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As we begin yet another new year, I think that this can be an interesting time for us all. Certainly for most, a new year brings with it a feeling of freshness, and a mentality that we have a chance at a new start in a new year for the things that we were not able to accomplish in years past. At the same time, we can also feel a bit down at the beginning of the year, as we put our decorations away which make our homes feel so warm and cozy, only to find that winter’s cold has settled in.
For those who struggle with this time, there is good news in the story of the church. For during the month of January we enter into the season of Epiphany, the season of light. The season begins with the story of the kings who followed the star to the infant Jesus. We hear in Matthew 2 that they were so moved that they knelt before Him and offered him gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh.
As Christians we understand that Jesus is the light of the world, the light no darkness can overcome. As we move through January and the coming days, we experience more and more light each day. So too, as we move through our lives, Christ’s light continues to shine upon us, helping us to know time and again that we have been blessed with Emmanuel, God with us, and bringing us hope for the days ahead. Like the kings who knelt before the Christ child and offered him their gifts, so we continue to come before God who loved us so much that he sent his only Son. May this good news warm your hearts in days ahead as we follow the light of Christ in our lives! WEATHER REMINDER It is finally cold, sometimes very cold. Please make sure you are dressing your children in labeled, weather appropriate clothing. We will be going outside every day as long as the temperature is above 40; so please send your child in a warm coat, a hat and gloves every day. Also, please check to make sure your child has an extra set of weather appropriate clothing here at school.
Thanks for helping us keep our school healthy.
RE-REGISTRATION FOR 2017-2018 Re-registration for 2017-2018 begins Monday, Feb. 1st and extends through Monday, Feb. 20th. At this time we will also register siblings and children/grandchildren of Christ the King Lutheran Church members. Students in these categories are assured of placement for the upcoming year; however, registration forms must be turned into the office during the above dates. A $275 registration fee is due for each child registered. For more information, please contact the preschool office at 4692909. Registration forms are available in the office for siblings and CTK members’ children.

**Parents of present Two Year Olds, please note this important information...Your child can go into the Three Year Old classroom next year ONLY if they are potty trained. Throw away those diapers and pull-ups! NOW is the time to concentrate on this task.
TAXES, TAXES, TAXES Now that I have your attention...at this time of the year, we get many phone calls requesting our Federal Tax ID number. This information is used for claiming child care expenses on your taxes. Letters will go home soon. CHECK THOSE FOLDERS! Have you noticed how much information your child brings home every day? We hope that our communication lines are helpful. And we are so very proud of our students and all they have learned so far this year! They are doing such a great job in school.

Bible Verse for the month of January: The Lord is good to all. Psalm 145:9

In Christ, Maritza Home