December 2015 Newsletter

Dear Parents,

Thank you to all who purchased books at the Scholastic Book Fair. From the proceeds we were able to furnish every classroom with over $70 worth of books. We hope you enjoy your purchase; again thank you.

As we turn the corner from Thanksgiving into the festivities of December we have launched our annual community ‘Giving Tree’ project. As like last year, we are again ‘adopting’ five families and collecting gifts for these homeless families and families in transition via DCYF in Manchester. Thank you in advance for all of you who are able to help those less fortunate with gifts from the Giving Tree. If you would like to help please check out the ‘tree’ in the hallway. Gifts vary in cost from cleaning supplies and toilet paper to clothing and winter hats and gloves. For many of us, these are necessities. You will find some toys for the children, but for the most part these are everyday items that we may not consider ‘gift’ items. Stop by and pick up a tag. Every items helps. Remember to wrap any items you purchase and attach the tag to the item before returning it to the office by Friday December 18th.

It is that time of year when we all have our own traditions; new and old, religious, born of your own family, but each special to us all. If you have any customs, traditions or special things you do around the holidays you would like to share with your child’s class please see your child’s teacher. We always welcome parent participation.

We hope you all made it in to see the November Museum Week. This month the theme is ‘Holidays’. The children’s artwork will be on display December 28th thru 31st. Watch for notification to see if your child will be a featured artist this month.

At the center we have our own, somewhat crazy, holiday tradition. Every year we have a fun competition. This year each classroom and the office are having a ‘Great Christmas Door Decorating Contest’. During the week of 12/14 through 12/18 we will be decorating our classroom and office doors. There will be a voting station set up in the hallway to cast a vote for your favorite on Thursday, December 17th. Take the time to check out all the doors!

Dates for the Calendar

  • Judy Pancoast Concert – Monday, December 21st – 10am
  • Christmas Eve – December 24th – Center closes at noon.
    • Christmas Day – CENTER CLOSED

    • New Year’s Day – CENTER CLOSED

  • Bake Sale for Preschool – January 20th– remember your 50c for a sweet treat. If you can bake, Preschool will be looking for bakers to help out – see the sign-up sheet in the hallway in the New Year.

May you all have a happy and peaceful holiday season and wishing you and your families a happy New Year!

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