By: Mr. Joseph
As all of us are just settling into holiday-mode, allow me to take pause, and share my personal meaning for this season of giving. Amid all the chaos of getting the “must-haves” and “latest & greatest” gadgets or trends, sometimes the most cherished presents to give are the ones that are intangible. We all have access to them because they are simple and do not cost a penny. Yet they are priceless and the most gratifying, because they are memorable and have a lasting effect. I’m talking about all the positive intangibles: kindness, respect, common decency, support, attention, care, etc. I’m sure you can think of a few more. They need not be elaborate or expensive. Sincere and humble gestures would suffice. So go ahead. Reach out and reconnect with old friends and family members you haven’t heard in a while. Whether through social media, e-mail or text. Perhaps the old fashion greeting cards or phone calls. The point is that, they are in your thoughts. Maybe go out of your way for that long over due face-to-face...HUG! These positive acts, like a smile or greeting, can also be applied to total strangers. So during this expected cold wintry season, let us all make an effort to spread unconditional Holiday cheer, and genuine goodwill to one another. Finally, to all our Kids In Harmony family and friends, may you all have many blessings, warm wishes and good health!
Please mark your calendars. Our school will be closed on August 31 and September 1, 2017 to give us time to prepare for the new school year. A BIG “Thank You” goes to Jeremiah’s Mom for the toy donation to our school and also to Noellie’s Mom for the cereal boxes! They are appreciated!
|05/06||“Love You, Forever” by Robert Munsch. In this heartwarming story of how a child goes through life stages and changes, the enduring nature of a mother’s love is affirmed vividly in this must-read book.|
|05/13||“Corduroy” by Don Freeman. This story is about a teddy bear waiting on a department store shelf for a child’s friendship.|
|05/20||“Growing Vegetable Soup” by Lois Ehlert. Introduction on vegetable gardening to young child. We will learn about the different names of vegetables and perhaps we’ll even have time to make vegetable soup in class. Why not?!|
|05/27||There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly” by Pam Adams. We will sing-along and act along, as we read through this humorous book about an old lady who swallowed insects and animals in sequential order by size!|
|05/06||“I Love You, Mommy” by Jillian Harker. “Little bear want to explore the World and then realizes he misses his mom.|
|05/13||“Feast for 10” by Cathryn Falwell. This is a counting book that features African-American family shopping for food, as they get ready to gather round for mealtime.|
|05/20||“Little Red Hen” by Paul Galdone. This book focuses on the concept of responsibility, cooperation and teamwork, as the Little Red Hen plants her wheat.|
|05/27||“In the Tall, Tall Grass” by Denise Fleming. What are the things to see as little critters crawl, hop, glide, slitter through the tall, tall grass? Let’s find out!|
As mentioned in our previous newsletter, all children enrolled at Kids In Harmony before April 1, 2017 must register for school year 2017-2018. The registration fee is $70.oo (15 months to 3 years old) or $100.oo (Rainbow Class) and is due by August 4th. Non-payment after this date will result to automatic notice of withdrawal of your child’s attendance at KIH. We hope everyone is staying for the fall. However, if your family has other plans, please let us know accordingly. We already have many families interested in enrolling, but our current students are our priority!
The new tuition rate will begin September 5th. Payment for this week should reflect the tuition increase. Please see enclosed sheet. It is going to be another great year and we hope your family will be with us to celebrate our children’s “educational” journey!