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April School News

April has lots of action at school! If you want to download our two-page newsletter and calendar, it’s here: April 2017 newsletter & calendar (PDF).

Nut-free & latex-free school

Please remember we are a NUT-FREE and LATEX-FREE school. This includes nuts, tree nuts & balloons. This information is in our parent handbook. If you pack a nut-alternative spread in your child’s lunch please place a note in their lunchbox to inform us that it is an alternative to nut butter.

Monthly theme: Nature all around us / outer space

This month we will be learning how to write and recognize:

  • Letters: J, P, Y
  • Numbers: 8, 18
  • Shapes: Hexagon and pentagon
  • Color: Purple

In April the children will learn about dinosaurs, oceans and mammals. Our students will also have the opportunity to watch the metamorphosis of caterpillars turn to butterflies and also watch praying mantis eggs hatch.

Children’s Chapel

April 11 Palm Sunday celebration in chapel:  We will wave palms and welcome Jesus as he journeys into Jerusalem.

April 12 Resurrection eggs/ Last Supper in chapel: We will talk about Jesus’ last meal with friends and look at resurrection eggs.

Bible verse: Matthew 28:20 “I am with you always.”

Easter Party on Thursday, April 13

We invite family members to join us outside for our hunt! The egg hunts will begin at 10:00. The hunt will be divided into 3 separate groups and times: Ms. Melissa’s class- 10:00, Ms. Regina and Ms. Alison’s class- 10:20, Ms. Carballo, Ms. Thompson, and Ms. Zimmerman’s class 10:45. At 11:30 we will have our Easter feast. Sign-up sheets will be placed outside of your child’s classroom for items you can bring to the feast and/or volunteer your time.

We ask that all students bring one dozen plastic eggs filled with either nut-free candy or stickers. Please tape the eggs, as many of these easily break apart. Students will not be opening eggs at school. They will be evenly dispersed among the children and will be sent home.

If your child does not normally attend school on Thursday but you would like for them to participate in the festivities, you can either join your child for the duration of the event or you may inquire in the office about drop-in with a $25 fee.

Bingo Night Fundraiser on Saturday, April 29

Join us for a night of fun & fellowship as we call out the fun from 6 to 9 pm! Taco bar, live & silent auctions, including sports packages, stadium tour, wine tasting, Scentsy products, stained glass, symphony & museum packages. Plenty of ways to enrich your life and grow our school! Childcare provided.

Enrollment for 2017-2018

Enrollment is open, and we are excited for the 2017-2018 school year! Classes are filling quickly so please tell your friends and neighbors not to wait to check us out! Pick up our new brochure in the office to give to your friends! Remember, if you refer a friend to St. Martin’s Episcopal School and they enroll their child, you will receive a $50 credit toward your tuition.

Things to note

  • Apr. 10, 11 – Spring Pictures
  • Apr. 12 – Wear Purple
  • Apr. 13 – Easter Party
  • April 14 – SCHOOL CLOSED – Good Friday.
  • Apr. 27 – Inside-Out Day
  • Apr. 29 – Bingo Night Fundraiser
  • May 16 – Parent appreciation breakfast
  • May 25 – End of year program and graduation. Early release of 11:00, LAST DAY OF SCHOOL

Friendly reminders

  • Teacher Appreciation Week, May 1-4
  • May 23, 2 pm – Ice Cream Social on the lawn! All family members are welcome indulge with us!
  • Vacation Bible School June 12-16, 9 am – noon. Register at kellervbs.org
  • Please remember to check your child’s folder on a regular basis as important information is sent home along with the wonderful work they have created in school.
  • Please be sure to place a full set of clothes (season appropriate) inside your child’s backpack at all times.