FEBRUARY NEWSLETTER 2023
WE’RE SWITCHING: The children who played outside first each morning since September will start insideon Monday, February 6th, 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 Monday and Tuesday, 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 make the mail deliveries if pre-addressed.
PARENT EDUCATION for the month of February will be “It’s Never too Late to Sleep Great” course correcting sleep habits in ages 2-5 presented by a T&C parent, Brittany Sheehan. It will be held on Thursday, February 9th in our Library from 12:30-2:00pm. Parent Education on Thursday March 16th 12:30-2:00 will be “Nutrition, Eating and Feeding with Children” 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 20th 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, March 2nd and Friday, March 3rd. SCHOOL WILL BE CLOSED on those two days. Sign up for an appointment with your teacher! Childcare is provided for our T&C children during your conference time.
KINDERGARTEN ROUND-UP at public schools begins in February. Check with your local school regarding enrollment for September. Your child must turn five by September 1st, 2023 to attend Kindergarten. Please check school websites for TK & K registration dates, for Palos Verdes, Torrance & Redondo Beach schools.
REGISTRATION for all sibling & returning students needs to be completed by Monday, February 6th if you wish to reserve a spot for your child before our new student Lottery on February 7th. Student assignments for next year will be available on the front bulletin board Monday, April 3rd.
SUMMER SCHOOL 2023 sign-ups will be done on-line on Monday April 10th. Instructions on how to sign up will be going out in an email the week of March 20th. 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 Beckett becoming a big brother to Greta & Declan becoming a new big brother to Nolan. Welcome to the Town & Country family!