Monthly Newsletter

January 2023

Happy 2023!
 
I hope you all enjoyed the holidays and are ready to embrace all that 2023 has to offer.  
 
Here are the events coming up this month:
 
Music with Mr. Sam:  
Mondays, 1/23, 1/30
 
Music with Hugh Hanley:
Tuesday, 1/10
Friday, 1/27
 
Yoga with Ms. Carol:
Tuesday, 1/17
Thursday, 1/26
 
Knucklebones with Coach Corey:
Every Wednesday
 
Pizza Lunch:
Tuesday, 1/3
Wednesday, 1/11
Tuesday, 1/17
Wednesday, 1/25
Tuesday, 1/31
 
**If you would like your child to participate in pizza lunch, you have the option to sign up for the full year or week to week.  Either way, if you would like to participate, you can either sign up on the clipboard on Ivana’s desk or email Sarah or me. 
 
**Please note that music classes are for all ages and Pizza lunch, Yoga and Knucklebones are for the Ladybug and Little Chick classes and all preschool classes
January Closure Date:
Circle of Friends will be closed on Monday, January 16th in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
Parent Board Meeting:
Our January board meeting will take place on Thursday, January 12th from 7:00-9:00 pm in the Playspace.  We welcome any and all parents who wish to attend. If you plan to attend please let me know as the meeting could be changed to a zoom meeting.
Enrollment for the 2023-2024 school year:
You should have received information regarding registration for the 2023-2024 school year.  If you wish for your child (or any siblings) to attend COF next school year please be sure your registration form is returned no later than January 27th.  Registration for new families will open on February 1st.
Illnesses: 
We are continuing to see an increase in illnesses as well as some positive COVID cases. Thank you for consistently monitoring your child for symptoms and taking proactive measures when he/she is not well.  Our healthcare and COVID policies have not changed and should any adjustments be necessary, they will be communicated to you.
Snow Days:
That time of the year is upon us.  As a reminder, this is our policy:
 
The snow closing policy for all students enrolled at Circle of Friends is determined by the severity of the storm. In the event of severe weather conditions, closing the school will be left to the Director’s discretion. The Director will email parents and send a message on Brightwheel by 6:00 AM and change the school’s voicemail message notifying parents of the delay or closure. If we are in session during a severe storm, Circle of Friends administration will call/email/Brightwheel message if an early dismissal is necessary.
For children enrolled in the 9 Month morning preschool program: If the opening of school is delayed past 9 AM the morning preschool program will be cancelled for that day.
The building will be closed for any state of emergency,for example: hurricanes, tornadoes, extreme weather,,pandemics, public safety emergencies, as well as building emergencies which would create an unsafe environment for children. 
Please reach out at any time with any questions.
Happy January,
Laura

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