It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas!!!!!! This time of year is so exciting for our students! We have planned many fun activities for them. Please note these dates and the requested items at the bottom of your letter sent home today. Please let us know if you have any questions.
Friday, December 5th:
- Field Trip to the Center for Puppetry Arts. We are leaving the building at 8:30.
- Chaperoning parents will have to drive and bring your own lunch.
- Students must wear jeans or uniform bottoms with a red SRCS polo.
Monday, December 8th:
- Angel Tree donations are due.
Wednesday, December 10:
- Donated items due (see below). Thank you in advance!
Thursday, December 11th:
- We need parent volunteers to come bright and early to build our Gingerbread houses. If you are able to come and help, please email our room mom. If possible, volunteers need to bring a hot-glue gun, hot-glue sticks, an extension cord, and an X-acto knife. Volunteers will begin in the cafeteria at 8:00am and work until about 10:15ish.
Friday, December 12th:
- Gingerbread houses made with buddy class at 1:30pm in the cafeteria. We welcome parents to join us for the fun!
Tuesday, December 16th:
- Dress rehearsal for Christmas Play.
- Students should wear costumes to school. If you purchased your own costume, please make sure it is labeled with your child’s name. Students need to wear uniforms under the costumes or bring a uniform to school.
Tuesday, December 16th:
- “The Greatest Story Ever Told” Christmas Play 7:00 pm in the cafeteria. Please make sure your child is in his/her classroom by 6:30 pm in order to dress in his/her costume.
Wednesday, December 17th:
- Polar Express Day-wear your pajamas to school to enjoy some hot chocolate, cookies, and a movie.
Friday, December 20th:
- Class Christmas Party at 8:30am in the classroom. Everyone is invited to party with us!!
- Students may be checked out of school after the party. This is a ½ day for students.
- Our room mom will set up a Sign-Up Genius account for you to select an item to send in.
For our gingerbread house decorating, please send in the item listed on your child’s letter by Wednesday, December 10th. If you are unable to send in this item, please let you teacher know so that other arrangements can be made. Thank you!!!!
We cannot wait to celebrate Christmas with you!
Chapel Blog December, 2014
As we “wrap up” the 2014 year, we will be spending our chapel times learning about generosity. Our theme for the month is found in 1 Timothy 6:18, “Command them to do good, to be rich in good deeds, and to be generous and willing to share.” It is easy to get caught up, during this time of the year, in “receiving” and lose sight of the importance of “giving.” We pray our students see the importance of being generous; not just at Christmas time, but throughout their lives.
Below is a snapshot as to what your child will learn during this month:
Generosity: Making someone’s day by giving something away.
December 2 – Bible Story: Parable of the Rich Man (Luke 12:13-21)
Bottom Line: People are always more important than stuff.
December 9 – Bible Story: Jesus is born (John 3:16-17, Luke 2:1 – 18)
Bottom Line: God gave the greatest gift when He gave us Jesus.
December 16– Kindergarten Play
This month, remind your children to be generous. Help them see the value of thinking of others and helping others. A perfect example of generosity is seen through the sacrificial Gift that God sent to us, and we celebrate this Gift at Christmas.
“For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.” Isaiah 9:6
We hope everyone enjoyed their Thanksgiving and special time with your family. We are looking forward to a fun week. Please note the following information:
- If your child is participating in the live nativity tomorrow night, he/she will need to meet in Mrs. Phillips’ Kindergarten classroom dressed in costume between 6:00-6:30. We will take our places in the nativity at 7:00 in the courtyard. There will be a tree lighting immediately following the nativity. You will need to check your child out from the Kindergarten classrooms after the nativity since it will be dark, and we do not want anyone getting lost.
- Our field trip to the Center for Puppetry Arts is this Friday. Your child will need to wear his/her red Strong Rock polo with jeans to school. The bus will leave no later than 8:45. The show begins at 10:00, and we will eat lunch in the Puppetry Arts lunchroom. Your child will have a lunch from the cafeteria, however, some of you indicated you would send a lunchbox with your child. Parents will need to follow the bus and bring your own lunch. You may check your child out from the Puppetry Arts Center after lunch if you would like.
We are looking forward to this special week!
The Kindergarten Teachers