SEPTEMBER NEWSLETTER 2019
WELCOME to a new school year at Town and Country! We are so very happy to have you and your wonderful children with us. Many of the children are having success with their initial independence both walking in and using the “blue footsteps”. Much credit goes to you and your ability to “separate”.
NEED EARLY DROP OFF? Try Early Birds. You may drop off your child between 8:00-8:50. Miss Ivone has the brick patio set up with some exciting things for a very fun morning. There is a $10 fee that can be charged to your Lunch Bunch account.
OUR SCHOOL DAY If you are coming for your normal school day, please arrive between 8:50-9:10am. Teachers need the time before 8:50 to set up and get ready for the day.
PARENTING CLASSES begin on Tuesday, October 8th from 12:30-2:00pm with Miss Sharon or from 7:00–8:30pm with Miss Toni for our STEP classes (Systematic Training for Effective Parenting). Enrollment forms are available in the office. Also, the STEP Parenting Handbook is available there or at the first class for $15.00. Enrollment for the STEP 6-week classes is $100.
PARENT EDUCATION FOR OCTOBER will be on Thursday, October 24th. Miss Cindy & Miss Elizabeth, our Outdoor Classroom Teachers, will meet outside with you from 12:30-2:00pm and present “Discovering the Outdoor Classroom”. This is a wonderful way for you to learn about the activities and goals your children experience each day they come to Town & Country. Call the office to RSVP and receive free child care for your T&C child.
PARKING LOT SAFETY– Please be aware that the speed limit in our lot is 5 miles an hour; 20 mph on Via Rosa. Also, please use the marked crosswalk as you approach the playground or stairway to the classroom and always hold your child’s hand. No Cell Phones on our campus or in the parking lot – Please focus 100% on your children – Safety first—Always! Thank you!
BACK TO SCHOOL NIGHTS – You are invited to come to your child’s classroom to learn more about our program. Your child’s teacher will tell you about the activities in the class and explore the goals for the year! Parents only, please. Your child will be bringing home your invitation with details on the time and date for your night!
FAMILY DAYS – will be starting in October. These days exist to strengthen the home-school connection, allow the child to share their experience with their closest family members and to be inclusive of every family in the school. Each class will have 3 dates scheduled to celebrate – 2 weekdays and a Saturday. Each parent may choose a day that works for your schedule – a regular school day or a Saturday. Details will be provided by your child’s teacher.
OUR BACK-TO-SCHOOL PICNIC was a rollicking success thanks to our Social Committee and all of you who celebrated and connected with us and each other. We LOVE this new tradition, especially having it early in the school year so children and parents can begin making friendships right away!
HALLOWEEN – We will celebrate Halloween at school on Wednesday, October 30th and Thursday, October 31st. The children may either wear their costumes or bring them to school in their T&C bag. Please try to discourage masks as they can cause children to fall. Face make-up is more satisfactory. If your child does choose to wear the costume to school, pleases send a change of clothing for “play time”.
PAINTY CLOTHES – It’s been our experience that our “quality” paint is difficult to remove from your children’s clothing. The very best solution is to send your children to school in “school/play clothes” (those which will take staining and no one will care!). Also remember tennis shoes are the safest shoes for school! Close-toed shoes are necessary for bike riding.
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 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.
QUESTIONS OR CONCERNS? Our door is always open to you, and so is the telephone. Please feel free to contact your child’s teacher, Miss Toni or Miss Sharon on any day to discuss your concerns. We will return your calls quickly!
WELCOME to the newest additions to our Town & Country families: Cullen is a big brother for Luna; Brielle’s new brother is Jacob; Sanaya has a baby brother, Dilan; Charles is Thomas’ big brother; and Jack has Charlie as his new baby brother! We celebrate the growing T&C family!