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!
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.
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
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
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