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Little Friends of Jesus

January, 2020

Tid-bits from Administration

Monthly Payment Winner

January’s “Payment Winner” is the Burns family. Congratulations! Payments are due the Friday prior to the billing week by 9:00 a.m. Parents that pay on time will be placed in a drawing. Names are drawn monthly, and the winner receives a $10 credit on their bill.

Parent Open House

Tuesday, February 25 has been set as the date of our parent/staff open house.  As part of our licensing requirements, e are offering a formal opportunity for parents to meet with their child’s teacher or administration to discuss any questions or concerns.

A sign-up sheet to schedule an appointment is located on the bulletin board in the main entrance of the daycare center.  Staff will only be available if an appointment has been made.  If this day, or times available do not work for you, please let us know so we can coordinate another time.

Lent Begins

The season of Lent is often observed as a time for Christians to examine our lives and strengthen our faith as we prepare for Easter.  Lent begins on Ash Wednesday, February 26th. If you do not have a church home, consider joining us Wednesdays at Zion for Lenten services.  Soup and sandwiches will be served in the basement at 5:00 p.m., with worship set at 6:30 p.m.  LFOJ will be hosting the soup and sandwich on Wednesday, March 11th.  A sign-up sheet for items will be out at the end of the month.

Illness

With the cold and flu season hitting LFOJ, recently I reminded parents of our policies regarding sick children and medication.    I thought this would be an additional approach.

Mary Had a Little Cold  

 Mary had a little cold, but wouldn’t stay at home,

and everywhere that Mary went, the cold was sure to roam.

I wandered into Susie’s eyes and filled them full of tears.

It jumped from there to Bobby’s nose and then to Jimmy’s ears.

It painted Annie’s throat bright red

and swelled poor Johnny’s head.

Dora had a fever and a cough put Jack to bed.

The moral of this little tale, is very quickly said.

Mary could have saved some pain, with just one more day in bed.

Many Blessings,

Karyn

Totville News

Happy Valentine’s Day from the Infant/Toddler Room! This month our Bible Story is “The Good Samaritan”.  We’re going to talk about helping others, being friends with everyone, and of course Valentine’s Day.

We have two birthdays this month!  Jake J. turns 2 on 2/13 and Thea K. turns 2 on 2/15. Happy Birthday kiddos!

Our babies keep hitting new milestones practically everyday! Maggie H. is now pulling herself up on everything and is thinking about walking. Baylee H. is now crawling along with her friends.

We have a lot of fun stuff planned for our shortest month, so we’re keeping busy!

REMINDER; ‘Tis the season of illnesses so sleeping bags should go home every Friday!

Have a great February!

Ms. Nikki

Learner Lane

Happy February from the Learner Room!  This month, we are going to be focusing on love and friendship.  We will be talking about loving and respecting ourselves and others.  The Bible stories we will be covering are A Good Heart (David), The Good Samaritan, Joseph’s Brothers Get Mean and Joseph Forgives His Brothers. 

     This month, we have one birthday.  Happy 4th birthday Lucas V! 

Just a reminder, please make sure your child has extra clothes in case of spills or accidents.  Also, since we are still dealing with sicknesses, please remember to bring sleeping bags home on Fridays to be washed.  We are doing our best with cleaning and sanitizing our toys and rooms every day, so hopefully we are almost to the end of the icky-ness.  I hope everyone has a great month and please don’t be shy to ask me questions!

Thank you!

Ms. Taylor

Preschool News

Is it just me, or did January fly by?!?  The new year is cruising right along!  This month is a wonderful reminder that the God of all creation loved YOU so much, He sent His only Son to demonstrate what true love looks like, as He spread His arms wide upon the cross, taking all our sins with Him.

We’ve been conducting assessments the past month, working on progress reports for the children.  We hope to have those out to you mid-month.  We will also be hosting  parent/teacher conferences on the 25th.  This is a formal opportunity to discuss any questions, comments or concerns you might have.  Please watch for a sign-up sheet to schedule your appointment time.

Although February is a short month, we will be busy with many fun activities.  Our Bible story for this month will be about a short fella named Zacchaeus (a favorite of mine with the Hands-On Bible Curriculum).  Each week, we will focus on a different aspect of this story.

February is Dental Health month, so of course we will be talking about teeth.  Our preschoolers will have lot of practice brushing teeth in the sensory table.  We use an oral hygiene program from Colgate that helps teach children how to keep their teeth healthy in a fun way.

The following week will be our love and friendship theme.  Each class will be having a Valentine party.  We will be sending home oatmeal containers for you to decorate with your child, and return to hold their valentines.   Children are welcome to bring Valentine cards and/or treats to share with friends.  A class list is on the back of this month’s calendar.  You can also send unnamed valentines.  We have 10 students in the 3 year old class (Just a reminder for gluten and dairy free treats if possible).  There are 7 students in the 4/5 year old class.

The week of the 17th, we will be getting ready for some monkey business, and have some fun activities planned for this child-friendly unit.  We are also praying for seasonable weather, as we will be walking to the nursing homes to see our “grand-friends” on the 18th and 19th.

Since we will be talking about taxes the whole month (thanks to Zacchaeus’ profession), we will finish the month with a brief, simple unit introducing the kids to money.

Jesus Loves You!

Ms. Amy and Ms. Julie