December News


47396789_2149192155125071_7367823174299287552_oIts official – Christmas is coming! This past Sunday was the start of Advent, the four Sundays preceding Christmas.

It was also the City of Orange Tree Lighting, and it was so much fun playing slime with all the kids who visited the Creek and River47 booth!

Slime play is not just fun; it’s a great sensory motor development activity for building muscle strength, and its great science too!

You can grab our recipe here.

We’re only in session for two more weeks before the break, but they’re a busy two weeks, so make sure your calendar is up to date on these special events:


Don’t forget to sign up for Christmas Break Camps!47225165_2144286322282321_4284513727853625344_o

Each week is themed and filled with fun STEAM adventures and hidden academics to help keep your child’s skills sharp when we return to school.

Dec. 17-21 is “Christmas Countdown” and Jan. 2-4 is “Ice, Ice Baby”.

You can sign up for just the days you need care, but due to limited space we recommend signing up early to get your spot! Download registration form and get more camp info here

46963406_313426952579504_6401640233472884736_nKids Night Out – Dec. 8 from 5-9pm – if you haven’t signed up for our Christmas KNO, you don’t want to miss out! They’ll be decorating cookies, learning about the legend of the candy cane, doing a fun Christmas craft, and a STEAM challenge!

KNO is for kids ages 3-10. It’s just $20 per child (3rd + sibling is free) Includes dinner & all activities!

To sign up, stop in at the office to pre-pay cash or Venmo “Jennifer-Harvey-16” by Thursday morning this week to give Mrs. Jennifer time to do the special supply buy.


Chapel – Dec. 13 & 14 – the Yellow Room will be leading worship for our Christmas chapel at 11:15 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!

Class Christmas Parties: Dec. 13 & 14 at 11:15am – sign up for the potluck in the classrooms! After our special Christmas chapel we will head back to the classrooms to have a little birthday party for Jesus!


Christmas Program and Cookie Social

Dec. 14– 6:00pm in the Sanctuary!

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! Invite friends and family to join us too!

Doors will open at 5:45 for seating.

River47 church will be providing nursery care for babies and toddlers during the program. Please let us know if you will need nursery care to help them prepare staffing.

There will be a cookies and milk social following the program. Please sign up in the classrooms/email us back if you can help bring cookies for the social. We will have chocolate and regular milk as well as lactose free options.