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November 18, 2021

Gratitude - The Secret of Life

“Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow” — Melody Beattie

Life is a journey - always learning, always growing. This time of the season sparks the reflection of being thankful for both the beauty in life as well as the trials. However, a lifestyle of being grateful is more than a once a year feeling - it is a state of being. I've learned the difference of choosing to look for the smallest thing to be grateful for in any situation vs focusing on negative, tough situations. There is always hope, always good wholesome people out there willing to support, love and edify. Find these people to surround your self with these people and choose to become that person as well. Small acts of kindness, gratitude and being there for someone has the potential to change the world!

Every day I wake up grateful for each child, each parent/caregiver and each one of our incredible staff. Thank you for sharing this season of your families life with us - it's an honor!

Enjoy this little article!

Picture Retake: December 7, 2021

Dear Parents,

Attached you will find a PDF of our school’s retake picture day flyer. **Online ordering for retakes ends at 7am DAY OF PICTURES! The PDF is hyperlinked directly to our schools online ordering event. All that needs to be done to go to our online event is to click anywhere on either page of the attached PDF. This will then take you directly to our schools ordering page. You can also access the online ordering portal by going to and entering our schools event password (located on the 2nd page of this PDF). You may also print this order form and attach a check or cash and bring it in on picture day!

Candice Fry

MJ Thomas Photography

Data & Flyer Department

970.241.2467 EXT. #219

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Fun Fact!

Did You Know?

78% of children who attend preschool go on to outperform their peers academically.

Parents Corner


According to mental health specialists, infant and early childhood mental health includes three areas of development which are:

  • Relationships – A child’s ability to form secure attachment relationships with their parents or caregivers and healthy relationships with their peers.
  • Emotions – A child’s ability to experience and show a full range of emotions and learn to manage those feelings with the support of a nurturing adult.
  • Discovery and Learning – A child’s ability and confidence to explore their surroundings, try new things, and learn.

The foundation for strong mental health:

Researchers share that the foundation for strong mental health is built on children’s early experiences and relationships.

  • Even though life may not be perfect, nurturing relationships can buffer kids from the effects of adversity and toxic stress and help them grow up to feel good about themselves and the world around them.

  • When babies and children experience love and acceptance, they can enjoy healthy relationships with others and thrive. That means that ANYONE who’s involved in a child’s life can contribute to strengthening their social and emotional well-being.

  • Alongside experiencing caring relationships, supporting parents is also critical to improving children’s social and emotional well-being.

When a family’s needs are met, parents’ stress is reduced, which lessens the pressure on children, too. That means that as we build genuine relationships with families around us and connect them to resources in the community, we also nurture IECMH.


Cool Home Activity

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No School Wednesday, Nov. 24 & Thursday, Nov. 25

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