January Newsletter

The entire staff would like to extend their heartfelt thanks for all the gifts and goodies given to us this past holiday season. We hope your family had a wonderful Hanukkah/Christmas/Kwanzaa. We wish you health and happiness in 2018!

December was a busy month for the Pre-K class. We spent time learning new songs for our Christmas program. We spent time talking about this special season of giving and the importance of giving to others in need. We spent time creating special Christmas presents for our families.

A special thank you to Amelia’s mom, Samantha for coming into our classroom and sharing with us her extensive knowledge about Hanukkah. We enjoyed our Hanukkah party by making and enjoying delicious Latkas complete with sweet applesauce.

Thank you to Curt’s mom, Barbara for coming in to read us during his Star Of The Week celebration.

We participated in a few cooking projects this month which is a wonderful way to introduce pre-math concepts like full, whole and half as well as simple fractions: 1/4 and 1/2. We are looking forward to continuing our fun adventures together. Practicing our kind words towards each other and furthering our; Big, Strong, Powerful voices.


The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg
The Night Before Christmas by Clement C. Moore
Daddy Christmas And Hanukkah Mama by Selina Aiko
The Night Before Hanukkah by Natasha Wing
Bears First Christmas by Robert Kinerk


Our Toy drive was a success! Thank you for your participation! Growing Years donated
75 toys and made a happier holiday for many children. We had a lot of fun checking out the fire station, but most importantly we felt good about giving and sharing with others less fortunate.


Growing Years does not provide a total of tuition paid for the past year. We suggest using your canceled checks as reference to show tuition totals. If you need a monthly receipt for future tuition payments, please leave a note for Shalimar in the tuition box. W-10 forms have been completed for your convenience and can be picked up at the parent information board. Our Tax I.D. # 942867388
January is a 4 1/2 week tuition month (1/2 rate for week 1/1 – 1/5 + 4 weeks at full rate).
New Tuition Rates Are In Effect As Of January 1, 2018


**February 9th–The Pre-K are inviting you to join us for a special Valentine’s Brunch. There will be singing, a play and lots of fun! More information will be sent out in the February newsletter. (Friday 2/9 at 11:00am)


**We’ll be CLOSED Monday 1/15 in observance of Martin Luther King Day.
**Please make sure to read all notices posted on the sign in/out clipboard. Important information regarding due dates, supplies and your child’s class are often posted.
**Label ALL coats, jackets, sweaters and sweatshirts with your child’s name.
**Make sure to send your child with warm clothing for outside play.

FYI: Miss Heather will be missing school for a few weeks this month. She will be honeymooning in Singapore and Indonesia with her husband Greg.


Miss Ashley, Miss Elli
Miss Roxann, Miss Charlotte