NOVEMBER NEWSLETTER 2019
Thanksgiving Holidays will be on November 28th and 29th. (No LB on Wednesday, November 27th), and our
Winter Break is a two-week vacation beginning on December 23rd (No LB on Friday, December 20th). We’ll return to school on Monday, January 6th.
No Lunch Bunch on Monday December 9th. We will be celebrating our wonderful staff with a Holiday party! Thank you for understanding.
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; plus…you can finish your holiday shopping.
Our Family Days at school have been very successful. They are well-attended and all participants seem to be having a great time! Having Moms and Dads able to choose the most convenient day to attend has made them new for our staff and better able to accommodate our families’ schedules!
Town & Country Night at MAMA D’S ITALIAN KITCHEN is Monday December 9th. Make a plan and meet up with other families from your class. Bring your family and friends for dinner. Enjoy a delicious meal and T&C will get 20% of the proceeds. Tired of cooking at home? You can also do take out!
Christmas Toy Drive for Harbor Interfaith will be happening during all of December. Any new, unwrapped gift would be most welcome in our box sitting on the bench outside the office. Also, if you prefer, gift cards for teens may be given to Miss Deidre.
New Student & Sibling Registration for the 2020-2021 school year must be done any time in January through Monday, February 10th. Prospective students must turn three (3) years old by December 31, 2020 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. 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 2020-2021 school year will be done on-line in the comfort of your own home. Online registration will begin at 6:00 am Monday, January 27th and continue through Friday, January 31st 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 $150.00, must be paid in person in the T&C office by Friday January 31st to hold your online registration placement. February 3rd through February 7th, 2020, you may register in person in the T&C office. If you wish to be assured of an enrollment spot for 2020-2021, you must register your child by Monday, February 10th, 2020, before our Lottery on February 11th.
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 to be picked up by families in a different location.
Giving Tuesday – December 3rd – As you know, this year, our giving Tuesday donations will be used to help support Miss Pat’s Scholarship Fund. Your generous tax-deductible gifts will enable us to continue providing some financial assistance for children of current families to complete their time at Town & Country when they are dealing with financial challenges. You may donate with a check or easily donate with a credit card using the DONATE button on our website. However you choose to support T&C, know that your financial participation is invaluable and the reason why we have continued to be the special place we are for families for more than 60 years.
Illness Season is arriving now. With any signs of cold or flu, please keep your children at home. Make sure that your child is fever free for at least 24 hours before you send them back to school. We continue to teach children good hygiene with frequent hand washings. Since illness can spread quickly, we will call you during the day if we see symptoms. Also, if your child gets a contagious condition when they are not at school, please call to notify us of his or her condition. We want to keep the rest of our population informed.
Safety – Please be most 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 seat belts until your car comes to a stop. Teachers can unbuckle all kinds of car seat belts. WHEN POSSIBLE, please locate your T&C child’s car seat on the right side of your rear 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.
Parenting Class for the winter will be “Siblings Without Rivalry” from the book of the same name. Miss Sharon leads the afternoon class from 12:30-2:00pm and Miss Toni in the evenings from 7:00-8:30pm beginning on Tuesday, January 14th. Both run for six weeks. Forms are in the office.
WELCOME to our new babies! Casey is now a big sister to Brooke.
HAPPY THANKSGIVING FROM ALL OF US AT TOWN & COUNTRY!