Spin-Kemp Christian Preschool
Parents’ Page – January 2018
“Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, goodwill 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 Wednesday, January 3, 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 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 will be recharged and 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.
The Elder Beerman Community Booklet Sale profits were $450.00. The fundraisers are generally used to replace old learning equipment too expensive to fit into the yearly working budget.
This year the whole staff decided we needed to replace as many of our badly worn classroom tables as we could. Since the Church also uses our tables, they agreed to match what we could take out of our budget. This gave us enough money to replace 5 of the worst ones we had We were able to replace Mrs. Butcher and Mrs. Johnson’s tables but nothing was left for Mrs. Karmele’s room. Her 2 tables were going to cost an extra $448.00.
When we saw that the families raised $450.00 we knew this was the best time to get all the tables replace. The last two tables arrived Monday, December 10th and are being put to good use. Thanks to your hard work hopefully we won’t have to replace our tables for another 25 years. We appreciate your hard work in helping us achieve this goal.
In the second semester, if you would like for your child to get more class time before going off to Kindergarten in the fall there are still a few openings in the Tuesday and Thursday Pre-K class. Talk to Mrs. Butcher or Mrs. Bange if you’re interested.
Aaliyah 1/01 Ryder 1/06 Emma 1/12 Kinsley 1/28 Jazmyn 1/28 Mrs. Butcher 1/01
We wish all of our families a very blessed New Year. We hope that you enjoy your Christmas with
family and friends.
Now it is time to focus on the joys of winter. This month we will do crafts pertaining to this season like snowmen, penguins, polar bears and mittens. At this age, it is important to review their social skills for sharing, being a good listener and self-help skills on a daily basis.
Our class will continue the process of learning the alphabet and numbers. This month our letters will be L, M and N, the number 5 and the color blue. We will do different craft projects that will reinforce these letters, number and color.
Warm Winter Blessings,
Mrs. Johnson and Ms. Schroder
Welcome 2018! We hope everyone enjoyed their Christmas Season with family and friends. We are looking forward to the second half of our school year.
Snowmen, snowflakes, books, hot cocoa will be in order for January. The alphabet is coming along
with letters Q, S, P, J, and O to be focused on. Review of numbers, opposites, shapes and other basics
will also be covered.
We continue to encourage our class to write their names. If you can find some time to work with your child, it would be helpful as we are going to introduce last names. Many of the students are unsure of their last name it would be helpful if you talk about this with them.
Social skills are so important, we continue to talk about how to respect, to be kinds, and share with others. We also talk about how important it is to take care of our classroom toys and books.
There will not be any school on January 15th Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
Please replace your child’s change of clothes with winter items and always keep them in their tote. We want to remind everyone that we have a peanut allergy in our room. When you send in your child’s morning snack it must be peanut free so this student isn’t exposed to anything with peanuts. We would like for you to write your child’s name with a marker or place a piece of tape with his or her name on their snack. We have no way of recognizing whose snack it is without a name attached.
Blessings throughout 2018,
Mrs. Karmele and Mrs. Wolodkiewicz
Dear Preschool Parents,
January is here and that means it’s “back–to-school” time once again. I trust you had a great holiday with your loved ones and enjoyed the Spirit of Christmas.
It was such a blessing to hear and see the meaning of Christmas in your children’s voices and faces during our “Journey Back to Bethlehem” program. Thank you to all who were able to attend and enjoy the students’ performances.
As second semester begins, keep encouraging your child to do their best. Some students still
need to learn their phone number sticker, so check their big crayon chart to see where your child stands. We will begin right away with our address, so work on that at home. This month we will be working on recognizing our last name, starting the teen family (10-19) number, letters, blended letters and patterns.
Our time will fly as did first semester, so hold on tight and enjoy the learning.
Mrs. Butcher and Mrs. Bange
Spin-Kemp Christian Preschool
Parents’ Page – December 2017
For unto us a Child is born…… Isaiah 9:6
The Christmas season is upon us and the Staff and I wish you and your family a month full of wonder, joy and the spirituality that the miracle of our Savior’s birth brings.
We make every effort at preschool to convey the true spirit of Christmas to the students. You may see some evidence of Santa, for he is the symbol of the spirit of giving. You may hear some reindeer songs, but we will emphasize the celebration of Christ’s birth, for this is the real reason Christians celebrate!
Scholastic book orders are due Dec. 1st. This will allow them time to arrive before Christmas break. If you orders directly through the book club, please place your order on or before the Dec. 1st date. The points we earn with each book purchased allows us to get new books for the classrooms. Scholastic also has educational items, games, books with tapes and puzzles we can use the points on. Many of our puzzle and listening center books with tapes have come from Scholastic.
Books are excellent gifts for young readers or any reader for that matter. This is a wonderful way to promote literacy at home. I know many families use our public libraries which is great but for a child to have a favorite book they can have read over and over to them and not have to return it is special. I have many of the books my own children loved and will give them to my grandchildren as they become readers. Many are out of print now and it will be nice to pass them on.
If you have not turned in your fundraiser money, please do so in the next couple of weeks. I have placed an order for two new tables for the Middler class. All of our classrooms have needed new tables for a very long time. We have shuffled tables around and did as many repairs as possible on them but everything eventually wears out. With trying to keep our tuitions affordable, we just couldn't fit it into our yearly budgets. We have gotten close with other fundraisers but not quite made it. This year it has finally happened. It will be nice to see all our students using brand new tables for the first time. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for helping us achieve this goal.
Our Christmas Program is Monday, December 18th at 11:15 a.m. in Fellowship Hall.
Please enter through the double glass door by the Church Sanctuary.
HO! HO! HO!
HAPPY DECEMBER BIRTHDAYS
Aimee 12th, Grant 4th, Michael 5th , Norah 30th , Mrs. Karmele 25th, Baby Jesus,
Mrs. Bange 28th,
We have had some parents asking if it is too late to send their children 5 days for the rest of the year Beginning in January, any (Pre-K) parent interested in signing their child up for the 5 day program is welcome to do so. Some parents don’t always want to start 5 days at the beginning of the year but find their child has matured enough to try it in the second half of the term. This is especially helpful for students going on to kindergarten in the fall. It allows students to experience attending five days that can make the transition to elementary school a little easier. If you are interested, please speak to your teacher to see if it is a good idea for your child. The tuition for five days is $260 per month.
Christmas time is here and we will spend this month talking about
Jesus’ Birthday. This is such an exciting time of year for the students.
We will be learning about Letters J and K, the color green, the
number 4, as well as the beauty and wonder of this magical season.
We will incorporate traditional winter crafts along with
the “reason for the season” crafts.
Remember to mark your calendars for our Christmas Program
Monday, December 18th at 11:15 a.m. in Fellowship Hall. Everyone is
welcome. We will also have our classroom Christmas party on December 18th
There will be a party sign-up sheet on our bulletin board in the classroom.
Christmas Break will start Wednesday, December 20th. Classes will resumes
Wednesday, January 3rd
May you and your family have a wonderful Christmas season filled
with the love of Jesus.
Many Holiday Blessings,
Mrs. Johnson and Ms. Schroder
Merry Christmas! We wish all our students and their families
a Blessed Christmas. Jesus is the reason for the season and we
will focus on all His Greatness. We are so grateful for Jesus in
our lives. We talk about how we see Jesus in our friends and
how to treat our friends as Jesus would treat them.
This is a short month with so much to pack into it. A review of
numbers 1-7 and our letters F, E, H, L, I, T, U, O, and C that
needs to be worked into our daily lesson plans Our projects will
reflect the Christmas season, along with books and songs.
We will have a Christmas Program on Monday, December 18th
this will be the Middlers last day of school before Christmas break.
Please arrive before 11:15 a.m. as our program will begin at 11:15.
Our students are young and they don’t like to wait. The students
will return to their classrooms after the program to remove their
choir collars and them dismissed to their parents.
Because some our students are here more than one year, we
like to vary the programs from year to year. This year the students
will sing Christmas Carols.
Have a Blessed Christmas,
Mrs. Karmele and Mrs. Wolodkiewicz
Dear Pre-K Parents,
Merry Christmas! It is December and that means there will
be many fun and festive activities all around for you to enjoy
with your family and friends.
December is also going to be a fast paced month in the
classroom with all the special projects we will be working
on for the holiday. We will be enjoying this special time of
the year in the classroom with all of our friends.
Remember to mark your calendar for our special
Christmas Program: December 18th at 11:15 a.m.
All are welcome to attend.
Christmas break will be December 20th –Jan 2nd. School
will resume bright and early on January 3rd. Our Christmas
Party will be December 18th and a sign-up sheet will be posted
on the bulletin board outside the classroom.
As you and your family celebrate the holidays, please include
the real reason for this season: JESUS. Teach your child or
children the true meaning of Christmas, the gift of Jesus so
many years ago. How great God’s love for us must be! Have a
blessed Christmas and enjoy this time of year.
Mrs. Butcher and Mrs. Bange
From Your Administrator – Mia Lynch
We are off to a great start! The school is full of happy voices playing and learning together. The classroom activities and schedules are becoming familiar. We want to thank you for helping your child with this new routine. Your child’s teacher has carefully planned their class schedules so the children will have a wonderful preschool experience. We want to encourage prompt arrivals both in the morning and at pick-up. Students feel the most comfortable when they all arrive and leave at the same time. I also have other duties to attend too after the car drop-offs and pick-ups. I will leave the drop-off at 8:30 a.m. and you will have to bring your child in after that time and if you come after 12:00 p.m. you will have to come in and pick-up with a late charge.
This month will be filled with many new experiences for the students. As the colors of autumn makes their appearance. It will be time to go on neighborhood walks and to create things with their collections of leaves, nuts and twigs. Please make sure you have signed any necessary permissions slips.
We know children look forward to Halloween, the Church does not like for children to come to school in costumes, so to get around this and still have a fun time we have a Fall Celebration. We need volunteers to make this a success. Please let the Teachers know if you can help on Festival day.
It is important for parents to be involved as much as possible. A long standing tradition at Spin-Kemp is Women’s and Men’s Nights. This was designed so you can go to class with your child and get a glimpse of the routine, crafts, circle time and songs the children sing. The first of these two nights will be Oct. 19 for the mothers.
It can get quite confusing in the morning when teachers are talking to so many parents. It is difficult to remember important information they receive. If I might suggest, please give the teachers a note with
any you would like for them to know for the day so they can refer
back to it after the students have settled in.
It is time for our Elder Beerman booklet fundraiser. This helps us keep our tuitions low by not taking large ticket items out of our operating budget. A booklet costs $5.00 and we are asking each family to sale 4 booklets. The school gets to keep all the proceeds from the sell and the purchaser will find a $10.00 coupon in their booklet to use at Elder-Beerman’s in Nov. Each class is given an equal share of the profits and may choose something for their room or combined the money for something for the whole school.
HAPPY, HAPPY OCTOBER BIRTHDAY
Pre-K: Hartlyn 10/4 Early Beginners: Holly 10/27 and Zayden 10/31
Happy fall everyone! This is such a great time of year. We are always grateful for God’s handiwork as he turns summer into a cool, crisp, canvas of colors. We are looking forward to exploring the wonders of fall with the children!
We will be learning D,E,F, the color orange and the number 2. The first week will be dinosaur week, which the students love. We talk about fire and fire safety at the end of the month. We will also make seasonal crafts as well.
Our Annual Women’s Night will be Monday Oct. 16th at 6:30 p.m. You will be able to come to preschool and enjoy participating in some fun activities with your child. There will be NO morning classes on that day.
A month this special deserves a Fall Celebration. Our Fall Festival will be Monday, Oct. 30th. We will need volunteers to help with the games. Watch our bulletin board for further details.
Parents, please send only what your child will eat in at snack time about 10 minutes. We are not allowed to send open food home due to any virus we may be sending home.
Enjoy the Season
Mrs. Johnson and Miss Schroder
Happy Fall! Wow this is a wonderful season to celebrate. Please dress your child to match the weather of the day. We do enjoy playing outside in the fresh crisp air.
As we work our way through October the focus will be on the numbers 3, 4 & 5, the letters are H & L with a review of both. Our projects will reflect the awesome fall colors. Please check the tote bag for projects and important information as we pass it along to you. On a daily basis we are working with the children on recognizing and writing their name.
As we come to class everyday all year we will be sharing lessons from God on how to treat others with respect, kindness, caring and sharing our toys. We have ongoing discussions at circle time on how to help others, being self sufficient and classroom duties. The students are also encouraged each and every day when to listen, when it’s ok to talk and when follow directions.
This month is Fire Safety Month. We have asked WPAFB Fire Dept. to stop by and give us a lesson in fire safety. We will also talk
about fire safety this month in class.
A Fall Harvest Celebration is at the end of the month! Volunteers are needed to help with the games and face painting. Watch for a sign-up sheet on the bulletin board.
Please get in touch with us if you have any questions or concerns. We are here for students and parents. Learning is a partnership between parents and teachers.
God is good,
Mrs. Karmele and Mrs. Wolodkiewicz
The nights are chilly the days are cooler, it must be October. Make sure your child dresses for the changing weather as we explore the seasonal changes outside. We will be going on a fall walk later in the month to enjoy all the colors of the season.
The first month of school started off with a bang! Continue to bring your listening ears and your caring hearts to school daily. As we find new friends and adventures along the way.
October will bring our Fall Festival at the end of the month and Moms’ Night. More information will be in your child’s tote bag about what you can do to help.
If you are interested in our five day program, please be sure to let us know we still have openings in that class. This is a good way to ease your child into all day kindergarten next fall.
Enjoy the season of autumn and all God’s beauty it will bring.
Mrs. Butcher and Mrs. Bange
Spin-Kemp Christian Preschool
Parents Page - Sept. 2017
This is the day the Lord has made; Let us rejoice and be glad in it! Psalm 118:24
From your Administrator – Mia Lynch
I want to thank the parents who attended Open House and Orientation. I hope we answered most of your questions and provided you with an informative presentation of our program at Spin-Kemp. We know from time to time other questions might arise, please feel free to ask the Teachers or myself, one of us will have the answer. If for some reason you could not attend the meeting make sure to ask the Teacher for your child’s Spin-Kemp tote bag and any classroom packet they gave out.
It is important to read the Parent Handbook you received in your registration packet, check the Classroom bulletin board daily and skim the School bulletin board ( located on the wall by the Noah’s Ark Mural in the playroom) for special announcements or the monthly school calendar
A FEW POLICY REVIEWS
New Snack Policy this Year
Parents are asked to send a daily snack in their child’s tote bag. This is not lunch just a small snack item. Send what your child likes, such as: a couple of cookies, snack size bag of chips or popcorn, go-gurt, a fruit,
veggies and dip, snack crackers, etc. No drinks please we serve water as the drink.
Happy September Birthday
Avery J. 9/4
Logan M. 9/11
Ann C. 9/18
Evelyn M. 9/23
Kiera W. 9/24
Mrs. Wolodkiewicz 9/9
If your child is not listed, it is because some registrations were not in when this was written.
As a rule, the lead teacher in each classroom will have a letter for the school newsletter. Since this is the first month of school, the Staff thinks this pretty much says what all students will be experiencing in some form or other this month.
Dear Spin-Kemp Parents,
We trust you had a wonderful summer and ready to start a new year. September is such an exciting month for teachers and students with new beginnings, new surroundings, new friends and new challenges.
We are looking forward to many different things to enjoy not only in the classroom, but also in the world outside our door. This year your child will explore the world of learning and develop many new readiness skills such as:
God’s Love and greatness Communication skills
Following directions Working and playing together
Counting and numbers Recognition of letters
Shapes, colors, and sizes Hands on arts and crafts
Large and fine motor skills Self-help skills
Develop a broader understanding of the world around them
Please take time to watch and listen to your child each day to find out what they have learned. We are glad to have your child in Spin-Kemp. We are looking forward to a wonderful school year. If you have any questions throughout these nine months, please feel free to ask any of us or Mrs. Lynch. We want you to feel apart of the learning process.
This is a time for the students and teachers to become acquainted and the students to become familiar with the classroom rules. This is one of the reasons we limit community visitors the first month. The students will meet Pastor Scott. We have a group assembly once a month, he plays guitar and teaches the children Christian youth songs
The Preschool offers parents the opportunity to encourage literature through the Scholastic Book Clubs. Your participation is not mandatory we have found it sparks an excitement for reading. The order forms are sent home each month. You may order through the school (checks only)or place an order on line with our special code. The book are sent to the school and distributed by your child’s teacher.
Our goal each year is to offer parents the lowest tuition we can and still meet budget. Due to this effort, we have two fundraisers per year in the fall and spring. A few parents have ask why we always do the Elder Beerman Community Sales Books, two reasons: they don’t cost us anything so we get 100% profit and they have a $10.00 coupon on each booklet. You can apply it to a more costly item or use it for something that just costs $10.00. The staff, parents and I (yes, I do buy some ) have used them in past years to get some good deals on children’s clothes, household goods, and gifts etc. These fundraisers help us splurge on items we cannot afford to add to our budget. I hope you will try to sell as many booklets as you can our students and teachers deserve those little extras for their classrooms.
Parents who need Drop Off and Pick Up
We had half of the student body needing this service last year. It got confusing for the Staff, due to it changing from week to week. We had parents wanting drop-off this week but not the next week or vise versa. It has to be more consistent this year. If you choose morning drop-off than it has to be on a regular basis or afternoon pick-up. If you want both drop-off and pick-up please keep your choice consistent.
We will have student name and class tags for each car let us know how many you need. These tags are to be displayed on the dash board so we can read them while you are in line. The line forms at the traffic cone by the glass doors.
Oh, yes! It’s time to begin thinking about the start of preschool.
The floors have been stripped and waxed for fall. The teachers will be returning August 28th to prepare their classrooms for the new school year which starts Tuesday, September 5th for the four and five day students and Wednesday, September 6th for three day a week students. See you soon.
Open House is Thursday, August 31, 2017
Please come for a short visit anytime between 10:00 a.m. 12:00 p.m. (so students may meet their Teachers and see their classroom). This is also a good time for parents that haven’t decided on a preschool.
Parent Orientation is Thursday, August 31, 2017
from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Please do not bring children (their special time is in the morning at open house) this is a time for parents to focus on school rules and ask questions. It is not necessary for both parents to attend this meeting, that way one parent can stay home and watch the children. You should bring the parent handbook that was in the registration packet, we will be referring to it during this time. The teachers will have hand outs and tote bags when the meeting moves to the individual classrooms, please be sure to get a tote for your child.
All health forms are due at Orientation
They must be filled in and signed by a physician with the examination date, physician’s address and phone number. These forms are required by the State of Ohio Licensing and a child cannot begin the first day of school at Spin-Kemp without a medical in his or her file.
We have a couple of staff offering to add days to their work week if anyone wants more than three day for their Early Beginner or Middler. Let us know at open house if this is something you would like to do. We realize not everyone wants their child to spend that much time away from home. It is just an opportunity to add to their learning and social skills.
As of June 1st, our classes are almost full for the coming school year. This is a friendly reminder if you haven’t made up your mind to register your child your time is running out. When we reach our licensing capacity we cannot accept any more students even if they are alumni.