News from the Nest

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Welcome to The Robin’s Nest blog!  We hope this will be a good way to keep our parents and prospective parents updated on what’s happening in our little preschool here in Palm Harbor. We’ll add our monthly newsletters here, as well as updates on the special happenings that are always happening here at the Robin’s Nest. Add our blog to your blog reader, or sign up for email updates and we will send you an email whenever we post something new.  Enjoy!

NEWS FROM THE NEST – MAY NEWSLETTER

NEWS FROM THE NEST – MAY NEWSLETTER

It’s hard to believe that the school year is almost over. It has been a joy to watch your children grow this year. We are all so happy that we could be open during this challenging time. We are thankful for all of your patience and understanding to help make this school year a success for all of us.

GRADUATIONWOW! Graduation is almost here!

Graduation is on May 25th at either 9:30 or 11:30 in the Palm Harbor United Methodist Church sanctuary. In efforts to keep everyone seated and social distanced we will take photos of your child receiving their diploma in rehearsal prior to graduation. For your part we are asking that you simply sit back and enjoy the graduation program. You may still take a photo from your seat but please do not walk up front in the sanctuary. The children and the teachers have worked hard and we want to honor their efforts by not interrupting the program with unnecessary distractions and staying social distanced for safety reasons. We thank you in advance for your cooperation.

VPK LAST DAY ATTENDANCE – VPK students are required to attend the last day of school on May 25th. Any VPK child not present on the last day will be listed with the Early Learning Coalition as not having completed the VPK program. We thank you in advance for your cooperation.

EARLY DISMISSAL ON MAY 25th – Please note the two and three year old classes will be dismissed at 10:45 a.m. on May 25th. Also there will be no extended day program, VPK students will be dismissed following their graduation ceremony.

End of the year Ice Cream Party – We will have an end of the year classroom ice cream party on May 24th and May 25th.  Our 3 day classes and all VPK classes will have their party on Monday, May 24th and the rest of the classes will have their end of the year ice cream parties on Tuesday, May 25th.

TUITION 2021-22 REMINDER – If your child is enrolled for the 2021-22 school year, your first installment payment will be drawn on August 1, 2021. Parents of VPK students, we thank you for your voluntary donation!

ADOPT-A-CLASS – As the year begins to wind down, we would like to give a great big thank you to all who so generously donated to our Adopt-A-Class program this school year. Your donations were greatly received and used directly by your child’s teachers to purchase many needed materials and supplies for their classrooms. Here is a short list of some of the wonderful ways your generous donations were used to enhance your child’s classroom experience:

Magic boards, light boards, translucent blocks, puzzles, Wikki sticks, Kinetic sand, classroom carpet, dry erase lap boards, magnetic gears, ant farm, shape sorting games, science specimen kits, classroom furniture, floor cushions and much more. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

DATES TO REMEMBER

                                               

May 3                                               Mother’s Day Chapel

PHUMC Sanctuary at 11:30 a.m.

3-day 2’s, 3-day 3’s, VPK Alvarez/Probst, VPK Dorsett/Terrio

May 4                                               Mother’s Day Chapel:

PHUMC Sanctuary at 11:30 a.m.

2-day 2’s, 2-day 3’s,5-day 3’s, VPK Martz/Menke, VPK Bombar/Glass

May 10-14                                       Teacher Appreciation Week

May 24                                             Last day of school for 3-day classes

May 25                                             Last day of school for all 2-day and 5-day classes

All 2’s and 3’s will be dismissed at 10:45 a.m.

VPK will be dismissed after their graduation ceremony.

May 25                                             4’s Graduation 9:30 a.m. and 11:30

9:30 – VPK Alvarez/Probst and Dorsett/Terrio

11:30 – VPK Bombar/Glass and Martz/Menke

No Extended on Last Day!

URGENT! VPK CERTIFICATES FOR NEXT YEAR ARE DUE – Please get your signed VPK Certificate of Eligibility to us as soon as possible, your child is NOT officially registered until we have all of the required paperwork. Your child can not be enrolled into a class without their certificate unless you are planning to private pay.

HAVE A SAFE AND WONDERFUL SUMMER!

The Robin’s Nest is a ministry of the Palm Harbor United Methodist Church.

NEWS FROM THE NEST – APRIL NEWSLETTER

NEWS FROM THE NEST – APRIL NEWSLETTER

SPRING BASKET FUNDRAISER

Get in on the fun and excitement with our Spring Basket Fundraiser. The fundraiser will be online using Snowball Fundraising with a sneak peak in the church lobby on Monday 12th and Tuesday the 13th. Don’t let your favorite basket walk away with someone else! Fundraiser begins April 12th and ends promptly April 16th at 10:30am.

LAST PAC MEETING!

Don’t miss out on our April PAC meeting! Plans and preparations will begin for Robin’s Nest 2021-2022 school year. Our parent volunteers play a big role in supporting our preschool program. PAC needs your support. There are many opportunities to serve. Please come join us on April 8th or 9th or email us at robinsnestpac@gmail.com. Children welcome!

Mother’s Day Chapel

We will have a special Mother’s Day chapel for all of our Mom’s. Our students have been working hard to learn some special Mother’s Day songs in music class. We will send an invitation to personally invite you to Mother’s Day chapel. If you cannot make it, then please feel free to send a Grandmother, Aunt, Cousin, etc. in your place.

May 3rd at 11:30 3 day 2’s, 3 day 3’s and VPK – Alvarez/Probst and Dorsett/Terrio

May 4th 11:30 2 day 2’s, 2 day 3’s, 5 day 3’s and VPK – Martz/Menke and Bombar/Glass

GRADUATION CELEBRATION

The 4’s classes will be participating in a graduation celebration on Tuesday, May 25. The graduation celebration will take place in the Palm Harbor United Methodist Church sanctuary. We will be sending home an invitation with your child’s graduation details. This ceremony is for immediate family only.  Remember that your VPK child must attend school on May 25th in order to be listed with the state of Florida as having completed the Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten program.

Pizza Party

Our April Pizza Party will be on Wednesday, April 14th. Forms will go home with our 3 and 4 year old classes to sign up for the party. Sign up forms are due by Monday, April 12th.

SAFETY FIRST

Please remember to hold your child’s hand when walking to and from the parking lot. Also make sure your child avoids the bushes and climbing or jumping in the landscape areas. These areas are not safe play areas.

DATES TO REMEMBER

April 1 and 2nd                                NO SCHOOL

April 8th and 9th                              PAC Meeting @ 9:15 a.m.

April 12th – 16th                              Spring Basket Fundraiser

May 3rd and 4th                             Mother’s Day Chapel

May 10th – 14h                               Teacher Appreciation Week

May 24th                                         Last day of school for 3-day classes

May 25th                                         Last day of school for all 2-day and 5-day classes and VPK Graduation

No Extended on Last Day!

Early Dismissal 10:45 for all 2’s and 3’s classes and 12:00 for all VPK

 

BACK TO SCHOOL DATES:

Back to school dates for the 2021 -2022 school year are as follows:

Monday, August 16th                   Parent Open House

Tuesday, August 17th                  Meet and Greet for ALL Students (by appointment)

Wednesday, August 18th            First day of school 3 day classes, 5 day classes and VPK

Thursday, August 19th                 First Day 2 day classes

NEWS FROM THE NEST – MARCH NEWSLETTER

NEWS FROM THE NEST – MARCH NEWSLETTER

SILENT AUCTION: BASKET FUNDRAISER – PAC is sponsoring a basket fundraiser. Room mothers from every class will make a basket for the silent auction from the items donated by the parents. The room mothers will send you an email with your class theme and important information about the fundraiser. If you or someone you know owns a business or runs a home business and would like to donate to our fundraiser, please feel free to stop by the office for more details. The auction will be online via our PHUMC The Robin’s Nest Facebook page. Make sure you follow our page so you can participate in the auction. We will post pictures and descriptions of the auction items and you will be able to bid in the comments. The basket auction begins on April 12th and ends on April 16th at 10:30 a.m. sharp for the last bid posted.

CAMP CUBBER 2021 – Registration is coming soon! Current Robin’s Nest families will have priority registration days from March 24 – 31 by appointment only. Camp CUBBER offers your rising K – 8th graders a fun filled exciting summer in a family-friendly safe environment.

This summer’s theme is “The Greatest Outdoors”. Each week will focus on a different fun aspect of the great outdoors, including the big open sky, life on the water, amazing wildlife, and much more!  Summer 2021 seems like the perfect time to celebrate and spend more time outside!  Each week will feature one exciting field trip (done in super safe way), one fun onsite special activity, and a can’t miss spirit day.  Weekly camp tuition will includes all of that plus a pizza lunch every Friday!  The camp activity day is from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. with free extended care from 7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Summer camp runs Weekly from June 14 – July 30.  You can sign up for the whole summer or just a few weeks (minimum of 3 weeks required this summer).  For more information about Camp CUBBER, including more information about our safety protocols and keeping campers safe on field trips please visit the camp’s website at www.cubber.org.  Don’t miss it!

Safety Reminder– Please remember to hold your child’s hand when walking to and from the parking lot. The parking lot is very busy at drop off and pick up times. Please do not linger in the parking lot at pick up as this is not a safe play area.

Graduation and Class Pictures-

We will have class pictures for everyone on March 9th and 10th and we will also be taking Gradation pictures of our VPK classes. Please make sure you are on time the date of

your pictures as we are unable to wait for tardiness due to the photographer’s schedule.

March 9th

Class pictures for 3 day 2’s, 3 day 3’s, 5 day 3’s, VPK Dorset/Terrio and VPK Alvarez/Probst. Also we will take graduation pictures for VPK Dorsett/Terrio and VPK Alvarez/Probst

March 10th

Class pictures for 2 day 2’s, 2 day 3’s VPK Martz/Menke and VPK Bombar/Glass

Also we will take graduation pictures for VPK Martz/Menke and VPK Bombar/Glass

DATES TO REMEMBER

March 4 & 5                          PAC meeting 9:15 a.m.

March 8                              Special Chapel 3- day 2’s

March 9                              Special Chapel 2-day 2’s

March 9 & 10                       Graduation and Class Pictures

March 15 – 19                       No school; spring break

March 30 & 31                     Easter Parties

April 1 & 2                            No school; Good Friday

April 12 – 16                          Spring baskets Auction

NEWS FROM THE NEST – FEBRUARY NEWSLETTER

NEWS FROM THE NEST – FEBRUARY NEWSLETTER

REGISTRATION TIME IS HERE! Robin’s Nest is excited to start registering for the 2021-22 school year. Our existing families receive priority registration. Please check your email and our Facebook page for the SignUp Genius link to take advantage of your priority registration time. We have open registration on Friday, February 12th. Typically, when we open to the public the school is full that day. Please make sure you sign up quickly to enroll your child for next year.

Important: Forms are available on our website or in the office. EVERY line on the forms must be filled out. VPK vouchers due no later than June 1, 2021. Download our REGISTRATION CHECKLIST to make sure you are prepared! We will have a notary available at registration.

Note: A check for $150 registration fee and $100 activity fee are required for registration. VPK students are not required to pay registration or activity fees but are asked to make a voluntary donation of $250 at registration. This is to cover the cost of extra enrichment activities that are not covered by the amount that we receive from the State of Florida.

SCHOLASTIC BOOK FAIRThe book fair will be held Monday, February 22nd through Friday, February 26th in the lobby area by the sanctuary. Followed by a special shopping event for Dad’s on Saturday, February 27th. Money raised will be used to enhance our preschool literacy program. We will need volunteers for this event, so please keep an eye out for upcoming information on how to sign up to help!

DONUTS WITH DAD!  Robin’s Nest has a special EVENT planned for our Dad’s. We will continue the book fair outside the morning of Saturday, February 27th. Our Dad’s and children will show up between  9:00 – 11:00. They can shop for books at our book fair and even grab a yummy treat for breakfast. If Dad is not available, grandpas, uncles, or other adult male friends are welcome. Watch for an invitation with details coming home soon.

COLD AND FLU SEASON IS HERE!  COVID-19, the common cold, seasonal allergies, and the flu (influenza) cause similar symptoms. As a reminder, the symptoms of Coronavirus (COVID-19) include the following:

– Elevated fever

– Loss of taste and/or sense of smell

– Headache

– Unexplained cough

– Congestion

– Shortness of breath

– Sore throat

– Unexplained rash

– Muscle aches

– Diarrhea

– Vomiting

If you, your child, or anyone in your household has any of these symptoms, we implore you and your children not to be on campus and to contact us. It is best to monitor and see if symptoms improve before returning to campus.

SPRING BASKET AUCTION Can you believe it? We have already begun thinking about our Spring Basket Auction in April! With your help, each class will create a unique class art project and put together a fun-filled basket based on a designated theme. A list of the themed baskets will be on the PAC bulletin board in the Robin’s Nest hallway soon.

In addition to the class baskets, we often get generous donations from local businesses. Our auction usually has over 100 items to bid on!

If you know of any businesses that would like to donate – or you would like to donate yourself- please let your room mom, PAC Officer Brittany Proefke or the Robin’s Nest office know. We can provide any needed paperwork.

The Spring Basket Auction will be held the week of April 12th – 16th.

DATES TO REMEMBER

Feb 2.  – Feb. 12           Registration

Feb. 4 & 5                     PAC meeting – 9:15 a.m.

Feb. 15                         School closed – Presidents Day

Feb 18                          Conferences for the 2- day 2’s and 2 day 3’s

No School for 2 day 2’s and 2 day 3’s

Please note day 3’s and all VPK will have school

Feb 19                          School closed – Conferences 3-day, 5-day and VPK classes

Feb. 22                         Special Chapel 3-day 3’s

Feb. 23                         Special Chapel 2-day 3’s

Feb. 22 – Feb. 27           Scholastic Book Fair

Feb. 27                         Donuts with Dad’s at The Robin’s Nest 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

NEWS FROM THE NEST – JANUARY NEWSLETTER

NEWS FROM THE NEST – JANUARY NEWSLETTER

We hope you had a wonderful and joyous holiday season. Welcome back!

We hope you enjoyed your holidays! It’s wonderful to see all the children back in school. We thank all of you who have volunteered at The Robin’s Nest and especially during the busy holiday season. Parent participation is very important to the school and the children love it too!

The children enjoyed a very busy and exciting holiday season at The Robin’s Nest. December 6th through the 16th our annual Santa Shop was opened serving shoppers from Robin’s Nest, Westlake Christian, Stars and Comets, PHUMC HisKidz, LIFT families and Kid’s Day Out. We had over 400 shoppers! On December 12th we held our Robin’s Nest Christmas Caravan and 35th Annual Breakfast from Santa. It was so fun to see Santa and that sneaky Grinch being silly at school. On December 14th and 15th we hosted very special Christmas Chapels that included the story of Christmas, a toy drive collection and of course the sweet sounds of Christmas carols presented by Mrs. Cindy Terrio and our Robin’s Nest Children. The program was adorable, and the children had so much fun singing for their families. We finished out the season with festive classroom Christmas parties and even a pajama day. What an exciting and busy month!

SANTA SHOP

We wanted to take a minute and give a heartfelt thank you to our amazing Santa Shop volunteers. We had help with organizing the inventory, wrapping the gifts, shopping for supplies and staffing the Santa Shop. Volunteers decorated, restocked the tables and helped our precious little shoppers pick out items to ensure they shopped for everyone on their Christmas list. A BIG THANK YOU to Samantha Scoggins, Brittany Proefke, Holly Bache, and Leslie Admire for going above and beyond as coordinators of the Santa Shop. We could not have done it without you.

ROBIN’S NEST REGISTRATION FOR 2019-2020 SCHOOL YEAR

Registration begins February 2nd! To register for next year’s program, all parents are required to complete a new set of application forms. Please be sure to fill out the application completely. When filling out the registration forms, please do not skip any lines or information requested. Two checks will be needed at the time of registration, one check for the registration/activity fee, and a voided check for payments through electronic funds transfer. It is not necessary to get new health and immunization forms unless your current forms are expired.

Registration Appointments for Currently Enrolled Robin’s Nest Families: A SignUpGenius link will be sent out by email one week prior to your registration date!

Feb. 2nd               VPK registration for currently enrolled 3”s

Feb. 3rd                VPK registration for currently enrolled 3’s

Feb. 4th                3’s registration for currently enrolled 2’s

Feb. 5th                3’s registration for currently enrolled 2’s

Feb. 10th              Registration for all siblings of Robin’s Nest, Westlake Christian, Stars and Comets

Feb. 11th              Registration for all PHUMC members and previously enrolled families

Feb. 12th              Open registration for all ages

ILLNESSES

Our school takes the health of our students very seriously and takes many precautions to control the spread of illnesses and to protect the health of your child. We think it’s important for everyone to monitor any symptoms related to Coronavirus (COVID-19). As a reminder, the symptoms of Coronavirus (COVID-19) include the following:

– Elevated fever

– Loss of taste and/or sense of smell

– Headache

– Unexplained cough

– Congestion

– Shortness of breath

– Sore throat

– Unexplained rash

– Muscle aches

– Diarrhea

– Vomiting

If you, your child, or anyone in your household has any of these symptoms, we would like you and your children not to be on campus and to contact us.


DATES TO REMEMBER

Jan. 7 & 8                                 PAC meeting at 9:15 a.m.

Jan. 18                                     School closed – Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Jan 26                                      Special Chapel 5-day 3’s

Feb. 2 – 12                                Registration for the 2021-2022 school year

Feb 15                                      School closed – President’s Day

NEWS FROM THE NEST – DECEMBER NEWSLETTER

NEWS FROM THE NEST – DECEMBER NEWSLETTER

DEAR PARENTS

It’s hard to believe that December is upon us already. As we begin this holiday season and are faced with the many events, “have-to-do’s” and “have-to-get-done’s,” I urge you to keep in mind the real meaning of Christmas. It is a time of God showing His great love for us; a time to celebrate the birth of Jesus; a time to invite Him into our hearts and a time to Rejoice! And so, as you celebrate your faith and family this holiday season…The Robin’s Nest wishes the light of the Christmas star to you; the warmth of home and hearth to you; the cheer and good will of friends to you; the hope of a childlike heart to you; the joy of a thousand angels to you; the love of the Son and God’s peace to you!  ENJOY THE SEASON!

PAC MEETINGS

Calling all volunteers!!! Please join us for our last PAC meeting before Santa Shop opens. Help us get ready for the fun and festive shopping days at the Robin’s Nest! Dec 3rd & 4th at 9:15 a.m. upstairs in room 201.

SANTA’S HELPERS NEEDED!

Help us make this Christmas even more merry for our students. December 6 – 16. Volunteer opportunities are available for Santa’s Helpers! Spend time with our students as they pick out the perfect gifts for their loved ones. Use the QR code to the right to sign up for you spot today!

THE SANTA SHOP IS ALMOST HERE!

The Robin’s Nest annual Santa Shop will be open Dec. 7 – 16th! This is a special store for children to shop for gifts for everyone in their family. All items are priced at $5. It’s a wonderful opportunity for children to experience the joy of shopping on their own for their family and friends.

Please make sure your child’s shopping list has been turned into their teacher. Unfortunately if a shopping list with the enclosed payment is not turned in, your child will be unable to shop. If you have more than one child shopping, they must have their own shopping list to be able to shop with their class. Additional forms are available outside the Robin’s Nest office.

CHRISTMAS CARAVAN AND BREAKFAST FROM SANTA

Come join us for a festive Christmas drive-through breakfast December 12th ! Tickets are $8’s and on sale now through December 4th in the Robin’s Nest office. The Robin’s nest teachers will be handing out goodies to each participant as they drive through our Christmas caravan making their way toward Santa! A To-Go breakfast will include pancakes with syrup & butter, sausage and juice.

CHRISTMAS PROGRAM

On Monday, Dec. 14th and Tuesday Dec. 15th at 11:30 a.m. in the sanctuary, The Robin’s Nest will be presenting its 24th annual Christmas program; “Santa Got Stuck in the Chimney!” Cindy Terrio and the classroom teachers are working with the children to prepare for this special musical presentation.

The Robin’s Nest is also participating in a Christmas mission for our Feast clients and Metropolitan Ministries in need. This is a great opportunity to help teach your children the joy of giving. Please help your child choose a gift to bring to the sanctuary at this time to be place on the stage. The gift should be new, in the range of $5 – $10’s Please do not wrap the gift. This year we have a requested list from FEAST to help families in need. Age 1-2 years: learning toys, dolls, building blocks; Age 3-8 years: Lego, games, dolls, crafts, sports; Age 9-12 years: Legos, games sports, beauty, crafts; Age 13-17: sports, beauty.

After the program the children will be dismissed from their classrooms. Your child’s Christmas program will be on their chapel day.

Monday, Dec. 14 at 11:30:   3-day 2’s, 3-day 3’s, VPK Alvarez/Probst, VPK Dorsett/Terrio

Tuesday, Dec. 15 at 11:30:  2-day 2’s, 2-day 3’s, 5-day 3’s, VPK Martz/Menke, VPK Bombar/Glass

CHRISTMAS PARTIES

Wednesday, December 16th

3-day-2’s, 3-day 3’s, room 114, room 116

Thursday December 17th

2-day 2’s, 2-day 3’s, 5-day 3’s, room 104, room 110

THURSDAY DISMISSAL!

All Robin’s Nest students will be dismissed at 12:15 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 17th. There will be no Extended Care offered that afternoon. School will be closed for the Holidays Friday, Dec. 18th through January 4th. School resumes Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2021!

DATES TO REMEMBER

December 3 … Pizza Party

December 3 & 4 … PAC Meetings 9:15 a.m.

December 5 … PHUMC Christmas Extravaganza 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

December 7-16 … Santa Shop

Decemer 12 … Christmas Caravan & Breakfast from Santa 9:00 a.m.

December 14 & 15 … Christmas Programs 11:30 a.m.

December 16 & 17 … Classroom Christmas Parties

December 17 … 12:15 dismissal for all students (no extended day)

December 18 – January 4 … Christmas Holidays – School is Closed

January 5 … School re-opens; classes resume

 

NEWS FROM THE NEST – NOVEMBER NEWSLETTER

NEWS FROM THE NEST – NOVEMBER NEWSLETTER

WE ARE THANKFUL!
As the Thanksgiving holiday approaches and we count our many blessings, we are once again reminded of what a genuine privilege it is for all of us at The Robin’s Nest to work with you and your children.

We would like to say THANK YOU for all the support we have received in the way of donations of cleaning supplies, classroom adoptions, mission support and our wonderful PAC volunteers! We appreciate everything you do and feel truly thankful and blessed.

COOL WEATHER REMINDER!
With the cooler weather approaching, we’d like to remind you to label jackets and sweaters and perhaps exchange long pants in your child’s extra clothes bag at school.

OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD
Our Fall Mission is the world’s largest Christmas project of its kind and we need your help to make this a success! Operation Christmas Child uses gift filled shoeboxes to demonstrate God’s love in a tangible way to children in need around the world. The Robin’s Nest is involving our children in this mission project. On November 2nd – 5th, the children will begin building the boxes and talking in their classes about the difference they will be making to a child in need. There are additional boxes available if you would like to build boxes at home with other children or as a family. Our goal is set for each Robin’s Nest child to build a box totaling 144! Each box will be filled for a child between the ages of 2-4 years old.

THANKSGIVING FEASTS
On Thursday, November 19th, and Friday, November 20th, the children will celebrate Thanksgiving with a special feast snack. To help with the celebration, we ask that each child bring in a specific food item. Look for the feast sign-up sheet posted outside your child’s classroom. This is not a party for all parents to attend.

THE ROBIN’S NEST SANTA SHOP
This is an exciting event for the children! The shop will be open December 7th – 16th. All children will have
the opportunity during school to do some Christmas shopping for their family, grandparents, and other
loved ones. There are many volunteer opportunities available! An email will be coming soon with a link to
sign up on line. All proceeds from the Santa Shop help keep our classroom equipment and curriculum
current and new. Watch your child’s bag/folder for more information.

COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIP PROGRAM
A big Thank You to our new Community Partner: Dutch’s Roofing who adopted the 2-day2’s classroom!
Thank you so much for your partnership. It’s never too late to adopt your child’s classroom!

IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER
Nov. 5 & 6 PAC meeting and gift wrapping 9:15
Nov. 19 & 20 Thanksgiving feasts
Nov. 23 – 27 School closed – Happy Thanksgiving!

NEWS FROM THE NEST – OCTOBER NEWSLETTER

NEWS FROM THE NEST – OCTOBER NEWSLETTER

PARENT ADVOCATE CLUB (PAC)
Thank you to everyone that attended the first PAC meetings in September. Our PAC officers for the 2020-2021 school year are Brittany Proefke, LeighAnn Sarantopoulos, Tracy Kinney and Leslie Admire. The Robin’s Nest PAC is open to all parents and members of PHUMC who wish to actively support our school. PAC meetings are generally the first Thursday and Friday of the Month in room 201 at 9:15 a.m. Come join a committee and make new friends. Siblings are welcome!

FALL FUNDRAISER
Usborne Cards for a Cause fundraiser is coming to a close October 2nd. These beautiful handcrafted greeting cards are amazing. If you haven’t purchased yours yet it’s not too late! We appreciate the support you give the Robin’s Nest!

FALL MISSION
Operation Christmas Child is our fall mission. We could not be happier to take part in this amazing cause. Let the packing of shoeboxes begin! Every shoebox gift delivered by Operation Christmas Child is a tangible expression of God’s amazing love. Flyers will go out October 8th and 9th with important details.

NOAH’S ARK PARADE
Calling all animals to the ark! The Robin’s Nest 3 and 4 year old classes have been practicing for this fun event! Parents are asked to bring your child to their classroom dressed in an animal costume (no masks allowed; shoes are required) the morning of their event. Please also bring a change of clothes in a labeled bag. Everyone is invited to come and watch the Noah’s Ark Parade at 9:30 a.m. in the sanctuary. *Adults must wear mask and please social distance in the sanctuary seating. Parents of two year olds may attend the event together.
Thursday, Oct. 29th: Parent/Wheeley, Dominie/Raborn, Martz/Menke, Bombar/Glass
Friday, Oct. 30th: Parent/Wheeley, Dorsett/Terrio, Alvarez/Probst

ROBIN’S NEST T-SHIRTS
The Robin’s Nest is selling children’s school t-shirts! Watch for your t-shirt order form. T-shirts are only $10 each with a choice of red, royal blue, bright pink and purple with a white Robin’s Nest logo printed on the front. Orders are due by October 16th, 2020. Don’t miss out!

PICTURES
Don’t forget to order your child’s beautiful pictures from Picture Perfect Images. You should
have already been notified of their gallery to view and order!

CLEANING SUPPLY DONATIONS
Families, thank you all so much for your generous donations of cleaning supplies. We have been using lots
of Lysol spray (can/any scent), Chlorox and/or Lysol wipes (any scent) and Chlorox Anywhere Spray.
These supplies are tremendously appreciated!

COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIP PROGRAM
CONGRATULATIONS – Our list of community partners is growing, 26 and counting! We are happy to
inform you that the following businesses and/or families have adopted a classroom:
The Terrio Family                              Ed & Mary Eady
The Cooper Family                           Jared and Jill Schmidt
The Knellinger Family (2)                  Bill and Ashley Gonnelli
Seal Swim School                             James and LeighAnn Sarantopoulos
Loren and Brittany Shumard             The Turner Family
The Christensen Family                    The Bache Family
Jason and Brittany Proefke               John and Jenny Goad
The Fazzine Family                           The Zaytsev Family
The Crisorio Family                            The Cox Family
Mike and Julie Donaldson                  Myers Healthcare Consulting
iDoor Garage Door Sales, Inc.           Carrie & Luke Pappas
The Admire Family                             Law Offices of Tragos, Sartes and Tragos
Hawkeye Construction                       Children’s Medical Center (Dr. Alfred Alvarez)
South Florida, Inc.                              The Giusto Family

A big thank you goes to all who have participated in the adoption program. Adoption forms are located on
the table outside the office!

NEWS FROM THE NEST – SEPTEMBER NEWSLETTER

NEWS FROM THE NEST – SEPTEMBER NEWSLETTER

PARENT ADVOCATE CLUB  –  Everyone is Welcome!    (Including younger siblings)

When: Thursday, September 3rd at 9:15am and Friday, September 4th at 9:15am

Where: In Person– Upstairs in room 201

Why: We will be discussing this year’s activities as well as volunteer opportunities.

Face masks and social distancing are required at the meeting.

 INDIVIDUAL PICTURES  Picture Perfect Images is our amazing school photographer. School pictures will be taken September 15th, 16th, and 17th. This year all ordering is done online! YOU MUST PREREGISTER IF YOU WANT YOUR CHILD’S PICTURE TAKEN! After picture days you will be notified via text when your gallery is up and active. Parents will be able to view and place their order online. Your order will then be mailed to you directly. Look for a flyer sent home with your child for instructions. This will be the ONLY flyer you will get with your PERSONALIZED CODE on it so be on the lookout and don’t lose it!!!

FALL FUNDRAISER  –  COMING SEPT. 21ST – OCT 2nd! The Robin’s Nest is excited to have Usborne Cards for a Cause as our fall fundraiser. These are unique handcrafted greeting cards with a coordinating envelope in a beautiful keepsake box. Have cards on hand for every occasion! Any of these boxes would make a thoughtful gift as well. Boxes are $30 each and contain 30-50 individually wrapped cards with matching envelopes. Proceeds will go to school improvements. We appreciate the support you give the Robin’s Nest!

SNACKS  –  Reminder . . . the Robin’s Nest is a PEANUT/TREE NUT FREE school. Please read the snack notice carefully when it is your child’s turn to be snack helper. If you have any questions, feel free to ask your child’s teacher or the office.

EMAIL CONTACT – You should be receiving information from the Robin’s Nest office and your child’s teacher. If you have not heard from us we may not have your correct e-mail address, so please send a message to us at amartinelli@phumc.net.

COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIP PROGRAM – ADOPT A CLASS – The Robin’s Nest 2020-2021   Community Partnership Program has begun. Individuals, families or businesses may adopt a class, music program or the school by making a $150 tax deductible donation. 100% of your donation goes directly to your child’s classroom. Teachers may purchase classroom materials such as furniture, carpets, manipulatives, books, CD’s, and any curriculum materials. If you are interested in adopting a class or would like more information please ask your teacher or stop by the office for a blue form located just outside the office door. We greatly appreciate all the wonderful individuals and businesses who generously adopted so far this year. Let’s keep it going!

The Terrio Family                                             Children’s Medical Center (Dr. Alfred Alvarez)  

The Cooper Family                                          Jared and Jill Schmidt

The Knellinger Family (2)                                 Bill and Ashley Gonnelli

Seal Swim School                                             James and LeighAnn Sarantopoulos

Loren and Brittany Shumard                           The Turner Family

The Christensen Family                                  The Bache Family

Jason and Brittany Proefke                           John and Jenny Goad

NEWS FROM THE NEST – MARCH NEWSLETTER

NEWS FROM THE NEST – MARCH NEWSLETTER

CAMP CUBBER 2020 – Registration coming soon! Current Robin’s Nest families will have priority registration days, on March 3 – 6 and 10 – 13 by appointment only. Camp CUBBER offers your rising K – 8th graders a fun filled exciting summer in a family-friendly safe environment. This summer’s theme is “Slime Works”.

A theme like Slime Works will of course give campers the opportunity to make slime, but more than that each week will have a weekly theme based on a different type of slime – so we will have space and glow in the dark activities during Galaxy Slime Week, we will look into marine life during Fishbowl Slime Week, and we will do lots of activities that have to do with going fast during Speed Slime Week.

Summer camp runs weekly from June 1 – July 31.  You can sign up for the whole summer or just a few weeks!  For more information about Camp CUBBER and to download the camp registration paperwork (coming soon), please visit the camp’s website at http://www.cubber.org.  Don’t miss it!

SILENT AUCTION: BASKET FUNDRAISER – PAC is sponsoring a basket fundraiser. Room mothers from every class will make a basket for the silent auction from the items donated by the parents. The room mothers have already sent you a letter with your class theme and important information about the fundraiser. If you or someone you know owns a business or runs a home business and would like to donate to our fundraiser, please stop by the office to give them an information form. The basket silent auction begins on April 6th and ends on April 9th at 9:30 a.m. sharp! So don’t let your favorite basket walk away with someone else. Wahoo…let the bidding begin!

Safety First– Please remember to hold your child’s hand when walking to and from the parking lot. The parking lot is very busy at drop off and pick up times. This is not a safe play area