Thank you all for participating in our holiday activities last month. We enjoy opportunities to get to know you better and are grateful for the time we get to spend together! As most of you know already, there are some very exciting things happening around our school during this season! January will be another fun and busy month for our teachers and students as Xplor and Merryhill schools unite.
We are so happy to be welcoming our Nobel families from our sister school (Merryhill) to join us at our facility!! This merging of schools will bring a lot of excitement and even stronger curriculum opportunities for our children and great experiences throughout the upcoming years! Your children will continue to thrive in the environment I am certain! If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out – we are here to answer!
During the holiday season we collected two large boxes of toys and games for Toys for Tots and gave our senior neighbors (The Village at Stonebridge Assistant Living and Memory Care) holiday cards made by our preschool and school age classrooms. As we move into the New Year we look forward to spending more time getting to know your family and building a community together.
Please join us as we send best wishes to our Principal Kay Shotwell as she begins her new journey into Retirement! Kay, thank you for being a GREAT MENTOR, which is hard to find, difficult to part with, and impossible to forget! We will MISS you! Love your Xplor Family
Need a school communications refresher after the busy holiday season? This month’s newsletter has details on how you can stay involved in your child’s learning, receive memorable photos, be aware of holidays and closures and prepare for the season ahead.
Happy New Year to you and yours!
Kamikka Hughes, Assistant Preschool Principal
Links 2 Home
You can keep up with your child’s day-to-day activities with daily reports and photos from our app, Links 2 Home. If you do not currently have Links 2 Home on your mobile device or would like to be reacquainted you can simply download the app through the Apple App Store or Google Play Store. If you have not done so, you will need to create an account with the email address we have on file for you at our school. Please let us know if you have any questions.
Monthly Parent Folders
Each month our teachers summarize your child’s learning and send it home in a folder to you all. These folders contain:
- Previous month’s skills, concepts, activities and goals
- A preview of skills for the upcoming month and suggestions of activities to continue the learning at home
- Samples of your child’s work
We truly love creating and sharing these pieces with each of you. Be on the lookout for the January parent folder at the end of the month!
The classroom parent board has valuable information about the progress of classroom curriculum. Parent boards include:
- Monthly Spanish vocabulary and phrases
- Weekly skills focus at a glance
- Weekly lesson plan created by the teacher
- Learning outcome goals for the year/program
Please check your classroom’s parent board for more information.
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January 1st—Closed for New Year’s Day
January 8th—McKinney ISD students return to school
January 15th—Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day
January 20th—Snow Day Open House 10am-1pm
January 31st—Links to Learning parent folders go home
February 20th—Center CLOSED for Professional Development Day