Spring has finally arrived. The flowers are blooming. The birds are singing, and new life is all around us. We hope you will enjoy this special time of year, and take a moment to reflect upon God’s wonderful gifts.
Our theme for the month of April is Reading Is Fun. Our teachers have planned several fun activities to promote language and literacy this month. We would like to encourage you to spend time reading to your child. When you read to your child, you are developing creativity, imagination, language skills, vocabulary, and the enjoyment of books. Other topics this month will include Easter, spring, bugs, rhyming words, numbers 19 and 20, and measurement. We will be learning letters V, W, and X, as well as sight words his, her, will, was, and were.
Our memory Bible verse is Jesus said, “I am alive.” Revelation 1:18. Our Bible stories will include Jesus Is Alive, God Made All Creatures Great and Small, and My Bible, God’s Special Book. The children will discover that Easter is a celebration of Jesus’ gift of eternal life.
Easter is almost here, and to celebrate the holiday we will have an Easter egg hunt on Thursday, April 18, during the last 20 minutes of your child’s class period. Each child will need to bring six large plastic Easter eggs filled with candy or stickers to school. Please tape the eggs shut to prevent items from falling out. Please choose candies from our approved snack list.
Family members are welcome to watch the big event. However, be sure to arrive on time. When it comes to candy, our little ones are fast! The egg hunt is over in minutes.
We will be studying bugs and learning about the life cycle of a butterfly this month. The children will have the opportunity to observe the metamorphous of caterpillars into beautiful painted lady butterflies. This process will take approximately three to four weeks. Be sure to ask your child about each stage of development!
Junior Kindergarten graduation pictures will be taken in the Sanctuary on Thursday, April 4, (Full-day JK) and on Friday, April 5, (Half-day JK). Your child should come to school dressed in his/her “Sunday best” for picture day. We recommend that your child wear the same outfit in which he/she will be wearing on graduation night.
Mark your calendars. Wednesday, April 24, is Reading Day! Parents are invited to school to sit and read with their child. JK parents should arrive at 3:00. Please bring three or four books to read to your child. You may also want to bring a blanket, a pillow, or anything else that may help you feel more comfortable on the floor. Children who are unable to have a parent attend on Reading Day will be able to read with their teachers. We would like to make this a special activity just for your preschooler. Therefore, we ask that you please do not bring younger siblings. We appreciate your understanding and cooperation. We hope you will be able to attend!
The weather is getting warmer, and the teachers will be taking the children outdoors for recess once again. Please remember that our playground has peat gravel on it, and that the children need to wear tennis shoes to school. Thank you for your cooperation!
Here are the words to a finger play you may enjoy sharing with your child.
1, 2, 3
1, 2, 3 Jesus rose for me.
3, 4, 5 Jesus is alive.
5, 6, 7 Jesus reins in heaven.
8, 9, 10 it’s Easter time again!
Highlight these dates on your calendar:
Monday, April 1
Tuition is due.
Wednesday, April 3
We will have Chapel with Miss Karen.
Thursday, April 4
It’s Picture Day for our Full-day JK children!
Friday, April 5
It’s Picture Day for our Half-day JK children!
Scholastic book orders are due.
Tuesday, April 9
JK students will have story time with Miss Kate.
Wednesday, April 10
We will have Chapel with Miss Karen.
Wednesday, April 17
We have Chapel with Miss Karen.
Thursday, April 18
Today our JK children will have their Easter egg hunts!
Bring a basket.
Friday, April 19 – Monday, April 22
It is Easter break.
Sunday, April 21
Tuesday, April 23
Wednesday, April 24
Today is Reading Day!
Thursday, April 25
The Full-day JK children will enjoy fun and fitness activities with Mrs. Kanak.
Friday, April 26
Our Half-day JK children will enjoy fun and fitness activities with Mrs. Kanak.
Tuesday, May 21
Mrs. Aman’s JK/PM class’ graduation program begins at 7:30 PM
Wednesday, May 22
Mrs. O’Brien’s Full-day JK class’ graduation program begins at 7:30 PM
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