Happy New Year! We hope you all are having a safe, healthy, and relaxing break. However you are spending your break, we hope that your hearts are full of love, peace, and laughter. We are excited for all that the new year will bring in CH1. December was an extremely fast moving month. There were many fun songs and activities to close out 2018. We also welcomed a new student to our classroom, John Svec.


Dates to remember:

January 2: Tuition Due

January 7: School Resumes

January 7: Spring Pizza Order Due (Final Day)

January 11: Behind the Screen: How Does Social Media Affect Your Child? 6:30pm (Adults Only)

January 21: M.L. King Day, NO School

Everyday: Send labeled coats, hats, gloves, boots, and snow pants (if appropriate).


Thank you! And Volunteer Needs:

Thank you to Virginia Rhum for continuing to coordinate our volunteers and communicating to our families. Thank you to everyone who contributed snacks, helped with the door, listened to readers, took children to the library, donated items for work and play, and helped with material making! There are many volunteer opportunities to sign up for the following:

Arrival & Dismissal Door help: (sign up sheet is inside the front door)


Snack: The snack slots are full, but here is the link in case you’ve forgotten the date:

Please remember to record your volunteer hours. The binder is kept just inside Door #1. There is a 10-hour requirement per child per family for the school year ($20 spent = 1 hour). Your time is greatly appreciated.




9 – blue
16 – k
23 – l
30 – m





On Friday, January 11, 2019, at 6:30 pm we will be having a presentation entitled #BehindtheScreen.  Please join us for snacks and drinks and find out what is happening to your child’s brain while they are spending so much time on screens. This is a parent only event. Please RSVP by Thursday, January 10.




Quote of the month:

“A child who has become master of his acts through long and repeated exercises, and who has been encouraged by the pleasant and interesting activities in which he has been engaged, is a child filled with health and joy and remarkable for his calmness and discipline.” (Dr. Maria Montessori, ‘The Discovery of the Child’, Clio Press Ltd, 92)



Peace to you,

Mrs. Sarah Kalen, & Mrs. Stephanie Spieth