Friday, December 10, 2010

Gingerbread Homes

What a great way to end the week—we were up to our neck this morning with assorted candies, marshmallows, pretzels and royal icing decorating our gingerbread houses. It was really interesting to see the children create the roof, windows, and even the landscape of their edible homes. Come visit our classroom to see the colorful gingerbread houses. Thanks, Denise for supplying all the materials!

We have a week to go and we are off for the next two weeks for the Christmas holiday. But before then, here are some important dates and events to remember:

Dec 15th, Wednesday at 7pm—Christmas program at the gym

Dec 16th, Thursday—Utopia closes at 5pm

Dec 17th, Friday—Christmas potluck, everyone is invited (even those who don’t come on Fridays!) School closes at 12:15.

There have been several students who have been out sick. Let’s spread love and not germs; so don’t forget to always wash hands. Stay healthy!

Friday, December 3, 2010

Countdown starts!

It’s beginning to look and smell a lot like Christmas in Utopia. Cinnamon is in the air and sparkles and glitters are everywhere. We have been working like little elves doing holiday decorations decking the tree in and out of the classroom. The bulletin board is filled with eye-popping trees all hand-made by the children.

We are truly grateful for the parent participation. Thank you to everyone who signed up to make crafts.

On Dec 15th at 7pm, our very own Utopia children will be with the rest of the STM students singing Christmas carols in the gym. Hopefully, this website will help your children learn the song faster and sing with more gusto!

See you all on Sunday for the STM Winter Faire. Skip breakfast at home and fill-up with free pancakes before or after the 10AM Family Mass. Join us for this special STM Christmas tradition.