With the changing of the seasons comes a change in our Daily Routine. Starting November 4th and 5th we will be returning to the regular schedule for our daily routine. This puts outdoor time back at 11:00; right now it is at 9:00. Check your orientation folder for a copy of this daily schedule. If you no longer have it, let me know and I can provide you with another one.
Conferences are coming up on November 5th and 7th, from 2:00-6:00pm each day. The sign-up sheets are on the wall by the refrigerator. Preschoolers are welcome at their own conference, but please find other arrangements for siblings. Conferences are scheduled in 20-minute increments and I’ll do my best to stay on time; I’ll be setting a timer. If another family is having a conference when you arrive please take a seat on the chairs in the church narthex (the BIG room where we play in bad weather). Then we will know the next family is here and we need to wrap it up.
Family Night is scheduled for Tuesday, November 12 from 6:00-7:30 pm. Please see the sign up on the wall by the refrigerator, sign up using your child’s first name and last initial, and include the number of people attending from your family. The planned schedule is as follows:
v 6:00-6:30 Children and parents do activities together in the classroom.
v 6:30-7:00 Parents meet in the fellowship hall for a presentation by Diane Thompson.
v 7:00-7:30 Gather in the classroom to finish off with a snack.
Diane Thompson is the kindergarten teacher from our sister school, Resurrection Lutheran School. Family Night is a great time to ask any questions about preschool or kindergarten, and to get to know other parents better.
Chapel services will be held on Wednesday & Thursday, November 20th & 21st at 8:40am. Parents and younger siblings are welcome to join us for a short worship. Our topic this month will be Making Friends and Working Out Problems.
Ascension Lutheran Church would like to invite you to attend Thanksgiving worship on Thanksgiving morning, Thursday November 28th at 9:15. Many of you have your own church homes and some do not. Regardless, Ascension members would love to welcome you for worship on Thanksgiving, or any time. We hope some of you will join us!
During this month we celebrate all we have to be thankful for, and we would like to extend a BIG THANK YOU to all of our preschool volunteers! We’ve had help with our library, filing Bible pictures, taking pictures in the classroom, help with parties, and more, from both preschool parents and church members. It’s a blessing to have so many people willing to pitch in to make our preschool a great place. If you would like to volunteer and have not yet done so you may sign up on the wall by the refrigerator. I’ll be in touch!
The Christmas Season is such a busy time that I've included information here about the preschool Christmas Service to allow families time to plan ahead. Our Christmas Service will be held on Tuesday December 10th at 6:00 pm and following we will gather for refreshments in our church fellowship hall. Preschool families are invited to contribute fruit plates, cheese & cracker trays, beverages, or Christmas cookies. Any foods can be home prepared or homemade since this event does not take place during licensed program hours. More details will be available in a couple weeks. We will post two sign-up sheets just before Thanksgiving, one for attending the Christmas service and one for providing refreshments.
A few housekeeping items:
· It’s time to exchange your child’s extra clothes for a warmer set. We'll be sending your child's clothing bag home soon. When you receive it, just switch the short clothes for long clothes and bring the bag back again.
· Preschool closings for inclement weather will be posted on KTTC News on television and online. We don't necessarily close just because the public schools do, so it’s always a good idea to check.
We will play outside on most days weather permitting, even after the snow (and the temperature) falls. When it's extremely windy, wet, or cold we will play in the BIG room instead. Please send every day just in case:
· winter coat
· water resistant mittens (knit mittens/gloves don't hold up very long)
· separate outside boots
· and when it snows send snow pants too
PLEASE NOTE: NO WET BOOTS/SHOES INSIDE THE CUBBIES. IT DAMAGES THE WOOD. THANK YOU!
There is NO SCHOOL November 27-29 to celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday.
Tuition is due November 4 & 5.
Thanksgiving blessings to all!