Thank you all who participated in our “acts of kindness” this last month. The children made candy bags, wrote messages of appreciation and painted Kindness Rocks to distribute out into the community. Our families raised over 250 pounds of food for the local Idaho Food Bank. That equates to about 167 meals! December may be a short month, but we are still moving forward in the Spirit of giving!
Holiday Giving Tree:
This month we are partnering with “I Believe” to give gift boxes to children enrolled in the Wilder school district. This effort is modeled much like “Operation Christmas Child” which sends Christmas shoe boxes all over the world. However, the efforts of “I Believe” support the local community. Our goal this year is to gather 50 boxes to contribute to the 500 children who will be recipients of this project.
If your family would like to participate, please stop by the Giving Tree in the lobby, take a Shopping list tag hanging from the tree and a cardboard box. On the list will be items needed. Please fill the box with these items and return the unsealed box to the lobby where the children will sort and wrap the boxes to the children.
We are so fortunate to be a part of such a thoughtful and wonderful community, thank you for making this season one of giving!
WINTER IS HERE
1. Winter Clothing. Our school will go outside everyday for recess so it is imperative that you provide appropriate clothing for outdoor play. Winter coats, hats gloves, snow pants and boots are all required for school play. Please label all clothing with your child’s name as you would be surprised how many “duplicates” of clothing we see. Also, please swtich out your child’s “extra clothing” for more weather appropriate wear; time to take the shorts and short sleeve T shirts home.
2. School Holiday celebrations: With the exception of rooms 1 and 7; all classrooms will be hosting a parent invite event this month. Please see your child’s classroom newsletter for details. (December 13th celebrations in rooms 3,4 & 5. December 14th celebrations in rooms 6 & 2)
3. Winter Camp registration open through December 11th. We must have at least 12 signed up for winter camp to happen so please RSVP now! More information about Winter Camp activities will be available in the School lobby.
4. Billing for December is complete. All open invoices are due by the 1st of each month. December credit card payments will process on December 1st and ACH billing will run on December 2nd. Billing for January will be done on January 2nd, ACH will Run January 2nd, and all bills due by January 5th to avoid late fees. Please don’t hesitate to ask Kellie any questions you may have about billing.
School will be closed for winter break from December 21, 2017-January 1st.
Winter Camp is available on December 27-29th, hours are from 8am-5pm. The Winter Camp activities this year are based on the Gingerbread Man! Please note that the school office will have limited hours during this week. Registration for Winter camp closes on December 11th.
School closures due to weather conditions such as snow/ice can happen. Determinations will be made by 6 am if the school weather conditions are deemed unsafe. In the event our school does close or have a delayed start, we will reach out via email to our enrolled families via email, update our website notification, leave a outgoing voice mail at the school and report our closure/delay to channel 7 news. Drive safely out there!
DECEMBER ELECTIVE CLASS NEWS
-Yoga will only hold 2 classes this month: 12/12 and 12/19 (NO CLASS 12/5; cost $30)
-Engineering For Kids’ 4th session is 2 classes: 12/13 and 12/20 (cost $80)
-Ballet parent performance at Parkcenter Montessori in Room 4
MONDAY students: 12/18 @3-4pm
THURSDAY students: 12/14 @3-4 pm
-Tumblebus will hold 2 extra classes on 12/12 and 12/19
-Tennis will hold 2 classes: 12/7 and 12/14
-Soccer families, keep an eye out for an email from Coach Alex regarding class information for December.
-Dance Rascals and TRICA have been a part of our community for many years! Unfortunately, they will be temporarily discontinuing their elective program effective January 1st due to some big projects they are currently undergoing. We will keep you posted on their return to Parkcenter. For those of you enrolled in this elective class, last class will be December 19th.
12/13-20 Parkcenter Montessori Library Closed
12/13 Room 3,4,5 Parent Invite Celebrations
12/14 Room 2,6 Parent Invite Celebrations
12/15 Kindergarten Field trip to Boise Art Museum
12/20 Wear your Festive Sweater to work/school!
12/21-1/1 SCHOOL CLOSED
12/27-29 Winter Camp
FROM THE EDUCATION TEAM