recognizes as literacy skills begin to emerge.  Beginning readers find environmental print easy to read because of the shapes, colors and pictures that surround the words.

November will be a busy month.  Throughout the whole month, we will be enjoying our Careers unit and setting up role-playing stations that resemble a type of work place, including a construction zone, a medical center, a grocery store and a post office.  Here the children are given the opportunity to use their imagination, communicate their ideas, and use props in a variety of ways, to help them explore various roles from jobs that the children are familiar with.   We look forward to everyone developing their social skills further.  **If anyone would like to come to school and give a brief presentation about your occupation, please let us know.**   We’d be happy to arrange a time with you and hear about any careers out there in the real world.  Through our Daily Doings, we will be asking for help to bring items such as play registers, shopping carts, old paper, food containers etc. for our role-playing set-up.

We will also include a mini unit on Nutrition this month, focusing on the new food plate and some healthy habits which we try to include in our daily routines.  Finally, with our theme “We Give Thanks,” we will learn about our early settlers, Native Americans and Pilgrims, and incorporate the true meaning of Thanksgiving.  On Monday, Nov. 20, we will have our Thanksgiving feast at 10:30 am (see separate handout coming soon).

Several reminders:  Colder temperatures are upon us, therefore, please send your child in a warm jacket or coat every day and write your child’s name somewhere inside!!!  Please let your child practice putting on their own coats; we help with the zipping and buttoning.  Also, at drop off, as well as at pick-up time, please come all the way into the classroom.  This makes it much safer for everyone!

Important Dates:

  • Thursday, Nov. 2 – wear a hat to school for hat day
  • Thursday Nov. 9 – Christmas Bazaar and Bake Sale
  • Friday, Nov. 10 – NO SCHOOL (Veterans Day)
  • Thursday, Nov. 16 – Chapel at 11:00 am
  • Monday, Nov. 20 – all school feast at 10:30 am
  • Wednesday, Nov. 22 – Friday, Nov. 24 – NO SCHOOL (Thanksgiving Holiday)
  • Thursday, Dec. 7 – Marriott Theatre field trip “Sleeping Beauty” at 10:00 am for ALL

Sincerely,
Miss Charlotte and Miss Devina

We wish everyone a peaceful and happy Thanksgiving!

Preschool Tidbit

  • THANKSGIVING FEASTS – Nov. 20/21 at 10:30 a.m.
  • THANKSGIVING BREAK – Nov. 22 to 24
  • PJ PARTY FUNDRAISER – Dec. 2, 5 to 9 p.m.
  • SATURDAY W/ST. NICK – Dec. 9, 9:30 to 11:30a

 

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