SCHOOL NEWSLETTER - NOVEMBER 2018

          Fall is here! Thanksgiving is four weeks away and Christmas and Chanukah are just around the corner. The anticipation and excitement of the holiday season will soon be evident in the children. All of our monthly newsletters and calendars are posted on our website: www.dollysnurseryschool.com.
            There are many important dates to note on your November calendar:
November 1st - Monthly tuition payments are due this week.
November 9th (Thursday)-The last day to order books from the November Firefly Book circular. You can order on line as            well. Use code is H936P.
November 12th (Monday) - VETERAN'S DAY-SCHOOL IS CLOSED.
November 14th and 15th (Wednesday and Thursday) – We will have a real Thanksgiving dinner here at school in the morning sessions only. Children will sample turkey, mashed potatoes, corn, carrots, stuffing, muffin and dessert. If your child comes in the afternoon he or she can attend either morning. There will not be any afternoon dinners. Note: All children staying for lunch will still need to bring a lunch.
November 14th (Wednesday) “Jammin’ With You” visits at 10:30 a.m.!
November 14th (Wednesday) PTAB Meeting 7:30p.m. -  8:30p.m.  The meeting will be held at school.
November 15th - Second Quarter Tuition Payments are due by this date.
November 17th through 25th - No School. Thanksgiving recess.
November 26th – (Monday) – Hingham Firefighter Dave Nickerson visits school at 9:30 am.
November 26th – (Monday) – Kid’s Yoga with Amy McCormick at 12:45 p.m.
November 27th – (Tuesday) – Hingham Police Safety Officer John Walden visits school at 9:30 am.
November 27th and 28th - (Tuesday and Wednesday) -Show and Tell Days- Each child may bring in one item to share.
November 28th (Wednesday) “Jammin’ With You” visits at 10:15 a.m.!
November 30th – (Friday) – “Awesome Robb”, the Pirate Show at 10:00 a.m.
December 13th (Thursday) - PTAB Meeting 7:00p.m. - 8:30p.m. See below.
December 15th (Saturday) - Our Twenty-second Annual Holiday Pageant. See the section below.
December 18th (Tuesday) - The last day of school before Christmas recess.
December 19th through January 1st - Christmas recess. See below.
January 2nd - (Wednesday) -School resumes. Happy New Year 2019!
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            Reminder, please turn around in our driveway or at the end of our street if our driveway is not accessible, and park facing toward Rte. 228. We must keep traffic moving and keep parking spaces available especially at 9:00 a.m.  We need you to pull as far forward as possible. If you wish to stay at school for a bit, please arrive a few minutes late instead of early. This will keep spaces open during the busy time. The speed limit on Pine Street is 10 MPH. Thank you for your cooperation!
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            Our Twenty-second Annual Holiday Pageant. This show will be held on, Saturday, December 15th at 3:00 p.m. The show will be held in the Plymouth River School auditorium off High Street in Hingham. All children are welcome to be in the show. We will have each class do three songs. We will begin practicing our songs right after Halloween. Please have your child at the hall at 2:45 p.m. The show will start at 3:00p.m. We may have a visit from Santa after the show. Note: No food or drinks are allowed in the hall.
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            A HAPPY NOVEMBER BIRTHDAY TO JAKE AND DEAN H, AIDEN J, CALLAHAN J, CATHERINE S, JULIA S, AND ANNABELLE S. ===========================================================================================================
            Pizza Day will be on TUESDAYS in November. McDonald’s Happy Meal Day will be on FRIDAYS in November.
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            Snow Cancellations. If we have snow, an email will be sent to all parents announcing that school is either canceled, opening late or open regular hours. NOTE: We do not always follow the decisions of the Hingham/Hull /Cohasset Public Schools. Our decisions are also posted on our website at www.dollysnurseryschool.com.
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payments remain the same for the whole year. Note: School is closed for the following vacation weeks: December 19, 2018 to January 2, 2019, February 13, 2019 through February 24, 2019, and April 13, 2019 through April 21, 2019. Please mark your calendars!
            Please note the following schedule change: As we did last year, we will remain open for some extra days at the end of the school year. We will be open through Tuesday, June 11th instead of closing on Thursday, June 6th as we would have in the past. Unless you are paying tuition weekly, there is no charge for the extra days.  Note: We are delaying the start of camp until June 25th. Please mark your calendars.
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PTAB NEWS!
            The feedback from Sauchuk Farm has been very positive. The Dad’s Football Night at Dolly’s was also a great success! The game was great and the crowd was enthusiastic!
            Enclosed is a pledge sheet for our PTAB Silent Auction and Basket Drawing. We are asking each family to donate an item. High valued donations (In the past this has included Patriots, Bruins, Red Sox, and Celtics  tickets, tables, art works, video games, dinner certificates, etc.) will be auctioned off at a Silent Auction at the show.  Last year, we received over $2,900.00 worth of sports event tickets, gift certificates, lottery tickets, bottles of wine, small toys, children’s books, etc. (anything is wonderful!) from our families and local businesses. Dolly’s will donate some books and tapes, and other items. Please send in your pledge sheet as soon as possible (by November 16th). Donated items can be dropped off at school any time up through December 13th. Thirty (30) PTAB Drawing Tickets are also attached to this newsletter. Tickets sell for $1.00 each. We ask that you bring the tickets to work, friends, relatives etc., and try to sell as many as possible. Be sure that each person buying the ticket fills out the Name, Address, and Telephone section of each stub. If you need more tickets, we'll have more tickets here at school. We will have the drawing at the Holiday Pageant on December 15th. We would like have all the tickets and money returned by December 13th (We will also have a table selling tickets at the pageant.). The PTAB will divide the donated items evenly into beautiful baskets and the winners (if present) can take a basket home. If a winner is not present we'll hold the basket for them and contact them after December 15  th. Note: We only allow one winning basket per immediate family. The PTAB thanks you for your continued generosity and support!
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            Attached to this month's newsletter is a Parent Suggestion/Opinion form. Please fill out the form and return it as soon as possible. We value your comments and suggestions. You will receive a similar form at the end of the school year.
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                JAMMIN’ WITH YOU” will be here to sing and dance on November 14th at 10:30 a.m. and November 28th at 10:15 a.m.
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HAVE A GREAT MONTH!
HAPPY THANKSGIVING!