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September Newsletter

A Note From Our Principal

We’d like to extend a sincere thank you to our families for such a wonderful start to our school year. We are enjoying making memories with your children and are looking forward to spending the fall season together. Please review the reminders below carefully so we can make the most of our time together over the next few months. As always, our administrative team is here to answer any questions you may have.


Ms. Vici

Holiday Closures

Our school does not follow the local elementary school schedule. For the 2020-2021 school year the days we are closed are:

  • September 4 – Professional Development
  • September 7 – Labor Day
  • November 11 – Veteran’s Day
  • November 26-27 – Thanksgiving Holiday
  • December 24-25 – Christmas Eve & Christmas Day
  • January 1 – New Year’s Day
  • January 18 – MLK Jr. Day
  • February 12 – Professional Development
  • February 15 – President’s Day
  • April 2 – Spring Holiday

The following dates we are closed for a regular school day, but Gap or Break Camps are offered:

  • November 23-24
  • December 21, 22, 23, 28, 29, 30, 31
  • March 8-12

Security/Car line Reminders  

As a reminder, we are currently only allowing students and staff on campus.  ALL parents must drive through our car line around the small pool to drop students off in the morning and again for pick-up in the afternoon.  We kindly request that you please wear a mask when exiting your vehicle to unbuckle/buckle your children in.

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In today’s connected world, many families turn to online reviews to learn more about schools for their children. That is why we are asking you to take a few minutes to visit our school profile on Yelp, Google or GreatSchools to share the wonderful experiences you have had with our school. Please let us know if you have any questions. Thank you!

Important Dates

September 4th – No School – Professional Development

September 7th – No School – Labor Day

From Our Education Department  

Helpful Tips to Encourage Handwashing

Handwashing is an easy way to prevent the spread of germs and keep your family healthy. We teach the importance of handwashing and practice throughout the day at school, but we encourage you to continue this healthy habit at home.

Remind your child to wash his hands throughout the day, but especially after using the bathroom, before meals, after playing outdoors and after blowing his nose. Below are a few helpful tips for keeping those little hands clean.

1.      Make handwashing accessible.

Children love showing their independence. Ensure that your child can reach the sink, soap and hand towel. If not, provide him with a step stool. He’ll be more likely to want to wash his hands if he can do it himself.

2.      Sing songs to encourage appropriate amount of time washing

The CDC recommends scrubbing your hands for at least 20 seconds. Sing a song to pass the time. Some favorites include “The ABCs,” “The Wheels on the Bus,” “Happy Birthday” and “Baby Shark.”

3.      Allow your child to choose their favorite soap

Another way to make handwashing fun is to allow your child to pick the antibacterial soap. It could be his favorite color or have his favorite cartoon character on the packaging.

4.      Post reminders near the sink

Encourage your child to help you create a poster with words and pictures detailing the steps for handwashing. Place it near the sink where he can see.

5.      Reinforce good behavior

Children pick up new habits when positively reinforced. After he washes his hands, praise him for his good behavior and reward him with a sticker, stamp or other small trinket.

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