Child Care Chalkboard

December 1-31

Theme of the Month: Advent

Winter Car Seat Safety

Studies have shown that you should remove your child's winter coat before placing them in the car seat. This has been on the news lately so we wanted to bring it to your attention. Click on the link below to see a YouTube video explaining the danger of wearing a winter coat in a car seat.

Items for Winter

It's time to start bringing winter clothing. Please make sure your child has mittens, hat and a winter jacket. Snow pants and boots are a must once the snow starts to fly, but some children also like them for warmth before the snow.

We do take the children outside at least once a day. Our outdoor policy reads:

We try to go outside every day. We are not staffed to keep children inside when everyone else is outside. Please make sure your child has the proper clothing to go outside every day. Our policy in the winter is as follows:

15 degrees and below – Don’t go out

16 – 25 degrees – 30 minutes max.

26 degrees and above – Staff discretion

Parent/Teacher Conferences

We will be offering Parent/Teacher Conferences for all children that attend 3 or more days each week. The conferences will be Monday, December 2nd and Thursday, December 5th . Please make sure you have signed up or spoken with your child's teacher. As a reminder, Ms. Faris will be at the church from 6 to 8pm to watch children so you can attend the conference child free.

Trinity Lutheran Christmas Craft Festival

When: Saturday, December 7 10:00am-3:00pm

Where: Trinity Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall

What: Join us for a little Christmas shopping with local craftsmen, some homemade treats to keep you going through the holiday season or stop by just to chat and have a cup of coffee. We will have prizes for kids, and we are raffling off a fully lit and decorated Christmas tree.

Christmas Shopping-Kid Free! Saturday, Dec. 14th

Let the Trinity Lutheran School 7th and 8th graders (with parent chaperones) watch your kids for a day while you take a day to shop for Christmas or just enjoy a kid free day!

Location: Trinity Lutheran School Gym

Date/Time: December 14th 10:00 am--4:00 pm (you choose hours, min 3 hr)

Price: $5 per hour per kid--additional donations gladly accepted

Lunch: Kids bring lunch or pizza/drink provided for additional $4

Activities: Kids will have the opportunity to run around the gym, create crafts, watch Christmas movies, etc.


Sign up: Deadline- Dec. 7th, Sign up at School Office, Child Care Office, or Church Office. Permission slip MUST be completed and children must be potty trained

Payment: Cash or check (payable to TLS) at time of sign up or when kids are dropped off

LEST FUNDRAISER

Jesus' Birthday Party

We will be having a party for Jesus' Birthday at two different times on Monday, December 23.

LDC/BDC

10:00-11:00 in the church fellowship hall followed by gym time

You may send a snack for your child to share. We will be providing cake and juice. Please plan for 33 children total, or 5 roly polys, 12 wiggleworms and 16 butterflies.

BH/YC

1:00-2:00 in the church fellowship hall followed by gym time

You may send a snack for your child to share. We will be providing cake and juice. Please plan for 40 children total, or 15 beehive and 25 youth center.

Closed for Christmas

We will be closed December 24 & 25, and January 1. Have a Merry Christmas!

Kids Say the Darndest Things

The Beehive set up in the Dramatic Play area as a Baby Childcare. One of the 5 year olds was in there by herself and started counting the babies, "1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6." She threw up her hands and exclaimed, "I can't take care of all these babies!"

Immunization Update

When your child receives new immunizations, please bring those records in to the office. We must keep immunizations up to date on all children. Our records are checked yearly to make sure all children are current. Thank you for your help in this matter.

Cold & Flu Season--Sick Policy

For the protection of all the children, and our staff, your child should be kept at home if any signs of illness are showing such as:

a. Temperature of 101 degrees or more (must be fever free without medication for 24 hours before returning) or 100 degrees if other symptoms are present

b. Sore or discharging eyes, ears or throat

c. Intestinal disturbance, diarrhea, or vomiting (must be free of symptoms for 24 hours before returning)

Little Daycare and Big Daycare

Bible Stories

December 2-6
RP: Jesus’ Birth, Luke 2:1-21

LDC: The Angel visits Mary, Luke 1:26 – 33, 46 - 55

BDC: God gets ready to send the Savior, Luke 1:5-25, 57 - 80

December 9-13

RP: Simeon and Anna, Luke 2:22-38

LDC: Jesus is born, Luke 2:1-7

BDC: Jesus is born, Luke 2:1 – 7, 19

December 16-20

RP: The Wise Men, Matthew 2:1-12

LDC: Angels tell the Shepherds, Luke 2:8 - 18

BDC: Angels tell the Shepherds, Luke 2: 8 – 14

December 23-27

RP: Jesus Grows Up Luke 2:40-52

LDC: Shepherd’s Worship Jesus Luke 2:16-20

BDC: Shepherds worship Jesus, Luke 2:15 - 20

Field Trips and Activities

12/6: No gym (Trinity School has a Basketball Tournament 12/5 - 12/7)

12/6: Library Fieldtrip 10:15-11:45 Wiggleworms only

12/12: Field trip to Glacier Gymnastics Wiggleworms Only 9:30-11:15

We will be going to Glacier Gymnastics to do some tumbling. Please dress your child in loose, comfortable clothing. No jeans please. We will bill you $10 for this field trip.

12/16 : Chapel with Pastor Cutler 10:00

12/19: Singing at Immanuel Lutheran Home/Retreat 9:30-10:45

12/20: Library Fieldtrip 10:15-11:45 Buttterflies only

12/23-1/3: No School Dist. #5 & Trinity – Christmas Break

12:23-1/3: Puppy Palace in the Gym or Sledding in the Big Field (Teachers' discretion)

12/23: Jesus' Birthday Party 10:00-11:00 (Roly Polys, Wiggleworms and Butterflies)

Feel free to send a snack to share

12/24 & 12/25: Child Care CLOSED – Christmas Eve & Day

12/26: Pajama Day/Movie on the Big Screen followed by gym play 10:00-11:30

We will watch a short G rated movie in the gym. Let's get comfy by wearing our new Christmas pajamas.

12/31: Visit the new Russell School playground (weather permitting) 10:30-11:30

1/1: Child Care CLOSED – New Year’s Day

1/3: Hayride with Farmer Jim 10:00-11:00

Farmer Jim will pull us around his property on his hay wagon.Please make sure your child has the proper attire to be out in the cold for 1/2 hour.

Happy Birthday

12/1 Jameson

12/8 Miss Ashley

12/15 Zigh

12/25 Jonas

Beehive

Concept of the Month: Numbers 1-15

Bible Story

December 2-6
Daniel in the Lion’s Den, Daniel 6

Letter of the Week: Hh

December 9-13
An Angel’s Announcement, Luke 1:5-25, 57 – 80

Letter of the Week: Kk

December 16-20

Jesus is born, Luke 2:1 – 20

Letter of the Week: Review F,B,L,T,H,K

December 23-27
Worship the Baby Jesus, Matthew 2:1 – 12

Letter of the Week: None

Field Trips and Activities

12/6: No Gym (Trinity School has a Basketball Tournament 12/5 - 12/7)

12/9: Library Fieldtrip 10:00-11:15

12/16 : Chapel with Pastor Cutler 10:00 & 4:30

12/19: Singing at Immanuel Lutheran Home/The Retreat 9:30-10:45

12/23-1/3: No School Dist. #5 & Trinity – Christmas Break

12:23-1/3: Puppy Palace in the Gym or Sledding in the Big Field (Teachers' discretion)

12/23: Jesus' Birthday Party 1:00-2:00

Feel free to send a snack to share

12/24 & 12/25: Child Care CLOSED – Christmas Eve & Day

12/26:Pajama Day/Movie on the Big Screen followed by gym play 1:30-3:30

We will watch an approved movie in the gym. Let's get comfy by wearing our new Christmas pajamas.

12/27: Bowling at Pin-n-Cue 9:00-11:30

Please make sure your child is wearing socks. We will bill you $3.25/game

3/31: New Year's Crafts

1/1: Child Care CLOSED – New Year’s Day

1/2 Sledding at Lawrence Park 10:00-11:30

Please make sure your child has hat, gloves, snowpants, boots and a coat for this field trip. If you child would like to bring a sled from home, please make sure it is labeled.

1/3: Hayride with Farmer Jim 1:45-2:45

Farmer Jim will pull us around his property on his hay wagon. Please make sure your child has the proper attire to be out in the cold for 1/2 hour.

Happy Birthday

12/9 Easton

12/15 Gunner

Youth Center

Field Trips and Activities

12/16: Chapel with Pastor Cutler 4:30

12/23-1/3: Trinity & District #5 No school

Please be sure to send a sack lunch with your child

12/23: Jesus’ Birthday Party - Church Fellowship Hall 1:00-2:00

Feel free to send a snack to share

12/24- 12/25: Childcare closed

12/26: Pajama Day/Movie on the Big Screen followed by gym play 1:30-3:30

We will watch an approved movie in the gym. Let's get comfy by wearing our new Christmas pajamas.

12/27: Bowling at Pin-n-Cue 9:00-11:30

Please make sure your child is wearing socks. We will bill you $3.25/game

12/30 Ice Skating at Stumptown Ice Den 12:30-3:30

Please make sure you child has appropriate clothing for ice skating. We will bill you for this field trip: $5 with rental skates, $3 with own skates.

3/31: New Year's Crafts

1/1: Child Care CLOSED – New Year’s Day

1/2 Sledding at Buffalo Hill Golf Course 10:00-11:30

Please make sure your child has hat, gloves, snowpants, boots and a coat for this field trip. If you child would like to bring a sled from home, please make sure it is labeled.

1/3: Hayride with Farmer Jim 1:45-2:45

Farmer Jim will pull us around his property on his hay wagon. Please make sure your child has the proper attire to be out in the cold for 1/2 hour.

Christmas Break

The Youth Center will be open for the following no-school days:

Trinity & District #5--December 23-January 3 (Closed 12/24, 12/25, 1/1)

Please make sure to send a lunch with your child on these days.

Happy Birthday

12/6 Aleksa

12/9 Dexter

Menus

Family Style Meals

In our center we incorporate family style Meals. Family-style meals teach the children skills that are important for growth and development. Here are just a few examples; table manners, taking turns, sharing, communication, teamwork, math, and hand-eye coordination.

We encourage you as parents to also incorporate it into your family.

~Tips to use at home~

*Keep it simple(start small).

*Have serving bowls and utensils that are appropriate for your child to use.

* Be ready for accidents and have your child help clean them up without discouragement.

*Let your child help sent the table, even if it's just putting out napkins or cups.

* Have a variety of foods that are healthy and kid friendly, ask your child to help plan meals.

*Incorporate new foods and encourage your child to try them.

When having a family-style meal, encourages the child to try new things. At first they may take more than what they need, but after a while they will cut back and only take what they want.

Roly Poly Class: Under 2 years

Wiggleworm Class: 2-3 years

Butterfly Class: 3-4 years

BeeHive Class: 4-6 years

Youth Center: 6-12 years

About Us

Fax: 407-7049

Classroom Phone Numbers:

Office, RP and Wiggleworms: 756-8754

Butterflies: 756-2090

Busy Bees: 270-4463

Youth Center: 260-2004

Hours of Operation:

7am-6pm