Last week the children enjoyed learning about the various forms of Transportation - planes, trains and automobiles. Check out all the different artwork about transportation in the classrooms.
This week we are featuring World of Books. The children will learn about authors and illustrators and the different kinds of books there are. The children will be encouraged to bring in their favorite book to share during the week.
This is also a tie-in to our Scholastic Book Fair. The book fair will be this week from Monday through Friday. The children will stop by the book fair on Monday to make suggested wish lists of books they would like to have in their classrooms and for them to have at home. This is a great time to do some Christmas shopping. Here is the link to the on-line source of books for our book fair:
LOA Scholastic Book Fair
We will not have Chapel this week due to the book fair. Children will be learning about being thankful this whole month.
A reminder that for this month we are collecting soup cans for Porch Pals. We will be collecting until November 21st. Thank you, as always, for your generosity.
LOA events for November:
- On November 12th we will have Spirit Night at New Yorker Pizza, right next door to LOA. Shop at the Book Fair and go over for pizza.
- We will have Parents Night Out on Saturday, November 15th.
- November the 21st will be Brown Day.
- Our Thanksgiving Feast Days will be on Monday, November 24th for our downstairs classes and November 25th for our upstairs classes.
- For Thanksgiving school closings, LCPS will be closed on Wednesday through Friday, November 26th to 28th; LOA will be closed on the 27th and 28th only.
Once again, the Leesburg Christmas Choir will be performing again at the Leesburg Christmas Tree Lighting on Friday, December 5th. Here is the link to some more details on the event plus rehearsals: Leesburg Children's Choir 2014. If you would like to have your child participate at this great event please contact Ms Wendy.
Just as an early reminder for the Christmas holidays, LOA will be closing at 12 Noon on Christmas Eve, Wednesday, December 24th and we are closed on Christmas Day and the day after (Boxing Day), Thursday and Friday, December 25th and 26th.
As we mentioned last week, LOA is participating in the Operation Christmas Child through the Samaritan's Purse organization. Here is a link to their website: Samaritans Purse. Samaritan's Purse is a nondenominational evangelical Christian organization providing spiritual and physical aid to hurting people around the world. Since 1970, Samaritan's Purse has helped meet needs of people who are victims of war, poverty, natural disasters, disease, and famine with the purpose of sharing God's love through His Son, Jesus Christ.
As part of this effort we will prepare shoeboxes of items we wish to donate to boys and girls in underprivileged areas throughout the world. We now have all the shoeboxes we need and they have been handed out to the various classrooms. We are looking for items to be put in the shoeboxes. A list of recommended donation items is given on the website. We need to have all boxes completed by November 19th.
We are also accepting any monetary donations to support this cause as we have to pay for shipping to send these boxes to their destination. As a guide, one shoebox costs $7 to ship. We will be able to track any boxes we ship to know exactly where they go, be it to Africa, Indonesia or elsewhere in the world. Your child's teacher will be communicating to you more details as to what age group (one each for a boy and a girl) their classroom will be collecting for. Please do what you can to help support this effort.
Blue Ridge Speech and Hearing Center, located in Lansdowne, is offering FREE therapy screenings for children ages 2- 8 years on Friday, November 14, 2014. The screenings will be from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. They are offering both Speech-Language and Occupational Therapy screenings that will take a total of 30 minutes. You can call 703-858-7620 to schedule an appointment. Here is a flyer with further details.
Blue Ridge Speech & Hearing Information
- Ms Priscilla, who was in the Hippos class, has left LOA for personal reasons. We wish her and Nicholas, her son who was also at LOA, the very best.
- We would like to welcome Ms Katie who will become the Assistant in Toucans with Ms Dorothy.
- Ms Tanieda will be moving to the Sea Stars class as Lead Teacher.
- We would like to welcome Ms Amy who is a downstairs floater.
More than two and a half billion Bibles have been made. If you put them on a long bookshelf and started driving along the shelf at 55 mph, you would have to drive 40 hours per week for over four months to get to the end. All these Bibles would fill the New York public library 467 and one-half times. The Bible contains 3,566,480 letters, or 810,697 words.
Being a reader means you're more likely to learn something new every day. Reading frequently makes you smarter. Not only does it help you retain knowledge, but it helps you to remember that knowledge later on in life. Whether or not you realize it, reading stockpiles your brain with new information, and you never know when it may come in handy.