Angelic News

December 2021

I want to thank all the Littlest Angels teachers for working with their students and encouraging them as they practiced for the Christmas Service. I also want to thank our students. With so much going on in the world it can be easy to lose sight of the joy and hope that the Christmas season brings. But hearing our students happily practice their songs warms my heart. They are definitely ready to “spread Christmas cheer by singing loud for all to hear”!

Thank you to Mr. V who is working tirelessly to get everything ready to Livestream and record our Christmas Service. V is the Director of Communications for Bethany and Littlest Angels Preschool. I am very grateful to V for sharing his time and fabulous videographer skills with us!

~Show them respect~

 “Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it.” Proverbs 22:6

In January our Bucket Filler virtue is Respectful. Respect is a difficult concept to learn. Children do not learn respect from adults simply telling them to “respect their elders” or “respect other’s belongings”. Children learn respect by watching and learning from the adults in their lives! If we want our children to be respectful, we must show them how by modeling respectful behaviors. We must lead by example. If we speak harshly to our children, they learn to speak harshly to us. If they hear us speaking rudely to another person (spouse, neighbor, waitstaff, etc.) that is how they will speak to others. But, when they hear us saying thank you, please, and excuse me they learn to speak to others with respect. When we throw our trash in the garbage or pick up other’s garbage, we are showing our children to respect the Earth, and all of God’s creation. When we take turns while playing a game and listen attentively when others are speaking, we are showing our children how to be respectful as well. Being our children’s models is the best way to teach them this virtue every day. 

Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and a New Year filled with happiness for you and your families.
Katie O’Malley, Director