By Julia Pelly
As spring approaches, we wanted to take the opportunity to formally reach out and thank you all for the vital role you’ve played in making this school year a success. Your little scholars are learning, growing and thriving! A few announcements as we move into spring.
The Spring Family Parade is coming up!
The annual spring parade is a tradition as old as our beautiful school. We’ve been helping our little scholars make their Spring Family Parade costumes and building excitement with them over the past few weeks. They’re all so excited to see Mommy and Daddy at the 10:30 am parade! The parade date is still unknown as, following school tradition, the parade will take place the day after the flower tree on the front lawn drops its first bloom. Parent participation is vital to the Spring Family Parade so please plan to attend. We will let you know when the bloom drops so you can plan your schedule accordingly.
Bake Sale Donations
As you all know, the monthly bake sale is a vital revenue stream for our school. Last month’s bake sale allowed us to purchase a new set of water colors for each classroom! This bake sale is 100% supported by the parents and families of the school and we count on you to donate the baked goods. We DO appreciate all of the paper plates, napkins and solo cups that were donated last month, but please, this month, prioritize bringing in actual baked goods. Remember, all baked good must be homemade and individually wrapped and should not include wheat flour, eggs, dairy, nuts or artificial sweeteners. Spring-themed goodies appreciated!
As a reminder, pick-up is a vital time of connection for you and your little scholar. While we know that as working parents you must sometimes tend to emails or phone calls, please make every effort to avoid using the carline and parking lot as a mobile office. While our school is open until 5:30pm, little scholars should be picked up promptly after the parent arrives on campus.
As a community, we make our school shine! Please don’t forget to sign up for volunteer hours with your child’s teacher. Volunteer hours (15 per month suggested) are flexible and can be scheduled in one hour blocks from Monday-Friday between 2:00 and 3:00pm.
Next week is spirit week! We’ll be using daily themes to teach our little scholars their letters and numbers. Below you’ll see the daily themes
Monday: Favorite book day! Please send your little scholar dressed as their favorite book character and with a copy of their favorite book.
Tuesday: Color day! Please dress your little scholar in their favorite color and pack a coordinated lunch with all foods a shade of the chosen color. As a reminder, all lunches must still include 2 servings of fruit or vegetables, one serving of grain, one serving of protein and one serving of dairy and may not include pre-packaged or processed food. Most foods can be dyed using just a few drops of coloring. Check out our website for a fantastic rainbow bread tutorial!
Wednesday: Zoo day! Please dress your little scholar as either a zoo keeper or as their favorite zoo animal. In addition, please co-create a poster about your child’s favorite animal for them to share with the class!
Thursday: Future professional day! Please talk with your little scholar to understand what sort of career they’re most interested in and send them dressed to impress.
Friday: Mystery day! In an effort to keep the week extra exciting, we’ll be revealing Friday’s theme at pick-up on Thursday. Don’t worry, we’ll include a shopping list for everything you’ll need as well as detailed instructions on how to build a quick and easy diorama.
Thank you parents (and nannies!) and Happy Spring!
About the Author
Julia Pelly lives in North Carolina with her husband and two young children. You can find more of her work at juliapelly.com