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December 2018

Our Preschool Christmas service is on Sunday, December 9 at 4:00 pm, in a little over a week.  You are invited to a potluck dinner following the service.  If you would like to bring food for the potluck please sign up for the item of your choice at the Parent Desk.  We also ask that you sign your family up for the Christmas Service on a separate sign-up sheet, so we know how many people to expect.  Extended family is also welcome!  Yes - two sign-up sheets for one event.  Thank you!  In a days you will be receiving another note about the Christmas Service that includes a line-up of where the children will be standing.  When you come to the service you may want to think about sitting in the area of church where you will be able to see your child best.
 

I am at once happy and sad to announce Mrs. Dale’s retirement.  She has been an assistant teacher at Precious is the Child since 2007.  Mrs. Dale’s last day in the classroom will be Thursday, December 20th.  Her heart for Jesus, her warm and loving presence, along with her early childhood knowledge and know-how in the classroom will be missed.  Here is a note Mrs. Dale asked me to pass on to all of you.  Moving on:  After many years I will be moving on from the job of assistant teacher here at the preschool.  I am looking forward to retirement and spending more time with our grandchildren in Denver and Australia.  But on a more pressing note,  it seems that a knee replacement this spring will be something that is necessary for me to do.  Thank you not only for the chance to work with delightful preschool age people all of these years but also for the opportunity to have a job where I could hear and share God’s Word every time I came to work.  May the Lord bless and keep you all.  ~Jan Dale

Mrs. Schmidt, our Monday, Wednesday, & Friday afternoon teacher will be taking Mrs. Dale’s position for the remainder of the school year.  We are happy to have her in Mrs. Dale’s place.

We will have Pajama Day on Monday and Tuesday, December 10 & 11.  The children can wear their favorite pajamas to preschool for the entire day.  They always have to have shoes on so if their favorite happens to be footie pajamas please be sure their shoes will fit over the top.  We’ll read some bedtime stories and do some fun PJ play. 

Chapel will be held on Wednesday December 19 at 8:35 & Thursday, December 20, at 9:10.  Our focus will be patience, which is the 4th fruit of the spirit.  Galatians 5:22-23 ~ “But the fruit of the spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control.  Against such things there is no law.”  Please join us if you have a few extra minutes!  Parents and younger siblings are always welcome.

On December 20 & 21 we will enjoy classroom Christmas celebrations with a few games and a special treat.  We’ll also read Christmas stories and sing Christmas songs.  Please let one of the teachers know if any of you parents would like to join us.

A few house-keeping items with the weather changing:

·        When it snows please send dry shoes for your child to wear indoors; we like to keep the snow, mud, and water out.  Please send snow pants, water resistant mittens, and a hat.  Hoods don't tend to stay on when the kids are being so active.

·        Preschool weather closings will be broadcast over KTTC News; check the scrolling messages on the bottom of the TV screen or KTTC online for our preschool closings.

Tuition is due December 3 & 4.

Christmas Vacation is Monday, December 24, through Tuesday, January 1.  We’ll see you all back here on the 2nd or 3rd of January.

 

 

Glory to God in the Highest!
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all!
Mrs. Burfield