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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.

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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

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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!

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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!

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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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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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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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The First Day! {Kidsplace Featured Friday}

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It was great to see so many of you at our Open House on Monday! We’re excited to get to know your children this year … the fun starts next week! Click through for a few things (like dates and times and what to bring!) to keep in mind as we approach that first exciting day at Kidsplace Nursery School!

Click here for some important dates and announcements!

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Microsoft Word - Kidsplace August 2014 ad.docxIt’s almost here … the annual Kidsplace Nursery School Open House takes place this Monday, 10 a.m. until noon at the school! Be sure to stop by with your child to meet the teachers, students and other parents, see the classroom and play with the toys!

While you’re at it, bring along your friends and family who are looking for an awesome nursery school experience for their children! We still have a few spots left for September in all classes! Registration forms will be available.

We look forward to seeing you there!

(BONUS LINK: working on getting those shoes on and off, not to mention tied? Here’s a handy blog from I Can Teach My Child! CLICK HERE.)

Questions? Comments? Just leave a note in the response box below!

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Off to School! {Top Ten Tips for Kidsplace Parents}

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Backpack. Snack bag. Cute outfit. New shoes. You’re starting to feel confident about that first day of nursery school. Until the tears start to well up. Maybe his or hers. Probably yours. It’s tough to send your baby off into the care of others, even if it’s just for part of the day. It’s a big step, the first of many in his or her educational journey.

Kidsplace staff realize those first few days can be tough, so here are our top 10 tips for making the transition into nursery school a little bit smoother.

Click here to read on!