Building Bridges Through Music
Welcome Back Newsletter
Dear <<First Name>>,
We are very pleased to welcome your son/daughter(s) to Groove School, Education thru Music After School Program. We are even more excited about the opportunity to offer quality STEM, and Literacy educational enrichment, using music as the spark to ignite their creativity and increase their interest in learning.
VERY IMPORTANT INFORMATION - PLEASE READ BELOW!
A monthly newsletter will be emailed to you on the first Friday of the month.Please be sure to check your email for all communications.
EMERGENCY ALERTS are sent by text message from 781-780-0180. (Please include this number in your contacts)
For up-to-date information on activities, events, pictures, videos, and more, please visit the website. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram.
For Building Bridges Through Music frequently asked questions and guidelines please refer to the Parent's Handbook.
-- Virginia Makkers | Executive Director Doreen Murray M. Ed. | Executive Programs Director
AFTER SCHOOL PROGAM SCHOOL NOTIFICATION
For students using BBTMusic Van Pool Transportation from school to the program...PARENTS MUST contact the BBTMusic office at 781-479-8327 no later than 10:00 am if your child/ren is absent from school or will not be attending the program for that particular day/s so that BBTMusic Transportation can be notified not to pick them up!!!.
If your child is absent PARENTS MUST call the school at 781-479-8327 no later than 10:00 AM to let us know your child is not coming to the program.
Although healthy snacks are provided for your child - We strongly suggest healthy, non-sugary snacks and water are included in their backpacks.
Their days are long and they are often hungry by the time they arrive at the After School Program. Please do not send food that must be heated.
EARLY PICKUP: We understand sometimes it's necessary for rents to pick up before 5:00 pm. However, the arrival of parents ahead of time without notice can be disruptive to the child and the teachers. We are often away from the building, or they are engaged in group projects which they would like to complete. Please try to pick up your child (ren) between 5:00-5:20.
If your children have any planned activities and need to leave the program before 5:00 p.m. please let us know before time, so we can notify the teachers.
LATE PICK UP
LATE Pick Up: FOR PARENTS!!
If your child is picked up late, (after 5:35 p.m.) you need to call us ahead of time to inform us. You will be charged $ 1.00 per minute for every minute you are late. beyond that time.
If we are unable to reach you or a contact person listed on the contact form after 30 minutes beyond the closing time, 5:30 p.m. PLEASE KNOW - We are mandated to call the LYNN POLICE who will notify DCF and they will pick up your child. Again, we close at 5:30 pm. Please try to pick up your child (ren) at the designated time.
Tuesday, September 7, 2021 | First Day
Monday, October 11, 2021 | Columbus Day | Closed
Thursday, November 11, 2021 | Veteran’s Day | Closed
Wednesday, November 24, 2021 | School Early Release | BBTMusic Closed
Thursday, November 25, 2021 - Friday, November 26, 2021 | Thanksgiving Recess | Closed
1. In case of bad weather, and we have to close, we will notify you in advance, before the end of the school day, so you will have the opportunity to arrange for transportation and care.
2. Also, If schools are closed due to inclement weather, BBTMusic may be open depending on travel conditions and parking restrictions. We will provide an email blast in the morning before 8:00 a.m. and a phone message will remain on our office phone with updated information.
3. When Lynn Public Schools are closed for holidays, professional days, etc. We are closed as well since we work based primarily on the Lynn Public Schools schedule.
NUT FREE PROGRAM
Please note we have students with TREE NUT allergies. DO NOT send any food that contains nuts to the program.