December is always a busy month at The Episcopal Preschool. All classes will be involved in making gifts and holiday decorations for both the classroom and home. Yet, in spite of the hectic pace of the season, we won’t forget the importance of having fun and enjoying each other and our time together.
Winter is here…The cold weather is upon us and we will continue to go outside as much as possible. Please be sure and dress your children appropriately, and take a moment to check snaps and zippers to be sure they are in working order. One of our goals is to assist children in their quest for independence and it can be frustrating for a child if a zipper or snap is loose or broken. Also please label all clothing. As you can imagine, (15-20) children can create an ominous pile of boots, hats, mittens and coats. Efficiency is somewhat depleted if we are unable to match the proper boots to the appropriate child…especially when boots are so similar.
A Healthy Reminder…If your child is sick, please keep him/her at home. We are trying to keep all of our children healthy, and coughing, sneezing, and running noses spread germs quickly. Children should be symptom free without medication. If your child has a persistent cough or runny nose due to allergies or another condition, please have your doctor write a note clearing them for school. If everyone follows these simple rules, then we will all have a healthy Christmas vacation!
Wednesday, December 11th and Thursday, December 12th we will be having our Special Chapels for each class. We are encouraging every student at EPS to bring in an item (mittens, gloves or hat) for our “Mitten Tree”. In chapel the children will have a short lesson on the values of being thankful and giving. All of the “Mitten Tree” items collected will then be delivered to Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe in Waukegan. Parents are invited to come and join us for this special event. Chapel will be on Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. for The Threes and Pre-K classes. For the children in The Twos class, the chapel service will be repeated on Thursday, December 12th at 11:00 a.m.
The Twos, The Threes and Pre-K classes will be having individual Christmas parties in their respective classrooms on Thursday, December 19th or Friday, December 20th. All family members are invited to attend. Christmas break begins at the end of each party.
Thursday, December 19th: 9:00-10:15 a.m. in The Twos classroom
Friday, December 20th: The Threes and Pre-K classes
- 9:15-10:30 a.m. – Gather for crafts and story time in individual classrooms
- 10:30-10:45 a.m. – Group Sing-along in the CHS Nave (Twos families welcome!)
- 10:45-11:15 a.m. – Refreshments following the Sing-along in the Parish Hall