The Nursery School staff wishes each of you a Happy New Year!
What better way to launch a new year than by blasting off into space via our unit on the solar system. We all look forward to this time of year when once again we begin learning about the sun and the planets. This unit captures young imaginations like no other and the fours really look forward to that special trip to the planetarium at Raritan Valley Community College on January 8th.
January isn’t just about space. It’s about snow as well. All of the classes will make snowmen, snowflakes, icicles, mittens, and hats. It’s the time of the year to be inside our classrooms looking through our large windows to see snowflakes gently falling, wind blowing the clouds around, and squirrels only venturing out in a hurry to pick up that one last acorn for their nest. We look forward with your children to a snug, cozy, fun-filled, exciting time at school.
The Next Step for 2020/2021 School Year Registration
The $250 non-refundable deposit to secure your child’s place at Westminster for the 2020/2021 school year is due by February 14th.
Invoices for November and December Early Drop Off and Extended Day will be emailed.
Inclement Weather School Closings Delays
As a reminder, Westminster Nursery School follows the Berkeley Heights Public Schools when dealing with inclement weather closings and delays. Should the Berkeley Heights Public Schools close, Nursery School will be closed. Should the Berkeley Heights Public Schools have a delayed opening, Nursery School will have a delayed opening. For Nursery School, a delayed opening means morning sessions will run from 10:00 AM – 12:00 noon. Emails are sent early in the morning (between 5:30 AM and 6:00 AM).
Parent Teacher Conferences will be held on January 15th and 16th. School is not in session during conferences except for Kindergarten Enrichment. The playroom will be open (with supervision by a Nursery School staff member). Conference time sign-ups will be posted on the classroom doors. Conference days are as follows:
Wednesday, January 15 – AM Conferences (No AM preschool classes; Kindergarten Enrichment classes as scheduled)
Thursday, January 16 – AM Conferences for Tues/Thurs 2 ½ year old class
Wednesday, January 8th – 4s to Planetarium
Wednesday, January 15th - Conferences for 3s and 4s
Thursday, January 16th - Conferences for 2 ½s
Monday, January 20th – School Closed (Martin Luther King Day)
Wednesday, January 22nd - Junior Lab Scientist enrichment begins
Monday, January 27th - Pajama Day
Tuesday, January 28th - Pajama Day