A Family Newsletter: Week of December 18th
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The winter holidays are a joyous season. It is a time when families share treasured traditions, customs and beliefs with relatives and friends far and near. But quite often, our efforts to create the “perfect holiday” for our families result in undue stress on parents and children alike. And in the process, we tend to lose sight of what is truly important.
As we enter into the holiday season, reflect on those things which mean the most to your family.
Sit down as a family and rank in order those traditions and rituals which are most important and then focus on those this holiday season:
enjoying family and friends
exchanging gifts sharing with those less fortunate
hosting or attending holiday festivities
celebrating religious traditions and beliefs
enjoying a few days off from job and school
decorating the home
enjoying special traditions
baking and preparing holiday goodies
making preparations for a new year
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A Note from Nurse Martin
The holiday season is here. The American Academy of Pediatrics has some toy safety tips for you!
Choose toys for your child’s age, skill level and interest. Toys that are too advanced can injure younger children.
For children under 10, avoid toys that must be plugged into an electrical outlet.
Read any warning labels and instructions, and show your child how to use the toy.
Be cautious about toys that have button batteries or magnets, which can be harmful or fatal if swallowed.
Toys for older siblings should be kept separate from young children, who could choke on small pieces.
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Baxter's Hub- Nancy Robertson, Library Media Specialist
What's Happening at Baxter?!
Upcoming Events and Activities
Wednesday, 12/20: Jingle Jammies with hot cocoa
Thursday, 12/21:Early release at 1:15
Friday, 12/22: Holiday Party; early release at 1:15 and Holiday Break begins!
Monday, 01/09: Students return from Holiday Break!
Tuesday, 01/16: Frank Seale Middle School 5th Grade Parent Night 6pm at FSMS
Tuesday, 01/23: Walnut Grove Middle School 5th Grade Parent Night 6pm at WGMS
Holiday Party Schedule
Pre-K: 8:30am in the cafeteria