Thursday, December 10, 2015

Sixty Degrees? December? That's not Polar Bear Weather!

Even if the weather doesn't feel like December (especially for a Polar Bear), we still have lots of great December activities going on!

All week, I have heard the delightful singing voices of my preschool friends practicing for their upcoming Holiday Celebration Program. Wow, do they sound good! The event is scheduled for Wednesday, December 16th, and I can't wait to see it!  My morning friends will perform at 9:30 AM and my afternoon friends will perform at 1:30 PM.  The entertainment is expected to take about an hour, but if you come early you can browse the Book Fair that our PTA is hosting! I've already checked out the selection, and there a so many great books ... books that I know little bears would love to get as gifts!

Speaking of books, check out this photo of me and one of my favorite readers! Our friend from upstairs, Mr. Steve Mazzi, is the school district's Director of Human Resources.  He likes to visit our classrooms and read stories to us.  He is an awesome reader, and I try to listen to him read every chance I get!

That reminds me: I have had so many of my administrator friends from upstairs comment on how impressed they are by our students in the parking lot.  They say that our students are holding hands with adults and staying away from the moving cars. When our students make safe choices it makes it much easier for us to share our parking lot - so thank you! Polar Bears love seeing students be safe!

My administrator friends have also mentioned that they appreciate the quiet voices our students use when they are in the lobby outside of our center.  Whenever our Director, Mrs. Kile, hears these complements, it really makes her smile!  I know she is very proud of our students!

Before I close, I want to thank everyone who has contributed to our food drive.  The base of our giving tree is so packed with donations that we have used the tooth paste to decorate the tree! However, we can always make room for more! I hope you will consider bringing a canned item to our Holiday Program.  By working together, I know our contributions really help our community.  

Remember that we have our regular four days of school next week, but then we start our winter break.  The preschool will be closed from December 21st to January 4th, and students don't come back until January 6th ... that's 2016!

I hope you enjoy the rest of 2015! Keep your fingers crossed that Ohio will start to see some snow for your favorite polar bear!

The Polar Bear