Happy Times December 2015

  1. Happy Times this December at Halsey Schools
  1. Happy Times this December at Halsey Schools

December is all about cultural diversity & sharing family traditions: We encourage each of you as families to join us in our holiday celebrations. You can come to our planned events or drop by anytime with a cultural treat, game… You can read us an interesting story, sing us a song, show us a dance, play an instrument… Just about anything will do. Sign-up here or arrange with Ms. Jenni, Ms. Jennifer or your child’s teachers.

Weekly Themes & Stories for December

This month we’ll be learning about Plumbers, Lawyers, Astronomers, Pilots & Accountants.  As always you are welcome to visit at anytime and volunteer to tell us what you are now that you’ve grown up. Sign-up here or just let us know.

We will be reading these books:

Sara Rose, Kid Lawyer Spots of Light: A Book About Stars (Amazing Science: Exploring the Sky) Violet the Pilot Alexander, Who Used to Be Rich Last Sunday

You can read them at home too. Please remember to read with your children every night.

Visit our Book Store for all the books we will be reading this year.


Parent-Teacher Conferences 11/30-12/4:  Last month we completed your child’s assessments. If you would like to discuss them or anything else in private, please signup here:

Field Trip 12/03, 9:30 – 1:00: Chuck E Cheese’s | Lunch on trip. | 22940 Van Owen St. West Hills, CA., 91307 (818) 713-9794 . | Please sign up here. | Field trips are available for Busy Bees, Dragonflies, Penguins .  If your child is in the Panda class, he/she may attend the trip if you or another designated adult join us.   Parents are always welcome to attend and space is limited. So let us know if you want to join us right away. Sign up Field Trips here.

Stardreams Recital 12/8, 10:15:  If your child is in Stardreams or you are interested in seeing what they do in class, come check out the recital in the Busy Bees classroom.

Staff Development Training 12/7 – 12/8: Diversity in Early Childhood Programs – providing our children with diverse, multicultural experiences | Every month our staff learns something new, takes a look at something old from a new perspective, reinforces and reinvigorates previous education and training, or just have some hands of fun through our regular training programs. Learn more about our happy teachers here.

Parent Visitors – Jeff the Lawyer (Gabby’s Dad) 12/10: As always you are welcome to visit at anytime and volunteer to tell us what you are now that you’ve grown up. We can work around your schedule to make it happen.  Sign-up here or just let us know.

Holiday Social 12/11, Infants – 9:30, Tiny Tots – 10:00, Toddlers – 10:30 & Preschool – 11:00:  Please join us for some holiday cheer; songs, treats…

Holiday Class Parties 12/18: We will celebrate our holidays and cultures with class party treats and games. Please see sign ups in your child’s classroom for what to bring.

School Closed 12/24, 25, 31 and 1/1: We’ll be closed but we’ll be  thinking about you!  We hope you have a very Happy Holiday time with your family and friends. Happy New Year!  What are your Holiday Plans?


Do you need care for older siblings during winter break?  We are open 6:30-6:30 12/21-23, 12/28-12/30 &  If you need care for your kindergartner or if your older children would like to help out in the classroom, please contact Jenni at [email protected] or 818-992-1942 to arrange.

January Billing: January billing will take place after the 1st of January instead of December 20th. So your ACH and Credit Card charges will not be posted until January 1. | On January 20th the normal billing schedule will resume for February tuition.

Holiday Plans:  At Halsey Schools we understand the importance of family togetherness. As a result, whenever possible we like to give our teachers special time to spend with their families. The Holiday Season provides an excellent opportunity to do so.  In order to plan for this, we need your help. Please complete What are your Holiday Plans?

Hot Beverages:  Please remember to keep coffee and other hot beverages off campus.  For safety reasons, there is no drinking of hot beverages allowed on any of Halsey Schools grounds, or on any Halsey Schools trips or other events. If you would like to drink hot beverages, please do so off campus or before coming in.

Sheets & Blankets: All children must have a sheet & blanket for nap time everyday.  Please make sure to send a sheet & blanket at the start of the week.  Please have your child’s name printed on them.  Thank you!

Cold & Flu Season:  As we celebrate the holidays in close proximity to our friends and families we not only share great memories and fun but we pass along lots of germs. Remember to wash your child’s hands everyday before leaving school or any other social event. At Halsey Schools, we follow our written Illness Policy and written illness prevention procedures.  We make every effort to assure your child contracts as few illnesses as possible.  However, most children and adults will contract at least one illness between now and April.

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Jenni Rice - Owner & Director

I hope you like this post. I love helping parents, teachers and children learn, grow and become better people! Everyday I'm delighted to spend my day in the place I love with the people I love. If you don't know me already, please read my Teacher Feature. | G+