St. Thomas' Day School

 

For more information, please call Kelly Kane @  804-329-1117 or email kkane@stthomasrichmond.org

February 2020

                                                                                   

 

DIRECTOR’S MESSAGE

 

Dear St. Thomas’ Families:

 

St Thomas’ Day School’s annual fundraiser will be an online auction March 12th-19th.  It will feature summer camps, gift certificates, family fun activities, museums, art, vacation getaways, and much more!  This is a great way to invite friends and family to join in the fun, purchase awesome items, all while supporting the Day School. 

 

In the past 12 years, we have raised over $122,000, which has funded our scholarship program, created a modern playground, and provided safety upgrades, such as emergency windows in the classroom, and a security door. 

 

Our scholarship program, which was established in the fall of 2001, was created to honor Michele Cassick, a young Day School mother who died unexpectedly.  Scholarships are available to any family enrolled in the day school.  This year alone, we provided over $15,000 in scholarships!

 

We need your help to make this another successful fundraiser!  Here are some ways that you can participate:

 

  • Donate items to be used for the online auction.  

  • Donate items for your classroom basket:

4 & 5-Year-Old Class- It’s A Date Basket

Mixed Aged Class- Gift Card Bouquet

2- & 3-Day Classes:  BBQ Basket

  • Give a financial donation.

  • Bronze Sponsorship $25 (If every DS Family & Teacher did this, we would raise over a $1200!)

  • Silver Sponsorship $50

  • Gold Sponsorship $100

  • Items are being added daily!  Tell your family and friends about the online auction:

 https://www.charityauctionstoday.com/auctions/st-thomas-DS-auction-2020-9476

 

Solicit your favorite restaurant, hair salon, and local business to donate for our auction.  I have letters and donation forms ready to go!  Just let me know how many you want. 

Please support our annual fundraiser and make this another successful year.   We need your help!   Thank you in advance for your support. 

 

Kelly

 

FOUR AND FIVE-YEAR-OLD CLASS

Teachers: Joan Bowles & Kelly Kane

 

We had fun in January making winter crafts, talking about Famous Americans, money, and practicing our phone number and address.  Soon love will be in the air, and we will make heart crafts to celebrate Valentine’s Day.  In February, we will also talk about Community Helpers, and hope that many parents visit our class.  Finally, we will learn about the letters Rr, Ss, Tt, and Uu.

 

Miss Joan & Miss Kelly

 

MIXED AGE CLASS

Teachers: Wendy Knuth, Jessamy Austin and Andrea Marcinkevicius

January was a busy month. We learned a lot about Winter, Artic Animals, Rosemary Wells books, and Feelings. We painted snow on trees, decorated polar bears, made Artic Animal books, decorated “messy shirts”, and some feelings crafts. The children enjoyed reading wonderful books, learning about many different animals, reviewing shapes and letters R and A.  We had fun in Music 3 times this month too. The children really enjoy singing and dancing.

            In February we have a month full of exciting things to discover. We will be celebrating Valentine's Day, as well as learning about Our Bodies, Pete the Cat, and In the Jungle. Most importantly Priority Enrollment starts on February 1st. Enrollment opens to the public on the 15th. Our Open house is on February 1st from 9-10. Please invite friends who would like to explore our program, we’d love to meet them. The Parent Coffee and the We Care meeting is on the 7th at 9:15am, and we have our Valentine’s party on Friday, February 14th at 11:30.  Monday, February 17th is a school holiday. Finally, keep those auction donations gift cards rolling in. We want this to be one of the highlights of our Auction. Any gift card in any amount is welcome. Enjoy the last of the winter chill and Bring on SPRING!!

THREE-DAY CLASS

Teachers: Susan Kaplan & Laura Harbison

 

Hello parents, January has been a has been a very quick month!   

We learned about Winter, Arctic Animals, Rosemary Wells and Feelings.
Some of our art included Winter scenes, snowy owls, melted snowmen, art inspired by Rosemary Wells' books, emotion faces, and fireworks
We have been working hard with prewriting, cutting skills and name writing practice/recognition. 
Next month's themes are My Body, Valentine's, Pete the Cat and In the Jungle.  
Thank you for all donations towards our Barbecue auction basket!  

Ms. Laura and Ms. Susan

 

 

TWO-DAY CLASS

Teachers: Susan Kaplan & Laura Harbison

 

Hi All, January went by quickly and we have had a busy month having fun with learning and of course making our art 😊
 

Our themes this month were Winter, Arctic Animals, Rosemary Wells and Feelings.  A few of our art projects included snowflakes, a winter scene, melted snowmen, polar bears, tulip paintings, snowy owls and emotion faces.
Next month, our themes are My Body, Valentines, Pete the Cat, and In the Jungle.  We are looking forward to another great month!

Thank you so much for donations towards our barbecue auction basket.  

 

 

2019 / 2020 DAY SCHOOL

 BOARD MEMBERS

     

Jeannie Bowker

                 Chellie Bravo                  

   Virginia Eckert   

Sarah Hendricks

Rachel Hudgins

Sarah Moore

James Adams-Boyles

Chris Martin

     Herbert Jones     

 

BOARD MEMBERS NEEDED

 

The Day School Board will add new members starting the 2020/2021 school year.  A board term is a 3-year commitment, and the board typically meets 5- 6 times a year.  If you are interested, please contact a present board member, or Kelly to get more information.  

REMINDER FOR

INCLEMENT WEATHER

 

St. Thomas Day School follows Richmond City Public Schools for closings and delays.  If Richmond City Public Schools are CLOSED, we are CLOSED.  If Richmond City Public Schools have a 1-hour delay, 

then we will open at 9:00am with no early time program.  If Richmond City Public Schools have a 2-hour delay, then we will open at 10:00am with no early time program.

ENROLLMENT 2020/2021

Priority enrollment opens on February 1st to current families, alumni, and church members and on February 15th to the public.  Make sure you turn in your registration form to reserve your spot for the fall.

 

 

SUMMER CAMP

Summer Camp Forms are now available.  Reserve your spot today!  Camp is for potty trained children who are 3- 5 years old. 

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