Hello!

I hope everyone has had a good week. I visited each of the classes on Friday, watching them learn through play. It reminds me of the reason why I love working with kids: their pure joy and excitement of learning with a friend. They don't even realize that they are learning in everything that they do. Watching their expressions when doing something for the first time or finally accomplishing something that they have been trying to do for some time and it finally happening; it is as special as watching your own child doing something for the first time. This all makes my heart very happy! We are so blessed to  have the wonderful teachers in our classrooms; how much they love working with children  shows in all they do.

This upcoming school week is a bit crazy: the holiday on Monday and teacher workdays on Thursday and Friday. I know it can be difficult, especially for those who work. Guilford County Schools have finally heard the parents' plea and have eliminated this crazy week for next year. On top of the short week, the weather forecast is potentially calling for winter weather. I thought it important to remind everyone of Starmount Preschool's winter  weather policy:

Starmount Preschool follows the calendar and the policies of the Guilford County School System regarding delays or closings due to inclement weather, holidays, early dismissals, and teacher workdays:
  • If the Guilford County Schools close, Starmount Preschool will also close.
  • If the Guilford County Schools are delayed 1 hour, the Preschool opens @ 9:00am
  • If the Guilford County Schools are delayed 2 hours, the Preschool opens @ 10:00am
  • If the Guilford County Schools are delayed 3 hours, the Preschool opens @ 11:00am
  • If the Guilford County Schools close early, the Preschool will close one hour earlier than the schools. For example, if the schools are to close at 1:00 pm, the Preschool will close at 12:00.
In case of snow or ice, please listen to your radio or TV for school closings or delays. The number of snow days to be made up, if any, will be determined by the Preschool Executive Committee and Director. The Preschool already has make-up days built into the calendar.
 
If the weather conditions should become hazardous after your child has arrived at school, please come and pick up your child as soon as possible. Use your best judgment and come while you can still manage to get back home safely. Please Keep the Director informed.

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me at anytime. 

Ms. Cindy
Starmount Preschool Director
SPRING/SUMMER KID'S CONSIGNMENT SALE

The Preschool's Spring Consignment sale is just around the corner! Mark your calendars for March 11-13. Start thinking about what you would like to consign and visit our website for more information and registration forms. We always need volunteers -- this is a great way to meet other moms, help out the preschool, and earn a higher percentage if you are consigning. Want to consign items, but you are too busy to tag them? Let us do it for you! This is open to current students only and all items must be dropped off at the school with a registration form the week of February 8-12. For more information on that, or any thing else with the sale, please email  Sarah Bain.
TODDLERS - MS SHIRLEY & MS TRACI





Theme : Arctic Animals
Colors: White, Blue and Gray
Letter: Mm
Number: 6
Shape: Circle and Triangle


2's - MS KIM & MS APRIL

Theme: Winter Animals
Color: White
Shape: Oval
Number: 5
Letter: Mm and Nn
 
 Happy Birthday!
January 19 - Truston
 

3's - MS AMY & MS LINDA

Theme : Arctic / Antarctic Animals
Colors: Blue and White
Shape: Oval
Letter: review
Numbers: review
Skills: Rhyming, group games, sorting by size, snaps and zippers
 
  
PRE-K - MS SUZANNE & MS LAURA

Theme: Winter
Reading and Phonics: Review word family
Math: review
Science:  effects of weather 
Social Studies: Martin Luther King Jr.
 
Remember: Show and Share every Thursday
 
Important Dates


 
Martin Luther King Holiday (No School)

January 18

 

Pre Chapel Coffee

January 20

 

Teacher Workdays (No School)

January 21 & 22

 






  
 

PASTOR KATHRYN'S POST:

In preparations for worship this coming weekend, I came across some beautiful prayers and writings in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. In honor of the holiday recognizing his work and leadership, I wanted to share with you an affirmation of faith based upon his writings:

I refuse to believe that we are unable to influence the events which surround us.

I refuse to believe that we are so bound to racism and war, that peace, brotherhood and sisterhood are not possible.

I believe there is an urgent need for people to overcome oppression and violence, without resorting to violence and oppression.

I believe that we need to discover a way to live together in peace, a way which rejects revenge, aggression and retaliation. The foundation of this way is love.

I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word in reality. I believe that right temporarily defeated is stronger than evil triumphant.

I believe that peoples everywhere can have three meals a day for their bodies, education and culture for their minds, and dignity, equality and freedom for their spirits.

I believe that what self-centered people have torn down, other-centered people can build up.

By the goodness of God at work within people, I believe that brokenness can be healed. "And the lion and the lamb shall lie down together, and everyone will sit under their own vine and fig tree, and none shall be afraid."

Blessings,

Pastor Kathryn
Contact Us
Starmount Preschool
3501 W Market Street
Greensboro, NC 27403
333-299-3564