Kidsplace Nursery School

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.

M/W/F
Emerson – Grand prize! Movie theatre gift card
Emily – Scholastic voucher

T/TH AM
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!

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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.
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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!

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Say Cheese! Picture Day is Coming! And more…

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A friendly reminder that school pictures will be taken this week October 20 (M/W/F class) and October 21 (T/TH classes). More information about package options and purchasing will be sent home with your photo proofs.

Need some tips for a successful preschool picture day? Check out this great link http://www.sheknows.com/parenting/articles/806095/tips-for-a-successful-preschool-picture-day

Get Ready to Party!

Our first school party is fast approaching! The T/TH class will have their Halloween party October 30, while the M/W/F classes will have theirs October 31.

Children are welcome to dress up in their costumes (no scary costumes or toy weapons such as knives, guns, swords, etc) that day. There are sign-up sheets inside the classroom if you would like to bring treats or help out with the party.

Continue reading “Say Cheese! Picture Day is Coming! And more…”

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Time to Collect Leaves!

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The next couple of weeks at Kidsplace (October 14-24) we will be learning all about Fall! Please have your child collect some leaves to bring to class next week as we explore this theme. The leaves will be used in crafts and at our sensory table.

Our next fundraiser is Mom’s Pantry! More information will be coming home soon, but mark your calendars…orders are due October 28/29 with a projected delivery date of early December! (Perfect for Christmas treats!)

Get Ready to Say Cheese!

School pictures will be taken October 20 (M/W/F class) and October 21 (T/TH classes). More information about package options and purchasing will be sent home soon!

Halloween Party!

Halloween is coming soon, and with it, our first school party! The T/TH class will have their party October 30, while the M/W/F classes will have theirs October 31.

Children are welcome to dress up in their costumes (no scary costumes or toy weapons such as knives, guns, swords, etc. please!) that day. There are sign-up sheets inside the classroom if you would like to bring treats or help out with the party.

Other Reminders

  • There is no school on October 13, Thanksgiving Monday.
  • Scholastic Book orders are due October 16/17
  • Our Annual General Meeting takes place November 17 at 7:30 p.m. in the library at Calvin Christian School.
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We Bought Lots of Veggies – $1100 Raised!

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Way to go parents, family, and friends of Kidsplace! We are happy to report that $1100 was raised as part of the Peak of the Market Farm 2 School fundraiser! That’s a lot of veggies. Please arrange to pick up your order on Tuesday, October 7 between 5:30-6:30 pm at the school parking lot.

Don’t know what to do with all the veggies you bought? Feel free to share some recipes with us in the comments section. To get things started, here is a great recipe for Moroccan Carrot Salad. Makes a unique side dish for Thanksgiving. Enjoy!

Ingredients
  • 6 to 8 medium carrots, peeled and sliced in 1/4-inch rounds
  • 2 cups water
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 3 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 3 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1 cup mint leaves, washed and chopped
Directions

Cook carrots in two cups water covered until just tender (approximately 6 minutes). In a medium sized bowl, mix cayenne, cumin, honey and lemon juice. Whisk in olive oil. Drain excess water (if any) and toss warm carrots with vinaigrette. Season with salt and pepper. Serve warm or at room temperature.

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Peak Of The Market Fundraiser!

farm2school-logoNow that the temperature is starting to drop, it’s natural to start thinking about Thanksgiving, Halloween, and many other exciting events!

With Thanksgiving in mind, our first fundraiser, Peak of the Market’s Farm 2 School program, has officially launched! Half of all proceeds will go directly to Kidsplace. Time to stock up on carrots, onions, potatoes, cabbage, and parsnips. Isn’t it great to have a healthy fundraiser!

Orders must be in no later than September 25/26. Cash or cheques payable to Kidsplace Nursery School are accepted. Pick-up will take place October 7. Further details will be announced soon.

For updates on all of our fundraising initiatives, please check out our fundraising page. You can access it in the menu above, or by clicking HERE.

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Spread the Word! {Kidsplace Featured Friday}

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Help us spread the word! It’s the annual Spring Open House at Kidsplace Nursery School, the ideal time to introduce your friends and family to one of the best kept secrets in North Kildonan! Well, okay, it’s not REALLY a secret…but we DO need your help! Please take a minute to read through the rest of this post and then share it on Facebook, Twitter, or wherever you hang out online! Fall registrations will open to the public on Monday!

(On another note…don’t forget that today’s the day to pick up your Winnipeg Old Country Sausage fundraising orders! More info below!

Read On For More About Our Open House and Other Bits and Pieces!

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All About ABCs (and 123s!) {Kidsplace Update}

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{Apologies for the lateness of this post…technical difficulties!}

It’s always exciting when a little one masters spelling his or her name for the first time, or can accurately display the right numbers of fingers for how old they are! This week (February 3 – 7) we’re talking ABCs and 123s at Kidsplace! Read on for some important information and to find a few great links…including an online version of the perennial ABC favourite Chicka Chicka Boom Boom!

Read on for more ABCs and 123s!