This month on the 13th/14th we will be hosting our Valentine friends. We ask that you send someone to come and visit your child at 10:30 to help us make Valentines for Mom and Dad. It can be a Grandparent, Aunt/Uncle, Godparent, or just a family friend. Moms or Dads are welcome if there is no one else available. We just like to show your child that they are loved be others as well as parents. AL church has some foster Grandparents who would love to be here as helpers if we need them as well.
Your child can bring 18 Valentines to share with classmates There is no class list, just make one for each box. You might wish to start now by having your child write their name a couple of times a day vs sitting there to do it 18 times. Doing too many is overwhelming for them, but we encourage your child to try to do it themselves. It will help your child to have their name printed in front of them (by you), so they can remember the order of the letters in their name.
You may also choose to send a "treat" or goodie bag with their Valentine. Thursday's class must remember the nut allergy.The child cannot have homemade treats. (You can have 17 and just send an alternative for one-or make them all allergy friendly.) If you choose to send something like cookies, please make sure they are individually bagged, so they can be sent home in their boxes that day.
It's a messy fun love filled day in preschool.
As of January 2nd we are in our new home. It was two weeks of moving 30 years of preschool materials into a space with 50 years of history. American Lutheran had an established school here until last year when their director retired. They graciously offered Messiah the space and we took the holiday to get re-set. The students are adjusting to the change. We now have two rooms instead of one. The staff of ALC has been very welcoming and excited to see the young ones back in the building. Pam Lowe, the original director 50 years ago, came to meet us on the first day. Mrs. Smith's son is on a college break and has been helping us the first week as well. He is studying Elementary Ed, so it's a great experience for all of us. The gentle giant is 6'9" so the students are enjoying having a big boy around for a bit.
Our parents have been working together to carpool from their west end homes. We are building some new relationships that way. All in all it has been a great start in our new home.
Hard to believe, but enrollment for fall '19 will begin soon. So spread the word. Messiah has moved. Same program and fun, just a new place to learn and grow together.