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Upcoming Events

November 20th
3 pm
Dessert Party with the Dolphins & Lions

November 21st
9 am - 3 pm
Arts & Crafts Extravaganza
Matthews United Methodist

November 26 & 27
COSKids Closed 
for Thanksgiving

December 3
9:30 am
Charlotte Ballet 
Dance a Story
with Elephants & Tigers

December 12
10 am - 2 pm
A Candy Cane Christmas Party at Matthews Christian Library

December 18
11 am
Elephant & Tiger Christmas Program

2 pm
Porcupine, Owl & Dragonflies 
Christmas Program

December 24 & 25
COSKids Closed
for Christmas

January 1st
COSKids Closed
for New Years

January 18th
COSKids Closed 
for staff development
"Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; his love endures forever."

1 Chronicles 16:34

Happy Birthday to our staff!

Ms. Jessica H.
November 7

Ms. Sarah
November 24th

Ms. Sha'Donna
December 2nd

Ms. Jessica D.
December 5th

Ms. Shane
December 25th

Ms. Sherry
December 25th
Do you shop at Harris Teeter? Please take time to relink your VIC card to COSKids. 


A portion of your purchase at HT will be returned to COSKids.

Email us if you would like us to relink for you ~ simply provide your VIC number or phone number associated with the card.
Do you shop on Next time try

 It is the same Amazon, same prices, same deals, but you can select a favorite non-profit, such as Christ Our Shepherd Ministries to have a portion of your purchase donated to.  

Family News    November 2015

Parking Note:

On Friday, November 20th, the parking lot for the Presbyterian Church will be closed to CATs riders. You can expect that the parking on Ames Street will be limited.

December 1st
4 - 8 pm

COSKids is partnering up with Mario's Pizza and John's Place during the #GivingTuesdayCLT campaign. A portion of their profits on Dec.1st from 4 - 8 pm will be donated to COSKids to help us further our mission of empowering, ministering to and advocating for the unique needs of single-parent families.

Mario's is located at:
2945 Matthews Weddington Road
Matthews, NC

Did you order?

If you placed an order with St. John's you may have not received everything. Please contact St. John's directly and they will take care of making sure you receive your order in full.
or 704-889-7800.    
The Arts & Crafts Extravaganza at Matthews United Methodist Church is being held in sponsorship of COSKids this coming weekend. Proceeds from the Vendor fees, the Cafe and the Silent Auction will come back to COS. It is a great way to get a jump start on your Christmas Shopping!
Consider giving to COSKids through Giving Tuesday. Make a difference in the world.

Comments? Suggestions? Thoughts?

We welcome feedback to help us continue serving you, the families of COSKids, in the best ways possible. Feel free to stop by the office for a chat or drop a suggestion in the suggestion box on the bookshelf in the hallway of the Main Building.

Staff Tidbits

Many families like to give a special recognition at Christmas to their child's teachers. To help you out with the question "What does she like?" we keep a Staff Tidbit book in the office. Feel free to stop by and take a look or we are happy to email you a copy of the page - just ask! 

Upper Building License Update

We are in the final stages of getting our permanent license for the Upper Building - where the Elephant, Tiger, Owl and Porcupine classes are housed. 

Just last week we received news that Ms. Beth Christopher and Ms. Beth Withers, the Porcupine teachers, received a score of 5.64 for their classroom assessment by STARS. This is the highest score any one class has received at COSKids during a STAR assessment. 

We are very proud of all of our teachers at COSKids. Every day we see amazing things happening in our classrooms.

Staff Updates...

Good Bye

As many of you already know, Ms. Doris Beerbower retired on November 6th after almost 10 years of working at COSKids. She will be greatly missed by all. 

Teacher of the Month


Veronica Morris

Ms. Veronica joined COSKids in May as a 3-year-old lead teacher. Veronica has worked in child care with preschoolers for over twenty years. On any day, if you step into the Elephant classroom you will see Ms. Veronica engaged with children in an extremely loving, kind and gentle manner. Veronica is passionate about the children she teaches and puts 100% of herself into her class and classroom all the time. She is an incredible asset to COSKids and we are extremely happy to have her on staff. 

Change in Status ~ 

COSKids requires a two week notice if your status is changing (ie., you are leaving, you need to change the number of days attending). Please notify the office of any changes.

E-Payment ~ 

Please consider doing e-payment using your credit or debit card. It's convenient, safe and automatic. Simply fill out the attached paperwork and bring it by the office (copies are available in the office also).  Your payments will be posted each Friday. 

Not only are e-payments convenient but COSKids saves $ too because the cost is lower than processing a credit/debit card through the machine in the office or via PayPal.  
Remind 101

Take time to sign up for text messages and reminders from COSKids. Simply text @COSKids to 81010 and you will receive infrequent messages that are important, such as closing reminders or emergencies that effect the whole campus.
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