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 or concerns. Happy Holidays!
Inclement Weather Reminders
We do not always follow the closure schedule of Forsyth County 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 & December 25th for the Holidays and December 31st & January 1st for New Year’s.
Winter Break Camp
We will be holding Winter Camp for our School-Age students from December 2oth-January 3rd. In addition to several field trips, we will have STEAM learning opportunities and holiday themed projects planned. Students may attend all or part of Winter Camp, please let us know by December 13th if your child will be attending.
Classroom Holiday Celebrations—Friday, December 20th
Through the month of December our classes will be learning about different winter holidays and customs. On Friday, December 20th at 2:30 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
In November, we collected 763 canned food and non-perishable items to help our local church’s food pantry.
December 2nd completes our annual Star Tree event. This year we sponsored a total of 14 families with 112 stars!
We are also collecting donations for the Fraternal Order of Police – Forsyth County #82. Our goal is to raise $250 that will go towards warm winter jackets and toys for Christmas for the less fortunate and handicapped children of Forsyth County.
December 2nd – Star Tree Ends
December 2nd – Winter clothes cubby check!
December 9th – Elf Grams Begin
December 10th – Fraternal Order of Police Forsyth County #82 Donation Drive Ends
December 13th – Deadline to sign-up for Winter Break Camp
December 16th – Elf Day: Wear Red and Green
December 17th – Hat Day: Wear a Festive Hat
December 18th – Sock Day: Wear your Festive Socks
December 19th – Sweater Day: Wear your Favorite Holiday Sweater
December 20th – Polar Express Day: Wear your Favorite Holiday PJ’s
December 20th – Holiday Classroom Celebrations @ 2:30 pm
December 20th – Elf Grams Ends
December 20th to January 3rd – Winter Camp for School-Age students
December 24th – CLOSED for the Holidays
December 25th – CLOSED for the Holidays
December 30th – Monthly parent folders go home
December 31st – CLOSED for New Year’s
January 1st – CLOSED for New Year’s
From Our Education Department