December Newsletter

During the month of December, we will be talking about Angels, Santa, and the birth of Jesus! What a fun and glorious month of learning and remembering the real reason for this season!

 

Things to remember:

*MAKE SURE YOU TURN IN YOUR PASTA FUNDRAISER PAPERWORK AND MONEY BY DEC. 6 SO THAT WE CAN GET THESE BACK FOR CHRISTMAS GIFTS! THANK YOU FOR PARTICIPATING AND HELPING US ONCE AGAIN!

*Turn book orders in by Dec 3  or order online!

 

*Our Christmas Party will be Thursday, December 19 from 8:30-11:00. If your child doesn’t typically come to school on Thursdays, feel free to make arrangements for them to be here for the party that morning! Each child can bring a $5 gift (no gift card)and label it “TO Girl from ______” or “TO Boy from _______” and put your child’s name on that gift so we know who it is from😊Please check the sign up sheet to see if you’re supposed to bring something to the Christmas party!

 

Our Christmas PROGRAM will be Tuesday Dec 17 at 6:00pm in the church sanctuary. You may find your seats earlier and either bring your child up at 5:45 or we’ll help gather them. For this program, the children wear PJS… including house slippers, robes, hats or whatever else makes them feel festive! 

 

*School will close at 4:00 on Friday December 20 for Christmas break. Please have your kids picked up by 4:00 if they stay all day. School will be closed until January 5 for Christmas/New Year’s break. We will see our Monday crew back on January 6! 

 

During the winter months we will be collecting non-perishable items for the Blessing Box. This is ministry of the 1st United Methodist Church that offers food and personal items for those in need in this area. The box is located over by the preschool playground.  We will fill the box as needed with the items as they are brought in… what a wonderful lesson to teach our kids about giving to those who need a little extra help. A special box will be marked by the sign in table for your donations….Thank you!

We know, as it has already happened, that winter weather might close school….. so we encourage you to watch the St Louis TV stations and listen to the local Vandalia radio stations in the event of school closings OR early dismissals because of weather. IF the Vandalia #203 district is closed or closes early for bad weather… we will follow that lead. If we would close early, we will get ahold of our student’s contacts so that pickup can be arranged. Please remember that you are responsible for payments even on those days that weather might affect attendance. 

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from us to you!!

Miss Cindy, Miss Abby, Miss Sue and Miss Darla

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