Elementary Update: December 2011

Elementary class party plans are underway and due to the fact that Thursday IS the last day we will all be together, we will Celebrate the Season on Thursday 15 December with fun, games, crafts, and songs. Your child is encouraged to bring in a game or two for fun. Did I mention the cookies? Please bring a plate of homemade cookies to share after lunch when our festivities will take place. Of course, you, their parents are invited to attend.  *Your presence is not mandatory. We’ll wrap up the day from approximately 1:00pm -2:15pm with the goodies. Friday is a ½ day for all. Dismissal is 11:15-11:30. Children in Ms Dorina’s class will have their Holiday Party. If you have a child in both classes and your elementary children would like to go to that celebration with you (as it is a parent-accompanied event) and their siblings – then by all means, enjoy the day with them. Otherwise Ms Sue and I will be in the elementary class conducting our last class of the year! The one caveat is that there will be no up and down. Your child has the choice whether to be in their classroom with us or upstairs with you.

I neglected to thank the Meisner Family for the beautiful wreath that graces our front door.  Thank you, you are spoiling us!

And thanks to the dedicated drivers to our Martial Arts for the past eight week program. We could not have done it without you. Enclosed with this newsletter is a promotional offer from A.T.A. Martial Arts Studio.

Please note: Swimming begins Friday, January 6th.  Please see to the paperwork sent home in this packet. We need ALL paperwork back ASAP, before the break. Pickup will be at Hampshire Hills as last year. Unless you are driving and have other children to pickup at CVMS, we will expect you to be able to pick up your child from Hampshire Hills on swimming Fridays. If this is not agreeable to you, please see Ms Claire or Ms Sue. You may also choose to make other arrangements with other parents as you like. From our end our concerns are two-fold: Ms Claire will not be attending swimming as she will be in Children’s House providing staff training and conducting observations and Ms. Sue will not be driving any children in her car. We appreciate the time and dedication it takes from many of you to make this excellent P.E. Unit a reality, especially our drivers, and the understanding and indulgence of all of you. * A Special Thank-you to Becki Stevens for setting this up!

Conferences have begun! I have openings on the January Calendar (also included with this packet).E-mail your preference. I will confirm.

REMEMBER: Thursday – crafts and cookies. Friday 1/2 Day for all. You do not have to accompany your Elementary child either day.

Merry Christmas to All and to All a Goodnight!  Thanks for ALL you do!

ElementaryCarolyn McKinney