April 2019 Newsletter

Growing Tree’s Newsletter

 

Director’s Message

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April 2019 Director’s Message
Dates to Remember:
April 1 – 5:  Spring Break – no school
April 22 – 26:  School Picture Week!  More info to follow!
May 3:  Last day to register for guaranteed spaces in Summer Camp
May 22: School Picnic – Wednesday, 5-7 p.m.
 May 27: Memorial Day – no school
June 13:  Redwoods Graduation 9:00 a.m.  Sequoias Graduation 5:30 p.m. (both held at Veterans Hall in Lafayette)
June 14:  Cedars Celebration at Growing Tree and LAST DAY OF SCHOOL!
ICE CREAM SOCIAL TO FOLLOW BOTH GRADUATIONS AND CEDARS WILL HAVE A POPSICLE PARTY IN THE PLAYGROUND! – IT’S OUR BRIBE TO KEEP THE KIDS SINGING AND SMILING!
 June 18 – July 26: Summer Camp
August 13:  Back to School Open House, Tuesday 4-6 p.m.
August 15:  FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL! (Thursday)
Only two and a half more months until summer and then a whole new calendar filled with all new activities.  Summer vacations, summer camps, swim team…You amaze us at your ability to keep up with it all!  Until then, there is still lots of fun and learning going on at Growing Tree.  After all this rain, we are all looking forward to the warmer and sunnier days ahead!!
Registration for August classes is done.  E-mail confirmations and summer camp info/registration forms were sent out at the end of March.  We have several families on our waiting lists, so let us know if you’ve signed up for more days than you really want.  If you are on our waiting list for more/different days, we’ll let you know as soon as we can accommodate you!
Sarah Christensen will be taking school photos week of April 22 – 26 this year.  I will be sending you her flyer with more info.  Sarah’s flyer even provides a link to everyone’s scheduled picture day!
All the children will take “fieldtrips” to the room they will be in next August.  They meet the teachers and are welcomed by the current students who love to show them all the activities and toys in the classroom.
Now it’s time to think about Growing Tree’s summer camp!  Summer camp is only SIX WEEKS this year since the school year is starting so much earlier.  Each week has its own theme, and families can register for two or more weeks. The cost is $46/day.  Children must be two years old before their first day of camp.  More details are on the registration forms which have been e-mailed to you.  Additional registration forms are available in the office.  Please register your child NO LATER THAN May 3th for guaranteed spaces.
At this time of year, we are looking forward to our GT family picnic, Redwoods  and Sequoias graduations, and our Cedars Celebration!  Our family picnic is on Wednesday, May 22nd from 5:00 – 7:00.  This is a time for the kids to run and play and the parents to relax and visit.  Our multi talented teachers grill up hot dogs and sausages and everyone brings salads or desserts to share.  Drinks and chips are also provided.  We are having the picnic on a Wednesday hoping that the older siblings won’t have too many other activities going on! 
GRADUATION SCHEDULE:
Redwoods (Vicki, Blake and Carrie R.)     Thursday, June 13 @ 9:00 a.m.
(Graduates to arrive no later than 8:45!)
Sequoias (Robin, Carrie C. and Kelly R.)    Thursday evening, June 13@ 5:30 p.m.
(Graduates to arrive no later than 5:15!)
REDWOODS AND SEQUOIAS GRADUATIONS ARE HELD AT THE   LAFAYETTE VETERANS HALL IN LAFAYETTE.
Cedars Celebration (Manal, Natasha and Laureen)  Friday, June 14 @ 10:00 a.m
CEDARS CELEBRATION TAKES PLACE HERE AT GROWING TREE.
Invitations and reminders will be going home as the time gets closer!

Terri