If you volunteered to provide an Easter basket for a child being served at Mom’s House, please make sure your basket or bag is back to our office by Friday, April 5. Mom’s House is a preschool serving single mothers in the Little Italy section of Wilmington. The children there will be thrilled to receive your thoughtful gifts. We have two adoptable Easter eggs left. Please call the office if you’d like to take one. Thank you for your generosity!
All classes are invited to participate in this month’s dinner at Andrew’s Place. You can help by preparing food, reheating the meal at CCEP, transporting food to the shelter, and/or by serving dinner and eating with the residents. The men love our menu of rotisserie chicken, mashed potatoes, roasted green beans, and dessert, and you will love having the chance to sit and eat with them. Please sign up to participate at https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0d44a4a923a6ff2-andrews6.
All of the proceeds from our recent book fair went to benefit Urban Promise School in Wilmington. We delivered loads of books, selected by their teachers, to the students and their principal, Mrs. Rhonda Raines. Thank you, Mrs. Tuleya and Mrs. Davis, for managing our fair and making these donations possible. The students were thrilled with the new books!
Learning Spanish is as easy as uno, dos, tres for Christ Church's three-, four-, and five-year-olds! Since 2016, Christ Church has teamed up with Language University to teach students Spanish through fun! And with each year, more and more parents share stories about their children jumping out of bed on "Spanish Day!" and singing in Spanish at home!
Lia Andrews, the director of Language U, believes that the key to teaching children a second language is to present lessons as a game. Each week, students sing and dance in Spanish and create labeled crafts that work as perfect study tools (shhhh!!!) at home. And don't forget the games! All of LU's lessons finish off with a thematic activity that features target vocabulary for stress-free learning.
This week, students will learn their winter clothes vocabulary, and in the coming weeks, they will travel to outer space! Students will finish the year with a graduation ceremony that showcases their knowledge and their love for language. Your child can also learn Spanish with LU's fun (and educational) album, ¡Listos!, which features all of the songs that Christ Church students rock out to in class and at home! For info about LU, please visit www.languageuniv.com, or email us at TeamLU@languageuniv.com.
We would love for you to join the fun as we prepare for our own Kentucky Derby, Running of the Roses Party on the 3rd of May. Next week the signup genius will be circulated to you via your class parent representatives. We need volunteers to assist with setting up and decor, the silent auction, the live auction, checking in guests, checking out, etc. Also, please consider working with your employer to sponsor our event. Sponsors are recognized on our promotional materials including the printed and mailed invitations.
Balancing Technology in Your Family
Please join other CCEP parents in a discussion led by Sue DeCaro, parenting coach, on how to make decisions regarding the use of technology with your children. This class, to be held on January 30 at 8:30 a.m., will be an honest and open sharing and question session with no shaming or blaming, but lots of support and collaboration. You are invited to bring a friend—especially one you’d like to introduce to our school culture and our commitment to families.
Please join us for a joint CCCH/CCEP movie night on January 26th at 4 p.m. The movies will be 101 Dalmatians on the big screen, and Incredibles 2 in the Commons Room. Children are invited to wear their pajamas and a bring a pillow & blanket or a sleeping bag. Pizza, snacks, and drinks are included. Please RSVP to Lynne Jensen. Movie Night is so much fun!
Please join us to celebrate the season with the 13th Annual CCEP Christmas Party on December 12th from 5 to 7 p.m. We will have child-friendly food, light bites for adults, crafts for families, a Christmas sing-along with Dr. D., and of course, a special visit from Santa. We will provide photographs with Santa at no cost to you. Your whole family is welcome. Please RSVP to Mrs. Gilliam at email@example.com. Sign up to help bring food, set up, or clean up at https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c084faeaa29a02-ccep3 .
Sign up here to help with making soup for the Green Show. This is a great opportunity to meet new parents and connect with others. No experience is necessary. Wine and snacks will be provided. This is an adults only event. For more information, call Sarah Beebe.