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December Newsletter

A Note From Our Principal 

The holiday season is a time to celebrate community, diversity, and the universal joy of giving. Our students will be learning about traditions observed around the world by singing songs, making art, tasting seasonal treats, and so much more! We’ll be sending additional information in the coming weeks via Links 2 Home. As always, thank you for allowing us to teach and care for your children.


Ms. Vici

Holiday Giving 

Our annual holiday giving initiative is a way for students to spread cheer this holiday season while developing an appreciation for what they have, showing gratitude towards others, and seeing the positive impact of their actions. This year, we are collecting gift cards for the children at Child Crisis Arizona. Thank you for your generosity in helping others in need.

Have School-Aged Children? Join us for Winter Break Camp! 

Join us from Dec 19-22 & Dec 27-30! We offer flexible schedules for families and engaging activities for school-age students. Our Winter Break Camp is a place for exploring, discovering, and making new friends. See our admin team to learn more.

Cubby Refresh

Please make sure to refresh the spare clothing in your child’s cubby. Take home anything that no longer fits and leave a spare set of well-fitting, weather-appropriate clothes, including a winter hat and gloves.

Important Dates

December 1 – Gift Card drive for Child Crisis Arizona begins

December 2 – Holiday Photo Opportunity – must pre-register in order to have your child photographed

December 14 – Spirit Day – Holiday Gear!  Wear your festive socks, hats, headbands, shirts, pants, etc!

December 14 – Last day to donate to our Gift Card Drive for Child Crisis Arizona

December 16 – Spirit Day – Pajama Day!

December 16 – Last day to order from our Little Ceasars Fundraiser

December 19-Jan 2 – Winter Break

December 19-22 – Winter Break Camp Available, advanced registration required

December 23 – School Closed

December 26 – School Closed

December 27-30 – Winter Break Camp Available, advanced registration required

January 2 – School Closed

New On Our Education Blog

The Gift of Giving: Teaching Students the Importance of Generosity and Compassion

The holidays are a wonderful time of year for many reasons. We enjoy spending this time with our students as we reflect on the past year, learn about different traditions, and give back to those in need. Our annual holiday giving initiative is a way for students to build the important foundation of generosity and compassion. Through this event, they develop an appreciation for what they have, show gratitude towards others, and see the positive impact of their actions. It brings a smile to our faces to see our students get so excited to lend a helping hand.

Below are just a few ways we can help our communities this season.

  1. Collect toys, art supplies, games, books and other gifts for children in need. These special items could be delivered to Toys for Tots, local shelters, and children’s hospitals.
  2. During Thanksgiving, collect nonperishable food items. This can continue throughout December and also tour the food banks, and learn about how their contributions will make a difference in their community.
  3. Students could help stock the shelves of local shelters by collecting essential winter accessories, such as coats, mittens, hats, and blankets.
  4. The gift of time is precious. Students could make cards and visit senior centers to spread holiday cheer. They could enjoy snacks with residents, make holiday decorations, read books, and sing carols.
  5. Students could show their appreciation for community helpers by delivering baked goods. They could measure and mix ingredients, roll the dough, place the baked goodies in boxes, and deliver them with handmade cards.
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