DISCOVERY CENTER GAZETTE
THIS MONTH: We are excited to learn about and celebrate "Winter Holidays/Manners and Etiquette." We'll discover holidays around the world, including Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Las Posadas, Boxing Day, and St. Lucia's Day. We'll study the different customs, foods, and traditions of all of these special winter holidays. We'll have lots of opportunities for making crafts, art projects, and foods to help us understand and appreciate the different cultures celebrating the different holidays. We invite you to share your special holiday traditions with us here at school!
We'll also practice our good manners (please and thank you, etc.) and proper etiquette (sitting nicely at the table, waiting politely for our turns, etc.) We hope you'll join us for our traditional holiday "Sing-A-Long" this year, as we celebrate our holiday with friends and families!
Tuition Payments: All accounts must be paid in full by Wednesday the 20th for our end of the year tax purposes. We appreciate your cooperation!
No Elementary School: Elementary schools will be closed December 18th -January 2nd. Please sign your child up for care if needed.
Center Closure: Our center will be CLOSED the 25th through January 1ST. We will be open January 2nd to welcome families back in the new year!
Parents Night Out: It's our way of saying "Happy Holidays" to our parents! Have a night on the town (or just kick back at home watching what you want on T.V!), do some shopping, or whatever! Friday the 15th from 6:00-10:00. Bring pajamas and a pillow. We will serve dinner and dessert, have a holiday craft, play some games, and watch a movie. It's sure to be a fun time for everyone! Sign up sheet in the lobby. (Donations are gratefully accepted but not required.)
Sing-A-Long: We will hold our annual Holiday Sing-A-Long and Pot Luck on Thursday the 21st from 6:00-7:00. Children will perform holiday classics as we sing along! We'll gather after for the Pot Luck. A sign up for dishes will be posted in the lobby. See you there with bells on!
Movie and Pajama Day: We will have a relaxing day on Friday the 22nd. Come in you comfy, warm pajamas! Movie will be announced soon.
Soccer Shots: Due to the cancellation on November 30th, Soccer Shots will have a make-up class on Wednesday December 6th at 10:00. The next session begins Thursday January 25th.
King County Bookmobile: The King County Bookmobile will begin another wonderful year with us as they continue to provide their excellent service of bringing books to our school. They will be here the 2nd Thursday of each month. All books are checked out to their classrooms and stay at school to enjoy here.
Donations: Thank you, Imelda Akers, for all the donated books, especially the board books! The toddlers have new books to eat, I mean read!
Spotlight On: Rita and Michael Grinberg, our amazing center owners!
Thank you Rita and Michael! It's been a fun ride!!
Birthdays of the month
6th - Patrick in the Kittens Room - 1 year old!
8th - Miss Cheree in the Bears Room - ?? years old!
18th - Cooper in the Seagulls Room - 3 years old!
21st - Aarika in the Bears Room - 4 years old!
21st Alexander in the Kittens Room - 1 year old!
26th - Eugene in the Kittens Room - 1 year old!
Happy Birthday to you!!!