A Note From Our Principal
We hope that you all had a wonderful and safe Thanksgiving with loved ones. As the winter holidays approach, we have many special activities planned for our students and look forward to spending the season with them. We’ve also enclosed several important winter and holiday reminders in this newsletter. Please read through it carefully and reach out if you have any questions or concerns. Happy holidays!
School Closure Reminders
As a reminder, we do not always follow the closure schedule of the local public schools. Our goal is to be open as many days as possible to support our working parents. If we must close for any reason, you will receive a notification via Links 2 Home as soon as the closure is announced. We also post notifications on our website.
Winter Clothing Reminder
If you’ve not already done so, please ensure your child has an extra set of weather appropriate clothes. Students also need to come to school each day with a jacket and dressed warmly enough to play outside for part of the day. We want everyone to be able to participate!
Our school is closed on December 23-25 for Christmas and January 1 for New Year’s Day.
Winter Break Camp
We will be holding Winter Break Camp for our Pre-Montessori and Primary students from December 21-22 and December 28-31. Students will participate in STEAM learning opportunities, holiday themed projects and can participate in Holiday Spirit Week. Students may attend all or part of Winter Break Camp, please let us know by December 11th if your child will be attending.
Classroom Holiday Celebrations
Through the month of December, our classes will be learning about different winter holidays and customs. On Friday, December 18th, our students will showcase their learning and the holiday décor they’ve created with a classroom celebration. Students will be celebrating with story time, crafts and special activities. We will miss having parents attend this year’s holiday celebrations and know that you all will enjoy the holiday crafts that your student brings home! We will also make sure to send plenty of pictures through Links 2 Home so parents can see what their child has been doing!
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In today’s connected world, many families turn to online reviews to learn more about the reputation of schools. Just a reminder that you can find our school on Facebook, Google, Yelp and other online directories. We’d love more families like yours, so please consider spreading the word about our school.
December 11: Deadline to sign-up for Winter Break Camp
December 18: Holiday classroom celebrations, 9am-11am
December 21-22, 28-31: Winter Break Camp for Pre and Primary students
December 23-25: CLOSED FOR CHRISTMAS
January 1: CLOSED FOR NEW YEAR’S DAY
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How We’re Keeping Our School Safe
The health and safety of our children and families is always our highest priority. That is why we have been working diligently to continue creating a safe and fun learning environment for our students.
A recent study by Yale University confirmed that childcare centers practicing safety protocols do not pose an increased risk of spreading COVID-19 in their communities. As a reminder, below are the health and safety measures we’ve implemented based on CDC guidelines, state and local regulations, and the American Academy of Pediatrics. We will continue to update as necessary.
Health Checks: We screen temperatures of all staff and children. Anyone with a temperature of at least 100.4 degrees or showing other signs of illness is not permitted to enter the facility. If a child becomes ill during the day, they will stay in a separate area while awaiting pickup.
Safe Distancing: Staff are the only adults permitted to enter the building. Pick up and drop off take place outside the facility. Seating areas are spaced a minimum of six feet apart and swimming and field trips are currently suspended.
Facial Coverings: All staff members wear facial coverings while caring for children. Children wear facial coverings where required.
Sanitation: We continue our focus on handwashing and disinfecting throughout the day. Staff wear disposable gloves for serving food, changing diapers/toileting, etc.
Meals: Meal safety guidelines vary by state and may involve serving individual portions instead of family style or requiring that food be brought from home.
Sleep: Teachers place nap mats head to toe, not face to face. Each child’s bedding is stored separately and sent home for washing frequently.