November/December 2017

We're so thankful you're apart  of our RiverTree School Family!

As we head into the holiday season, we want to help children remember to whom we are thankful and why we celebrate and remember Christ through all of it. 

The upcoming months will provide 
classroom experiences of thanksgiving. 

Let us come into His presence with thanksgiving; let us make a joyful noise 
t o Him with songs of praise!  Psalm 95.2

Our Pre-K & Kindergarten children are coloring grocery bags to be used when our church volunteers deliver Thanksgiving meals to those in need Thanksgiving Day! 

Our  Kindergarten class will help prepare meals on Wednesday, November 22. 

Thanksgiving classroom parties will be held on  November  21 & 22.  

For more details about your child's classroom party, visit your teacher's web page!

Chapel 10:30AM
9 Chapel 10:30AM
17 Chapel 10:30AM
21 Classroom Thanksgiving Parties
22 Classroom Thanksgiving Parties

Childcare available for Jackson Local School students
23 Happy Thanksgiving! Closed (No charge)
24 Happy Black Friday! Closed (No charge)
27 Classes Resume

Childcare available for Jackson Local School students

1 Chapel 10:30AM
7 Chapel 10:30AM
11-15 SPECIAL Christmas Scholastic Book Fair
12 Christmas Musical Pre-K & Kindergarten 6:30PM
13 Preschool (3s) Christmas Program 9AM

Nursing Home Field Trips- Pre-K & Kindergarten
18 Childcare available for Jackson Local School students
19 Classroom Christmas Parties

Stark Parks Presentation for School Agers

Childcare available for Jackson Local School students
20 Classroom Christmas Parties

Childcare available for Jackson Local School students
21-Jan 2 Christmas Break - Closed (No charge)
Jan 3 Classes Resume

Pre-K & Kindergarten 

December 12 / 6:30-7:30PM

Please make plans to attend this very special holiday event! F ollow Ms. Oliver, a very patient director and her five very curious, distracted actors as they tell the Christmas story with questions, humor and wonder at the really good news that God sent His only Son for us!

"Happy Birthday, Jesus!"
Preschool (3's) Christmas Program

December 13 / 9-10AM

Parents are invited to attend the performance in the auditorium and enjoy a continental breakfast afterward!

It's no secret, this is one of our cutest events!

Christmas Break is December 21 - January 2. The school will be CLOSED and you WILL NOT be charged for these days.  Classes resume January 3, 2018. 

Although Jackson Local School's Winter Break begins December 18, it does not effect our school. We will be open and caring for all children, including those Jackson Local School students who are also registered to attend our childcare program for holiday care on these three days. 

Our Finance Department and church offices will be open during this time as well.

Get extra credit for our school when you download the new Box Tops Bonus App to discover brands and retailers offering Bonus Box Tops and earn even more cash for our school.  Learn how it works. DOWNLOAD THE APP TODAY!

Register your Advantage Card at Giant Eagle and our school automatically earns points toward great educational tools every time  you shop! 

Our school ID code is 4993. 

We hope your family will participate in our community care outreach for Christmas. Project Kare is a program that gives back to children in the Stark County Children's Services system who need practical gifts like school supplies, clothing and small toys.
Teachers will give you information on what is being collected for your particular room!  

Collections begin  November 18/19 and ends  December 10

December Series at RiverTree Jackson:  When Christmas Collides

Everything changes  When Christmas Collides  into our world. 
Join us to celebrate how Jesus brings heaven colliding into earth!

Keep your child busy over the holidays!

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Young children who spend a lot of time swiping and tapping electronic devices, instead of playing with manipulative toys or coloring with crayons, struggle with poor hand control and weak pencil grip in school. This article will help educators and family members to consider a return to the time-tested play materials of childhood-blocks, play dough, beads and crayons to best prepare children for school.