November 2016 Preschool News

Greetings from the Preschool!  We have been very busy this month…and when I say busy, I mean both the students and the staff.  We have nearly 150 students this year and a waiting list to boot! God has again blessed us with an abundance of little children to share the good news of Jesus Christ.

Fall is an awesome time of year at the school.  It’s filled with field trips to pumpkin patches, the trolley museum and visits from Firefighter Phil and a Dental hygienist, and even made our own toothpaste … minty fresh! Take a walk down the hallway and notice the artwork hanging on the walls and from the ceiling, it’s our own little art gallery and it’s beautiful.  Did I mention that we were busy?

We have also been learning about creation this month and how God created the world in 6 days and rested on day seven. Each classroom has been “creating” a bulletin board adding different items for each day of creation. At the end of each creation day the children look at the bulletin board and say “it is good!”  We also had our first chapel lesson of the year, “The Parable of the pumpkin”.  To convey the Gospel message in a visual way and in keeping the fall season, we use two carved pumpkins.  The pumpkins presented to the children are side by side, one smiling with a candle lit inside, representing life with Jesus, and the other frowning and dark inside, representing life without Jesus.  The lesson differentiates a life with Jesus, contrasted to what it is like to live without Jesus. I tell the chil-dren 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.  “For God, who said, “Let light shine out of darkness,” made His light shine in our hearts to give us the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Christ.” 2 Corinthians 4:6.

On behalf of the staff, and myself, “Thank You” for helping us with many of the items on our “Wish List”.  With the size of our school, we have many needs that come up, and not always the means to achieve them.  Your kindness and generosity is greatly appreciated.  Thank you again.