11.30.2008

Nickelsville

Dear Children School Families:

I am writing to you tonight on behalf of Sallie McArthur and The Children's School -- to inform you that the University Congregational UCC membership voted today (Sunday, Nov. 30th) to allow the homeless community, known as Nickelsville, currently residing in the parking lot of University Christian Church at the SE corner of 15th Ave. NE and NE 50th Street, to a parking lot owned by the congregation of UCUCC (Lot A). This move will take place some time in the next week. Should you come to school this coming week with questions about this community, we will have some initial information available for you. We also understand that it may be beneficial to our school community to have a chance to discuss this together, and we, as a staff, are committed to providing that opportunity, via a Parent Lunch Bunch, sometime in the next couple of weeks.
In the meantime, if you would like to explore additional information about Nickelsville on your own, here is the Nickelsville, website:
and here is the website for University Christian, where their experience with this community is discussed in their newsletter, The Visitor:

See you at school!

Sincerely,
Lisa Coleman
Administrator
The Children's School

11.25.2008

Happy Thanksgiving!

We hope you all have a wonderful holiday. Good luck to those of you who are travelling this week. This turkey and several of her friends will soon be making the trip to Iraq to be with our friend Tyler's dad. Mrs. Coleman is always full of good ideas like this. Thanks Mrs. C.!

When we come back to school it will be December (can you believe it?) and we will be gearing up for Christmas and Hannukah. Come check out the Pre-K Graham Cracker Houses on Dec. 1. They may inspire you to create some of your own!

See you at school!

11.05.2008

Some of our favorite books

As many of you know, I will become a Nana in November. As my son, Owen, and I began our shopping a few weeks ago we ordered our favorite books from his childhood. He remembered all of them. When he said, "Mom, we have to get 'Blueberries for Sal'", I had to work hard not to cry. Here are our favorites:
  • The Very Hungry Caterpillar
  • I'll Love You Forever
  • Runaway Bunny
  • Blueberries for Sal
  • Make Way For Ducklings
  • Too Noisy
  • Pat The Bunny
  • Goodnight Moon
  • Brown Bear, Brown Bear
  • The Little Engine That Could
  • Green Eggs and Ham
  • Hop on Pop
  • Go Dog Go
  • Caps for Sale
Thanks to Mrs. Jaques for sharing her experience. Do you and your children have any favorites? Feel free to leave us a comment.

We Voted Too!

Thank you to Mrs. Banks for organizing our own small community this week. We had ballots and everything! Granted, it may not have been as exciting as the national process, but our election was highly contested. I still don't know who won. Will it be Batman? or Tinkerbell? We'll all find out later this morning. What a great way for our kids to experience what they've probably been hearing about for the last year.

See you at school!

**UPDATE**
Batman wins by 2 votes!! With just 4 write-in votes, it was a really close race. Congrats to Tink for coming so close. Maybe next time.