The school year is off to a great start! The best part of my day is greeting you and your children upon arrival each morning. The joy and excitement on your children’s smiling faces as they eagerly come into school reminds me daily that God is in our presence.

There is a quote, from one of my favorite storybook characters, that often comes to mind:

“How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.” – Winnie the Pooh

Being a parent myself, I truly understand how difficult saying goodbye can be, even if only for a few hours. And, I promise you – absolutely promise you – that your children are in the very best hands and that we will take care of them as if they are our very own. Thank you for entrusting us with your greatest treasures!

This school year is sure to be a great one!


Anne Martinelli




Join us at the Oldsmar Chick-fil-A, at 3740 Tampa Road, on Thursday, October 15th from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. for Robin’s Nest Spirit night. There will be many fun activities available for children and adults. A portion of all proceeds will be donated to The Robin’s Nest.



Is your child participating in Lunch Bunch? Lunch Bunch is a great opportunity for children to socialize with friends, including those in other classes. Food is available four days a week and enrichment activities are offered each day. They will have the opportunity to participate in Art, Yoga, Spanish, Music or Science. Children in the 3’s and VPK classes are eligible to attend. Please stop by the office to pick up a form. Fill out your child’s name and class designation. Circle the days you would like your child to stay in Lunch Bunch until 2:00 p.m. and circle any lunches you wish to purchase. Early Care is also available for sign up on this same form.



“Into every life a little rain must fall…but afterwards God sends a rainbow to remind us he loves us all” Calling all animals to board the Noah’s Ark Parade at The Robin’s Nest! It is the school’s philosophy that Halloween should be celebrated as a time of fun and imagination rather than fright and superstition. Children in The Robin’s Nest’s 3 and 4 year old classes will attend the program with their class dressed in an animal costume. The Robin’s Nest Noah’s Ark Parade will take place on October 29th and 30th in the church sanctuary at 11:45 a.m. Parents of 2’s are invited attend the program with their child.



Mark your calendars! The annual Breakfast with Santa will be held on December 12th at 9:00 a.m. Tickets will go on sale November 9th in The Robin’s Nest office. You don’t want to miss this wonderful event!



Thank you to everyone that attended the first PAC meetings in September. Our PAC

Co-President officers for the 2014-2015 school year are Jill Pearen, Kayla Marsh, and Kim Martin.

We appreciate your continued support. The Robin’s Nest PAC is open to all parents and members of PHUMC who wish to actively support our school. Please join us for the next PAC meetings which will be held on Thursday, October 1st & Friday, October 2nd at 9:15 a.m.



A friendly reminder: Parents are expected to be prompt in picking up their children. Half-day classes’ end at 12:15, lunch bunch ends at 1:55 and extended day classes’ end at 3:00. The Robin’s Nest is licensed to operate only during these time periods. If you are running late please call the office and let us know.



Thank you to everyone who participated in our fall fundraiser, “BELIEVE.” It’s too soon to know if we’ve hit our goal but we had a huge number of families participate and feel that it was a GREAT SUCCESS!



Oct. 1           Open House 6:30 (PARENTS ONLY PLEASE)

Oct. 1           PAC meeting 9:15 a.m.

Oct. 2           PAC meeting 9:15 a.m.

Oct. 8           Julie Austin (10:00) in multipurpose room

Oct. 13         Fire truck visits rooms 112, 108, 102, 104

Oct. 14         Fire truck visits rooms 112, 108, 110, 114, 116

Oct. 15         Conferences for the 2-day 2’s and 2-day 3’s classes

                    No School for 2-day 2’s and 2-day 3’s

                    Please note 5-day 3’s and 4’s (VPK) will have class! 

Oct. 16        Conferences for the 3-day 2’s, 3-day 3’s, 5-day 3’s, and 4’s

                   NO SCHOOL for all children 

Oct. 19        SCHOOL CLOSED   

Oct. 29        Noah’s Ark Parade at 11:45 a.m. – rooms 108, 110, 114, 116

Oct. 30        Noah’s Ark Parade at 11:45 a.m. – rooms 102, 108, 104

                                 *two’s may watch the parade with a parent



       We Love our Community Partners!


 CONGRATULATIONS – We are happy to inform you that the following businesses  and/or families have adopted a classroom:

Richard Rondon (Music)           The Kendrick Family (2-Day 2’s)
The Kendrick Family (5-Day 3’s)         The Hanff Family (3-Day 2’s)
The Hanff Family (VPK)             The Ford Family (5-Day 3’s)
The Botsolas Family (2-Day 3’s)         The Rouse Family (3-Day 3’s)
Josh & Sarah Thompson (3-Day 3’s) The Pellegrini Family (3-Day 3’s)
The Schmitt Family (3-Day 3’s)           The Donaldson Family (VPK)
The Black Family (VPK)             Chicken Salad Chick (VPK)
West Coast Awnings (VPK)       Carl and Renee Gresen (VPK)
Verkler Family (VPK)                 Watts/Cox Family (VPK)
Ximena Escarria (VPK)              The Kratimenos Family (VPK)
Panagiotopoulos Family (Music)              Jan E. Gordon (VPK) The Hoekstra Family (5-Day 3’s)

We are proud to have our local community take an active role in our school and support the education of our children. Our goal is to see every class and program adopted at least twice! You can help us reach this goal. Make sure that your child’s class has the wonderful advantage of this community support. The children and their teachers will certainly appreciate it! A big thank you goes to all who have participated in the adoption program. Adoption forms are available in the office if you are interested.