Dates to Remember:
Dec 2 – Santa visits UCD! 10:00 AM
Dec 6 – Ali’s Birthday!
Dec 9 – Christmas Program, 6:00 PM
Dec 16 – Kellan’s Birthday!!
Dec 21 – Grant’s Birthday!!/1st day of Winter
Dec 22 – Tatum’s Birthday
Dec 23 – Christmas Pajama Party and
(Be sure to sign up for snacks and bring a wrapped book as a gift for your child to exchange.)
Dec 26-Jan 2 – NO SCHOOL! Christmas
Vacation! MERRY CHRISTMAS!!
Nov-28-Dec 2 – Family
Dec 5-9 – Christmas Around the World
Dec 12-16 – Seasons: Winter
Dec 19-23 – Christmas!
Dec 2: A PICTURE of my family!
Dec 9: Free Choice!
Dec 16: Something WHITE or something to do with SNOW!
Dec 23: My STOCKING or something to do with CHRISTMAS!
The Elf on the Shelf - A Note from Ms. Rachel:
Every Christmas I sit down with my students and read to them, “The Elf on the Shelf” by Carol V. Aebersold and Chanda A. Bell. For those of you who are unfamiliar with this story, it is an interactive holiday hide-and-seek tradition. We start by reading the book and naming our stuffed toy elf. Our elf then sticks around the classroom, magically moving to a different lookout every day because, as the story goes, he flies back to the North Pole to report to Santa Claus every night and then flies back by morning. The kiddos love looking for his new hiding place every day and it becomes a favorite game until our elf “goes home” on Christmas Eve. As I have worked in childcare for many years, I understand that not every family celebrates Christmas in the same manner. Please do not hesitate to let me know if you do not wish your child to be encouraged to believe in Santa Claus. It will only take a few moments a day for me to pull your child aside and remind them that we are just pretending. It will not mess up or interfere with our fun tradition and will allow me to help reinforce your own family’s traditions. Thank you!
Friday, December 9th is the big day! UCD’s 5th annual Christmas program!
Together with the Toddler and Preschool rooms, we will be performing an adaptation of “Christmas Around the World” by Leanne Guenther.
What you need to know: The program will start at 6:00 PM, so please drop your child off (in costume) in our classroom no later 5:45 PM. Family members can then head to the church sanctuary to find their seats.
Costumes are colorful winter hats, scarves and mittens, as we want to give the children the appearance of playing outside in the snow without actually wearing coats.
Refreshments will follow the production in the gymnasium. Families are encouraged to sit together and enjoy their refreshments while playing Christmas games from 12 countries around the world.