Happy Times January 2016

Weekly Themes & Stories for January

This month we’ll be learning about Pharmacists, X-Ray Technician, Paleontologist and Set Designers.  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:

Community Helpers Then and Now (From Olden Days to Modern Ways in Your Community) My Mom Has X-ray Vision Bones Rock!: Everything You Need to Know to Be a Paleontologist How Does the Show Go On Update: An Introduction to the Theater

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.


Busy Bee’s Homework 1/4: 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.

Field Trip Kids World 1/7 9:00-1:00: Lunch on trip |618 Lindero Canyon Rd Ste A, Oak Park | 818-338-8888| 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.

Discovery Days 1/14 & 15: Please join us for some hands-on learning fun with your preschool children. We will have different learning centers arranged at the Preschool from 10:00 – 11:00 for parents and children to enjoy together. What will we be discovering? Come on in to find out!

  • January 14, 10:00-11:00 -Pandas & Penguins
  • January 15, 10:00-11:00 -Busy Bees & Dragonflies

Parent Visitors – Movie/TV Set Designer  Francoise Cherry-Cohen (Gabby’s Mom) 1/28: 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.

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?

School Closed 1/18: in honor of Martin Luther King.


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

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.

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 4. | On January 20th the normal billing schedule will resume for February tuition.

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Jenni Rice - Owner & Director

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