Classroom News

Jackson Early Childhood Center

The 3+ A.M. Tuesday/Thursday Classroom

December 2017 Newsletter


Dear Families!

Happy Holidays! It’s December, and that means lots of seasonal festivity and fun in our 3+ classroom (soon to be a classroom of all four-year olds)! This month is an exciting time for our young students! We will be sharing lots of fun storybooks, holiday flannel board stories and games, creating winter and holiday themed art, and practicing our holiday songs! Our annual school-wide “Holiday Sing-along” is scheduled for Tuesday, Dec. 19th! We take our jingle bells with us, sing out loudly and do the reindeer pokey! We ask that the children dress in their holiday clothing (reds, greens, etc.). A big thank you to our Miss Autumn for helping us practice our holiday sing-along songs.

On Thursday, Dec. 21st our classroom will have a “Holiday Celebration” with fun crafts, games. *We will also be having a “Holiday Friendship Book Exchange”, each child will bring a new, wrapped book ($5.00 value) with a gift tag reading: “To my school friend, from” with your child’s name. Children will select a friend gift book during our final group time. If any parents would like to assist, please speak to Mrs. Oppermann, *(Parents will need to have I-Chat clearance).

*Heads up for January – Preschool VIP Night is scheduled for Thursday, January 25, 2017 at 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Students will attend school in the evening instead of the during day, along with a “Very Important Person” in their life (parent, grandparent, etc.). We will share what we do in our classroom during our day together! We will follow our normal schedule including a gym/gross motor room play time and ending with our second circle time. We look forward to seeing everyone!


Please remember that our wonderfully supportive and giving PTA would love your support! Please consider attending a PTA meeting or two and become a member – it’s never too late!


December/January Monthly Virtue Theme: Manners - “It’s cool to use good manners at school.”


Color Day (Red) is on Thursday, Dec. 14th! *Wear Red day!


December Weekly Theme Storybooks:

1.       The Reindeer Wish by Lori Evert

2.       Santa Claus and His Elves by Mauri Kunnas

3.       The Sweet Smell of Christmas by Patricia Scarry


December Events & Dates:

·         December 4th – 12th – Our annual “Toys for Tots” Collection! Collection boxes can be found at either end of our main connecting hallway. New, packaged toys for donation to needy families can be placed in either of these boxes. This is a wonderful giving opportunity for us all and a perfect opportunity to teach our children the importance of giving to others and helping those less fortunate!

·         Thursday, Dec. 14th – Color Day – Red!

·         Tuesday, Dec. 14th – PTA Meeting at 7:00 p.m.

·         Tuesday, Dec. 19th (9:30 a.m.) – School-wide Holiday Sing-along! Wear holiday clothing (red, greens, etc.).

·         Thursday, Dec. 21st – Holiday Celebration & Friendship Book Exchange!

·         Monday, Dec. 25th through Friday, January 5th – School is closed for the Christmas Holiday. School will resume on Monday, January 8th



Wishing each of our lovely families a Joyous Holiday!

Mrs. Oppermann and Mrs. Berry