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February Director’s Newsletter

February 1 , 2022

We did make it! It was not an easy month- thank you for your patience and endurance as we have ridden the Omicron wave. We learned a lot and have streamlined our COVID Protocol further – with what we recognize we are able to manage as a staff and what what does not put undue burden on families. This will be passed out in cubbies this week and can be seen HERE

February CSO
Our late winter service learning project is collecting hats and mittens for local organization, Hats&Mittens. What a great way for our Berry Patch children to give something as important as staying warm to another child! Thank you for working alongside us to instill the spirit of generosity and compassion in our berries. 

2022-23 Registration
All current families who have registered should have received confirmation letters via email. If you have not received yours or have any questions with your child’s placement, please reach out to Carrie Lounsberry, Assistant Director, Finance and Operations. 

Parent Input Form
If you have specific needs/requests for your child for the 2022-23 school year, please fill out a Parent Input Form. These will be available at your school location check-in area and are due by May 1st. Please turn in to your location Assistant Director (Jenny-Colonial; Cara- Calvary.)

Camp Sizzleberry Confirmation
Camp Sizzleberry is nearly full for all three sessions at both locations.  All registered families will receive confirmation letters this week. If you are still interested in your child attend, please fill out the registration form HERE and we will get back to you regarding availability. We will have wait lists for camp, so be sure to indicate your interest now. 

February Special Guest
We are excited to have a local, professional musician share his Cello and his experience being a part of the orchestra with our classes! Colonial classes will meet Dan Anderson this week (Wednesday and Thursday) and Calvary classes will on February 15th and 16th. This is a great opportunity to see and hear a REAL LIVE MUSICIAN as our children explore art and music this month through our theme, Mozart and Monet.

We look forward to this new month with all the fun of studying music, instruments, and lots of different art personalities and techniques; the hope of the days getting a teeny bit longer; and classroom communities getting even more tightly knit – it is a joy to bear witness to this goodness!

Molly Lounsberry Dykstra
Director/Co-Owner, The Berry Patch Schools