SCHOOL NEWSLETTER - JANUARY 2018

           
We hope that you have a wonderful holiday and we wish you a happy and healthy New Year for 2018!         
               
Please note these important dates on your calendar:
January 10th (Wednesday) - PTAB Meeting 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The meeting will be held at                           school.

January 12th (Friday) - The last day to order Firefly Books.    

January 15th (Monday) - No school, Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

January 16th (Tuesday) - Quarterly and Semi-annual tuition payments are due.
January 25th (Thursday) - Our first Parents’ Night. If you would like to meet with your child's teacher, call or sign up on the bulletin board. Fifteen minute appointments are available 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 18th, you can set up a time with your child’s teacher to discuss your child’s progress.

January 29th (Monday @ 1:00 p.m.) – Kids Yoga with Amy McCormick!

February 14th - February 25th - School is CLOSED for February Vacation Week. Vacation begins on Wednesday, February 14th and the 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. =============================================================================
            A HAPPY JANUARY BIRTHDAY TO ROBBY C, CEASAR P, LEVI F (on February 4th), AND KENZIE T.
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            Papa Gino's Pizza Days will be on Tuesdays in January. McDonald’s Happy Meal Days will be on Fridays in January. 
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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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            We have received over 25 Application Forms for the fall 2018 - 2019 school year. The morning sessions are filling up. If your child is returning, we suggest you send your form in A.S.A.P.  Applications were made available to the general public on January 1st.        =============================================================================
PTAB NEWS!
            The PTAB thanks you for your generosity and support! Special thanks to all our parents for contributing items to the Raffle, for selling and buying tickets, and the PTAB making the beautiful baskets and Lottery Board. Including the silent auction, the PTAB raised $1,896.00! Thank you!
We hope that everyone enjoyed the Holiday Pageant. The children did exceptionally well! Special thanks to the teachers for their hard work in preparing the children for the show!  We would also like to thank the Hingham Newcomer’s Club for letting us borrow the stage background scene.  (They said we can keep it.). We would also like to thank Julie Nickerson who worked back stage, and the PTAB members who made up the baskets, and Regina (Kevin’s wife) for working the ticket table for the drawing. The Toy Box sent the PTAB a check for $245.00 for the shopping day we did on November 27th. Thank you for supporting the PTAB.
           
We had twenty people come to see the PTAB movie day showing of "Ferdinand" at the Shipyard Cinema followed by pizza at Papa Gino's.   
           
The PTAB will meet on January 10th to plan some activities for the February vacation week.
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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. 
            We may escort your child from your car at the 9:00 a.m. drop off. This is our busiest time for traffic and we need to keep spaces available. 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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            We are inviting any and all parents to come into school and share your hobby, career, special talent, etc. or even just “hang-out” for a day with your child and his/her classmates.
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            We want to thank you for all the gloves and mittens that were donated for Cradles to Crayons. They made our Christmas Tree look fantastic.
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            I have a memory stick with a video of the Holiday Pageant loaded into it. Special thanks to Matthew Riley for taking the video. Unfortunately, my computers cannot transfer the video to DVD form. The files are too big for a DVD. If anyone has that capability, please let me know. Thank you!
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            Go Patriots! They have finished another year with the top seed in the AFC! Can you imagine if they actually went to another Super Bowl! We are so lucky to be Patriot fans!

HAPPY NEW YEAR 2018!