We are Thankful! (Nov. 15 post)

 Dear CCP Family,

Thanksgiving is coming!  We only have two days of preschool next week - Monday and Tuesday.  As we have prepared for Thanksgiving at preschool, we have focused on gratitude.  Gratitude is a mindset and value.  To promote the attitude of gratitude in your home, encouragement is key!  Focus on the positives.  Notice & encourage your child's efforts as he or she practices the pro-social skills of kindness, caring and helpfulness.  

Our recent Chapel Bible stories have focused on helpful people, too.  We learned that Ruth was helpful to Naomi. In our preschool family, we are trying to be aware of being helpful to our friends and teachers.  As you plan for Thanksgiving, find little jobs that involve your preschooler and allow them to help with preparations.  They can put the napkins on the table, make place-cards, put guests' coats on the guest bed, share a toy with a cousin, put fruits or vegetables in a basket, clean up toys, count out the forks, etc.  Allowing little ones to help makes them feel important and develops the pro-social skills we all want.  Notice and encourage their acts of kindness and helpfulness.

PRAYERS - Please keep the Austin family in your heart and in your prayers. Preschool dad, Grant, was in a car accident Wed evening and is in the hospital recovering.

CHANGE OF CLOTHES - Please change out your child's extra clothing to something that is appropriate for the colder weather.  Also please make sure all removable clothing is labeled with your child's name.

BOARD MEETING - The board will meet Monday, Nov. 19 at 7:30 in Ascension Hall.  Please try to be present as we are looking at the budget for 2019-20.

THANKSGIVING CELEBRATION - Our Ducks and Whales will celebrate Thanksgiving on Tuesday, Nov. 20 at 11:30 in Ascension Hall.  Families are invited to hear their thankful songs and enjoy some food and fellowship.

While the children are sharing the things for which they are thankful, I want to take a moment to tell you how grateful I am for YOU!  Each child, family, and safekeeper in the CCP Family is important and precious.  I LOVE being a partner in your child's education.  Thank you for choosing CCP and for trusting us to play and learn with your little ones.  

Over the Thanksgiving break we will be apart for a while - preschool is closed Nov. 21-23.  As you celebrate with family & friends, I wish you safe travels and much patience, love, and peace.  

I saw this recently on the internet and wanted to share it with you:

"There's room for you and room for him

Room for her and room for them

Room for young, room for old, room for shy, room for bold

Room for short, room for tall, tell me how is there room for all?

Here is the secret to making rooms great:

We refuse to ever make room for hate."


Happy Thanksgiving and I wish you well,