Happy Times January 2018

Weekly Themes & Stories for January

This month we will be learning about: rattlesnakes, groundhogs, skunks, raccoons and squirrels. Fun Fact: Squirrels can only find 25% of the nuts they hide! We will be reading:  Snakes, Ten Grouchy Groundhogs, Skunks, A Pocket Full of Kisses, and Nuts to YOU!  You can cuddle up and read these great books with your child at home too.

Author's imageJenni RiceDirector & Owner


School Closed 12/25-26 & 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?

Bring it : 1/4 Toy Snake | 1/24 Hershey Kiss for your best friend | 1/29-2/2 A squirrel Book/story

Busy Bee’s Homework 1/8: 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.

Staff Development Training 1/09 & 1/10: How to Discourage Name Calling | Ten Activities to Occupy Toddlers. | 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-on fun through our regular training programs. Learn more about our happy teachers here.

Discovery Days 1/11 & 12: Please join us for some hands-on learning fun with your preschool children. We will have different outdoor learning centers from 10:00 – 11:00.  What will we be discovering? Come on in to find out!

  • January  11th, 10:00-11:00 -Pandas & Penguins & Toddler Center
  • January 12th, 10:00-11:00 -Busy Bees & Dragonflies

Closed 1/15: Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Wear it : 1/16 Black & White | Halsey Shirt every Friday & on field trips

Field Trip 1/18: 9:00 – 1:00 Kids World, Lunch on trip |618 Lindero Canyon Rd, Oak Park, CA 91377 |  Please sign up here. | Field trips are available for Busy Bees, Dragonflies, Penguins 3+ years old and potty trained.  All children must wear their Halsey Shirt on all field trips. If your child is in the Panda class, he/she may attend the trip if you or your spouse or other loved one 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.


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?

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.

About the Author

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+