SUNDAY, FEB. 12 — Due to today’s winter storm, First Church will be closed this evening, with no choir rehearsals or other activities held.
We are going “Above and Beyond” by providing another year with additional enrichment programs for our students. Please don’t miss out! Your children will have an opportunity to attend up to four different Extended Sessions each week based on a theme. Each full session can be prepaid with your on-line application. (Please see “How to Register” at the end of this letter.) You may also choose a day your child does not attend their regular class.
Our “Extended Sessions” will run Monday - Thursdays from 11:45 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Your child will be escorted to Room 2 for lunch bunch and will remain in that room for their Extended Session. Please pick up your child/children promptly at 2:00 p.m. Sessions can be 2 to 4 weeks long depending on the month.
The Lunch Bunch charge will be included in all sessions. The children will go to Lunch Bunch first, but will continue with Extended Sessions with a lengthened playtime & learning time that includes exploring, story time, songs, and activities.
Jamie Tinker has been our Extended Session teacher Mondays through Thursdays, but due to her busy schedule, Phoebe Ostergren will be sharing the responsibilities. Mrs. Tinker will teach Mondays and Wednesdays, and Mrs. Ostergren will teach Tuesdays and Thursdays. The children will enjoy the exciting programs that will be offered. Each class will be filled with enriching and fun activities.
Extended Session classes are organized each the week by themed days that will build on each other through the month. This will give the children a variety of experiences through-out the week, if they choose to attend all the sessions.
Matinee MondayThe Three Little Pigs
February 6, 13 and 27
This classic story is a favorite among children! They love acting out this dramatic story! They will learn introductory concepts of theater and music through a favorite story, The 3 Little Pigs. Singing and rhyming will be reinforced through hands-on activities, simple props & child-friendly musical instruments. There will be a lot of opportunities for role playing and improvising. Speaking lines in front of peers will help encourage confidence as they “act out” their parts.
Play Time TuesdaysGame On!
February 7, 14 and 28
It’s all fun and games! The options are endless — card games, paper and pencil games, strategy games, active games, mystery games, board games and party games. Winter weather doesn’t mean the fun has to end. The snow and cold won’t slow us down! Join the team and join the fun as we play games of all kinds. We’ll even play the Hungry Hippo Human Game during this extended session adventure!
Mouthwatering WednesdayLittle Chefs
February 1, 8, 15 and 22
Your little “chefs” will be given opportunities to participate in fun, developmentally appropriate cooking experiences by creating delicious goodies. They will learn about recipes, ingredients, measurement, tool safety and expanded “cooking vocabulary”. In this program they will make tasty masterpieces while learning to problem solve.
"Seussical" Thursday Silly Seuss Time
February 2, 9, 16 and 23
Theodor Seuss Geisel was an American writer, cartoonist, animator, book publisher and artist best known for authoring children’s books under the pen name Dr. Seuss. During this Extended Session series, we will have fun with words as we explore some of Dr. Seuss’s works. We’ll meet a strange little boy named Gerald McCloy, explore What Pet Should I get and act like fools when we fish in McElligot’s pools. The fun will be endless as we take a look at some classics and interact with some less well known works of Dr. Seuss.
Those families with more than one child attending will receive a 10% discount on the total cost for both children. To receive the discount, please choose the “In Person” option for payment. See Pat to get the amount of payment by either check or cash.
Our Lunch Bunch/Extended Session charge is $24 per session. Registrations and payments for the sessions are due by Monday, January 30. Please note: When you select a day/days, you are registering for the entire month and classes are limited to 18 students per class.
Children may attend one or more sessions each week. Children registered Monday through Thursday will receive a price break.
If our school closes, due to inclement weather on Extended Session days, you will be credited for future sessions.
We are excited about how well our Extended Sessions are going. We hope that you will want your child to join us on their favorite day! Sign up today and don’t miss out! If you ever have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask me or Pat.
• Click on the following link to register online for our December sessions:
• Click on the following link, and download the application, to register in person:
Hard Copy Application