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Happy Hall @ Meadows Newsletter | January

Director's Message

Happy New Year, Families! We're thrilled to welcome you all back after the holidays. We hope your time away was filled with cherished moments spent with your loved ones.

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Program Highlights


Engagement Activities

As we dive into the new year, we're gearing up for an exciting exploration in Theme 6 of our curriculum: Sounds & Music. This unit offers a myriad of ways to delve into the rich tapestry of musical cultures, emphasizing how sound and rhythm contribute to holistic child development. From understanding how our brains recognize specific sounds to exploring emotional reactions to music, we'll be crafting our own simple instruments, curating musical collages, and even producing music videos with our older groups.

In addition to our musical journey, this month holds a special focus on Martin Luther King, Jr. and his enduring legacy of peace and equality for all. We're eager to embark on this meaningful exploration together.


Professional Development

This month our team will utilize a few hours of staff development  to focus on curriculum, Summer Camp information and to simply gather as a team and discuss ways to support each other and the children in our programs.


Community Events

Check out the festive fun in our Happy Hall Holiday Video! Click the link below to enjoy the joyful moments from all Millbrae sites.


Student Achievements

Reflecting on our winter camp, it was heartwarming to witness children making connections within small groups and forming new friendships. The extended time allowed us to delve into enriching activities spanning STEAM, Movement, and Social-Emotional Learning (SEL). Our emphasis on life skills brought valuable lessons and growth opportunities. 

The Fridays were festive, featuring cozy pajama days, Pizza and Salad lunches, and engaging Minute to Win It games. These moments of shared joy and camaraderie added an extra layer of magic to our winter camp experience. Here's to the memories created and the bonds strengthened during this special time together!


Reminders

Happy Hall will be closed on January 15, 2024 in Observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.


Looking Ahead

As we step into February, our spotlight turns to the wonders of the world with an exciting curriculum. Join us in celebrating Lunar New Year on 2.7.2024, as we come together for a delightful potluck.

This month, our focus extends beyond the physical world to the health of our hearts—both in body and mind. Through discussions on cultivating kind minds, speaking kind words, and nurturing kind hearts, we aim to foster a holistic approach to well-being. Here's to a month filled with exploration, celebration, and the pursuit of a healthier, happier us!


Stay Connected

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Thank You!

A heartfelt thank you to all our families for the unwavering support in shaping your children into extraordinary individuals. Your partnership means the world to us!



Marina Hamack & HH Staff

Program Director

Happy Hall @ Meadows


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