WIPP Email Update 11/18

Thank you to everyone who helped to make our Thanksgiving program a success! The kids were adorable!

I'll be sending out a December update after Thanksgiving break, but just so you can get some dates on your calendar, here's a little bit of info:
  • Christmas program: Friday, December 15th, 9:15. All of our children will participate in the performance. We ask that all of our students dress in nice holiday clothes. After the program, everyone is invited back to Fellowship Hall for cookies and punch. We'd like to continue our annual school-wide recipe exchange so we ask that as your family does your holiday baking this year, you make an extra dozen of your favorite cookies to send to school (along with one copy of the recipe) for our program. We'll be sending home a booklet with last year's cookie recipes to inspire you right after Thanksgiving break. 
  • Christmas break: Monday, December 18th through Tuesday, January 2nd Classes resume Wednesday, January 3rd!
  • No School: Monday, January 15th MLK Holiday
  • Friday, January 19 Pajama Day




Happy Thanksgiving!

We'd like to wish your family a happy Thanksgiving!  
After several weeks of working on harvest crafts and Thanksgiving projects--and practicing our program songs--we had a wonderful day!
Thank you for all of your help in making our program such fun!














Almost!

Tomorrow is our Thanksgiving program! We can't wait to see you!
  • 3s & 4s: Please bring your child to the classroom between 8:45-9:00 before heading over to the Sanctuary to get a seat. 
  • 2s: Please use the back for regular carpool between 8:35 and 8:50 then park in the front and come into the Sanctuary.
  • The program lasts about 35-40 minutes.
  • This isn't a normal day for us. There will be NO Early Birds or Lunch Bunch. Children will be dismissed immediately following the program. Everyone is invited to join us in Fellowship Hall after the program for light refreshments.
  • We have off all next week for Thanksgiving Break!

I'll remind everyone before the program starts where the best seats are to see your child's class, but here's where everyone will be:
  • Miss Heather's class starts on the far left.
  • Miss Deborah's class will be right next to them at center left.
  • Mrs. Knudsen's class will be in the middle/left.
  • Miss Did's class will be middle/right.
  • Mrs. Heebner's class will on the right.
  • The 2s come in and join us for the last three songs of the program with Miss Jaycie's class on the left in front of the 4s, Mrs. Anderson's class in the middle, and Miss Emily's class on the right in front of the 3s. 

Some of you have asked about what kind of clothes your child should wear. Below are pictures from last year's program showing our Pilgrims (Mrs. Knudsen class and the 4s) and Native Americans (the 2s, Mrs. Heebner, and Miss Didi's classes.) Some of our Native American costumes (especially for the little kids) are shorter than the one's in the picture--more hip length so they don't fall!



Week of November 13th

We've sent home paper notes and an email with this information--here's another version on the blog!


Second Harvest will be coming to pick up our boxes tomorrow. Thanks for your generosity! If you've still got something left to donate, you can send it in tomorrow morning.

As the weather changes (finally!) keep your eyes open for a note from your child's teacher asking you to switch out the extra clothes we keep in our ziploc bags for cooler weather clothes.

This Friday is our Thanksgiving program. I'll send another email later this week with reminders and information on where to sit to have the best view of your child, but the basic information is:
  • 3s & 4s: Please bring your child to the classroom between 8:45-9:00 before heading over to the Sanctuary to get a seat. 
  • 2s: Please use the back for regular carpool between 8:35 and 8:50 then park in the front and come into the Sanctuary.
  • The program lasts about 35-40 minutes.
  • This isn't a normal day for us. There will be NO Early Birds or Lunch Bunch. Children will be dismissed immediately following the program. Everyone is invited to join us in Fellowship Hall after the program for light refreshments.
  • We have off all next week for Thanksgiving Break!

Parent Update

In case you missed the email sent out on Tuesday 11/8:

Unfortunately this week seems to have unleashed the illnesses at WIPP! We've had multiple cases of respiratory infections (usually with low-grade fevers and coughs), a couple of cases of strep, and several confirmed cases of the flu. Thanks for keeping us updated.

We're collecting canned/dry goods for Second Harvest through Friday. Thanks to those of you who've already sent in food for those less fortunate.

Come join us at the Wilmington Island Farmers' market this Saturday at 10:00 for Storytime. I'll be there with some Thanksgiving books--and singing some of the songs from our Thanksgiving program. We'd love to have the kids come help us out with our singing!

This Friday is the last day to order school photos.

Happy November!

Thanks to everyone who sent in unwanted Halloween candy to be sent to our troops through Operation Gratitude. We dropped it all off at Dogwood Pediatric Dentistry on Friday afternoon. They are continuing their collection for the next couple of weeks, so if you still have some to drop off you can visit them at 4849 Paulsen Street. Thanks to the staff there for organizing this!

This week we'll start collecting canned/dry food for a Thanksgiving donation to Second Harvest. All week long you can send in non-perishable food items to be shared with families who are less fortunate.

Also this Friday, November 10th, is the last day to order school pictures from AdLib photography. Directions on ordering are in an attachment sent out in an email to parents on 11/5. If you go to adlibphotography.pixieset.com and scroll down to the WIPP photos.  You can probably figure it out from there! :)

Don't forget to put our Thanksgiving program on your calendar--next Friday, November 17th, at 9:15! Remember this isn't a regular school day for us. Children are dismissed after the program with their parents and everyone is invited to join us at Fellowship Hall for light refreshments. There will be more information on where to park, where to sit, etc., coming home next week. We've started practicing our songs and finding our places in the Sanctuary. The kids really are adorable! I'll try to take some pictures at this week's practice so you can see us in action.