Today and Always

December 20 - 4:34PM

Dear Families,

First I would like to thank all of you who attended our Christmas Show today. The kids were wonderful and funny and I so enjoyed seeing all of them shine! I also would like to thank those of you who baked and brought in the amazing array of cookies for our annual Cookie Exchange, as well as those who bought cookies and supported our school. I would also like to thank the church who so generously gives of their space for all of our performances and practices! Chris Bruesehoff, the church’s pastor, his family and parishioners complete our little community with their unending support and feeling of oneness that is so important for all to see and experience.

I would also like to thank Miss Faith for the large amount of time she put into organizing and producing the show. It turned out just fine and the kids were so happy to be up in front of their parents feeling proud and festive.

I personally would like to wish you all a restful holiday season. Enjoy your families, your friends and your children most of all. The wonder and sparkle in their big eyes helps us all to realize the beauty and meaning of the holidays.

See you in 2014!!


Mother Nature is Sure Busy!

December 18 - 3:06PM

Good afternoon everyone,

First, I want to apologize for how I had to contact all of you today regarding the delayed opening. At about 3 am I lost power at home and I waited until 5 am before I made the delayed opening decision and had to figure out a way to contact all of you since I had no access to internet, and my cell service is sketchy at best where I live. It took me about an hour to scroll through and locate all of your cell phones in order to send group texts. Needless to say I was in the dark doing that! I was beyond frustrated...

Which brings me to this – Just in case this ever occurs again, I need for ALL of you to make sure you sign up for the site. Make sure you sign up for the ALL STUDENTS account, because that is the one I will use in the event of delays or cancellations. The individual class accounts I will use for class notices, etc. Today I couldn’t even access the site, but I would have been able to call a staff member in this area to do it for me. In the future using this site I will have two ways in which to send delays or cancellations and if one goes down, the other one will work (let’s not take into account Murphy’s Law!).

I wonder if this weather is a sign of a bad winter to come, or maybe it’s just a coincidence of a few storms packing so close together. Either way, I want to make sure that we can all communicate with each other should it become necessary.

So sign up today! We never know when the weather will change! Staff also needs to sign up! Thanks for all of your understanding!


School is Closed

December 17 - 9:16AM

Dear Parents,

Due to the weather for today, our school will now be closed. Please drive carefully if you must.

Thank you,


Delayed Opening

December 17 - 6:44AM

Good morning,

Due to the impending weather conditions, our school will experience a delayed opening. We will open at 11 am for all students and staff. AM students may join us from 11 to 1, but make sure that you send in a lunch if you wish to send your child.

Please do not arrive any earlier, as our staff will also just be arriving at that time and we would not want you to have to wait in the parking lot for any amount of time.

Also, make sure that you check your email again in the morning before you leave to make sure that this delay hasn’t changed into a closing. This is a possibility considering today’s expected weather.

Please do not call the school to check on our status, as all calls go directly to my cell phone here at home, and my service at home is limited and may not pick up your call.

Thank you and please be safe while driving.


Holiday Parties

December 12 - 11:50AM

Hello Parents,

One more set of details about next week – our holiday class parties. The Sprouts and Seedlings will team up and have a joint party on Wednesday and Thursday. If anyone wishes to send in treats, we truly appreciate it. They do not exchange gifts.

The Elementary party is on Thursday and we also accept any treats sent in. Elementary kids will exchange presents, and we limit the cost to $15. Since they do not know who their presents will go to, please purchase something that can be used by either gender. You can send in your wrapped gifts anytime next week. Good ideas are games, art supplies, etc.

Any questions?

Have a good day! Deb