The “Giving Tree”
December 2nd – December 13th
The “Giving Tree” is a beautiful holiday tradition that we celebrate at Kinder Works. Each year we decorate a tree with paper ornaments; each ornament bears the name and age of a local child in need. Your child can choose one of these ornaments and become a “Secret Santa” for that child.
Visit our “Giving Tree” in the Atrium to choose an ornament with your child. Please return your gift in a gift bag, with the ornament as its tag, by placing it under the tree on or before December 13th.
Watching your child thoughtfully pick out a gift for a child in need will warm your heart!
Our December Theme:
Holidays at Home
At this festive time of year, we are going to create holiday scenery all around Kinder Works! We will explore multi-cultural celebrations, old and new. What does your family do at your house? Care to share a recipe or tradition? Winter Solstice, Chanukah, and Christmas present us with sweet treats such as candy canes, gift giving, evergreens and candlelight. Some of our seasonal favorites such as “The Elf on the Shelf” and stories about Frosty and Rudolf will entertain us.
The story of The Giving Tree will come alive, taking center stage in our atrium or gym, as we invite everyone to participate in giving to children less fortunate than ourselves.
Then… watch for Santa to make his appearance!
Our December calendar is below. Click on the image for a printable PDF!
Pow-Wows: a “Circle of Friends”
Monday & Tuesday, November 25th & 26th
We celebrate the Great Spirit of Friendship at our annual “Circle of Friends” Pow-Wows, to celebrate multi-cultural awareness, acceptance of diversity, as well as giving and gratitude. The children don their own creative costumes and chant and sing together before sharing a friendship snack.
All Preschool and Kindergarten classes gather together in the Gym on Monday, 11/25 at 2:30PM & Tuesday 11/26 at 10:30AM. All Kinder Works children and their parents are welcome to attend.
Wednesday, November 27th
Please mark your calendar and sign up for a Parent-Teacher “getting acquainted” Conference (invitations to our “Sign-Up Genius” were sent out today). Our fall conference gives you an opportunity to chat with your child’s teachers, share information, and get to know one another. You will also be introduced to our Profile and Portfolio process. Our Kinder Works Standards and Curriculum Guides will be available, as always, for you to review.
You will receive a copy of your child’s Profile prior to conference time. This is a record of observations of his or her development here at school. We look forward to seeing you at your conference!
*Please note that Wednesday, November 27th is not a regular school day; there will be no classes held on this day.*
November 4th – 18th
November’s EQ project is about sharing with those who are less fortunate than ourselves. At this time each year, we provide complete Thanksgiving Dinners for local needy families with children!
Our Kinder Works children and families are invited to participate in this Thanksgiving food drive. Look for donation baskets at arrival and dismissal times. Contributions will be accepted through November 18th. Listed below are some suggestions for your contributions:
~ Gift Card for a turkey
~ Bags/boxes of potatoes
~ Stuffing (boxes)
~ Non-perishable desserts
~ Non-perishable vegetables
~ Gravy (cans)
~ Non-perishable fruits (cans/dried)
~ Cranberry sauce (canned)
In addition, each class will make a festive centerpiece to add to the baskets. Thank you in advance for your kindness and generosity!