JANUARY NEWSLETTER 2020
HAPPY NEW YEAR!! We’re ready for 2020 and the excitement which the children are bringing to us!
SCHOOL HOLIDAYS – We will close school for the Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Holiday on Monday, January 20th. On February 17th school will also be closed in observance of Presidents Day.
PARENTING – Miss Toni and Miss Sharon will offer the Siblings without Rivalry parenting class during the Winter quarter. This 6-week course begins on Tuesday, January 14th. The class meets weekly in the afternoons with Miss Sharon from 12:30 – 2:00 PM and in the evenings with Miss Toni from 7:00 – 8:30 PM in the school library. Enrollment forms are available in the office. Class fee is $100 for the 6-week series.
JANUARY PARENT EDUCATION – PUBLIC SCHOOLS: We will be hosting an information session on Thursday, January 16th for you to learn about TK and Kindergarten expectations, and the enrollment process for PVPUSD. Torrance and Redondo Beach School Districts have been invited, but they prefer that you contact their administrative offices directly for information. Our T&C sessions will be held in our library at 12:30pm. Please RSVP to our office if your child will be staying for free Lunch Bunch.
THANK YOU FOR ALL OF YOUR DONATIONS for our Christmas Toy Drive for Harbor Interfaith. We are grateful for all your support!
TK, KINDERGARTEN OR T&C– If you are still deciding where your child will go next year, please consult with his or her teacher early, on your child’s current developmental skills, and the best placement for them.
NEW STUDENT & SIBLING REGISTRATION may 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. You need to register Siblings and Legacies in person and fill out a Registration card in the office. Your Registration card must be received by Monday, February 10th, 2020 to assure your child’s placement before the Lottery on Tuesday, February 11th. 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.
PRACTICE ONLINE REGISTRATION will take place for a 24-hour period starting at 8:00am January 8th to 8:00am January 9th. This will allow you time to test and understand how our online registration process works before Monday, January 27th when real Registration for Returning Students begins at 6:00am.
RETURNING STUDENT REGISTRATION for next September will be done ONLINE in the comfort of your own home, beginning on Monday, January 27th at 6:00am and continuing 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. After January 31st 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. Those parents who desire a fourth day in their child’s schedule should indicate this ONLINE and we will try to accommodate your request as scheduling permits! It is our policy to place all returning students in a 3-day program first and then to add the fourth day as space allows.
WE’RE SWITCHING – The children who played outside first each morning since September will start inside on Monday, February 3rd, 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, Alexis, Tana, Julie I and Julie H) 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 the classrooms.