Happy New Year
Annual Registration fees and 2016 Volunteer hours not completed were billed to your account on January 1st. For your convenience these fees are due by March 1st. Volunteer hours were only billed if you did not complete your 10 volunteer hours by December 31st.
Many of you have small credits or balances on your account. In January you will receive a "Statement" instead of an invoice. This statement gives the total amount due on your account through January. Our goal is to get everyone to a "0" balance to start off the new year.
On January 31st we will send out year end statements that can be used for tax purposes. Please watch for these in your email.
Did you know...
We are in the final stages of completing our annual review of immunization records.
Tera has already notified you if your child does not have the required immunizations or non medical exemption certificate. You have until January 11th to complete the process. You can review Growing Trees Immunization Rates on our website under Contact Us > Forms.
Inclement Weather/Emergency Closure Policy
December allowed us to put in to action our Weather/Emergency procedure on several occasions. If you did not receive an email notification from Growing Tree regarding the Center being opened or closed please notify the front desk immediately so that we may add you to our email list.
For your review our Inclement Weather/Emergency Closure Policy.
- Growing Tree does NOT follow the public school schedule for snow/weather days or 2-hour delays. It is our goal to be open as usual.
- If we need to close the center because of weather or an emergency, we will contact you first via email and then post closure information on Facebook.
- In the event of an emergency, if the situation allows we will the contact you via phone.
Please friend us on Facebook so that you may receive notifications of all the happenings at Growing Tree: https://www.facebook.com/growing.tree.bend
All classrooms go outside several times daily, and it is important that they have the appropriate clothing to stay warm and dry.
Please make sure you child has:
- A complete change of weather appropriate clothes in their cubby at all times
- A jacket to wear outside as needed
- Hat & gloves
- Boots & Snowsuits
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First Friday will be held on Friday, January 6th. Cost is $20 per child. In January, First Friday will be on February3rd. Please pay prior to Friday night, so that we may pay the teachers in a timely manner. Just a reminder, if you cancel after signing up, you will still be responsible for First Friday fees.
Teresa: 12 years
Andrea and Christian Malone welcomed baby "Charlotte Saoirse" (Gaelic pronunciation Seer-sha) to their family this month.
Congratulations Cillian on moving up to "Big Brother" status.