Dear Parents,

It’s hard to believe that December is upon us already.  Please pay close attention to the events and dates noted in the newsletter as it will be a very busy month.  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!


Jump for Joy, It’s Christmas!     CHRISTMAS PROGRAM

On Thursday December 3, at 6:30 p.m. in the sanctuary, The Robin’s Nest will be presenting its 19th annual Christmas program; “Jump for Joy, its Christmas!”. Kelly Groves and the classroom teachers are working with the children to prepare for this special musical presentation. Please drop your children off promptly at 6:15 p.m. in their classroom.



The Christmas Program on December 3rd will be videotaped by Felten Video. Please note that the center aisle of the sanctuary will be roped off the night of the program so that the children’s performance will not be interrupted and the videographer will be able to capture the best possible photos of your children. A great way to enjoy the program and preserve the memories is to pre-purchase the DVD. Look for an order form in your child’s backpack or folder. Additional forms will be available in the Robin’s Nest office.



The Robin’s Nest annual Santa Shop will be open Dec. 7 – 11th! This is a special store for children to shop for gifts for everyone in their family. All items are priced $3, $4, & $5. It’s a wonderful opportunity for children to experience the joy of shopping on their own for their family and friends.

Look for shopping gift lists and return envelopes to be sent home with your child. Your child’s teacher will let you know the day their class will shop. Please return your child’s shopping list to their teacher by Friday,

Dec. 4th. Unfortunately if a shopping list with the enclosed payment is not turned in by that date, your child will be unable to shop. Additional forms are available in the Robin’s Nest office.

If you have multiple children shopping, each child will need their own shopping list to be able to shop with their class. Please complete a form for each child in your family that will shop.



The Robin’s Nest has a very exciting day planned for you and your child. The day will begin with a special Christmas chapel followed by holiday carols. On your child’s class day listed below, please go directly to the sanctuary that morning with your child at 9:00 a.m. and plan to stay until 9:30 a.m.

The Robin’s Nest is 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. During our Christmas chapel, your child will have the opportunity to place the gift he/she helped choose in front of the manger. The gift should be new, in the range of $5.00-$10.00 and for a child age infant – 17 years old. Please do not wrap the gift.

Wednesday, December 16th

Bollenbacher/Glass 3-day-2’s, Hudson/Parent 3-day 3’s, , Hibbens/Karalis’ 4’s, Blake/Amende’s 4’s

Thursday December 17th

Bollenbacher/Glass 2-day 2’s, Parent/Wheeley 2-day 3’s, Robertson/Rogers 5-day 3’s, Martz’s/Dion’s 4’s,

Bombar/Rashleigh’s 4’s

After chapel you will take your child to their classroom. Christmas festivities will start soon after!



All Robin’s Nest students will be dismissed at 12:15 p.m. on Friday, Dec 18th. There will be no Lunch Bunch or Extended Care offered that afternoon.


December 3                 Christmas program 6:30 p.m.

December 7-11            Santa Shop

December 12               Breakfast with Santa

December 16               Wednesday at 9:00 a.m. special Christmas chapel

Parents attend chapel in the sanctuary with their child

Classroom Christmas parties

December 17                Thursday at 9:00 a.m. special Christmas chapel

Parents attend chapel in the sanctuary with their child

Classroom Christmas parties

Dec. 21 – Jan. 4         Christmas holidays – school closed

January 5                     Classes resume