January Spanish Lime Newsletter

Dear Spanish Lime Families,

Happy New Year, I hope you are all having an enjoyable break! December was a busy month not only with the holiday celebrations and events all around town but student led conferences and parent teacher conferences. Thank you to all that attended. It is always a great opportunity to touch base, set goals, and answer any burning questions. Congratulations to Clare Carruthers-Fitzsimmions and Alexander Hunt on their excellent performance and hard work in The Nutcracker!

Ms. Ashleigh has begun her maternity leave and Ms. Jennifer will be taking the lead in the upper elementary classroom. The Spanish Limes truly love Ms. Jennifer, her dedication, knowledge, and drive she brought to the classroom. Although she will be in a different class she will remain in the same building and will be interacting often with all the elementary students in the afternoons. We will be welcoming back Ms. Nicole to The Children’s School community and her new role in the Spanish Lime class. We are excited to catch up and get back to our school routine.

Now that we are heading into the month of January the Spanish Limes will be reviewing The Story of Humans. Many students have already begun their research on the early human’s timeline and their fundamental needs. Our next focus will be on The Fourth Great Lesson: The Story of Language. This story is divided into three parts. The first part discusses the birth of human speech; the second part looks at the beginnings of the alphabet and focuses on writing. The third part encompasses the subject of reading and how the invention of paper allows us to see and speak language. By using these three stories, all three components of language: speaking, writing, and reading are introduced in a narrative way!

The Children’s Schools Annual Fundraising Event is approaching on Saturday, January 26th. This event is the perfect date night that includes tasty appetizers, a silent auction, and a comedy show! Those that attended last year, you will remember that each classroom put together a themed based basket full of goodies to be auctioned off in our silent auction. This year our class is putting together an ART BASKET! I will send out a sign up genius if you would like to purchase items for the basket. When you drop off your basket item, please attach a copy of the receipt so I can get an estimate of the total cost for the basket as a starting bid. Please let me know if you have any great ideas to add! Let’s make it a great auction basket! The more it is auctioned for, the more that is able to go towards The Children’s School Scholarship Fund!

Best Wishes,

Ms. Sally