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LEARNING TREE SCHOOL

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NEWSLETTER December 2016 / January 2017 IMPORTANT SCHOOL ANNOUNCEMENT

I can’t believe it’s December! It seems like we just came back from our Fall holidays and we are now getting ready for the Christmas break! As I write this, I am thinking of all the fun we have had so far in school! Although we have a lot to look forward to, unfortunately, we have to say goodbye to those families who leave us at the end of the year. We will miss all the children leaving us and their families. We wish you all the best and are always happy to see you when you come back. I would like to remind you that the last week of school at the WAC/LTCS as is stated in the school calendar is the week of December 12. The last day of school is on Friday, December 16. It does not coincide with the Swiss schools. We are back to school on January 9, 2017 – all ready to start a new year of fun and learning! At this special time of the year, I think of all the people who have been invaluable to me in their support. Thank you to my wonderful teaching team. Your hard work, dedication and loyalty is greatly appreciated. The teachers and I would also like to thank Carol, our COM for all her support in everything, the Board, our new PTA committee, the parents and of course, those delightful children that make it all worthwhile!! We are looking forward to meeting all the new families joining us in the coming new year. We hope you will enjoy being with us as much as we will enjoy having you. I wish all of you the best this Holiday Season and a great 2017!!

Winter is here and ‘tis the season of runny noses, coughs and more. I would like to remind all parents of our Sickness Policy found in the Tips and Info for parents. No one wants to be sick over the holidays so it is greatly appreciated by one and all if we could please be considerate and keep your child at home should he/she show any signs or symptoms of being sick. Thank you very much. Sick policy. Parents are required to notify the school whenever a child has been exposed to a communicable disease. Children who are sick or who have a communicable disease are not permitted to attend class. This is also applicable if any sibling is sick or has a communicable disease. Staff members will not come to work when feeling or displaying any signs of communicable disease. All other parents will be notified when the school is informed of a student or staff member having a serious communicable disease, either by written notice posted on our bulletin board or through the phone tree. A child with any sign of the following symptoms will be immediately isolated and discharged to his/her parent or guardian: • diarrhea • severe coughing and runny nose. difficult or rapid breathing • yellowish skin or eyes • conjunctivitis or red eyes • elevated temperature and / or any other sign of illness • untreated infected skin patches • unusually dark urine and/or gray or white stool • stiff neck • unusual spots or rashes • sore throat or difficulty swallowing • vomiting • evidence of lice, scabies, or other parasitic infestation If a child is isolated, a teacher or other responsible adult will remain with him/her until a parent or designated adult arrives. A child will be readmitted when the parent and teacher feel he/she is completely well. In the case of severe illness The Learning Tree Cooperative School reserves the right to request a doctor's statement as evidence that the child has made a full recovery. It is generally recommended that a child who had a fever of 101°F (38.3°C) or higher should stay home until the temperature has remained below 100.2°F (37.9°C) for 24 hours. A child who has some residual or minor cold symptoms may return to school once the fever has gone, however, the child should remain home if he/she feels very tired.


PTA COMMITTEE 2016-2017 I would like to welcome and thank Tasha Bender-Cummings, Clare Taylor and Denise Kempshall Roduner for volunteering to form our PTA Committee this year. The PTA (Parent – Teacher Association) is here to support the teachers and the school . They will oversee the volunteering of the parents for activities or projects as needed. From time to time, if we need volunteers, we will either post it on the bulletin board upstairs or publish it in our newsletters. If you have any good ideas on how you can help or any skills you would like to share, please let us know! Right now, we are looking for any parent who would like to make the play dough for the classes. If you would like to volunteer your time, please contact me or one of them. Thank you very much! Tasha- tashabender@hotmail.com Denise- denisekempshall@hotmail.com

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