Dear CCP Families,
September went by so quickly! Here comes October and it's full of great preschool fun! Mark your calendars or update from our website google calendar....
PHOTOS - Wed, Oct. 3 for Whales and MWF classes (individual pics during the school day)
PHOTOS - Thurs, Oct. 4 for Ducks and TTH classes (individual pics during the school day)
OPTIONAL FAMILY PHOTOS - Saturday, Oct. 6 - Find Photographer David Gellatly in the side yard at Christ Church. Please sign up here and arrive on time so everyone can have their full 10 minute session. (There is no sitting fee and David does fabulous work!)
FIRE TRUCK VISIT - Thurs, Oct. 11 around 9:30 - If you attend on MWF, please feel free to join us at 9:30 on Thursday to see the fire truck and fire fighters. We usually meet in Ascension hall for a few minutes and then go class by class to see the truck. (Remember, sometimes the truck has an emergency so we may have to wait a bit if they get a call.)
FALL PARENT-TEACHER CONFERENCES (for 3’s and 4’s) - Tues & Wed, Oct. 9 & 10. Please sign up for a short “getting to know you” meeting with your child's teacher. You can find the link to the signup genius on your class page. (Your child will attend school on normal schedule that day with the assistant teacher and a sub.) Conferences will be held in buildng 105 across the side street from the church.
LOOKING AHEAD - FOR PRESCHOOL PARENTS: Amanda Morgan from NotJustCute.com will speak on Thursday, October 18 at 7:00pm at The Chapel Hill Bible Church. She will take a look at why society is in such a rush, and why kids benefit from protected childhoods. This is sponsored by the Durham-Orange Preschool Association. The cost is $10 per person/$15 per couple. Please make check to Christ Church Preschool and bring to Debbie by Monday, Oct. 15 at 9:00am. (I will put a flyer in the cubbies next week.)
FLU - It is time to protect your family from the flu! Please get the flu vaccine to protect your child, your family, and our preschool family. Thanks! I got mine last week. The local drugstores usually have the vaccine, as do the local doctors’ offices. It only takes a few minutes to avoid having a week-long serious illness!
Teachers, please remember that we have staff meeting Tues, Oct. 2 at 12:30 with lunch provided! :-) Thanks for lunch CCP! This meeting will only last one hour.
Beginning the day with a connection activity between the teacher and the children stimulates the impulse control systems of the brain and generates a neurochemical bath that says, "Pay attention, this is fun." (Creating the School Family p 149)
"Discipline is like the 'slow-slow, quick-quick' of a country western two-step. The 'slow-slow' is building the relationship. It does not happen overnight but slowly over time. The 'quick-quick' is the specific skill set we need to handle the upset and conflicts that arise within the relationship." ~from Baby Doll Circle Time, p. 32
I wish you well,