May is going to be a busy month! Our time will be spent discussing the Environment, Spring and Mother’s Day. We have some special activities planned this month.
As mentioned in the April newsletter, as part of our Environment theme, the children will be walking to the bottle depot. Please send your child with a plastic bottle to return for a refund. *Weather Permitting*
Mother’s Day Surprise
The Carstairs Playschool has planned a special Mother’s Day surprise. On May 8 & 9th all classes will be preparing it for their mom’s or someone special. We ask that each child bring in $5 to help cover the cost. Funds can be cash, cheque or email transfer to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Chinook’s Edge Bus Visit
The Carstairs Playschool Society is so excited to announce that we have arranged for a school bus to visit the playschool on May 29 & 30! Each class will get the opportunity to experience what it is like to ride the school bus. The kids will load onto the bus at 8:45am for morning classes and 12:30pm for afternoon classes. They will chat with bus driver, Mrs. Franca Young, and go for a ride. This is very exciting for those children who have never been on a bus and it allows the children who will be riding the bus to kindergarten next year to experience what it will be like for them.
Due to licensing, we will need an additional field trip form completed. It will be emailed out in the beginning of May. Please ensure this form is returned. Any student who does not have a signed form, will not be able to participate.
The Carstairs Playschool also wanted to let parents know of a wonderful program offered by Chinooks Edge School division, called First Rider. It is a free event that teaches young children, who will be riding for the first time, about school bus safety.
For more details, please see the following link:
May 1 - Walk to the bottle depot for the Monday/Wednesday classes
May 2 - Walk to the bottle depot for the Tuesday/Thursday classes
May 5 - Carstairs Playschool Society board meeting – 2pm
May 6 - Fire drills for the Monday/Wednesday classes
May 7 - Fire drills for the Tuesday/Thursday classes
May 14 - Miss Marg from the library comes to read to the morning class
May 15 - Miss Marg from the library comes to read to the 4 year old class
May 16 - Miss Marg from the library comes to read to the afternoon class
May 20 - No school
May 21 - No school
May 21 - Parent/Teacher Conference evening appointments
May 24 - Parent/Teacher Conference day appointments
May 24 - Survey return date
May 29 - Chinook’s Edge bus visits
May 30 - Chinook’s Edge bus visits
Parent Teacher Conference
After the overwhelming success of our December Parent / Teacher conferences, we decided to offer them again to the 4-year-old parents. Ten minutes appointments are available for May 21st 4:00-7:45 and May 24th 12:00-4:45. Time slots can be scheduled on the Carstairs Playschool Society Facebook page. Please note, due to limitations with in the scheduling page, please ensure you are selecting the correct dates. Depending on demand, additional times may be added. For any 3-year old parents, wishing to meet with Mrs. Gerle, please let us know and we will arrange an alternative time.
For the past several years, the Carstairs Playschool Society has sent out a survey for parent feedback. Results of this survey are used to gauge if the playschool is meeting the expectations parents have and any areas of focus to improve on. This year surveys will be sent home the first week of May. We ask that you please complete and return by May 24th. There is a form drop off slot on the wall by the shoe cubby for your use. Alternatively, you can return your survey directly to the office administrator by contacting Gail at 403 999 8275. Returned surveys are kept confidential. Results are compiled and presented to the board of directors by the office administrator.
Your craft supply donations are greatly appreciated and make a huge impact for the playschool. We are currently accepting:
White stuffing used for pillows
The Carstairs Playschool board asks that you please ensure you are able to pick your child up on time. Staff have a very short break between classes before they need to start preparing for the next class. If you are going to be late, please call or text 403 816 1481.
We have received several questions regarding graduation and last day of classes. For the Monday/Wednesday classes graduation will be June 17th. Tuesday/Thursday class graduations will be June 18th. The last day of school for the Monday/Wednesday class will be June 19th and June 20th for the Tuesday/Thursday classes. Details outline both graduation and year end parties will be sent out in our June newsletter.
The Carstairs Playschool Board and Mrs. Gerle