During the school year, Newcomb celebrates many special days, such as Halloween, Thanksgiving, Martin Luther King Day, Valentine's Day, and Mardi Gras. If your family has additional celebrations you would like to share with the class, please let the teacher know. We especially like it when families share their culture with the class. If there are special needs for particular holiday celebrations in school, your child will bring home a note to let you know what is needed. Please do not exchange presents with other children at school. Also, Valentine's Day cards may be distributed at the school, but please bring blank cards (enough for the class) signed by you or the student. Do not put the names of the recipients on the envelope.\
For information about celebrations at Kidopolis, please talk to the administrative staff.
We also enjoy celebrating children's birthdays at the centers! Please feel free to bring something special to school on your child's birthday. However, please let the teacher know well ahead of time which day you would like to do so. (If another child is already celebrating a birthday that day, you will be asked to pick another date.)
Specific birthday practices vary slightly, so please be sure to contact your child's teacher for details. In general, Kidopolis prefers these celebrations to take place at 3:00 p.m. At Newcomb, the staff prefers the celebrations to take place during regular snack time.
Please do not send party hats, treat bags, balloons, or other favors, as these can become choking hazards; and please save entertainment for out-of-school celebrations.
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