Bolton Hill Nursery Weekly Update

Friday, March 6, 2020

Message from the Executive Director

Hello, parents!


We have three important topics this week:


COVID-19 virus planning


As of this writing early Friday afternoon, we are still in "proactive/common sense mode" when considering the effect a Maryland outbreak could have on BHN. Earlier today you received an important message from us about cleanliness and the ways you can assist our community. Please do remember to bring home all of your child's personal items this week!


Since there is a chance the Governor could announce region- or state-wide closings of schools and childcare centers, please be sure your cell number is registered on the 'REMIND' emergency text service we subscribe to. Click here to register. In the event BHN must close, this is how we will alert our families initially. **Please note if you signed up in the previous school year (ie. 2018-2019) you will not get messages until you join the "class" for the 2019-2020 school year.**


Of course we hope this won't happen! But in the event it does, I asked our teachers yesterday for tips for parents regarding supplies to have in the household should you find yourself caring for your children for an extended period of time. Their answer was simple: plenty of paper - different types if possible - brand new markers, stickers, ribbon, pipe cleaners, scotch tape, cardboard... whatever you can find that they can mess around and create with. Your kids are easily engaged when presented with materials. And NEW materials are even more enticing for them!


We also assure you, in the event a closing happens, we will assist you in any way we can during this time. BHN teachers will maintain the class See Saw site (details about how this will work forthcoming in the event we must close). This will include daily tips/ideas about activities to engage the children. We have other ideas about how best to be there as a small support for your family and will send out an email with complete details should a closing be required. LET'S HOPE IT ISN'T!


Bolton Swim and Tennis Club (BST) closing for 3 weeks


Our playground at BST will be closed for three weeks starting Monday, March 9. The club is installing a new underground irrigation system. For the three week duration, all of our Yellow- and Redbird children will have outside time on our own property. This will mean some slight adjustments to the Bluebird outside time schedule since they will now share outside space with the older children. We didn't expect this situation, and we don't think BST did either. However, we know it's a really good thing for BST and we want to do our part to ensure it can happen! An important change for YB and RB parents during this time is that all pm pickups will take place at 204 W. Lanvale St.


Swimming days this summer


Yellowbird and Redbird level children signed up for our summer program have swim time at BST twice a week. Several parents have asked when our swim days will be since they want to plan their child's schedule around those days. BST has finally told us what days we can swim: Wednesdays and Fridays. If this means you would like to change the days on your summer contract, please let Kelly know ASAP. We will accept contract day changes through next Friday, 3/13/20.


Let's all continue to fervently hope that our world is not upended by a public health emergency in the next few weeks. And in the meantime...


Have an excellent weekend!


Beth

IMPORTANT DATES

Last Day for Summer Camp Cancellations!

Friday, March 20th, 5pm

204 West Lanvale Street

Baltimore, MD

Friday, March 20th is the last day to make any cancellations to their child's summer camp schedule. All cancellations must be made in writing to Kelly at kapplefeld@boltonhillnursery.org. After Friday, parents will be financially responsible for the weeks they have signed up for.

Bolton Hill Nursery's Golden Gala

Saturday, April 18th, 7-11pm

2640 Saint Paul Street

Baltimore, MD

Bolton Hill Nursery has been teaching Joy & Discovery to children for 50 years! Please plan to join us and celebrate on April 18th. Click here to purchase tickets!


  • 8-11pm DANCE PARTY only: includes a light dinner, open bar, DJ, raffle items, and many other surprises. $60/person or $100/couple
  • 7-8pm VOICES FROM OUR VILLAGE VIP COCKTAIL RECEPTION: $100 ticket which includes fabulous hors d'oeuvres, a True Chesapeake oyster bar, special wine, beer and a signature cocktail. A VIP ticket includes entrance to the Dance Party, too. Some really exciting surprises planned for this hour; consider attending! $100/person


Want to buy a $100 raffle ticket to win ONE FREE MONTH OF TUITION? Click here to let Leigh know - your email to her will confirm your wish to charge the $100 ticket (or two or three or however many chances you wish to take!). The charge will be added to your April tuition invoice.

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

STAFFING NEWS

  • Ms. Julie will be out all week.
  • Ms. Becky will be out on Friday and Ms. Clare will be subbing.
  • Ms. Jackie will be out on Friday and Ms. Jill will be subbing.

AROUND OUR SCHOOL

LAST BUT NOT LEAST

“The truly great advances of this generation will be made by those who can make outrageous connections, and only a mind which knows how to play can do that.” ~ Nagle Jackson

About us

Founded in 1969, our play-based nursery school and childcare program nurtures and empowers empathetic, creative and inquisitive children.