Picture Day Rescheduled

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Even though he’s looking so dapper and giving me his very best c-h-e-e-s-e! smile, we have to reschedule picture day.  It will probably be next week, but I’ll let y’all know ASAP! I’m so sorry for the inconvenience; I know it can be a struggle to get babies and toddlers ready for pictures!  We will help in any way to get the best picture of your precious angel!

April 7, 2014

I’ve spent the past few days on the 8th grade class trip to Washington D.C., and I thought I’d share pictures of a few monuments that we were able to visit.  We also went to the Capital,  Arlington Cemetary, Holocaust Memorial Museum, Mount Vernon, Smithsonian Museums, the house in which Lincoln died.  It’s so awesome to be a part of a catholic school, because we ended our trip by attending Mass at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception.  This place is one of the most beautiful places I have ever been.  I didn’t get many pictures of it, but I wish that I had so I could share. I spent the time in that church in reflection and prayer, asking God to guide us in the decisions we all need to make.  I prayed for my SBCDC families as well as for my family. It was nice to be able to do this with the students on a school trip.  It was very cool indeed.  Have a great week!

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April 2, 2014

April is here already?

I thought about bringing in the month by sending out an I.R.I.S. call that we were closing early….for April Fool’s Day.  Good thing my better judgement jumped in before I did it!  I am always amazed at fast time flies.  We are winding down here at SBCDC.  As you recall, our final day here is May 30.  Please let me know what your arrangements are– the  two week notice required does not necessarily apply in this situation, but I would like as much notice as possible for planning purposes.  The classes and teachers will be adjusting as the numbers go down.  Just please be aware of that in the next two months!

Ms.  Faye and Miss Rhyan are the next teachers to leave :(   Thankfully, they are headed to new jobs, we certainly wish them well!  We will miss both of them, as will the children.  Mrs. Rachele remains as the main  twos teacher.

Supplies

We still need those supplies, especially baby wipes.  We use a great deal of them on your kids– even more now that we are going outside to play.  Pleas pick up a pack or two and bring in ASAP!  The other item that we go through aplenty…paper towels.  Thank you very much for those that have already helped with this!

I’m Headed North

I will be away for a few days on a field trip to Washington D.C. with the 8th grade class from Montgomery Catholic Prepatory School.  We are traveling by bus… please keep us in your prayers for a safe trip.  I am looking forward to going.  I know this trip will make me appreciate working with pre-schoolers!  I will be back Tuesday.

Have a great rest of the week!

Audra

 

March 24, 2014

Spring has sprung!  The recent beautiful days almost made me forget the cold, rainy weather we’ve had recently (and that there’s more to come this week!)  We are thinking about Spring and new life at the CDC!  The Toddlers made some very cute butterflies with their hand prints this week, and we are sure to see some more Springy art in the next few weeks.

Speaking of butterflies… Mrs. Debbie would like to bring a first-hand study of them to the CDC.  We plan on ordering several sets of caterpillars in order to witness their magical transformation into butterflies!  We are hoping to order enough caterpillars for the Twos, Threes and Fours to have in each of their classrooms.  Will you help?  I am asking parents in these these classes to help us purchase the supplies by sending in $2.00!  That would be a big help in making this fun unit of study become a reality!

Mark April 15 on your calendars for Spring Pictures!  Keith and crew will be here early that Tuesday.  Make sure to leave any special instructions with us at drop off (such as take off shoes, hairbows, pair with sibling, etc)  Keith always does fantastic job at capturing great shots of your angel babies!

Supplies for April:  everyone please provide 1 roll of paper towels and 1 container of wet wipes.  Please give directly to your teachers; thank you!

I see all the Easter candy and toys at the grocery store, but candy and toys do not make it Easter!  It is still Lent, and this time is to prepare for the resurrection of Jesus.  We all fall short of being truly worthy of the gift of salvation He gave us.  But by evaluating ourselves, our lives and the way we live and act, we can at least try to be the people that God wants us to be.  Self evaluation is difficult, isn’t it?  Each Wednesday evening and before and after all Masses during Lent,  there will be priests available in the church for confession.  Easter will be here soon!

Have a wonderful week, and thanks for sharing your precious children with us!

AUDRA

Friday March 7, 2014

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! 

AUDRA