Tuesday 15 January 2019

Open House/Registration Night

January Newsletter

Dear Parents,
Happy New Year to all of our families! We hope you all had a restful and relaxing break and lots of time with your family.
We are looking forward to our first month of the 2019 school year with our batteries fully recharged. Our children were all so excited to see their friends again! Now it’s time to settle back into our routine and explore new things.


The year will start with a fun unit about dinosaurs. There will be a lot of roaring and exploring going on in our classroom. The children will learn about how dinosaurs lived and how they became extinct. Our sensory sand box has already turned into an excavation ground where our little scientists will enjoy digging for bones and skeleton parts. The gym will turn into dinosaur land where balls change into dino eggs or a pretend meteorite. You might hear the rumbling sound of a volcano (parachute) that spits out hot lava balls in the gym.
In context with our dinosaur unit the children will be sorting, counting and categorizing dinosaurs, measuring bones and identifying dinosaur footprints. Our children love to use their imagination at snack time and like to eat their claws (etc. apple slices, beans) and  bones (etc. carrots and bananas).
If you haven’t visited the Museum for Natural Sciences on U of S Campus yet, it is a great place to take your family and see the giant skeletons of a T-rex and other dinosaurs.

We realized a BIG GROWTH SPURT in some of our children and wonder if their little feet still fit in their indoor shoes! Please check your child’s indoor shoes to make sure that their little “happy feet” are not “trapped”.

As you all know and heard through media releases there had been a number of cases of  influenza  preschool children in Saskatchewan. We encourage all parents to be cautious  and keep children at home when they are sick and show flue  symptoms. The best way to prevent germs from spreading in our classroom is covering coughs and sneezes (and in some cases keeping fingers out of mouths and noses J).   

Parents of students that are currently enrolled in the 3year old class can pre-register their child, prior to the Open House, when registration will be open to the public.
All currently enrolled students will get a spot guaranteed. However final class placement will have to be based on different factors. Our registrar will contact you once we have sorted through all the 2019-20 applications (after the Open House). The board of directors will try their best to meet your placement requests but due to reasons of fairness we need to spread out students evenly in our a.m. and p.m. classes.  
Ø  Families who are pre- registering do NOT have to attend the Open House in order to get a spot.
Ø  Pre-registration is now open until January 17th.
Ø  Please tell your friends that have preschool children about the Registration Night
Jan 16           Brevoort Park School Kindergarten Info Night @ 7 p.m.
Jan 17            Last day to pre- register for 2019-20
Jan 22           Registration Night /Open House H&G Preschool 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
Jan 28            PD Day, no school     

If you would like to stay updated about activities in the German-Canadian Community don’t forget to subscribe for the monthly newsletter of SGC (Saskatchewan German Council). You will find all kind of interesting news and listed special events.

We would like to say “Thank you” for all the nice cards, kind gifts and special Christmas treats that we had received from families in December!! It was not expected but greatly appreciated! 

We are excited to start a New Year and are looking forward to a roaring month of FUN and Learning!


Uli Hecker & Larissa Lorenz