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 Christmas/Hanukkah/Kwanzaa. We wish you health and happiness in 2018!

Last month the Maples learned lots of new songs and had fun talking and reading stories about Santa and his reindeer. We also learned about Hanukkah-the festival of lights. We learned new words like Menorah and Gelt, and we had fun playing the Dreidel game.

This month we’ll learn about winter and the changing weather. We’ll talk about animals (polar bears, penguins, etc…) and hibernation. We’ll also spend time finding out what the Maples would like to learn about and use their interests as upcoming themes.

Some Books We Enjoyed In December

Santa Duck by David Milgrim
Hanukkah Lights, Hanukkah Nights by Leslie Kimmelman
Who Will Help Santa This Year? by Jerry Pallotta
Hoppy Hanukkah! by Linda Glaser
Mrs. Claus Takes A Vacation by Linas Alsenas
It’s Christmas, David! by David Shannon


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


**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 on the clipboard.
**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 Shalimar Miss Heather
Miss Rowena