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Jan 2, 2019

January 2019


Happy New Year!

Enrollment for School Year 2019-20 begins this month.  From January 14 -28 there will be priority enrollment for current school families, returning families and Our Redeemer congregation members.  Enrollment opens to the general community at the Open House on Jan 29.  Classes offered for the 2019-20 school year include:

  • two morning classes for 3 year olds
  • three classes for 4 year olds including morning and extended day options
  • one multi-age preschool, 5 days/week for 3’s and 4’s
  • one pre-kindergarten class
  • one kindergarten class

Please call 503.524.6646 if you have any questions or email: ourredeemertigard@gmail.com  School tours are available upon request.

OPEN HOUSE for School Year 2019-20: Tuesday January 29 from 4-7pm

We will begin our January Bible stories with the early life of Jesus.  Children are happy to hear that Jesus was a child, just like they are.  They can imagine Jesus playing with friends, helping His parents and learning to read.  Jesus, God’s Son, came to earth to be our Savior from sin.  It is comforting to know that Jesus understands completely what it means to be human.

 Psalm 148: 7-8   And praise Him down here on earth…….Let fire and hail, snow, rain, wind, and weather all obey.
Our January studies find us the kids learning about different kinds of weather, especially the winter weather of snow and ice.

Along with daily studies in reading, writing and math kindergartners will explore the properties of ice and snow and learn about different kinds of weather and how to predict weather.  Authors’ study this month includes HA Rey (Curious George) and James Dean (Pete the Cat).  In Spanish greetings, colors, numbers and food will be reviewed.  Next is learning family member names and school related words.  January artist is Ansel Adams; we’ll try our hand at black and white photography.  For music the kinders will enjoy listening to opera.

Pre-Kindergartners will be learning about Antarctica, explorations to this part of the world and animals that live in this frozen region.  They will spend some time focusing on the characteristics and life-cycles of seals and penguins.  Each school day the pre-k kids’ confidence in literacy expands and grows.  The January artist is Henri Matisse and the children will be creating original works of art in collage.

During January the 4’s will learn about the Arctic, the weather, regions, animals and people who live in this interesting part of the world.  The 4’s will also be learning to recognize their last names.  If a child is ready to learn how to write his/her last name, we will gladly help them.  4’s students continue their alphabet books each school day.  They write a letter, both capital and lower case and learn the letter’s primary sound.  4’s will enjoy Mo Willems day and learn how to draw “the pigeon”.  Extended Day kids enjoy practicing their new found reading skills in their daily letterbooks.

The 3’s will have fun with a science unit on snow.  They will learn about the properties of snow and cold-weather activities.  Some penguin fun is also planned.  As the 3’s are ready to recognize their first names we will assist them in writing the first letter of their name.  Rote counting from 1-20 is also a goal in January.

Every Sunday morning the families at Our Redeemer gather for worship: a time of prayer, praise and learning at 9:30 am.  Education hour for ages 3 through adult is at 8:30am.  We would love for you to visit!

May Jesus Bless Your Family this New Year With His Joy and Peace,
Darlene Thauland



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