A Note From Our Principal,
We are overjoyed at the response from you all in support of our Holiday Giving activities! We collected numerous gifts for the Giving Tree. As we move into the new year we look forward to spending more time getting to know your family and building a community together.
Need a school communications refresher after the busy holiday season? This month’s newsletter has details on how you can stay involved in your child’s learning, receive memorable photos, be aware of holidays and closures and prepare for the season ahead.
Happy New Year to you and yours!
Links 2 Home
You can keep up with your child’s day to day activities with daily reports and photos from our app, Links 2 Home. If you do not currently have Links 2 Home on your mobile device or would like to get reacquainted you can simply download the app through the Apple App Store or Google Play Store. If you’ve not done so you will need to create an account with the email address we have on file for you at our school. Please let us know if you have any questions!
Monthly Parent Folders
Each month our teachers summarize your child’s learning and send it home in a folder to you all. These folders contain:
- Previous month’s skills, concepts, activities and goals
- A preview of skills for the upcoming month and suggestions of activities to continue the learning at home
- Samples of your child’s work
We truly love creating and sharing these pieces with each of you. Be on the lookout for the January parent folder at the end of the month!
The classroom parent board has valuable information about the progress of classroom curriculum. Parent boards include:
- Monthly Spanish vocabulary and phrases
- Weekly skills focus at a glance
- Weekly lesson plan created by the teacher
- Learning outcome goals for the year/program
Please check your classroom’s parent board for more information.
School Year Calendar
Check out our January 2018 calendar to keep on top of school holidays and closures. In the event of an emergency that results in the school being closed we will reach out to you all through text message, email and by posting on our website.
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In today’s connected world, many families turn to online reviews to learn more about the reputation of schools. That is why we are reminding you that you can find us on Great Schools, Google+, Facebook and other online directories. (do not include ANY links to review sites or reviews will be flagged as spam)
January 1st & 2nd – Closed for New Year’s Day
January 8th—School age students return to elementary school
January 31st—Links to Learning parent folders go home
In our infant program, we start using baby sign language from the earliest months. Baby signs are common terms that have been modified and simplified from American Sign Language. The sign for this month is “milk”. To sign the word “milk”, open and close your hands to resemble milking a cow.
Young toddlers may cry to express their needs, but as your child learns to express himself with language, he will rely less on crying. You can work with your toddler to help build the vocabulary he needs to communicate his wants and desires in words.
This month, your child will practice retelling familiar stories in their own words, understand the concept of four, and learn names for types of locations (i.e. beach, park, mountains).
This month, your child will continue using sequence vocabulary (i.e. first, second), name basic shapes, and learn about farms and farm animals.
This month, your child will describe the similarities and differences between two stories, create their own short story and tell it aloud, and identify whether a group of objects is greater than, less than or equal to another group of objects.
Read Together, Talk Together
–The Snow Day by: Ezra Jack Keats
–The Mitten by: Jan Brett
–We’re Going on a Bear Hunt by: Michael Rosen
Has this year flown by for you and your family? Empty nesters weren’t lying when they warned how fast kids grow up. Before the next few years also fly by and the kids spread their wings to fly out of the nest, make sure you make the most of this upcoming year with these family resolutions.