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April 2018 Newsletter

Growing Tree’s Newsletter

 

Director’s Message

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2018 Director’s Message
Dates to Remember:
April 2 – 6:  Spring Break – no school
April 9 – 13:  School Picture Week!  More info to follow!
May 4:  Last day to register for guaranteed spaces in Summer Camp
May 17: School Picnic – Thursday, 5-7 p.m.
 May 28: Memorial Day – no school
June 14:  Redwoods Graduation 9:00 a.m.  Sequoias Graduation 5:30 p.m. (both held at Veterans Hall in Lafayette)
June 15:  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 19 – August 10: Summer Camp
August 30:  Back to School Open House, Thursday 4-6 p.m.
September 4:  FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL!
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 with your ability to keep up with it all!  Until then, there is still lots of fun and learning going on at Growing Tree.  Even though we needed all this Spring rain, we are all looking forward to the warmer and sunnier days ahead!!
Registration for September 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!
All the children will take “fieldtrips” to the room they will be in next September.  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 EIGHT WEEKS this year.  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 4th 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 Thursday, May 17th 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 have the picnic on a Thursday hoping that the older siblings won’t have too many other activities going on! 
GRADUATION SCHEDULE:
Redwoods (Vicki, Blake and Sandy)              Thursday, June 14 @ 9:00 a.m.
(Graduates to arrive no later than 8:45!)
Sequoias (Stephanie, Robin and Jen)      Thursday evening, June 14 @ 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, Carrie and Tiffany)  Friday, June 15 @ 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