Friday, November 13, 2015

Dear XDC Families,

This week our theme was “fruits and vegetables.” During this week, students learned about different kinds of fruits and vegetables. Some of the students’ favorite projects this week were; drawing vegetable gardens using sandpaper rubbings, visiting the school garden, stamp-painting with vegetables, and discussing healthy foods as a class.

Next week, our theme is “Multi-cultural week.” Students will learn about different cultures, participate in various multi-cultural art projects and activities.

Along with our weekly themes, Preschoolers in XDC have been learning songs and reading books that are based on our weekly themes. In addition, preschoolers in XDC have been working on the alphabet, numbers, shapes and colors.

A look ahead at next week:

  • Wednesday, November 18th, 2015 at 6:30 PM there is an all XDC staff meeting.

A reminder to parents:

  • Wednesday, November 25, 2015 is a no-school day. XDC is open.
  • Thursday, November 26, 2015 is a no-school day. XDC is closed.
  • Friday, November 27, 2015 is a no-school day. XDC is closed.

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, November 6, 2015

Dear XDC Families,

This week at XDC, the theme was “Farm Animals.” Students in XDC enjoyed learning about farm animals and making farm animal crafts. Some of the students’ favorite projects this week were; creating “barns” with popsicle sticks, making “chicks,” tracing the letter “b” for barn, and finger-painting pig pictures.

A look ahead at next week:

          Next week the theme is “fruits and vegetables.” Students will begin learning about and making fruits and veggie projects in XDC.

  • Wednesday, November 11th, 2015 is Veteran’s Day. XDC and school will be closed.

A reminder to parents:

  • Wednesday, November 25th, 2015 there is no school. XDC will be open, please remember to be registered in advance if you are attending XDC on a “no school day.”
  • Thursday, November 26th, 2015 there is no school and XDC is closed for Thanksgiving Day.
  • Friday, November 27th, 2015 there is no school and XDC is closed.

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, October 30, 2015

 

Dear XDC Families,

Students in XDC have been enjoying the last few weeks of fall “themed” projects, as we head into the month of November next week! This week the theme was “Halloween.” Some of the students’ favorite projects this week were; making “skeleton hands,” painting “Frankenstein heads,” marble-painting “spider webs” and painting pumpkins.

A look ahead at next week:

Next week the theme is “Farm Animals.” Students will create “farm animal” art projects and continue making fall-themed crafts. We are looking forward to the month of November!

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, October 23, 2015

Dear XDC Families,
At Extended Day Care, students have been busily working on Fall crafts, and of course, getting into the Halloween spirit! This week the theme was “Halloween.” Students in Extended Day Care have started making Halloween decorations and working on Halloween themed projects. This week some of the students’ favorite projects were: making pumpkin bracelets, lacing spider-webs, orange marble paintings, and a Halloween cooking project!

A look ahead at next week:
Next week, the theme is “Halloween” part two. Students will continue creating Halloween crafts and projects.
School is closed on Wednesday, October 28th, Thursday, October 29th and Friday, October 30th for conferences. XDC will be open during that week. As you may have seen on our door, the themes for those days are as follows:
• Wednesday, October 28th is “out to lunch day.” Teachers will chaperone students who want to buy lunch at Taco Del Mar during lunch time. Make sure to send money with your students and sign the permission form!
• Thursday, October 29th is “create props and decorations” for the XDC Halloween carnival.
• Friday, October 30th is “Halloween Carnival day!” A fun day filled with Halloween games and activities!

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, October 16th, 2015

Dear XDC Families,

We can really feel the spirit of fall in the air, as we head into the eighth week of school already! During the month of October, students in XDC have continued making fall themed projects. This week the theme was “trees.” Some of the students’ favorite activities this week were; blow-painting trees, creating “chicka chicka boom boom trees,” drawing trees, singing tree songs and learning about trees through science exploration.

A look ahead at next week:

          Next week the theme is “Halloween.” Students in XDC will begin to make Halloween crafts and science projects!

A reminder to parents:

          School is closed on Wednesday, October 28th, Thursday, October 29th and Friday, October 30th for conferences. XDC will be open during that week. As you may have seen on our door, the themes for those days are as follows:

• Wednesday, October 28th is “out to lunch day.” Teachers will chaperone students who want to buy lunch at Taco Del Mar during lunch time. Make sure to send money with your students and sign the permission form!

• Thursday, October 29th is “create props and decorations” for the XDC Halloween carnival.

• Friday, October 30th is “Halloween Carnival day!” A fun day filled with Halloween games and activities!

          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

October 9th, 2015

Dear XDC Families,

As we have entered the season of fall, students in XDC are already busy making weekly themed fall crafts. This week the theme was “pumpkins.” Some of the students’ favorite pumpkin projects this week were; making pumpkin lanterns, painting pumpkins, tracing the letter “P” for pumpkin, stuffed pumpkin bags and a pumpkin pie cooking project.

A look ahead at next week:

Next week, the theme is “trees.” Students in XDC will explore the “tree” theme through interactive art projects, science explorations and seasonal activities.

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 or via email at roverby@st-johnschool.org

Sincerely,

Rachelle Overby & Katie Flanigan

 

 

October 2nd, 2015

Dear XDC Families,

The first month of school has quickly passed as we head into October and the second month of school already! During the first week of October, students in Extended Day Care have continued working on weekly themed projects. Students in Extended Day Care worked on fall projects this week. Some of the students’ favorite projects this week were: making autumn books, fall wreaths, leaf-stamp paintings and creating “button-trees.”

A look ahead at next week:

  • Tuesday, October 6th, is picture day for all students and staff.
  •   Wednesday, October 7th, there is an all XDC staff meeting at 6:30 PM.
  •  Friday, October 9th, St. John School will be celebrating the accomplishments of the Jog-a-thon by awarding prizes, drawing a winner for the trampoline, and doing the silly-string showdown.

Next week, the theme is “pumpkins.” Students will begin working on pumpkin crafts and activities.

You can reach the Extended Daycare staff from 7:00 AM-6:30 PM at the following phone numbers: 206-782-9915 or 206-920-0151 or via e-mail at roverby@st-johnschool.org

Sincerely,

Rachelle Overby & Katie Flanigan

 

September 25th, 2015

Dear XDC Families,

The fourth week of school has quickly passed, as we head into the fifth week of school and the month of October.

This week at XDC, the weekly theme was “apples.” Students in XDC explored the “apples” theme through science, art and math activities. A few of the students favorite projects this week were; apple paintings, lacing paper-apples with yarn, creating paper plate apples, studying the anatomy of an apple, and an apple tasting activity.

A look ahead at next week:

Tuesday, September 29th, there is a Stakeholder’s meeting at St. John School. Child care is provided during this meeting from 7:00- 8:30 PM.

Thursday, October 1st, there is a noon dismissal for students. XDC will be open.

Friday, October 2nd, there is no school. This day will be pajama day and game day! Students may wear their pajamas to XDC.

Next week the theme is “fall.” Students in XDC will be working on fall crafts and activities.

In case of emergency, please contact:

St. John Extended Day Care

120 North 79th

Seattle, WA 98103

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

 

 

 

September 18, 2015

Friday, September 18, 2015

Dear XDC Families,

Our first three weeks of school have gone by quickly! As the leaves change color and we fall into the fall season, students in St. John Extended Day Care will continue to participate in weekly “themes.” This week was “leaf” week.

During “leaf” week students in XDC made leaf rubbings using crayons, and collected leaves around the courtyard of St. John School on a “leaf walk.” While exploring nature this week, we enjoyed working together to create artistic projects.

A look ahead at next week:

Next week the theme is “apples.” Throughout “apple” week, we will explore apples through different kinds of science projects, along with math and art activities.

 

In case of emergency, please contact:

St. John Extended Day Care

120 North 79th

Seattle, WA 98103

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