A Note From Our Principal,
We hope that you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving with loved ones and we enjoyed celebrating with you all last month. As the winter holidays approach we have many special events planned for our students and families and look forward to spending time with you all. We’ve also enclosed important winter and holiday procedure reminders in this newsletter. Please read through it carefully and reach out if you have any questions, concerns. Happy Holidays!
Inclement Weather Reminders
We do not always follow the closure schedule of the local public schools because we don’t have to contend with the same transportation issues as public schools. Our goal is to be open as many days as possible to support our working parents. If we must close because our teachers cannot safely get to work, you will receive a notification via Links 2 Home as soon as the closure is announced. We also post notifications on our website and Facebook page.
Winter Clothing Reminder
If you’ve not already done so, please check your child’s cubby to ensure they have an extra set of weather appropriate clothes. Students also need to come to school each day with a jacket and dressed warm enough to play outside for part of the day. If the weather is brisk we still go outside for active games and SPARK activities and want everyone to be able to participate!
Carrington Academy Suwanee is closed on December 24th-26th for the Christmas Holiday, and December 31st-January 1st for New Year’s.
Winter Break Camp
We will be holding Winter Break Camp for our School-Age students from December 19th-January 7th. In addition to several field trips we will have community service activities, STEAM learning opportunities and holiday themed projects planned. Students may attend all or part of Winter Break Camp, please let us know by December 18th if your child will be attending.
Classroom Holiday Celebrations—Friday, December 14th
Through the month of December our classes will be learning about different winter holidays and customs. On Friday, December 14th, our students will showcase their learning and the holiday décor they’ve created with a holiday celebration. Parents are welcome to attend and we will share extra photos on Links 2 Home for those who cannot come. Some classes are collecting small extras for their celebratory snack, please check with your child’s teacher for more information. Party times will be posted on classroom doors.
Holiday Giving Project
This year Carrington Academy Suwanee will be partnering with the Forsyth County Fire Department in collecting toys for “Toys for Tots.” This project is a wonderful opportunity for the children to really experience the gift of giving. Toys for Tots is a program run by the United States Marine Corps Reserve which distributes NEW toys to children whose parents cannot afford to buy them gifts for the holidays. The program was founded in 1947 by reservist Major Bill Hendricks. This would be a great opportunity to let the kids go out and pick out a toy on their own, one that they would enjoy themselves, and let them bring it in themselves to put in the box. Maybe they can even use some of their own money! Let them truly experience the gift of giving! The deadline for bringing in gifts is December 11th.
December 5th – Pre-K 1 & 2 Field Trip
December 6th – Pictures with Santa
December 10th- Winter Clothes Cubby Check
December 10-28th – “12 Days of Holiday Spirit” See door for details
December 11th – Toys for Tots toy drive ends
December 12th – Pre-K 2 Trip
December 14th – Pre-K 1 & 2 Trip
December 14th – Holiday Parties
December 17-20th – Holiday Shoppe
December 21st – Polar Express Day
December 24th – No School
December 25th – No School
December 26th – No School
December 27th – Camp Trip
December 28th – Camp In-House Fun
December 31st – No School