Dear Teddy Bear Parents,
Our first week of school has gotten off to a great start! The children have adjusted to a new classroom schedule and are enjoying the varied activities. We will send these classroom newsletters home periodically to keep you informed. Please keep the newsletter handy for easy reference.
Beginning this week, we will start reviewing colors. We will be using various books and types of children’s literature as a theme for our review of colors. We will review our colors over the next few weeks incorporating fine motor activities, science, math, and literacy. We will have many fun projects with this theme-be sure to ask your child about them.
The Teddy Bears will be attending chapel with the K-4 children every week. The teachers take turns giving a short lesson and the children participate in special songs. A collection is taken at chapel and money collected is donated to numerous worthwhile charities. You may send money for the collection with your child on Wednesday mornings. We will have envelopes available on the sign-in table. Our first chapel day will be Wednesday, August 30th.
Our first book order will be sent home. Book orders are an inexpensive way to add to your home library. Research has shown that children who are read to at home each day are usually better students. If you wish to order, please return the forms by the date printed on the back.
Our gift catalog sale will start on Friday, August 25th. Please support the school with this fundraiser. The few fundraisers we have really do help us keep our school refurbished and keep the tuition rates low. We are looking for 100% Teddy Bear participation.
Our first Parent Club meeting of the year is scheduled for Friday, September 22nd at 6:00 pm. There will be a simple buffet dinner and a short meeting will follow. At this meeting the procedure for our Disaster Drill on September 29th will be reviewed. Be sure to attend!
The Teddy Bear class this year is constantly busy with varied activities. Our goal is to provide a stimulating learning environment as well as a caring place for your child. You can help us by reading these notes carefully and making sure your child is ready to participate in each activity. We look forward to seeing you at our Parent Information Night on Monday, September 11th.