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DECEMBER REMINDERS

They will call Immanuel, which means ‘God is with us.’”

Monday, December 11, 2017

Good day to each of you!

We are sure that you are caught up in the hustle bustle that this time of year brings. We are definitely in the Advent season as we prepare for our Christmas pageant, continue to learn the songs for our Christmas caroling at Bethesda, make Christmas cards for the residents of Calvary’s, Witt Manor and Witt Two, retirement facilities for seniors, collect toys for the Salvation Army toy drive, and decorate our classrooms.

CHRISTMAS GIFT EXCHANGE presents are due on Monday, December 18.
SALVATION ARMY TOY DRIVE FOR THOSE IN NEED:

We know that this toy drive is special to our parents as children are close and dear to our hearts no matter whose child it is. We are thankful for the outpouring of love you have demonstrated. May our Father’s continual blessings flow upon each of you for your giving.

BETHESDA (K-4 students):

Wednesday, December 20, is our fieldtrip to Bethesda. We could use more help with transporting students; if you can take a couple of hours off, please do. If our singing doesn’t put you in the Christmas spirit, nothing else will! We will leave the school at 9:15 a.m. and return approximately by 10:45 a.m. at the latest.

DRIVERS’ INFORMATION:

If you are planning to drive, please check with your child’s teacher to make sure your driver’s information is current.

K-4 STUDENTS will need CARSEATS on Wednesday, December 20.

CHRISTMAS ATTIRE:

We would like the children to wear Santa hats (optional). You may find the hats at most department/drug stores. Students may wear holiday attire such as a fancy dress, sweater or turtleneck with CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS, i.e., candy canes, Christmas trees, reindeer; otherwise, they need to wear their uniforms. If your child is not dressed in Christmas attire or uniform, he/she will be allowed to play in the classroom and not on the playground. No blue jeans!

IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING THURSDAY, DECEMBER 21!
  • We invite you to our Christmas program which will begin at 9:20 AM in the chapel.

  • NOON DISMISSAL for K-4 students and Preschool 9:00-3:30 students

  • DAYCARE is available for FULL-TIME KINDERGARTNERS AND PRESCHOOLERS at the preschool.

Primary grade students may wear Christmas attire on this day as well. Christmas attire has holiday decorations on them (as previously mentioned). If not, uniforms must be worn, i.e. students can wear their red polo/sweatshirts. Remember shoes must be safe for playground activities. No boots or sandals are allowed at school at any time.

(K- 4) CHRISTMAS PARTY, Thursday, December 21:

If you can help with setting up, serving students, and clean up, please let us know; to those of you

signed up already “THANK YOU!”

CHRISTMAS PARTY ~ SIGN-UP LISTS ARE POSTED in the Breezeway
AUCTION ITEMS:

This is a great time to take advantage of all of the super deals that are happening at the shopping malls/stores! If you see any bargain that is just too good to pass up, why not buy one for yourself and for our upcoming auction. Did you get a great “door buster” deal and don’t need it? Consider donating it to the auction. All donated items are tax deductible! Themed baskets will be assembled for the auction as well. Consider buying a gift card to place in the baskets, gift cards make the baskets more appealing and often bring a higher bid for its purchase.

We are so thankful to our parents who selflessly give of their energy and time to help our school be “Tiny but mighty!”

DECEMBER CALENDAR
December 1-19:

Salvation Army toy drive underway.

Friday, December 15:

Bethlehem Express” family event at Calvary at 6 p.m. All are welcome ~ there will be games, crafts, and more

Monday, December 18:

Gifts for student’s gift exchange due at school today!

Tuesday, December 19:

December toy drive comes to an end.

Wednesday, December 20:

K – 4, Bethesda Retirement Center, 9:15 am.

Appropriate dress: uniforms or HOLIDAY ATTIRE. NO BLUE JEANS!!!

We will need many drivers to help with transportation. The sign-up sheet is posted.

Thursday, December 21:

Christmas program @ 9:20 AM

Parents are invited, please come!

Appropriate dress (K-4): holiday attire

Preschoolers are invited to wear holiday dress HOLIDAY ATTIRE ~ NO BLUE JEANS! (K-4)

Christmas Party (K-4)

Students DO NOT need to bring a lunch. A sign-up sheet for our special luncheon is posted.

Preschool Christmas Party ~ If you DID NOT BUY hot lunch, your FULL-TIME preschooler NEEDS a LUNCH!

Preschool 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM schedule and K-4 students will be DISMISSED AT 12NOON

DAYCARE is available for FULLTIME PRESCHOOLERS & KINDERGARTNERS

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 22

DAYCARE is available for FULL-TIME PRESCHOOLERS & KINDERGARTNERS!

PRIMARY GRADES: CHRISTMAS VACATION: DECEMBER 22 – JANUARY 5

PRESCHOOL CLOSED: DECEMBER 25 – JANUARY 2

MONDAY, JANUARY 8: SCHOOL resumes for PRIMARY GRADES and

PRESCHOOL CLOSED: DECEMBER 25 – JANUARY 2

DAYCARE AVAILABLE for FULL-TIME PRESCHOOLERS and KINDERGARTNERS:

Wednesday, January 3 – Friday, January 5, 2018!

UPCOMING NEW YEAR DATES:
  • Monday, January 8: School resumes for all

  • Monday, January 15: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. NO SCHOOL

  • Tuesday, January 16: Spell-a-thon kick off (K – 4)

  • Jog-a-thon kick off (Preschool)
  • Monday, January 29: National School Choice Week

  • Thursday, February 1: Primary grades ~ Spell-a-thon tests

  • Friday, February 2: Parents’ Club meeting, @ 7 p.m.

  • Wednesday, February 7: 100th Day of School celebration

May God’s peace abide and be with each of you as we prepare for our Savior’s birth!

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