TerraNichol Academy of the Arts

Weekly Blog January 4th-8th, 2016

January Learning Labs

A busy first week back was had by all as everyone was eager to get back to routine, and back to exploring! The weather seemed to cooperate just perfectly with the cooler temperatures for us to explore Winter. In the writing workshop students have been writing and sketching about a winter wonderland. They have also been illustrating and writing about the Eric Carle story Polar Bear Polar Bear What do you Hear? The outdoor learning labs were prepared with frozen sensory tables, building marshmallow sculptures, and extension of our dot art project, penguin math games, snow exploration, and of course gross motor exploration!
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In the Atelier (art studio) Art Appreciation

January is International Creativity Month. Students are being encouraged to explore different mediums, techniques and to be creative! The Dot Art Project inspired by the story The Dot by Peter Reynolds encourages students are invited to leave their mark! Color blending and color naming!

-Start with a dot, and see where it takes you...

TerraNichol Cafe

Our little Barista's serving organic Cafe Lattes, Cappuccinos, Espressos, Tea, Frappuccinos, Smoothies, and Coffee Amercianos.

Also on the menu warm muffins, croissants and fresh organic fruit.

Thank you to the Olmstead Family (Xander and Oona's Family) for our new coffee machine the students love it.

Sweet Potato Project Part 1

Wow we think we set a world record for the biggest sweet potatoes. Thank you to Aldous mommy for planting them and for Moizelle and her mommy harvesting our crop. Students hauled, washed, examined, weighed, and traced the sweet potatoes. We are planning on what to do next. Many students are very eager to eat them!

2016-2017 Registration

Planning Ahead

Enrollment for 2016-2017 School Year

Based on many inquiries to the school about new enrollment for the 2016-2017 school year we will be sending out re-enrollment for our existing students and siblings early in February.Typically we do this in March but because of the volume of interest for next year however we need to evaluate space in the program for new incoming students. Be on the watch for information coming out to all families in February.

Re-enrollment forms and Registration Fee submitted by the deadline will guarantee the student's space for the upcoming school year.

Handyman Needed!

Calling anyone handy with shade sails. We are needing to replace and rehang our sail over the sandboat as well as our outdoor stage. If you are interested in helping please drop us an email. Many thanks. Of course it will go towards your volunteer hours!

Mark Your Calendars

School Photos: For those who signed up with Jennifer Arp Photography school photos are Monday January 25th, 2016!
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School Closed

School will be closed on Monday January 18th, in observance of MLK Jr Day
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Thank you VanBlarcom Family

Our front parent area looks marvelous! Thank you for the landscape work replacing our landscape timbers, mulch, and just some tender love and care. Even Emmagrace did her part hauling mulch! We think it looks lovely!
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Stella Bunny Volunteer

Thank you to the Mayer family for caring for Stella bunny August-December by suppling fresh treats and play yard supplies. We are in need of a Stella Bunny volunteer for January-June. Volunteer would supply fresh food, snacks, and play yard supplies such as newspaper, cedar chips, and hay. We could break up the months for example if someone wanted to volunteer for January-March or April-June. Two volunteers would be help as well.

Thank you to Oscar's Mommy Laura for helping out with Stella Bunny.

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New Parent Volunteer Opportunities!

Calling all Painters

We have a few projects around the campus that we are hoping to be completed. We are looking for volunteers for the following:

-painting our rain barrel on the playscape (see sample painted rain barrel as it would match the school building.)

-repainting the front chalkboard with chalkboard paint as well as retouching the wooden trim

-repainting our wooden welcome sign.

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Thank you for our Amazon Wish List gifts.

Thank you to the Knapp Family for our new scooter. The students love all the new scooters.

Thank you To Oona and Xander's daddy for assembling all our new scooters.

Stella bunny says "Thank you for my new walking harness." We are not sure who purchase the lovely gift for Stella as it had no Gift Note.

Valentino says "Thank you for my new ball." We are not sure who purchase the lovely gift for TINO as it had no Gift Note.

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TerraNichol Academy of the Arts

Next up coming Tour Monday January 11th, 2016 @4:30.

RSVP Click on the link to submit an letter of intent prior to the tour.


TerraNichol Academy of The Arts School is the kind of school parents expect, educators celebrate and children adore. Our approach to learning celebrates the great potential of young children, with the goal of nurturing self-motivated, life-long learners. The learning labs are guided by our Master Teachers as well as the Founder of TerraNichol Academy of The Arts Preschool with low teacher-to-child ratio to allow for one-on-one engagement and thoughtful observation. Join our small community school for a backstage tour and be inspired by our thoughtful team of Early Childhood Educators here at TerraNichol Academy.

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Come learn about the values for children in the program:
Being a home away from home
connecting children to their families
helping children to be powerful and active
being a steward of the natural world
seeing oneself as a capable learner
recognizing and being curious about
We provide a school environment that is beautiful and taken care of with an attitude of care so that parents, children, and teachers want to come to school everyday.
It is with intelligent heart and courage that we continue our goals and vision to continue to proceed the work of a child.