SDDS September News
Fall Back Into School
Did you know you can check out upcoming school-wide and class events on Brighthwheel? You can! In addition to the school calendar posted on the SDDS home page, you can also navigate in your Brightwheel app to the 'calander' tab to see both school-wide or classroom events for each month. For instance, you'll notice that Monday, September 6 is Labor Day and school is closed in observance of this holiday. You'll also notice that on September 30 and October 1, SDDS will host a school picture day with Teddy Bear Portraits. More information will go out next week about how to sign up for your child's school photo. For more news about your child's teaches and classrooms you can also visit our Programs and Staff page on our website.
SDDS Welcomes Back COACH BOB!
If your children were here before March 2020, then you know Coach Bob was a celebrity of sorts with the students here at SDDS. During our statewide shutdown at the beginning of the pandemic, Coach Bob even filmed and uploaded weekly lessons for our students to try out at home. Starting next Tuesday, September 7th, he'll return to SDDS offering movement and physical education for ages 2 and up in your gym. What a great opportunity to help our students develop and learn those gross motor skills! Each week, he'll meet with 1 class at a time and focus on skills through play, movement and corporative games. We can't wait to welcome him back to SDDS.
September Materials Fees
You will notice that this month you'll receive an additional invoice through Brightwheel for materials fees for $275. This is collected once a year in the fall and can be made in two payments if needed. Materials fees help support classroom budgets for items that are not regularly purchased through the school as well as the resupply of new nap mats and additional PPE that is needed for the teachers and classrooms.
Texas Rising Star Parent Training Series
As a Texas Rising Star Certified school, we have access to many great resources for our parents and teachers. One parent resource they've recently added is a free online parent training series. Each month, I'll include those resources here in our newsletter. The trainings are on Wednesdays and there's a link in the attached flyer for how to register on Eventbrite.