Monthly Newsletter

 

DECEMBER 2020 NEWSLETTER

REMINDER:  Our last day before vacation is Friday, December 18th Pick up time is 12 noon. There will be no Lunch Bunch.  Classes will begin again on Monday, January 4th.

CURRENT TUITION & LUNCH BUNCH: Monthly Tuition is due by the 10th of every month and will incur a late fee of $30 if it is paid after that date. Please make sure that you pay any outstanding fees by Friday, December 18th before Winter Break begins. You may always pay online, by mail to P.O. Box 845 or give it to us at Drop-Off or Pick-up in the parking lot.

HOLIDAY CELEBRATIONS AT SCHOOL: We try to celebrate, in some way, each of the holiday traditions which are meaningful to our children.  During this month we really get into the cultural and happy aspects of Hanukkah, Christmas and some of the festivities of other cultures and countries. Each class learns from and enjoys these celebrations!

YOUR HOLIDAY CELEBRATIONS: We all are continuing to modify our lives and especially our gatherings with friends and families during the holidays.  As you know from our Guidelines, we recommend that you quarantine for 10 days after you have been together with people outside your pod. Please continue to call us with any specific questions you may have regarding school attendance following your travel and celebrations. Keeping all of our community healthy and Town & Country open for your children are our highest priorities. 

THANK YOU FOR YOUR GENEROUS DONATIONS! Your incredible response to our Giving Tuesday tradition has warmed our hearts and will be put to wonderful use to support our Town & Country staff during the extra challenges of COVID-19.  Donations may be made at any time of the year.  We are grateful for your gifts at any level and, most importantly, for you being part of our T&C community whether you are donating or not.   

PRIVATE SCHOOL RECOMMENDATIONS must be given to the teachers and or directors as soon as you can. This allows everyone including each school that processing time they need.

CHILDREN’S RAIN BOOTS are needed for the outdoor Classroom. If you have any that your child has out grown, we would love to have them!  

JANUARY PARENT EDUCATION will be “Siblings Without Rivalry: What To Do When Your Children Fight” presented by Miss Sharon on Thursday, January 14th.  Our meeting will be on Zoom from 12:30-2:00pm.  Please call our office to RSVP and provide your email address so we can include you on the invitation. This talk gives a great introduction to sibling rivalry whether you are choosing to take our 6-week class or not. Please bring your questions.

SIBLINGS WITHOUT RIVALRY 6-WEEK CLASS, begins on Tuesday, January 12th 12:30 -2:00pm with Miss Sharon and Tuesday evenings 7:00-8:30pm with Miss Toni.  Enrollment forms for this 6-week class are available on our website. Copies of our class book of the same name are available for $15.00 and can be purchased and given to you at Drop Off or Pick Up.

NEW STUDENT & SIBLING REGISTRATION may be done any time in January through Monday, February 8th.  Prospective students must turn three (3) years old by December 31, 2021 to be eligible. You need to register Siblings and Legacies by filling out your Registration card (available in our parking lot on Tuesdays through Fridays from January 5th through February 5th, 2021 from 9:30-11:30am). Return your card in the parking lot box (under our T&C sign) or call Miss Deidre to come receive your card and payment in the parking lot and/or pay fees online or mail us a check to P.O. Box 845.  Your Registration card must be received by Monday, February 8th, 2021 to assure your child’s placement before the Lottery or a new student’s inclusion in our Lottery. For Sibling & Legacies, a non-refundable Registration fee of $150.00, as well as a $600 tuition deposit, is due upon registration. The Tuition Deposit can be split into installments by arrangement with Miss Deidre.  This deposit may be refunded up to April 15th should your plans change. If you decide to stay, your deposit will be refunded upon your departure from T&C, after October 1st, when all other financial responsibilities have been met.

RETURNING STUDENTS REGISTRATION  for the 2021-2022 school year is done ONLINE in the comfort of your own home, beginning on Monday, January 25th at 6:00am and continuing through Friday, January 29th at 3:00pm. Registration is processed in the order that it is received and those who register early are more likely to receive their choice of 3- or 4-day schedules. A non-refundable Registration fee of $150 must be paid through our website, via mail to P.O. Box 845 or in person during drop-off or pick up in the parking lot by Friday January 31st to hold your online registration placement. If you wish to be assured of an enrollment spot for 2021-2022, you must register your child by Monday, February 8th, 2021, before our Lottery on February 9th. 

PRACTICE ONLINE REGISTRATION will take place for a 3-day period on Friday, January 8th at 8:00am through Monday, January 11th at 8:00am. This will allow you time to test and understand how our online registration process works before Monday, January 25th when real Registration for Returning Students begins at 6:00am. 

WISHING each of you a Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Happy Holidays and a marvelous vacation!!!!