Little School News
And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid. And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.
Luke 2: 8-12
Welcome to the season of Light!
December is here! This may be our favorite month of the year. Little School is bustling with Christmas celebrations and events. Watching the excitement of the season through 200 pairs of little eyes is a gift we get as educators that makes our jobs a true joy.
Not only will we celebrate the birth of Jesus this month, but we will also learn about the generous spirit of St. Nicholas on St. Nicholas Day. Our students will put one shoe under the Christmas tree in hopes that St. Nicholas visits them and fills their shoes with goodies while they attend our chapel service in the sanctuary.
Around the world are various celebrations that bring the light to this dark time of year. Our students will learn about a variety of other holidays celebrated by people around the world.
We want to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays. No matter what you celebrate during this month, we hope it brings, peace, joy, and hope for a wonderful new year.
We have a lot going on this month! Please read through this newsletter so you do not miss any important information!
With love and grace,
Director and Principal
December 4th and 5th: Explorers Informational Meeting 9:30am
December 6th and 7th: Chapel: St. Nicholas and Christmas Story Theme
December 13th and 14th: Christmas Programs
- 12/13 @9:15am-Katie Maldonado MW and F classes, Julie, Laura, Tiffany MWF, Katie Matthews, Katie Devlin MWF classes
- 12/13 @12:15pm-Jenn N, Kara C, Dawn/Shelley, Jennifer S. classes
- 12/14 @9:15am-Katie Maldonado TTH, Missy, Tiffany TTH, Amy, Kathy, Katie Devlin TTH
- 12/14 @12:15am-Deon, Sandi, Lindy, Kristi, Overman, Wolfe
December 18th and 19th: Pajama Day and Pancake Breakfast
December 21st-January 8th: No School Christmas Break
January 9th and 10th: First days back after Christmas Break
January 9th: REGISTRATION OPENS FOR CURRENT AND ALUMNI FAMILIES @9:00am (not before!)
-Soon, you will receive a Holiday Shop envelope in your child's bag. The envelope will ask you who your child is buying gifts for and how much they can spend on each person.
For example: Mom-$5.00, Dad-$5.00, sister age 3-$5.00.
-You will put money in the envelope and return the envelope to your child's teacher.
-When it's your child's turn to shop, assistant teachers will take them to the holiday shop so they can purchase gifts.
Gifts ranges in price from $3.00-$10.00. Please do not have your child buy for more than six people.
All proceeds for this event go to St. Luke's UMC, and while it is fun to see what your child picked out for you on Christmas day, this is an optional event.
Music Class News
There is magic all around in Little School music this month! We couldn't be more proud of the incredible effort put in by all the children as they prepare for their Christmas programs, which will be held on December 13th and 14th.
Every age group will showcase their own special Christmas songs, and there will also be collective performances of "Mary and Joseph," and "We Wish You a Merry Christmas." We are truly grateful to you for entrusting your children to us. Seeing their growth and learning every day brings us great joy. May your Christmas be filled with love and your New Year be filled with blessings.
With musical wishes,
Ms. Sheri, Ms. Laura, and Ms. Jana
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St. Luke's United Methodist Church Happenings
November 29 Advent Devotion 6pm Chapel
December 3 (SUN) - ADVENT 1 PEACE: SUNDAY SCHOOL at 9:30am Communion
December 3 (SUN) - TREE LIGHTING & CHILDREN'S CHRISTMAS PAGEANT at 5:30pm. Children arrive at 5:00pm to pick out their outfit and join in the Christmas Story. Bring a plate of cookies to share.
December 10 (SUN) - ADVENT 2 JOY: NO SUNDAY SCHOOL - Enjoy the Christmas CANTATA with your family 9:30 & 11:15
December 17 (SUN) - ADVENT 3 HOPE: CANDY CANE SUNDAY: SUNDAY SCHOOL at 9:30am
December 24 (SUN) - ADVENT 4 LOVE: Join us for CHRISTMAS EVE Services Children's Worship Services 3:00 & 5:00pm Traditional Services 5 & 7pm Communion Service 9:00pm
December 31 (SUN) - NO SUNDAY SCHOOL - Enjoy Family Worship at 9:30am