The year is off to a great start and we’re enjoying spending the winter season with your children. This month is our diversity month. Diversity is a huge part of our curriculum. In an increasingly fragmented society, the ability to connect with peers, coworkers and neighbors with diverse backgrounds and abilities is invaluable. Diversity improves critical-thinking skills, builds empathy and encourages students to think differently. To exercise diversity in our school we will be implementing some fun activities this month. Dates of events is listed under the mark your calendar icon below.
Have a wonderful month and Happy Valentine’s Day!
Christina Durish, Principal
Yasmine Newsome, Assistant Principal
Winter Clothing Reminder
If you’ve not already done so, please send in an extra set of weather appropriate clothes for your child. 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!
Health and Safety Measures
The health and safety of our children and families is always our highest priority. To mitigate the risks of COVID-19 while children are in our care, we have adopted additional health and safety measures based on CDC guidelines, state and local regulations, and the American Academy of Pediatrics. Visit our school website to learn more information.
For more information please see our Parent Handbook or reach out to a member of our administrative team.
* We are a peanut free school.
* If your child is sick, we will adhere to our sick policy.
* Please make sure to check your child’s cubby and/or mailbox for important information.
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.
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.
School Closure Reminders
As a reminder, we do not always follow the closure schedule of the local public schools. Our goal is to be open as many days as possible to support our working parents. If we must close for any reason, you will receive a notification via Links 2 Home as soon as the closure is announced. We also post notifications on our website.
For the 2020-2021 school year the days we are closed are:
- Labor Day
- Veteran’s Day
- Thanksgiving Day
- Black Friday
- New Year’s Day
- Memorial Day
- President’s Day
- Independence Day
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.
Class Valentine’s Day Celebrations
Our classes will be celebrating Valentine’s Day on February 11th. At this time families are still not allowed in the building but we will share lots of fun photos on Links 2 Home! Thank you for your understanding.
February 11th—Classroom Valentine’s Day celebrations
February 12th-Chinese New Year (students will participate in a fun activity to celebrate Chinese New Year)
February 15th-19th- Diversity Celebration Week
End Of Month Folders: February 26th
Parents are now able to access Links to Learning information that includes parent letters and each month’s Links to Learning activities build on the month before, connecting previously learned skills with new learning. Please click on the link below.
At this time all ancillary programs have been suspended due to the precautions we have established at our school