Parents, please take a moment to mark your calendars. The following are important dates that you do not want to miss:

  • Wednesday, December 14 3’s Chapel With Pastor Derrick (10:00)
  • Thursday, December 15 Christmas Pageant (9:45am)  Henry Chapel
  • Thursday, December 15 and Friday, December 16 Class Christmas Parties
  • Monday, December 19-Monday, January 2 Christmas Break (No School)
  • Tuesday, January 3rd Back To School
  • Monday, January 9-Monday, January 22 Online Re-Enrollment Period

 Message from Mrs. Sarah Donovan, Director of The Extended Educational Programs

Every Monday morning at 7:30am you will find The First Hope team meeting outside of the elevators for a time of togetherness in reviewing the upcoming week’s events and prayer. It’s a special time together and something I look forward to every Monday morning (imagine that-looking forward to a Monday morning :). Last week, one of our teachers, Amy Moore, shared this poem in her devotional. I loved it and wanted to share it with the masses. The loving inspirational message is below.
You are who you are for a reason.
You’re part of an intricate plan.
You’re a precious and perfect unique design,
Called God’s special woman or man. You look like you look for a reason.
Our God made no mistake.
He knit you together within the womb,
You’re just what he wanted to make. The parents you had were the ones he chose,
And no matter how you may feel,
They were custom-designed with God’s plan in mind,
And they bear the Master’s seal. No, that trauma you faced was not easy.
And God wept that it hurt you so;
But it was allowed to shape your heart.
So that into his likeness you’d grow.You are who you are for a reason,
You’ve been formed by the Master’s rod.
You are who you are, beloved,
Because there is a God!

By Russel Kelfer

Message From Mrs. Grayson Merritt,  Principal

Upcoming Events

Preschool Christmas Program, “The True Christmas Gift”

Please mark your calendar to join us Thursday, December 15th at 9:45am in Henry Chapel.  Our preschool friends will be telling the story of the “REAL” meaning of Christmas.  All of our classes will be participating; yes even the babies!  We look forward to seeing you on Thursday, December 15th.

Wishing you and your family a blessed week!


Mrs. Grayson Merritt

KPrep Highlights

K4 celebrated the beginning of the Christmas Holy Season by ‘decking the halls’ in K4.  We had parent helpers come in and help out with out center rotations.

We made Angles with our hand and foot prints and learned the Bible verse from Luke Chapter 2 “I bring you good news of great joy !”
We also had a very special snack.  The kids patterned their bananas and strawberries to make a  “J” (upside candy canes) for Jesus.  The kids had fun eating them and drinking hot chocolate and marshmallows!  WE also made snowmen with mini donuts and decorated them with all the accessories!
The preschoolers had fun painting candies (made out of paper plates) to go on our gingerbread houses in the hallway!
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Gingerbread Fun


Happy Birthday to our Preschool  Friends During the Month of December:

Staff December Birthday:
Judy Johnson – 4th
Lawanda Jackson – 25th
Ashley DeLuca – 28th
Hope Harrington – 28th
Ellie Robinson – 5th
Finley Hurlebaus – 5th
Maddox Pine – 11th
Austin Upkins – 19th
Isabella Klein – 27th

Welcome New Friends to Our School Family:







And a BIG Welcome Back to our School Family Addison  and Jackson

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Big Brother/Big Sister Celebrations:


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Painting with pine needles                                           Playground fun

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Toddler and 3’s love to decorate Christmas trees!