A Note From Our Principal,
Summer has come to an end and another school year is upon us. We’d like to extend a warm welcome to our new families, and a sincere thank you to returning families and those that chose to spend their summer with us. We enjoyed making memories with your children!
We recognize that this is a busy time for many families and are using this month’s school newsletter to include reminders on school closures, communication, security and more. Please read through this newsletter carefully, and let us know if you have any questions or concerns.
Holiday Closures & School Year Calendar
Our school does not follow the local elementary school schedule as we are open more days per year. For the 2019-2020 school year the days we are closed are:
- Labor Day
- Veteran’s Day
- Thanksgiving Day
- New Year’s Day
- President’s Day
- Memorial Day
- Independence Day
You can access our school year calendar here for a printable version to use as a reference. 2019-20 School Year Calendar
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. Links 2 Home also allows you to leave drop-off notes for your child and notify your child’s teacher of absences. If you’re having issues accessing Links 2 Home please let us know.
Back to School Night
September 17th—Back to School Night- 5:30pm-6:30pm Children are welcome to attend this BTS Night. Parents are encouraged to join us this evening to meet the teachers as they discuss the classroom routine, expectations, and answer any questions you may have. Please know this is not a parent/teacher conference night. If you would like to discuss your child’s individual needs please reach out to schedule a private meeting.
With so many new families starting in the fall this is a great time to review security procedures. Our new door code will be sent to your email through tadpoles on the afternoon of Tuesday, September 3rd. Please do not let anyone you do not know or recognize into our front doors with you. Please do not give the door code to anyone who is not picking up your child and/ on your Emergency Contact Form.
In case of an emergency, our policies and procedure steps are copied and available for view at the front desk as well as in every classroom. Staff are trained on these procedures continuously throughout the year.
School Picture Day
It’s time to get spiffed up for fall pictures! Lifetouch will be taking photos of all of our students on October 10th and 11th. Please send your student to school in the clothes you want him or her to wear for the photo. All photos will be taken before lunch and nap time. There will be no make-up days. A order form will be sent out in October.
September 2nd—Closed for Labor Day
September 3rd- First day of School
September 13th- Parent’s Grab and Go Breakfast in the lobby 7:30am-9:30am
September 17th—Back to School Night- 5:30pm-6:30pm
September 26th- Eagles and Phillies Pride Day- Wear your city’s favorite gear today!
September 30th—Links 2 Learning parent folders go home
October 10th and 11th- School Picture Days!