Parents’ Page – January 2019
“Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men!” Luke 2:14
From your Administrator – Mia Lynch
This is going out early so you have time to read and be prepared for Monday, January 7, our first day back for students. Please remember when buying school snacks for the new year we do have some classes that have students with peanut allergies. We want to keep them safe so avoid sending your child’s snacks with peanut ingredients.
What promising gifts a new year brings. An entire year’s worth of wonderful opportunities given to us one sunrise at a time. We hope your family has a wonderful Christmas Holiday.
Everyone can recharge and be ready to get back to school. Each day is exciting for us with young children. We marvel at how they are growing and happy to share in their discovery of new experiences and accomplishments. They grow so fast and learn so much in these young years.
It is now cold and flu season. If your child has any of the usual signs associated with a virus, please keep them home. It is difficult to concentrate on class activities when you are not feeling good. There are always expectant Moms and families with newborns or very young children that should not be exposed unnecessarily to these viruses. Remember to call the office when your child is going to be absent. We care about our students and want to know when they are not feeling good. It also helps us explain to their classmates when one of their friends is not in class.
Even though your tuition envelopes will be going out before we leave for Christmas break, tuition won’t be due until we return. You may turn them in on January 7th or January 8th whichever day is your first day back from the break.
I want to take some time to explain a little of what students are learning while they are here. This month let’s start with scissor skills. Did you know while students are working on cutting they are accomplishing these tasks? They are building handwriting muscles - cutting allows a child to build up the tiny muscles in the palm of their hand with the continuous opening and closing of the hand, improves bilateral coordination - this means that cutting uses both sides of the body at the same time while each hand is performing a different task (one hand is cutting the other is moving the paper), improves spatial reasoning – once kids cut out their pieces, they generally have to assemble them into some sort of craft project, improves eye-hand coordination – in order to use scissors effectively, children have to use their vision, process what is seen, and move their hands to accomplish a task, introduces concept of the tripod fingers – cutting requires a child to use their thumb, forefinger and middle finger together, the same team of fingers are required to properly hold a pencil for good handwriting, and builds confidence – working with scissors is a kill that improves quickly with practice, the more children are asked to cut with scissors, the better they get. Watch as kids feel and see improvement in this area within a short time = major confidence booster! Now, you can appreciate how important the skill of cutting is to young learners.
In the second semester, if you would like for your child to get more class time before going off
to Kindergarten or the Pre-K class this fall there are still a few openings in the Tuesday and Thursday
Pre-Ks or Middlers. Talk to Mrs. Bange or Mrs. Espinosa for Pre-K or Mrs. Johnson or Mrs. Misutka
for Middlers if you’re interested.
We are looking forward to welcoming everyone back in 2019. We might be getting another student in January her name is Abby and her brother went here for two years.
We will continue with our colors, this month it is white, our number will be 5 and our letters will be M, N, and O.
Remember if we have a few days off due to weather conditions we will just continue on and do a little catch up.
Have a wonderful January and God Bless,
Ms. Schroder and Mrs. Bleifield
Welcome back and happy New Year! A new year means new beginnings. We will be working on the letters L, M, & N and crafts to go along with them. We will also be incorporating the winter season.
Please remember to dress the students in winter gear; hats, gloves, snow boots with the ability to change into tennis shoes if they need too. Also please change their spare clothes in their bags to winter clothes if you haven’t already done so.
With the winter season here and a possibility of snow, pay close attention to school delays and cancellations on channels WDTN (2) and WHIO (7). If road conditions are dangerous and the school districts find it necessary to delay or close school, we will follow their lead. Watch for our posting Spin-Kemp Christian Preschool in the child care center and business section.
Looking forward to the new year and all the great things winter brings!
Blessings for the New Year,
Mrs. Johnson and Mrs. Misutka
Welcome back to 2019! January 7th will be our first day back from the Christmas
Holiday. We hope you enjoy your Christmas Season with family and friends. We are looking forward to the second half of our school year.
As the second semester begins, keep encouraging your child to do their best. Most students have earned their birthday sticker on the skill charts. We will now begin to focus on learning their phone numbers. Please work on this skill with your child at home. This month we will be working on recognizing our last name, starting the teen family of numbers, letters, and patterns.
There will not be any school on Monday, January 21st in honor of Martin Luther King Day.
Our time will fly as it did in the first semester so hold on tight and enjoy the learning.
Warm winter blessings,
Mrs. Bange and Mrs. Espinosa