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Xplor November Newsletter 2019

Xplor of Corinth November 2019 Newsletter

 

A Note from Our Principal,

Thank you all for your participation in our Halloween events last month! We loved getting to spend extra time with you and seeing our students in their costumes is always memorable for our staff. This will be a busy month as we head into the holiday season and we are looking forward to spending it with you and your children. Please reach out if you have any questions, concerns or need additional care/schedule changes during this time of year. We are grateful for you all. Happy Thanksgiving!

Thank you so much for your continued support during my Annual Principal Conference.  There were new curriculum & technology enhancements along with operational & classroom best practices that bring additional quality to our program.

Our Annual Professional Development Day for our Preschool side will be on Monday, November 11, 2019.  President Day.  This day is a training day for our preschool staff. The preschool (Infant to Pre-K) part of Xplor will be closed. The School age side (kindergarten-5th grade) will be open for drop off and pick up. If you have a child on the preschool side, other arrangements will have to be made for this day.

Parent Teacher Conference

Our Parent Teacher Conferences are  in the month of November, December and ending in January.  Please watch your classroom for sign- up sheet with dates and time.

Annual Holiday Giving for the Less Fortunate

As the holidays are fast approaching, please make sure your property in the parking lot is safe and sound as you are dropping off and picking up your children.

Sincerely,

Marilyn Inghram-Williams MS.Ed.

 

Our “S.T.E.A.M” Open House

November 16, 2019

10:00 A. M.-1:00 PM activities and refreshments

…What is S.T.E.A.M?

STEAM stands for science, technology, engineering, art and math. You may think some of these subjects seem lofty for young children to grasp. In some ways, that’s true. Young children may not be ready to understand multiplication or how computers work. But, they can build a strong foundation for future learning by exploring STEAM preschool skills and concepts through play, and discussion, then apply those skills through more play.

For young children:

Science encourages investigation and answering questions, often involving experimentation.

Technology refers to using simple tools like crayons and rulers, as well as more complex ones like microscopes and computers.

Engineering refers to recognizing problems and testing solutions.

Arts encourage creativity and allow children to illustrate concepts they are learning.

Mathematics deals with numbers, but also patterns, shapes, organizational skills and much more.

S.T.E.A.M:

Science, technology, engineering, art and math are part of daily life. It makes sense that young children should explore these subjects in an integrated way every day through books, discussions, experiments, art projects, educational games and more.

 

Canned Food Drive

Week of November 11th-15th.  We are collecting canned food for the local food pantry. We will appreciate any donation you can.

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 100.4 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
  • Head lice
  • Symptoms of a communicable disease
  • Fussy, cranky behavior unlike child’s normal demeanor that may indicate illness

Parent Referral

Refer a family and after new family is with us for 30 days, you will receive and free week of tuition.

Our Annual Thanksgiving Luncheon

Thanksgiving Luncheon will be on the Friday, November 22, 2019 from 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. the signup sheet will be at the front desk later in the month.

Thanksgiving Vacation Plans

Please let us know about your vacation plans the week of the 11th so we can please for our families accordingly.

Change of Clothes

We are having a lovely and mild (for Texas) fall and anticipate a change in weather soon.  Please remember to check that your child’s extra cubby clothes are appropriate for cooler weather.

School –Age In-Service Days

Denton ISD & Lake Dallas ISD is closed November 25th   – November 29th   2019.

If your School-Age child would like to attend those days the cost will be $170.00 4/5 days, $ 145 for 3 days and $130.00 for 2 days.  Please sign up in your child room if you need our service.

 

School Age Parents

School Age parents: Please let us know by 2 pm if your child will not need Xplor transportation after school. Our buses are not allowed to leave a school without confirmation of your child’s whereabouts. If we are not informed in advance, this delay causes the children at the next school from being picked up on time.

Naptime Gear

Please make sure to take home all naptime gear at the end of your week.  Please make your child has a complete change of clothing in the cubbies.

 Hours of Operation

Please remember our hours of operation 6:30 am-6:30 pm. Please be sure to drop off and pick up your child(ren) between the above hours.

Outside Food

Please No outside food due to high food allergies.

 

Important Dates

11/7/2019    Crazy Sock Day

11/11/2019  Professional Development Day -preschool side close

11/11/2019  Food Drive for Food Bank

11/13/2019  Bring your favorite stuff animal

11/15/2019  Crazy Hair Day

11/16/2019  “S.T.E.A.M.” Open House 10-1pm

11/20/2019  PJ Day, wear your favorite

11/22/2019  Thanksgiving Luncheon 11-1pm

11/23/2019  Parents Night Out @Xplor7-11 p.m. $25 per child, $30 for siblings

11/28/2019  Xplor closed  in observance of Thanksgiving Day

11/27/2019  Take home month end folder

 

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