Highlights from our Director
“This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you”, said Jesus. When we consider all of creation and its magnitude, since God is Love, Love must be REALLY BIG!! Happy Valentine’s Day!
We are getting excited about the “NEIGHBORHOOD” DINNERS on February 5th, 6th and 7th. We all look forward to our time of fellowship and fun. The children all enjoy coming to school at night and sharing the time they had during theme week. Children love to share what they learn. So, come on out and join us for dinner! See your class moms and check the bulletin boards for information. Dinners begin at 6 p.m. and end at approximately 7:30 after a brief song fest.
Dinners are as follows:
Wednesday February 5th Star and Rainbow classes
Thursday February 6th Shamrock and Smiley classes
Friday February 7th Butterfly and Heart classes
Thank you so much to the parents who helped with the classes and made refreshments for our theme days in the multi-purpose room. You are all such a blessing and much appreciated. We hope you had as much fun as the children did.
This month we will celebrate Valentine’s Day, Groundhog day, Presidents Day (4’s), animals in winter and will review that Jesus grew as we grow. The 4 year olds have been asked to bring in a baby picture of themselves for a classroom activity.
The 3 year olds will touch lightly on some of these subjects as time flies quickly in these months.
VALENTINE’S DAY CELEBRATIONS:
We will exchange valentines in the classroom on party days (see the calendar for your party day). Each child will have a “mailbox”. Please follow the instructions below:
Valentines for the 3’s – Please do not write any names on the envelopes. Children simply enjoy putting the cards in the “mail boxes”.
Valentines for the 4’s – You or your child may write the child’s name on the envelopes the “school way” – upper and lower case letters. The 4 year olds will practice matching the names on the cards to the names on the mailboxes.
Color Weeks will begin for the 3 year olds. The 4’s are very confident of their colors by this time, but they are welcome to wear the color of the week for fun. Our first color week (“red”) will be the week of February 10th. The 3 year old classes should wear red and bring a red item for Show and Tell. To help those less fortunate than ourselves, please encourage your child to pick out a food (to match the color of the week) at the grocery store and place it on the shelves in the school lobby. Food is taken to the local food pantry by church members. Check the attached calendar for the week’s color.
We will be having two Fun Fridays this month! February 14th is Valentines’s Day Cooking ($25.00). Tae Kwon Do with Mrs. Lee will take place on February 28th ($20.00). Please sign up at the school office.
Acceptance Letters for the 2020/2021 school year were handed out or mailed the week of January 21st. The non-refundable $150.00 Registration Fee holds your space. The Payment Option Choice Form must be returned to us by April 1st, 2020. There will be another letter/packet sent out in May/June that will contain your September visit and Orientation date/time, the Emergency Procedure/Transportation Permission Form and a Universal Health Record Form. These forms need to be returned to us by August 1, 2020. The state of N.J. can issue fines of $1000/day if an immunization record is not current.
For September, there are a few spaces left in the 2 ½, 3 and 4 year old classes. Please spread the word to your friends. Some classes are already full with Wait Lists.
Winter break is the week of February 17th – 21st. Please mark your calendars.
Please be advised that we must have fire drills which are required by the state once a month. We try to choose a warm day, but when none are available, Mrs. Hayman “suggests” that the teachers have coats on the children at a specific time and then the fire alarm “just happens” to ring. In the event of a true emergency, we will not stop for coats.
We will take the children outside to play if it is 35 degrees or warmer as long as the ground is also dry. Please dress the children appropriately. Remember that parents are to stay ON the playground to minimize accidents when children play after school.
THE CHURCH TRUSTEES HAVE REQUESTED THAT WE DO NOT ALLOW THE CHILDREN TO PLAY ON THE GRASS OR ON THE WALL OPPOSITE THE PLAYGROUND. Children can slip off the rocks onto the hard sidewalk and get seriously hurt.
Tuition payment #8 is currently due (Feb. 1). Please stop by the office to bring your account up to date. Remember that the final tuition payment (payment #10) is due on April 1st. Thank you.
March 1st – Lutheran Schools Sunday
Bring your child to church to celebrate our school and teachers!
March 2nd – 6th – Fun Week (details to follow)
FAITH AT HOME
As we learn about animals in winter, you can talk to your children about how the animals made their own homes in trees, underground or in the forest. God is so smart – He knew that the animals like squirrels or rabbits need thick coats of fur to keep them warm. He has animals hibernate because God knew that there would not be many plants to eat in the winter. God knows that we need warm homes too. He allows us to create any kind of home we would like to live in, and we may choose what type of clothing we will wear.
Each animal can only make one type of home – by burrowing underground, weaving leaves in a tree, or finding a cave. God takes care of everyone and everything that He has made.