December is upon us and with the holiday season brings a busy schedule! We have a great month ahead filled with lots of fun for our families!
We have kicked off our holiday giving season with our City House Shelter Drive. We are collecting needed items such as basic clothing, hygiene items, and snacks now through December 9th. Please see the flyer for critical needs. City House
We have several great holiday events happening all month long, so mark your calendars. We will start the month off with our Lighting Ceremony, pictures with Santa and continue the month with a winter dress up week, our holiday class parties and book exchange, and Polar Express Day! We will be sending out various reminders of all these events and hope all of our parents can join us! The month may be a busy one, but it is sure to be a fun and memorable one! Please check your child’s end of the month folder each month for the upcoming monthly calendar, menu and all our events! You may also located printed copies at the front desk as well.
Thank you for being a part of our family here is at Xplor in Allen and allowing us to be part of your child’s life!
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 6th. In addition to 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. Here is a sneak peek of what we have planned for our school age winter camp.
12/5–Lighting Ceremony 5-7p; Pictures with Santa 5-6p
12/9–Final day to donate to our City House shelter drive.
12/6–Holiday Card Crafting
12/16-12/20– Winter Spirit Week
12/16–“Snow Day”-Bundle up with all your winter accessories….ear muffs, mittens, scarves, and hats!
12/17–“Lumberjack Day”-We won’t be chopping wood, but we can still dress the part…plaid shirts, jeans, and hiking boots!
12/17–National Cookie Day–Make, Bake and Decorate Holiday Cookies!
12/18–“Whoville Day”-Who doesn’t love Dr. Seuss?!..Let’s see how creative we can be as we dress like a Who from Whoville!
12/19–“Candy Cane Day”-Wear your red and white stripes.
12/20–“Holiday Sweater Day”-Wear your favorite holiday sweater or outfit.
12/20–Class Holiday Parties and Book Exchange 3:30pm-4:30pm **Bring in a wrapped, gender neutral, age appropriate, educational book to your child’s teacher by December 13th. Sign up sheets for snacks and treats will be available on your child’s classroom door the week prior to the party.
12/20–Allen ISD Early Release @ 12pm
12/23–Polar Express Day: Wear PJs, Hot Cocoa Bar Available 3:30pm-5:30pm
12/25–Christmas Day–SCHOOL CLOSED
1/1–New Year’s Day–SCHOOL CLOSED
Monthly calendars are printed and available at the front desk.