Happy Times January 2015

Last year’s Pizza Party was so cheesy! Join us this 1/16!

How many teeth do sharks have? What do crabs & lobsters have in common? Do sea lions and dolphins breath underwater? What’s the difference between an octopus and a squid? We’ll be learning a lot about animals of the sea this January.

We will be reading these books:

You can read them at home too. Please remember to read with your children every night. Click the book to learn more & buy from Amazon.

Hark! A Shark!: All About Sharks (Cat in the Hat's Learning Library) National Geographic Little Kids First Big Book of the Ocean (First Big Books) Oceans: Dolphins, sharks, penguins, and more! Commotion in the Ocean

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


School Closed 12/24, 25, 26, 31 and 1/1 & 2: 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?

Busy Bee’s Homework 1/5: In order to prepare you and the children for Kindergarten, the Busy Bee teachers will send fun homework packets home every Monday. The activities help the children practice the concepts they are learning at school and give you an opportunity to see some of the ways your child learns at school.  Packets should be returned the following Monday. The children are not required to complete the homework, but those that do receive recognition for it during circle time. The homework is not graded or returned. | It is best to establish a consistent homework routine. We recommend doing it 2-3 days a week. For example every Monday, Wednesday & Friday or every Tuesday & Thursday. It’s up to you and your family. Click on Homework tab on the Busy Bee Page.

Visitor 1/13: Stranger Safety Program. | Would you like to be a visitor? Signup here, call us or talk to us.

Wear your favorite hat day 1/15: Wear whatever you’d like as long as it is your favorite. 🙂

Pizza Party 1/16 11:00 – 12:00:   Join us for our Annual Pizza Party @ the Preschool.   Please let us know if you are coming by signing the invite in your child’s classroom.

Staff Development Training 1/13-14: Managing Aggressive Behavior in Young Children | 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 has some hands of fun through our regular training programs. Learn more about our happy teachers here.

School Closed: 1/19: Martin Luther King Jr Day.

Field Trip  2/5, 9:30 – 12:00: Giggles & Hugs. Lunch at School | 6600 Topanga Canyon Blvd. Ste 2008, Woodland Hills, CA 91303 | 818-610-4847  | 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 for Field Trips here.


Do you need care for older siblings during winter break?  We are open 6:30-6:30 12/22, 12/23, 12/29 & 12/30 LAUSD is closed 12/22-1-9. If you need care for 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. Tuition rates are  $105 for 12/22 & 23, $105 for 12/29 & 12/30 and $270 for 1/5-9. Hope to see you soon.

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?

Winter Change of Clothes: Please make sure your child has at least one complete set of extra winter clothes & shoes.  Don’t forget to label everything.

Labels: Please remember to label everything you bring to school. Yes everything. It’s the best way for us to identify lost & found items.

Emergency Contacts: Are yours up to date? When anything changes, please remember to let us know.

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