THIS LITTLE LIGHT OF MINE!

Upcoming Dates and Announcements: 

  • Tuesday, November 21-  Thanksgiving luncheon. 12:30 dismissal for the entire school. No aftercare.
  • Tuesday, November 21st- Holiday Scholastic Book Orders Due https://orders.scholastic.com/YZXM9 
  • Wednesday, November 22- Friday, November 25-  No School. Enjoy your break!
  • Monday, November 27- 10:00 start
  • Mark your Calendars! Early Childhood Holiday Story Walk: Thursday, December 14th at 6:00p.m. 
  • Wednesdays are our library days.  Please return any books your child is finished with on this day.
  • Thursdays are Preschool’s walk your child to class day.  If your schedule allows, feel free to park at the shelter and come join us for our daily discovery time! 
  • We are seeking volunteers to be guest readers during our Preschool Library time on Wednesdays at 9:45.  Click here to sign up! You may BYOB(bring your own book) or we will have some great options to choose from! 
  • We have friends with allergies and are a nut-free classroom. 
  • Beforecare is available in the gym from 7:30- 8:20 and aftercare from 3:30-5:00.
  • Teacher Email: mshah@wcdsedu.com, awolle@wcdsedu.com, ashultz@wcdsedu.com  

From the WCDS Office:

On Monday, you should have received an email from Asylnn Belancic about Veracross, our new database. This email provided directions on how to set up an account with Veracross. We will continue using Praxi until we have transitioned all aspects of the school, but we will begin with progress reports for the first trimester. Progress Reports are available to you in the parent portal in Veracross Should you need help logging in please email abelancic@wcdsedu.com to assist you by phone.

Hello Preschool Families!

If there is one thing we know about Preschool it’s that they sure do know how to light up a room! This week, while we have been in preparation for Thanksgiving, the children learned that other people and places celebrate different Holidays. We read the story “Binny’s Diwali” an enchanting story about a little girl named Binny who is excited to share her favorite holiday but struggles to find the words. As she finds her confidence her classmates clamor with excitement over the bursts of color and lights that can be seen during the Diwali Hindu Festival of Lights. We thought what better way to tie the idea of light and Thanksgiving together than to create their very own lanterns for a table centerpiece!? The children were provided wax paper, oil pastels, dried flowers petals, leaves, glitter and tea lights to create a beautiful show of light and nature.

I’m not sure if you already know who is carving your turkey, but your kiddos sure do have some ideas! Who is up for the task? A Killer Whale? Tyrannosaurus Rex? Maybe a Saber Tooth Tiger!? Inspired by Jerry Pallotta’s story “Who is Carving the Turkey?” The children did a little journaling with a single prompt… Who Will Carve the Turkey? Their answers were nothing short of creative and hilarious!

Lucas – “My Dad… I think he knows how to.”

Sophia – “A lion”

Mylah – “Grandad would!”

Clara -“A Turkey”

Stylee – “A Chicken”

Preston – “A Green Boy”

Henry – “A Shark”

Aubrey – “A Mermaid”

Evelyn – “A Dinosaur”

Leonardo – “Two Pumpkin Heads”

Parker – “A crazy bobble headed animal”

Forrest – “Mommy”

Bohdi- “A turkey at the playground”

Noah – “My doggy Sage”

Lola -“My Mommy”

Dax – “My Dad”

Emma – “A Tiger!”

Lenni – “A Turkey”

Heidi – “A Goblin”

We wrapped up our week with more Gratitude than our hearts could handle! The Children were given large white ” grateful feathers” and were tasked to fill the entire thing with color and “beautiful things” such as tissue paper, feathers, gems and glitter and most importantly gratitude. We will add the finishing touches on Tuesday morning before we gather together as one big family with the entire school to give thanks for the place that we call home. Speaking of gratitude, we would like to extend a big thank you to each and everyone of you for your support during 29 Hours! We get to show up every day and do what we love because of you, your children and your unwavering support and dedication to your children’s education.

Have a warm and deLIGHTful weekend!

Miss Arden, Miss Meredith and Miss Airry