JANUARY 2021 CALENDAR FOR NURSERY SCHOOL PARENTS
January 5, 2021 - WELCOME BACK! We hope you enjoyed your holiday and are ready for a wonderful New Year.
SNOW DAYS: The nursery school follows the Oak Ridge Schools’ snow schedule. If Oak Ridge schools are closed, we are closed. If Oak Ridge schools open one hour late, we will open one hour late, however, if Oak Ridge Schools are on a 2-hour delay, we are CLOSED. Please be aware that Oak Ridge Schools are not Anderson County Schools or Clinton Schools, which close much more often. Please check websites for local or Knoxville radio or TV stations for information on school closings. The announcements are often not made until morning.
Monday, January 18 NURSERY SCHOOL CLOSED in Observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday
KINDERGARTEN READINESS DISCUSSION POSTPONED UNTIL LATE MARCH:
Local kindergarten teachers will be leading a discussion via Zoom on the current expectations for incoming kindergarteners and the curriculum covered in kindergarten. All parents are welcome regardless of your child’s age. We will try to answer any questions you have about kindergarten that night, but if you have specific topics you would like addressed or questions you want a more in depth answer for, please submit them to Shona in advance. You can send them via email or write them down and put them in the tuition box. This is a very informative meeting especially for parents new to kindergarten. Hope you can come! Please note more details will come as we get closer to March.
ADVANCE REGISTRATION PERIOD FOR FALL 2021: Jan. 18 – Feb. 15
For United Church families and families currently enrolled in the Nursery School, there will be an advance registration period from January 18 - February 15 for Fall 2021 classes. Siblings may also be registered at this time. Complete details of the registration process will be distributed to Nursery School families by January 15. Updated registration forms can be accessed on the PARENT RESOURCE page . Hard copies of the registration form will be placed by the tuition box. Completed forms may be placed in the large envelope above the tuition box or brought to the Nursery School office, or mailed to the United Church Nursery School, 85 Kentucky Avenue, Oak Ridge, TN 37830.
TAX INFORMATION: If you would like a statement of the amount of tuition you paid during 2020, please write Shona a note or email her with your request, and she will get it to you.
NO NUTS PLEASE
We are still a nut free facility due to nut allergies (tree nuts and peanuts). When it is your snack day, please send in items that do not contain nuts or nut butters. Same goes for lunches, please do not send nuts or nut butters. If you have questions, please check with your child’s teachers for more specific needs for your child’s classroom. Thanks
PARENT VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
We love having our parents and families being involved in the classroom. Please check with your child’s teacher for any volunteer opportunities in your child’s class to read stories, do holiday art, or share a special talent.
PARKING LOT SAFETY
PLEASE DRIVE SLOWLY AND CAREFULLY in the nursery school parking lot. Nothing is more important than the safety of the children. Even if you are running late, slowing down as you approach the parking lot is essential. Please hold your child’s hand as you are walking to and from your car.
*Parents and teachers are encouraged to communicate information about the children at arrival and departure times. Parents may also discuss their concerns with the director. At any time during the year, parents and teachers may request a conference.