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September 2021 Director’s Newsletter

September 2, 2021
Teachers had so much fun visiting your children at your home this week! So much joy in those interactions. We are gearing up for your visit to your classroom next week. It will be a gift to have our berries back in the building!
Important September Dates (full school year Calendar HERE)

  • 7th Colonial Classroom Visits
  • 8th & 9th Calvary Classroom Visits
  • 13th & 14th First Days of School- Blueberries & Strawberries (Lunch Bunch Begins for pre-registered students)
  • 15th-17th First Days of School- Raspberries and Huckleberries (Huckleberry Lunch Bunch begins October 4)
  • 20th Staff Meeting (No Lunch Bunch, except for Full Day Strawberry class)

Classroom Visit Details

  • Be sure you are registered! Colonial families HERE, Calvary families HERE
  • ENJOY your time with your child’s teacher. They will have classroom-specific information for you. We are excited for you to have a peek into the room.
  • Please arrive 5 minutes before your assigned time so that we can get you checked in and you can have the full 10 minutes in your classroom.
  • All Parents must wear a face mask when in the building, Face Masks are highly recommended for our Berries 2 and older. 
  • Please maintain social distance from other Parents in the Hallways and in the classroom (there will be 2 families during each visit).
  • We will let all classes know via walkie talkie when it is time to leave the classroom so that teachers can be ready for the next families.

Classroom Staggered Start SchedulesAs part of our COVID Protocol families will arrive for school 2 classes at a time in 5 minute windows. This allows for appropriate Health Screening and Social Distancing for all classes. A printed copy of your location specific schedule will be available at your Classroom Visit next week.
Every effort has been made to create a schedule with siblings as close together as possible. Thank you for your understanding if your family has a wait between children! We will have a Siblings Waiting Area for you as we did last year. 

We look forward to our time together this next week and for our classes to be together the week of September 13th! Please don’t hesitate to reach out with any questions in the meantime. 

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