NEWS FROM THE WCCNS OFFICE
It has been fun to finally get outside and play! An important part of learning is how to navigate our Minnesota winters and all the “stuff” that comes with it. Thank you for labeling your child’s gear so when there is an occasional mix-up, we can eventually locate their things and return it. A helpful hint to help keep their things organized is to send the winter gear in a separate handle bag. A wide opening handle bag works well. Thank you for helping the teachers support your kids while they learn the important skill of getting dressed and un-dressed for outside.
We had another successful Scholastic Book Fair. Thank you to the Parent Organization and to all of you who supported the event. Our WCCNS Parent Board has worked tirelessly this year to raise money for the school by hosting many fabulous events. Thank you to them for all their hard work! Another huge thank you to Ali Mattila, Jenna Guggisberg, Kathy Handy, and the Wayzata Community Church for hosting a fabulous Coffee House concert on February 16th. It was an amazing performance by Alison Scott (Mattila) and the event’s proceeds were donated to the school. This year’s fundraising dollars will go towards enhancing our playground, in the months to come. More on that in the spring Cubbie News editions.
We had very good attendance to our Parent Connection group discussion on discipline. Thank you to all who attended and to the Wayzata School District for offering themselves as a resource for our school. We hope to host more of these events next year. You are a wonderful community of families. Thank you for letting us be a part of your children’s early learning journey and for all of your support!
Have a Joyful Day,
FEATURED CLASSROOM: SCHOOLHOUSE ROOM
First, the Schoolhouse Room explored our place on the map. We started small by drawing a picture of our rooms, moved into learning our street addresses, and what town we live in. Our town is in what state? Our state is in what country? On what planet? We found out that the sun is a star and is quite hot. Our planet Earth is number 3 and not only does it orbit around the sun, it spins as it goes. We practiced spinning as we orbit around the sun. We all got dizzy! The kids want to know why we are not dizzy all the time if we are always spinning. Anyone want to field that question? Anyone? We learned about the Winter Olympics. After making torches, we ran a relay in the gym to get the torch from Greece to PyeongChang. Great teamwork! We also discovered that speed skating is tough, especially if your skates are paper plates and your ice is the gym floor. Speed skating is fun though! Valentine’s Day brought a science experiment that turned into beautiful artwork. We wondered what would happen if we placed tissue paper on a piece of white paper and added water. The color moved from the tissue paper onto the white paper! Beautiful! Turns out you have to be careful how much water to use. Too much and all the color floods away. Ms. Alison, Ms. Chrissa and Ms. DePauw
FREATURED ACTIVITY: JourneyLand
JourneyLand is a faith based enrichment class taught by Hannah Cruzen, Early Childhood Integration Specialist at Wayzata Community Church, and our very own Sunshine Room teacher! At Wayzata Community Church, we believe the love of God is to be enjoyed and integrated as part of our daily lives. JourneyLand integrates the love of God through emphasizing the practices of kindness, sharing, and self-control and how those deepen the connection we have with each other and with God. This year, we have deepened our connections by exploring what prayer looks like and sounds like through both the quiet and loud moments of life as a preschooler. We also took a mini field trip, up the stairs, to observe the real advent wreaths in the Sanctuary and Chapel here at Wayzata Community Church and, of course, we threw an awesome birthday party for Jesus! Thanks for everything that you do!
Calling all kids ages 8 and under! Hop on over to Wayzata Community Church on Saturday, March 31st, at 10:00 to 11:30 AM for our annual Easter Egg Hunt. Festivities will start in the Gym with hunts occurring throughout the morning. Cost is $5 per person. CLICK HERE to sign up today.
Don’t miss The Wizard of OZ at Wayzata Community Church!
ALL PERFORMANCES ARE FREE!
Wednesday, March 14 @ 7:00 p.m.
• Thursday, March 15 @ 7:00 p.m.
• Friday, March 16 @ 7:00 p.m.
• Saturday, March 17 @ 2:00 p.m. (Child/Special Needs friendly Matinee!
Audience is encouraged to come in costume)
• Saturday, March 17 @ 7:00 p.m.
• Sunday, March 18 @ 2:00 p.m.
This production is presented by The Good Works Community Theater. “The Good Works” in our name comes from the tradition of not charging any money to attend our productions. However, each show has a designated charity that we ask attendees to bring donations for, such as canned goods, personal hygiene items, etc.
We are in need of items you may have in your home or workplace. Please drop them off in the Teacher Resource Room.
- Large oatmeal canisters – 42 oz size
- Wood scraps for woodworking with children (no longer than a foot)
- Keys and old non-working cell phones for dramatic play
- Children’s shoes for extras to have at school. Boys and girls sizes 7, 8 and 12. Prefer slip-on and Velcro.
- Easy to put on children’s dress up/costumes for dramatic play
- Girl’s pants sizes 6 and 7
- Girl’s shirts long or short sleeve size 6 and 7
- Boy’s size 6 and 7 sweatpants