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Thu Oct 4th, 2018

Throughout the year we will be talking about how we can be like Jesus. This week chapel was led by Ms. Charlotte. She talked about how we are like a pumpkin. We have an inside and an outside. The outside is what people see. The inside is our heart or soul. A pumpkin left to itself will soon rot and die, but like a pumpkin God picks us from the patch.
When are hearts are not yet changed, we are icky on the inside. As the pulp and seeds were removed from our pumpkin, she told us that only God can change our hearts and remove the ickiness of sin.
But if we leave a pumpkin with just the insides taken out, then it's just hollow. We need to have a light inside that will truly make us alive! Jesus said, "I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life." When Jesus lives inside us we can glow. We will want to be kind and honest. We will want to please God, help others and tell those we know about Jesus.
This fall as you carve pumpkins or even see pumpkins around, we hope that you are reminded of how you are like a pumpkin that God has chosen from the patch. Follow him and he will be your light.

Here is a link to the song we sing in chapel each month: 

Tue Jul 24th, 2018

We are about half-way through summer.  The kids have enjoyed our crafts and activities as we have learned about animals.

Here is a video of some of the older children pretending to be walruses.

It seems like most Wednesday's haven't been very warm but we have been able to get outside a few times for water day. 

After playing in the water, the kids change back into their clothes and we go to Garfield Park for a picnic.

And, of course, we have had lots of outdoor fun!

Thu Jun 7th, 2018

School is officially over and it's time for Summer Camp!  This year's theme is about animals. The kids will learn about where different animals live, what they eat and what they look like.  We will have a craft and activity to go along with each animal that we learn about, in addition to having (or making) a special snack.  We will learn about animals such as hummingbirds, seals and raccoons to name a few.

Every Wednesday we will have water day.  The kids love this day! 

Wed May 9th, 2018

On Tuesday, May 8 and Wednesday May 9, the preschoolers celebrated their dads with a special mother’s day tribute. The classes celebrated their moms and grandmas with crafts, time spent together and special snacks.  We are so thankful for all of the moms and grandmas that were able to come to celebrate with us. 

We love our moms!

Fri Apr 27th, 2018

This week the children in Ms. Darla's 4-year old preschool class and Ms. Charlotte's 5-year old preschool class participated in the St. Jude's Bike-a-thon.  Throughout the week they learned about bike safety.  They also learned about how the money that they raised will help sick children and their families.

On Wednesday the kids rode bikes at the Garfield Playground across the street.  We were thankful that the rain held off while we were outside riding!

While some of the kids were riding, the remainder of the children played on the playground.

Thank you to everyone that donated money to St. Jude's through the Bike-a-thon!

Wed Apr 18th, 2018

On Monday, April 16 and Tuesday, April 17, the preschoolers celebrated their dads with a special father’s day tribute.  Each class had planned activities for their dads. Some recited poems, shared what they know about their dads, read books, or did a craft together.  Regardless of activity, a good time was had by all.  Thank you to all the dads and grandpas that were able to attend! 


Wed Apr 11th, 2018


Our words are a lot like toothpaste.  Once they come out of our mouths, they can't be put back in, just as toothpaste can't be put back into the tube.

In chapel today we learned that the Bible has a lot to say about our words.  We can use them to tear others down or we can use them to build others up.

To illustrate this point Ms. Melissa gave two children a tube of toothpaste and asked them to squeeze it out.  Once most of the toothpaste was squeezed out she asked them to put the toothpaste back into the tube.  The children tried to suck it back up into the tube, but that didn't work.  Instead more came out.  She gave them toothpicks to scoop it back in which worked, but was very messy and was taking a long time.  Finally they gave up.

In Ephesians 4:32 God asks us to "be kind to one another."  One of the ways that we can show kindness to others is by being careful with our words, because once they are out of our mouths, we can't take them back.   To close chapel we prayed and asked God to help us to be kind to one another with our words.

And the next time we brush our teeth we will be reminded of this important lesson.