Happy New Year from Kidsplace!

Happy New Year! We hope everyone had a great holiday season, and are ready for school to start up again. I think that the students miss each other!

This is a friendly reminder that classes start up again on Monday, January 5, 2015.

Although this part of the year tends to be very cold and teachers often are unable to take the children outside, there are still times that the weather surprises us with a mild day.  Please ensure that you have outdoor clothing with your child so that we can take advantages of these opportunities if they arise.

We look forward to seeing everyone soon!

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Happy Holidays from Kidsplace!

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Our little ones have been hard at work learning their Christmas songs, and this week they get to share them with us! Our Christmas concerts will take place at the end of this week! Please note the slightly different class times:

Tues/Thurs AM class ~ Thursday, Dec.18 at 10 am – 11 am (arrive 9:45 am)Tues/Thurs PM class ~ Thursday, Dec.18 at 1:15 pm – 2:15 pm (arrive 1 pm)Mon/Wed/Fri class ~ Friday, Dec.19 at 10 am – 11 am (arrive 9:45 am)

Please arrive 15 minutes prior to your concert start time to allow us to take attendance and organize the children. Outdoor boots must left on the mat upstairs and indoor shoes worn as usual. The concerts will begin promptly, so it is important that all children are in the classroom early so they can get settled and ready to perform. You are welcome to invite guests to attend but please keep in mind that the concert is brief and space is very limited.

We expect that our concert and party will last about one hour from the beginning of our performance. Please help with some clean up before leaving to help us set up for the next class. .

Merry Christmas from the staff and Board of Directors! The school will be closed from Dec. 22 – Jan 2. Classes resume on January 5, 2015.

Fundraising Prizes!

We are happy to announce the winners of our fundraising prizes for the first part of the school year! Thank you to everyone for their amazing support to Kidsplace.

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Emerson – Grand prize! Movie theatre gift card
Emily – Scholastic voucher

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Mia – Scholastic voucher

T/TH PM                                                                                                                       Alexander – Scholastic voucher

Our next fundraiser will take place in the New Year. We will be selling Pizza Hotline coupons with 50% of proceeds going to Kidsplace. And to finish our fundraising initiatives, we have an amazing fundraiser lined up with Glenlea Greenhouse around March.

The classroom theme next week will be Polar Animals! Have a great weekend everyone. Keep warm!

Another Busy Week!

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It was a busy week at Kidsplace! A few highlights:

  • Thank you to everyone who came to the Annual General Meeting on Monday. Your attendance and participation was appreciated. Approved minutes from all board meetings can be found in the classroom.
  • Mom’s Pantry products arrived, and we raised close to $850! Thank you everyone! Our next fundraiser will be in the New Year.
  • We had a fun-filled field trip to the Henderson library! We hope everyone had a great time!

IMPORTANT NOTICE

We would like to remind everyone who is picking up or dropping off a student to please take off their boots/shoes at the top of the stairs to help avoid slips/falls, and to keep the school clean.

SAVE THE DATE

Our Christmas concerts/parties will be held in our classroom on the last days of classes before the winter break (Dec 18 & 19th). We will provide you with more details soon!

THE NEXT THEME

Our theme next week will be opposites!

Mom’s Pantry Pick Up Information!

Our recent Mom’s Pantry fundraiser was a success! We raised a grand total of $848.33 in profits for Kidsplace! That puts our total fundraising to date at $1948.33!

Our Mom’s Pantry pick up date is this Wednesday, November 19!

Items will be ready for pick up at Jolene’s home (43 Edelweiss Crescent) between 3:00pm-5:00pm. If you’re in the M/W/F class, your order MAY be ready when you pick up your child on Wednesday, if not, please pick up at the designated place and time.

Lastly, teachers would like to remind parents to take off their boots/shoes at the top of the stairs to help avoid slips/falls, and to keep the school clean.

A big thank you to everyone for their fundraising support! Time to get cooking!

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Field Trip Fun!

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Our first field trip of the year will be taking place next week (November 20 for the T/TH class, and November 21 for the M/F/W class). A friendly reminder to please return your permission forms as soon as possible. A parent/guardian (or another adult you name) is required to attend. Full details can be found on the information slips sent home last week.

Our Annual General Meeting is taking place on November 17 at 7pm, inside the Calvin School Library. All Kidsplace parents/guardians are encouraged to attend. It’s a great way to meet the teachers, board members, and learn more about the school. We will have snacks and refreshments!

Next week (November 17) the theme will be shapes!

Lastly, with the cold weather upon us, please remember to dress your child appropriately for school (winter jacket, ski pants, hat, scarf, boots, mitts, etc.) and to label all of your clothing. It would also benefit the teachers greatly if you practice independent dressing at home so that your child can mostly get ready themselves.

It’s been a fantastic year so far! Comings soon – details about Mom’s Pantry pickup and our fundraising prize winners!

Brush Your Teeth! Wash Your Hands!

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Hope everyone had a safe and Happy Halloween! A big thank you to everyone who helped out with our Halloween parties, and made some fantastic treats to share.

Our clever teachers at Kidsplace chose a great theme for the next two weeks! Dental Health & Hygiene! Very fitting for right after Halloween.

As soon as we can, we will provide details about our Mom’s Pantry fundraiser, let you know the grand total raised, the pick up date, and the winners of our fundraising prizes for the first part of the school year. Thank you for your support.

A few friendly reminders:

  • November 6/7: School picture orders are due
  • November 11 – School closed for Remembrance Day
  • November 13/14 – Scholastic book orders are due
  • November 17 at 7pm – Annual General Meeting in the Calvin School library. Please attend to learn more about the school, meet the teachers and the board members.

Mom’s Pantry Reminder

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Don’t forget! Mom’s Pantry orders are due this week! Orders must be in no later than October 28/29. Late orders cannot be accepted. Please ensure cheques are made out to Kidsplace Nursery School.

More order forms are available on the Mom’s Pantry website (www.momspantry.ca). The delivery and pick up date will be announced soon!

And don’t forget about our fundraising incentives:

Classroom Prizes: The top fundraiser in each of our three classes per semester (Sept-Dec; Jan-May) will receive a gift from Scholastic Canada.

Overall Prize: The top overall fundraiser (all classes combined) in each semester (Sept-Dec; Jan-May) will receive a movie theatre gift card (admission for two).

Thank you and have a fun and safe Halloween!