December 2017


Dear Parents,


Thank you to all who attended and participated in our Thanksgiving Feast!  The kids did such a great job making their costumes with the various activities of cutting, gluing, painting and stringing of noodles.  Along with learning songs, baking breads and making soup it was a very busy month!  And the Agape’ staff also did another wonderful job this year with the decorating!  Special thanks to them and to you for your contributions!  A fun time was had by all! We are now looking forward to all of the Christmas festivities coming up!


Playground – All of the children go outdoors every day so please be sure to have them dressed accordingly including hats and mittens.  A pair of hat and mittens should be brought to Agape’ to stay in your child’s cubby. Snow suits for warmth are also welcomed for the little ones. Thank you!


Performing Arts Night – Don’t forget to save the date for our Performing Arts Night!  On December 8th at 7:00 p.m., children from the King Centre Dance, Mr. Chris’s Music Class, Teach to Teach Guitar and Piano and the Okinawan Martial Arts Classes will participate in this very special program.  Everyone is welcome to attend – light refreshments will be served after the program. Participants include Pre School and School Age Children.


Santa is coming to Agape’ – Wednesday, December 13th at 10:30 am. Parents of infant, toddler, and preschool children- please bring a $10.00 wrapped gift with your child’s name on it to their class no later than Friday, December 8th.  Santa will give the gift to your child.  Infants and Toddlers are included in this and they also can have their photo taken with Santa as long as they are willing. J


School Age Half Day of School – Just a reminder that the school age children have a half day of school on Friday, December 22nd and arriving early at Agape’ from their schools.


Flu shot and Vaccine Schedules– Just a reminder that all children ages 6 months to 59 months need to have their flu shot no later than December 31st. Unless you have a religious exemption note, your child may not return to Agape’ when we reopen on January 2nd. Please bring us a doctor’s note with the date of the flu inoculation. Please also ensure your child is up to date and the updated records are sent to Agape’ for all vaccinations. This is a state requirement. Thank you for your cooperation.


Staff Changes – We wish Ms. Susan from the Infant room well as she moves on to care for her uncle. We welcome Ms. Judy to Agape! Ms. Judy will be working a couple of afternoons a week while Ms. Doris will be working in the mornings on Tuesdays and Thursdays. We also welcome Ms. Rachel to our afterschool program as Ms. Molly stepped out for basketball season; she will be back with us in the spring!


Picture retakes – Picture retakes will be scheduled for January or February. Please let the office know if you would like your child’s picture retaken or taken for the first time if they missed picture day in October. There will be a $5 charge per child for picture retakes if Dragonfly Studios is not at fault with the original pictures.


Please be reminded that Agape’ is closed on Monday December 25 through Monday January 1st.  We reopen on Tuesday, January 2nd.  Have a Very Merry Christmas and a Happy and Blessed New Year!