The Early Learning Center Newsletter, Week of 12/3

Parents, please take a moment to mark your calendars. The following are important dates that you do not want to miss:
Thursday, December 10th December Tuition Due
Thursday, December 17th @ 9:30am Walk Thru Bethlehem
Monday, December 21-Friday, January 1st Christmas Break (No School)
Monday, January 11th-Friday, January 22 Re-Enrollment Begins (2016-2017 School Year)


A Message from Sarah Donovan, Principal of Extended Educational Programs
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas! A time of love, joy, and traditions. One family tradition celebrated in my home was Charlie Brown’s Christmas. I find that in the hustle, bustle of the holiday season, Linus’s scripture reading from Luke 2 anchors me to the true ‘meaning of the season’. I share it with all of you, our TEEP families, as a reminder of the Nativity of Christmas.
Charlie Brown: Isn’t there anyone who knows what Christmas is all about?!

Linus: Sure Charlie Brown, I can tell you what Christmas is all about. Lights please?

Linus: “And there were in the same country Shepards abiding in
the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. And lo, the
angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone
round about them, and they were sore afraid. And the angel said
unto them, ‘fear not, for behold, I bring you tidings of great
joy which will be to all people. For unto you is born this day in
the city of David a savior, which is Christ the Lord. And this
shall be a sign unto you. Ye shall find the babe wrapped in
swaddling clothes lying in the manger.’ And suddenly, there was
with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host, praising God and
saying, ‘glory to God in the highest, and on Earth peace, good
will toward men.’”

That’s what Christmas is all about, Charlie Brown.

Sarah Donovan


Note From Mrs. Grayson Merritt (Director/Assistant Principal)
Welcome Back! I pray that you all had a wonderful, family-filled Thanksgiving break. I have so enjoyed hearing from all of your sweet friends what fun adventures you shared with your family to celebrate Thanksgiving.

We have transitioned quickly to Christmas throughout the school lobbies and in the classroom. I absolutely love all of the holiday festivities and being in the classroom seeing our little friends learning about the very first Christmas. Although I have to giggle as I watch boys put their own “heroic” spin on the story of the first Christmas, there is nothing that brings my heart more joy than the pure innocence of children this time of year. I encourage you to let your child “tell” you about what they are learning and how much they begin to embrace that special night that began in stable.


I wish you a beautiful week and am so thankful to each of you for entrusting us with your most precious gift!

Mrs. Grayson Merritt


Classroom Spotlight:
“It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas”

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