December 12, 2022
Welcome from Mrs. Tanner
Dear Sheldon Families,
This is our last week of school for 2022 and the last parent newsletter until we resume in January. As a reminder, our last day of school for this semester is Friday, December 16th. Students DO NOT have school December 19-January 4. We will see them back for the new year on Thursday, January 5th!
Families of OT students, the car line is a RIGHT TURN ONLY out of our parking lot. DO NOT BLOCK intersections or driveways!
Click the link to access the 2022-2023 Family Handbook.
As always, if you have questions or concerns, do not hesitate to reach out to me!
Thank you for the privilege of serving you ~
Mrs. Gabrielle Tanner, Principal
Items That Need Your Attention
Transportation Changes Coming in January
Please note: You may NOT follow the bus to retrieve your child at a stop other than the one assigned to them.
Receiving School Messages
When I send messages to all families, such as this weekly newsletter, delayed buses, event reminders, etc., I send those via email and text. If you have not been receiving them via text, it could be that you have not yet opted in to that service. If you would like to begin receiving messages this way, text "YES" to 86088.
Have you had a positive experience at Sheldon? We would love for that to be highlighted on the website! Please take 1 minute to visit GreatSchools.org, search for Sheldon Child Development, click on the Review icon, and share what you love about our program!
Sheldon Shirt Days
Time to Eat!
Policy & Procedure Review
Each week the Sheldon staff reviews one of our Head Start Policies & Procedures and felt it was important that families stay up to date on these as well. This quarter our focus is on Mental Health, Disability, and Child Development and Education. If you ever have any questions regarding our policies and procedures, please reach out!
Children will be given a nap/rest time each day. This policy relates to Head Start Performance Standards 45 CFR Part 1302.31
1. Naptime will consist of dim lighting and soft music.
2. Adults may use reading as a source of relaxation for the children as they prepare for naptime.
3. A nap time period is required for all classrooms that operate more than 5 hours per day.
4. Naptime should be at least 30 minutes, but no longer than 1 hour each day.
5. Children will continue to be supervised by two adults even at naptime.
6. Teaching staff in our program will provide alternative quiet learning activities for children who do not need or want to rest or nap during naptime.
Home Depot Workshops
Workshops take place the first Saturday of each month from 9:00-12:00.
January 1: Toss Game
February 5: Valentine's Photo Box
Please be sure to review both the COVID Update and the information on the Parent Resources page for the latest information from the CDC. Masks are encouraged, but not required. We will maintain strict sanitation protocols.
NAMI Family Support Group
Holidays can be a challenge for our loved ones with mental disorders. This presents a challenge for us. We want to help—-but how? Come and meet with friends at the monthly NAMI Family Support Group meeting. We just might have some helpful tips.
Time: Monday, Dec. 12, 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.
Place: Faith Lutheran Church
1716 SW Gage Blvd.
Kay Logan, Susan Barnes - Co-Leaders
Sheldon Food & Clothing Bank
Community Resources Council Directory
If in need of resources, you can also contact the United Way by dialing 211.
Sheldon Head Start Child Development Center
Location: 1155 SW Seabrook Ave.