December 2021 Newsletter

Dear Parents,

Here come the holidays! It is such a festive time of year….and a busy one too!

December 2 Ornament orders due!

December 16 Holiday Concert

December 17 Flu Immunization Required

December 21 12:00 noon dismissal for all

Dec 22 - Jan 3 Holiday recess

January 4 School resumes

Holiday Ornaments

Each child will have the opportunity to make a holiday ornament from Hands on Pottery. All of the materials from Hands on Pottery will be brought to our school. The cost for each ornament is $10.00. If you would like your child to participate in this craft,

Please return the form to school by: Thursday, December 2nd.

Holiday Concert – Dec 16 @ 11:15 am

We are filled with hope for a new and healthy year ahead! With that in mind, the children will prepare a few songs to joyously share with their families on Thursday, December 21st. Please mark your calendar! This will be an outdoor event with the children on the steps of the school and family members socially distant in the driveway just opposite the front of the school. Please, no parking in these spaces. We respectfully ask that all attendees (ages 2 and older) wear a mask. We are so delighted that we will still be able to celebrate the season safely!

Flu Vaccine Required…… Does your child have their Flu Vaccine?

The State of Connecticut requires each child under the age of 5 years old to be vaccinated for the flu. Please provide the documentation from your child’s doctor that states your child has been given the Flu vaccine by Friday, December 17, 2021. Please submit the documentation to the school office so your child may join us on January 4, 2022 when we reopen after the winter break.

Cold Weather?

We will be taking the children outside each day for some fresh air. If the feels like temperature is 28 degrees or above, we will be outside. The children love being outside! Please send your child to school with a hat and gloves! This will help to keep them warm while playing on the playground.

Once it begins to snow….don‘t forget to send their boots and snow pants! We’ll take the time to get them ”geared up” before we go outside. Please take a minute to label all clothing and a bag for keeping these items. Sharpies work well. Their bag will go home each day so that you may wash and dry their wet/snowy items.

And…if it snows, we follow the Fairfield Public School decision. You may hear about this in many ways…the local radio stations, television: Channel 3, Channel 8 or Channel 12 news, or the direct phone line is:


*If Fairfield schools are DELAYED, we will open at 10:00 am.

**If Fairfield School are closed, we are closed.

Lunch Boxes and Slippers

Most lunch boxes and slippers are machine washable. Please take the time to launder these items as necessary to help reduce germs in the school building. Please ask your teacher to send home your child’s slippers….perhaps on a Friday for washing over the weekend?! We’d be happy to help.

Phonetic Readers

We restocked our Phonetic Readers at the beginning of the school year and the supply is getting low. Please check your bookshelves, backpacks and any other hiding places (maybe your back seat?) and return them to school so other children may have a chance to read them. Beginning December 1st, we will not be sending home any more Phonetic Readers. We’ll see how the returns come in and reevaluate the procedure in the New Year! Let’s hope for the best!

School will resume on Tuesday, January 4, 2022!!