Rockwell Parent News
Monday, Dec. 1st – Music and movement with Ms. Lidia
We will be holding our annual mitten and hat drive between Mon., Dec. 8th and Friday, Dec. 12th.
Saturday, Dec. 13th – Family Holiday Brunch at Rockwell from 9:30 – 11:00 am
Monday, Dec. 15th – Music and movement with Ms. Lidia
Tuesday, Dec. 16th – Story time with Ms. Melissa
Friday, Dec. 19th – The Very Sad Town play in the 4-year-old class at 8:45 am.
Monday, Dec. 22 through Friday, Jan. 2nd – Winter break – no school
FAMILY HOLIDAY BRUNCH
Our 5th annual holiday brunch will be held on Saturday, December 13th from 9:30 to 11:00 am at Rockwell. This will be a pot luck brunch, so we ask you to kindly sign-up for a breakfast/brunch item on the list in your child’s classroom.
During the week of December 8th, we will be collecting new mittens, hats, and scarves to be donated to a Mission Society of Boston. “Trees” or boxes will be located in each classroom. Thank you in advance for your generosity.
FEASTS, FUNDRAISER, AND FOOD DRIVE (Oh, my!)
We would like to thank all of you for your participation in our classroom Harvest Feasts. The turnouts were great and we appreciate the time you took to be with us. All of the children (and their teachers) worked hard to make their feasts a big success. Many thanks also to all who contributed to our food drive. Mrs. Lucey was kind enough to take all of your donations to the Newton Food Pantry.
We also would like to thank you for all of your Original Works orders. We raised $1050 which will go into our scholarship and our playground funds! Your generosity was topped only by the children’s beautiful artwork. Many Thanks!
We would like to remind you that Rockwell will be closed Monday, December 22nd through Friday, January 2nd for winter break. School will reopen on Monday, January 5th.
We would like to thank our student aides, Taylor Witherbee, Kelsey Williams, Katrina Kataftos, Gabriella Patterson, and Francesca Ceppetelli, who helped us in so many ways throughout this semester. They have become a very important part of our classrooms. It is our hope that most, if not all, of them will be back at the end of January to work with us for the spring semester.
On Sunday, December 7th, from 1-5 pm, Lasell College will be hosting a Peace Fest in deWitt Hall in the Winslow building at the corner of Maple St. and Woodland Rd. There will be children’s activities, music and dance performances. There will be door prizes and holiday gifts for purchase. Funds raised will support jobs for youth through Action for Boston Community Development.
As the weather begins to turn colder we will continue to go outside on a daily basis (unless it is bitter cold or raining). “There is no bad weather, just bad clothing”. Please send in the appropriate clothing LABELED with your child’s name: mittens, hats, boots, and snow pants if necessary.
Please listen to WBZ 1030AM or WRKO 680AM on your radio, or TV channels 4, 5, or 7 for weather related closings. We are closed if Lasell College is closed. I will also change the message on the office phone (617-243-2355) to indicate whether or not we are closed. If the college delays opening until 9:00 or 10:00 we will also follow that schedule.
WINTER AFTERNOON ENRICHMENT PROGRAMS
This winter we will be offering a yoga program on Thursday afternoons from 1:15 to 2:00. If there is enough interest, we will add an early class at 12:15. Lara Hocheiser of My First Yoga will be our yoga instructor for the fourth year.
Please register for the yoga program by Friday, December 12th.
Children may stay for the extended day without participating in this program.
NEXT YEAR’S CONTRACTS
If your child will be returning to Rockwell next year, or if you have a younger child entering our program, please return his/her contract by January 9th. Thank You!
Thursday, Dec 4th – Holiday Lighting Ceremony at the Newton Cultural Center at City Hall from 4:00 to 5:15 pm. Please see the flyer on the playground door for more information.
Two West Newton Holiday Fairs on December 6th:
First Unitarian Society (9:30 – 3:00)
Second Church (9:00 – 3:00)
Hand-made gifts, food, silent auctions will be part of the festivities.
On behalf of myself and the Rockwell teachers, I wish you all happy, peaceful, and restful holiday season.