What's Up In January?
Closed - Martin Luther King Holiday
National Lutheran School Week
Children sing at Calvary Worship Service
January 1, 2014
January 2, 2014
Week of January 13, 2014
January 20, 2014
Week of January 26, 2014
January 26, 2014
Parent-Teacher Conferences start the week of January 13. We are
asking parents to participate by doing two things.
1. The Cappers Foundation has a wonderful website we are planning
on utilizing this year in our parent-teacher conferences so that
you, as parents, play a more significant role in the conference.
Go to www.easterseals.com
and click on the line for Ages and Stages Questionnaire. It will
ask you to input your child's birthdate and if he/she is premature.
After entering the information and click on submit. It will take
you to the next screen, click on the blue highlighted sentence to
print out the form. Answer the questions on the form, you can also
go back and answer the questions on line and click on enter your
results. The site will calculate your answers and reply through
your email address as to where your child is in the milestone criteria,
as well as red flag any areas of concern.
2. Please bring a hard copy of your child's filled out questionnaire
to the Parent-Teacher conference with you so that your child's teacher
and you can compare thoughts and answers regarding your child's
progress and where his/her milestone is.
After the conference, you can also enter your child's teacher's
copy into the website.
We hope by incorporating this new process will not only include
your input more during the conference time, but also provide you
with a better understanding of where your child is at developmentally.
A sign-up sheet will be posted January 6th on the sign in sheet
in your child's classroom for times of the conferences. These conferences
will last only about 20 minutes. If you feel you need additional
time with your child's teacher, please let the teacher know so that
we can schedule outside of conference times to give you additional
Closed January 20, 2014
We will be closed for Martin Luther King's birthday to give staff
an opportunity to clean and reorganize their classrooms. We will
reopen the following day.
National Lutheran School Week
National Lutheran School Week kicks off Sunday, January 6, 2014
with the center's children singing for the 10:30 service at Calvary
along with an CLLC Art Gallery display in the church as well. The
art gallery will display the artwork the children have made so far
during this school year.
Children will need to be at the church by 10:15 but are invited
to come to Sunday School if they wish which starts at 9:15 a.m.
There will be an event each day of the week in celebration of National
Lutheran School Week. Monday, 27th - Lift off! Wear your CLLC school
t-shirts! We will also have a balloon lift off that morning (weather
permitting), 28th - Hat and Tie day, check your Dad's closet for
old ties and wear your favorite hat along with the tie, 29th Crazy
Hair Day - it's your day to come with the craziest hair style as
your parents will permit, 30th - Dress Up Day - Dress up as your
favorite character. The full day classes will have an Afternoon
cookie snack with the Senior Bible Class (so rest time will start
a little late that day) and finally on Friday, 31st - Bring your
favorite book to school. We may not get them all read, but will
give the children time to show their books to their friends. We
hope this is not only a fun week, but also a week of recognition
of the impact Lutheran schools have made in this country. The Lutheran
Church was one of the first organizations to start schools in this
If you had forgotten to order or didn't get a chance to order school
t-shirts for your child, (we have a couple of adult denim shirts
also) and would like to do so, we have extra in the office. We will
also put them out January 2 in the hallway on a table if you would
like to purchase one.
Extra Changes of Clothes
Please check your child's cubby to make sure there are two complete
sets of clothing for your child. When the county surveyor came out
last month we found several cubbies either without extra clothing
or only one change. Your child feels more comfortable in their own
clothes than wearing our extras if they have an accident or get
their clothes messy.
As changeable as the weather is, remember that we follow the Seaman
school district closing due to weather. I will try to put our center's
name on the four TV stations, but sometimes they are slow in getting
it posted. Also, it snows and the temperature allows us to go out
and play in it, your child will need snow boots.
. . . . and they say the cutest things
One little girl looking at Miss Debbie's sweatshirt with snowmen
on it asked "Why are you wearing that sweat shirt? It's not
Christmas anymore" "Why do you think it's for Christmas?"
asked Miss Debbie. "It's got snowmen on it" was her reply.
Taking the children into the gym while breaking the teachers for
their lunches, one child sat down on the sit and spin, spinning
himself into oblivion. Miss Debbie, bending over checking on him,
asked " Are you dizzy?"
"No", came the reply, "I'm gizzy." "Oh",
said Miss Debbie, "You mean you are d -i-z -z y (emphazing
the letter d)."
"NO!, I'm gizzy" came back the emphatic reply. Can anyone
give us the definition for gizzy?