Monthly Preschool Newsletters



Tots – December 2018

Dear Friends,

We certainly stayed busy in the month of November. The countdown to Christmas is now upon us. We have many projects to share and our focus will be on the birth of Jesus and God’s love for all of his children.

Special Dates:

  • December 5: NO SCHOOL- Marriott Theater field trip
  • December 12: Chapel at 11:00- all are welcome to join
  • December 17: Tot Christmas Program at 8:45 in the church (It will last approximately 15 minutes)
  • December 21: NO SCHOOL- Christmas vacation begins. School resumes on Monday, January 7.

This is always an exciting, busy, and often hectic time of year. Let’s all practice extra patience with our little friends and one another- “Jesus is the reason for the season”!

Miss Tracey, Miss Uma, & Miss Lisa


Starfish & Angelfish (Young Three’s) – November 2018

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 important dates to remember for the month:

  • Nov 13 and 14: Letter G day- bring a G item
  • Nov 19/20Thanksgiving Feast
  • Nov 21-23: No School – Thanksgiving Break
  • Nov 27 and 28Letter H day- bring an H item
  • Nov 27/28: Chapel at 11:00

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. Ramya 


Sea Turtles and Seahorses (Three’s) – December 2018

Dear Families,

Welcome to the busy, but fun, month of December!  Our theme this month will center on the birth of Jesus and how children around the world celebrate Christmas.  All month long the children will be creating and adding to their own nativity scene. We will keep it at school while we work on it and they will bring it home at the end of the month.  Please Note:  This is a busy month filled with practicing our songs for the Christmas program, Christmas parties and Christmas break.  Therefore, we will not be focusing on any alphabet letters or numbers this month. We will resume our walk through the alphabet and our number recognition in January. Our shape of the month is the star and the color is green.   Our Christmas Program, our gift to you, will be on December 17 and 18 at 11:00. The children can come dressed in their “special occasion” outfits.  All are welcome to come to the show and we will serve cookies immediately afterwards in the Narthex.

Some dates to remember for December:

  • December 5 – Marriott Play, meet at the theatre at 9:45 a.m. NO MORNING PRESCHOOL (Afternoon enrichment available)
  • December 11/12 – Chapel, 11:00, all are welcome
  • December 13/14 – Wear green
  • December 17/18 – Christmas Program, 11:00, all are welcome
  • December 19/20 – Christmas party
  • December 21 – No School (Christmas Break begins)
  • January 7 – School resumes

 weather: make sure your child has snow pants, waterproof boots, a warm coat, hat, and mittens (please NO GLOVES).  Make sure their name is in all their outerwear.  We will go outside to play all winter long. If there is snow on the ground and your child doesn’t have snow pants and boots, they cannot join their friends outside. Please make sure they have shoes to change into when they come back inside so our floor doesn’t get too slippery.  Please continue teaching your child how to put on their own coats; it helps a great deal when we have 16 children to get ready to go outside! Lastly, please put their snow clothes (snow pants, boots, etc.) in a separate bag.  We need their school bag for their projects and other important notes.

*Please check at school about a special project to be completed at home and brought back to school for our Nativity bulletin board.*

We wish everyone a very merry Christmas and a wonderful New Year!

Miss Gini and Miss Jen



Monkey Class (Y4) – December 2018

Happy Holidays!  As we welcome December we also will be counting down the days to Jesus birthday.  We will not be having any letter weeks this month.  Instead we will be learning about the different symbols of Christmas.  We also look forward to entertaining you with our Christmas Program which is on Tues, Dec 18 at 8:45.  We will have a short social gathering with cookies after the program.  Our classroom Christmas Party will be on Thurs, Dec 20.  Thank you so much for those of your that volunteered!

As the weather is getting colder, and snowy, we ask that you remember to send your child with jackets, hats, mittens and boots.  We will continue to play outside so please dress for the weather.  It is very helpful to teach your child to be self-sufficient in getting on jackets, mittens, etc.  When wearing boots to school please bring extra shoes for the classroom to help keep our classroom clean and dry.  It can be helpful to keep an extra pair in the schoolbag.

Important Dates:

  • Dec 5 – Marriot Theatre trip – no morning class, extended day available, 11:30-6 pm 
  • Dec 11 – Chapel 11:00
  • Dec 18 – Christmas program and cookies, 8:45 am
  • Dec 20 – Christmas party
  • Dec 21-Jan 4 – No school, Christmas break
  • Jan 7 –  School resumes

I wish you all a very joyous and blessed Holiday Season!

Ms. Kathy

Birds and Butterflies Class – December 2018


During the month of December, we will be talking about the Symbols of Christmas.  Throughout the month we will be reminding the children, “Jesus is the reason for the season.”  We will celebrate his birthday with a party on December 17/18.

There will be ongoing Christmas projects and centers in our room throughout the month.  Be sure to look around our room and let your child show them off to you.  We will have a class hand print Christmas tree on our bulletin board.  Be sure to check it out!  Also, look for our hand print garland decorating the door to our coatroom.

On Wednesday, December 5, the Birds and Butterflies will be attending Shreck at the Marriott Theatre.  Please arrive by 9:40 for a 10:00 show.  There will be no AM school that day, but there will be Lunch Bunch, Enrichment, and child care in the afternoon.  

This year our Christmas program will be held on Wednesday, December 19.  The show will start at 11:00 A.M. for both the Birds and the Butterflies.  The day will begin as usual at 8:30, with parents and family members returning at 11:00 for the program.  We will be sharing Christmas cookies after the show.  Please plan to attend this important program!

New snack lists will be coming home shortly. If your child has a summer birthday, pick one of your days to celebrate a ½ birthday if you’d like.  Just let us know that we are celebrating!  Thank you for all your healthy snacks.  The children really do like getting a chance to try something they might not try for you at home!  *****We are always taking donations of paper goods (napkins, spoons, and little plates.)*****

IMPORTANT DATES TO REMBEMBER                                                           

  • December 5 – Meet at the Marriott at 9:40, no AM preschool 
  • December 12 – Chapel at 11:00 
  • December 17/18– Happy Birthday Jesus Party
  • December 19 – Christmas Program at 11:00 (Birds and Butterflies)                                    
  • January 7 – Classes Resume

We want to wish you and your entire family the most blessed holiday season and may God’s love fill your hearts always.

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


Lions Class – December 2018

The last month of the year has almost arrived and we will be busy like Santa’s elves for the next 3 weeks.  We trust that everyone had a relaxing Thanksgiving holiday with family and friends to reflect on what we are truly grateful for.  

Our Careers unit throughout the month of November was a big hit with the children.  We learned that there are many rewarding jobs for boys and girls and then compiled our second class book entitled “When I grow up…”  We had four different stations set up in our classroom – a construction site, a medical center, a grocery store and a post office.  It was wonderful listening to the many conversations taking place while the children were role-playing in our dramatic career play stations.  Thank you for bringing in various props to share.  

We have already seen improvement with everyone’s fine motor skills.  Our creative art/writing center is always open for unlimited and nonrestrictive exploration at any chosen time.  The children draw pictures, illustrate stories, write their names and use words from our word wall, use invented spelling, create puppets, or make their own books – all while using scissors, hole punches, tape, staplers, markers, pencils, stencils and more.  It is essential that creativity is allowed to be spontaneous and needs to be given time and space to be acted upon whenever the desire arises.  Every child needs to have a designated space at home where they can be creative using the above materials.  Remember, it is the process that is so important, where true learning takes place, not the product or the end result.

Our themes for December are Christmas around the World and Happy Birthday Jesus.  For the next few weeks we will focus on Christmas traditions as celebrated in Germany, France, China, and of course, America.  We will celebrate the birth of Jesus and learn how to say “Merry Christmas” in other languages.  The children will help decorate our classroom with festive holiday décor.  Additionally, we will paint at the easel with candy canes, pine tree branches and glitter paint.  Then, we will make a present for our families and practice our Christmas songs to be presented at our very own Christmas Music Program on Wednesday, December 19 at 8:45 am.  We will have our Christmas Party on the same day, right after the performance.

Colder temperatures have arrived and more snow is surely around the corner, therefore, please send mittens (these are much easier to put on than gloves), a hat, a warm coat, and when needed, snow pants, every day.  As these items take up too much room in your child’s school bag, we ask that you place them in a separate back pack, cloth or some type of sturdy bag labeled with your child’s name.  This bag can be hung on the hooks underneath their cubbies along with the school bag.  Please bring this bag every day, as we do go outside even in cold weather.  If snow boots are worn to school, please also bring inside shoes as well, such as gym shoes or slippers, which can also be left in their cubbies.  Boots simply get too hot to wear inside and are difficult to get around in at school.   Also, please let your child practice getting dressed by him/herself at home.  

Important Dates:

  • Wednesday, Dec. 5 – Marriott Theatre Performance, Shrek, The Musical,   at 10:00 am (please arrive by 9:45 am); NO regular class on this day
  • Tuesday, Dec. 11 – chapel at 11:00 am (our last one this year!)
  • Wednesday, Dec. 19 – Christmas Music Program at 8:45 am followed by our in class Christmas Party
  • Friday, Dec. 21 – Friday, Jan. 4 – NO SCHOOL (Christmas vacation)
  • Monday, Jan. 7, 2019 – School resumes



Miss Charlotte and Miss Devina



Preschool Tidbit

  • Christmas Vacation (No school) – Dec. 21 to Jan. 4; School resumes January 7.

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