A Note From Our Principal,
We hope that you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving with loved ones and we enjoyed celebrating with you all last month. As the winter holidays approach we have many special events planned for our students and families and look forward to spending time with you all. We’ve also enclosed important winter and holiday procedure reminders in this newsletter. Please read through it carefully and reach out if you have any questions or concerns. Happy Holidays!
Inclement Weather Reminders
We do not always follow the closure schedule of the local public schools because we don’t have to contend with the same transportation issues as public schools. Our goal is to be open as many days as possible to support our working parents. If we must close because our teachers cannot safely get to work, you will receive a notification via Links 2 Home as soon as the closure is announced. We also post notifications on our website and Facebook page.
Winter Clothing Reminder
If you’ve not already done so, please check your child’s cubby to ensure they have an extra set of weather appropriate clothes. Students also need to come to school each day with a jacket and dressed warm enough to play outside for part of the day. If the weather is brisk we still go outside for active games and SPARK activities and want everyone to be able to participate!
Our school is closed on December 25th for Christmas and January 1st for New Year’s Day.
Winter Break Camp
We will be holding Winter Break Camp for our School-Age students from December 23rd-January 3rd. In addition to several field trips we will have community service activities, STEAM learning opportunities and holiday themed projects planned. Students may attend all or part of Winter Break Camp, please let us know by December 18th if your child will be attending.
We will be having a lighting ceremony on December 6th from 6pm-8pm. Please join us in drinking hot cocoa, fun Christmas activities, and a chance to take a picture with Olaf.
Classroom Holiday Celebrations—Friday, December 20th
Through the month of December our classes will be learning about different winter holidays and customs. On Friday, December 20th at 3:30 p.m. our students will showcase their learning and the holiday décor they’ve created with a holiday celebration. Parents are welcome to attend and we will share extra photos on Links 2 Home for those who cannot come. Some classes are collecting small extras for their celebratory snack, please check with your child’s teacher for more information.
Holiday Giving Project
We are so excited to announce this year’s Kids Helping Kids drive. We are partnering with City House, which is an organization in Plano that helps kids from newborn to 21 years old. We will be collecting donations for City House starting now until December 6th, when we will load up our bus and take the donations to their local home office. We are collecting necessity items for the children. All items must be new please. You will find more information about City House and the items they are needing in the school lobby.
December 2nd—Winter clothes cubby check!
December 6th — School Lighting Ceremony
December 18th—Deadline to sign-up for Winter Break Camp
December 20th—Holiday celebrations, 3:30pm
December 23rd-January 3rd—Winter Break Camp for School-Age students
December 25th—CLOSED FOR CHRISTMAS
December 30th—Monthly parent folders go home
January 1st–CLOSED FOR NEW YEAR’S DAY
From Our Education Department