Welcome back to playschool! We hope you all had a great Christmas holiday and we would like to wish you all the best in 2018!
Themes for the month
The themes that we will be working on this month are winter, which will take place during the first week of the month, Hygiene, which we will work on for one week, and ocean, which we will focus on for the last two weeks of the month. We will be designating one day for a beach party which coincides with our ocean theme. We will be reading stories, and participating in discussions that are theme-related, and the children will be making crafts and participating in activities that will be based on each individual theme.
We thought it would be a fun idea to have a beach party in January, that coincides with the Ocean theme. (At least we can pretend it’s warm for one day!) Each playschool class will be having their own beach party. The children can dress in shorts, sun dresses, tank tops, capris, flip flops, etc. NO SWIMSUITS PLEASE!
Please send a towel with your child for them to use when we have a picnic on the “beach.” Regular snacks and water are needed, but feel free to send a small treat for your child to enjoy after snack. For each Beach Party, we are planning to follow the regular classroom routine as much as possible, however we will be including a few different games and activities that relate to the beach.
Dates to Remember
January 8th – First day back to school for the Monday/Wednesday classes
January 9th – First day back to school for the Tuesday/Thursday classes
January 10th – Fire drill for the Monday/Wednesday classes
January 11th – Fire drill for the Tuesday/Thursday classes
January 16th – Miss Marg comes to read to the Tuesday/Thursday morning class
January 17th – Miss Marg comes to read to the Monday/Wednesday afternoon class
January 18th – Miss Marg comes to read to the Tuesday/Thursday afternoon class
January 29th – Beach party for Monday/Wednesday classes
January 30th – Beach party for Tuesday/Thursday classes
January 31st – No school
February 1st – No school
Parent Craft List
The Parent Craft List is posted in the Parent Corner located in the boot room. Each craft template will be ready at the beginning of each month. The following parents have their craft due this month:
Becky/Emery Stoesser Due January 15
Brad/Jodi Crerar Due January 15
Kirb/Megan Hurley Due January 22
Jo/Duncan Dewar Due January 22
Nicole/Chris Walker Due January 30
Receipts for all playschool fees paid in the year of 2017 will be emailed out by January 31, 2018. If you do not receive your email please contact the Gail Schwartz at firstname.lastname@example.org or (403) 999.8275.
- Snacks must be peanut free.
- Please bring snacks in a lunch kit and label all containers as we have a few juice cups that are the same.
- All Scholastic orders must be paid by cheque – NO CASH please
- The Lost and Found bin has a few items in it. It is located on top of the lunch kit shelf found right inside the classroom door.
- Please refer to the Carstairs Playschool handbook and website, www.carstairsplayschool.net for information on our policies and procedures.
If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to discuss them with myself or Lorraine, or you can email me at email@example.com
Danielle and Lorraine