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Mark your calendars:
12/1 Poinsettias Delivered
12/4 National Cookie Day
12/14 GT Board Meeting
12/18 Hanukkah Begins
12/19 Holiday Sing A long
12/25 Christmas Day
12/26 Kwanzaa Begins
12/31 New Years' Eve
Growing Tree Closed:
December 23rd: CLOSED
December 26th: CLOSED
January 2nd: CLOSED
Please notify the front desk if your child will be gone during the holidays. Many staff request time off, and I would like to confirm or deny their submissions as early as possible. Thank you
Growing Tree received a very generous anonymous donation this month! To the donor, we want you to know how much we appreciate your thoughtfulness and support of Growing Tree. We plan to use the money to support staff. From the bottom of our hearts, THANK YOU.
Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! We sold precisely 600 poinsettias this year. I will be delivering them on November 30th and December 1st. If you want to get into the holiday spirit, let me know, and I will fill your car with plants to deliver.
Thank you for attending the conferences. The teachers enjoyed collaborating and sharing with you.
Holiday Sing A Long
Please wear your favorite holiday sweater and join us at the Unitarian Universalists Fellowship for the Growing Tree Annual Holiday Sing A Long. It is a magical night as each classroom performs some memorable songs. Even the Seed classrooms will be performing. Monday, December 19th @ 600pm.
Thank you for supporting our annual poinsettia sale. Together we sold 600 plants. What a way to start the holidays!
Last month Brightwheel sent out a message that you could pay your bill through Brightwheel. This was an error; Growing Tree is not using the billing feature. Next year we will look at the billing feature in greater detail.
Please ensure your child has a snowsuit, boots, two pairs of gloves, and a hat at school EACH day! All classrooms spend time outside at least twice daily, no matter the weather conditions. They must have the appropriate clothing at school to stay warm. If you are looking to buy snow clothes to leave at school, we prefer the one-piece suits for three reasons:
1. Children can dress themselves and are less likely to lose articles of clothing
2. They are warmer
3. Children can easily maneuver in the cold as snowsuits are less bulky
For your review, 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 an emergency, if the situation allows, we will contact you via phone once we are safe.
The playlists have been updated! Under the PARENT tab on our website, you will find class Playlists. Please review your information on the Playlist to ensure accuracy. These lists are intended for birthdays and playdates. Please do not use them for any other reason or share them. Login information: parent gtcc2015
The following are volunteer opportunities:
- Volunteer hours are not pro-rated if you withdraw from the Center before December 31st.
- Deliver our blue bags to the bottle drop
- Deliver Poinsettias
Shop Boon Supply with a 40% Giveback
Shop for gifts here: https://www.boonsupply.com/69979. Be sure to enter our fundraiser ID at check out: 69979.
Bottle Drop Bags
Blue bags are available at the front desk! To date, we have received over $1000 from your recycling efforts. Growing Tree Thanks!
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Schedule of Events
Did you know you can find the dates and locations for all the Growing Tree special events under the SCHEDULE tab on our website?
Board of Directors Meeting is November 14th. Interested in serving on our Board of Directors? Reach out to Tammy
We have added a donate button to our website.
Family Resource Network
While shopping online, please remember our AmazonSmile program!
AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way to support Growing Tree every time you shop, at no cost to you. You will find the same convenient shopping experience as amazon.com, with the bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to Growing Tree!
Head to smile.amazon.com to get started.
Head to smile.amazon.com to get started.