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Sapphire Room News

Ruth Zajac

Ruth Zajac

Stephanie Sullivan

Stephanie Sullivan

Sapphire Room is a Children’s House classroom on the Perrysburg Campus. Stephanie Sullivan and Ruth Zajac are the classroom’s co-teachers.

Dear Families,

I was absent at the beginning of the year because I was on chemotherapy for treatable breast cancer. Thankfully, it is now safe for me to return to my work and joy: singing with your children. I am so lucky to be able to work with your amazing children. Thank you for sharing them with me. If you have any questions or want to chat further with me, I am happy to connect with you.

Keep singing,



Hello Children’s House Families,

I’m Risa, your child’s Music and Literacy teacher. As the Childrens House Music and Literacy teacher, I have the joy of working with your children. One morning a week I spend a half hour with each Children’s House classroom. During the lesson we sing, dance, and have a lot of fun. Many students try to arrive extra early on “Risa Day” because they don’t want to miss any songs. I encourage you to observe your child on a Music Day. You will see that the children are doing some big work in Music. And besides, hearing the children sing and seeing them dance is heartwarming. Please call the office to schedule an observation.


I hope those of you at the Toledo Campus can join us at our Thanks and Giving Sing-A-Long, Tuesday, November 25, at 8:45. At our Thanks and Giving Celebration we will be singing songs about things we are thankful for. We are all thankful to have been born, so our birthday song, “We Celebrate Your Birth” will be included in the set list. This is the song we sing at our classroom birthday celebrations. Click here to watch the YouTube video.


Keep Singing,


My schedule this year is:
Monday: Sassafras 8:30-9Tuesday: Poplar 8:30-9

Sycamore 9:05-9:35

Wednesday: Emerald 8:30-9

Sapphire 9:05-9:35

Thursday: Maple 8:30-9

Friday: Black Cherry 8:30-9

With the holidays right around the corner and the anticipation of an influx of items coming into your home, need an excuse to get some things out of your home?  Children’s House can assist you with that while helping others at the same time.  Coinciding with the day of the Giving Celebration, we will begin collecting new and slighly used children’s toys.  In addition, we will also be collecting clean and usable clothing of all sizes, blankets, gloves, hats, scarves, shoes, boots, non-perishable food items, books, and hygiene essentials.  We will be collecting items through Thursday, December 11, 2014.  This is a great way to teach your child about giving and be thankful, do a little house cleaning, and it doesn’t have to be new items.  In Montessori fashion we will be providing containers for your child to separate the items so it will also become a sorting activity.  All donations will go to Operation Breadbasket that donates it to families in need in the local area.

We no longer have Shutterfly accounts for our classrooms. Our classroom blog is the main source of communication on all the happenings in the Children’s House. Here you will find photographs, an outline of work introduced and current activities your child is involved in along with sign up sheets for volunteer opportunities. Many thanks to Sandra Sohn for winterizing our flower beds and to Kimi Chapman for being a guest reader. We appreciate all your time and assistance.

Just a reminder that our Giving Celebration will be Tuesday, November 25th from 9am to 11:30am. Families are invited to come join us for some special activities that morning. If you are aware of any organizations that particularly need assistance at this time of year, please let the teachers know. We would be happy to help.

As the cold weather is now upon us, please remember to have a change of clothes in your child’s bag that is seasonally appropriate. We encourage independent dressing as regards getting coats, hats, mittens, shoes or boots on. Please choose clothing and footwear that will help your child be successful in dressing themselves for outdoor play this winter!