February 2019

Growing Tree’s Newsletter





February 9:   Growing Tree’s Valentine Party (10-11 a.m.)

February 15 and 18:  Presidents’ Days – no school

March 4-8:   Registration for currently enrolled families

March 11-15:   Registration for families on waitlist for current
    school year

March 18-22:   Registration for all new families

March 29:   Summer Camp info/registration forms e-mailed out  

April  1-5:              Spring Break – no school

May 3:   Last day to register for guaranteed spaces in summer

May 22:     School Picnic Wednesday 5-7 p.m.

May 27:   Memorial Day – no school

June 13:   Redwoods and Sequoias graduation

June 14:    Cedars Celebration and Last Day of School!

June 18-July 26:  Summer Camp

August 13:   Back To School Open House (4-6 p.m.)

 Happy New Year and Happy Valentine’s Day to all of our Growing Tree families!  We can’t believe we’re already halfway through the school year!  The children are having so  much fun making their Valentine projects:  The Two’s love covering their art (and themselves!) with lots of stamps and glitter – The Two’s motto:  More is better!  The Three’s like using “all the Valentine colors” and are very creative when decorating with crayons and stickers.  The Pre-K kids are becoming experts at cutting out hearts and writing the word “LOVE”, and you never know what is going to happen when the T-K kids drink their “love potion”!  Of course, all the classes love their Valentine exchange!  We have many children with allergies so, PLEASE, NO CANDY in your valentine cards!

Our Valentine’s Party is Saturday, February 9 from 10:00-11:00.  Lots of activities for the children and siblings!  Card making, face painting, necklace lacing and, of course, the family photo are all on tap for the big event!  Hopefully, you will all be able to join us!

While it’s the season of love, it’s also the season of colds and flu bugs!  Please keep your child home if they show signs of illness.  Please review the “Medical Procedures” section in our website’s parent handbook. 

Registration forms (2019-20 school year) for all currently enrolled families and siblings (of course!) will be in cubbies the week of February 11th.  They can be returned beginning Monday, March 4th at 8:00 a.m..  No registration forms will be accepted prior to March 4th.
 Due to our new August start date, we will also be sending out a letter with more detailed registration and beginning of school guidelines and timelines. This will also be emailed out week of February 11.

March 4-8, 2019: all currently enrolled families and siblings register.
Beginning March 18, 2019,  any available spaces will be offered to new families. Enrollment applications may be brought to the school and spaces will be filled on a first come basis starting the morning of March 18at 8 am.

Some points to remember:

– All children and siblings are guaranteed spaces in August.

– If you want specific days, turn your form in sooner rather than later!

– Please select your days carefully.  We ask that you keep through September the number of days you initially register for.

–  Sign up for the extended care hours you anticipate needing.  We hire our
 afternoon staff based on your registration form schedules! Drop In extended care is billed at a higher rate than scheduled extended care as it is not intended for consistent schedules.

Happy Valentine’s Day to all of our much loved families! xo