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. Merry Christmas!
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!
Our school is closed on December 24th, 25th 31st January 1st for the Christmas holiday and New Year holiday.
Winter Break Camp
We will be holding Winter Break Camp for our School-Age students from December 18th-January 3rd . 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 14th if your child will be attending.
Classroom Holiday Celebrations—Friday, December 21st
Through the month of December our classes will be learning about different winter holidays and customs. On Friday, December 21st at 3:00 p.m. 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.
Holiday Giving Project
This year Carrington Academy Braselton will be sponsoring children, ages 6 and under, who are patients at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston. Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta is very dear to my heart. Children’s is a family centered hospital that is 100% committed to kids. Their mission is to provide the best care and best experience for every child. Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta cares for more then half a million children and teens every year.
Carrington Academy Braselton will be placing a tree in our lobby on November 26th, 2018. Our tree will have several paper ornaments with needed gifts for the 25 sponsored children. Families are encouraged to take a paper angel ornament and purchase the needed gift and return the unwrapped gift with the gift tag to the front desk by December 12, 2018.
December 3rd—Winter clothes cubby check!
December 12th—National Ginger Bread House day
December 14th—Deadline to sign-up for Winter Break Camp
December 14th—National Christmas Sweater Day
December 21st—Holiday celebrations, 3:00pm
December 18th-January 4th—Winter Break Camp for School-Age students
December 20th—Polar Express & PJ Day
December 24th—CLOSED FOR CHRISTMAS
December 25th—CLOSED FOR CHRISTMAS
December 28th—Monthly parent folders go home
December 31st –CLOSED FOR NEW YEAR EVE
January 1st–CLOSED FOR NEW YEAR’S DAY
From Our Education Department