Reminder: Sunday morning clocks "Fall back" one hour
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November 11: Growing Tree Closed
November 11: :Parent/Teacher Conferences
November 11: Zoom Board Meeting
November 26: Closed Thanksgiving
November 27: Closed Thanksgiving
On October 30th Growing Tree celebrates TEAM Day. Please dress your child in their favorite team apparel. This can be any team... team Disney, team OSU etc. Please no Halloween costumes, we would feel terrible if pieces were lost or damaged. Also, on this day we will have a special project for the children to work on at school and take home. Matt will also serve a special snack. We ask that you do not bring in any special treats but thank you for the thought..
Parent/Teacher conferences will be held on Wednesday, November 11th. School will be closed on this day so that teachers may meet with each family individually via phone call. Please check your Brightwheel messages for the link to schedule your conference. Hard copies of your child's conference will be sent home on Friday, November 6th for your review prior to your conference.
- If possible, we would appreciate the following items left at school for the winter months: hat, boots, 2 pair of mittens, snow pants, and winter jacket. By having these items at school your child will be prepared to go outside each day. Please label all items!!
- On Friday's if you would like the snow clothes to go home, please message us through Brightwheel and we can send them home.
- If your child will be wearing their boots back and forth to school please provide a pair of slippers or tennis shoes for them to wear in the classroom
- I am open to any ideas to make this process easier
- Did you know that it is not recommended that children wear any type of coat while in their carseat? Car Seats and Winter Coats Safety Video
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 email/text 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.
Book Fair - Week of November 9th
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.
Shop for holiday gifts here: https://www.boonsupply.com/69979 Be sure to enter our fundraiser ID at check out: 69979.
MOD PIZZA FUNDRAISER:
- Thank you to everyone that supported Growing Tree at MOD Pizza. We don't have a final dollar amount raised but it sounds like it was a huge success. We plan to use the proceeds to purchase new bikes for the playgrounds.
- At press time we are only 74 plants away from our goal of selling 500 plants. I have every confidence that we will reach our goal. I will be accepting orders until November 2nd! Thank you!!
SING A LONG:
- We are still in a holding pattern as to whether we will be able to host our Annual Holiday Sing A Long. If it is not in person we do have an idea up our sleeve
We will be moving to our Winter Menus the week of November 2nd. Please visit the Menu tab on the website to view weekly menus.
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:
- Dump run (filing cabinet & office chair)
- Dig out playground drains
- Sell Poinsettias
- Rake Leaves
- Deliver Poinsettias
- Volunteer hours are not pro-rated in the event you withdraw from the Center prior to December 31st.
COVID Health & Safety Guidelines
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