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: To the volunteers in the classrooms, lap readers, and to the PAC volunteers for all their help. We appreciate everything you do!


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.


We are overjoyed to be able to directly assist people in need in our community. This organization started out as a Sunday morning worship opportunity with a free breakfast for the homeless and impoverished families with children. After seeing such a need to help the homeless we were inspired to offer free laundry and shower facilities for people in need. PHUMC recently donated 4 washers and dryers and The Robin’s Nest is excited to partner with them to provide much needed items to help make this mission a success. Be watching for monthly donation items that will assist in this partnership. Look for the large labeled container in the Robin’s Nest hallway for your donations.

For the month of November we will be collecting travel size toiletries (shampoo, conditioner, soap, lotion, etc.).


Children in our three and four year old programs are eligible to stay for Lunch Bunch on any school day. Lunch Bunch begins immediately after our regular day and ends at 1:55 p.m. The cost is $10.00 per day. Enrichment activities and play time with friends are included. Lunch is available to purchase four days a week for an additional $4.00. Pizza is available on Mondays and Thursdays, Chick-fil-A on Wednesdays, and a turkey sandwich from Westlake’s cafeteria on Fridays. Sign up forms are available outside the school office door. The Robin’s Nest is a nut and peanut free school. This means no nuts or nut butters of any kind.


Imagine an interactive circle of kids, all drumming together, holding a common pulse and weaving a facilitated rhythm into a cohesive musical experience. This is what The Robin’s Nest students will be experiencing when Giving Tree Music brings their drumming program to the school on Friday, November 13th.  Their only rule- ‘if you don’t drum, you have to dance!!!”


On Thursday, November 19th, and Friday, November 20th, the children will celebrate Thanksgiving with a special feast snack. To help with the celebration, the room mothers will set up the snack. This is not a party for all parents to attend. We ask that each child bring in a specific food item. Look for more details as we get closer to the Feast date.


The shop will be open December 7th – 11th. All the children have the opportunity during school to do some Christmas shopping for their family, grandparents, and other loved ones. The gifts range in price from $3.00 to $5.00. All proceeds from The Santa Shop help buy classroom equipment and curriculum. Watch your child’s backpack for more information.


Help raise money for our school by pre-ordering your Thanksgiving Holiday pies. Ordering forms are coming soon! Check your child’s backpack or folder. Extra forms will be available in the Robin’s Nest office. We are also collecting pumpkin pies for donation from Perkins, which will be served to the less fortunate over the Thanksgiving holiday by members of PHUMC.


The Robin’s Nest PAC is proud to present Breakfast with Santa on December 12th in the multi-purpose room. Breakfast buffet includes waffles, eggs, sausage, bacon, and choice of one beverage – orange juice, milk, or coffee. Your child will have an opportunity to visit with Santa so bring your camera! Advance reservations are required. Tickets go on sale beginning Monday, November 9th in the school office. Tickets are $8.00 and available for purchase Monday through Friday, 8:45 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. (children under two are free, but must share a seat). There will be one seating this year at 9:00 a.m. so get your tickets early! 


 A big Thank You to our new Community Partners!

 Ted and Karin Small

REINDEER RUN               

Join our community as we run to end human trafficking. Saturday, December 5 the race will start and end at Pop Stansell Park, located at 797 Florida Avenue in Palm Harbor. From there you will travel along local streets, trails and parks to end up at the finish line. All participants will receive a medal, water and food after. There will be a timed 5k, 1 mile and a tot trot for our littlest runners (ages 2-10).

Register, volunteer and view sponsorship opportunities at



Nov. 5 & 6               PAC meeting and gift wrapping 9:15

Nov. 9                      Tickets go on sale for Breakfast with Santa

Nov. 19 & 20           Thanksgiving feasts

Nov. 23 – 27           School closed – Happy Thanksgiving!

Dec. 3                       Christmas program @ 6:30 p.m. – Sanctuary

Dec. 7 – 11               Santa Shop opens – Sponsored by PAC – Forms will be sent home

Dec. 12                      Breakfast with Santa

Dec. 16                      Christmas chapels 9 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. (parents must accompany their children)

Classroom Christmas parties for 3-day 2’s, 3-day 3’s,

4’s Hibbens/Karalis & 4’s Blake/Amende

Dec. 17                      Christmas chapels 9 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. (parents must accompany their children)

Classroom Christmas parties for 2-day 2’s, 2-day 3’s, 5-day 3’s,

4’s Martz/Dion & 4’s Bombar/Rashleigh

Dec. 21 – Jan. 4      Winter holidays – school closed (classes resume Tues. Jan. 5th)