Celebrating 56 years

Welcome, December!!!!

Enjoy this special time of year, no matter what special day or days you celebrate with your family and friends!!!

  • December 6-8: Virtual Class Meetings (check your site calendar for specific dates and times).
  • December 7: NYC Department of Education Kindergarten registration begins.
  • December 9: Virtual Policy Council Election Orientation at 10:00 AM.
  • December 12: Virtual Health Services Advisory Committee Meeting at 10:00 AM.
  • December 13: Virtual Parent Workshop at 10:00 AM: “Financial Fitness for Families.”
  • December 14: Virtual Policy Council Elections at 10:00 AM.
  • December 15: Virtual Woman’s Empowerment Group Meeting at 10:00 AM.
  • December 16: Virtual Male Involvement Group Meeting at 10:00 AM.
  • December 16: EARLY DISMISSAL at 12:30 PM.
  • December 19-21: Holiday Celebrations and a visit from Santa Claus (check your site calendar for specific days).
  • December 22: Classroom Holiday Parties.
  • December 23-January 2: School closed for Winter Recess.
    • Please check your site calendar for the dates of visits by our consultants (health, mental health and nutrition). Speak to your Family Assistant if you would like to schedule an appointment.
    • Don’t forget to sign up for a Parent-Teacher Conference this month!!!!.

    Please note: As per the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene mandate, all children ages 6 months to 59 months must receive one dose of flu vaccine if they attend day care, Head Start, pre-K or nursery school, between July 1 and December 31. If your child does not receive a flu vaccination by December 31, 2022, he/she will not be allowed to return to school on January 3, 2023. Speak to your Family Assistant for more information.

    From the Office of Head Start: On June 18, 2022, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommended that children between the ages 6 months to 5 years old should receive the COVID-19 vaccine. Vaccination is the leading public health strategy for minimizing COVID-19 transmission and preventing severe illness. We know from other routine childhood immunizations that vaccines have led to major improvements in children’s health. Likewise, vaccination against COVID-19 is one more way we can prepare our children to thrive. This landmark recommendation provides us with another powerful tool to protect children, families, and staff. It will help create a future where children can more safely participate in Head Start, and parents experience fewer interruptions from these services.