Special Activities

CHAPEL

  • Weekly chapel worship will be held on Wednesdays for 4 year olds and on Thursdays for 3 year olds all year long.
  • We will pray, sing songs and Pastor will share truths about God in various ways.
  • We ask the children to bring a non-perishable food item with them on Chapel days.  This is their offering.  We will give the food to our church’s food pantry ministry.

 

BIRTHDAYS 

  • We enjoy celebrating each child’s birthday.
  • You may send a treat.
  • Please check with the teacher to schedule the birthday celebration and to find out the type of treat she prefers.  Some children in the classroom may have allergies to certain foods.

 

FIELD TRIPS 

  • Field trips enhance the pre-schooler’s learning experience.
  • Teacher will send home field trip information and permission slips.
  • Each child MUST have a COMPLETED permission slip to participate in a field trip.
  • Parents may be asked to chaperone the field trip(s).

 

HOLIDAYS / SPECIAL DAYS 

  • Special Day celebrations include appropriate games, related crafts, stories, songs, and snacks.
  • Parents may be asked to help with the celebration(s).
  • The teacher will notify you about special arrangements for our celebration(s).

 

HALLOWEEN 

  • Our Halloween party celebrates the beautiful fall season God created and gave to us.
  • Halloween is a fun time for children to dress-up and pretend to be someone else.
  • As a Christian pre-school, we want the children to enjoy their experience and honor God through their activities.  Please keep this in mind as you and your child choose a costume.

 

DISCIPLINE 

Discipline, as defined by Webster, is “training that develops self-control, character, orderliness and efficiency.”  We believe that a warm, nurturing, Christ-centered setting can help to model to your child the behavior to develop self-control and character.

Sometimes a child will be asked to sit in a “thinking chair” in order to gain control of his/her emotions.  The “thinking chair” provides time for Miss Barb and/or Miss Cindy to talk with a child about appropriate behavior in a situation.  We can then redirect a child from the activity that was causing disruptive behavior to an activity that will be more constructive.  There are three steps for the thinking chair.

1.  Process what behavior led to the child being in the thinking chair.

2.  Discuss and role play how to handle the behavior/situation in the future.

3.  The child will take ownership for their behavior and apologize to anyone affected by their behavior.

 

COMMUNICATION WITH PARENTS 

  • The teacher will publish a monthly calendar to inform the parents about happenings in the classroom.

 

CONFERENCES 

  • Parent/teacher conferences will be held once a year in January.
  • Additional meetings may be scheduled if requested by teacher or parent.
  • If you have a question about classroom activities, please speak with Miss Barb or Miss Cindy.
  • If you have a question about curriculum or school policy, please speak with Miss Barb.