Notes from Preschool

Notes from the Preschool
Greetings from the Preschool! January has come and gone and registrations are underway for the 2013-2014 year. Crazy, isn’t it?... but we still have a lot to do before the end of this school year.

During chapel this month, the children will learn that Jesus was once small just like them, and grew, just like them. Pastor Duncan will be teaching the lesson. The children love when Pastor Duncan comes to share Jesus time with them…they are even teaching him all of the fun songs we do during Kids Praise.

The teachers are also busy conducting PreKindergarten evaluations. Before children enter Kindergarten, we test them on specific skills that are needed for Kindergarten. We then hold conferences with their parents and review the test results. It is our goal to give the parents as much information as possible before having to make the decision to send to Kindergarten, or to put them into a class like our Stepping Stones class.
Each February our school focuses on Jesus’ love for us. As a way for us to show love to others, our school has teamed up with the Sunday School in participating in a mission project that reaches out to the local community and beyond. This February we will be supporting our troops overseas through the non-profit organization Operation: Stars and Stripes, Inc. We are collecting items that are desperately needed, and appreciated, by our troops and their families. If you would like to help our cause, we are collecting travel sized items such as soaps, shampoo, lip balms, gum, toothpaste and toothbrushes, and drink mix singles. Collection boxes are located outside the classrooms in the school lobby.
Please continue to keep our school in your prayers especially as we enter registration for the next school year. What a tremendous opportunity we have to preach the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ to small children. “Let the little children come to me and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these. I tell you the truth, anyone who will not receive the kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it.” Luke 18:16-17
Tracey Harris