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Good afternoon! I hope that you and your family had a wonderful Thanksgiving filled with many blessings! 


I am so grateful for the mild weather we have experienced since our return from break as many of our classes have taken the opportunity to be outside for a few extra minutes this week. While at school, students are provided with organized outdoor play experiences such as sidewalk chalk, bubbles, and parachute play. However, teachers also allow time for children to play freely in ICD’s outdoor play space. Doing so allows our students to make decisions and be in control in a safe and appropriate way which is empowering for them and helps to build self-confidence. During this free play children also learn to negotiate and problem-solve with one another, to be creative and use their imagination, and to enhance their gross motor skills. When you have the opportunity as a parent to allow your child to be in charge of their own play, seize the opportunity!


Given the milder weather, it is hard to believe that we are looking ahead to Christmas! Thank you to all who donated items for St. Nicholas to deliver to our students next week; we appreciate you helping us to celebrate this special feast day. 


On December 21st and 22nd, our preschool students will be celebrating their Christmas parties. As part of the celebration, students will be participating in a book exchange with their classmates. We ask that you send in a book for your child to give to a friend. The book should be $5.00 or less, wrapped, and should be labeled: To - Friend, From - Your Child’s Name. Please send these books to school by the class period prior to the Christmas party.


If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Nicole Spath, Assistant to the Preschool Director.