We hope you had a wonderful and joyous holiday season. Welcome back!
It’s wonderful to see all the children back in school. We know the holidays are always busy, yet we had many parents volunteering their time. We thank all of you who have volunteered at The Robin’s Nest during the year. Parent participation is very important to the school and the children love it too!
The children enjoyed a busy and exciting holiday season at The Robin’s Nest. On the evening of December 15th more than 500 people attended the annual Christmas program presented by Mrs. Kelly Groves and The Robin’s Nest children. It was enjoyed by all!
Breakfast with Santa was a fun and festive morning for children and their families on December 10th. Robin’s Nest wants to thank Waffle House and Sam Norman for sponsoring our breakfast. We are so blessed to have such wonderful support again this year. We would also like to thank our volunteers, cooks, and teachers for making Breakfast with Santa a success.
A big thank you to Jill Pearen, Kayla Marsh, Leslie Admire, and all of our volunteers for their help with shopping, organizing, wrapping, and staffing the Santa Shop. The Santa Shop would not be the success it is without you!
WESTLAKE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL
Westlake Christian School is giving a special tour designed exclusively for parents of Robin’s Nest students. They will meet in the Westlake Cafeteria on Friday, January 13th, at 9:15 a.m.
ROBIN’S NEST REGISTRATION FOR 2017-2018 SCHOOL YEAR
Registration begins January 31! To register for next year’s program, all parents are required to complete a new set of application forms. Please be sure to fill out the application completely. When you fill out the emergency pick up form, please be sure to put the full address as well as the phone number for each person you have listed. A non-refundable registration fee is required at the time of registering. It is not necessary to get new health and immunization forms unless your current forms are expired.
SAVE THE DATE
On February 12th the Palm Harbor United Methodist Church is having the Robin’s Nest students sing at the 9:45 a.m. service. We would love to have everyone attend. Details to come!
Dress code reminder: For the safety of the children no sandals, open-toed, or open-back shoes are to be worn to school. Girls who are wearing a dress to school must wear shorts. (Please refer to your parent handbook for all the policies and procedures).
Our school takes the health of our students very seriously and takes many precautions to control the spread of illnesses and to protect the health of your child. There are additional measures you can take at home to protect your child’s health as well, including:
- follow the basic prevention measures of hand washing, cough and sneeze etiquette and regular cleaning of high touch surfaces
- monitor your child for signs and symptoms of illness
- keep your child home from school and other activities when ill
- keep children home until they no longer have symptoms of illness and are feeling well and able to fully participate in daily programs – children must be free of fever and vomiting for 24 hours before returning to school
- seek medical attention if your child becomes ill, especially if they are at increased risk for complications from illness
A word from the Florida Department of Health in Pinellas County (DOH-Pinellas): Epidemiology Program has detected an increase in clusters of hand, foot, and mouth disease (HFMD) among children in daycares and preschools. HFMD is a common childhood illness that is caused by several different viruses. Symptoms include fever, sore throat, malaise (general discomfort), and a rash in the mouth, the palms of the hands, and the soles of the feet. There is no vaccine and the best prevention is frequent hand washing. Children who are ill with HFMD should be excluded from all group settings until the rash is completely crusted over or they are cleared by a healthcare provider to return.
We thank you for your cooperation and hope to get through the season with as few illnesses as possible.
DATES TO REMEMBER
Jan. 2 School closed
Jan. 3 School resumes
Jan. 12 & 13 PAC meeting at 9:15 a.m.
Jan. 16 School closed – Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday
Jan. 26 Wonders of Nature
Jan. 31 Registration begins
Feb. 20 School closed – Professional Education Day
Feb. 27 & 28 Graduation and class pictures
Feb. 27 – March 3 Book Fair
March 2 Dads Night