NOVEMBER 2023 NEWSLETTER
ALL SCHOOL EMERGENCY DRILL will take place on Wednesday, November 22nd. On Wednesday you will receive a practice evacuation drill notification via text and voice mail. The pickup procedure will begin at the bottom of the stairs adjacent to the parking lot from 11:45-12:00. There will be NO LUNCH BUNCH. Please remember to bring your identification card with you. EVERYONE (including parents) MUST PRESENT IDENTIFICATION. Parents/Guardians will not be allowed to enter the playground. This important drill allows our children, teachers, and parents to practice this procedure in case of an earthquake or any other emergency. This process may be a bit slow. Please be patient. Please also be very cautious in the parking lot.
Thanksgiving Holidays will be on November 23rd and 24th. (No LB on Wednesday, November 22nd).
No Lunch Bunch on Monday December 11th. We will be celebrating our wonderful staff with a Holiday party! Thank you for understanding.
Winter Break is a two-week vacation beginning on December 25th (No LB on Friday, December 22nd). We’ll return to school on Monday, January 8th.
Lunch Bunch Grows during the holiday season! Please remember that your child is always welcome to join our afternoon program even on days they DON’T attend in the morning. Just call us by 9:30 in the morning and we will add him/her to our list. The combination of socialization and enrichment activities (Language, Motor Skills & Nature Hikes) continue to help your child grow in confidence & competence AND…you can finish your holiday shopping!
Our Family Days at school were very successful. They were well attended, and all participants seem to have a great time!
OUR FLOWERLINK FUNDRAISER IS BACK! Town & Country is hosting a pop-up flower shop fundraiser by Flowerlink once again this year. Order forms will be sent home the week of November 27th and are also available in the office.
New Student & Sibling Registration for the 2024-2025 school year will be done any time in January through Monday, February 5th. Prospective students must turn three (3) years old by December 31, 2024 to be eligible. For Siblings & 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 on your departure from T&C when all other financial responsibilities have been met.
Returning Student Registration for the 2024-2025 school year will be done online and will begin at 6:00am Monday, January 22nd and end on Friday, January 26th 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. In order to hold your registration you must complete a blue registration card and pay the non-refundable registration fee of $150 by Friday January 26th.
Our T&C Lottery for NEW students takes place on Tuesday, February 6th.
Fire and Earthquake Drills every month are part of our safety plans at school. Also, our Nature Days help children know the evacuation trails from our school if there is any emergency which requires our students to relocate from T&C with their teachers and to be picked up by families in a different location.
Giving Tuesday is November 28th: After much consideration, this year we are asking for donations that can be put towards enriching the outdoor classroom exprience for our children. A few items we are considering are an elevated planter for herbs and vegetables, wine barrels for planting, a tire swing, more Outlast blocks & accessories, and a hand water pump with a three tiered water table. Your generous tax-deductible gifts will enable us to make this happen! You may donate with a check or online with a credit card using the DONATE button on our website. Your financial participation is invaluable and is the reason why T&C continues to be the special place it has been for families for more than 60 years.
Safety: Please be careful in the parking lot. Hold children’s hands when walking and look carefully when backing out. We have had some close calls!!! Also, when dropping off at the footsteps, please keep your children in their seats with seat belts buckled until your car comes to a stop. Teachers can unbuckle all kinds of car seatbelts. WHEN POSSIBLE, please install your T&C child’s car seat on the right side behind the passenger seat. Exiting on the right for drop-off is a much safer approach for your child in our parking lot. When necessary, we will always take your child by the hand from the left side of your car and safely deliver them behind the walking cones.
Parent Education for December: Come and learn about the private schools in the area. We will be hosting an informational session in December to help you learn about your private school choices. On Thursday, December 7th, Private School representatives from Chadwick, Rolling Hills Country Day, Peninsula Heritage, St. John Fisher, Riviera Hall, St Lawrence, and First Lutheran will be discussing their schools and answering your questions. It will take place in our library beginning at 12:30pm. Please advise the office if your child will be staying for this talk. Free Lunch Bunch is available for T&C children.
Parenting Class for the winter will be “Siblings Without Rivalry” from the book of the same name. Miss Sharon will lead the afternoon class from 12:30-2:00pm as well as the evenings from 6:00-7:30pm beginning on Tuesday, January 23rd. Both classes will be held in the T&C library. Both run for six weeks. Forms are in the office.
WELCOME to the T&C family! Will is a big brother to Camden!
HAPPY THANKSGIVING FROM ALL OF US AT TOWN & COUNTRY!