Happy Times January 2024

Themes & Books

This month we will learn about Turnips, Pomegranates, Cucumbers, Persimmons & Squashes. We will read Markets, Eating the Alphabet, How Many Veggies?, Gus and Button, & Food From Farms.


School Closed 1/1 Mon & 1/2 Tue: Have safe and very Happy New Year!

Busy Bee’s Homework 1/3: In order to prepare you and the children for Kindergarten, the Busy Bee teachers will send fun homework packets home every Monday. The activities help the children practice the concepts they are learning at school and give you an opportunity to see some of the ways your child learns at school.  Packets should be returned the following Monday. The children are not required to complete the homework, but those that do receive recognition for it during circle time. The homework is not graded or returned. | It is best to establish a consistent homework routine. We recommend doing it 2-3 days a week. For example every Monday, Wednesday & Friday or every Tuesday & Thursday. It’s up to you and your family. You can always find the homework plans here.

Bring it: Your Favorite Veggie for Snack 1/04 | A Pickle for Snack 1/16 | An Empty Plastic Water Bottle 2/1

Wear it: Wear Red 1/12 | Your Favorite Winter Hat 1/24

Schools Closed 1/15:  Martin Luther King Jr. Day – Have a nice long weekend!

Staff Development Training 1/23-1/24: Taking Care of Ourselves | Every month our teachers learn something new, take a look at something old from a new perspective, that reinforces and reinvigorates previous education and training, or just have some hands-on fun through our regular training programs. Scroll down to learn about our relationship with Quality Start Los Angeles (QSLA).  Get to know more about our happy teachers here.


Illness Policy: We follow a strict written Illness Policy. PLEASE keep your child home if they are sick. It is important to keep the children & staff healthy.

January Billing: January billing will take place on or after the 1st of January instead of December 17th. So your ACH and Credit Card charges will not be posted until on or after January 1. | On January 17th the normal billing schedule will resume for February tuition.

Hot Beverages:  Please remember to keep coffee and other hot beverages off campus. For safety reasons, there is no drinking of hot beverages allowed on any of Halsey Schools grounds, or on any Halsey Schools trips or other events. If you would like to drink hot beverages, please do so off campus or before coming dropping off or picking up your child.

Shhhhh. Surprise Readers: We have been having a lot of fun with our parents visiting as surprise readers. If you would like to participate, please arrange with your child’s teachers or Sign up here

Winter Change of Clothes: Please make sure your child has at least one complete set of extra winter clothes & shoes. Don’t forget to label everything.

Quality Start Los Angeles (QSLA): We have teamed up again with QSLA to make our program even better. QSLA provides another set of eyes with regular obervations of our classrooms, teachers, & facilities. We set goals together and work closely to improve where we can be better and keep doing what’s successful! They provide tons of opportunities for hands on training sessions, new ideas and perspectives, latest research and MORE! Let us know how you think we are doing here. Or give us 5 stars on yelp!

Jenni Rice - Owner & Director
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