From the Director
I was giving a tour a few weeks ago during lunch time and I could tell the mother really liked the school but she seemed nervous. As we were finishing the tour she told me that she loved the school but her child was a picky eater and did not think her child would eat the lunches our children were bringing in. I explained to her that we have many students who are picky eaters but we work with the parents to help them send in the best lunch for their child. Her observation on the foods you are sending in the lunch boxes made me so proud.
Compass Christian Preschool has made great strides in helping all of our children bring in nutritious lunches. I love the variety of foods that are included and I am amazed at some of the unique lunch boxes. We continue to introduce new foods to the children at snack time and the teachers have come up with wonderful phrases that encourage the children to try the new “strange” foods. So ask the children to take a “No thank you bite” and some ask the children to “smell it, kiss it and lick it”. It takes some children a few times to try a new food before they like it. Some children don’t like certain textures of food and some will only eat food that is a certain color. Below are some tips to try at home to encourage your children to try new foods and get in all the fruits and vegetables that they need –
- Let your child help you pick out new foods to try when you are grocery shopping.
- Have your child help you prepare foods. They can help wash and dry at any age. As they get older they can help peel and cut up the food.
- Put out an appetizer plate with some healthy dip. Almost all children love to “dip” foods and you can put a new food out with the foods they already like.
- Watch portion size! Don’t fill their plate with the new food. Put a small taste on their plate alongside foods they already like.
- Be a good example. You need to eat your fruits and veggies too.
- Eat as a family and make sure it is not a stressful time.
- If your child seems to have trouble with the texture of foods you might want to have them receive feeding therapy. We have had several children start school who would only eat smooth foods. Within a few months of starting feeding therapy they greatly expanded their diets.
- You can “hide” some foods in pasta sauce and even on pizza. I love to add finely chopped carrots and celery to my pasta sauce.
Here are a few websites that you might find helpful –
Graduation Program Date Change
The Four Year Old Program Graduation Program will be on Thursday, May 14th at 6:30pm in the Worship Center. Please make this change on your calendar.
March 3rd – Dr. Seuss’s Birthday! Green Eggs and Ham for snack.
March 5th – TK parents invited to Chapel
March 10th – 13th – Spring Break
March 17th – Spirit Day
March 19th – Four Year Old Class parents invited to Chapel
March 26th – Green Day and 1:00 Parent Meeting to discuss Kindergarten Preparation (for parents of children in our Four Year Old classes and TK)
March 31st – Wacky Day – Dress Wacky!
April 2nd – Easter Egg Hunt and Autism Awareness Day
March 7th – Carla Williamson (Floater)
March 12th – Marcy McHenry (Dolphin Class)
March 15th – Christian Moulds (Lion Class)
Spring Break at Compass Christian Church
When: Saturday, March 7, 8:30-1pm
Where: Various houses throughout Northeast Tarrant County
Who: PreK-6th Grade Families
Bring the whole family for a special one day service opportunity with Mid-Cities Care Corp. Through MCCC, we will clean-up yards or visit with our senior neighbors in Northeast Tarrant County. Your family will either be assigned to basic yard work/minor home repairs or visiting with a senior neighbor.
We have the opportunity to serve our senior neighbors who are no longer able to tend to their yards by trimming and cleaning them up (raking, trimming hedges, planting flowers, etc.) as well as helping with any basic home repairs (replace a light bulb, fix an outlet, etc.).
If you are assigned to a visit, you are able to show our senior neighbors they still have value by listening to them and showing them that someone still cares about them.
Must register by 11:59pm on March 2nd.
March to the beat of your own drum! Marching and drumming is our theme this month! We will be learning how to create different rhythms using small lap drums. There is no better way to explore music than by learning simple rhythms and experimenting with those rhythms during free play. Children love to listen to music and play along. The Bebop band will be playing along to an Irish jig in honor of St. Patty’s Day.