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: To the volunteers in the classrooms, lap readers, and to the PAC volunteers for all their help. We appreciate everything you do!
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 4th, THEY 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. Please place your donated items in the Operation Christmas Child bin, located in the Robin’s Nest hallway or the office.
GIVING TREE MUSIC
We will drum, dance, sing and laugh together as we learn to “talk” to each other on the drum. 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 Wednesday, November 13th. Their only rule- “if you don’t drum, you have to dance!!!”
Calling All Grandparents!!! A relationship between a grandparent and their grandchild is a special one and can be a child’s strongest connection to family heritage. They are a true gift to a child. The Robin’s Nest would like to recognize and honor grandparents by holding a special chapel on your students chapel day, November 18th or 19th at 11:30 a.m. in the sanctuary.
On Thursday, November 21st, and Friday, November 22nd, the children will celebrate Thanksgiving with a special feast snack. To help with the celebration, the room mothers may be asked to help 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 the feast sign-up sheet posted outside your child’s classroom.
THE ROBIN’S NEST SANTA SHOP
This is an exciting event for the children! The shop will be open December 9th – 13th. 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! Check your email for a link to sign up on line or sign up in the Robin’s Nest hallway. All proceeds from the Santa Shop help keep our classroom equipment and curriculum current and new. Watch your child’s backpack for more information.
BREAKFAST WITH SANTA
The Robin’s Nest PAC is excited to present Breakfast with Santa on Saturday, December 14th at 9:00 a.m. in the multi-purpose room. Breakfast buffet includes pancakes, eggs, bacon, and choice of beverage. Your child will have an opportunity to visit with Santa so bring your camera! Advance reservations are required. Tickets are $10.00 on sale beginning Monday, November 4th in the school office (children under two are free, but must share a seat).
COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIP PROGRAM
A big Thank You to our new Community Partners: The DePetris Family and Shannon & Chris Sprowls who adopted two classrooms! Thank you so much for your program adoptions. It’s never too late to adopt your child’s classroom!
IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER
Nov. 7 & 8 PAC meeting and gift wrapping 9:15
Nov. 4 – Dec. 6 Tickets go on sale for Breakfast with Santa
Nov. 13 The Giving Tree (special event)
Nov. 18 & 19 Grandparents Chapel @ 11:30 – Sanctuary
Nov. 21 & 22 Thanksgiving feasts
Nov. 25 – 29 School closed – Happy Thanksgiving!
Dec. 9 – 13 Santa Shop opens – Sponsored by PAC – forms will be sent home
Dec. 9 Christmas chapel 3-day 2’s, 3-day 3’s, room 104, room 110
Dec. 10 Christmas chapel 2-day 2’s, 2-day 3’s, 5-day 3’s, room 114, room 116
Dec. 14 Breakfast with Santa @ 9:00 a.m.
Dec. 17 Christmas program @ 6:30 p.m. – Sanctuary
Dec. 18 & 19 Christmas parties
Dec. 20 – Jan. 6 Winter holidays – school closed (school starts back Tues., Jan. 7th)