Evergreen Academy Families,
The winter weather is here! As a reminder of our inclement weather policy, Evergreen Academy will make school closure decisions based on the safety of our students, families, and teachers. If it is icy or snowy outside, check our website to see if school is in session. We will also be sending out communication via our Links2Home system. We try to align our decisions with the public school district but this cannot happen 100% of the time. For the most current updates on school closure check your email, our school website, and our voice message on the school phone number.
We are excited to partner with Hopelink this year and participate in the Giving Tree for local families in need. There is a Christmas tree located in the lobby that is decorated with gift tags. Please purchase the gift specified on the tag and place under the tree unwrapped to brighten the holiday season for a child in need. All donations will be picked up Wednesday, December 11th. For more information please visit Hopelink.org.
School will be closed Dec. 24th, 25th, 31st, and Jan 1st. Classes will resume as usual Tuesday, January 6, 2020. During winter break, we will be offering our Winter Camp. Students can sign up to attend Winter Camp December 23rd, 26th, 27th, 30th, and January 2nd, and 3rd. Interested in Winter Camp? You will receive a camp sign-up form in your child’s weekly folder on Friday, December 6th. Registration will be due by December 13th. Space is limited!
As always, if you have any questions or concerns, feel free to email, call, or stop by the school.
Akanksha Sims, Principal
Ways Our Students Are Giving Back This Holiday Season
The holidays are a time for giving, and as you know, our schools are doing their part in giving back to those in need. We greatly appreciate all the parent support with these initiatives, in the midst of the hustle and bustle of the holiday season. The donations not only matter to those who receive them, but our students are so proud to help others.
Below are just a few ways we’re giving back this year.
- Students will visit senior centers to enjoy holiday meals with residents, sing carols, distribute handmade cards, and decorate ornaments.
- Students will work together to collect food for families in need. Students will deliver their donations to the food bank, tour the facility and learn about how their contributions will help others.
- Some schools will host gift drives for local children’s hospitals. Students will collect art supplies, coloring books, games, and movies for children to enjoy while they are receiving treatment at the hospital.
- Students will spread holiday cheer by delivering cookies to community helpers. They’ll measure and mix ingredients, roll the dough, place the baked goodies in boxes, and deliver them with handmade cards.
- Some of our schools will collect winter coats, mittens and hats this month. Students are encouraged to will deliver them to a local homeless shelter.
- Many of our schools will have a giving tree in the lobby where families can choose a tag and purchase a gift for a child in need.
Students will participate in a “wish week” to collect money for the Make-a-Wish Foundation. They’ll wrap gifts, auction off artwork, decorate ornaments, sell cookies, and much more to raise funds.