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HNS Programs

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The school year is divided into two semesters. School opens in early September and runs through the end of May. For the most part, we observe the same holiday and vacation schedule as the Simsbury public schools.

2023-2024 Calendar (subject to change)

June

1

Tuition Payment Due

July

1

Tuition Payment Due

August

1

Tuition Payment Due

8

Incoming 3s 1st Summer Playdate 9:15-10:45 AM 

9

Teacher Training 8:30-4:30 CPR, First Aid, Epi - Palmer Hall

10

Incoming 4s and PRE-K 1st Summer Playdate 9:15-10:45 AM 

12

Playground Clean Up Day 8-12 AM Volunteers needed 

16

Incoming 4s and PRE-K 2nd Summer Playdate 9:15-10:45 AM 

17

Incoming 3s 2nd Summer Playdate 9:15-10:45 AM 

19

Raindate Playground Clean Up Day 8-12 AM Volunteers needed  

21

Incoming 4s and PRE-K 3rd Summer Playdate 9:15-10:45 AM 

22

Incoming 3s 3rd Summer Playdate 9:15-10:45 AM 

30

Teacher Set Up/Meeting Day 

31

Teacher Work Day Set up & Meetings Part 2 -

31

Parent Orientation 7- 8:30 PM via Zoom or 3rd floor Chapel and classroom wing

September

1

Tuition Payment Due

1

Drop in Meet the Teachers, DG4s 10 - 11 AM; Pre-K 11 AM - 12 PM

4

Labor Day - No School

5 & 6

Half Classes for Pre-K

5

Half Classes for 3's (9 to 10:30 accompanied by parent or caregiver)

6 & 8

Half Classes for 4's

7

Pre-K first day as a full class

7

Half Classes for 3's (9:30 -11:00 accompanied by parent or caregiver)

11

4s first day as a full class

11

Monday Extended Day/Lunch Bunch Starts: 4's 11:30-1/PreK 12-1:00

12

3s First Day Dropped off

12

4s Tuesday Creative Explorers First Day

12

4's Tuesday Extended Day/Lunch Bunch starts 4s Creative Explorers 11:30-1/Pre-K 12-1/p>

13

4's & Pre-K Wednesday First Steps in Music starts: 4s 11:30-1:00/PreK 12-1:45

14

4s Thursday Creative Explorers First Day

14

PreK Thursday Extended Day/Lunch Bunch starts 12-1

15

4s & Pre-K Friday Extended Day/Lunch Bunch starts: 4s 11:30-1:00/PreK 12-1:45

19

3s Tuesday Extended Day/Lunch bunch starts: 11:30-1

20

Wacky Wednesday 3's First Class 9 - 11:30 - drop off upstairs

22

Library Field Trip, 4's/Pre-K

25

Yom Kippur - No School

26-28

Intake Conferences 5-9 PM (sign-ups will be available)

28

First Parent Coffee 3s Parents

29

First Parent Coffee 4s and Pre-K parents

October

1

Tuition Payment Due

4

Auer Farm Apples to Cider Field Trip, 9 AM for PreK & 4s- No music

9

Columbus Day - No School

19 & 20

Individual and Class Picture Days—The Traveling Studio (not confirmed)

30

4s Orange Day & 4s Halloween Parties

31

3s and PreK Orange Day & Halloween Parties

November

1

Tuition Payment Due

7

Election Day - No School

8

4s and PreK Parent Coffee -

9

3s Parent Coffee

10

Veteran's Day Observed - HNS is open

11

Sibling & Family Photo Saturday Morning by appointment—The Traveling Studio

15

3's First Steps in Music starts(11:30 -1:00)

18

Priority Registration Open for 2024-2025-Open House moved to December 2

20

4s Thanksgiving Parties

21

3s and PreK Thanksgiving Parties

22-24

No School (Thanksgiving Recess) (note: Nov. 22 is an early dismissal day for SPS; HNS is closed)

29

3's Thursday Lunch bunch starts(11:30 - 1:00)

December

1

Tuition Payment Due

2

Drop In Open House 10am-12pm

15

2024-2025 Priority Registration closes

16

2024-2025 Registration open to the public

19

3s and PreK Red Day & Winter Holiday Parties

20

Librarian Visits the 4s and Pre-K for a Holiday Story Time

20

4s Red Day & Winter Holiday Parties

21-31

Holiday Recess - No School

January

1

Tuition Payment Due

1

Holiday Recess - No School

15

Martin Luther King Day - No School

16

3s Parent Coffee - after drop off

17

4s and Pre-K Parent Coffee - after drop off

23

DGW3 Mid-Year Parent Conferences 5:30-8:00 pm

23

HCJ3 Mid-Year Parent Conferences 4:45- 8:00 pm

23

PreK Mid-Year Parent Conferences 4:30-8:00 pm

25

GC4 Mid-Year Parent Conferences 4:45-8:30 pm

25

PD4 Mid-Year Parent Conferences 5:00-8:45 pm

26

February

13

3s Valentine's Day Parties & Red Pink & Purple Day

14

4s and PreK Valentine's Day Parties & Red, Pink & Purple Day

19-20

Winter Recess - No School

March

1

Tuition Deposit for 2024-2025 Due

29

No School - Good Friday

April

2

No School - Simsbury Public Schools Closed for Professional Development/Primary Day

8-12

Spring Recess - No School

25

3s Conferences - No School for 3s; Thursday Creative Explorers and Pre-K have school

26

4s & PreK Conferences - No School

May

16

Last Day 3s and PreK Thursday Extended Day/Lunch Bunch

17

Last Day Friday Extended Day/Lunch Bunch 4s & PreK

20

Last Day of Magic Monday 3s

20

Last Day Monday Extended Day/Lunch Bunch 4s & PreK

21

Tuesday Creative Explorers Last Day

21

Tuesday Extended Day/Lunch Bunch 3s, 4s Creative Explorers & PreK Last Day

22

Wacky Wednesday 3s last day

22

First Steps in Music 3s, 4s & PreK last day

23

3s Last day of class and 3s Picnics

23

Thursday Creative Explorers last Day

23

Stay & Play for Incoming 3s 12:15-1:00

24

4s Last Day of Class & End of Year Celebration 12:15-1:15 p.m. Simsbury Meadows; Rain Location Palmer Hall

24

PreK Last Day of Class - PreK dismissed at 11:30 & PreK End of Year Celebration 12:15 - 1:15 pm Simsbury Meadows; Rain Location Palmer Hall

27

Memorial Day - No School

28

Teacher Clean Up & Meeting Day

29

Teacher Clean Up & Meeting Day #2

June

1

1st Tuition Payment Due 2024-2025