The entire staff would like to extend their heartfelt thanks for all the gifts and goodies given to us this past holiday season. We hope your family had a wonderful holiday. We wish you health and happiness in 2022!

The month of December was a joyful month indeed! We read books about Hanukkah and played the dreidel game.

We read books about Christmas and learned some new Christmas songs. The Redwoods enjoyed sharing their families holiday traditions during circle time.

An Elf On The Shelf came to visit our class and after careful consideration and some good old fashioned voting, we named our elf Kit-Kat! Kit-Kat found some cheeky hiding places throughout the month and kept a watchful eye to be sure we were behaving.

We baked cookies, drank hot chocolate and wore our pajamas to school to top off the year.

This month we will learn about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. In honor of his birthday we will be discussing who he was as well as his dream to unite people in a peaceful way. We will explore what our dreams are as well. We will also discuss the changing winter weather.

Madeline’s Christmas by Ludwig Bemelmans
Little Blue Truck’s Christmas by Alice Schertle
Our Eight Nights Of Hanukkah by Michael J. Rosen
The Ninjabread Man by Katrina Charman & Fabiano Fiorin

I’m A Little Christmas Tree
We Wish You A Merry Christmas
Jingle Bells
Santa Claus Is Coming To Town

If you need a monthly receipt for future tuition payments please leave a note for Shalimar in the tuition box. A receipt will be provided when tuition is paid in full for the month. W-10 forms have been completed for your convenience and can be picked up at the parent information board. Our Tax I.D. # 82-4676859

**We’ll be CLOSED Monday 1/17 in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
**Label ALL coats, jackets, sweaters and sweatshirts with your child’s name.
**Make sure to send your child with warm clothing for outside play.
**January is a 5 week tuition month.
**Miss Ashley is out on leave for the month of January and will be back next month.

Meet Our New Teacher ~ Miss Dorene!
Miss Dorene has been a part of the Growing Years Family for many years. She originally joined our team in 1999 and over the years she’s been our cook, meal planner, inventory manager and classroom teacher. Miss Dorene recently closed her Family Daycare business of 7 years and is excited to return to preschool teaching. We are very pleased to have her back with us!

Miss Elli & Miss Michelle