Preschool Newsletter

January 2020 Newsletter

Dear Parents,

Welcome to the roaring 20’s !!!!Happy New Year.

Christmas is so much fun here! Lunch with Santa was incredible. Kevin Convery, Matt Fullmer, Matt Thompson (Krissy’s brother), John Tallarida (Fern’s husband), Mr. Joe, Mr. Jack,  Joe Favazza and his father in law, Ed Hand. They read stories, collected lists, praised the children, sang, and danced all in a very heavy Santa Suit.. A great time was had by all! Those Santas are a gift from God to me!

Thank you to the teachers and the children for the incredible Christmas Shows. We rocked the church!The parents , Grandparents, uncles and aunts really enjoyed the performances

A special Thank You to the ‘Enrichment Class, they were the opening act for each performance

Thank you for all your wonderful Christmas gifts and Christmas family photos. We can’t see the office door!

Inside your child’s school bag you will find the registration forms for September 2020. Visitors will be arriving shortly . I encourage you to make a decision promptly.

If you would like to visit a classroom, come to the office and I will take you there

We are offering Morning and Afternoon Enrichment classes in the September 2020-2021 school year.

Now that the Winter is here take advantage of our before and after care

Monday thru Friday. Remember that you can participate in these programs even on the days your child does not have school!

Early morning drop off: 8:00 FREE of charge

 Lunch Bunch 11:30 to 1:30 -$10.00,                                  

 Late Show 1:30 until 3:00 $10.00

Late , Late Show 3 to 5…$10.00 ($5.00 an hour)

Snow Days – If Haverford is closed because of snow, we are also closed. If Haverford is two hours late, we open at 9:00 NO EARLY MORNING DROP OFF. If Haverford closes because of inclement weather during the day, please pick up your children promptly.

Check your email and our facebook page

Happy New Year!

Calendar :

January 1 …..New Year’s  Day

January  6 …..Classes resume

Jauary 20 …..Martin Luther King Day closed

Donna Tustin & Miss Naomi – AM Kindergarten Enrichment

It’s so hard to believe we are already in 2020…Happy New Year!  We have had so much fun growing and learning with your children…they are a joy to have in class!!  While it was a short month for us, we definitely enjoyed all of the activities we did during December!  The children worked so hard on the parent gifts.  They all giggled when we painted their feet to make the Mistletoes wall hanging!  We hope you enjoy this special gift year after year!

December brought out some very pretty decorations!  Our lighted fireplace was the highlight with the paper candy canes and stockings, made by our children.  Santa’s Little Elves are my favorite…and the “handmade” tree inside our room was just beautiful!!

The highlight of December was our Lunch With Santa!  Lunch was yummy…who doesn’t love pizza and soft pretzels?!?  But the best part was sitting on Santa’s lap and telling him what we want for Christmas!  All of the pictures came out great…we hope you enjoyed them.  Santa loved when we sang our special song “Shallow” with the words that Miss Naomi wrote for Christmas!  We also sang “Mary’s Boy Child” and “Oh Hanukkah, Oh Hanukkah” for Santa.   If you haven’t heard these yet, go to Trinity’s Facebook page and take a listen. Our children sounded so good!

We ended the year with a Christmas party (thank you all for sending in paper products, water and yummy treats) complete with special snacks and fun games!  And finally, we had our movie day on our last day before Trinity’s Christmas break.  The children really enjoyed watching The Polar Express and The Grinch on the big screen in the small chapel down the hallway.  We had movie treats and just relaxed while watching the movie.

We are looking forward to a fun and exciting January!

Happy December Birthday to Jackson! 

Congratulations to our Stars of the Week – Tim and Bobby!

5-day Transition Pre-K   Mrs. Degnan, Mrs.North, Ms.Moira

December was a busy time for fun crafts and activities of the season; from wreaths to candy canes, our class Decked the Halls with lots of Jolly!!!

The students picked out special gifts from a catalog for a loved one and provided three hints of what it was.  It was fun for them to shop the catalogs looking for that special gift.  Our class decorated Christmas cookies to top off our season of festivities. The children enjoyed decorating their own cookies and eating them!!!

Our class brought in their favorite Christmas books to share with their classmates.  We all enjoyed sharing these special stories and why we love them so much.

Lunch with Santa was a huge success.  The boys and girls really enjoyed spending time with the jolly man in the red suit.  They provided him with entertainment also.  We sang all our Christmas show songs and shared our list of gifts we want this year.  Santa really enjoyed spending time with us and answering our questions about his life!  Santa left us with a treat to remind us of how special we are to him.

We hope you enjoyed the special gift your child made especially for you.  We are sure it found a special place on your Christmas tree this year.  The boys and girls were so proud of their singing accomplishments in the Christmas show.  They practiced a lot for your entertainment and enjoyment and did a super job of achieving their goal!

Letters and number are coming along beautifully.  We continue our end of day games of ‘what comes after the letter!’  also  ‘ guess the word with clues!’ 

Don’t forget that Zipper Day is coming soonThis means students can put their own jackets on along with zipping them independently!!!  

Happy and Healthy New Year to all our Trinity Families!!!!

3 day Pre-K……..Miss Kim and Miss Moira

December was a very exciting month in

Pre-K.  We worked hard and long practicing for our Christmas show, and it really paid off! The show was an amazing success.  The children all sung loud and they looked great up on stage.  We were so proud of all their patience and hard work.  Also, we enjoyed our Christmas party with our families.  It was such a fun day. 

We spent the month of December getting ready for Christmas.  We made tons of decorations for our classroom including a Santa Claus, stockings, Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer and Snowmen that are hanging from our ceiling.  We had so much fun coloring Christmas balls with markers and painting our candy canes.  The children loved making their own handprint card for their parents and their “Santa Hat” ornament as well, and they especially loved “Lunch with Santa” and spending time with him in our classroom.  Hopefully everyone remembered to put out their “Reindeer Food” on Christmas Eve. 

We were so busy this month that we only got to one letter Kk and the number 11.  K-week was filled with tracing and writing the letter K.  Also, we made a Koala our of the letter K.  We worked on our numbers and recognizing our last names. 

December was a great month and we are looking forward to 2020, and all the fun it will bring. 

Happy Birthday to Charlie!  We hope you had a great birthday!  We hope everyone has a Happy and Healthy New Year!

  4 day pre k……………..Miss Sheri and Miss Aimee

Oh what fun December was in the 4 day pre k!! We continued working on New letters, writing numbers and cutting with scissors! We had so much fun getting our classroom decorated for Santa’s visit!  We made gingerbread children, penguins, snowmen, candy canes, snowflakes, and Christmas Trees!  He said we did a great job and that our classroom looked just like his workshop at the North Pole!  The best part of Santa’s visit was when he sang and danced with us to his favorite Christmas songs!  It was a truly great day!  All of our hard work payed off because each  and every one of us did a fantastic job! Our show was the best and the audience loved it!  We made so many great memories in 2019 and are looking forward to making many more in  2020

Miss Sheri and Miss Aimee ‘s Afternoon Kindergarten Enrichment

We sure did have a Merry December in Kindergarten Enrichment!  We continued working on reviewing sight words, learning new ones and even made a few mini Christmas books!  We also had a really fun time at Lunch With Santa!  Santa visited Trinity and we were able to read our list to him, sing with him and he surprised each of us  with  a coloring book  he bought on the way down from the North Pole.  He told us we were all doing a great job in kindergarten and that we are all on his nice list!!! After the excitement of Santa’s visit t we had to  get to work practicing singing a Christmas Song with all of the other Kindergarten classes! It turned out wonderfully and Miss Marian was so proud! Even with all that fun our favorite December memory of Trinity was of course the day we baked Christmas cookies!  We were allowed  to decorate our cookies however we wanted, so not only did they look adorable, but they tasted even better!We have made so many wonderful memories together at Trinity in 2019 and can’t wait to make even more during 2020

2 Day Nursery and Friday ..Mrs. B, Jill and Jackie

December was a busy month!! We marble painted Candy Canes with Jingle Bells which we used for our poem “Way up High”. The children also laced their own stockings which we hung by the fire with care. And we used our scissor cutting skills to cut out Santa’s beard. The children did a great job! For the Triangle shape we made and decorated our own tree by measuring Biggest to smallest and counted 1 to 4. We all wrote letters for Santa and put them by our tree in the hallway. I Hope Santa saw them!!! We also have been working on our number recognition by counting candy canes. We practiced patterns by using Christmas light to go with our song “Lights on the Tree”. We worked on our fine motor skills by threading red and white beads on pipe cleaners to make a candy cane. And the children made Reindeer food for Santa’s reindeer. I hope Santa’s reindeer were hungry!

We also worked on a special gift for our family. I hope you all enjoyed the special ornament the children made!!

They did a wonderful job at the Christmas show! We are all so proud of all of the children!!! And thank you to all of you who came and helped with our celebration after our concert. We are so fortunate to have such wonderful children and parents in our class!

We are looking forward to another busy month in January exploring and discovering our world around us!! I want to wish all of you a Happy and Healthy New Year in 2018!!!

Kindergarten Enrichment …Mrs. B & Miss Jill

December was full of excitement! We started singing an original Christmas song by Miss Naomi using the music of Lady GaGa from A Star is Born for choir. We posted the songs on our Trinity Nursery School Facebook page if you haven’t seen it yet. The kids did an awesome job! We had fun building our own Christmas tree out of cups. It took the whole class and some great planning by the children to accomplish this Engineering and math project.

We practiced addition, changed numbers to tally marks, and started subtraction. We used candy canes and snowballs (cotton balls) to help us.

We have been practicing our “word family” words and playing “seek and find” of the words in the social hall. We wrote our own letters to Santa and got to give him our letters in person! Santa came to visit us and ate lunch with us! We had fun singing for him and telling him all the great things we have been doing. We discussed all the hard work that the Elves and the Reindeer, then voted if we would like to be an Elf or a Reindeer. Great hearing all their reasoning!

We did an experiment making snowmen out of baking soda and watched them melt with vinegar. We also made Grinch snack by making popcorn and melting chocolate (Yum!). And made special reindeer ornaments and apple sauce and cinnamon that made the whole school smell great! 

For Art we made beautiful Christmas trees in the snow and Reindeer. They looked awesome hanging in the hallway!

We discussed Hanukkah and the story of lights and made homemade Latkes. They were delicious!

Wishing you all a Happy and Healthy New Years!! We are looking forward to January 2020! We will learn about Penguins and Hibernation and so much more!

MMO…….Pattie, Michele, Fern , Adriana, Allison, Tori and Lori

MMO hosted the “Best Lunch With Santa Ever”! Fern’s husband did a great job making the children feel comfortable with him.

We enjoyed the stories,  “Merry Christmas, Big Hungry Bear!” and “The Gingerbread Man.”  We loved singing the Christmas classics, “We Wish You a Merry Christmas,” “Jingle Bells” and “Rudolf the Red‑Nosed Reindeer.”

The parties were awesome!  Thank you for the treats, festive paper products and wonderful take‑home favors!  Also thank you for snack and supplies for the month!  Your contributions are greatly appreciated!

The themes for this month’s activities will center on “Winter”. Penguins, mittens, snowmen, and snowflakes will decorate our classroom!

The faculty of MMO would like to wish our students and their families a Happy, Healthy New Year!

Miss Val & Miss Lori’s Nursery Class

  December was a very busy month for our class.  We worked on letters E, F and G. Everyone is doing a wonderful job learning the sounds of the letters and words that begin with each letter. 

We all enjoyed making gingerbread kids and searching for them throughout the school .When they got out of the oven, they disappeared.. We never caught them.  Boy can they run fast!

The best day was Lunch With Santa.  We all got to sit on his lap and tell him what we wanted for Christmas. Some of us even had elaborate lists for him to collect and take back to the North Pole.

We sang for Santa, and colored many pictures for him. Happy New Year to you and your families!

Please keep your children home if:

  Vomiting or diarrhea. It’s unfair all around — to the child and the school— to send a child with vomiting or diarrhea no matter how well they might look to you. Please keep your child home for 48 hours.. Some viruses, such as norovirus, can be contagious for an extra day or so. You do not want to be the parent responsible for an outbreak of norovirus at your school

Fever. Any temperature of 100.4° Fahrenheit (38° Centigrade) is a fever, and children shouldn’t go to school with fevers. Not only are fevers a sign of some sort of infection, it also usually means that they are shedding germs right and left. While giving them medicine might bring the fever down, it won’t stop them from being contagious.Please keep them home for 48 hours.