A Note From Our Principal
I cannot believe we are already into February! This year s already going by so fast and we are enjoying learning new things each day with our students. I want to take this opportunity to remind all of you about Links 2 Home and the other communication tools we use to keep in touch. We want to be able to share all of your child’s successes each day. Please take a moment to read through the news and reminders below and let myself or anyone else on our administrative team know if you have questions or concerns.
Links 2 Home
If you’re not currently receiving photos and daily reports for your child you can easily change this by downloading the Links 2 Home app on your phone. Just type ‘Links 2 Home’ in the search bar for the Apple App Store or Google Play Store. After downloading Links 2 Home you can register with the same email address that you used to enroll your child in our school.
Online Parent Communication
In addition to our newsletter the ‘For Parents’ section of our website also includes links to our menu, monthly calendar and school year calendar. We update these items frequently to ensure you’re always in the know. Though we send information through Links 2 Home, our calendar can be printed or even downloaded directly to your device. Our menu and school year calendar can be printed or saved for easy reference as well.
Updating your information in Alma
Do you have a different email address or phone number? Need to add or remove an emergency contact? You can do this at any time in Alma. If you need help logging in or accessing the system please let us know.
Class Valentine’s Day Celebrations
Our classes will be celebrating Valentine’s Day on February 14th at 3:30. Toddlers through Pre-K will be exchanging Valentines, but participation is not required. Parents are always welcome, but photos will be shared on Links 2 Home as well!
Xplor will be closed on President’s Day for a Professional Development Day. Our teachers will meet and train with teachers from other Xplor schools. They will attend trainings and workshops for the specific age group that they teach. This will give them a great opportunity to share ideas and best practices with their colleagues. We would love to surprise the teachers with Thank you cards from our families. We will have cards available and would really appreciate it if you could take a few minutes to write a quick note to them. Shhhh! It’s a surprise!
Thank you to those of you who recently completed our parent survey. Surveys were emailed to all enrolled parents over the course of the fall. We are in the process of reviewing the results and will let you know of any improvements we need to make. We will be surveying parents again in February and we are hoping for 100% participation so that we get robust information. We strongly encourage you to take these surveys so that we can always be working to keep you satisfied with our school.
February 4th-15th —Yankee Candle Fundraiser (Great Mother’s Day Gift ideas!)
February 12th – Judy Blume’s Birthday! Dress like your favorite character
February 14th—Classroom Valentine’s Day Parties 3:00pm
February 18th—Xplor Closed for Professional Development Day!
February 20th – National Love your Pet Day! Bring a picture of your pet or a stuffed animal
February 28th—National Chili Day! Turkey Chili for lunch!