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FEBRUARY NEWS

Monday, January 30, 2017

GREETINGS!

January went out in a flurry of activities!

FROM THE DESK OF MRS. STUMP:

The preschool Jog-a-thon was a huge success and we were blessed with a sunny, gorgeous day. The children had a great time warming up with the obstacle course and then ran their little hearts out! It was so inspiring to see the K-4 children cheering with their hand-crafted signs and positive encouragement! Parents, you were awesome rooting for your child and supporting the school. A huge thank you everyone who helped with setup and cleanup of our jog-a-thon. The children were so proud and beamed as they received their medals. What a fun day!

SPELL-A-THON:

Our students continued to exercise their muscles in our next student-event, the spell-a-thon. The BIG tests for the primary grade students began with a public announcement of the teachers wishing their students GOOD LUCK an “LET’S GET READY TO SPELL-A-THON!” This delighted the children and had them raring to “GO GET THEM” attitudes! Students were given running breaks, jumping-jacks breaks, and snack breaks in between the testing of words. Collectively the students spelled over 400 words! YOU RULE STUDENTS!

February finds us getting ready for our first parent meeting of the year, preparing to celebrate the 100th day of school, getting ready for Valentine’s Day, having an Open House, and preparing for our biggest fundraiser, the Western-Roundup Dinner/Auction. Let’s keep the strong bond in partnership that has developed during this year by supporting each event whole heartedly!

HIP, HIP, HOORAY FOR THE 100th DAY OF SCHOOL:

On Monday, February 6, we will begin our week by celebrating the 100th day of school! All activities on this day will center around counting items up to 100. The children will make 100-Cheerios necklaces, play 100-word games, do 100 jumping jacks, do worksheets of 100 dot-to-dot pictures, and more! 100 pieces, of individually wrapped candy is due on Friday, February 3!

Friday, February 3:

PARENTS’ CLUB MEETING at 7:00 P.M. in the chapel.

WE NEED YOU as we gear up for the Western Roundup Dinner/Auction. We need everyone’s enthusiasm and energy as we plan this huge undertaking. Let’s all pitch in to ease the workload of the teachers! Our “little ones/the preschoolers” will be entertaining us at the meeting, and childcare is provided!

FREE-DRESS will be given on TUESDAY, February 14, to students whose parents attend the February 3rd meeting!

Wednesday, February 8:

Jog-a-thon and Spell-a-thon monies are due today! Please note that the minimum contribution per child is $130.00.

Tuesday, February 14:

Valentine’s Day Parties

Sign-up sheets for party contributions are now posted in each classroom! Please come in to sign up.

FREE DRESS (K-4) to students for parents’ attendance at the February 3rd meeting.

Saturday, February 11:

KINDERGARTEN INFORMATION MEETING

1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. This is an open house for parents interested in our kindergarten program for the 2017/2018 school term. The meeting will be in the kindergarten classroom. Childcare is available.

Our program is an advanced curriculum; attendance is mandatory and a prerequisite for enrollment. Even though you may have had a child(ren) in our kindergarten before, you are required to attend. Please be on time, as this meeting will begin promptly at 1:00 p.m.

PRESCHOOL OPEN HOUSE, 1 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.: Come see what all the excitement is about in our preschool. We offer an excellent early childhood curriculum in a safe, loving, and caring environment.

Monday, February 13:

Raffle Tickets are coming home with students!

Wednesday, February 15:

End of II Trimester (53 days)

Friday, February 17

NO SCHOOL – ALL STUDENTS

Teachers’ CPR training & In-Service Day

Monday, February 20:

PRESIDENTS’ DAY NO SCHOOL, (all students)

Friday, February 24:

Parent/Teacher Conferences

School dismissed at noon. DAYCARE will be available for FULL-TIME preschoolers and kindergartners.

PRESCHOOL OPEN HOUSE on Saturday, FEBRUARY 11th from 1 p.m. – 2 p.m.:

Lea’s offers one of the best affordable, early childhood program in the city of Hayward. The teachers are nurturing and patient. This is a very informal setting; tell your family members and friends who are looking for a “homey” school about our open house!

KINDERGARTEN MEETING, February 11, at 1 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.:

There will be a formal meeting held in the kindergarten classroom for parents interested in our advanced curriculum. We offer a full-time, kindergarten program, before/afterschool childcare in a loving environment. The meeting will begin promptly at 1 p.m.

SHARE THE NEWS ABOUT OUR SCHOOL’S OPEN ENROLLMENT ~ FLYERS for Lea’s Christian School

If you are happy with your child’s learning, social, and spiritual growth, please spread the news of what a hidden treasure our little school is to the community. Tell your family, friends, or colleagues who want their children to be challenged academically, learn about God, and to respect each other; let them know about our unique school. We’ll have flyers at the parent meeting on Friday for you to post at church, work, or give to friends.

REFERRALS: $50 OFF-OF-TUITION:

We are offering a $50 discount towards tuition for any referrals to Lea’s upon acceptance and passing probation.

VALENTINE’S DAY PARTIES on Tuesday, February 14:

Traditionally, the parties are planned and celebrated within each classroom. Students need to bring a lunch as usual. School will be dismissed at the usual time, 3:30 p.m. The party sign-up sheets are now posted in each classroom.

FREE DRESS on TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 14, for students whose parents attended the February 3rd Parents’ Club meeting.

The following article of clothing are NOT allowed on free dress day, sweat clothes, tank tops, long skirts, camouflage/army-styled clothing, or violent graphic T-shirts. Shoes must be safe for playground activities as always; boots are never allowed.

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 24: TEACHERS’ IN-SERVICE DAY ~ NO SCHOOL:

Teachers will be using this day to take a refresher course in CPR/first aid and working on report cards.

WESTERN ROUNDUP DINNER/AUCTION ~ RAFFLE TICKETS comes home with student on Monday, February 13!

There are great prizes to be won; first prize is $800, second prize is a Sony laptop, and third prize is $200!!!! The ticket cost is as following: 1 ticket for $5 or 5 tickets for $20. Remember to buy for yourself and “sell, sell, sell” to family members, friends, and co-workers! All monies will benefit the children of Lea’s; whether it’s used for classroom supplies, playground improvements, computer software, or media, etc. Ms. Ho is in charge of the raffle tickets this year, and if you would like more raffle tickets, please see her after school.

SMALL PRIZES will be given to students for returning raffle tickets ~ When your student turns in your tickets to Ms. Ho; she will be giving them little treats. Mrs. Stump will have small treats for the preschoolers. We would like for you to send BACK the same envelope when ordering more tickets. REMEMBER we are the “green machine;” we REDUCE, REUSE, AND RECYCLE at Lea’s!

V.I.P. TABLE:

At Friday’s Parents’ meeting, you will be given the chance to bid on the VIP table at the dinner/auction. Mrs. Yoshida will have the table beautifully set for you and your guests. The table is placed in front of the stage, giving you the best viewing of items to be auctioned. The fourth-grade students will be waiting on you; therefore, no waiting in line for your meal. The bidding is opened to everyone…come and be the envy of everyone at the event; let the bidding begin!

CHABOT COLLEGE FIELDTRIP:

The Lion Cubs and primary grade students (K-4) will be seeing a theatrical performance of “Charlotte’s Web,” on Tuesday, February 21. Please sign and return the permission slip by Friday, February 3.

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FIELDTRIP PERMISSION SLIP

Charlotte’s Web”

RETURN PERMISSION SLIP BY FRIDAY, February 3

___________________________________ has my permission to walk to-and-from Chabot College and attend

the theatrical production of “Charlotte’s Web”, on Tuesday, February 21, 2017, from 9:20 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

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Parent’s Signature Date

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