December, 2014 Newsletter
In November we celebrated James, Grace, Archie, Cooper and Miss Laura’s birthdays. Jeremiah was Miss Laura’s Star Student and he made a beautiful presentation! Thank you so much for your wonderful support for our fundraiser. Thanks to your efforts, a Thanksgiving concert will be coming to Happy Days for our Feast and a children’s author/storyteller is scheduled for January so far!
All month we were preparing for Thanksgiving fun. We had themes of Harvest, Pilgrims and Indians, and Thanksgiving; all of which were enhanced with literacy, science, social studies, and math components. We will culminate our month with our Thanksgiving Feast celebration this Wednesday the 26th. Our full day students rotated between afternoon weeks of math, language, social studies, and science, with literacy activities mixed in everyday. It was so wonderful having Ben’s dad come in and do his presentation about nutrition and Olivia’s mom come in, several times, to make crafts and food with us for our Thanksgiving program!
In December, our focus will be on snowmen, reindeer, and the holidays. Each week there will be a new letter of the week based on our theme. Our parent/teacher conferences are next week. We look forward to meeting with you to discuss your child’s progress. If your child is new and did not start with us in September, we will be happy to schedule a conference for the end of January so that we have time to get to know your child. Please remember that we have to keep each conference to 15 minutes. Two Friday Night Babysitting nights will be scheduled for December 5th and 12th for your holiday shopping convenience!
We will be coming to school in our PJ’s on Thursday, December 18th and Friday, December 19th to watch some fun holiday movies. We’ll also enjoy some hot chocolate and a treat as we watch! Reminder: School will be closed from Dec. 22-Jan. 2nd.
And finally, just a reminder to check every so often on our website, www.happydayspreschoolnj.com, for pictures of your kids in action. Like us on Facebook and remember, we give $100 referral awards!