April 2017 Newsletter

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A NOTE FROM MS. NANCY/MS. DEBI

Another school year has flown by thus far and continues to be very busy this month. Please note all the important events scheduled on our calendar which includes Spring break, field trips, group and graduation pictures and testing.

THANK YOU: We would like to thank each of you who have registered for the upcoming school year. We still have a few slots open in some classrooms but also a waiting list for others. We appreciate you trusting your child/children for us to educate and for help making us a great school.

REMINDER: With the weather finally getting warmer, please make sure your child has the appropriate extra clothing and wearing the proper shoes to school. Our policy requires socks at all times and tennis or rubber soled shoes for the playground for safety purposes.

REMINDER: We will be closed the week of April 3rd. Be sure to make your April payment before our break in order not to incur a late fee.

WELCOME: We would like to welcome a new addition to our staff, Nancy Marvin. She comes to us with 22 years of experience teaching preschool children. She will be working in the Toddler room and will return next year to continue working with the toddlers. We are excited about all that she can offer, her enthusiasm and outgoing personality. Please stop by the toddler class if you would like to meet her.

APRIL 2017 NEWSLETTER CALENDAR

April 1st – 9th Tuition payment due

April 3rd – 7th – Spring Break – school closed

April 11th – Picture Day – single and group

April 14th – Easter Party – 1⁄2 day

April 20th – Primary Field trip to Southern Belle Farms – Strawberry picking

April 21st – Graduation Pictures

April 24th – 28th – Student testing

APRIL BIRTHDAYS

Julia-Kate Langley – 04/02

Isaiah Smith – 04/12

Emelia Jones – 04/17

Cayden Kitchens – 04/17

Abigail Moore – 04/26

GEOGRAPHY BEE

Congratulations to all the students who participated in the Geography Bee. They all did a great job! Students went above and beyond what they were required to learn. Thank you to students and parents! Winners and participants who learned three different colored states were: Zoha Lalani, Arin Popatiya, Shayhan Virani, and Shiana Virani. The winners and participants who learned all fifty states and capitals were: Kiley Butler, Cheyanne Cornutt, Hudson Denney, Skylar Ingram-Woodard, Ryan Lalani, Siana Popatiya, Jasper Ray, and Sydney Wallace. Three students who were sick and unable to attend, Cristian Maxan, Julia-Kate Langley and Aiden Smith, will have a mini geography bee upon our return from our break.

SPEECH NIGHT

If you did not make it to our speech night, you missed out on a great evening. The Jr. and Sr. Elementary student’s speeches were “I Am” poems describing themselves. Congratulations on a job well done.

EASTER PARTY

It always seems strange when we have our Easter party after our spring break. Ours will be on Friday, April 14th at 10:30 a.m. We ask that all students bring in one dozen eggs filled with wrapped candy. Please remember that we are a peanut free school so no peanut butter type of candy. Many of the pre-done eggs have peanut butter. We must have the eggs turned in no later than Wednesday, April 12th in order for us to sort and number before the party. If you have any siblings that want to participate, bring in a dozen eggs for them also. A sign up sheet will be available for parents to bring food to our party.

SR. ELEMENTARY FUND RAISER

The Sr. Elementary students will be selling gourmet popcorn the next few weeks as a fund raiser. There are four different types to pick from. The cost is $33.00 per family sized bag which equates to around 20 cups of popcorn. The money will go towards purchasing a chicken coop and chickens for our school and a tower garden that will be mobile and can be used in different classrooms. These items are costly and in order to purchase all of them, they need to reach a minimum goal of $1,000. Your help is greatly appreciated in this endeavor.

TODDLER CLASS

Our class continues to work on:

• Number recognition

• Table manners

• Working on group snack on circle

• Colors

• Shapes

• Learning how to paint

• How to carry a mat

• How to complete multiple steps in a work cycle

• Learning the word “freeze”

• Potty training

PRIMARY CLASS

We will discuss Earth Day and Recycling

We will discuss Arbor Day

We will plant flower seeds and discuss plants and farming

We will discuss different types of clouds.

We will discuss Easter and its true meaning

SOUND OF THE WEEK

April 3rd – 7th – Spring break

April 10th – 14th – “Uu”

April 17th – 21st – “ff”

April 24th – 28th – “Zz”

JR. ELEMENTARY

Science: Rocks and Fossils

History: Easter/Resurrection Sunday

Geography: Australia

We are planning a field trip to the Dinosaur exhibit. The date will be confirmed in the next few days.

SR. ELEMENTARY

Science: We will be studying dinosaurs and fossils

Geography: We will finish up our study of the Atlantic states

Government: We will finish up our study of the different levels of government

We are planning a field trip to Stone Mountain. The exact date is TBA.

IN CLOSING

It is not what you do for your children, but what you have taught them to do for themselves that will make them successful human beings.