St. Thomas' Day School

 

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

January 2020

DIRECTOR’S MESSAGE

 

Happy New Year!  I hope that everyone had a peaceful holiday and made wonderful new memories.  As we begin 2020, I would like to remind you all about some upcoming dates for the remainder of the school year.

January

6 School Re-opens after Christmas Break

10 Music Class

15 Stretch-N-Grow

20 School Closed

24 Music Class

31 Music Class

 

February

1 Priority Enrollment Begins

1 Open House 9-10am

5 Stretch-N-Grow

7 We Care & Parent Coffee 9:15

13 Valentine’s Party 2-Day Class

14 Valentine’s Party all other classes

15 Enrollment Opens to the Public

17 School Closed

19 Stretch-N-Grow

28 Music Class

 

March

4 Stretch-N-Grow

12-19 Online Auction

13 Music Class

16 St. Patty’s Party 3-Day Class

17 St. Patty’s Party all other classes

18 Stretch-N-Grow

27 Music Class

 

April

1 Stretch-N-Grow

3 Trike-A-Thon

6-10 Spring Break

15 Stretch-N-Grow

 

May

1 Field Day

6 Stretch-N-Grow

15 Summer Birthday Parties all but 2-Day Class

19 Summer Birthday Parties 2-Day Class

20 Summer Celebration 

 

 

 

 

FOUR AND FIVE-YEAR OLD CLASS

Teachers: Joan Bowles & Kelly Kane

 

Happy New Year!  We had so much fun in December making crafts, singing songs, playing outside, and eating special treats.  We also enjoyed learning about customs and traditions celebrated in other countries.  Our Christmas party was a lot of fun, and it was a great way to end 2019. In January, we will talk about Winter, Famous Americans, and learn about Money.  We will also study the letters Nn, Oo, Pp and Qq.  

 

 

 

MIXED AGE CLASS

Teachers: Wendy Knuth, Jessamy Austin & Andrea Marcinkevicius

            We hope everyone had a wonderful Holiday season! We had fun making your Christmas gifts, discussing Kwanza, St. Lucia day, and Hanukkah.  We loved making Christmas trees, lanterns, and many other holiday crafts. We had a special guest-Izzy, (Harry’s mom) who read us The Mitten and decorated paper mittens with the class. We also really enjoyed the party we had at school. And a special thank you to Marissa (Jonah’s mom) and Maria Carra (Grey’s mom) for organizing the Christmas party. We also celebrated Meret’s fourth birthday on December 9th. Happy Birthday Meret! We look forward to getting back to school so we can hear about all your family adventures during the Winter break. We hope that 2019 was full of joy and happiness.

            Happy New Year! During January we will discuss units on New Year’s, Winter, Artic Animals, Rosemary Wells, and Feelings. Finally, we have Stretch N Grow on every other Wednesday and Music every other Friday.  We look forward to spending this chilly month with everyone. Be sure to check the inclement weather policy. We follow Richmond City (not County) School closings. Please keep in mind that we do go outside if it is above 32 degrees. Please label all hats and coats. Thank you!

 

 

THREE-DAY CLASS

Teachers: Susan Kaplan & Laura Harbison

 

December flew by!  We had been busy with the sights, smells, sounds and tastes of the season!  We learned about how other children celebrate Christmas around the world and the many splendors of our own traditions.
We have been practicing our scissor skills and other fine motor skills. 
In January, we will talk about the New Year/Winter, Arctic Animals, Rosemary Wells and Feelings.
We hope y’all had a very Merry Christmas! Happy New Year!!

 

 

TWO-DAY CLASS

Teachers:  Susan Kaplan & Laura Harbison

 

In December we learned about Holidays around the World and Christmas.
We made many Christmas decorations and ornaments. 
We practiced our letters and name recognition.  In January we will learn about: New Year/Winter, Arctic Animals, Rosemary Wells and Feelings. 
We hope y’all had a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! 


 

 ONLINE AUCTION

Our annual online auction is scheduled for March 12-19, 2020.  We need your help to make this another successful fundraiser!  Below are some ways that you can participate:

 

Donate items to be used for the online auction.  Are you crafty?  Do you have a vacation home to donate?  Could you donate cookies around the holidays or soup for a month during the cold winter months?  Do you have an awesome garden and could donate flowers or plants?  Do you work for a business that would be willing to donate?  Think outside of the box!!

 

All monies raised from this auction support our scholarship fund.  Please help make this year the most successful one yet!  Thank you!!

 

 

OPEN HOUSE

Our Open House for new families is scheduled for Saturday, Feb 1st from

 9-10 am.  Please let anyone know who may be interested!

 

 

 

 

 

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.

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