Monday, December 21, 2009
Tonight the Brownies and Daisys had a very successful evening of Christmas caroling! We sang to several people in the Grayson area and passed along much Christmas cheer! The girls did great! They sang beautifully and were such good sports. I was really impressed that almost all of them were wanting to be in the front row. There were hardly any complaints about the cold or the walking. GREAT JOB GIRLS--I AM SOOO PROUD OF YOU! What wonderful young ladies we have--give them an extra hug today and tell them how great they are! After we caroled, we ate lots of Christmas goodies and drank some hot beverages. While everyone ate and drank, I introduced the Cookie sales. It begins Jan. 8th, so if you weren't able to make it tonight, we need to be sure you get your sales papers before the 8th. I also passed out the January calendars. We will start off with the Daisy's meeting on January
4th. EVERYONE HAVE A VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A GREAT NEW YEAR!!
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
I was very proud of the girls at the meeting today! They were soooo good!! They really listend and followed directions today! Go girls! We completed our service project today. All the girls should have come home with a wrapped present (jar with the dry ingredients for hot chocolate). They are to give it to someone in their community that is either elderly or a shut-in. I would rather it go to someone who is not a grandparent. Try to encourage them to give it to someone they aren't as "comfortable" with being around. They need to do this before Christmas. Also, I gave out all the patches/badges they have earned up till now. I also gave them their sashes and identifying badges. Some are iron on and some are to be sewed onto the sash. If you have any questions ask me! I also sent out the info for caroling. I REALLY need someone from the family to be there so we can start to discuss cookie sales. Thanks!
Good evening everyone! I hope you all are having a good holiday season so far! Well, I have scheduled the last activity for the Brownies/Daisys for this year. We will be going caroling. This will happen on Monday, December 21 at 6 PM. Everyone is to meet at the First Church of Christ in Grayson promptly at 6 PM. From there, we will be walking the neighborhood while Christmas caroling. Depending on how the weather is, will determine how far we go and how long we do it for. Even if it is rainy, we will still carol--we will just go to Kmart or Ralphs and carol there under the eaves for a bit. After caroling, we will return for the church for hot drinks and Chrismas sweets! I will also have a craft for the girls to complete while I talk with you all. It is REALLY important for a parent/grandparent/family representative to be there for the caroling event. I tried to make the time so that most of you will be off work. If you can't make it while we are caroling, please come on in. I will need a few of the parents to stay behind at the church and get the hot water and drinks ready and the sweets set out. Also, I will be telling everyone the cookie sales info. I will handing out the sales pages for the cookies. Cookie sales begin January 8th, so I want you all to have it in hand so it won't be such a mad dash at the first of the year to gather everyone. So please, please, please, come to this event or have someone come for you so they can relay the info to you.
For the caroling, dress the girls warmly and let them wear their sashes/tunics that displays their badges and such. They will be excited to show them off! I really want to take a group picture of the girls at this time also.
So--Monday, December 21st at 6 PM at the First Church of Christ in Grayson--Be there and have fun!!
Tuesday, December 8, 2009
The Daisy's met after school yesterday. They did a great job with all the activities. There was a lot to accomplish and they got it all done. Of course, we wouldn't have been able to do it without Loretta and Elizabeth to help. Thanks moms!!! You're the best! The girls made their Christmas cards and made their jar of dry ingredients for hot chocolate. At the end of the meeting, they were able to take their "gifts" home to give away to someone who could benefit from a bit of Christmas cheer (an elderly person or shut in). The next time the Daisy's will be getting together will be for our Christmas caroling the Monday before Christmas. I really need at least one parent/family representative there on that date. After caroling, I will be presenting all of the cookie information. So it is important for a parent to be there to receive it. I will be mailing a letter to you later this week that will have all the necessary info on it about the meeting. Thanks!
Saturday, December 5, 2009
Everyone survived the overnight (including the moms that went!)(I soooooo appreciate you brave moms who went with us, I couldn't have done it without you!) We all had lots of fun. The dance studio ladies came and taught the girls some jazz, ballet, and basic dance movements. Our own Mary won her groups dance step game and Seria and Markita came in second in their groups! Way to go girls! We ate lots of pizza, popcorn and extra snacks that Seria's mom sent for all the girls. Thanks so much Loretta! We then set up our sleeping pads and snuggled in to watch Snow Buddies (very cute movie!) Everyone was finally asleep by midnight (yeah!) It was rise and shine by 7am and we packed up, ate poptarts, cold pizza and milk and trudged home. Imagine our surprise when we walked outside to be greeted by snow!!!! What a wonderful sight! Moms, dads be proud of your young ladies, they were polite and minded their manners and smiled all night long! I was proud of them!
Now, off to get things together and to get ready for the parade. See all of you at 3:30 by First Baptist church in town for the parade!! Dress warm! How wonderful to have snow for the Christmas parade!!
Don't forget the Daisy's meet after school this Monday--write your girls a note that will allow them to stay after school!!
Tuesday, December 1, 2009
Ok--I have some information for you parents. The first part of this pertains to those going on the overnight in Olive Hill this Friday evening, December 4th. I need to know from those going who needs a ride to the sleepover and back. This way I know for sure about who will be riding with whom. Also, for you moms who are going, I would love to know if you are willing to transport a child or two if needed. So please, please, please, let me hear from all of you (email or phone) as soon as possible. For those who need a ride there or wants to follow me up there, we are meeting at Farmers parking lot in Grayson at around 5: 35-5:40. I want to leave Grayson no later than 6PM. When we get to the sleepover I need to register and pick up the patches. Activities start at 6:30. Activities run till around 11-11:30 PM then we will bed down and try to get some sleep. We will get up at 7 AM, poptarts and milk by 7:30 and leaving there by 8am. We will meet back in Grayson at 8:30 AM at Farmers for you to pick up your girls. The sleepover is not a lock in, so if you need to leave before 8AM, that is fine. Just let me know what time you want to pick them up at the school and I will be sure they are ready to go by that time. I will have my cell phone with me (831-3479) so call me if you need to. I recommend the girls pack light. Here are some recommendations for what to bring: pajamas (or loose clothing like sweat pants--something warm to sleep in would probably be better), house shoes/socks, clothes to change into on Saturday, toothbrush/toothpaste, comb, any medicines that are needed to be taken in a baggie that is labeled and has instructions with it, pillow, sleeping bag, blanket, and a can of food or nonperishable item to donate to the food pantry. There is no need for the girls to bring money or anything valuable. If an air matress is brought, the only rule they have is a big air mattress can't just have one person on it, because of room constraints. If you have any additional questions for me, please contact me!
Now, for the parade. Very simple, we need to meet at the First Baptist Church parking lot beside the courthouse at 3:30 Pm on Saturday. My dad will be pulling the girls on a trailor down Main street. Have the girls dress warm, coats, gloves, scarves, hats, etc. If your daughter wants to throw candy during the parade, they can bring a bag of candy with them. The parade may seem like a small thing, but it really means alot to the kids and will be a fun memory for them. If they don't have a previous commitment, I hope they are able to attend.
I have tenatively scheduled the girls to go Christmas caroling on the Monday before Christmas. I am still working on details, but am hoping we can go caroling at the Friendship and chapel houses and possibly outside Kmart for a bit. It will be great fun and the girls that participate will get patches for it. After the caroling, we will go to First Church of Christ in town and have some hot drinks and cookies. Speaking of cookies, I will at that time give everyone information on our upcoming cookie sales that begins the first of the year. So keep that date in mind (it will be during the evening). Possibly beginning at 6 PM. I will let you know when I have things pinned down a bit more.