January Happenings at Parks’ Place 2018

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Classroom News

Butterfly Infant


December was an exciting time for our babies! We had a great time learning about the Christmas season and the many different ways to celebrate the season. The infants enjoyed painting Christmas trees, making our handprints into a wreath and we had loads of fun on the floor playing during tummy time.

Ms. Deborah
Ms. Carmen

Grasshopper Twos


As our room started changing and gearing up for Christmas we started reading Clifford and the Big Christmas Present, Santa’s Workshop, and Winter Friends. Our most exciting moments included making a Santa with our hand and decorating our Christmas tree. Later in the month we enjoyed an awesome party with our parents and friends. We ended the month by talking about the Chinese New Year.

Ms. Sabrina
Ms. Lisa

VPK News


The month of December was a very exciting month. Throughout the month of December the VPK classes have continued to learn and recognize shapes, letters and numbers. We talked about Christmas around the world and how different people celebrate and decorate for the holidays. Our December fun continued to get better the closer we got to the end of the month. We ended on a high note when Santa paid us a visit and we got to visit his WORKSHOP! We also took pictures with Santa and had a blast at our Christmas Party! Thank you to all the parents who came out and made the party a success and a lot of fun.

Mrs. Michelle, VPK A/B
Ms. Kartia, VPK A/B
Ms. Helen, VPK C
Ms. Mincey, VPK C

Busy Bee Ones

Busy Bees/Ones

The Busy Bees are as busy as can be! December was a most exciting month for us. It was a great time to learn about the Christmas season. It also brought on loads of fun and excitement. We made tree farms, colored snowflakes, reindeer, Santa hats, and a collage of snowmen. One of our favorite books this month was The Gingerbread Man. Out fun continued with Ugly Christmas Sweater Picture Day along with Santa’s Workshop. We can’t wait to see what exciting things are going to happen in January.

Ms. Etoye
Ms. J’Nae

Pawsomes Threes


December was a great academic month for us. It was filled with activities and new information. We started learning about the different ways families celebrate the season such as Kwanzaa and Hanukkah. We also talked about how people around the world spend the holidays. It was a wonderful season filled with fun and learning. We look forward to another amazing month.

Ms. Miller
Ms. Justine

Dates to Remember

Monday, January 1st
New Years Day
PPLC Closed

January 1-8
Winter/Holiday Break, No VPK

Tuesday, January 9th
Back to School

Thursday, January 11th
P.A.C. Meeting @ 6:00PM

Monday, January 15th
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
PPLC Closed

Children’s Day: Advocacy Road Trip to Tallahassee

Wednesday, January 23, 2018. Buses leave at 6:00am and return at 6:00pm.

Parents, visit the state capitol and:

  1. Speak with state legislators
  2. Tour the capitol
  3. Visit community agencies
  4. Enjoy free breakfast and lunch!

Click here for more information. Register with Jeanine Davis at jdavis@elcduval.org or call (904) 208-2040 ext. 220.

Deadline to register: January 12, 2018



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