December 2017 Newsletter

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A NOTE FROM MS. NANCY AND MS. DEBI
November was an exciting month for the students. Thank you for all of the delicious food brought to our Thanksgiving Feasts. We had a great turn-out and enjoyed being able to see and talk to you. December will be just as busy as November being a
short month. There will be opportunities for parent volunteers to help with crafts etc. If you are available, please contact Ms. Ford.

CHRISTMAS PARTY

We will be drawing names in the next few days for our gift exchange at our December 15 th party. If
you do not want your child to participate, please let us know this week. The gift should be $15.00, wrapped and brought in as soon as possible to go under our tree. It should have the recipient’s name and the child’s name giving the gift. If you have a
sibling you want to participate in Santa giving him/her a present, please send the present in along with your child’s gift labeled with the child’s name and from Santa. We hope that all of you will be able to attend our party which starts at 10:30 a.m.
and ends by 11:45 a.m. School closes at noon for our break.

CONFERENCES

Parent/Teacher Conferences start on January 8th . A sign-up sheet will be available at the sign in table
on December 4th for Toddlers and Primary Students. Call the office for the Jr. and Sr. Elementary schedules.

DECEMBER 2017
December 1st – Tuition Due
December 13th – Pajama Day – Toddler class
December 15th – Christmas Party – 10:30 a.m. All are invited. School closes at 11:45 a.m.

DECEMBER BIRTHDAY’S
Symarah Green – 12/04
Markson Fraser – 12/10
Ms. Abbey – 12/16
Paxton Parker – 12/17
Payton Parker – 12/17
Sydney Stewart – 12/18
Kori Edge – 12/20
Ms. Lee – 12/26
Ms. Bella – 12/26
Brandon Denney – 12/30
Etienne Guishard – 12/30
Kwasi Donker – 12/30

TODDLER CLASS
This month we will learn:
 The shapes triangle, rectangle, and star
 The sounds “Ii” and “Cc”
 We will learn about the Christmas story, arctic animals and continue to work on manners.
 Christmas/Winter Pajama Day is December 13th .
 Our Christmas Party will be December 15th. We will exchange gifts. Please see information on Christmas Party above.

PRIMARY CLASSES

We will discuss Christmas traditions around the
world including Germany, Netherlands, Mexico and the United States. We will be cooking to experience some of the customs of these countries. Each child is to bring in a ½ pint container (like heavy cream) by December 11th to make a graham cracker house. We can always use extra containers if you have any or can get any from our local schools.

SOUND OF THE WEEK
November 27 th – December 1 st – “Rr”
December 4 th – 8 th – “Jj”
December 11 th – 15 th – “Cc”

JR. ELEMENTARY

Science: Simple Machines: Pulleys and Levers
Geography: Central America
History: The Great Wall of China

SR. ELEMENTARY
Science: Continue with the Constitution
History: Pearl Harbor
Geography: Christmas Around the World

IN CLOSING

During this Holiday season, may we all take the time to reflect on the real meaning of Christmas, Jesus Christ and His birth! Have a very Merry Christmas.