This week and coming up for Lincoln Friday Classes:
THIS WEEK'S NEWS: Week 6
Theme for October 13 - Throw Back Friday!
Go retro or ancient - let's see you in your favorite era or period costumes!
Outside Games: Kick Ball, Red Light/Green Light, Jump Rope
Inside Games: Mother May I? Simon Says, "Old Maid" (a queen of spades works great if you only have a regular deck), hand clap games, or bring some string for Cat's Cradle.
Next week: PJ Day!
Yes, we are only half way through with the fall semester but we are beginning to work on the schedule and prepare for registration. If you would like to teach a class, or a few, please begin preparing your descriptions, we will need these by the end of October. Each class description needs the following: class name, cost (according to supplies needed), size (min/max), ages, estimated time outside of class for homework, and supplies needed as well as a basic description of what the class entails.
POKEMON: We want students to enjoy their time and we love seeing the joy on their faces! We also want to be respectful to the teachers and classmates by arriving on time to their classes. Finding a good balance for everyone is difficult. Thank you for your understanding and your help with this. We are thinking that we can start a POKEMON hangout as part of the co-op. The entryway would be the designated Pokemon hangout where friends could meet throughout the day. It would be treated as a volunteer spot. We would ask for one parent volunteer each hour to help monitor. Parents would be asked to sign in and pick up their child/ren according to their class schedule. Pokemon trading could happen in room 5 (closer to the fellowship hall) during lunch, and would therefore not need a volunteer. If all goes well, and we can get volunteers in place, we can begin on Friday, October 20. Until then, please be patient with us as we get this up and going. If you have a suggestion on how to make this topic better, please put it in the suggestion box on the Information Table or contact one of us.
DATES TO REMEMBER
October 27: The theme is "Dress like your favorite storybook character. No tricks or treats, but still loads of fun!" Thank you for leaving any masks that go with the storybook character at home. We still want to see all the children's (and parents!) beautiful faces!
November 24: NO CLASS This is the day after Thanksgiving and we will not have classes. We will be looking forward to seeing you all again December 1!
December 8: End of Semester Celebration & Spring Registration - The celebration is scheduled for December 8. Please keep in mind that if we cancel LFC due to weather or a funeral at the church, this will be our make up day and the celebration & Spring Registration will be December 15.
THANK YOU! Thank you to all for subbing for teachers, cleaning up throughout the day, keeping babies and toddlers safe and entertained in the nursery, cleaning at the end of the day, offering suggestions and all other places you have been helping. You are noticed and appreciated! Co-Op would not run without all of you pitching in as needed each and every week.
HALLWAYS: Thank you for reminding your children to walk inside the building.
CLASSROOMS/SANCTUARY: Thank you for supervising your children and your help keeping the Sanctuary and classrooms as "No Kid/No Food" zones before classes begin, during lunch, and after classes have ended.
HOT WHEELS has hit the tops with co-op families this semester! Room 4 is the designated hot wheels spot during lunch! Thank you for your help with keeping the entry way, classrooms and Sanctuary as "No Food/No Kid Zones".
Lost and Found: Keep checking the Lost and Found each week for anything you may have left behind. Often times things end up under the tables, including the Information Table, so be sure to check there as well before you leave for the day. Any items left in the Lost and Found after the celebration in December will be donated.
Box Tops: If you didn't know, we collect Box Top labels! We use these to help with the insurance payment. Each little Box Top is worth $0.10 and some of the bigger Box Tops (think Costco and Sam's Club) are often worth more! The more little labels we save and turn in, the more the savings can be passed to you. Please check that the expiration date has not passed, cut them out neatly, and put them in the Box Tops jar each Friday. The jar will be on the Information Table.
Friendly Payment Reminder: If you have not paid your family registration fee to Lincoln Friday Classes, there will be forms available for you to fill out and make the payment. If you have any classes that still need paid for, please take care of that this week or communicate with your child(ren)'s teacher(s). Thank you!
PARKING: The pastor is suggesting that we keep our cars parked north of the red church van. There is another group who uses the parking lot on the south side for a few hours in the afternoon who arrive around lunch. For safety of all our members walking in the lot, both big and small members, please park on the north half of the parking lot or move your car at lunch to the north side.
Rhonda, Jenni, Meagan, Melissa, Lorraine