TCEE follows the Brookline Public Schools for Emergency Snow Closings. Brookline Public School posts a snow day closing on the front page of its website http://www.brookline.k12.ma.us/ and it is announced on the radio and local television stations. TCEE will send out an email to all families to announce the notification of a Brookline Public School Delay start or Closing in addition to changing the telephone answering machine message stating TCEE is closed due to a snow day.
On days of Brookline Public School snow delays (including both one or two hour delays for Brookline schools), TCEE’s classes will begin at 10:00 am.
For the next few days, please plan some extra time to get to school, especially if you will need to find a parking spot. DO NOT park in the fire lane or block in cars in the parking lot. Your cooperation is essential to keep all of our children, families and staff members safe.
January 9, 2017
Did you see this recent article from the Washington Post about the recent “stomach bug” outbreak?
Well, it’s that time of year . . .cold and flu season! Headache, sore throat , cough, vomiting, diarrhea, and aches are some of the symptoms. A child who has any of these symptoms and has a FEVER should not come to school. Your child can’t participate when he/she is ill and other students and the staff are at risk for also becoming ill. Keep your child home until your child is feeling better and is fever free for 24 hours without fever medicine. Please call the school office so we know the reason your child is absent.
We go outside to the playground every day unless the wind chill (feels-like temp) is below 20 degrees. This includes playing in the snow. Bring snow pants and snow boots, LABELED with your child’s name. Snow pants can be hung in your child’s cubby and boots can be kept on the boot trays outside the classrooms (another reason to label boots with a name—so teachers know which boots belong to whom!). Please bring a different pair of shoes to wear in the classroom. Wet boots make for a slippery floor, and we want to keep everyone safe. If it’s helpful you can leave a pair of shoes in your child’s cubby all winter (that’s one less thing to remember in the morning!) Many of the children are sharing cubbies, so we understand that things will get crowded. This is one more reason to LABEL EVERYTHING. We are teaching the kids to hang their coats using the loop (near the tag) or by the hood, and will teach them to hang their snow pants as well. Hopefully this will help to keep everything organized!
Make sure your child’s extra clothes bin is well stocked with multiple sets of weather-appropriate extra clothing in the right sizes.
If you haven’t already done so, please send in a new toothbrush for your child to use in school.