The Growing Tree Learning Center,  Westfield, MA

Parent’s Page For News and Dates to Remember

This page is for YOU the Parent!

A place to come for the for latest news,  updates on events and important dates to remember, conveniently from your office  or home computer!                               

Don’t forget to scroll  all the way down for those important dates to remember!!!!


 

News

The Growing Tree Learning Center is proud recipient of the

2008 Massachusetts Business of the Year Award


 

New Programs at the Growing Tree!

We now offer some new and exciting programs!


Pay it Forward

This program is designed to “give back” to parents who recommend and help enroll new children to our center.  Its easy and you can earn up to $250 per child enrolled!


 

HEALTH

Here at the Growing Tree, we will do everything possible to keep all the children as happy, safe and HEALTHY as possible.

We sanitize our classrooms daily.  In addition to our regular Health Policies, we update ourselves weekly and implement the CDC recommendations  for childcare centers.  We have highly recommended to our staff to get their flu vaccinations and as usual we will carefully monitor the children for rashes,  fevers, changes in their behavior and report these symptoms promptly to their parents.


 

STUDENT DRESS CODE

Please understand our dress code policies are for the health and safety of the children. 

Children are not permitted to wear boots of any kind in school, this includes: cowboy boots, uggs, slipper bootsfashion boots and snow boots.

We suggest that children bring and leave a pair of slippers at the school, in our boot changing area, which they can change into upon arriving at school or coming in from outdoor play!

Please note:  Slipper must have a hard sole!

Also please be aware that new State regulations require that children may not wear clothing that has STRINGS OR LOOSE DECORATIONS or NECKLACES. 


 

CHANGE OF CLOTHING 

All children should have a complete change of clothing at school, in case of accidents.  This should include: pants, shirt, underpants and socks.  Please check your child’s CHANGE OF CLOTHES.  You will be shocked to see how much your child has grown and the clothing supplied only a few months back, most likely will not fit!   BE SURE ALL CLOTHING IS SEASON APPROPRIATE!  All children newly potty trained and potty training must have 2 complete sets of extra clothing and pull ups available if accidents become frequent.


 

LUNCHES

Due to allergies and differences in children’s tastes, we do not supply lunch at our school.  During the cold months of October through March, we are happy to heat up your child’s lunch in our classroom microwaves.  All heat ups must be in a microwavable container.  We can not open cans or “cook” in the microwave.  We can only heat up leftovers. Also, we can not make sandwiches, including those that come in “lunchables” and the like, (Grinders and Pizzas).  

During the warm months of April through October, we often bring the children out for picnics.  Please do not send heat ups during these months as we can not heat up lunches outside. 

Thank you for understanding and for your cooperation on all the above matter!


 

DATES TO REMEMBER 

PLEASE REMEMBER THAT DURING THE WINTER  MONTHS, DURING SEVERE WEATHER, WE CLOSE OUR CENTER ALONG WITH THE WESTFIELD SCHOOL SYSTEM.  

PLEASE CONSULT TV 40 OR 22        FOR WESTFIELD SCHOOL CLOSINGS AND DELAYS.


SCHOOL CLOSINGS 

January   Martin Luther King  Day.  School Closed

February   Presidents Day.  School Closed

March/April Good Friday.  School Closed

April   Patriot’s Day.  School Closed

May   Memorial Day.  School Closed

July    Independence Day . School Closed

September   Labor Day.  School Closed 

October   Columbus Day.  School Closed

November   Veterans Day.  School Closed

November  School Closes at 12pm the day before Thanksgiving

November  Thanksgiving Day and the Friday after

December  School Closes the day before Christmas at 12pm

December Christmas Day

January  School Closes New Year’s Eve at 12 pm

January  New Year’s Day

PLEASE BE AWARE!  SCHOOL CLOSES ON FRIDAY IF A MAJOR HOLIDAY LANDS ON SATURDAY AND ON MONDAY IF A MAJOR HOLIDAY LANDS ON SUNDAY.  IN ADDITION, SCHOOL IS CLOSES ON MONDAY WHEN A MAJOR HOLIDAY LANDS ON A TUESDAY AND FRIDAY WHEN A MAJOR HOLIDAY CLOSES ON THURSDAY!.  

                     MAJOR HOLIDAYS ARE: 

INDEPENDENCE DAY             CHRISTMAS DAY                              NEW YEAR’S DAY

PLEASE UNDERSTAND THAT THIS IS OUR ONLY VACATION TIME AS WE ARE OPENED YEAR ROUND!  THIS IS OUR WAY OF GIVING OUR STAFF SOME VACATION TIME AND KEEPING THE CENTER OPENED FOR PARENTS THAT WOULD FIND IT HARD IF WE CLOSED FOR A WEEK OR TWO DURING THE YEAR.

 

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