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!
This months sign is “daddy,” tap your thumb on your forehead repeatedly. For further assistance, have your child’s teacher show you how to make the baby sign, or refer to videos and articles on the Web.
This month as your toddlers continue to grow their vocabulary, it is important to read to them. Reading with your toddler builds stronger relationships, aids in language and listening skills, and enhances concentration and discipline.
This month, your child will continue to use descriptive words, understand the concept of three, and share her family holiday traditions.
This month, your child will learn to use sequence vocabulary (i.e. first, second), recognize the meaning of holidays, and identify how families’ customs and traditions are similar or different.
This month, your child will predict the outcomes of stories, sort and identify pennies, nickels and dimes, and share family holiday traditions.
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 and will be posted on 11-Alive as soon as the closure is announced.
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 for Christmas Eve and December 25th for Christmas. We are also closed December 31st for New Year’s Eve 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 20th-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 18th if your child will be attending.
Classroom Holiday Tradition Parties
Through the month of December our classes will be learning about different winter holidays and customs. On Friday, December 20th 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.
GA Pre-K party will be held December 19th at 1:30 pm due to winter break starts on the 20th.
Holiday Giving Back
We want to thank all of our parents, students, and staff who have helped us this year. We have participated in Hall is Home and 11-Alive Can-a-thon. We were able to give back to the foster children in our community to receive gifts during this holiday season. We were also able to help the Salvation Army feed our families in the Metro-Atlanta area.
December 4th: Last day to turn in Hall is Home
December 5th: Private Pre-K Field Trip – Last day to turn in cans for 11-Alive can-a-thon
December 6th: Private Pre-K Field Trip
December 12th: Private Pre-K Field Trip
December 16th: Holiday Spirit Week Begins – Flannel Day
December 17th: Holiday Spirit Day – Sports Day
December 18th: Holiday Spirit Day – Holiday Wear
December 19th: Holiday Spirit Day – PJ Day/ GA Pre-K Holiday Party at 1:30 pm.
December 20th: Holiday Spirit Day – National Christmas Sweater Day/Private Programs Holiday Parties at 3:00 pm/ Winter Camp Begins.
December 23rd: Polar Express and PJ Day
December 24th: Carrington Academy Braselton for Christmas Eve
December 25th: Carrington Academy Braselton for Christmas Day
December 31st: Carrington Academy Braselton New Year’s Eve
January 1st: Carrington Academy Braselton New Year’s Day
January 3rd: Winter Camp Ends