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!
Our school is closed on December 24, 25 and 26 for Christmas and December 31 and January 1st for New Year’s Day.
Winter Break Camp
We will be holding Winter Break Camp for our School-Age students from December 21st-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 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
Carrington Academy Big Creek has a “giving tree” located in our lobby. Our tree has several paper ornaments with needed gifts for the children that we have sponsored through Angels Over Forsyth. Families are encouraged to take a paper ornament and purchase the needed gift and return the unwrapped gift with the gift tag to the front desk by December 13, 2018.
December 3rd—Winter clothes cubby check!
December 18th—Deadline to sign-up for Winter Break Camp
December 21st—Holiday celebrations, 3:00pm
December 21st- Polar Express and Pajama Day!!
December 21st -January 7th—Winter Break Camp for School-Age students
December 24, 25, and 26—CLOSED FOR CHRISTMAS
December 28th—Monthly parent folders go home
December 31 and January 1 –CLOSED FOR NEW YEAR’S EVE and NEW YEARS DAY
From Our Education Department