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January Parent Letter

WACS EduCare

January 2021

Dear Parents,

     Happy New Year!  I hope all of you enjoyed time with family and friends during the holidays.   Hopefully we get some snow soon, so the children can enjoy time outside sledding and building snow people.  As we move into the month of January, there are a few important pieces of information I need to share with you.


**         EduCare will be closed on the following days.  Please plan ahead.

February 15 (President’s Day)

March 12 (Spring Break)

April 2 (Easter Break)

April 5 (Easter Break)

May 31 (Memorial Day)

June 1 (Summer EduCare preparations)

June 2 (Teacher In-Service Training)


**         Classroom Supplies:  The 2020-2021 school year has definitely been different from any other.   In past years, we have asked families to donate snacks and paper towels after Christmas to restock our cupboards.  This year, we are asking families to again donate paper towels, but Clorax or Lysol Disinfectant wipes instead of snacks.  With the additional cleaning and disinfecting of surfaces, we have used a lot of paper towels and wipes.  Any donations would be greatly appreciated.   Thank you!!   


**         Outdoor Play:  When the temperature is mild, we love to take the children outside to play. 

The open space and fresh air allows the children to “wear off” some of their energy!  Please

continue to send the appropriate outdoor clothes for your child (coat, mittens, hat, boots, and snow pants).   Please remember to label your child’s outdoor clothing with their name.


**         Snow Days:  Just a quick reminder of our snow day policy.  If you need EduCare on a snow

day, please call (452-2890, Press #2 when prompted) by 8:00 a.m. or email cnichols@wacs1.org.  You will need to pack a cold lunch for your child on a snow day.  All information about EduCare will be sent via text alert and group email; and posted on the WACS website (www.wacs1.org).   If you have any questions on a snow day, please call     (507) 429-7407. 

EduCare will close, if it is determined it is not safe for our staff to travel.


**         Late Start/Early Release:  If school starts late or releases early due to inclement weather,

EduCare will remain open its regular hours (7:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.)    

     I hope all of you had a wonderful start to the New Year-2021





                                                                                                Christine Nichols, Director

                                                                                                cnichols@wacs1.org or 452-2890