February 6, 2019

Dear Families,

We’re going to start this newsletter with some strong requests.  No niceties.  No jokes.  We know, not normal, but….

The Three Directives of February’s Newsletter

  • Walk your child all the way to his/her classroom.
  • Sign the book every time you drop off and pick up.
  • Do not bring your child to Outer Limits if he/she is sick.

           o   Children must be fever and medication free for 24 hours to attend –                 and, yes, your children tell us when you give them medicine in the                   morning!

OK, now on to the fun stuff!

Join us February 16th at 9:30 to celebrate Love of Reading month.  We will read books, play games, participate in fun activities and eat fantastic food.  Join us for a wonderful Saturday morning.  All family members welcome!

You are going to want to be here Thursday, February 28th at 10:00.  We expect TPD Chief Magnus, Lieutenant General Richard Zahner, and other high ranking police and military personnel to visit Outer Limits.  They are working with a national agency called Fight Crime: Invest in Kids to promote the incredible benefits of a high quality early childhood education.  We are honored they selected Outer Limits for this and are incredibly excited to have such high profile officials visit.  Please consider joining us!

Speaking of February 28th…  We expect a fair amount of press coverage.  Included in this newsletter is a form for you to sign telling us your child can or can’t be included in video and pictures from this specific event.  We want to ensure that any child who shows up on tv, online or in the newspaper has parent permission.  Thank you for understanding our desire to be included in this event. While we do typically prevent disruptions to the learning environment we feel this is an excellent reason to switch things up a bit.

Do you need a statement showing what you paid us in 2018?  Ask anytime and we will print it for you.

Don’t pay to get your taxes done!  Do you know United Way has three ways for you to receive FREE tax preparation? Families earning up to $66,000 qualify for free tax preparation or free online software from H&R Block or Turbo Tax. Free tax preparation by certified preparers is available. For locations and times see the schedule.

A note about Valentine’s Day.  As you know from reading our parent handbook and your past experiences with us, we do not celebrate holidays.  We avoid holidays for several reasons, most importantly, out of respect for some of our families who don’t celebrate and would need to stay home from work if we chose to.  Please leave your candy, cupcakes and other Valentine’s Day treats at home.  Thank you!

You may know that all our teachers are First Aid and CPR certified.  CPR is also an excellent skill for parents.  Our next class is Monday, February 25th at 6:00.  The cost is $30 and you can pay the instructor directly.  We have a few spots left in the class – let us know if you would like to join us.

School age parents!  We will have teachers here when TUSD releases early on Feb. 14th and 15th, when Academy Adventures releases early on Feb. 20th and when all schools are closed for rodeo days (Feb. 21 & Feb. 22).

It was a terrific start to 2019 around here.  Thank you for allowing us to enjoy your children each day.

Thank you,

Blanca, Minnie & Bill

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