Welcome back: Wow! What a great beginning to the school year!  We are so happy to have your children back in our hallways. This school year is truly going to be something special – a year filled with laughter, love and learning. We cherish each and every child, teacher and family that is a part of The Robin’s Nest. Thank you for entrusting your most precious children to us!

Chapel: Chapel started August 29th, all are invited to attend. Chapel will be held on Mondays at 9:05 or Tuesdays at 9:05. If you’re running late on chapel day, please bring your child directly to the sanctuary.

Snacks: Snack time at The Robin’s Nest is a special time for your child. We hope you will help make this a parent/child project by including your child in the selection of the snack. We serve 100% apple juice as the beverage. Snacks must be healthy and low in sugar (no artificial sweeteners). Please save sugary snacks for birthday celebrations only. Also, remember, The Robin’s Nest is a PEANUT/TREE NUT FREE school. Please read the snack notice carefully when it is your child’s turn to be snack helper. If you have any questions, please feel free to ask your child’s teacher or the office.

Music with Mrs. Groves:

Two’s Classes- The two’s classes are having so much fun in music! They are putting motions to word songs and learning about tempos or speeds of music.

Three’s Classes-The three’s classes are learning to use steady beats and marching patterns. They are starting to play rhythm instruments while singing in different meters or time signatures.

Four’s Classes-  The four’s classes are learning various drum patterns and are exploring world music. They are discovering instruments and dance from other cultures.

We would love to have you join us for chapels on Mondays or Tuesdays from 9:05 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. in the sanctuary. Please check with your child’s teacher as to which day they attend.

E-mail Contact: You should be receiving regular information from The Robin’s Nest office. If you have not heard from us we may not have the correct e-mail address for you, so please send a message to us at mailto:amartinelli@phumc.net

Believe Fall Fundraiser: The Parent Advocate Club (PAC) Believe fundraiser will begin on Monday, September 12th, and run through Monday, September 26th. Fundraiser packets will be sent home with your child. This is a great time to complete some of your Christmas shopping and at the same time help out the children and the school. We appreciate the support you give The Robin’s Nest.

Community Partnership Program-Adopt a Class: The Robin’s Nest is beginning our 2016-2017 Community Partnership Program. By adopting a class, music program or the school and making a tax-deductible donation of $150, a local business or individual will receive valuable exposure with students, their families, and church members. The teachers use 100% of the money to purchase classroom materials such as furniture, carpets, manipulatives, books, CD’s, and any curriculum/unit of study supportive materials. If you are interested in adopting a class or would like more information please stop by the office for a brochure. We greatly appreciate all the wonderful individuals and businesses who generously adopted so far this year. Let’s keep it going!

Parent Advocate Club: PAC is a great way to support your child by participating in events and on subcommittees that enrich all of our lives. PAC sponsors a variety of special events for the children and their families, including Santa Shop, Book Fair, Spring Baskets and more. The PAC also sponsors two major fundraisers during the school year. It’s still not too late to turn in your PAC Volunteer Commitment form. Please drop them off in the office.

Two PAC meetings are scheduled the first Thursday and Friday of each month so you may choose which day to attend. We try to keep all meetings to no longer than 1 hour in length. Children are welcome to attend with you! All parents are invited to attend the first PAC meetings on September 8th and 9th  at 9:15 a.m. room 201.

Individual Pictures: Picture Perfect Images is our school photographer. School pictures will be taken September 13th, 14th, and 15th.

Open House: Open house for parents will be held the evening of Thursday, October 6st at 6:30. Watch for notices in your child’s bag.

Mark your calendars:

Sept. 5                         No school (Labor Day)

Sept. 8                         PAC meeting 9:15 a.m.

Sept. 9                         PAC meeting 9:15 a.m.

Sept. 12                       Believe fundraiser begins

Sept. 13                       Individual pictures – Rooms 110, 102, and 104

Sept. 14                       Individual pictures – Rooms 112, 114, and 108

Sept. 15                       Individual pictures – Rooms 112, 108, and 116

Sept. 26                       Believe fundraiser ends