With our theme from last week being Spring Days on the Farm it is good to see the signs of Spring throughout our school and in our gardens. The cherry blossoms are peaking this weekend with the warmer temperatures we've had and the April showers.
This week we are recognizing the Week of the Young Child. The Week of the Young Child is an annual celebration sponsored by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). The purpose of the Week of the Young Child is to focus public attention on the needs of young children and their families and to recognize the early childhood programs and services that meet those needs. This year's theme is "Celebrating our Youngest Learners". Here is a link to the various activities going on this week at LOA regarding the Week of the Young Child.
Chapel lesson for this week is a Picture Book object lesson: "Books aren't useful ... unless you read them!" A walk with God is like a book. Possession is not enough, just like knowing about God is not enough. You have to know how to "read" the book to get to the magic, and our lives are a walk towards knowing God. The bible verse is Matthew 7:7, "Ask and it will be given to you, seek and you will find".
I want to thank everybody who stopped by and helped support our Scholastic Book Fair. Books can still be ordered online. Here is a link to the Book Fair website.
Excite Soccer came in to LOA for a demonstration with each classroom. Unfortunately due to the rainy weather on Wednesday, Coach Scott had to do the demonstration in the Sanctuary; however, the children still enjoyed learning some soccer fundamentals. Sessions will be starting this Friday, April 17th. Here is a link to the Registration Form for Excite Soccer; forms are still available by the front kiosk.
On Tuesday April 21st, from 6:30 to 8:00PM, we will be having a Parent/Teacher workshop on "Preventing Power Struggles" with your children. The workshop will be presented by Mandy Lloyd, a National Certified Instructor on Conscious Discipline. Please let me know if you are interested in attending. There is no cost.
LOA events for April:
- On Monday, April 13th we will have Dean Allen's Fairy Tale Magic Show, which is rescheduled from one of our snow days in March, at 9:30 AM.
- On Saturday, April 18th, Leesburg Open Arms will be participating at the 25th Annual Leesburg Flower and Garden Festival from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM. Stop by to see us.
- We will also have Parents Night Out on Saturday, April 18th from 4:00 to 8:30 PM. Sign up at the Front Desk.
- On Sunday April 19th, the Loudoun County Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring a Superhero 5K Run/Walk and Kids Fun Run at 8 AM at the Philip Bolen Memorial Park. Here is a link to more details on the Superhero 5K Run. It supports the Mobile Hope of Loudoun.
- On Tuesday April 21st, we will have the workshop on "Preventing Power Struggles".
- On Wednesday, April 22nd, we will celebrate Earth Day and we will have the Naturalist, Uncle Henry at our school to talk to the children about nature.
Details for LOA Summer Camp for rising 1st Graders through 5th Grade are on our LOA website. Click here for the LOA Summer Camp details and registration form. The theme this year is "Fun in the "Son". If you are interested in the program, spaces are limited so sign your child up as soon as you can. Please note that even though your child is presently enrolled in our school he/she is not automatically enrolled in the summer camp program.
We are into planning for our Spring Fundraiser which is our Art Show and Silent Auction on May 15th. We are looking for donations for the Silent Auction. Please see Ms. Ellen if you would be interested in helping.
"Father, thank you for wanting to be present and active in our daily lives. Help us to rejoice, pray to you whenever we feel like it and give thanks in all circumstances. Drawing you to us every day is the magic we need to get into the story you are writing about our world today. Amen."
from the Object Lesson: Picture Book