Trinity Lutheran Preschool

Jesus said, "Let the little children come to Me..."

Early Childhood Monthly Newsletter--December 2015

"The spirit has given each of us a special way of serving others." 1 Cor. 12:7

Advent ...Guess who is coming for Christmas?

Advent is a season of waiting, expecting, and hoping. Beginning four Sundays prior to Christmas and ending on Christmas Eve, Advent helps us prepare for the coming of the birth of Jesus. Advent comes from the Latin word that means "coming." For hundreds of years, Christians have used an Advent wreath to inspire their hopes for the coming of Christ. By lighting candles and reading Bible verses, we are reminded about the meaning of Christ's birth and become more excited about his coming in the past, in the future, and in our lives.

The children are learning about Advent and Christmas this month. We are singing a song each day as we light the advent candles on our altar. The first candle represents HOPE and we are singing this song this week : "Light one candle for HOPE, one bright candle for HOPE, Jesus brings HOPE to everyone, He comes, He comes." Next week we will sing about PEACE, then JOY, then LOVE.

Please see me if you have any questions about Advent or our Christmas schedule this year. Blessings!

December's Seedlings Focus statement...

This month our children are learning about the word Compassion.

  • "I can show" -Our actions are important. We show people that we care by what we do for them.
  • "I care"- Caring for others is showing kindness and love.
  • "for others."- We have many opportunities to care for people around us. We can show that we care for our families, friends, and even people we do not know.

Learning about Jesus during the month of December!

Our theme in December is: Joy for Jesus. We are learning about God's plan for salvation...Jesus:) Our stories are from the book of Luke in the New Testament. Please let us know if you have any questions.

Learning Concepts in Preschool and PreK...

December concepts are:

  • Building Blocks/Preschool: The letters J, K, L, the number 5, the star shape, the color green and red, and the nursery rhyme-Twinkle, Twinkle.
  • Pre-Kindergarten: The reviewing of the letters J. M. The number review of 1-10. The literacy/book entitled "The Sweet Smell of Christmas." Our sight words for December are: "Jesus" and "is".
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A Few Upcoming Events...

  • Singing Sunday- Preschool through 1st grade singing at the 9:00 a.m. Church Service on Sunday, Dec. 6
  • Building Blocks Preschool Classes...Joy for Jesus Program in their classrooms on Tues. Dec. 15 at 8 a.m.
  • PreK Christmas Chapel at 8:15 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 16- ALL PreK students will be performing "The Shepherd's Christmas" for families at our chapel.
  • Early Release- Friday, December 18 at 1 pm
  • Christmas Break- Dec. 19-Jan. 3--No school

Worship Opportunities at Trinity Lutheran Church

  • Saturdays at 5 p.m.
  • Sundays at 9:00 and 10:30 a.m.

Please let me know if you have any questions about our church, joining our church, about our Baptism classes, or how you can volunteer in our church.