TGIF! We started the week with a bang! Despite the cold and misty morning, Fr. Pat’s Mardis Gras parade went on! It was awesome! We also enjoyed the fun when they brought it down to the CDC common area. It was a very big start to the week ( but I vote for doing it on a Friday next time!)
Wednesday was Ash Wednesday, the beginning of Lent. We look at this time before Easter as a period of penance and reflection of ourselves and the way we live and act. Many people “give up” something that they really like during Lent to make a small sacrifice to help focus on the bigger sacrifice of Jesus on the cross. Others might add something meaningful — acts of kindness, prayer– to their daily routine. On Fridays during Lent, we will have meatless lunches. This Catholic practice is another small sacrifice to help us remember that Jesus died on the cross for us.
Thank you for all the donations last month for the nuns at Marbury. Mrs. Rachele and her mother and children took everything to them last week. They were thrilled; Mrs. Rachele said their faces just lit up when they saw “treats” that they don’t normally have. You can read their letter to us here:Letter from Nuns at Marbury
If you are a parent in the Threes room, please try to see Mrs Amy today. She wants to talk to you!
Mrs. Sylvia has moved on to her other job, as well as Mrs. Sandra. We miss them! Thank you to Mrs. Jackie Portis who has taken over the lunch preparation. The children are really enjoying her food! We think it’s because she stirs it with love. As our enrollment goes down, I will need to adjust the classes and move some teachers around to different classrooms. The children will be learning until their very last day here; please do not worry about the quality of the program changing at all. We are here for them, and that hasn’t changed.
Have a fantastic weekend, and thank you for sharing your wonderful children with us!
Fr. Pat organized a wonderful parade, and our Fours attended along with students from the big school on Monday, March 3. Seniors and band members from Montgomery Catholic came out in full Mardis Gras force. After the parade, the band came down to the CDC to march a mini-parade in our common area!
March 3-7 is Read Across America Week. We will be having a book fair during this time. This will be different from the last fair that we had. Our representative, Mary McAlpine will be in the lobby each afternoon that week with books that you can order. These are “Usborne” books. If you are not familiar with them, let me tell you– Usborne books are fun, educational, very sturdy and just high quality. You’ll be able to check them out that week. If you know you’d like to go ahead and order: go to this elink: https://x3847.myubam.com/41635 Don’t forget– books are a great anytime gift and perfect for Easter baskets!
I checked out Usborne board books from the library when my kids were toddlers (pause for a long sigh for now, they’re teenagers!) My daughter Annabel’s favorites were the “That’s Not My…” series. I recall reading “That’s not my tractor, its too shiny. That’s not my tractor, its too fluffy. That’s not my tractor, its too… ” over and over and over again! I just might need to order that book for old times sake. Annabel will love it! :)
Fr. Pat is putting together a Mardis Gras parade to take place in front of the elementary school on Monday, March 3. He is having Montgomery Catholic high schoolers make floats and who knows what else! The theme is “Magic Kingdom” Our Threes and Fours will walk through the big school to the front and watch the parade with the big kids! Miss Gulley, the principal is going to put us front and center for the best spots! Fr. Pat wants everyone to dress in Disney characters (no problem for all our little princesses!)
Mrs. Elizabeth will return next week. She has been out after having surgery, and we will be glad to have her back!
I hope everyone has a great weekend!
Thank you everyone for your patience and support! I am having a hard time saying goodbye to my babies, so if you see me acting forlorn and red-faced, that’s why! Please keep me up to date, though on your plans. If I can help in any way, please let me know.
We said “Goodbye” to Ms. Sandra this week. She has found employment elsewhere, and I wish her all the best! I know that she will miss her babies, and they will miss her too! Ms Kimmie has been out, but she will be returning soon!
Thank you for the donations for the nuns at Marbury. We were able to send a good haul to them along with some fabulous art. They appreciate our gifts so much!
Thanks for sharing your children with us!