Howdy!

The holiday season is upon us and there will be a lot going on in the classrooms. The classroom holiday celebrations will be December 20th. Watch for information from your child’s teacher concerning times and help that is needed from parents. Final exams for the students begin Dec. 9. After finals, some of our teaching assistants will be graduating and others will be taking time off to spend the winter break with their families. In order to plan for staffing and to help avoid preparing too much food, a survey will be sent out to determine an approximate number of children who will be in attendance each day. Watch for an email with a link to a survey or a list in your child’s classroom.

Now that the temperatures are becoming cooler, we would like to remind you to supply a light jacket or longer pants. Also, the children are growing so fast and many of their summer changes of clothing need to be exchanged for warmer selections in their new sizes. If you have donations of clothing at home and there are no younger siblings to wear them, we welcome them for times when a child may not have enough clothing after an accident. We also LOVE donated shoes and coats, as we never have enough for children who may have soiled theirs. You may leave this with your child’s teacher or with the front desk.

Thank you for entrusting us with the care of your child! As a parent of 4, I know it is not easy to do. The classroom teachers at Becky Gates are experts in the early childhood field and they work tirelessly every day to provide an excellent environment for your children.

Happy Holidays to each and every one of you and your families!

Debbie

Debbie Almand

Assistant Director