SCHOOL NEWSLETTER - DECEMBER 2018

            Happy Holidays! The holiday season is here, we will be making special projects and singing new songs to welcome this exciting time of the year.
            We have several important dates to note on your calendar this month:
December 1st - Monthly tuition payments are due.
December 3rd - (Monday) - HAPPY CHANUKAH!
December 7th - (Friday) - The last day to order books from December Firefly Books.
December 13th - (Thursday) - PTAB meeting 7:00p.m. This is a very important meeting to create the baskets for the PTAB Drawing at the Holiday Pageant. Please drop off all donations by this date.
December 15th - (Saturday) - Our Twenty- second Annual Holiday Pageant 3:00p.m. to 4:30p.m. This show will be held at the Plymouth                    River Elementary School auditorium. Please have your child at the hall at 2:45p.m. All children are welcome to be in the show.                      Hopefully, we will have a visit from Santa after the show. Note: No food or beverages are allowed in the auditorium.
December 18th - (Tuesday) -This is the last day of school before the vacation week. (Regular school hours.)
December 19th - January 1st - Christmas vacation.
December 25th - (Tuesday) -MERRY CHRISTMAS!
January 1st - (Tuesday) - Happy New Year 2019!
January 2nd - (Wednesday) - School resumes.
January 9th – (Wednesday) – PTAB meeting at school at 7:30 p.m.
January 24th - (Thursday) - Our first Parents’ Night (Parent/Teacher Conferences).  If you would like to meet with your child's teacher, call              or sign up on the bulletin board. Fifteen minute appointments are available from 6:15  to 8:30 p.m. Our teachers will have our first              evaluations completed to discuss with you. Please do not bring your child with you. If you are unable to get an appointment or                    cannot attend on the 24th, we can set up a conference either before or after school.
February 13th - February 24th - School is CLOSED for February Vacation Week. February Vacation will start
            on Wednesday, February 13, 2019 and children will return on Monday, February 25, 2019.
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           IF YOU CURRENTLY HAVE A CHILD ENROLLED IN DOLLY’S, YOU MAY ENROLL YOUR RETURNING CHILD OR A NEW SIBLING FOR NEXT FALL STARTING NOW.  Forms will also be emailed to you when this newsletter is published.
            Beginning December 1, 2018, we will open enrollment for our 3 year-old class to our current families as well as families without children currently enrolled at Dolly’s.
            As of January 1, 2019, registrations for the middle and older class will also be open to our families as well as families without children currently enrolled at Dolly’s. Last year all our morning classes and most of our afternoon classes for 4 and 5 year-old children were sold out within 14 days. Remember, since many children who attended two days this year may sign up for three next year and many parents of children who attended afternoons this year may want their child in the morning classes next fall. So we may not be able to guarantee a specific class and time by the end of the month even for returning children. WE URGE YOU TO SEND IN YOUR FORMS IN AS SOON AS POSSIBLE!
            Also, please read the 2019- 2020 Tuition Payment Policy carefully. The new rates are on the back. PLEASE NOTE: THE NEW RATES ON THE 2019 - 2020 TUITION STATEMENT BEGIN NEXT FALL (SEPTEMBER 2019). This is not an increase in your current (2018-2019) tuition rates.   

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            A HAPPY DECEMBER BIRTHDAY TO AVERY C, BENJAMIN C, MAGGIE M, JUDE C, AND COOPER Z.
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            We will be closed for the Christmas, February, and April school vacation weeks. There is no charge for these weeks. These weeks have already been deducted from your tuition payments. Remember, your monthly, and quarterly tuition payments remain the same for the whole year. This year’s Christmas, February, and April vacation week’s dates are as follows: The Christmas recess will begin on Wednesday, December 19th and we will return on Wednesday, January 2, 2019. February Vacation will start on Wednesday, February 13, 2019 and children will return on Monday, February 25, 2019. April Vacation will be from April 13, 2019 through April 21, 2019. Please mark your calendars!
            Please note the following schedule change: As we did last year, we will remain open for some extra days at the end of the school year. We will be open through Tuesday, June 11th instead of closing on Thursday, June 6th as we would have in the past. Unless you are paying tuition weekly, there is no charge for the three extra days.  Note: We are delaying the start of camp until June 24th. Please mark your calendars.
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            McDonald’s Happy Meal Day is on TUESDAY in December. Papa Gino's Pizza Day will be on FRIDAY in December! =======================================================================================
PTAB NEWS!
            PTAB ANNUAL SILENT AUCTION AND DRAWING FOR THE PAGEANT - If you haven’t done so, please send in your pledge sheet in as soon as possible. If you need more drawing tickets, we have more tickets here at school. Please bring in your donated item by December 13th. The PTAB will be preparing the silent auctions and baskets on the 13th. We will ha  ve the silent auction and drawing at the Holiday Pageant on December 15th. We already have some awesome donations. We would like to have all the tickets and money returned by December 13th (We will have a table selling tickets at the pageant.). We will divide the donated items evenly into beautiful baskets and pick the winners between the children’s songs. If a winner is not present we'll hold the basket for them and contact them after the 15th. The PTAB thanks you for your generosity and support!
            The Yankee Candle sale made a profit of $872.00. Thank you for supporting the PTAB.
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            Reminder, please turn around in our driveway if it is accessible or at the end of our street if our driveway is not accessible, and park facing toward Rte. 228.  If you have to turn around at the bottom of the street, use the road between the stone posts and avoid using our neighbor’s driveways. 
            Please pull as far forward as possible. The first car to park should park alongside the picnic tables on the playground.  Please try to limit your time at school to keep spaces available for other parents.  If you wish to stay at school for a bit, please arrive a few minutes late instead of early. This will keep spaces open during the busy time. The speed limit on Pine Street is 10 MPH.
Thank you for your cooperation!
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            Snow Cancellations. If we have snow, an email will be sent to all parents announcing that school is either canceled, opening late, or open regular hours. NOTE: We do not always follow the decisions of the Hingham/Hull /Cohasset Public Schools. Our decisions are also posted on our website at www.dollysnurseryschool.com on the Storm Center page.
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MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY CHANUKAH!