Monday, January 23rd, 2017

Dear XDC Families,

Students in XDC have been busy working on our “winter-themed crafts” and activities. Some of the students’ favorite projects last week were; making paper-snowmen, “snow-globes,” and painted planets that described “how I can change the world,” in honor of Martin Luther King Jr.’s Birthday.

A reminder to parents:

There is no preschool on Thursday, January 26th and no preschool on Friday, January 27th.

Morning XDC Pre-K News!

January 23rd, 2017

Hello Preschool families,

This week in morning care your children will learn about Chinese New Year and will make dragons and lanterns. We will also have a brief geography unit on China. As is customary in China, gifts of money are given to children at the New Year. Therefore, our math centers will include coin value and sorting.

In addition, we will work on the letter M and will review all letter sounds.

Science this week will be on Tuesday and Wednesday as it involves liquid starch and will take time to dry.

Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns.

Thank you and have a wonderful week!

Marcey Flood

mflood@st-johnschool.org

Tuesday, January 17th, 2017

Dear XDC Families,

This week students in XDC are continuing to work on “Winter-themed” crafts and activities. Some of the students’ favorite activities last week were; making “paper-penguins,” cutting out snowflakes, making “snow-men” and playing with “snow” in our sensory tables.

A reminder to parents:

  • Monday, January 23rd there is an all-school dismissal at 2:00PM.

You can reach the Extended Day Care staff from 7:00 AM-6:30 PM at the following phone numbers:

206-782-9915 or 206-920-0151

Sincerely,

Rachelle Overby & Katie Flanigan

A letter from XDC Preschool:

Morning Pre-K News!

January 17, 2017

Hello Preschool families,

I hope you all enjoyed a restful, long weekend. Last week in morning care and afternoon preschool your children learned about Martin Luther King Jr. and the way he made a difference in the world. Check out the bulletin board to read how your children said they could make a difference in our world. Quite inspiring!

This week will be the letter L and will include a craft for the Chicka, Chicka, Boom Boom tree. We will discuss our school wide SLE’s; We are Christ centered people, Active Learners, and Empowered Disciples. This will include a lesson on how we, even as preschool children can embody these principles at our school.

The week will also include math centers, music and science on Friday.

Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns.

Thank you and have a wonderful week!

Marcey Flood

mflood@st-johnschool.org

Thursday, November 10th, 2016

Dear XDC Families,

Students in XDC have been working on Fall crafts and activities. This week some of the students’ favorite projects were; painting “leaves,” marble “paintings,” making “community helper puppets” and learning about “community helpers.”

Next week our theme is “Native Americans and Friendship.”

A reminder to parents:

Wednesday, November 23rd there is no school. XDC is open. Please register for XDC in advance.

You can reach the Extended Day Care staff from 7:00 AM-6:30 PM at the following phone numbers:

206-782-9915 or 206-920-0151

Sincerely,

Rachelle Overby & Katie Flanigan

Monday, October 31, 2016

Dear XDC Families,

Last week students in XDC enjoyed working on Halloween themed crafts and projects. Some of the students’ favorite projects were; painting pumpkins, “paint and cut out pumpkins’, making Halloween decorations and playing ” XDC carnival games.”

This week students in XDC will continue working on Fall crafts and activities.

A reminder to parents:

Thursday, November 10th there is a noon school dismissal. XDC is open.

Friday, November 11th there is no school and XDC is closed. (Veteran’s Day)

You can reach the Extended Day Care staff from 7:00 AM-6:30 PM at the following phone numbers:

206-782-9915 or 206-920-0151

Sincerely,

Rachelle Overby & Katie Flanigan

Monday, October 17th, 2016

Dear XDC Families,

This week students in XDC are continuing to work on “Fall-themed” crafts and activities. Some of the students’ favorite projects last week were making “scarecrow” pictures, “fall trees,” and beginning  to create “Halloween decorations.”

A reminder to parents:

  • There is no school on October 26th, 27th and 28th. XDC is open. Please register for XDC in advance.
  • There is noon dismissal on November 10th. Please register for XDC in advance.
  • There is no school and XDC is closed on November 11th.
  • There is no school on November 23rd. XDC is open. Please register for XDC in advance.
  • There is no school and XDC is closed for Thanksgiving on November 24th and 25th.

You can reach the Extended Day Care staff from 7:00 AM-6:30 PM at the following phone numbers:

206-782-9915 or 206-920-0151

Sincerely,

Rachelle Overby & Katie Flanigan

XDC Morning Preschool newsletter from Mrs. Flood:

Morning Pre-K News!

October 17th-22nd

Hello Preschool families,

Happy Monday! I continue to be amazed at how quickly the weeks go by. As we enter into this 3rd week of October, please take note that the fall walk is Tuesday the 18th.

Our letter will be F, and we will continue a review of all sounds and letters learned thus far.

We will continue with the fall theme this week, and explore through group games; positional words and directions.

Science Friday will be a continuation of “Fall Harvest.” We will cut into various fall veggies and describe what we see and note differences and similarities. (Unfortunately, we didn’t have time last week to complete this.)

As always we will pray each day during group time and before snack and lunch; and continue to practice ways to communicate our feelings and express our emotions.

Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns.

Thank you and have a wonderful week!

Marcey Flood

mflood@st-johnschool.org

Monday, October 10th, 2016

Dear XDC Families,

This week students in XDC will continue to work on “fall themed crafts.” Some of the students’ favorite projects from the previous week were; making “leaf pictures,” going on a “leaf-walk,”  learning about spiders and creating “spider-web” paintings.

A reminder to parents:

  • Tuesday, October 11th, 2016 is school picture day.
  • You can reach the Extended Day Care staff from 7:00 AM-6:30 PM at the following phone numbers:206-782-9915 or 206-920-0151

    Sincerely,

    Rachelle Overby & Katie Flanigan

Morning XDC Preschool letter from Mrs. Flood:

Morning XDC Pre-K News!

October 10th-14th

Hello Preschool families,

Happy Monday! Hope you all enjoyed a restful weekend. This week your children will be learning the letter Ee both in morning care and afternoon preschool. Using many different mediums such as sand paper, shaving cream, and play dough the children will practice letter formation.

Our science unit will be “Fall Harvest.” We will learn about the different vegetables that grow in the fall, how they grow, and their differences and similarities. Messy pumpkin art, and fall leaf creations will adorn our bulletin board too! Lots of fun Math comes with this unit as well, such as counting seeds, grouping, and sorting. We will also continue our unit on Spiders.

As always we will pray each day during group time and before snack and lunch; and continue to practice ways to communicate our feelings and express our emotions.

Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns.

Thank you and have a wonderful week!

Marcey Flood

mflood@st-johnschool.org

Monday, October 3rd, 2016

Dear XDC Families,

XDC is off to a great start of the school year! Students in XDC have been busy working on projects and activities.

During the first few weeks of school, some of the students’ (K-5th) favorite art projects were; “where the wild things are” art project, a “yeast-science” project, “leaf-art”and painting.

Reminder to parents:

  • Friday, October 7th is a No school day. XDC is open. Please register in advance for XDC.

You can reach the Extended Day Care staff from 7:00 AM-6:30 PM at the following phone numbers:

206-782-9915 or 206-920-0151

Sincerely,

Rachelle Overby & Katie Flanigan

Morning XDC Pre-K News from Mrs. Flood

October 3rd-6th

Hello Preschool families!

Happy Fall! This week, afternoon Pre-K is only in session Monday-Thursday. (Extended Care will be open all day.) We will review shapes, begin a brief unit on Spiders that will continue into next week and learn the letter D.

Last Friday, we explored the phases of water. The children enjoyed playing in the water, freezing it, and then melting the frozen cubes.

This week our science unit will feature creating spider webs and a spider “discovery bottle.”

As always we will pray each day during group time and before snack and lunch; and continue to practice ways to communicate our feelings and express our emotions.

Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns.

Thank you and have a wonderful week!

Marcey Flood

mflood@st-johnschool.org

Monday, August 22nd, 2016

Dear XDC Families,

This week XDC is closed for in-service days. XDC will also be closed on Monday, August 29th, 2016 for in-service.

Beginning Tuesday, August 30th, 2016 XDC will be open for regular hours.

A reminder to parents:

  • XDC is closed on Monday, September 5th, 2016 for Labor Day.

You can reach the Extended Day Care staff from 7:00 AM-6:30 PM at the following phone numbers:

206-782-9915 or 206-920-0151

Sincerely,

Rachelle Overby & Katie Flanigan

Friday, August 5th, 2016

Dear XDC Families,

This week our theme was”Tropical Paradise.” The students in XDC enjoyed working on “Tropical Paradise” themed activities. Some of the students’ favorite activities were; making “surfboards,” decorating seashells, making “sand-drizzle paintings and going to The Seattle Children’s Museum as a field trip.

Next week our theme is “anything goes.”

A reminder to parents:

  • Thursday, August 11th: XDC will be going to Zeek’s Pizza as a field trip. You will find permission forms on the XDC sign-in counter. Please wear XDC purple field trip t-shirt or be charged $10 fee for replacement.

You can reach the Extended Day Care staff from 7:00 AM-6:30 PM at the following phone numbers:

206-782-9915 or 206-920-0151

Sincerely,

Rachelle Overby & Katie Flanigan

Friday, July 29th, 2016

Dear XDC Families,

This week our theme was “bugging out.” Students in XDC enjoyed working on “bug themed” activities and crafts. Some of the students’ favorite projects this week were; catching bugs in jars, making coffee-filter “butterflies,” “water-relays,” and “water-day play” with water-balloons. The students’ favorite snack this week was a summer “fruit salad.”

Next week our theme is “Tropical Paradise.”

A reminder to parents:

Friday, August 5th: XDC PreK-5th grade will be going on a field trip to The Seattle Children’s Museum. There will be permission forms available on the XDC sign-in desk.

You can reach the Extended Day Care staff from 7:00 AM-6:30 PM at the following phone numbers:

206-782-9915 or 206-920-0151

Sincerely,

Rachelle Overby & Katie Flanigan