Parents’ Page – November 2019
Let us come into His presence with thanksgiving: let us make a joyful noise to
Him with songs of Praise! Psalms 95:2
From Your Administrator – Mia Lynch
Wow! I can’t believe it is November. Time at Spin-Kemp always seems to fly by. It is hard to comprehend we are starting our third month of school. As the holidays approach, it is time to slow down (yes, I’m referring to Thanksgiving and Christmas) and reflect upon God’s greatness. Even when things look the darkest, we should feel blessed to live in this wonderful country of freedoms. Be still, and know that I am God. Psalms 46:10
We hope you had a lovely time with your child at Women’s Night. We want you to feel a part of the learning that goes on at Spin-Kemp. These nights also give you the opportunity to get to know other mothers and better acquainted with the teachers. This is something unique to Spin-Kemp.
On Monday, November 25th you are invited to come and share the morning snack. It’s nothing fancy just an opportunity have a morning treat with your child.
We always welcome new ideas on how to improve our preschool program and monthly newsletters. If you have any tips, please share them with us. We will talk about them in our staff meetings. To remain anonymous you may drop any suggestions in the tuition box by the school entrance.
As cold weather approaches….
Be sure to send your child to school with a warm jacket, hat and gloves. If we are blessed with a nice day, the children will go outside to play in the fresh air. Please have your child’s name on all clothing items; occasionally students will have the same style and color jacket, hat, gloves or scarf.
Parents that use the drop-off and pick-up by the glass doors: Remember to be on time at both drop-off and pick-up. In the morning the waiting students need to get to class and the teachers need to see who is dropping them off. It is important I leave the drop-off area at 8:35 a.m. each morning to deal with my other duties. If you don’t make it before 8:35a.m., you will have to come into the building to drop-off. It is also extremely important you pick-up by 12:00 p.m. the staff have other appointments, or jobs to get to.
I know it is seems quicker to get out of your car and walk past several cars to drop-off or pick-up but it only delays others behind you. The first car should pull up to within 3 feet of the awning so three cars at one time can let their children out or pick-up. This makes the line move more quickly for everyone.
You might want to check with your child’s teachers for what donations they need. The two things we use the most is paper towels and facial tissues.
You might have heard from your children we are practicing drills. Educational and childcare facilities are mandated by the state to conduct fire drills each month, wind drills during tornado season and lockdowns & evacuations four times per school term. I know that when we went to school we only did fire drills but we live in a constantly changing environment today and we must practice many different scenarios to keep students save.
Thank you so much for your Scholastic Book Orders. It helps us get new books and earn point to get other supplies they offer such as: games, puzzles, book & CD sets for the listening equipment, furniture and sit-up cushions.
I have 15 tuition envelopes that have not been returned. The envelopes are important - it gives you a visual payment record for each month, it assures that all families get a newsletter and calendar each month and helps the secretary keep the tuition payment organized when she turns them in to the preschool office.
HAPPY NOVEMBER BIRTHDAY TO:
Early Beginners: 20th ~ Finn H 22nd ~ Zander 24th ~ Dhalaynie T
Middlers: 5th ~ Rubi R.
I apologize to Nellie C. for omitting her October 24th Birthday
Pre-Ks: 1st ~ Cecilia V. 5th ~ Cohen C. 20th ~ Carmine K.
21st ~ Alexander H. (Xan) 21st ~ Paxton 26th ~ Adelynn
Thanksgiving Holiday starts Wed. 27st thru Fri. 29th. Classes resume Monday, December 2nd.
October was so busy with activities and special guests. November looks to the same. We want to send out a big thank you to the Librarian, Base Firefighters, and Kroger for giving us insight on what it is to be community helpers.
Everyone is doing their best in class as we continue to add new learning tasks. Keep checking the
“SHINING STARS” charts to see if your child needs help. We have been working on spelling and writing their first names. We will continue to improve on this task. Please help your child at home also.
Make sure to clean out your child’s tote bag each day. We do not want anyone to miss out on any special activity or event.
As we continue through November, our projects will reflect the season of Thanksgiving. We will discuss what we are thankful for, as well as respect, sharing, kindness and listening skills. We celebrate Thanksgiving each year with a Family Snack. Please come and share this time with your child and the school. Mark your calendar for Monday, November 25th.
Temperature has change and the mornings are quit chilly. Remember to have your child wear long sleeves and have a jacket or coat for outside playtime.
Mrs. Bange, Mrs. Novak and Mrs. Turner
Happy Thanksgiving! We are so grateful for our class and their families. We wish all of you a blessed Thanksgiving.
As we continue through November our projects will reflect the season of Thanksgiving. We will discuss
what we are thankful for, as well as respect, sharing, kindness and listening skills. We will be working
on the letters F, G, & H and the number three. Check the tote bags for projects and information on up coming events. Talk to your child about the work he or she brings home. They are proud of things they can do. Your interest encourages them to continue their learning process.
Mark your calendar for Monday, November 25th we will be celebrating Thanksgiving with a Family Snack. Please come and share this time with your child and the school.
There will be no school Wednesday, November 27st through Friday, November 29th for the Thanksgiving Holiday. We will see you Monday, December 2nd when classes resume.
Mrs. Johnson and Mrs. Misutka
This month we will focus on giving Thanks and for all the ways we can show our appreciation for others. We will be working on the letters G, H, and I as well as the color brown and the number 3.
We are working hard on learning our Thanksgiving songs for the Thanksgiving Feast. Mark your calendar for Monday, November 25th at 11:15 a.m. so you can join us for snack and hear our Thanksgiving songs. We are a small group but have a might voice when we sing together.
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving,
Ms. Schroder and Mrs. Turner
Now that the seasons are getting cooler please try to dress your child in long sleeves. I know parents pick and choose their battles and this doesn’t seem like one you want to battle over. If they give you a hard time, tell them this is how their teacher wants them to dress for school. The rooms are warm but if they have to do a wind drill the rest of the build is keep at a cooler temperature when it the other spaces are not in use.
Please remember to change out your child’s “change of clothes” for this season. They need to have long sleeve tees or shirts, socks and long pants or leggings. The bag might still have shorts and short sleeve tees which is not something suitable to change into if you have a spill or get wet from other activities. Some classrooms may keep the change of clothes in their tote and others have Ziploc bags in their room. If the later is the case just bring a new set of clothes and the teacher will assist you in transferring them and let you take the summer clothes home.
Nov. 8th ~ Scholastic Book Orders Due
Nov. 11th ~ Burkhardt Librarian’s visit
Nov. 13th ~ Music with Pastor Scott
Nov. 25th ~ Mini Thanksgiving Snack for Parents and Students in Fellowship Hall 11:15 a.m.
Nov. 27th- 29th ~ No School for Thanksgiving Holiday
Dec. 2nd ~ Classes Resume
HAPPY THANKSGIVING TO ALL OUR FAMILIES
THE SPIN-KEMP STAFF