Ms. Coolidge Newsletter
December 10-14, 2018
I trust you are staying warm and well these frosty, grey days, and are able to enjoy the spirit of the season, in spite of the bustle all around us! When our “work” is done, the favorite activity lately has been decorating the cubbie room with paper chains and snowflakes! It’s the simple things that keep us happy and I am determined to keep our days in Kindergarten low key, fun and peaceful.
Last Friday’s joint Hanukkah activities with our Gr.1-2 Reading Buddies was a great success! This Fun Friday we are looking forward to having Gr.1 join us again, this time to create gingerbread houses using graham cracker shapes. Donations of small candies to decorate the houses would be much appreciated.
Tomorrow/Thursday the children will have an opportunity to shop at the school’s Holiday Shop, put together by our dedicated CCPTO. Your child brought home an explanation and stickers last week. Please be sure to label the gift tags and enclose the money in the envelope, if you wish your child to participate. Items are quite inexpensive and will come home wrapped. We do need to remind the children that they are not buying for themselves, but for their family members. We will continue our discussions about wants vs. needs, and the art of giving!
Thank you to all who have sent in food for the Food Drive, information on the back. We are also collecting pennies for the Gr.8 “Penny War”. I’m not so much into the war aspect, so we will simply be collecting pennies in our Kindergarten and will add them to the stash in the end.
Monday @2:10 p.m. Gr.K-8 will be participating in a Holiday Concert, families are welcome. There is a School Board meeting Monday night at 6:30 p.m. when there will be further budget discussions, including the possibility of hiring another teacher in order to have single grades K-2, rather than a combination Gr.1-2.
Next week we will hopefully finish up some homemade gifts we have been working on in Art, create some wrapping paper, and make holiday cookies. I plan to send home all rest time blankets and pillows so they can be washed over the vacation.
Looking ahead, this winter the K’s who are not skiing will be engaged in fun projects here at school with me in the morning. The students in Gr.1-8 who are not skiing will be taking swim lessons at CCBA and then will return to school for lunch and activities, that we will join, in the afternoon. It will be a refreshing change of pace for all.
I hope you have a peaceful, joyful holiday surrounded by blessings. Since our daughters and their families, (including 28 mth. old Eleanor and 22 mth. old Owen), were with us for Thanksgiving and we had them for Christmas last year, we will need to share them with the other side of the family this year. So our Christmas will be quiet, and restful!
Warm wishes to to all.
Linda B. Coolidge