FEBRUARY NEWSLETTER 2024
WE’RE SWITCHING: The children who played outside first each morning since September will start inside on Monday, February 5th, meeting inside for the first half of the morning and vice versa for the remainder of the school year! Children who will now start outdoors (classes of Joanne, Diana, Shannon, Aadree and Heidi) may be walked into the yard by their parents or dropped off at the footsteps, where teachers will greet them on the path to the playground. If you do walk your child in, you must sign in your child upstairs in the office before leaving your child. The yard will be open at 8:50, just like in the classrooms.
PLEASE MAKE SURE THAT YOU ARE SIGNING IN AND OUT EACH DAY. The State requires that you print your child’s first and last name and sign your full signature. Also, make sure you are signing on to your child’s teacher page. LATE to pick up your child? Please call, so that he/she doesn’t worry and to avoid late charges.
VALENTINE’S DAY will be celebrated on Tuesday & Wednesday, February 13th & 14th. Should your child wish to bring Valentines to school, please have him/her carry them in a small sack. They may sign the cards if they choose to, but do not address the cards as it is often difficult to pass the cards out if pre-addressed.
TOWN & COUNTRY SPRING FAMILY PICNIC: Save the date! Town & Country is hosting a Spring Family Picnic on Saturday, March 16th from 11:00-1:00. Bring a lunch and a blanket and come join us in the play yard! It’s a great opportunity to meet other Town & Country families. There will be music, face painting and lots of fun will be had.
PARENT EDUCATION for the month of February will be “Baby & Toddler Sleep, Simplified: Actionable Tools To Improve Your Child’s Sleep, Feeding & Behavior” presented by a T&C parent, Brittany Sheehan. It will be held on Thursday, February8th in our Library from 12:30-2:00pm. March Parent Education will be held Thursday March 14th 12:30-2:00. The topic will be “Raising Food and Body Positive Kids” presented by Alisa Dodds. Free childcare is available for Lunch Bunch during these presentations. Please tell the office if your child will be attending Lunch bunch.
REMINDER: School will be closed on Monday, February 19th as we honor Presidents’ Day. Enjoy your long weekend.
EARLY PARENT CONFERENCES are held before or after school during February. Remaining conferences will be held on our annual Conference Days: Thursday, February 29 and Friday, March 1st. SCHOOL WILL BE CLOSED on those two days. Sign up for an appointment with your teacher! Childcare is provided for our T&C students during your conference time.
REGISTRATION for all sibling & returning students needs to be completed by Monday, February 5th if you wish to reserve a spot for your child before our new student Lottery on February 6th. Student assignments for Fall 2024 will be available on the office window Monday, April 3rd.
SUMMER SCHOOL 2023 sign-ups will be done on-line on Monday April 15th, starting at 6am. Instructions on how to sign up will be sent out in an email the week of March 25th. Those who are interested in signing up are advised to enroll early since those spots fill up quickly.
T&C FAMILIES ARE GROWING! Welcome to our newest members! Congratulations to Logan for becoming a big brother to Lars! Estella is a big sister to Milena. Goldie has a new baby sister Frankie! Welcome to the Town & Country family!