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December 2019 Newsletter

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 are so excited to partner with you to sponsor five sweet kids for Christmas. Please grab a star from our Star Tree. 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!

Sincerely,

Lisa Malone

 

 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!

 

Holiday Closures

 Our school is closed on December 24th and 25th for Christmas, and December 31st and January 1st for New Year’s.

 

Winter Break Camp

 We will be holding Winter Break Camp for our School-Age students from December 20th-January 6th. 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 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. 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

Star Tree: We are sponsoring 5 children for Christmas through KareforKids. All unwrapped items are due back by December 6th with the star attached to the item.

Important Dates 

December 2nd—Winter clothes cubby check!

December 3rd– December 20th —Elf Grams ordered and delivered

December 13th—Deadline to sign-up for Winter Break Camp

December 16th—Christmas Hat Day

December 17th—Ugly Sweater Day

December 18th—Christmas Sock Day

December 20th—Holiday celebrations, times are posted on the classroom doors.

December 20th-January 6th—Winter Break Camp for School-Age students

December 24th – 25th—CLOSED FOR CHRISTMAS

December 30th—Monthly parent folders go home

December 31st – January 1st–CLOSED FOR NEW YEAR’S

 

From Our Education Department  

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