LANK's Blog: The Bear Necessities

May 24, 2019

Last week an email crept into our inbox letting us know that LANK was voted best/ favorite preschool in Northern Virginia Magazine’s 2019 online reader poll.  Here is the actual email:

"It is with sincere pleasure, on behalf of everyone at Northern Virginia Magazin...

May 13, 2019

I love May, as the month can usually be counted on to yield warm temperatures, green lawns and colorful flowers. But beyond the seasonal changes that occur in May, the month is also the harbinger of new beginnings and thus, a time to also bid farewells.  Whenever I rec...

April 4, 2019

In 1994 the Lion King was released, and my children became avid fans. They probably watched the movie a dozen times, and never tired of the script, music or characters.  During my own childhood, Bambi was one of my favorite movies. Interesting that both Disney blockbus...

March 6, 2019

As a teacher in the classroom, parent teacher conferences were always a highlight of my experience.  I enjoyed talking with parents, and learning more about the children in my care from the perspective of those closest to that child.  Last week was a joy, as I watched...

February 6, 2019

​​This week marks one of my favorite special events at LANK:  the annual book fair!  The reason I love it so much is that as an adult I can still recall my favorite children’s book and how I felt after reading it.  For me, the joy for books happened in the second...

January 15, 2019

This month and next are busy ones at LANK because we host several open houses and begin our registration process for the following school year.  Having lots of visitors to our school is a bit like having company over for dinner.  When I host a dinner party I try to mak...

December 13, 2018

Our New Year’s wish came true!

January is a month for reflection, resolution, goal setting and new beginnings.  At LANK, January is truly a special time as we showcase our school and programs for registration in February.   As school directors, we know that once familie...

December 6, 2018

When I was a young mother with children ages five, three and one, I remember distinctly putting pressure on myself to create the perfect holiday celebration in every way.  At the time, our family celebrated both Hanukkah and Christmas, and I spent the majority of the m...

October 29, 2018

My next LANK blog was supposed to appear on Wednesday, November 7th but in light of the most recent attack in a Pittsburgh synagogue, it seemed necessary to sit down and share some thoughts as soon as possible.  As I was collecting my thoughts for this blog, I couldn’t...

September 5, 2018

 For those of us that are veteran educators, the start of the school year feels seamless and expected. There is a comforting rhythm that we have come to anticipate with particular rituals that signal that September has arrived. But, young children do not have the depth...

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