Dear Cushman Families,
This is an exciting time of the year for our preschoolers and kindergartners at the Cushman School. Celebrating the holidays at home and at school with the anticipation of holiday traditions, provides us with so many teachable moments! Our students will enjoy learning about the various holidays that families celebrate. As we harness their enthusiasm we continue to see what great progress they have made! Hopefully, you have or will soon have a parent teacher conference that will provide you with 1-1 time to discuss your own child's unique progress both academic and social. We will continue to hold conferences on our next early release day on December, so be sure to sign up for one with your child's teacher.
With the unpredictability of the weather, it is a great idea to send your child in with layers, hats, gloves and soon snowpants and boots! We have multiple recess times in a day and will be going outside every day unless the temperature with the windchill is unsafe. Snow is sure to be headed our way and the students love playing in it. Please get prepared now to have those snowpants and boots ready! We will accept winter coats and snowpants that have been out grown to have on hand should you wish to donate them to the school.
As a Feinstein Leadership School, our students continue to spread kindness throughout the school, home and community. Our Acts of Kindness forms are being turned in daily and are recognized with names on our Kindness Tree. We have utilized the grants provided by the Feinstein Foundation together with other funding to secure a new play structure that we hope to have by the spring if not sooner!
We will soon be preparing for our preschool lottery process and encourage any families with children that will be three prior to September 1 to apply in February! Watch for more information coming soon.
I wish you all a wonderful holiday season. Enjoy your children's enthusiasm as much as we do here at school!
Dr. Justine Dale
Early Childhood Director