The Giving Tree Preschool

We are a Christian, half-day school and a ministry of Lutheran Church of Our Saviour.

Operating as usual

02/01/2024

February Update:
Our themes this month are “Dental Health” and “Our Many Feelings.” The children will learn about the proper care of their teeth 🦷 and the importance of eating healthy foods.🍎 They will also explore the many feelings we all experience: happy,😄 sad,🥺 mad,😡 excitement,🤩 and fear.😧 The Bible story is Jesus Blesses the Children—even though they may be small, children are important and loved.❤️ We will also celebrate Valentine’s Day with card exchanging and parties.💌

We are now enrolling for the 2024-2025 school year. Please spread the word about our fantastic school!

Calendar:
13th: Movin’ and Groovin’ with Adelle 👯‍♀️
15th: Chapel ✝️
19th: No School 🚫
29th: Music 🎶

01/25/2024

Maybe our snowflakes will bring back colder weather ❄️ Who else is hoping for a REAL snow day? ☃️

01/16/2024

CCPS announced a 2-hr weather delay.

We will open at 10:30 today.

01/15/2024

A reminder that we're closed for Martin Luther King Jr. Day. See you tomorrow!

01/08/2024

January Update:

Welcome back! ❤️ Our Christmas Pageant was again an amazing performance. 🌟 It is such a joy to see these children tell the story of Jesus’ birth—and they love doing it!

Our themes this month are ”Discovering Winter,” ☃️ “Hibernation,” 🐻 and “Our Five Senses.” 👁👅👂👃🫰 Our Bible story is Daniel and the Lion's Den. 🦁 The Four’s will also learn about Noah and the Ark 🌈 for the letter “N.”

Jonathan Juggler will visit this month to entertain us with tricks, silliness, and juggling! 🤹‍♂️

On December 13, 79 gloves, hats, scarves, mittens, and socks from our Mitten Tree were donated to Richmond Friends of the Homeless! Additional donated items will be delivered on January 10. 🧣🧤🧦

Calendar:
8th: First day back! 👋
15th: No School 🚫
16th: Music 🎶
18th: Chapel ✝️
30th: Jonathan Juggler 🤹‍♂️

01/01/2024

Blessings as we all begin a New Year! 🎆 Enjoy this final week of break.

12/25/2023

Merry Christmas to our amazing families ❤️💚 Have a wonderful winter break!

Photos from The Giving Tree Preschool's post 12/21/2023

Decorating Christmas cookies! 🍪🎨

12/19/2023

Our pageant is TONIGHT!
Parents: Please drop off your child by 6:15 p.m.

12/14/2023

🎶We have J-O-Y down in our hearts!🎶 At Chapel this morning, Pastor Becca told us the story of Jesus' birth and the JOY Mary felt.

Speaking of Christmas, we're hard at work practicing for our pageant next Tuesday!

12/12/2023

We’re packing up the donations we’ve received so far to give to Richmond Friends of the Homeless tomorrow!

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We’ll continue to collect donations through the end of the month for Lutheran Church of Our Saviour (LCOS) ELCA’s January serving day.

12/05/2023

Our Mitten Tree is nearly full already! We’re collecting donations through the end of the month.

12/01/2023

December Update:

Our themes for this month are “Christmas,” 🎄 “Santa,” 🎅 and learning the amazing story of the birth of Jesus. 🌟 We will be busy with activities, games, and practicing for our Christmas Pageant. The month will end with our class parties! Also, look out for our Mitten Tree in the narthex! 🧤🧣 We will continue our tradition of collecting hats, scarves, and mittens/gloves for Richmond Friends of the Homeless.

Calendar:
14th: Chapel ✝️
19th: Christmas Pageant (6:30 p.m.) 🎭
25th-Jan.5th: No School ❄️

11/30/2023

Our Mitten Tree is up! We’re accepting donations of hats, scarves, and gloves/mittens for Richmond Friends of the Homeless 🧤🧣

Photos from The Giving Tree Preschool's post 11/21/2023

Thanks for joining us for our feast! Enjoy fall break, and we look forward to seeing you next week. Happy Thanksgiving!

11/16/2023

At Chapel this morning, Pastor Becca read the story of the Good Samaritan. We also talked about thankfulness and shared what we're thankful for, including:

- Our Siblings 👫
- Sunshine ☀️
- Puddles 💦
- Our Pets (including fish!) 🐠

11/14/2023

Autumn artwork in the 3’s! 🍂

11/06/2023

Per CCPS, we will be closed today and Tuesday. See you Wednesday!

Photos from The Giving Tree Preschool's post 11/02/2023

Trunk-or-Treat photos courtesy of Brittany Bandy!

11/01/2023

November Update:

Our themes for this month are “Our Families,” “Being Thankful,” and “Thanksgiving." The children will learn about how Jesus healed 🩹 the ten lepers and only one man returned to say, “Thank you.” They'll also learn about their individual familie‍s 👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 and how families are unique and wonderful. And of course, they'll learn about the first Thanksgiving 🍽 and that we should all be thankful for what we have. 😌💗

Special Events:
- Our Thanksgiving Feast returns on November 21st. It has been four years since we welcomed the families to join us! We'll have a child-friendly meal and sit down together as a “Preschool Family.” It is crowded, noisy, and wonderful!

Calendar
6-7th: No School
16th: Chapel
21st: Thanksgiving Feast
22nd-23rd: No School
30th: Music

Photos from The Giving Tree Preschool's post 10/31/2023

HAPPY HALLOWEEN! 🎃👻

Photos from The Giving Tree Preschool's post 10/26/2023

On Tuesday the Chesterfield County Fire and EMS stopped by to teach us about fire safety (and they showed us their fire truck!). Thank you, Station 24! 🚒

10/23/2023

Look at our pumpkin patch! 🧡💚

10/16/2023

THIS SATURDAY: Preschool families are invited to a free Fall Festival at Lutheran Church of Our Saviour (LCOS) ELCA 🍂

Photos from The Giving Tree Preschool's post 10/05/2023

Adelle got us all moving and grooving today! 👣🎶

10/03/2023

This morning at Chapel, Abbie told us the story of The Good Samaritan. We talked about the many ways we can be a good neighbor and friend!

"'You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind, and with all your strength.' The second is this, 'You shall love your neighbor as yourself.' There is no other commandment greater than these." Mark 12:30-31

10/02/2023

October Update
We are so happy to be back at school, welcoming new friends and old! Our themes this month are “Community Helpers” 🧑‍🚒👩‍✈️👮‍♀️ and “Discovering Fall.” 🍂💨 The children will learn about the many people in our communities that help us and enjoy the wonders of the fall season with cooler weather. The Bible story is The Good Samaritan. 🤝

Special Events:
- Adelle visits this month to get the children moving and grooving to silly songs. 💃🕺
- Fire Station #24 will visit to teach the children about fire safety and show them their fire truck. 🚒

Calendar:
3rd: Chapel ✝️
5th: Moving & Grooving with Adelle
12th: Music 🎼
24th: Fire Department
31st: Halloween Parties & Trunk-or-Treat 🎃👻

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9601 Hull Street Road
Richmond, VA
23236

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Monday 9:30am - 12:30pm
Tuesday 9:30am - 12:30pm
Wednesday 9:30am - 2pm
Thursday 9:30am - 12:30pm
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