May 2019

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DATES TO REMEMBER:

MOTHER’S DAY – SUNDAY 12th MAY 2019

FIRST DAY OF RAMADAN – 5TH MAY 2019 (Muslim month of fasting)

 

Centre Closed :

MONDAY – 20th MAY 2019 – VICTORIA DAY

(Centre re-opens Tuesday 21st May 2019)

(Victoria Day is celebrated in honor of the birthdays of both Queen Victoria and the current monarch of Canada.)

WEDNESDAY – 19th JUNE 2019 – MONTESSORI  GRADUATION DAY – details to follow .

NOTE :  Please remember to apply sunscreen to your child before coming to the Centre and let us have some to keep at the Centre. Thank you.

Infant Toddler

 In April will celebrated Easter through songs and making Easter bunnies and Easter eggs which went home for the parents to enjoy .

During May we will continue the theme of Spring, covering different kinds of flowers etc.

We will also celebrate Mother’s Day – watch out for cards and craft gifts coming home.

As the weather continues to be good we will be spending time outside in parks nearby and have picnics.

Daycare Montessori

April has been a busy month and we covered the following :

- life stages of a FROG  and a BUTTERFLY - look out  for completed  posters in the classroom.

-introduced the theme of Space and Planets

-we celebrated Easter with an Easter egg hunt and made card crafts to take home.

In May we will expand on theme of Space and Planets and please discuss this topic with your children at home.

We will be making crafts for Mother’s Day which will be coming home over the next few days.

As well we will continue the Fun Family Phonics.  The teacher will advise the children as to the weekly show and tell items on Wednesdays. The childrens’ writing skills are coming along well and the next two months will be focusing on further developing these skills.

We will also continue this year’s theme 'all about me and my friends’ –   recognizing and respecting different cultures and values.

We will be spending a lot of time outdoors to take advantage of the good weather so please dress your child appropriately and apply sun screen before coming to the Centre.

As the Montessori program comes to end, in June, we will have a  GRADUATION DAY on WEDNESDAY 19th JUNE 2019, with a ‘pot-luck’ event to conclude the ceremony. Further details to follow please watch this space and notices in the classroom. At the beginning of Jun there will  be a sheet near the sign-in board for parents to register their ‘pot-luck’ item for the after- graduation celebration.

We will continue to work on the following class rules at the outset and parents please help us by encouraging the same at home.


NOTE : REMINDERS TO ALL OUR PARENTS:

1. Please ensure your child has indoor shoes which they change into when they arrive at the Centre and which stay at the Centre when leaving.

2. Please have a change of clothes at the Centre , in case they are needed.

3. Please label all you food containers and let us know if any food needs to be heated (note also: as you are aware, ours is  a ‘NUT-FREE’ Centre.)

4. Please arrive on time especially if your child is attending the Montessori – this helps keep disruption to the minimum.

5. Please inform us immediately if there are any changes eg address, telephone, contacts.

6. Please ensure you look at your child’s cubby when you are leaving and take home their work etc.

7. Please inform us as early as possible (by 9am – would be great) if your child is not attending the Centre that day.

 8. May we also suggest that you drop-off your child and leave soon thereafter. This makes the transition much easier and  conducive to a good start to the day, both for the staff and the children.

9.  As is becoming common practice generally, the Centre is also moving towards a policy of NOT warming food using a         microwave .  We would like to request parents to provide food which does not require warming or alternatively provide  warm food in thermos containers. We thank you for your cooperation in this matter.



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