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!
THE SANTA SHOP IS ALMOST HERE!
The Robin’s Nest annual Santa Shop will be open Dec. 3 – 7th! 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, 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 in the Robin’s Nest office.
SPECIAL CHRISTMAS CHAPEL
We invite you to join us for our special Christmas chapel. The 4’s will be helping deliver the message at 9:15 a.m. on December 10th and 11th in the sanctuary. Please help your child choose a toy gift to bring to the sanctuary and place on the stage. The gift should be new, in the range of $5 – $10’s for a child age infant – 17 years old. Please do not wrap the gift. 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.
All classes will attend one of the following days:
Monday, Dec. 10th at 9:15 a.m.: 3-day 2’s, 3-day 3’s, room 110 and room 104
Tuesday, Dec. 11th at 9:15 a.m.: 2-day 2’s, 2-day 3’s, 5-day 3’s, room 114 and room 116
On Thursday December 6, at 6:00 p.m. in the sanctuary, The Robin’s Nest will be presenting its 22nd annual Christmas program; “For Unto Us a Child is Born”. Jenny Knott and the classroom teachers are working with the children to prepare for this special musical presentation. Please drop your children off promptly at 5:45 p.m. in their classroom (parents bring 2’s to the church choir room).
CHRISTMAS PROGRAM DVD
The Christmas Program on December 6th 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.
Tuesday, December 18th
2-day-2’s, 2-day 3’s, room 104, room 110
Wednesday December 19th
3-day 2’s, 3-day 3’s, 5-day 3’s, room 114, room 116
All Robin’s Nest students will be dismissed at 12:15 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 20th. There will be no Lunch Bunch or Extended Care offered that afternoon. School will be closed for the Holidays Friday, Dec. 21st through January 7th. School resumes Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019!
DATES TO REMEMBER
December 3-7 Santa Shop
December 6 Christmas Program 6:00 p.m
December 8 Breakfast with Santa
December 10 &11 Special Christmas chapels
December 18 & 19 Classroom Christmas parties
December 21 – Jan. 7 Christmas holidays – school closed
January 8 School re-opens, classes resume
THE ROBIN’S NEST STAFF WISHES YOU AND YOUR FAMILY A VERY BLESSED HOLIDAY SEASON FILLED WITH PEACE AND JOY!