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HAPPY HALL HEADLINES | DECEMBER 2018

HAPPY HALL SCHOOLS MESSAGE BOARD

PROVIDING QUALITY EDUCATION SINCE 1951

Dear Families,

 

As winter has officially begun, I would like to wish you all a very peaceful and happy holidays. Having worked hard this year, the children will be ready for a break and the opportunity to recharge their batteries (while wearing yours out, no doubt!). We've had a busy and productive fall term with a lot of activity. I’d like to share some highlights from our fall term and a few updates for the upcoming year.

 

Lemos Farm Field Trip

We had a blast with Ms. Stacy, Ms. Olivia, Ms. Kimberly, and the Purple Class students at Lemos Farm. The children rode ponies, fed goats, went for a train ride, and picked out their very own pumpkin. We appreciate the many parents that joined us to ensure a successful first field trip. What a fun occasion to sport our class t-shirts. It was very special to observe the knowledge and memories gained during this adventure.

 

Winter Celebrations

It’s an annual tradition to bring together our families to celebrate this special time of year. Our preschool had two spectacular winter events that included singing, hot chocolate, and a special visit from Santa. Our Meadows After School program also put together a cheerful concert for their families. Our Happy Hall family thanks you for sharing in this season of peace and love.

New Sign

Have you seen our new sign? It just went up on Friday afternoon at our preschool site. Check out our Instagram page for a sneak peek.

 

New Parent Engagement App for Preschool, Green Hills, and Meadows

For several months, we evaluated many parent engagement applications. We are pleased to announce that we will be using HiMama to provide a real-time feed of activities, photos, and videos from your child’s time with us. Some of our centers have used other programs. We found this application to provide more features for our families. With HiMama, you’ll have the ability to message your child’s classroom directly via the app or web, as well as access menus, lesson plans, and events. Over the winter break, you’ll receive an invitation to sign up.

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Rachel Heck, Director of Operations

rachel@happyhall.com

650.583.7370

HAPPY HALL PRESCHOOL

TODDLER, EARLY PRESCHOOL, & PRE-K

Cool Weather

We have been enjoying the cooler weather and are so excited to finally be spending some time outdoors (even if it is in between rain.)  Please be sure to send your child to school in layers and even bring rain boots if they might enjoy splashing in a puddle.  We will go out even if it is sprinkling or cold out.

NAEYC

Thank you for being patient while Ms. Rachel, Ms. Anne, Ms. Stacy and I went to the NAEYC conference in November. We were also fortunate to attend a presentation titled "Won't You Please... Would You Be My Neighbor?" that featured Joanne Rogers, widow of Fred; producer of the film Won’t You Be My Neighbor; Nicholas Ma; Junlei Li, previous director of the Fred Rogers Center for Early Learning and Children’s Media; and Bill Isler, former president of the Fred Rogers company. We really enjoyed our experiences at workshops, networking with educators around the country, and playing in the snow a little!

Holiday Fun
Parent Night Out was a success. We hope those of you that took part enjoyed an evening out or in. The kids definitely enjoyed some extra playtime, pizza, and a movie. Keep an eye out for our next Parent Night Out. Our holiday performances were a hit. I enjoyed the smiling faces of the children and families alike. Each class worked hard to spread some holiday cheer. It was a pleasure to serve you hot cocoa with marshmallows and delicious cookies. We hope you had a chance to get a picture with our special guest, Santa Claus. A big Thank You to Mr. Larry for setting up our amazing winter wonderland.
New Parent Engagement App
Were excited to announce that we will be moving from KidReports to HiMama. After several months of research, we found HiMama to provide the features we think you’ll love. You’ll continue to receive real-time feed of activities, photos, and videos from your child’s time with us; however, you’ll now have the ability to message your child’s classroom directly via the app or web, as well as access menus, lesson plans, and events. Over the winter break, you’ll received in invitation to sign up. Please be patient with our teachers as they make this change.
Preschool Calendar Updates
Please download our updated calendar HERE

  • Chinese New Year Parade has been moved to Friday, February 8.

  • School’s Open Friday, February 15! We have moved our February closure date to June in order to accommodate our new conference schedule.

  • Spring Conferences will be held Wednesday, June 12 and Thursday, June 13. The preschool will be closed for conferences; however, we will provide care for your child(ren), while you are in your conference. Please note, we are also closed Friday, June 14 to prepare for our Summer Program!

  • Because Independence Day fall on a Thursday, we are asking preschool families to sign up to attend on Friday, July 5. This will help us staff appropriately. Sign-ups for July 5 will begin in June.

Dates to Remember

  • December 24 - Open for children who were signed up.

  • December 25 - January 1 - Winter Break

  • Wednesday, January 2 - Welcome Back!

  • Monday, January 21 - Closed for Martin Luther King Jr. Day

  • Friday, February 8 - Chinese New Year Parade

  • Monday, February 18 - Closed for Presidents Day

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Shelley Marquez, Program Director

info@happyhall.com

650.583.7370

CLUB HAPPY HALL AT GREEN HILLS

BEFORE & AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS (GRADES K-5)

Season’s Greetings Happy Hall Families!
We have spent the month of November dealing with the inclement weather, and holiday schedule, but have found the time to reflect on what we are truly thankful for.  Our daily “Thankful Raffle” was a huge success.  The students were asked to write what they were thankful for and why.  We had amazing levels of participation from all our students, kinder-fifth graders!  It is really great to see that they are understanding all of the hard work that goes into ensuring a safe and happy childhood, and a quality education.  It is remarkable to read what they have come up with.  We have posted them all on the boards by the entrance.  Come read the thankfulness!  😊   
Continuing the Spirit of Giving
In December, we are shifted our mindsets from receiving, who doesn’t love a present, to giving, in our daily raffles.  The children have decided that we should do a raffle that does not involve drawing from a prize box, but one in which they will create their own gifts and prizes for each other.  The rules are simple.  A handmade gift or note is all it takes.  The goal here is to not spend money.  The children had ideas of bracelets, necklaces, bookmarks, or a written letter.  The idea is to get to know someone enough, that they can have an idea as to what to make for them.  
Building Relationships 
As always, I really appreciate the wonderful communication from all our families regarding attendance and anything else.  Good communication really does ensure the safety of the children.  As the year comes to an end, I want to express my thanks for all the great relationships we have built here at Happy Hall. Our staff takes great pride in the students’ successes, as I know all of you do, and I want to take this holiday season to recognize all of the students’ hard work.  😊
New Parent Engagement App
Were excited to announce that we will be moving from Brightwheel to HiMama. After several months of research, we found HiMama to provide the features we think you’ll love. You’ll continue to receive real-time feed of activities, photos, and videos from your child’s time with us, as well as direct messaging; however, you’ll now have access to menus, lesson plans, and events. Over the winter break, you’ll receive an invitation to sign up.
Dates to Remember

  • Monday, December 24 - Friday, January 4 - Closed for Winter Break

  • Wednesday, December 26-28 - Camp Happy Hall is Open

  • Wednesday, January 2-4 Camp Happy Hall is Open

  • Monday, January 7 - Welcome Back

  • Monday, January 21 - Closed for Martin Luther King Jr. Day

  • Friday, February 15 - No Camp - Club Closed for Staff Development

  • Monday, February 18 - Closed for Presidents Day

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Eddie Mancini, Program Director

clubgreenhills@happyhall.com

650.872.2582

CLUB HAPPY HALL AT MEADOWS

BEFORE & AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS (GRADES TK-5)

Giving Thanks
Thank you to everyone who contributed to our Thanksgiving Feast. We enjoyed delicious food, while we celebrated friendship and family. During this time, your support of me and my family is greatly appreciated. I look forward to spending the Christmas holiday with them.
Holiday Concert
With anticipation, the students were diligent about practicing for the Holiday Concert. Thank you to all that attended. After a spectacular performance children and families enjoyed the cookies they baked along with hot cocoa! We home those winter scarves keep them warm over winter break.
New Year Fun
When we return, we explore weather, make snow dough, and play many indoor game on those rainy days.
Parent Engagement App
For several months, we evaluated many parent engagement applications. We are pleased to announce that we will be using HiMama to provide a real-time feed of activities, photos, and videos from your child’s time with us. We found this application to provide helpful features for our families. With HiMama, you’ll have the ability to message us directly via the app or web, as well as access menus, lesson plans, and events. Over the winter break, you’ll receive an invitation to sign up.
Dates to Remember

  • Monday, December 24 - Friday, January 4 - Closed for Winter Break

  • Wednesday, December 26-28 - Camp Happy Hall is Open

  • Wednesday, January 2-4 Camp Happy Hall is Open

  • Monday, January 7 - Welcome Back

  • Monday, January 21 - Closed for Martin Luther King Jr. Day

  • Friday, February 15 - No Camp - Club Closed for Staff Development

  • Monday, February 18 - Closed for Presidents Day

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Marina Hamack, Program Director

clubmeadows@happyhall.com

650.872.2585

CLUB HAPPY HALL AT ROLLINGWOOD

BEFORE & AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS (GRADES TK-5)

Very Merry

It's the Merriest month of the year! Everyday festive Christmas music will be playing everywhere.  We enjoyed making festive holiday crafts that made everybody's eyes glow with excitement and cheer. We wore our PJ's, ate yummy food and watched a festive holiday movie with our friends. Thank you to everyone who participated in the Mystery Gift game. - Ms. Charina
Dates to Remember

  • Monday, December 24 - Friday, January 4 - Closed for Winter Break

  • Wednesday, December 26-28 - Camp Happy Hall is Open

  • Wednesday, January 2-4 Camp Happy Hall is Open

  • Monday, January 7 - Welcome Back

  • Monday, January 21 - Closed for Martin Luther King Jr. Day

  • Friday, February 15 - No Camp - Club Closed for Staff Development

  • Monday, February 18 - Closed for Presidents Day

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Mara Bou-Khalil, Program Director

clubrollingwood@happyhall.cocm

650.583.2966

CAMP HAPPY HALL

SUMMER & SCHOOL-YEAR CAMPS (GRADES TK-6)

Winter Camp (Dec 26-28 & Jan 2-4)

Registration is closed. We look forward to seeing those that have signed up!

Spring Camp - April 1-5

Registration is open!

Summer Camp - June 10 - August 16

Registration will open in January!

Camp Happy Hall Photo Gallery

Click HERE to view our camp photos.

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Marina Hamack, Camp Director

camp@happyhall.com

650.409.5662