Year of the Rooster!

Chinese New Year Parade_1By Renee Hennessy, Preschool Director

We kicked off the Chinese New Year a few days early in the Preschool. Our Yale-China teaching fellows Angel Yip and Tommy Kwan worked with our faculty to plan a day chock-full of celebratory fun and hands-on learning. Each class participated in activities such as creating paper fans, Chinese writings, and dragon horns. The Junior Kindergarten class joined us for a parade through the Lower School led by a beautifully constructed dragon created by the Trailblazers class. The Yao family donated red envelopes called “hongbao” to all of the children in Preschool, Junior Kindergarten, and Kindergarten, sending everyone good luck and well wishes. Thank you to World Language teacher Daphne Tang for bringing in traditional Chinese celebration clothing borrowed from Western Kentucky University. Over the next few weeks, the Chinese New Year will be celebrated throughout the U.S. and we look forward to reading and learning more about Chinese traditions.   

Mark Your Calendars
Dads (or special guests) are invited to join your child’s class on Friday, February 3rd from 9:00 – 9:45 a.m. for doughnuts and coffee.  

Re-Enrollment is Now in Progress!
Guarantee the placement you want for next year by returning your online contract. We are in the process of re-enrolling for next year. As a current Preschool family, you have priority for your children’s placement. If you have another child that you are interested in enrolling in Preschool, please contact Kelli Carter at 502.795.3464.