We loved the fellowship, friendship and caring that surrounded all of us during our Thanksgiving Feast. What rich and wonderful traditions we have at Shepherd of the Valley Preschool. We are so blessed to have such passionate families and amazing Board members that make our preschool such a special place.
Our Angel Tree tins are due back on December 13th. Doing things for others with your children is special and an important message to pass on. Thanks for being a part of this mission project.
Our preschool is a sparkly, busy place. We are working on parent presents and we hope you will bring your child to preschool on time and leave quickly so we can begin our treasured surprise gifts.
Our Christmas Party is on Friday, December 15th from 9:00 to noon. Santa will stop by and each child will have an opportunity to sit on his lap. Our snack will be a cookie buffet—if you would like to bring cookies there will be a sign up sheet on the front bulletin board. This party is for all the children. If your child will not be at the party make sure you tell us and we will make sure he/she receives all the Christmas treasures before our break.
Preschool will close at 11:45 on December 15th and begin again on Wednesday, January 3rd. January 2 will be a Staff Development Day. Our newsletter in January will have a supply list for each family.
Book orders are included with this newsletter. This is the last order before Christmas. If you do not want your child to see the books when they come in simply write “GIFTS” on your order form and we will keep your books in bags by our desk. Book orders must be in by Wednesday 9 AM, December 6 to make sure the books arrive before break.
Make sure you have warm clothes in your child’s cubby. Don’t forget to label all coats and hats. Please do not hang backpacks on the pegs-we need that space for coats.
Don’t forget that our NAEYC Accreditation Staff Day is on Tuesday, December 5th. We will not have school on this day.
If anyone can share their Halloween photos, please let Laurie or Holly know.
Attached to this newsletter is a Family Survey for you complete. We respect and appreciate your input in order for our preschool to be the best it can be for our families and children. Please return by December 14th.
Cherish the blessings of the season!
Oh that I could learn to work the way a child plays Albert Einstein