February 2020 Newsletter

Growing Tree’s Director’s Message




February 8:                            Growing Tree’s Valentine Party (10-11:30 a.m.)

February 14 and 17:              Presidents’ Days – no school

March 2-6:                              Registration for currently enrolled families

March 16-20:                          Registration for all new families

March 27:                                Summer Camp info/registration forms e-mailed out  

March 30-April 3:                  Spring Break – no school

May 1:                                       Last day to register for guaranteed space in Summer
May 25:                                    Memorial Day – no school

May 28:                                   Redwoods and Sequoias graduation

May 29:                                  Cedars Celebration and last day of school

June 2-July 31:                     Summer Camp
 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! As Valentine’s Day approaches, we think about all the reasons why we LOVE your children.  We love watching our youngest children march so confidently  into school wearing backpacks twice their size…we love watching our oldest run to class leaving mom or dad in their wake. We love how our youngest are discovering language and struggle excitedly to tell us something very important.  We love how our oldest can’t wait to share their latest “knock knock” joke with us.    We love how our youngest will crawl into our laps, we love how our oldest will still hug us…if no one’s looking.  We love sharing in our youngest children’s sense of wonder and discovery….we love sharing in our oldest children’s sense of confidence and pride in achievement.  We love everything about our youngest, our oldest and everyone in between, and we’re pretty crazy about their parents as well! 
Individual class newsletters discuss their Valentine’s Day party dates and details so be sure to read.  Of course, all the children love their Valentine exchange!  We have many children with allergies so, PLEASE, NO CANDY in your valentine cards!.

Growing Tree’s annual Valentine’s Party is Saturday, February 8 from 10:00-11:30 a.m..  Lots of activities for the children and siblings!  Cookie decorating, 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!


Registration forms (2020-21 school year) for all currently enrolled families and siblings (of course!) will be in cubbies the week of February 10th.  They can be returned beginning Monday, March 2nd at 8:00 a.m..  No registration forms will be accepted prior to March 2nd.
To alleviate confusion and frustration, we have established a time line and procedure for the next school year.
March 2-6:  All currently enrolled families and siblings register.
Beginning March 16-20:   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 the 16th at 8:00 am.
Some points to remember:

– All children and siblings are guaranteed spaces in August  IF YOU REGISTER MARCH 2-6, 2020.

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

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

– Sign up for the extended care hours you anticipate needing.  We hire our
extended care 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.

As we near the end of the school year, the children take “fieldtrips” to the class into which they will be graduating.  They get to meet the teachers, and the “big” kids show them all the great stuff in their classroom!

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