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December 2017 Newsletter

Dear Parent(s),

             Our monthly theme for Miss Hoy’s and Ms. Yacono’s classes is Season For Giving, while the toddlers and pre-toddlers will have a theme of Cold Hands, Warm Hearts. Winter holidays, winter weather, and holiday colors will be some of the topics reviewed this month. If anyone would be interested in sharing their special holiday celebrations with the children, please see your child’s teacher.  The children will also be learning about different animals that they may see during winter

             We will be closing at 5:30PM on Monday, December 11th for our monthly staff meeting. All parents should have received a memo on our 2018 staff meeting dates. If you need a copy, please see Larry Brown.

             We have scheduled our Christmas party for Tuesday, December 12th. There may be a visit from Santa Claus during the day. This will also be during our Spirit Week of December 11-15. Please visit our website at www.jeffersonvillecds.com for details on the daily themes.

             For parents looking for activities to do with their child(ren), here is a website worth looking into. Pennsylvania’s Promise for Children is a campaign to raise awareness about the importance of providing the state’s young children with access to quality learning opportunities. I would suggest subscribing to the newsletter “Learning is Everywhere”, which is a monthly e-newsletter based on the Learning Is Everywhere calendar that has activities, books, and songs for children from birth to age five. The website is www.papromiseforchildren.com.

             Speaking of websites, all families are encouraged to try the eScrip Online Mall. Shop online anytime and a percentage of your purchases will be credited to JCDS. Visit https://shopping.escrip.com to create your account and shop. Our group ID# is 2144880.

             As the winter season and colder weather approaches, we will go outside daily (weather permitting), so children will need to be dressed warmly for outdoor play. Children should have hats, gloves, or mittens to keep themselves warm. Please label all clothing with your child’s name.

             During the cold winter months, you may feel the need to have your car running unattended while dropping off your child (ren). For the safety of all the children, please turn off your engine while parked in the parking lot.

             With the colder weather, cold and flu season begins. Please remember to have your child(ren) wash their hands when they arrive at school. Your assistance in doing this is greatly appreciated.

             As a reminder, the school will be closed for our Winter Break from Monday, December 25th to  Monday, January 1, 2018.  We will be back open on Tuesday, January 2, 2018.  We would like to wish everyone a happy holiday season, and a healthy and prosperous New Year.


 School Reminders    School Reminders    School Reminders     

JCDS will be closed on Monday, February 19, 2018 for a staff in-service training day.

 School pictures will be taken Tuesday, March 6, 2018.

 Our annual Easter Egg Hunt will be Saturday, March 24, 2018 at 10:00am.

 JCDS will be closed on Friday, March 30, 2018 for Good Friday.

 JCDS will be closed on Friday, April 27, 2018 for more professional development training.