September 9, 2022

Dear Families,

Happy Friday! These were a great first two days of school! This morning our K-5 students joined us in the yard for the first community meeting of the year. It was a fun morning as we learned some school songs, celebrated acts of kindness, and even had a fun visit from District 1 Superintendent Carry Chan-Howard. Community meeting is every Friday morning, and we will be holding them in the yard so long as weather permits and caregivers are welcome to join along the fence area. You can watch the video here. 

I am grateful for your continued patience as we continue to work out the best procedures for arrival and dismissal. You can continue to drop your child(ren) off in the yard as early as 8am for breakfast and supervised play, however beginning Monday adults will not be allowed into the schoolyard at arrival and will need to say their goodbyes at the gate. Thank you in advance for your understanding.

Please return the packet of important forms that Joyce sent home in backpacks yesterday – especially critical is the emergency contact form so that we can get in touch with you or backup contacts in the event of an emergency. If you have not already sent them in, please send them in on Monday.

Next Wednesday, September 14 is the last day to register for the fall series of afterschool clubs at CWS. Some clubs are full, but many still have spaces available. There are known issues with trying to register on mobile devices, instead please use a computer or tablet (or set your phone’s chrome browser to view as desktop site). You can email cwsclubs@gmail.com with any questions or for financial assistance.

FIESTA potluck: We are thrilled to welcome families back with a CWS Fiesta potluck the evening of Thursday, September 15 from 5-7pm. Caregivers will be able to see the school building at this fun evening which is open to the whole family. Look out for the potluck signup form soon.

Also please mark your calendar for Curriculum Night: The evening for adults only and will be on Tuesday, September 20 in your child’s classroom. This will be a time to chat with your child’s teacher to learn more about their plans for the school year. PreK through Second Grade will be from 5:30-6:15pm, and Third through Fifth Grade will be from 6:30-7:15pm. Childcare will be available for children who attend CWS during their curriculum night times while their guardians are in the building; we cannot watch children who do not attend currently attend CWS.

A friendly reminder that there are still COVID protocols in place. If your child has any symptoms of COVID they must receive a negative test before they return to school and wear a mask at all times for the next 10 days, even after their negative test. If your child tests positive please message me in Bloomz so I can provide return guidance.

I am so thankful for all the families returning to CWS and helping us make this the special community that we have cultivated over the past 30 years. Together we are going to make this a fantastic school year!

Warmly,
Maria

teachers and children in a conga line around the schoolyard track