December 2016 Newsletter

Dear Northminster Preschool Parents & Friends:

It is hard to believe December is upon us already!  It just seems like yesterday you were walking your children into our school, some for the first time, and taking that first step of letting them go for a while.  We have had some tears, much laughter, and a lot of fun since September and we have made many new friends!

What an amazing carnival!  The weather was perfect and everyone seemed to have a great time.  I would like to thank the carnival committee, the parent group presidents and their loyal assistants, the parent volunteers, the bakers, the parent donors, the community donors and anyone else that took some time out of their day(s) at some point along the way to make this carnival successful.  All your time, money and donations helped to raise over $6,500!  It really takes the effort of many, in large and small ways, to make this preschool unique and successful.  I applaud all of you for your continuous hard work and contributions to that effort.  

We will be having our annual children’s rummage sale on Saturday, January 28th from 7:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m. in Congdon Hall.  If you are planning on cleaning out your children’s dresser’s and toy boxes, please consider saving those items for our rummage sale.  The only items we cannot take are cribs and car seats.  Otherwise, any strollers, bikes, high chairs, changing tables, toys, little tikes slides, structures, books, clothing items ages newborn – 7 years and maternity clothing, we will take!  It is tax deductible and any items we do not sell are donated to the military outreach MOM.

We will have a very special guest on December 13th and 14th in the Fireside Room at 10:30 a.m.  This special guest is made possible by the Parent Group enrichment program.  

Christmas break starts December 16, 2016 at noon, through January 2, 2017.  School will start again on Tuesday, January 3, 2017 at 7:30 a.m.  

On Friday, December 16, 2016 we will be closing at 12:00 p.m.  There will be no lunch bunch or extended care available that day.

The parent group will be meeting on Friday, December 9, 2016 at noon in the Fireside Room.  Lunch will be provided.  Please come join us! We will be doing a cookie exchange at the meeting.  If you would like to participate, please bring 2 dozen cookies and a container to take cookies home.  Please RSVP to Andree at the preschool email address.

If you are traveling this month, please make it a safe trip.  

On behalf of the Northminster Preschool staff, I want to wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy 2017!