From Carrie and Kelly
The ‘food-for-thought’ this time around can be found in this brief article:
We hope you enjoy this little ‘nibble!’
The orders from the Spring Book Fair should be ready for delivery to school very soon. Thanks to all those families who visited the Book Fair and placed orders — our Lending and Classroom Libraries will be the richer for it, given the credit we continue to build at the Linden Tree through your purchases!
Upcoming Calendar Items
‘Friendship’ Coffee with Louise Singleton
Parents of Youngers, plan to stay for coffee and wisdom from former First Congo parent, Dr. Louise Singleton, on Thursday, April 17th.
It’s an all-day affair, Tuesday, April 22nd — eat in or take out, First Congo benefits when you present your flier along with your payment!
‘Ask the Teachers’ Coffee
Bring your questions or concerns and stay for coffee on Friday, April 25th.
May Fête Parade
First Congo will march in the parade on May 3rd — join us!
Mitchell Park will be the site for our End-of-the-Year Picnic on Sunday, May 18th from 3:00 – 5:30. Watch for your invitation soon!
All paperwork for students returning to First Congo in the fall is due on May 16th. As a reminder, all of the required forms are available on our website from the pull-down menu under Our Families. You may fill them out online before printing, signing, and returning to school. Photos for coat hooks may be submitted electronically this year.
Last Day(s) of School
May 20th, 21st, and 22nd mark the last days for each of the respective Nursery classes. The Youngers will finish up the year on the 22nd, and the final day of class for the Olders will be the 23rd. Families are invited to bring a sack lunch and stay on a bit after school for a picnic to mark the transition into summer!
Our warmest thanks to all of our talented bakers who tied on their aprons for our Valentine’s parties here at school, the Women’s Fellowship February Luncheon, and the Parent Party. Thanks also to Kim and Ping Li for hosting that Parent Party in their home this year!
We’d also like to extend a general thanks to the Parent Advisory Council for their efforts in organizing everything from our first-of-the-year Welcome Party to our first-ever Diaper Drive — our school is a far better place for all of your efforts this year!
Three First Congo families have recently welcomed babies into their folds:
- Sloane Donahue (Nursery class) is a big sister to James.
- Cooper Phillips (Nursery class) is a big brother to Mason.
- Ethan (Olders) and Logan Shapero (Nursery class) are big brothers to Avery.
Congratulations all around!
Susu Ribaudo (mom of Hayes in the Youngers) has a ‘new baby’ of a different sort and she invites you to take a look: www.timetocookblog.com