We adore the month of love and are looking forward to all the exciting things that will happen over the next four weeks!
Snow Days – Thurs., Feb. 10th & Fri., Feb. 11th
Starting on Thursday, February 10th, we are turning the back end of the preschool parking lot into our very own winter wonderland with actual snow! The snow will be provided by an outside company, Arctic Glacier, who specializes in snow/ice events. Each classroom will have an opportunity to explore the frosty fun as an extension of their classroom’s yard time.
We recommend bundling up your little ones on those days and sending snow appropriate clothes and footwear plus sending extra clothes to change into after the event. Each classroom will have a half hour window of time to play in the snow on both Thursday and Friday.
*This event will be postponed if the forecast calls for rain on either of our planned days.
Valentine’s Day Parties – Mon., Feb. 14th & Tues., Feb 15th
Each classroom will be celebrating the holiday with special festivities in their classrooms on both Monday, February 14th and Tuesday, February 15th. Please be sure to keep a look out for classroom specific details about what they’ll be doing. This includes how each classroom will handle Valentine’s Day favors.
Here are a few quick suggestions…
♥Avoid edible treats. Instead, themed pencils, crayons, erasers, stickers, or other small items would be a great gift idea.
♥Simple and small is always best.
♥On the cards, sign – To: My Friend From: Your Child’s Name
♥Due to flux schedules, not all the kids know each other but it makes it easier to give to everyone vs. figuring out who comes which day. The classrooms will provide a total head count for each room.
♥Please avoid the “Boy”/”Girl” Valentine trap. Allow your child to select a Valentine’s they wish to give vs. worrying about who is a boy and who is a girl. The kids get so much more out of the reflected diversity of their peers’ interests and the things they like.
♥There is no obligation to give out Valentine’s card/treats but you are welcome to participate as you see fit.
Teacher In-service Day – Fri., Feb. 18th – PRESCHOOL CLOSED
Teacher In-service Days are crucial and provided us the much needed time for training, planning, preparation, and cleaning that can’t be achieved while the children are on campus. We are grateful for these opportunities to grow and improve all that we do in service of the children and families.
Presidents’ Day – Mon., Feb. 21st – PRESCHOOL CLOSED
While we don’t typically do a deep study of American history or civics as a part of the preschool experience, we are happy to celebrate two of our nation’s most influential leaders and the role presidents play in shaping and guiding our country.
Let us raise standard to which the wise and honest can repair; the rest is in the hands of God. – George Washington
My concern is not whether God is on our side; my greatest concern is to be on God’s side, for God is always right. – Abraham Lincoln
The Preschool and COVID-19
We want to thank all of our families for their support and understanding as we have navigated the challenges of keeping our preschool healthy and safe as well as open during this ongoing pandemic. This last wave of COVID-19 hit us harder than any of the previous ones and it has been a struggle for our entire preschool community. That is why we wanted to take a moment and acknowledge the deep frustrations and concerns of everyone involved.
The preschool’s mission is to do everything in our power to serve our preschool community to the best of our ability. It is our continued prayer that God will bless us with health as well as grace us with wisdom as we seek to follow Him and the mandates set before us by state and local authorities. While it has been daunting, we know that God is in control and we can see the light ahead. This situation will improve and God will provide us with all the resources we need to persevere.
Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on our own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight. Proverbs 3:5-6
“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” John 16:33