November 2018
In This Issue
Upcoming Events





School Closed

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 Monday & Tuesday

November 5 & 6

LCPS Holidays

 

Wednesday-Friday

November 21-23

Thanksgiving Break

Please Remember
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PARKING SPOTS

When you come to either the school or the church during the school hours of 11 am-12 Noon or 3-4 pm,  please do NOT park in any numbered parking spots. We use these spots for carline.  Thank you!

Thanksgiving Music classes will focus on gross-motor songs and games such as Pilgrim Yoga, Turkey Hokey-Pokey and Turkey Tango. 

Participating in music and movement helps your child achieve some important developmental milestones such as cooperation, awareness of their own bodies and simple responsible behaviors (such as "stop" and "start".)  Music class is a fun and noisy way to learn these important skills!

Miss Adell


 ChildrensChapel

During Children's Chapel our classes join Rev. Mary Kay, Rev. Will or Miss Maureen to pray, hear a Bible lesson and sing some fun songs.

 

This year, families are invited to join us for Children's Chapel for our two special family celebrations during the months of December and May.

 

For the remaining school months, the classes will join Rev. Mary Kay, Rev. Will and/or Miss Maureen in smaller groups for their lessons.

Sunday Services  Sundayservices
Please join us!

Saturday's @ Six
A contemplative, come as you are service that embraces traditional worship with innovative prayer , unplugged music and candle light.
 
9:00 am Contemporary Eucharist Service
This service celebrates the power of God at work in the life of children.  Energy, movement and laughter are all part of this experience.  "Make a joyful noise to the Lord", best describes this service.  

11:00 am Traditional Eucharist Service
This service honors reverence and joy.  Guided
reflection in song, readings and sermon, proclaims the joy of Good News.

November Greetings!
Dear St. David's Families,
 
Conferences, Firetrucks, Thanksgiving, oh my! There is a lot going on this month at the preschool. Please see the Upcoming Events below. 

You all should have signed up for a conference with your child's teacher. These are informal conferences just to give you an opportunity to touch base one-on-one with your teacher. 

We wish you all a blessed Thanksgiving and hope you enjoy your time with family and friends. Safe travels as well for those venturing out of town!

You can find the school calendar and all upcoming events on our website's News & Events page.
News from the Directors
Greetings!

During the month of November, we are reminded to stop and give thanks.  As the Bible says, "to whom much is given, much is expected." We are truly blessed at St. David's Episcopal Preschool with a wonderful staff and great families that generously support our school through POPS in two important ways. When you participate in our Spirit Events or the End of the Year Celebration and Auction, POPS raises money that helps with special programs and special materials for the school. However, the largest portion of this money supports our Jim Tracy Scholarship Fund. This fund ensures that no child is ever turned away from our preschool for financial reasons. Over the course of our lives, many of us have financial needs for various reasons...unemployment, health crisis, traumatic events. These unexpected events can make preschool difficult or impossible to afford. Thanks to our scholarship fund, once a child is a student at St. David's, we commit to making sure that his education is not interrupted by events such as these. So when you participate in POPS fundraisers, YOU are helping families with financial needs.

Thank you for all your support and mark your calendars now for this year's auction on Friday, May 3, 2019. Help us to raise the money needed to ensure we can continue to serve God's mission in a place where no one stands alone and all are welcome.

Blessings,
Julie and Ann-Marie
School  News Preschoolnews
Fall Conferences
Our teachers are looking forward to speaking with you! They have many parents to meet with so we appreciate you being on time for your conference. If you need to change your scheduled time, please contact your teacher or the Front Desk as soon as possible so we can make alternate arrangements. Thank you!

Fire Trucks are Visiting!
We are  grateful to Ashburn Volunteer  Fire & Rescue Dep artment for visiting our school to teac h the stu dents about fire safety. We focus on recognizing firemen in their gear, calling 911 and exploring the fire truck!

Enrichment Class!
Be on the look out in your students' folder in the next few weeks for an upcoming Enrichment Class offering.  
POPS News Popsnews

Thank you from Backpack Buddies!
Thank you so much for your generous donations to our Backpack Buddies program. We collected well over 250 items and stocked the  shelves at the church!


Loudoun Hunger Relief
 November 7- 20
 
Toys for Tots
November 26 - December 7

Stay tuned for details to come home in backpacks!


Christ mas Sing Along
Wedn esday, December 12th
(snow   date Wednesday, December 19th)

  
Don't forget to link your Harris Teeter VIC to St. David's. Every time you shop HT brand products, we will receive a portion of the sales! Our code is 6103.
Upcoming Events Events
 

               November
November 5-6
NO SCHOOL - LCPS Holiday 
November 7 Chipotle Night
November 7-8 Music
November 7-16 Fall Conferences
November 13 POPS Meeting
November 13-14
Children's Chapel (classes only)
November 16 Sport Bounce Night
November 19-20 Fire Truck visits
November 21-23 NO SCHOOL - Happy Thanksgiving!
November 27-28 Music 
Church Happenings Churchhappenings
Festival Choir Time
Festival Choir is an opportunity for high schoolers and adults who would like to participate in choir at Christmas. Join us for the first 30 minutes of a Thursday rehearsal and then you are free to go.  The first rehearsal will be Thursday, 11/1 at 7 pm in the sanctuary.  Contact Jack Walton at music@sdlife.org.

Master Singers of Virginia Concert
A Tribute to the Armed Services
Saturday, November 3, 8 pm
NOVA's premier a cappella ensemble with the Saturday Morning Brass Project will present a concert to honor the men and women who have served in the Armed Services.
More information and tickets are available here.

Candy Tithe
Sunday, November 4th, 9 and 11 am services
Children are encouraged to bring their "tithe" of Halloween Candy to the services on Sunday November 4th.  This is a great time to teach what a tithe is and how it serves others. The candy is donated to Loudoun Hunger Relief.

Loudoun Symphony Orchestra
It was a Dark and Stormy Night
Saturday, November 10, 3 pm
The LSO continues with music from the dark side. Composers have been inspired by stories or events throughout the ages. Come hear the orchestra as it shares these legendary tales through music.

For more information about worship, ministry or events at St. David's Episcopal Church please visit us at www.sdlife.org!
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Please Join Us!

POPS Meeting

Tuesday, November 13th 

at 7:30 pm
 

Join us in the Preschool building for our monthly POPS meeting. All parents are encouraged to attend!

 Spiritevents 

Wednesday, November 7
4-8 pm


Friday, November 16
       4-5:30 pm jump time
       5:30-6 pm pizza


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through 6/15/19 Use Promo Code STDAVIDS on unlimited purchases.  The preschool will receive $5 for every purchase over $20.  
Together in Education Program

This is a fundraiser that rewards our preschool when parents purchase certain Harris Teeter brand products. 

   

You can Link your Harris Teeter Card.  St. David's # is 6103.  You can even link other schools as well.  We get credit for purchasing Harris Teeter brands and prescriptions.  POPS will even sign you up - just email POPS with your info and we will plug it in! 

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Please drive slowly during car line and look both ways before pulling out of the queue. Thank you!

 

F or the well-being of all our students, please keep your child home if he/she:
  • is running a fever
  • --has a bad cough and/or cold
  • --has red, crusty or runny eyes
  • experienced vomiting and/or diarrhea during the last 24 hours
  • --has an undiagnosed skin rash.
Children should be kept home for at least 24 hours beyond the time that he/she has remained fever free without the assistance of medication.

Children should be kept home for at least 24 hours after the last episode of vomiting.

Children should be kept home for at least 24 hours after starting an antibiotic.

Thank you for your cooperation!