A Note From Our Principal
Happy New Year! We can hardly believe that 2020 is over and want to thank all our families for your unwavering support through the past year, it has meant everything to us. We have cant wait to spent 2021 continuing to get to know your family while growing and learning together.
We were able to provide 30 toys to Toys for Tots because your generosity. We heard our friends talking about the box as they left each evening; so excited that they were helping other little boys and girls. Your generosity is truly appreciated and they expressed their gratitude when they picked it up.
We hope everyone enjoyed our special holiday wish to families from all of our teachers. We had fun creating it together!
The month of January will be full of fun wintery weather experiences revolving around snow, hibernation and winter animals (this was always my favorite unit as a teacher), special zoom in days for families, and a New Year countdown celebration.
Please take a moment to read through the news and reminders below and let myself or anyone else on our administrative team know if you have questions or concerns.
Wishing all our families the very best in 2021, lets make it our best year yet!
Winter Clothing Reminder
If you’ve not already done so, please send in an extra set of weather appropriate clothes for your child. We will continue to head outdoors each day as long as the weather is appropriate, so students also need to come to school each day with a jacket and dressed warmly enough to play outside for part of the day. We want everyone to be able to participate!
We will be wrapping up winter conferences this month. If you have not had the opportunity to have a conference with your child’s teacher by the end of January, please let us know.
We will undoubtedly experience some winter weather during the month of January. We will report any delays and closings to WGAL, which will be listed under Estelle Drive who reports for all our Lancaster schools. You will also receive an update on Tadpoles.
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. We now offer instant messaging for families to communicate with their child’s teacher during the day. Please keep in mind that our teachers are not always checking their Ipads while they play and learn with your children, so for immediate information please continue to contact the office.
Online Parent Communication
In addition to our newsletter the ‘For Parents’ section of our website also includes links to our menu, monthly calendar and school year calendar. We update these items frequently to ensure you’re always in the know. Though we send information through Links 2 Home, our calendar can be printed or even downloaded directly to your device. Our menu and school year calendar can be printed or saved for easy reference as well. We communicate weekly through a weekly reflection, as well as sending updated through Tadpoles.
Updating your Information in Alma
Do you have a different email address or phone number? Need to add or remove an emergency contact? You can do this at any time in Alma. If you need help logging in or accessing the system please let us know.
Love Our School? Review Us!
In today’s connected world, many families turn to online reviews to learn more about the reputation of schools. Just a reminder that you can find our school on Facebook, Google, Yelp and other online directories. We’d love more families like yours, so please consider spreading the word about our school.
College Hill Parent Association
This month our Parent Association finalized their organization and have will no longer be a part of our school. This being said, their were many reasons for this organization to end including the prime members children graduating this year. We were privileged that our Parent Association contributed to materials, toys and playground items for our school. We are so thankful for their contributions and want to thank all those present and past who have supported College Hill in this organization.
January 1st —CLOSED for NEW YEAR’S DAY
January 29th —Parent folders go home