A Note from the Office
We hope your children enjoyed their fall lessons, pumpkin themed activities and classroom celebrations last month. Seeing our students enjoy their Halloween costumes and fall attire is one of the highlights of the year for us. Thank you for allowing us to be part of these special occasions! This month we are focusing on gratitude and connecting with our community, and as part of this focus we are busily preparing for our Holiday Giving campaign. This year we are collecting coats for Coats for Kids. We are kicking off donations of new coats November 18, 2019 through December 6, 2019.
For more information, visit https://www.jlaustin.org/coats/
As a reminder, if you qualify for a vacation credit, and you would like to use it for the week of Thanksgiving, the last day to submit that request is Tuesday, November 12.
Allison Ginger and Samantha Drake
Illness Policy Reminder
Our parents are vital partners in helping us to maintain a safe and healthy environment for the students in our school. The most important thing you can do to assist us in creating a healthy environment is to keep your child home if they are ill. This reduces the spread of illness and allows your child to fully recuperate. Children may not attend school until they have been symptom free for 24 hours if they display any of the following:
- Fever of 100 degrees of more—must be fever free for 24 hours with no fever-reducing medicine before returning to school
- Vomiting, diarrhea or stomach upset
- Heavy nasal discharge requiring wiping every 3-5 minutes
- Persistent, non-productive or barking cough
- Sore throat
- Skin rash, including diaper rash
- Head lice
- Symptoms of a communicable disease
- Fussy, cranky behavior unlike child’s normal demeanor that may indicate illness
For more information please see our Parent Handbook or reach out to a member of our administrative team.
Professional Development Day: November 11
As a reminder, our Preschool programs are closed on November 11, 2019 for Professional Development. Our school age program will remain open for before and after school care.
Fundraiser November 4-18, 2019
Our Yankee Candle fundraiser will kick off November 4 and run until November 18, 2019. Come get your fall scents and stock up on Christmas gifts while supporting the school!
This year, the class with the highest sales will receive a pizza party, and the teacher(s) can wear jeans every day for the month of December!
Each of our classrooms will be celebrating Thanksgiving with a special lunch on November 22nd . Students are making their own placemats, hats and table décor for this fun event. Please check with your child’s classroom for any special instructions and feel free to attend if you’re able. We will be sharing plenty of photos through Links 2 Home as well!
November 4th- Yankee Candle Fundraiser kicks off
November 11th—CLOSED for Professional Development Day
November 12th- Last day to submit vacation requests for Thanksgiving week
November 18th—Coats for Kids drive starts
November 18th- Yankee Candle fundraiser ends
November 22nd—Classroom Thanksgiving celebrations- see classroom teacher for times
November 28th—SCHOOL CLOSED FOR THANKSGIVING
November 29th—Links 2 Learning parent folders go home
From Our Education Department