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Hello all,

Winter week was short but certainly sweet!  Read on below to see all that took place during this chilly but cheerful week!

The students welcomed winter this week although they all noted that the end of fall did not really seem much different!  With temperatures much colder than usual, the end of fall seemed like the middle of winter!  The students arrived at school on Monday bundled up in their winter warmest and were ready to get started!

For their morning work on Monday, the students crafted a pair of mittens!  First, they selected the color mittens they wanted and then strung them together with some yarn and tape!  Next, the students added some glittery gems and sequins to give some pizazz to their mittens!


On each of the mittens read the following poem , “Stripes or dots or sparkling white, mittens in winter fit just right!”  Wow!  That sure is a lot of mittens!

During the afternoon, the students brainstormed a list of their favorite things about the winter and the winter holidays!  After they began the list, the students were paid a visit by a PPA Daddy!  The Daddy pictured below read a special winter story to all of the students!  A special thank you to the PPA Daddy for coming in and spending the afternoon with us!  The PPA parents really are the best around!



On Tuesday morning, the students crafted another winter holiday favorite – an iceskate!  First, the students colored in their skate.  The next step was all about the blade!  Using a paintbrush, the students spread the glue onto their skate’s blade to get it ready to be glittered!

Here is how the final project turned out!

During the afternoon, the students added to their Winter Favorite List.  Here is the list that they came up with!



They also participated in a technology presentation where they listened to and practiced singing along with some winter holiday songs including (but not limited to) “Jingle Bells”, “Frosty the Snowman”, “Feliz Navidad” and “Dreidel, Dreidel, Driedel” to name a few!

The holiday fun continued on Wednesday as the students spent the morning preparing for the PPA Winter Celebration that afternoon!  Beforelong, it was time to party!  The PPA parents began arriving at 2:00 p.m. and the party began!



To start the party, Miss Justine read a special winter story about snowmen!



The students (with their parents) headed to the tables to create a special winter holiday project – a Gingerbread House!  Using all sorts of yummy treats, the students (and their parents) assembled and decorated their Winter Holiday Gingerbread Houses!



Wow!  They really turned out great!



The students surely worked up an appetite after completing that project!  Good thing the teachers had picked up a lot of yummy treats for all to enjoy!





The 2011 PPA Winter Celebration, like all PPA parties, had a phenominal family turn out.  Be sure to view all of the photos from the party by clicking the link at the bottom of this blog entry!  Everyone at Park Prep Academy would like to take this opportunity to wish all of the students and their families a wonderful, happy, healthy holiday and new year!  As always, thank you for reading and we will see you next year!




School Closed for Winter Recess

12/22/11 – 1/2/12

School Resumes on

Tuesday, January 3rd


Click here to view all of the photos from the

2011 PPA Winter Celebration!