As we head in to a new year I think it is appropriate to look back at 2013 and the accomplishments we have seen as well as taking time to reflect on our many, many blessings. We have seen the closing of the Farm where we got our start together, we have met many new families, managed to turn a decomposing building into a place of great energy and fill it with fun and love.
We have been truly blessed to have so many parents who believed in us and helped us with so many projects. At this time our enrollment is growing and although we still need at about 20 more families to make us feel a break from the financial pressure we are growing each month and in spite of it all I can say we still have the best staff, children and parents I have ever had the pleasure to work with. I can speak for the entire staff here when I say it is our belief in what we are doing and our love of children and families that keeps us happy every day. We truly enjoy being here with each other and your children.
HERE IS WHAT’S HAPPENING THIS MONTH
On January 14,2014 We will have a fund raiser. We are working with Complete Spectrum. This is an organization that was active in raising funds for Maranatha. They will be at our school at 6:00 PM to do a 1 hour seminar on finance services. We will be given $20.00 for each person who attends. After the seminar you will be given a evaluation questionnaire, if you are interested in further investment advice they will contact you, if not you will NOT be contacted. Their investment counseling is offered at no charge to you they are paid by the companies they work with. I see this as an education in financial management with no obligation. We would appreciate every person who would be willing to attend and bring a friend. Amy has known this company for many years at Maranatha and feels good about them.
January 20, 2014 HOLIDAY we will be closed.
Reminder— If your child will not be at school or if you are planning to take your vacation time you will need to let ME know. I know you let the teacher know but I must have something in writing otherwise I just continue to bill you.
Infants Ms. Melanie
Happy New Year!! This month we will be learning the names of baby animals and the sounds they make. We will also match the baby animals to their parents. We will be welcoming Luke to our classroom.
Elias is loving rolling around to get to toys. Emma is really trying hard to walk, what an exciting time. Everett loves to roll from his rummy to his back. Jaxson enjoys trying to watching everything happening in the room. We enjoy watching them grow and reach their milestones.
The signs for this month are Milk, More, and Please. Songs for the month are ”Thumbkins can dance” “Hush Little Baby” and “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star.”
Toddler 1 Ms. Vie and Ms. Tammie
Happy New Year or “Hauoli Makahiki Ou “. As we go forward in 2014, we wish everyone a healthy and prosperous year.
We will have fun painting, coloring, baking and doing sensory activities. Our theme is “We are family. Please bring family photos in for our project and we will display them in the Toddler 1 room. We are all adjusting to the new classroom and making great friends. We would like to welcome our new friend Sam to our classroom and say goodbye to Nina who will move to Toddler 2.
Toddler 2 Ms. Krista and Ms. Moya
Happy New Year one and all. We are settled nicely into our new group and routine. In January we will be expanding on our self-help skills. We will work on putting on our own socks, shoes and coats. These are the things that make us feel so independent. We will continue to work on counting, A B C’s , colors, and shapes. Please make sure your child has plenty of extra clothes.
Preschool Ms. Mariah
This month we will be learning different ways to tell stories using Frosty the Snowman. We will build a snowman if we get enough snow. We will be continuing with our sight words as well as writing and counting. We will be introducing money and labeling the different coins. As always we will continue to work toward the Department of Education Academic Standards for Preschool, the children are doing great and the pre-kindergarten children are right on track with their goals.
I am working with Lana to begin to recruit for our full day Kindergarten classroom we hope to open in the fall. I am excited to teach Kindergarten next year. If you know of any families looking to make their plans for next year please tell them about us.