While the school is closed for Christmas Break, we’re still having adventures through our ENRICHMENT CAMPS!
Each week is themed, with fun STEAM activities, art, and skill building challenges to help keep student skills sharp during the holiday break. Designed for children ages 2-kindergarten, these camps are going to be a ton of fun!
Welcome back! We hope you had a relaxing and fun Thanksgiving week!
Our pirate camp during the break was a lot of fun – the kids had some great STEAM experiences around the theme and enjoyed this enrichment break camp.
We will be releasing Christmas Break camp sign ups later today – we will be running camps during all three weeks of break. Each week is themed and filled with fund STEAM adventures and hidden academics to help keep your child’s skills sharp when we return to school.
Special December Events:
Chapel – Dec. 1 & 2 – the Red Room will be leading worship for our Christmas chapel at 11:40 on these days. The story is called “Baby Jesus and the Good News” and we will be focusing on why we receive presents at Christmas – because Jesus is the best gift!
Music Class: Dec. 7 & 8 with Mrs. Karen will feature fun Christmas songs and activities.
Class Christmas Parties: Dec. 15 & 16 at 11:15am – sign up for the potluck in the classrooms!
Christmas Program and Cookie Social: Dec. 16 – 6:00pm in the Sanctuary!
ONE NIGHT ONLY – FOR ALL CLASSES!
We will be using the advent candle lighting ceremony as a frame for our Christmas story this year; each class will be showcasing a special song as part of the program. Our dance class will also be performing!
Doors open at 5:45 for seating.
There will be a cookies and milk social following the program. Please sign up in the classrooms if you can help bring cookies for the social. We will have chocolate and regular milk as well as lactose free options.
Christmas Break: Dec. 19-Jan 6; school resumes Jan 9
Tickets to special shows, gift certificates for massages, Gift certificates for hair cuts… and all kinds of fun goodies for gifts are up for auction benefiting the River47 Christmas Musical!
We will have the auction room open from 11:30-12:15 this Thursday and Friday so that you can come and bid… but if you can’t make it then, let us know and we’ll open up just for you!
Here’s just a peek at some of the goodies up for auction!
This week the children participated in a special Social Emotional Learning lesson about the importance of using kind words. Mrs. Stefanie brought two apples and conducted an experiment with each class:
One apple was given a special heart sticker, and we took turns saying nice things to it such as “I like you” and “You can play with me.” But the other apple didn’t get a sticker, and instead we said mean things to it like “You’re not my friend,” “I don’t like you” and “go away”.
The apples still looked the same on the outside. Then we cut them open.
Inside the apple we were kind to was delicious fruit.
Inside the apple we were mean to … was a mess.
We then talked about how the words we use can make others heart’s strong … or hurt their hearts. Words can hurt, but we don’t see the hurt on the outside.
Ask your child to tell you about the two apples, and explain to you what it means.
This THURSDAY from 3:30-5:30pm at Bounce U in Orange is our Creek Fundraiser Play Date!
Our school receives 50% of admission for this bounce (for our building upgrades fund) and we get a bonus for any birthday parties booked during our event too!
Invite friends and family members to come play with us and thank you for supporting our school!