The month of March will be busy with four themes. Two classes will be spent on “Kids Around the World” and “Bedtime” each. One class is designated for “St. Patrick’s Day” and we will finish off the month with three classes on “Easter”. There will be stories, discussions, activities and crafts based on each theme.
Dates to Remember
March 1st – Pink shirt day for Tuesday/Thursday classes
March 8th – Open house at the playschool (5-7pm)
March 13th – Miss Marg from the library comes to read to the morning 4-year old class
March 14th – Miss Marg from the library comes to read to the afternoon 4-year old class
March 14th – Pajama Day for the Monday/Wednesday classes
March 15th – Miss Marg from the library comes to read to the afternoon 4-year old class
March 15th – Pajama Day for the Tuesday/Thursday classes
March 28th – Easter Party for the Monday/Wednesday classes
March 29th – Easter Party for the Tuesday/Thursday classes
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:
Heather/Cameron Tolley - Due March 7
Dominic/Amanda Conway - Due March 7
Meaghan/Greg Wall - Due March 12
Chelsea/Anthony Novello - Due March 12
Ester/Jordan Cameron - Due March 14
Brett/Amy Monea - Due March 16
With kindergarten just around the corner, we have been working very hard on specific skills to ensure your child will be starting their first year off confident and prepared. Any extra time spent at home focusing on these tasks would be beneficial to the transition from playschool to kindergarten. The four key skills your child should be doing consistently upon entering kindergarten are:
- Proper pencil grip
- Hold scissors correctly (both thumbs up)
- While printing his/her name, an upper-case letter for the first letter of their name, followed by lower-case letters (e.g. John)
- Your child must be able to put on his/her own shoes and zip up their own coat
We will continue to build on these fine motor skills for the remaining portion of the year.
Each playschool class will be having a pajama party. The children are asked to come to playschool in their pajamas. They are welcome to bring a pillow and teddy bear as well, but this is optional. We will be mostly following the regular classroom routine, however will be including different games and activities. Towards the end of class, the children will be watching a movie and having popcorn as a treat. Please note, that you are still required to send a snack on pajama day.
The Easter parties will be on March 28th and 29th. Each child is asked to bring two hard-boiled eggs to school for decorating at their party. Please send a regular snack for your child.
Registration is now open for the 2018 2019 preschool year. If your child is currently enrolled in the Carstairs Playschool and you would like to register your child or sibling for next year, please see our website at www.carstairsplayschool.net for the online registration form. All registrations are accepted on a first come, first served basis.
The Carstairs Playschool Society is holding an open house on March 8th from 5-7pm, for all parents and children not familiar with the playschool to come meet the staff, see the space and ask any questions they may have.
For those who find playschool updates on Facebook, the Carstairs Playschool recently changed from a “group” to a “page”. Please “like” and “follow” the Carstairs Playschool page to ensure you receive updates and reminders. As of March 1st, we will no longer be posting on the Facebook group.
- Snacks must be peanut free. Please bring your child’s snack in a labeled lunch kit and please label all containers.
- Please remember to update us in any changes of contact number, address, medical conditions, etc.
- All Scholastic orders must be paid by cheque – NO CASH PLEASE
- The lost and found bucket is on top of the lunch kit shelf. Please look and see if any of these items belong to your family.
If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to discuss them with myself or Lorraine, or you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Danielle and Lorraine