It’s Turkey and Tinsel Time!

What a perfect afternoon to sit and write about all things fall and festive! I love this time of year …turkeys, trees, tinsel and thoughts of thankfulness. I can’t wait to put up my Christmas Tree and Mr. Cecil has forbidden anyone to mention the word snow around me. I LOVE celebrating the birth of Christ. Watching the children act out the Nativity is my favorite part of the season.

As we prepare for the upcoming weeks I have several things to share with you. November will be busy as we learn about Turkeys, corn, Pilgrims, Native Americans and the first Thanksgiving. School will be closed on November 5th for our teachers to attend training and again on November 11th in observance of the Veteran’s Day holiday. Cookie Dough will return on November 10th and be available for pick up starting at 8am drop off.

Look for a special flyer from Original Works Art that will have many products available that you can purchase with your child’s own artwork on them…perfect for Christmas presents. You will receive instructions on how to view and order items online and all orders will arrive in time for Christmas gift giving. Order dates are November 13th-23rd.

The children in our 4’s and Pre-k invite their families to join us on Thursday, November 19th for our annual Thanksgiving Program and covered dish. The program will begin at 10:30 followed by a covered dish meal. Parents of the 4’s are asked to bring side dishes and the Pre-K will bring desserts. Your room moms will provide additional information. Mrs. Myers will prepare the turkeys, the beverages and provide the paper products….sounds yummy!

Books Galore and More…that’s what the Barnes and Noble Bookfair is all about! November 20th and 21st will be the days to shop at B&N in High Point, mention Child Enrichment at the checkout and help us earn a % of your purchase back in free book credits! We will have artwork from our smallest babies to our biggest friends on display…stop in for a cup of coffee and browse the art and the books(we even get credit on the coffee).

Sizzle, Sizzle, POP will be the sound we hear on Monday, November 23rd during Popcorn Day. Sounds  like a popping good time will be had by all. Where did the first popcorn come from? Which came first the movie or the popcorn?

Our Month will round out with a Thanksgiving break November 25th-27th. We hope everyone enjoys time with family and friends and spends time remembering all the things we have to be thankful for. We are thankful everyday for your children and so glad you share them with us.

Everyone will be so excited when we return from Thanksgiving break to find a special angel awaiting them. Our Angels on the shelf will share an act of kindness each day that we can participate in…I think some really good stuff is going to come from the hearts of some really sweet kids! We also will be sharing a special gift with each family…your child will be bringing home a container they have added their special touch too and it will have suggestions for activities that you can do as a family to “Light Up” the holidays with kindness. We hope that this container of kindness will be a new family tradition. Your child’s teacher has included some special activities that your child is sure to love!

FUMC will have a special tree in the foyer of the Education Building that will be covered in gingerbread men…each gingerbread man or woman represents a $20 donation to Lisa’s Kids…a local program working to fight the hunger of our local children. If you would like to help feed a family for Christmas please consider taking a gingerbread off the tree. Checks can be written to FUMC . The tree will be up on Tuesday, November 24th.

As you can see we will be busy for the next few weeks and I will have more to share soon…we haven’t even talked yet about POLAR EXPRESS Breakfast with Santa…sounds interesting??  Stay tuned for more fun to come…start cooking, get to wrapping and allow the spirit of a baby fill your heart.

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