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December Newsletter

A Note from Our Principal

We hope that you all had a wonderful and safe Thanksgiving with your 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.  Keep an eye out for additional information in your classroom newsletters and tadpoles.


 Weather-Related Reminders

As the weather heads into winter, please remember that children will need to have boots , snow pants, hats, and gloves when there is snow on the ground. Please label these items as many kids have the same items.

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 parents. If we must close, you will receive a notification via Tadpoles as soon as the closure is decided. It also will be listed with the local news and finally, we post notifications on our website.

 Holiday Giving

This year, we are collecting gently used books for Book it forward Idaho. Please drop off items in our school lobby by December 10.  We thank you for your generosity in helping others in need this holiday season.

Holidays around the World

Please join your children (after school) in looking at the different classrooms doors as they are highlighting different traditions around the world!

 School Closure for Holiday break!

As a reminder, the entire school will have early release on Dec 17th at 12:30.

We will be closed from December 20th-January 2nd, and school will resume for normal hours on January 3rd.

We do have a limited number of slots for gap camp on Dec 20, 21, 27, 28, 29, 30. Please sign up at the front desk.

The story of Stone Soup!

Stone soup is a well-loved story of a weary traveler who was hungry but had only a magic stone to make soup. The traveler gets all the villagers to “bring what they got and put it in the pot”. Soon enough with everyone’s help, they have a delicious soup that was made for royalty. They learning that sharing is caring.  Our students read this story every year, and as they enter the Upper Elementary program, they are the travelers and townspeople that put on the play for our student body and parents alike.  We end with each classroom making a stone soup and celebrating with each other!

Thank you for all for your help with ingredients and time to make this happen for the children.

 Watch the story here:

Newsletter – Rm 2 Ms. Ashley

Newsletter – Rm 3 Ms. Erin

Newsletter – Rm 4 Ms. Kristi

Newsletter – Rm 6 Ms. Laura

Newsletter – Rm 7 Ms. Aryn

Newsletter – Rm 8 Ms. Maddie

Newsletter – Rm 9 Ms. Nicole

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