Weekly Director Letter 11/19/2021
Dear Parents,
We are all overwhelmed with Gratitude for the kindness of our Kids For Kids Academy families. Our Publix gift card food drive raised enough to give 10 deserving families $100 to make their own Thanksgiving special. Our families also decorated nearly 30 cardboard turkeys that will be donated to Camillus House so homeless residents will know that they were loved by a complete stranger. Finally, collectively the families at the school brought in turkeys and all the trimming for our students to have a collaborative Friendsgiving Feast. Be on the lookout on Facebook for photos as well as in Brightwheel.

Many of you have asked about our annual toy drive. We will be collecting toys for 17 kids from our school and their siblings. If you wish to "adopt" a child for the holidays by having y our child pick out a gift for them, simply remove the gift tag from the front bulletin board. Please wrap the gift and attach the tag to it so we will know which child to give it to. With your kind hearts, we can make lots of kids happy this holiday season. Gifts will be collected for the next month.

We will be open next week for a non-instructional week. Students who stay home with family or go on vacation will not be marked absent if they do not come. If you think you will be keeping your child home Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday, please just let us know through Brightwheel so we don't overshop for our school meals. We will be closed on Thursday and Friday so that our staff can enjoy some much deserved family time.

I know many families are vaccinated and some even have boosters by now but we do know that breakthrough COVID cases still exist. I have noticed that many parents are forgetting to wear a mask at pick up or drop off. I am asking that all parents please wear a mask when approaching our door or the playground. Your assistance is greatly appreciated.

We are extending the date for our annual FILL YOUR FRIDGE CHALLENGE. So far only 2 parents have participated. If you are happy at our school and for your chance to win $100 cash click this link and leave a review. The review will earn you 1 ticket. If you copy and paste the review to yelp.com and greatschools.org you can earn 2 more tickets. We do no advertising for our school, your reviews are how other parents hear about us. Here is the link:
https://kidsforkidsacademy.com/take-the-fill-your-fridge-challenge-and-win-hundreds-in-groceries-for-thanksgiving/ . You can also go to our website under the parent corner and click the blue box on the parent testimonials link to participate.

I am so very thankful that you have made Kids For Kids Academy a part of your child's life. I with wish you all a safe, happy, and healthy Thanksgiving!

Beth Rosenthal Davis, Ed.S, NBCT