News and Notes: December, 2016

News and Notes: December 2016


In the festive month of December, the children prepared for the holidays.  The tree was purchased and was soon covered with mittens and hats for donation to The Wish Project in Lowell. The menorah was demonstrated and Hanukkah explained to the 3 and 5 day children by a mom.  Ornaments and gifts were created.  In the middle of the month, the children arrived in pajamas, and The Polar Express was read to them.  Each child received a bell from a box left behind by a special visitor!  Later in the month, the children celebrated with their families at the annual parties.  Each group sang songs that they prepared during the previous weeks with guidance from Mrs. McGinness! They did a great job! The parents and other family members were amazed and awed.


In January, the month begins with the themes of winter and winter animals.


On January 11, two long time (27 years!) pre-school teachers at the Roudenbush School in Westford will be here for a marionette show.  The performance will be at 11AM.  The two day children are welcome to attend if an adult remains with them. It should last about 30 minutes. Thank you to Betsey Anderson, a church member and former parent and grandparent of students for arranging this for us!


On January 20th and 26th, parent teacher conferences will take place.  Look for sign up times after we return from break.  School is closed on both days (except that the 5 day children will attend on the 26th).


We have some spots available in our program for September, 2017. If you know of someone looking for a preschool, please send them our way.  They can contact me at or 781/275-1383.  Our next Open House will be on January 24th at 6PM until 7PM.  Pass the word!


Lastly, I want to let you know that some children experience a bit of a regression after long vacation breaks.  This is totally normal. If it occurs, it should resolve itself rather quickly. Just an FYI.


Wishing you a joyful and peace- filled holiday season.