SCHOOL NEWSLETTER - DECEMBER 2017

            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 6th - (Wednesday) - The last day to order books from December Firefly Books.
December 7th - (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 9th - (Saturday) - Our Twenty-first 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 12th - (Wednesday) - HAPPY CHANUKAH!
December 15th - (Friday) -This is the last day of school before the vacation week. (Regular school hours.)
December 16th - January 1st - Christmas vacation.
December 17th- (Saturday) – Ptab Movie Day at the Patriot Cinemas at Hingham Shipyard. Details to follow.
December 25th - (Sunday) -MERRY CHRISTMAS!
January 1st - (Sunday) - Happy New Year 2017!
January 2nd - (Tuesday) - School resumes.
January 10th – (Wednesday) – PTAB meeting at school at 7:30 p.m.
January 25th - (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 26th, we can set up a             conference either before or after school.
February 14th - February 25th - School is CLOSED for February Vacation Week. February Vacation will start
on Wednesday, February 14, 2087 and children will return on Monday, February 26, 2018.
March 16, 2018 - (Friday) - We will be closed while our staff is doing required training at the BAEYC Conference at             Massasoit College.
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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, 2017, 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, 2018, 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 2018- 2019 Tuition Payment Policy carefully. The new rates are on the back. PLEASE NOTE: THE NEW RATES ON THE 2018 - 2019 TUITION STATEMENT BEGIN NEXT FALL (SEPTEMBER 2018). This is not an increase in your current (2017-2018) tuition rates.    

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            A HAPPY DECEMBER BIRTHDAY TO BENJAMIN C, MAGGIE M, GRACE S, 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 Monday, December 18th and we will return on Tuesday, January 2, 2018. February Vacation will start on Wednesday, February 14, 2018 and children will return on Monday, February 26, 2018. April Vacation will be from April 16, 2018 through April 22, 2018. Please mark your calendars!
            Please note the following schedule change: We will remain open for an extra week at the end of the school year. We will be open through Thursday, June 14th instead of closing on Thursday, June 7th as we have in the past. Unless you are paying tuition weekly, there is no charge for the extra week. Note: We are delaying the start of camp until June 25th. 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! Note: We are moving Happy Meal Day from Tuesday, December 12th to Thursday December 14th.
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PTAB NEWS!
            PTAB ANNUAL SILENT AUCTION AND DRAWING- 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 7th. The PTAB will be making up the silent auction sheets and baskets on the 7th. We will have the silent auction and drawing at the Holiday Pageant on December 9th. We already have some awesome donations. We would like have all the tickets and money returned by December 9th (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 10th. The PTAB thanks you for your generosity and support!
            The Yankee Candle sale made a profit of $846.26. 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!