December 2018 News
This month we will be “decorating” a tree with hats and mittens to support Person-to-Person in Norwalk. P2P serves over 800 families a month, and during the winter provide hats, mittens and gloves to those in need. Please look for the Mitten Tree in the lobby and consider donating for this worthy organization. A thank you in advance from P2P: “We are so grateful for your kindness and support!”
Wow, the “Kids Can!” Food Drive was an enormous success! The generosity of our families was incredible. ZHPP collected 346 pounds of food which will feed 288 individuals! The Soup Kitchen and Food Pantry at the Salem Lutheran Church was so appreciative. THANK YOU!
Friday, December 7 at 9:00am
Please join us for coffee and catch up with friends after drop off. All are welcome including the younger siblings who do not have school! Hope to see you there!
Registration and Enrollment
Registration packets for the 2019-2020 school year will be distributed after the new year with open enrollment beginning on January 7. Please contact the office with any questions.
We extend a warm welcome to our new student, Aaryav Srivastava. He will join Miss Kristen’s and Miss Sarah’s class on December 4. Along with parents Garima Satsangi and Vibhore Srivastava, we are thrilled to have Aaryav join the ZHPP family!
Weather-Related Delays and Cancellations
ZHPP’S policy is to follow the protocol of Wilton Public Schools with regard to weather-related delays and cancellations. If Wilton Public Schools are closed, ZHPP will be closed. If there is a delay, we will begin our mornings at 10:30am. If there is an early dismissal, we will end at 12:30pm or sooner, depending on the circumstances. In all instances of early dismissal, there will be no afternoon activities.
ZHPP uses both email and text messaging alerts in any weather related change to our schedule. If you would like to add a nanny or care-giver to our text/email chain, please let us know. There may be occasions when power/internet outages prevent us from sending emails/texts, but we make every effort to get the messages sent in a timely fashion. Please be certain to check as many sources as possible for up-to-date information and remember the general rule of thumb – we follow Wilton Public Schools!
The teachers have been enjoying the Fall Conferences, which began mid-November and will run through early December. It is a great opportunity to share information on your child’s day and development. Please don’t hesitate to see Anne and Jessica with any questions.
We have heard from a number of parents that daily communications through Tadpoles has been a bit temperamental. We hope this has been resolved and you are receiving daily Tadpole reports and occasional communications from your classroom teacher. If this is not happening please confirm your email address with your classroom teachers and check your spam folders.
Sweet dreams, everyone! While the rest portion of our day is going smoothly, the laundry from the “loaner” blankets is a challenge, and stuffed animals can be fodder for tossing games. Please feel free to send in a blanket for your child on his or her rest days, and limit stuffed animals to one. It can remain in the cubby if that makes life easier (assuming it’s a spare!). Thank you!
Please remember to dress your child for the change of seasons and upcoming winter weather. We make every effort to go outside every day and the children need the appropriate clothing to be comfortable in the conditions outside. Please try to send in clothing that your child can independently manage. Please also remember to update your child’s spare clothing with a seasonally-appropriate set.
1 No School – New Year’s Day
7 Open Enrollment/Registration Begins
21 No School – Martin Luther King Jr. Day
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