Highlights from our Director
“Oh give thanks to the Lord for He is good!”
November is a time when we remember to be thankful. In the coming weeks, the children will learn about the first Thanksgiving with the Pilgrims. Children will continue praying simple thank you prayers during circle time in the classroom. The Bible teaches us the importance of thanks in the story of the 10 Lepers who were healed by Jesus. As the healed lepers ran off, only one returned to thank Him. In response, Jesus blessed that person. We can ALL benefit from and receive that same blessing.
In reference to gratitude here at school, we want to thank all the parents and grandparents who helped during the October Zoofest by transporting pumpkins from Shop Rite, cooking, and serving hot dogs and snacks, decorating pumpkins, painting faces, applying tattoos, helping everywhere as needed and pulling hay wagons. We also appreciated everyone’s creative crafts and snacks that parents provided for the children’s Pumpkin and Harvest parties. We hope you enjoyed the singing programs. The next program for parents to attend will be at Christmas time.
We would also like to extend a thank you to all the families who participated in and/or donated candy for our annual Trunk or Treat. It was a huge success and the children (and staff) had a fun time!
This month the classes will be making a chain of thanks that will be displayed throughout the school building. Children will be asked to name things or persons they are thankful for. Answers will be written on the links which will be joined together. Chains will remain up throughout the Christmas holidays as we remember to thank God for the special gift of His Son, Jesus.
Fun Fridays are off to a great start! This month there will be “Cooking With Miss Ginni” on November 2nd and “Exercise With Mrs. Crowe” on November 16th. The cost will be $25.00 for cooking and $20.00 for exercise and includes a pizza lunch and snack! Sign-ups are in the office.
All are welcome to join us for the 1st day of Sunday School on November 4th from 11:00-12:00. Children aged 3 – 10 will enjoy a Bible Story, craft and refreshments. Mrs. Hayman will teach about baby Moses. Sign-up in the school office.
Please continue to watch your bulletin boards to sign-up for various activities such as parent meetings, visits, activities and parent conferences. Parent conferences for the 4 year olds will be November 5th – 8th. Please make sure to sign-up on the appropriate list with your class name on your classroom bulletin board.
There will be a special program for preschool parents entitled “Preparing for College” on Wednesday, November7th at 7:00pm. The program will be presented by Mike Daly from the College Funding Professionals group. Please sign up in the school lobby.
During the week of Nov. 5th, the four year old classes will be receiving “figures” to decorate as shepherds, angels, or kings for the Christmas programs (instructions will be provided).
Figures are due back on DEC. 5th . The school will provide the child size figure and poster board. If you feel that you would like a little help or would prefer not to do your figure at home, on Monday, December 3rd and Tuesday, December 4th, parents may decorate the figures during class time in the multi-purpose room. Some craft supplies are available, but you may wish to bring some of your own. In the past, parents have brought garland, glitter, yarn, angel wings, feathers, wrapping paper, an enlarged picture of their child’s face etc. If you would like to sign up for the figure decorating at school, please stop by the office as space will be limited. Figures should be backed with poster board or cardboard to provide sturdiness. Mailing tape or strapping tape holds best.
IF YOU MADE AN ANGEL, SHEPHERD OR KING IN A PREVIOUS YEAR, YOU ARE WELCOME TO REUSE THE FIGURE FOR THIS YEAR.
***IF YOU ARE GOING TO MAKE THE FIGURE AT SCHOOL, PLEASE DO NOT TAKE A FIGURE HOME.***
School will be closed on Friday, Nov. 9th for a professional day for the staff. Staff members are required by the state to attend professional development courses. Teacher assistants need 12 hours and teachers need 20 hours – Directors need 20 hours too!
Church of the Savior Nursery School will also be holding an Open House on Friday, November 9th from 10:00-12:00 for new prospective families to tour the school and receive information on the many different classes we offer. If a current family refers/brings a new family to the Open House and they register on or before November 14th, the current family will receive their choice of a free week of Lunch Bunch or two (2) free programs of Fun Friday to use this school year!!
We will be having Priority Registration (2019-2020) for current and prior families on Monday, November 12th and Tuesday, November 13th from 8:00-4:00. This is your best chance of getting the class or classes of your choice (especially if you prefer mornings – they usually fill up fast!). Families who register on these dates will also receive two complimentary Lunch Bunch tickets to use this year! Applications will be numbered as they are received. General Registration will start on Wednesday, November 14th from 8:00-4:00. Any current/prior families who submit their applications on or after November 14th will be a part of the general open enrollment.
Picture Day will be on Wednesday, November 14th and Thursday, November 15th. Butterfly, Star3, Smiley, Heart and Rainbow will be on November 14th. Shamrock, Star2 and ABM will be on November 15th. Look for an order form in your child’s backpack.
IT’S TIME FOR OUR FEASTS!
Thanksgiving Feasts/Parties will take place during class time. See below……
THREE YEAR OLDS
Smiley, Star3, Star5 and Rainbows will have parties in their classrooms on Monday, November 19th at their usual snack time.
Star2 and ABM will have their parties in their classrooms on Tuesday, November 20th at their usual snack time.
Speak to your teacher to see what snacks will be needed
FOUR YEAR OLDS
Butterfly, Shamrock and Heart will have their feasts in the multi-purpose room on Monday, November 19th at 10:30am.
Teachers will be providing the food for the 4 year old feasts. Chicken nuggets, tater tots, cheese and crackers, vegetables and dip, dessert etc. will be provided.
***School will be closed on November 21st, 22nd and 23rd for the Thanksgiving holiday!!***
Church of the Savior will be having an Advent Wreath Supper on Tuesday, November 27th at 6:00 pm. Come make a family advent wreath to begin the Christmas season and enjoy a light supper with us. Sandwiches and soup will be supplied. All are welcome! Sign-up in the school office.
We are having a Scholastic Book Fair!!!! Be ready to shop for Christmas – the week after Thanksgiving!
The Book Fair will be on Wednesday – Friday, November 28th, 29th and 30th during school hours. We would love to have a few volunteers to help! If you are available to help, please sign up on your class bulletin board!
Parent Conferences for three year olds – December 3 – 7
Proposed Times for Christmas Programs and Parties
(Teachers will keep you updated of any changes via emails)
Tuesday, December 18th – Program for Shamrock and Star2 (9:15am)
*In the event of a snow day, program will be rescheduled for Thursday, December 20th*
Wednesday, December 19th – Program for Butterfly, Smiley, Star3 and Star5 (9:15am)
Program for Heart, Rainbow (1:15pm)
*In the event of a snow day, program will be rescheduled for Friday, December 21st*
Thursday, December 20th – Christmas party for Star2, ABM
Friday, December 21st – Christmas party for Smiley, Butterfly, Shamrock, Star3,
Star5, Heart, Rainbow
Reminder – Parents attend the programs, however, parents do not attend the parties unless the teacher requests help.
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It can be fun to just think about and write down all the things for which your family
is thankful. Many people do not have hot and cold running water, refrigerators,
dishwashers, ovens, a warm home, a soft bed, blankets, pillows, pajamas or shoes.
It is humbling to think that we have been blessed with so much. Perhaps you may
wish to donate food items to our FOOD SHELVES located in the school lobby.
There are so many hungry and hurting folks. Thank you in advance for caring.
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