Monday 10 December 2018

December Newsletter

Dear Parents,
We are quickly approaching the end of the year, and it shows how time has flown by! It seems like yesterday that we had started our school year in September. At the same time we have seen so much growth and exciting changes in all of our children.

The highlight was a visit from Nikolaus. He was very impressed by how many songs and rhymes the students had learned. In return, our preschoolers were very excited to get their boots filled with some special treats. Thank you to all the parents and family members that had joined us for this very special event! Thank You for all the treats and special baking that you brought to share with us!

Thank you to the families that participated in the Tupperware Fundraiser or made a (tax deductible) monetary donation. The total raised for our Non- Profit preschool was $1,540! We are very grateful for your support. This will help us to maintain a high quality Early Childhood Learning program for our students.

We have only two more weeks left before the Christmas break starts and have decided to wrap up the year with some fun activities for our little ones.

Thu Dec13 / Fri Dec 14

As the winter months get colder, some of us like to hibernate.
We have talked about animals protecting themselves from the cold and how some of them migrate to warmer places, while others stay and find shelter in places like dens and caves. 
We would like to wrap up this topic with our annual  Hibernation Day’.
Children are invited to wear their PJ’s to school.  You may notice many caves in our
classroom where our ‘little bears’ can hibernate and play.
Some students might even like to bring their favourite stuffy or teddy bear!

Tue Dec 18/Wed Dec 19

During our last week before the Holidays, we will have a special winter fun day with our care partners. The plan (weather permitting) is to go sledding and enjoying some hot chocolate afterwards. Please find a note with more information in your child’s mailbox.

(January 10th  – January 17th)
We ask all of our families to let us know if your child will be returning next school year. Students, currently enrolled in our program have the opportunity to pre-register between Jan 10th  - January 17th.
As of Tuesday Night, January 22nd   2019 registration will be open to the general public and we will take registrations at our Open House & Registration Night on a first come first served basis.
Thursday 13, Friday 14             Hibernation Celebration (PJ’s day, bring your stuffy)
Tuesday 18 / Wednesday 19     Winter Fun (sledding) with care partners. Dress warm!!
Friday, Dec 21                          Last day of school before Christmas Break
Monday/Tuesday, Jan 7/8        Classes resume
Thursday Jan 10                       Pre-registration for 2019 starts
                                                 Pre-registration for 2019 ends
Tuesday, Jan 22                        Open House for 2019/20 school year @ 6:30 – 8 p.m.    
 I am excited to ‘migrate’ to Germany and celebrating Christmas with family and friends. My last day of teaching will be Friday, December 14th.
Frau Lorenz (phone 220-4830) will fill in for me and teach from Dec 17 –Dec 21. Ruth Skinner who used to teach in our preschool for many years will be assisting that week.

                       We wish you all the best during this busy time of the year.
       Whatever winter celebration your family celebrates, embrace it wholeheartedly!

                Merry Christmas, “Frohe Weihnachten”  & Best of Wishes for 2019!

                                              Uli Hecker & Larissa Lorenz

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