June 2009 Newsletter

It’s hard to believe the school year is almost over! All the children have grown so much!  It’s wonderful to see the friendships that have developed and how much the children have enjoyed being together.  Joan, Jackie and I are going to miss all the children who will be in kindergarten next year; it’s so hard to say goodbye!  But we look forward to seeing students return for another year. It’s great to watch them develop and change from one year to the next.

We have a busy last few weeks of school coming up. We’ve already scheduled fieldtrips to Juniper Manor (TTh) and Trumansburg Family Dentistry (MWF) and are still waiting on confirmation for visits to the firehouse and kindergarten.  Watch for details. As for the dentist and Juniper Manor, we gather at TCNS first, and then walk to these locations.

Don’t forget Big Fun this weekend (May 30th)! If you haven’t already signed up for a work shift, please do.  And remember to bring in your baked goods and raffle items by Friday.  We have fieldtrips scheduled for both Thursday and Friday this week, but I will be collecting items and bringing them to Big Fun.  Thanks to everyone for helping on this event – it’s an important fundraiser for the nursery school!

Dates to remember:

June 16th – dessert social at the elementary school playground. Bring a dessert to share and relax with other TCNS families. TCNS will provide the ice cream!

June 18th – last day of classes.

Graduation will be at 7 pm. on Thursday, June 18th in the chapel upstairs. You are welcome to invite friends and family.  Please have your graduate here by 6:50 so we can get them set up.  We usually have a small reception after graduation.  If every family brings a small amount of snack or cookies to share, we’ll have plenty.

June Activities:

We have a busy first week of June.  Our first book will be Time for School Stinky Face by Lisa McCourt.  We have fieldtrips scheduled for Trumansburg Family Dentistry and Juniper Manor during this week. At Juniper Manor we will be sharing our snack and inviting the residents to read with us.  We will be making cereal necklaces and doing toothbrush painting. The following week we’ll be reading the Red Ripe Strawberry and the Big Hungry Bear by Don and Audrey Wood.  We’ll cut and collage a strawberry, make strawberry shortcake and weave placemats.  During the final week of classes, we’ll read A Special Kind of Love by Stephen Michael King in honor of Father’s Day. We’ll make a glue box collage and a wind chime from nuts and bolts.

We’ve all had a wonderful year here with so many fantastic children and families.  Thanks you so much to everyone who has helped make this year go so smoothly.  Congratulations to all the children going on to kindergarten.

Have a great summer!!

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