Sunday, July 5, 2015

                 Happy Fourth of July 2015!

I hope everyone had a great day yesterday. Although not the best holiday at the start of the day, the evening turned out to be a fun night for fireworks. I hope everyone got to enjoy a day and evening with family and friends.
I have been negligent in saying a BIG "THANK YOU" to everyone in the 3's and 4's classes for the fantastic end-of-the year gift I was given. If you don't remember you gave me a gift card to a nice- really nice- restaurant in Ellicott City. I am hoping to go there sometime in July and enjoy a relaxing dinner. I am sooooo looking forward to enjoying a night out on the town!
Thank you! Thank you!
Ms. Barb

Friday, September 12, 2014

Food Allergy Information for PK-3

Dear Parents of PK-3,
When you are sending a snack for birthdays or parties, please keep in mind we have the following food allergies to consider…
  • Peanuts/Peanut Butter - the children may have if “...content was manufactured in a facility that also processes nuts…”
  • Walnuts - absolutely NO walnuts!
  • Hazelnuts - 1 child
  • Almonds - 1 child
One child’s allergies:
  • Dairy
  • Eggs
  • Soy
  • Corn
  • Chocolate
  • Nuts
  • Strawberries - 1 child
  • Peaches - 1 child
  •   crabs
If you have any questions please feel free to contact me.
Ms. Barb

Monday, September 8, 2014

How to Use the Blog


Use the tab labeled "Reminders" to see key dates and information for upcoming events.

Use the tab labeled "Weekly Schedule" to see what we will be doing in the classroom each week.

Use the tab labeled "Documents" to see information that will be utilized throughout the year, such as Food Pantry donations.

See the Show and Tell Calendar for your child's day.

See the Classroom Calendar for special events and any changes to the usual schedule.

The labels on the right side of the page will help you to narrow your search if you are looking for a specific page or post.

Saturday, October 1, 2011


The most amazing job….
Your tiny baby needs lots of hugs.
Rock her …hold her….she won’t be spoiled! And…
Cherish the moments.
Your toddler must be allowed to make decisions.
Only appropriate for the age…limits are important, and…
Cherish the moments.
Pre-school …patience, explain, pause, laugh, listen, answer every question, and…
Cherish the moments.
School days start.
Encourage friendships, tell her to be a good friend, teach her to treat others as she wants to be treated, and…
Cherish the moments.
School days continue. Be there for her. Guide her.  Support her. Listen to her. Love her no matter what, and…
Cherish the moments.
Pre teen years are confusing for everyone. Be strong. Be supportive. Let make decisions within limits, and …
Cherish the moments.
Teen years can be challenging. Listen. Listen. Listen. Love her especially on the rough days! Hold her with an open hand….and…
Cherish the moments.
College ….you gave her roots now give her wings! …and…
Cherish the moments.
Cherish the memories.
Barbara Filar

Sunday, September 11, 2011

I love this...

from Eliot Wigginton:
We teach, and at the same time allow ourselves to be taught by those we teach. We talk, and at the same time, listen. We experience the world anew through another's eyes. And therein lies the secret of renewal. It comes, in part, from allowing students some of the same positive energy we try to put out into our lives. We refuel each other.