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Mark your calendars:
11/1 Poinsettia Orders Due
11/8 Election Day
11/9 GT Board Meeting
11/11 Veterans Day Growing Tree Closed for Conferences
11/11 Conferences - In Person
11/13 World Kindness Day
11/16 National Button Day
11/24 Thanksgiving GT Closed
11/25 Thanksgiving GT Closed
Spring forward and Fall back! Reminder to set your clocks back an hour on Sunday, November 6th, for daylight savings time.
The turnout was terrific for the DD Ranch. It was so fun watching families connect outside of Growing Tree! Thank you for participating!
Conferences will be held on Friday, November 11th. These conferences will be held in person only. Please look for the email to sign up for your meeting. The teachers are looking forward to connecting with their families.
Holiday Sing A Long
It's Back, and we could not be more excited to have scheduled our Annual Holiday-Sing-Along. Mark your calendars for Monday, December 19th. We will gather at UUFCO for lots of holiday singing. Each classroom will perform its favorite songs. Yes, even the Seeds!
Poinsettia Orders Due:
We are entering year 25 of our annual "Poinsettia Sale" We hope that you enjoy selling the poinsettias as much as I enjoy delivering them. It is a great way to start your Holiday Season!
- I have attached the order form at the top of the newsletter and placed one in your child's file folder
- Please approach your employer, family, and friends. I can deliver plants to businesses but not homes.
- Do you need volunteer hours? For every two Poinsettias you sell, you receive one volunteer hour.
- Orders are due ASAP
Did you happen to know? Growing Tree classrooms (including the Big Seed room) go outside 3 times a day, no matter the weather. Both children and teachers look forward to these times. Your child must have the appropriate clothing to stay warm. As we move into winter, we ask that your child have the following supplies in their cubby: snowsuit, boots, hat, and two pairs of mittens/gloves.
For your review, before the weather goes 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.
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- 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
- Rake Leaves
- Clean rain gutters
- Sell Poinsettias
- 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 9th. Interested in serving on our Board of Directors? Reach out to Tammy
We have added a donate button to our website and Facebook page. Feel free to pass it along or use it yourself.
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.
Emily: 5 years
Owen Sawyer arrived and promoted Jack to "Big Brother" status.
Jack was very excited to share with his BUD friends that he was a big bother!
We cannot wait to meet Owen when he joins the Seed room in the new year!