For the month of April our activities, books and discussions will be focused on Musical Instruments, Easter, Earth Day and the Environment.
The Easter parties will be on Wednesday, April 17th and Thursday, April 18th. We are asking children to please bring two hard-boiled eggs to be colored during their craft time. The class will be following the regular class routine. Your child will still require a snack however, we will be providing a small treat.
Earth Day and the Environment
During these themes, we will be discussing the importance of recycling.
On Monday, April 29th, and Tuesday, April 30th we will be focusing on Earth Day, which includes a walking trip to the recycling center. Please bring one, small recyclable item to play school on these days for your child to recycle. Suggested items can be cardboard, newspaper, plastic container, but please no tin cans. The edges are just too sharp, and we do not want to see any injuries.
Environment will be the topic on Wednesday, May 1st, and Thursday, May 2nd. On these days, the class will be walking to the Carstairs bottle depot. Please send one recyclable item, such as a juice box or water bottle, for your child to recycle and receive money back.
Toys from Home
Over the past couple of months, Michelle and I have noticed an increase in the number of toys children are bringing to playschool. In three separate instants, the children have not been able to find their toy at the end of the day to take home. Because of the distress this causes, Michelle and I are asking that you please DO NOT allow your child to bring their toys from home unless it is their show and share day. You can find your child’s show and share day on the calendar that is sent out every month. We also ask that each child only bring ONE item for show and share so that both children have an equal opportunity to share their toys with the class. As always, if your child misses their show and share day, they are more than welcome to bring something to share with us during their next playschool day. We thank you for your understanding in this matter.
April 1 – Spring fundraiser starts (Vessey Seeds, Kernels, Growing Smiles)
April 5 – Playschool Spring Cleaning @ 10am – volunteers welcome
April 7 – Carstairs Playschool Board meeting @ 2pm
April 11 – Fundraiser forms due
April 16 – Miss Marg comes to read to the Tuesday/Thursday morning class
April 17 – Miss Marg comes to read to the Monday/Wednesday afternoon class
April 17 – Easter Parties for both classes
April 18 – Easter Parties for both classes
April 18 – Miss Marg comes to read to the Tuesday/Thursday afternoon class
April 22-25 – Spring Break – No School
April 29 – walking to the recycling for the Monday/Wednesday classes
April 30 – walking to the recycling for the Tuesday/Thursday classes
May 1 – walking to the bottle depot for the Monday/Wednesday classes
May 2 – walking to the bottle depot for the Tuesday/Thursday classes
The Carstairs Playschool Society spring fundraiser kicks off on April 1st and is due back April 11th. For this fundraiser we have choose three different sources. Firstly, back by popular demand, Kernels popcorn. Kernels offers individual sized bag of popcorn in 8 different flavours, great for lunches or quick snacks. Secondly, is Growing Smiles fundraising. We choose them for their hanging flower baskets, which will be here in time for Mother’s Day. They make the perfect gift. Our third source is Vessey Seeds. They were chosen due to the 50% profit and their wide variety of seeds and bulbs. They will be received in mid or late May, just time for spring planting.
Profits of this fundraiser will go towards developing a reading nook within the playschool space. This area will be utilized during free play time and as the children finish snack, they will be encouraged to go to this area to look at books until all children have finished eating.
Spring Cleaning Day
On Friday, April 5th, Michelle and I will be spending the day doing some spring cleaning. If anyone on is interested in lending a helping hand it would be appreciated. Unfortunately, children will not be able to accompany due to the cleaning products that will be present. If you can help, we will be starting at 10 am, but feel free to drop by at any time as it will be an all-day project.
Your craft supply donations are greatly appreciated and make a huge impact for the playschool. We are currently accepting:
Small paper plates
Empty tissue boxes (17)
Small jingle bells
As most of you know, the Carstairs Playschool Society is run by a group of dedicated volunteers. If you have any interest on how the board works, please feel free to stop by one of the monthly meetings. With the various board positions, you can choose your level of involvement or take no position at all and just be a member at large. The board is always looking for parental involvement and/or feedback. The positions and descriptions can be found on the website at www.carstairsplayschool.net. Should you have any questions, email Janene at email@example.com.
Sadly, there are less than 20 days left for each class. Our time together has quickly flown by. I am looking forward to making the most of our days left and this beautiful spring weather.
If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to discuss them with myself or Michelle, or you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.