Click here to view December events.
Mark your calendars:
December 1 : Poinsettia's Delivered
December 6: Elves arrive
December 8: Board Meeting
December 24: Growing Tree Closed
December 31: Growing Tree Closed
Holiday Sing A long
Unfortunately we were not able to secure UUFCO this year. They were requiring that all children wear masks. I felt not being able to see their faces defeated the purpose. So our Sing A Long will look like it did last year. The classrooms will be recording their performances. Look for the performance in your email the third week of December. Fingers crossed for next year.
Elf on the Shelf
The Elf on the Shelf arrives in the Bud, Branch, and Blossom rooms on December 6th. This mischievous elf watches over the classrooms by day and returns to the North Pole at night to report to Santa all the good deeds, kind acts, and fun activities going on in each classroom. You never know where that silly elf will be watching from each day. Remember DO NOT TOUCH the elf or he will lose his magical power to return to the North Pole!
Thank you for supporting our 23rd annual Poinsettia Sale. Together we sold 631 plants. Monies raised will go towards staff. We do have a few plants left for sale.
Letters to Santa
If your child needs to send a letter to Santa, the mailbox at the front desk is the fastest way to the North Pole. We have surprisingly good response time too!!
Shop the Holidays with a 40% Giveback
The holiday gifting season is here! Now is an excellent time to browse thoughtful gifts and stylish wrapping paper for friends, family, coworkers, caregivers, teachers, and clients. Either way, all online purchases give back 40% to our fundraiser.
Pick from practical gifts like emoji pancake pans, vegan leather totes or gift something truly special like our radiant gold heart necklace or long-lasting soy candles. Either way, your gift will go further if you shop with us.
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2021 volunteer hours need to be completed by December 31st. Please see the front desk if you need clarification regarding your hours. If you are unable to complete the 10 hours, your account will be billed $10 for every hour not completed in 2021.
Year End Accounting
2022 Annual Registration fees and 2021 Volunteer hours not completed will be billed to your account on January 1st. For your convenience, these fees are due by March 1st.
Many of you will have small credits or balances on your account in January. We will be sending out “Statements" instead of an invoice so that you may see your true balance. This statement reflects the total amount due on your account through January. Our goal is to get everyone to a "0" balance to start off the new year.
2021 Year end statements will be sent to you the last week in January for tax purposes.
On our website under the PARENT tab you will find class lists with parent emails. Please review your information on the Playlist to assure accuracy. These lists are intended for birthday's and play dates. Please do not use them for any other reason or share them. Call for Login information
For your review, prior to the weather going south, our Inclement Weather/Emergency Closure Policy is as follows:
- Growing Tree does NOT follow the public-school schedule for snow/weather days or 2-hour delays. It is our goal to remain open as usual.
- On these days when the public schools have closures, I will send out an early alert message confirming our status via BRIGHTWHEEL
- In the event we need to close the center due to weather or an emergency, we will contact you first via BRIGHTWHEEL and then post closure information on Facebook.
Please friend us on Facebook so that you may receive notifications of all the happenings at Growing Tree: https://www.facebook.com/growing.tree.be
- In the event of an emergency, if the situation allows, we will the contact you via phone once we are safe.
Bottle Drop Bags
Blue bags are available at the front desk!
Schedule of Events
Did you know you can find the dates and locations for all of the Growing Tree special events under the SCHEDULE tab on our website?
The following are volunteer opportunities:
- Volunteer hours are not pro-rated in the event you withdraw from the Center prior to December 31st.
- Rake Leaves
- Sell Poinsettias
- Deliver Poinsettia plants
- Clear drains on playground and parking lots
We have added a donate button to our website and Facebook page. Feel free to pass it along or use it yourself.
While shopping online, please remember our AmazonSmile program!
Head to smile.amazon.com to get started.
Until further notice First Friday Is CANCELLED