Welcome back! Now that we’ve had some cold weather, it’s beginning to look like the holidays will come, after all. We have two field trips this week for the younger kids and everyone comes to the sing on Main Street on Friday. We end early on Friday (at noon) and parents are welcome to come and watch us sing and then go to lunch at one of the Tucker restaurants or to take their children on home. We are happy and busy with holiday stuff—cookies, candles, latkes, jingle bells, and so on. Remember to buy socks for the sock drive. We have an almost full box here at in the lobby, and are starting ones at Tucker Recreation and Clarkston Community Center.

Monday--Today is Latke Day at Kingfisher and we’ll be making those after lunch—yes, even peeling the potatoes and everything—this is messy, but really enjoyable and I have cinnamon apple sauce to go with the latkes. We’ll also light the menorah (I know we’re early, but I want them to have the experience!) We’ll do some cookie baking today, as well. We’re trying out the Turkey oven we use sometimes for lunch heat up—hopefully that will be even enough heat for the cookies. We’ll be practicing all week for the sing.

TuesdayThe younger kids go to the Rudolph puppet show today. It starts at 12:00 and we’ll leave around 10:30 to get there on time. We’ll carry on lunches to eat on the bus and we expect this to be great fun—the puppet shows are always so professional and enticing. The cost is $8 (there’s a permission slip out) and please send them in their Kingfisher shirts (either the tie-dyed or the orange or blue). Everyone else has Spanish today with Ms. Fretwell.

WednesdayBook Reports are due today from the Owls and the Falcons. We’ll continue our cookie baking today and possibly have some deliveries to the police and fire department sometime in the afternoon. The Hummingbirds go and ride the Santa train at Northlake this morning. Please send them in their Kingfisher shirts.

Thursday—Catch our breath day. We’ll practice for the sing and spend the day as usual with school classes.

Friday—Everyone comes dressed in red, white, and green and we walk down Main Street caroling at the Nature Store, on the steps at the Local, and over at Matthews. We’ll start around 11:15 and parents can meet us on Main Street. We should be done singing around 12:00 and Debbie will go back to the school for parents to collect belongings. Often, parents take the kids and eat at one of the Tucker Restaurants, but if that’s not in the budget, don’t worry. Before you leave, check with the teacher, so we know who’s leaving and when. This is a good time for grandparents to come see the kids sing, but if they are supposed to take the child with them when they leave, please let me know in the morning.