Welcome to Fleur de Lis School. We are a traditional nursery school providing a developmental approach for social, emotional, physical and intellectual growth. We offer your child the opportunity to feel secure, safe and happy in a loving home-like environment.
December is here and many of you will travel or
take time off of school this month. Please call the office to
let us know if your child will not be attending. We will be closed
on Tuesday and Wednesday, December 24th & 25th for the
Christmas Holiday. We will also be closed on Tuesday
and Wednesday, December 31st & January 1st for the New Year
Margaret Huffman has retired after 43 years
at Fleur de Lis. We enjoyed many days of celebrating her
wonderful career. On Monday, November 25, we had a picnic lunch
with all the teachers and students that included pizza and ice cream sundaes. Each
class designed and created a special banner for Ms. Margaret and also made a
special present from everyone in the class. The school also hosted a
dinner party for the staff, Margaret's family and close
friends. Ruth MacPete and Henry Ferreyra hosted a parent event
honoring Margaret at the Lamplighter in Mission Hills. Thank you for
the personal notes, gifts and contributions to class baskets that
were given to Margaret for her retirement. She will cherish
them and is truly grateful to all of you. She will be greatly missed and we wish her all the
best in her retirement.
Beverly Jensen is our new Director. Beverly has
been at Fleur De Lis for 40 years and her experience (including her role as co-director) will ensure a smooth transition for the
operation of the school. We would like to welcome Kira Rivkin
as our new Assistant Director. Kira will be working with
Beverly in the upstairs office on administrative and supervisory
duties as well as helping in classrooms based on our staffing needs.
Kira has more than 10 years of experience in the
early childhood field. She was a teacher at several local
preschools before branching out to direct a new early childhood
program in North County for the past 3 years. She received her
Bachelor's Degree in Psychology with an emphasis in Child
Development from SDSU. She is currently finishing her thesis
and will receive her Master's in Child and Family Development in the
Ms. Holly Jamil has agreed to take on some
additional duties in addition to her current role as lead teacher in
the three-year-old class. Holly, in her new role as assistant
director for outreach, will be developing additional ways to include
parents in the life of the preschool and their children's
classroom(s), including blogs and picture sharing for each
classroom, volunteer opportunities for parties and projects, and
other fun events.
Holiday Magic For Kids Toy Drive:
Ms. Nina (our Spanish Teacher) is once again coordinating this
special event benefiting the San Diego Coalition for the
Homeless. We are asking for donations of NEW TOYS
for ages infant to 12 years old. If possible, please wrap
and tag your gift. (Example: Boy age 10-12, Girl age
Infant to 2, etc.) We are also asking for Candy Canes
and Gift Wrapping Materials to be donated for this
event. These homeless and low-income kids are treated to a day
of festivities and a new, wrapped toy. For most of these
children, it will be the only gift they get this holiday. This
is a great opportunity to teach our children what the holidays are
all about, by helping others. Your donations need to be
delivered to our school by Monday, December 16th.
The Two Year Old Classes will learn about
holidays celebrated around the world, with special emphasis on
Christmas and Hanukkah. Ms. Terri and Ms. Kiara will do a unit
on Gingerbread and make gingerbread houses. Ms. Debbie and Ms.
Chelsea will study Polar Animals and talk about the season of
Winter. Both classes will have holiday parties on Thursday
& Friday, December 19th & 20th.
The Three Year Old Classes will celebrate
Winter and the coming holidays. Ms. Holly and Ms. Lizette's class
will explore the traditions of Kwanzaa. They are also working on a
group project to make a "child size" igloo! Ms.
April and Ms. Julie's class are working on holiday gifts and creating snowflakes to make their
class a winter wonderland. Please check with your child's
teacher for the date of their holiday party.
The Pre-Kindergarten Classes will focus
this month on Gingerbread. They will read many versions of the
Gingerbread Man, have a gingerbread man "hunt" and make
gingerbread houses. Ms. Tina and Ms. Amber will have a special
Gingerbread Party on Wednesday, December 18th. Ms. Kathy and
Ms. Lindsey will be working on holiday gifts and will have a
Gingerbread House Party on Thursday, December 19th.
Spanish Program: For Diciembre (December),
Ms. Nina will cover holiday topics. In the first week, she
will introduce vocabulary related to Invierno (Winter).
The next two weeks will be dedicated to sharing the traditions of Navidad
(Christmas). This will follow with fun about Ano Nuevo (New
Year). At the end of the month Ms. Nina will have a revista
Classes for 2013-2014:
2 Yr. Olds: Ms. Terri & Ms. Kiara
2 1/2 Yr. Olds: Ms. Debbie & Ms. Amanda
& Ms. Chelsea
3 Yr. Olds: Ms. Holly & Ms. Lizette
3 Yr. Olds (in House): Ms. April & Ms.
Pre-K (Downstairs Class): Ms. Tina & Ms. Amber
Pre-K (Upstairs Class): Ms. Kathy & Ms.
Marzetta & Ms. Lindsey
Other Staff Members To Know:
Ms. Kira-Assistant Director
Ms. Holly-Assistant Director for Outreach
Ms. Nina-Spanish Teacher
Ms. Adriana- Float Teacher Assistant in both 3
year old classes
Ms. Gail-Substitute Teacher in Pre-K Class
Ms. Diana-Substitute Teacher in 2's and 2 1/2's
Ms. Heidi-Cook & Opening Teacher