Happy February!! What a winter we have had so far. Hopefully, February 2011 will be filled with warm sunny days with no wind chill or snowy days. As you are aware, February 2 is Groundhog’s Day. If a groundhog emerges and sees its shadow, legend has it that there will be at least six more weeks of wintry weather. If the day is cloudy and the groundhog doesn’t see its shadow, we will have an early spring. Since I’m writing this newsletter before the 2nd, here’s hoping our national groundhog, Punxsutawney Phil, and our local groundhogs, Cloudy and Stormy, at Brookfield Zoo have forecasted an early spring. Although with names like Cloudy and Stormy, I’m not so sure that is a good sign. Warm weather surely has to be around that next corner.
With that said now back to news about our Early Childhood Program. We have so many activities planned for our students this February. In February our classes will be participating in Valentine’s Day activities. Hearts galore and themes of universal love and friendship will be found in our hallways and classrooms. Each teacher will be providing further instructions on Valentine’s Day activities.
February also marks the start of Black History Month. In all of our classrooms we will be learning important facts/contributions made by African Americans that shaped our lives and world. Additionally, each teacher has personally selected an important African American to highlight for our annual Black History Celebration. On February 18 our students will be participating in a Black History Activity Day.
Please keep in mind that school will be closed on Friday, February 11 in honor of Abraham Lincoln’s birthday. On Wednesday, February 23 we will have another Early Release Day. There will be no school for our p.m. students on that day. Thanks for your continued support of our program.
Early Childhood Principal