Notes from Preschool

“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 pro-vide 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 faith-fully love Jesus with their hearts, souls and minds He will always be with them. 

October 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. 

The date for this year’s first Ice Cream Social and Preschool Art Show & Bake Sale is Friday, November 6th. The Ice Cream Sundae’s will include all types of candy and cookie sprinkles and yummy toppings with whipped cream. This fundraiser is a great opportunity for the school families to enjoy a fun evening together, for the benefit of the Early Childhood Pro-gram. 

The Ice Cream Social is replacing the Spaghetti Dinner for this year, or until we can figure out how to serve that many students and their families our delicious spaghetti with the current kitchen, and limited space. With 140 students, we are actually outgrowing the fellowship hall (undercroft). This is good challenge to have, but still a challenge. 

racey Harris