December Newsletter

posted Dec 11, 2012, 10:46 AM by Cathy Wolinsky-YES

Dear Families,

Happy Holidays!

A special thanks to those of you who contributed so generously to our Thanksgiving Food Drive. The Rowe families donated 610 food items to the Yarmouth Food Pantry. The donations were greatly appreciated as the need is much higher this year than in years past.  On Tuesday, November 20, we celebrated Thanksgiving by coming together for a Community Meeting. The donated food items were displayed, and we sang Thanksgiving songs. It was a nice send-off to the holiday weekend.  

If you have been in our atrium this week, you have noticed our December holidays display in our windows.  Currently our display includes Hanukkah, Saint Nicholas’s Day, Saint Lucia’s Day, the Winter Solstice, Christmas, and Kwanzaa.  If your family celebrates another holiday, please let me now as soon as possible so we can include this tradition in our celebration.

As the days get shorter and we spend more time indoors, it is important to monitor the amount of screen time your children are getting.  Reading, playing games, and doing crafts are fun, healthy ways to spend winter days and evenings.  Finding time each day for physical activity is also important for children and adults alike. 

Upcoming Events:

December 19: Grade One attends the Fourth Grade Holiday Concert at YES

December 21: Pajama Day for Students, Teachers, and Staff

Last day of school

Have a wonderful winter break.  I wish you and your family a joyous season and a very happy, healthy new year.

Warm wishes,

Ellen Honan, Principal