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September 2020 News

Dear Evergreen Academy Families,

Summer has come to an end and another school year is upon us. We’d like to extend a warm welcome to our new families, and a sincere thank you to returning families and those that chose to spend their summer with us. We enjoyed making memories with your children and are looking forward to spending the fall season together. Please review the reminders below carefully so we can make the most of our time together over the next few months. As always, our administrative team is here to answer any questions you may have.


Kristina Sleister



Our school does not follow the local elementary school schedule as we are open more days per year. For the 2020-2021 school year the days we are closed are:

  • Labor Day (Monday, September 7th)
  • Thanksgiving Day (Thursday, November 26th and Friday, November 27th)
  • Christmas Eve (Thursday, December 24th)
  • Christmas (Friday, December 25th)
  • New Year’s Eve (Thursday, December 31st)
  • New Year’s Day (Friday, January 1st)
  • Memorial Day (Monday, May 31st)
  • Independence Day (Observed on Monday, July 5th)

In today’s connected world, many families turn to online reviews to learn more about schools for their children. That is why we are asking you to take a few minutes to visit our school profile on Yelp, Google or GreatSchools to share the wonderful experiences you have had with our school. Please let us know if you have any questions. Thank you!

Important Dates:

September 7th: Closed for Labor Day

September 23rd and 24th: Picture Days

Helpful Tips to Encourage Hand washing

Hand washing is an easy way to prevent the spread of germs and keep your family healthy. We teach the importance of hand washing and practice throughout the day at school, but we encourage you to continue this healthy habit at home.

Remind your child to wash his hands throughout the day, but especially after using the bathroom, before meals, after playing outdoors and after blowing his nose. Below are a few helpful tips for keeping those little hands clean.

1.      Make hand washing accessible.

Children love showing their independence. Ensure that your child can reach the sink, soap and hand towel. If not, provide him with a step stool. He’ll be more likely to want to wash his hands if he can do it himself.

2.      Sing songs to encourage appropriate amount of time washing

The CDC recommends scrubbing your hands for at least 20 seconds. Sing a song to pass the time. Some favorites include “The ABCs,” “The Wheels on the Bus,” “Happy Birthday” and “Baby Shark.”

3.      Allow your child to choose their favorite soap

Another way to make hand washing fun is to allow your child to pick the antibacterial soap. It could be his favorite color or have his favorite cartoon character on the packaging.

4.      Post reminders near the sink

Encourage your child to help you create a poster with words and pictures detailing the steps for hand washing. Place it near the sink where he can see.

5.      Reinforce good behavior

Children pick up new habits when positively reinforced. After he washes his hands, praise him for his good behavior and reward him with a sticker, stamp or other small trinket.


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