Hello Young Minds family!
As we are getting ready to wrap up the year 2019, we remain incredibly grateful for all of our wonderful families for continuing to trust us with your children.

We have had a blast learning about all the fun topics this semester and look forward to an exciting 2020 ahead.

Read along for December updates and a few important school reminders.
We wish you all a Happy Holiday season!

Curious about our weekly themes this month? In addition to our regular Montessori curriculum and lessons, our students will be focusing on:

·          Holiday Projects
·          Winter season (weather, clothing)
·          Gifting
·          Geography: Land forms
·          Animal of the month: Horse

School will be closed in observance of the Holidays and New Year's Eve. The last day of school is Friday, December 20th and we resume school on Thursday, January 2nd. 

Basketball has been a slam dunk but will wrap up for the Fall season soon. Be on the look out for Winter/Spring registration coming up shortly!

Skyhawks Academy comes to Young Minds on Wednesday mornings for children 3 years and older.
Soccer has been running awesome! Be on the lookout for Winter/Spring registration soon. Soccer classes take place on Friday mornings beginning at 9:30am for children 3 years and older.
The weather can get quite chilly now, so please remember to dress your child in long pants, comfortable closed toe shoes (no boots), and a jacket. Your child will not be able to go outside if they are not appropriately dressed for the weather.  
Please ensure the extra change of clothes in in your child's cubby is weather-appropriate (many children still have shorts).

Please no nut products for lunches or snacks. Reminder that our school is nut free.

Please remember that we will only accept fruit trays for birthdays! We do this to allow all children to be able to join in as many have allergies to products in muffins or cookies. Thank you!
Looking for new cookie recipes to try with your little bakers?
Soft Gingerbread Cookies
·          2 cups flour
·          1/2 tsp. salt
·          2 tsp. baking soda
·          1/2 tsp. cinnamon
·          1/2 tsp. ground cloves
·          1/2 tsp. ginger
·          3/4 cup shortening
·          1 cup sugar (plus about 1/4 cup to roll the dough in before baking)
·          1 egg
·          1/4 cup molasses
1.     In a mixing bowl, mix the flour, salt, baking soda, cinnamon, cloves and ginger together. Set aside.
2.     In a separate bowl, cream together the shortening, 1 cup sugar, egg and molasses. Beat with an electric mixer for about 2 minutes.
3.     Add the dry mixture to the wet mixture and mix together until well combined.
4.     Use a cookie scoop to scoop out tablespoon sized balls and roll them into shape between your hands.
5.     Place the extra 1/4 cup sugar in a small bowl and dip each cookie ball into the sugar, coating on all sides.
6.     Place cookie dough balls on a cookie sheet and lightly flatten with the palm of your hand (or the bottom of a measuring cup or glass).
7.     Bake cookies at 350° for 10 minutes.
Please remember to pick up your child's artwork from the classroom folders at the end of the day. You won't want to miss the cute holiday crafts coming!
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