December 5
WALDEN
SPIRIT DAY! Wear
your Walden T-shirt!

December 12

All items for House of
Tiny Treasures are due.

December 18th
Holiday Party for all
classes 10:00 to 12:00.

December 22
Winter Break begins for Kindergarten –2nd No classes for K-2nd Grades through Jan 7


No Gymnastics & Ballet classes between December. 22 through January 9
Classes resume the week of January 12, 2015. Sign-up sheets located by the office.

December 24
Walden will close at 2:15 .

December 25th
Walden is closed for the Christmas holiday.

January 1, 2015
Walden is closed for the New Years holiday

January 6, 2015
classes for Private
Kindergarten-2nd grade resume



 

If you're looking for a solution to your early childhood needs, or a program for your school age children, the answer can be as easy as a visit to the Walden School. Your children as young as 6 weeks of age and up to as mature as 12 years have a special place here where a nurturing environment and caring staff help your children grow and flourish.

Our philosophy makes the Walden School a child friendly environment. Parents too will find that being involved with the Walden School is more than a partnership in raising their children. Open communication with staff and directors is encouraged, and a variety of activities are planned especially to involve parents in special events in their child's school activities. Our emphasis is directly and indirectly focused on children's self esteem through developmentally appropriate skill practice and activities

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Our preschool and pre-kindergarten classes help ready children for their successive years in elementary classes. Our kindergarten program successfully melds phonics and whole language programs to develop strong reading skills; along with our hands on Math Their Way programs, children develop a solid base on which to continue to learn. Our first through second grades continue to excite children about learning as well as helping to develop strong study skills.

Smaller classes and more one to one contact with their teacher during the day, help children succeed in mastering subject matter.

   
     


Helping Others for the Holidays

Walden school has often taken the initiative to offer ways for our families to join together in worthy projects. Once again, we’d like to extend help to some of the neediest families in the Houston area. For several years Walden has collaborated during December with a school which only takes homeless children. The school is House of Tiny Treasures. Tiny Treasures receives help from the S.E.A.R.C.H. project. If your family would like to help a child this season, please inquire at the office about a project we will be
taking on. Families may choose a child to purchase gifts for this holiday. Our goal is to provide each child with a new outfit with underwear, socks, shoes, and a toy. We will need to have all of our gifts here by Friday, December 12. We had a wonderful outpouring of care last year. Walden parents and staff were able to provide every child with these much needed items. We could not have been more proud of our loving families. This year we have 55 children to provide for. Thanks for your help.

Holiday Parties

Holiday parties for all classes will be on Friday, December 18th from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon. We will have a special visitor drop in from the North Pole between 10:00 and 11:00 Friday morning. Food may be brought to the party, but it must be store-bought. We are sorry that no homemade items may be given to the children. Kindergarten through 2nd grades will be dismissed at 12:00 noon.

Afterschooler Holiday Calendar
Our Afterschoolers (Kindergarten and above) will have several fun field trips and activities over the holidays. Wear your Walden T-shirt on field trip days. See the schedule below:

Monday, December 22nd- Reindeer games

Tuesday, December 23rd - Bowling field trip. (Kindergarten-1st grade 9:30-12:30 $10.00.) (2nd & above 12:00-3:30 $10.00)

Wednesday, December 24th - Walden Closes at 2:15 p.m.

Thursday, Dec. 25th - Walden is closed for the Christmas Holiday.

Friday, Dec. 26th - Bring a game day.

Mon., December 29th - Art and Crafts

Tues., Dec. 30th - Laser Zone field trip for Kindergarten and above 9:30 . 12:30 $10.00

Wednesday, December 31 - New Years Eve Party activities 11:30 a.m.

Thursday, January 1, 2015 - WALDEN IS CLOSED

Friday, Jan. 2, - Cooking Activity



Changes in the Weather
The weather is changing. Bring appropriate clothing for going outdoors, and be sure to label clothing with your child’s name. It really helps us to keep up with items. Thanks!