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January 2020 News

A Note From Our Principal

Happy New Year! We can’t wait to spend 2020 with you and your children. Thank you to all who participated in our holiday giving initiative last month.  Together, we donated over 400 toys to Hopelink, a local non-profit organization. Your generosity is truly appreciated!

Please take a moment to read through the news and reminders below and let myself or anyone else on our administrative team know if you have questions or concerns.

Sincerely,

Kristina Sleister

Links2Home

If you’re not currently receiving photos and daily reports for your child you can easily change this by downloading the Links 2 Home app on your phone. Just type ‘Links 2 Home’ in the search bar for the Apple App Store or Google Play Store. After downloading Links 2 Home you can register with the same email address that you used to enroll your child in our school.

Online Parent Communication 

In addition to our newsletter, the ‘For Parents’ section of our website also includes links to our monthly calendar and school year calendar. We update these items frequently to ensure you’re always in the know. Though we send information through Links 2 Home, our calendar can be printed or even downloaded directly to your device. Our  school year calendar can be printed or saved for easy reference as well.

Monthly Calendar

School Year Calendar 

Updating your information in Alma

Do you have a different email address or phone number? Need to add or remove an emergency contact? You can do this at any time in Alma. If you need help logging in or accessing the system please let us know.

Martin Luther King Jr. School Holiday

Our school will be closed on Monday, January 20th in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Important Dates  

January 1st— Closed for New Year’s Day

January 2nd and 3rd – Winter Wonderland Camp (Pre-registration was required)

January 6th— School is back in session, Winter Specialty Classes begin

January 20th- School is closed in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day

From Our Education Department  

This month, our schools are celebrating the life of Martin Luther King, Jr. and discussing the importance of acceptance, love and kindness for all people. Many of our students will participate in a hands-on experiment using brown and white eggs. They will investigate the color of the shells and describe similarities and differences. Teachers will crack open the eggs and show the students that although the eggs are different on the outside, they are the same on the inside – just like people.

At home, books are an easy way to familiarize your child with Martin Luther King, Jr. and the theme of equality in a way that he can understand. Appropriate titles include Happy Birthday, Martin Luther King, Jr. by Jean Marzollo (ages 3-5), I Am Martin Luther King, Jr. by Brad Meltzer (ages 4-5), The Story of Martin Luther King, Jr. by Johnny Ray Moore (ages 4-5) and My Uncle Martin’s Big Heart by Angela Farris Watkins (ages 5+).

Another fun way to celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. is through art. There are many free printables online that you and your child can enjoy coloring together after reading one of the books above. Use this as a learning opportunity to recap the story, review colors and encourage sharing.

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