December 2013 - Notes from Preschool

Notes from Preschool
Greetings from the Preschool! We hope everyone had a blessed Thanksgiving. We have been busy little Pilgrims and Indians. As we usually do in November, we asked the children to bring in food items for the Bridgeville food bank. We explained that the food bank is where people who don’t have enough money to buy food can go and get food. Wow….the children were certainly up to the challenge. We were able to send bags and bags of food to help those less fortunate. It made the children feel good to know that they were helping little children and their families. Children truly are amazing in their capacity to understand real topics when presented in a way that relates to them.

The Spaghetti Dinner and Art Show was a huge success again this year. We served over 368 people…a school record! If we keep growing, we may have to start setting up heated tents outside to handle all of the people…it’s a great problem to have. Thank you to all who helped make this event possible. We could not do it without you. Money from this fundraiser will help fund the new reception area in the school lobby. Look for some exciting changes in that area in January.

December will be filled with lots of fun Christmas activities. In addition to our Christmas parties, kids praise, Chapel, Lunch Bunch Moms Morning Out and our Christmas programs, we will host two “Shopping days”. This is a time when parents can leave their children at school until 2:00 (with pizza, games and a movie, I might add) while their moms and dads have some shopping time “kid free”. I’m sure it doesn’t come as a surprise that this is very popular! The best part is that the kids love to stay at school longer with their wonderful teachers.

Our Christmas program will be on two days again this year due to the number of students and their families who attend. We would love for you to come and enjoy a night of beautiful Christmas music sung by our preschool children. What a joy it is to hear the good news of Christ's birth through the voices of these little children. The program dates are Monday December 9th and Thursday December 12th. Hope to see you there.

Tracey Harris