Find out about important dates, holidays and family events for the 2022 – 2023 calendar year at the Washington University Nursery School. Download a printable version.

August/September, 2022

September 1 (Thursday)
*Meet the teachers on the WUNS playground

August 31, September 1 and 2 (Wednesday, Thursday and Friday)
Staff Orientation

September 6 (Tuesday)
*Orientation for all parents and children
(See orientation schedule)

September 7, 8 (Wednesday, Thursday)
Orientation for children: half of the class will attend on either day

September 9 (Friday)
Start of regular school hours for all children


October 10 (Monday)
NO SCHOOL – Professional Development Day

October 13 (Thursday)
School Photos

October 14 (Friday)
Clayton Fire Department Visit, 9:30 am

October 15 (Saturday) 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
*Open House for all classes and families

October (TBD) 3:15 – 5:00 pm
*Family Play Date, WUNS Playground

October 28 (Friday), 10:45 am and 2:15 pm
*Halloween Parade


October 31, November 1 (Monday, Tuesday)
NO SCHOOL – Parent Conferences

November 18 (Friday), 10:45 am and 2:15 pm
*Special Friend’s Day

November 23, 24, 25 (Wednesday, Thursday, Friday)
NO SCHOOL – Thanksgiving holiday


December 20 (Tuesday)
LAST DAY OF SCHOOL before Winter Break

January, 2023

January 3 (Tuesday)
NO SCHOOL–Teacher Work Day

January 4 (Wednesday)
First day of school 2023

January 16 (Monday)
NO SCHOOL – Martin Luther King, Jr. Day


February 14 (Tuesday)
Valentine’s Day Celebration (Students only)

February 17 (Friday)
NO SCHOOL–Professional Development Day

February 20 (Monday)
NO SCHOOL–Presidents’ Day

February 25 (Saturday)
*Parent Social: WUNS Art Opening and Gallery Event


March 13 – 17 (Monday – Friday)
NO SCHOOL – Spring Break


April TBD
*WUNS Family Play Date, 3:15 pm – 5:00 pm (WUNS playground)

April 7 (Friday) 
NO SCHOOL – Teacher Conference Prep

April 13, 14 (Thursday, Friday)
NO SCHOOL – Parent conferences


May TBD 5:30 pm
*School picnic at Shaw Park

May 5 (Friday) 10:45 am and 2:15 pm
*Special Friend’s Day

May 12 (Friday)

May 15, 16 (Monday, Tuesday)
Staff meeting, year-end assessment and classroom clean up

*Asterisked items denote family/parent events.