We are proud to announce!!
A Rainbow of Friends Christian School will be offering:
PRIVATE CHRISTIAN KINDERGARTEN
Details coming soon!
A Rainbow of Friends Christian Preschool!
9355 Peaceful Valley Rd., Ftn. Colorado, 80925
Phone: Renee’719- 243-2043 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The school year is going very well! It is such a joy to see the success that has been reached by each of our children so far this year. Your child’s teachers are continuing to lay the foundation for academic learning thus enriching your child. It is fun to watch the children’s positive growth, development, and to see them reach their goals. As your child is being enriched academically, they are also embracing the ongoing development of good habits of the Christian character. This is achieved through the practice of faith in God, citizenship, respect, integrity, self-discipline, and excellence. Our staff is here to help guide your children in the development of their Christian character and academic potential.
December is an exciting and important month. This is the moment that we will teach the children the true meaning of Christmas and the fun of pretend. Sometimes we get so busy we forget the simple treasures of Christmas. You, as the parent, have the ability to create a lasting excitement over all the holiday colors, the lights, the music and the excitement of giving and receiving gifts. Savor these moments with your child. Let your child participate as much as possible to prepare for the holiday. Pass on Christmas traditions to your child and think about creating new ones! This is a great bonding time for the whole family.
Thank you for attending our parent meetings, volunteering for the “Stone Soup Production” and for just being there for your child, teachers and administration. Statistics proves that being involved in your child’s education improves the child’s whole development immensely.
The children will be singing in church Dec. 9th. Sign in sheets are in the classrooms; please make sure you sign your child up for the first or second service. We want to show off to Restoration what we can do. It will be awesome!
Reading classes are going well. We will be starting new reading classes in January for new students. Information about the classes will be sent out this week. It thrills us to be able to provide the children with this fantastic opportunity to get a basic understanding of reading skill, decoding, and phonics.
Parenting class has been a great success. Our last class for this session will be Dec. 14th. Let’s end this class with a big bang. Invite friends to it. Childcare is offered! We will introduce and preview of our next parenting class starting in Jan. This class will be focused mainly raising younger children. It is titled “How to make your child mind without losing yours.” You will find it very beneficial.
We will be having a parent volunteer breakfast Thurs. Dec. 20th for T-Th Parents and Fri. Dec. 21th for M-W-F Parents. If you have helped in any way at the preschool, we want you there. Bring a wrapped, unisex gift, for an adult (maximum $5) to the party. Our appreciation time will be from 8:30-9:30 a.m. Please sign up saying you will come.
Our Class Christmas Party is also scheduled for Thurs. Dec. 20th and Friday Dec. 21th at 10:30 am.. Please bring a $1.00 wrapped, unisex, gift suitable for a 3 – 5 year old for the gift exchange. The gift needs to be brought in by Mon. Dec. 17th or Tues. Dec. 18th. We will need to count the gifts and ensure there is a present for every child. The Dollar Store is a great place to get the gift. Healthy treats are also welcome the day of the party. Remember we are a peanut free school.
If you would like to advertise your business on our newsletter and website please e-mail us a business card size ad. The cost is $10.00 a month. We will run your ad every month until you call to cancel the ad.
Below are some important dates.
- Sun. Dec. 9th- children sing in church
- Fri. Dec.14th- Last Parenting Class
- Thurs. Dec. 20th – Volunteer Breakfast 8:30-9:30, Class Christmas Party 10:30-11:30.
- Fri. Dec. 21th – Volunteer Breakfast 8:30-9:30, class Christmas Party 10:30-11:30.
- DEC. 24 – JAN. 7ST – CHRISTMAS BREAK!!!
- Jan. 7th- First day back to school!
If you have any questions, please e-mail me at email@example.com or call 719-382-0593 (office), 719-243-2043 (cell).
Facilitated by Paul and Renee Green
Free Child Care open to all!!!
9355 Peaceful Valley Rd., Colorado Springs, Colorado 80925
Phone: 719-243-2043 or 719-382-0593 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Website: www.rainbowoffriends.com FB: www.facebook.com/rainbowoffriends
Daylight Savings Time (Spring forward your clocks one hour!)
Easter Party (10:30)
*Last day to prepay for Summer Camp and Reading and receive discounts!!!!
Need extra $50.00?
Refer a friend!
1st time referrals receive a $50.00 credit towards their next month tuition!
Nothing prepares your child for success in elementary school like a strong kindergarten experience where academic and social development goes hand-in-hand with physical well-being and creative expression. Our teachers will guide and instruct students using a balance of group activities, individual attention, and a strong emphasis on academic and basic Christian beliefs. They use multiple forms of ongoing assessment to evaluate students’ performance and development in different learning domains and share progress with parents throughout the year.
Our program will help children establish the right foundation to build Active Minds, Healthy Bodies and Happy Hearts®.
o Small group academic instruction is part of the daily schedule and gives teachers an opportunity to conduct math and reading lessons in small groups while children at other learning centers rotate independently.
o Our reading program for kindergarten is designed to put reading research into practice by offering students a strong foundation for becoming successful and competent readers, writers, listeners and speakers. It gives teachers a rich selection of resources to help students build an understanding and appreciation for reading as a source of enjoyment and information.
o Our math program used in our Kindergarten classrooms will incorporate best practices and extensive research in the teaching of mathematics. Teachers implement activities and discussions that promote children’s ability to use natural solution methods and effective mathematical procedures.
o In our Centers children will have opportunities to develop confidence in their ability to express themselves in writing and problem solve. They learn productive and creative ways to use skills they will draw on throughout their lives.
o Our skill-sequenced features indoor and outdoor play to develop physical skills and nurture an enjoyment of being active. Our balance of dedicated space, age appropriate equipment and well-trained teachers provide an optimal environment for building healthy bodies.
Happy Christian Hearts
o Each month teachers introduce different Christian character traits through stories, discussion, role-playing and activities in our character development program, Way to Be! Children learn the meaning and importance of traits like generosity, compassion and gratitude.
o Our Christian Program will teach your child the importance of giving to others through certain activities: Example: Precious Pets – collecting food for animal shelters – and our Caring & Giving Food Drive – canned food to donate to those in need in our community and more.
Do you want your child to have the Bible as the foundation, guide and measuring stick for very area in his/her life by training them to be “Leaders of America” for Eternity? If so, we use a strong academic curriculum that is built on the foundation of God’s word in a fun, positive, action packed environment! Check us out!!! Summer Camp classes, ages: 2 ½-12 years old. <
Campers- 2 ½ -5 years. Will have a Junior Counselor that will be a mentor to teach them about the theme of the week!
Assistant Counselors, ages: 6-8 years: Will lead the pledge, prayer, and act out parts to our theme to the young campers.
Junior Counselor, ages: 9-12 years: Have the opportunity to teach a small group of young campers by reading stories, preparing crafts, work with the children on activities, prepare snack and lead the children to different activities. Junior counselors will also receive a certificate with clock hours for working with children.
Summer camp is 6 weeks long, 5 days a week, 9:00-12:00 pm. Students may do only 1 week, or all 6 weeks. You get to pick. Starts June 10th!
Uses clear, explicit instruction and guidance to master the fundamentals of reading using phonics!
Ages: 4 – 8 yrs. Old., 3 sessions, for 2 weeks a session, everyday Mon-Fri. 8:00-8:45 am. Starts June 10th! Students who are signed up for Summer Camp may stay in our care until 9:00 for camp!
Christian Private Kindergarten:
Creates a vigorous academic culture that kindles a passion for learning, develops intellectual gifts, and cultivates a Christian world view, so students are prepared for collegiate success and equipped to lead lives of integrity and influence for Christ in a fun, positive, action packed environment!
Christian preschool and Kindergarten Prep classes:
We believe, by using a high quality curriculum and using the Bible as our guide, children will develop healthy and succeed in school. We address six dimensions of readiness for preschool: Motor Skills, Social Skills, Christian approaches to learning, Language Skills, cognitive Development and a balance between child initiated and teacher directed instruction!
Call Renee’ – 719-243-2043 or email@example.com, website: arainbowoffriends.com.
Where: At A Rainbow of Friends Christian Preschool!
Time: 8:00-8:45 am.
(students enrolled in summer camp stay in our care
until summer camp starts!).
This is a great opportunity for your child to learn letter sounds, decode words, and to read fluently!!!!
See you Monday!!! We can’t wait!!!
Summer Camp starts this Monday at 9:00 am. to 12:00 pm!
What will we be doing? Take a look! So fun!!!
What do kids do around the world?
What games/toys do they play?
What foods do they eat?
What songs do they sing?
What crafts do they do?
We will find out this week!!! We will be going to Hawaii, Italy, Mexico, China and the Olympics!! It will be so fun!
Tuesday- Kids bring their own bike and helmet!! We will be having bike day!
Friday – We will celebrate all the places we have gone too. Parents are invited and encouraged to come celebrate foods around the world with us. It will be at 11:15 a.m. Sign up to bring a dish from around the world!!!! The kids will be doing a small performance and Counselors will have their ceremony and receive their certificates!!!
A Rainbow of Friends Tuition
2013 Summer Camp
Week #1 (June 10-14) – “Foods Around the World!” Learn all about food cuisine eaten in Italy, Mexico, Hawaii and other places all around the world.
Week #2 (June 17-21) – “Science Fun!” Become a scientist for a week! Participate in experiments and help create a “Green Environment.”
Week #3 (June 24-28) – “Community Fun!” Take an in-depth look at the way community helpers impact our lives. There will be several inside field trips from special visitors!
Week #4 (July 8-12) – “Rocky Mountain Fun!” Explore what makes Colorado such a great place to live. Nature hikes, nature collages, horses and so much more!
Week #5 (July 15-19) – “Get up and GO!!!” Spend this week being as active as possible! We will work on team-building excercises, play sports and silly games.
Week #6 (July 22-26) – “Splish-Splash Water Fun!” This week is all about fun with water! Join us for bubbles, fountains, mud puddles, and summer water fun!
Price: $75 per week, per camp.
•If you enroll your child into all six camps, you will receive a $10 per week discount. (Save $60!)
•There is a 5% discount off the weekly tuition for 2 or more children from the same household.
All camps are Monday through Friday from 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM.
There is a one-time $25 registration fee per family. This fee is non-refundable and good for all summer camps.
Each camp must be paid in full on the Monday of the week your child is attending. There are limited spaces, so if your plans change, please let us know as soon as possible.
I have read and understand the above statements.
Child’s Name: _____________________________ Age as of June 1, 2013: _________
Do you want to have the Bible as the foundation, guide and measuring stick for every area in your child’s life by training him or her to be a “Leader of America” for Eternity? If so, we use a strong academic curriculum that is built on the foundation of God’s Word in a fun, positive, action-packed environment! Check us out!!!
Summer Camp classes are for Ages: 2 ½-12 years!
Breakdown by Ages:
*Young Campers, ages 2 ½ -5: Will have a Junior Counselor that will be a mentor to teach them about the theme of the week! *Assistant Counselor, ages 6-8: Will lead the pledge, prayer, and act out parts to our theme to the young campers. *Junior Counselor, ages 9-12: Have the opportunity to teach a small group of young campers by reading stories, preparing crafts, work with the children on activities, prepare snack and lead the children to different activities. Junior counselors will also receive a certificate with clock hours for working with children.
Summer camp is 6 weeks long, 5 days a week, 9:00-12:00 pm. Students may do only 1 week, or all 6 weeks. You get to pick. Camp starts June 10th!
Reading Academy: Uses clear, explicit instruction and guidance to master the fundamentals of reading using phonics! Open to children 4 – 8 years old.
Summer Reading Academy is 3 sessions (2 weeks a session), Mon-Fri. 8:00-8:45 am. Starts June 10th! Students who are signed up for Summer Camp may stay in our care until 9:00 am for camp!
Fall Reading Academy is available to our Kindergarten Prep and Kindergarten students.
Fall Classes: *Christian Private Kindergarten: Creates a vigorous academic culture that kindles a passion for learning, develops intellectual gifts, and cultivates a Christian world view, so students are prepared for collegiate success and are equipped to lead lives of integrity and influence for Christ in a fun, positive, action-packed environment! *Christian Preschool and Kindergarten Prep classes: We believe, by using a high quality curriculum and the Bible as our guide, children will develop healthy educational and social habits to succeed in school. We address six dimensions of readiness for preschool: Motor Skills, Social Skills, Christian approaches to learning, Language Skills, Cognitive Development and a Balance between child-initiated and teacher-directed instruction!
Contact Renee’ Green at 719-243-2043 or email firstname.lastname@example.org, Website:www.arainbowoffriends.com
We will have DVD’s ready by June 10th through July 26th (from 9:00am -12:00pm M-F). We are closed the week of the July 4th. You can still purchase one on the 10th as well. The cost is $10.00 a DVD. It shows the whole school year of 2012-2013 along with the Spring Program and Graduation. Sorry for the delay! We still have opening for Summer Camp, Reading Academy and Fall preschool/Kindergarten.
A Rainbow of Friends Preschool!
9355 Peaceful Valley Rd., Colorado Springs, Colorado, 80925
Phone: Renee’ 719-243-2043 or email@example.com
The last month of the school year is very busy for your child as the teachers prepare them for our Spring Program and Graduation. This is always an exciting time as we come to a closure with the school year. Last month’s theme on Nature and Animals was exciting as it clearly motivated and enhanced the children’s knowledge on these two units.
At parent conferences, a survey went out about our school. It was very encouraging to see so many positive remarks. Thank you for being supportive of us! All the staff has a passion for each child’s education and care and your support is appreciated. We also enjoyed showing the growth of each child from the beginning of the school year to the present. It is truly amazing how much children can learn in a short period of time. The staff and I are so proud of them!!!
I will resume reading classes in June and July. If you are interested in the summer reading classes, we are running a great special for children who are moving on to elementary schools. Make sure to take advantage of the special! Please let me know if you are interested.
Monday, May 13th is our PRIVATE CHRISTIAN KINDERGARTEN GRAND OPENING. Even if your child will not be going to Kindergarten, or is moving on, we would really appreciate your support by attending this event. We have invited the Fountain Valley Chamber of Commerce, The City of Fountain, The Fountain Foundation, and The Fountain Valley News to attend. We want to provide awareness in the Fountain Valley that we not only have a Christian Preschool but also a Private Christian Kindergarten in the area! Colorado Smoke House will provide food for this event. We will be raffling off a Family photo session with Heather Sams Fine Portraits, a beautiful Bronco Frame, and beautiful handcrafted art pieces. The proceeds will go towards Restoration House to help families in need. We will also be having door prizes- some of the prizes will include one free reading session for this summer, and one week of free summer camp! There will also be a business connection table for businesses to network with each other.
Our Spring and Graduation Program is scheduled for Friday May 17th at 10:00 a.m. This is a very big event! We will need parent volunteers to help set up the night before at 7:00 p.m. If you are available, please let us know ASAP. Please remember that all children will be performing at the program- even the preschoolers. This will not be a school day. All children enrolled must be accompanied by an adult. The program will begin at 10:00 a.m. (children enrolled in preschool and in pre-kindergarten need to be there at 9:30 a.m.) it will end around 12:00 p.m.. If your child is not able to attend, please let us know ASAP. There will still be school the following week, Mon. May 20th and Tues. May 21st . We will be having special activities on these days to celebrate our last days of school!
For our graduates, caps and gowns that have been rented must be taken off and placed in the office right after the performance.
Saturday, May 18th and Sunday, May 19th, A Rainbow of Friends will be singing in church “The Lord’s Army”. Please sign your child up for one of the services: Sat. night service is at 6:00 p.m., Sun. morning services are at 9:00 a.m. and 10:45 a.m.. We would love to share the singing talent of our students with Restoration Church and the community. It will be great!
Mon. May 20th, I will be having an appreciation continental brunch for all parents who volunteered to help us this year. If you have volunteered for anything this school year, please attend. We want to show our appreciation to you!!! A sign up sheet will be at the front desk.
We will have a Summer Picnic Sat. July 27th at Agua Park at 11:00 a.m. Bring a picnic lunch for your own family, meet some of your child’s teachers and friends or come see your old teachers and friends. Invite a friend as well!!! More information will be sent out the last week of school about it.
We still have slots for Summer Power Reading Classes, Summer Camp and Fall programs. If you or someone you know is interested please have them contact us ASAP to ensure a slot.
Below are some important dates.
• Mon., May 13th- Kindergarten Grand Opening @ 6:00 p.m. We need your support – Please come!
• Thurs., May 16th- Set-up for Spring Program and Graduation
• Fri., May 17th – Spring and Graduation Program, 10:00 a.m. (Students be there at 9:30)
• Sat., May 18th- AROF sings in church at the 6:00 pm. Service
• Sun., May 19th – AROF sings in church at 9:00 & 10:45 am service
• Mon., May. 20th – Volunteer Continental Brunch at 8:45 am, and last day of school for MWF students.
• Tues., May 21st – Last day of school for T/TH students.
• Sat. July 27th – Summer picnic at 12:00 p.m.
If you have any questions, please e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 719-243-2043.
Renee’ Green, director
IMPORTANT PARENT MEETING THIS FRIDAY!
KINDERGARTEN GRAND OPENING
SPRING PROGRAM AND GRADUATION
. ROOM MOMS
. SET UP CREW
. CLEAN UP CREW
MOM’S IN PRAYER
SUMMER CAMP PROGRAMS
NEXT PARENTING CLASSES! YOU WILL LOVE THIS!