Teacher Vrinda wanted to share some updates and thus the request to read.
1. Due to poor air quality, we have kept the kids indoors since last Friday. The plan is to operate and continue the same until air quality gets back in the green zone. While many public schools and colleges have closed in the area until Sunday, given we can contain ourselves indoors, the plan is to remain open. That said, if you would prefer to keep your child at home and do the same to spare the commute/air, we understand. Let us know if so. We do hope for rain and fires abating.
2. Staffing Updates: Many of you may have noted that Teacher Melanie is in the classroom and Teacher Ranjini remains missing.
A. Teacher Melanie has resumed partial classroom duties in the mornings on Monday/Wednesday/Friday between 9:00 am - 1:00 pm until winter break. Her schedule post winter break will be finalized too and shared in time. We welcome her back.
B. Teacher Ranjini is now battling fever acquired from Aarya and some health issues. She has also expressed the need to be personally local to Foster City. Given that, the children will be exposed to Elizabeth who will start from Monday in place of Ranjini. Elizabeth has cleared all required checks to start. She will be in the classroom from 2:30 pm/3:00 pm - 5:00 pm or so tomorrow to complete paperwork, spend time with the children and meet parents at pickup time. Her father has been known to Teacher Vrinda for 18+ years.
C. Teacher Deepti continues to lead Mindfullness at our program on Tuesdays between 10:30 - 12:30 pm.
D. Teacher Barbora continues to lead Music and Movement education at our program on Thursday between 10:30 am - 12:30 pm. She also is our primary substitute teacher.
Teacher Vrinda is grateful to each and every person above who has lovingly enriched the children, the program and continues to. As always, the ears are open and available for any suggestions or concerns.
3. Please save the date Friday, January 11 for the school holiday party@4:30 pm. January was preferred by more. Hoping the heads up allows for 100% attendance :)
4. For those available in December, Teacher Vrinda will reach out to organize a 30-minute conference time once the updated DRDP is ready.
Have a good evening. See you all tomorrow.