From the Director
Christmas is such a wonderful time of year! I loved Christmas as a young girl and as the first grandchild, everyone went all out to make it special.
I hope all of you have a magical Christmas, taking time to create family traditions and keeping the true meaning in the fore front.
Here is a list of my favorite Christmas traditions with my family –
1) Decorating Christmas Cookies is one of our favorite traditions. Everyone participates and I have a massive collection of decorations and cookie cutters. As your children become teenagers, you do get some cookies that might be inappropriate for younger audiences.
2) I have ornaments that represent all of Santa’s reindeers. The kids take turns putting them on the tree and Rudolph is the star.
3) I also have ornaments that my mother made from felt along with matching stockings. I like to hang all of them on the tree and think about how long it must have taken her to sew them.
4) My husband and I both hang two turtle doves on the tree and then kiss while the kids scream “eeewwww”. Yes, even at 18 and 21 years old, they still think it is gross when we kiss.
5) Driving around looking at Christmas lights. Our favorite neighborhood is in Bedford. It is called “Twas the night before Christmas – Texas style”. The neighborhood is called Glenbrook and it is off Cummings between Central and Forest Ridge.
6) We always open one present on Christmas Eve. Don’t tell them but this year it is going to be matching family pajamas which my children will hate but still wear.
7) Our big meal is on Christmas Eve after Church services so Christmas day we can just be lazy and have fun. I always serve prime rib and make a fancy dessert, this year I am making a Pavlova cake.
Here are some websites to help guide you in finding fun Christmas activities in the area. Don’t forget that if you don’t have a church home, we would love to have you join us at Compass Christian Church.
5th – Spirit Day
5th – Special Compass Christian Preschool parents shopping day at Stone House in Colleyville –
see invitation below (page 2)
7th – Snow Globe Day (shhhh, it’s a surprise for the students)
8th – Ugly Christmas Sweater Day
12th – Pajama Day on the Polar Express
14th – Red Day
Three Year Old Classes Christmas Program at 1:00pm
19th –Class Christmas Parties 1:20pm
Last day of school before Christmas break
School resumes on Tuesday, January 9th
20th – Suzanne Hewitt (Music Teacher)
Just hear those sleigh bells jingling! Ring ting tingling too! We will be ringing those sleigh bells and dancing to holiday tunes from around the world. Christmas songs are a wonderful way to create new memories and share traditions during the holiday season. “The best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear!” is a great quote from one of my favorite holiday movies, Elf. Music is a natural outlet for creativity and self-expression. The sheer joy of making music in a group promotes socialization and a wonderful feeling of belonging. For many of us, singing is the most natural way to express ourselves.
Singing songs during the holidays lifts spirits and brings cheer to everyone. Children love to share their favorite songs. I encourage you to sing in the car, visit a nursing home, or go caroling in your neighborhood with your family. The 3s classes have been learning new songs about the importance of Christmas and will be performing their program, “To Bethlehem!” on December 14 at 1:25 pm.
Wishing all of you the joys of Christmas!
Compass Christian Church
Friday, December 22 | 7pm
Saturday, December 23 | 3:30pm, 5pm
Sunday, December 24 | 9am, 10:30am, 12pm , 3pm, 4:30pm, 6pm
Saturday, December 23 – 5pm
Sunday, December 24 – 8:30am, 10am, 11:30am, 4pm, 5:30pm
1101 TX-114 West
Roanoke, TX 76262
Compass Shopping Day
You’re invited to a special Compass parents shopping day at Stone House in Colleyville!