November Notes from Preschool

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“Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good. The Lord has truly been good to our school. We have been blessed with beautiful children, supportive and loving families, and a wonderful staff.

October has been a month full of excitement and exploration. The children explored so many of God’s creations including October’s most popular creation (at least, according to the children) the PUMPKIN!! I had the pleasure of presenting the chapel lesson this month with the children. The lesson was called “The Parable of the Pumpkin” I wanted to convey the Gospel message in a visual way, so we used pumpkins. Two carved pumpkins were presented side by side to the children. One has a smiling face and a lit candle inside, emitting a pleasant and warm glow. The other frowning pumpkin is dark inside. The children were asked which pumpkin they would rather be. “The happy one” they shouted! The children are told that Jesus is the Light of the World, and that He can provide a light to guide their lives if they love Him with their whole heart. When the children saw the sad and dark pumpkin I explained that life without Jesus would be dark and sad. The children were then asked how they think the “light” got inside of the pumpkin since the top was not cut. After guessing many interesting ways, I turned the pumpkin around and pulled out a heart shape, carved in the back of the pumpkin. The children are told that if they faithfully love Jesus with their hearts, souls and minds He will always be with them. The book “The Pumpkin Patch Parable” was also read to the children. It is our prayer that these two activities help to make the Gospel message more clear and meaningful to the children.

The month was also filled with field trips to local pumpkin farms, the Trolley Museum, picture days, and Fall Harvest parties. What a pleasure it is to hear all of those happy voices each day.

Our Road Rally fundraiser again proved to be a huge success. All proceeds from the Road Rally will go to help fund items for the school including a LED sign for the lobby and choral risers for our Christmas programs and end of year programs. It is my hope that the LED sign will help improve communication to parents on all the things we do….friendly reminders, if you will. It will also be used to wish children “Happy Birthday” when they come into the school…imagine the look on a child’s face when they see their name in “lights”! The choral risers will tremendously improve the visibility of the children to their family when “singing their little hearts out” at the programs.

Spaghetti Anyone? The date for this year’s Annual Spaghetti Dinner and Art Show is Friday, November 7th. We will do a buffet style dinner including spaghetti with marinara and meatballs and spaghetti with sausage, peppers and onions. Finishing off the dinner will be our delicious bake sale. If you would like to donate some “goodies” to the bake sale, please drop them off either Thursday the 6th, or Friday the 7th before 1:00 pm. Tickets are on sale now. Look for Dwight Weldon on Sundays, or contact the school office.

The Lord is good, indeed!

Tracey Harris