October 2016 Newsletter

HAPPY HALLOWEEN             







Welcome to HILDA and family who have joined  us this month – please feel free to ask any questions you may have; we are sure you will enjoy your time at the Centre.

Important dates to remember

Centre closed  on :

MONDAY 10th OCTOBER 2016– THANKSGIVING

(Centre reopens , Tuesday 6th September 2016)

 

HALLOWEEN – MONDAY 31 OCTOBER 2016

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Infant and Toddler

Within the overall theme of Fall, the children will be making wonderful art decorating the Infant Toddler room including hand print leaves in fall colours of red, orange, yellow and brown – see the  IT room poster! Parents can look forward to more fall art coming home! In addition, we will be enjoying Thanksgiving and Halloween activities!

We will also continue the theme of Friendship from September as new children begin to settle at the Centre.

Daycare Montessori

With FALL here, children will be learning about different seasons of the year- please observe the artwork around the Centre that they will be creating during the month. We will also be talking about Thanksgiving and the family unit. Halloween is here – the children can look forward to pumpkin carving, crafts and a Halloween party where they can come dressed up in their costumes and enjoy special party food and (perhaps a movie, as well). Parents can look forward to artwork and crafts coming home during the month.

This month ,  we are starting the Fun Family Phonics program, please encourage your children to sing the weekly letter song, this week is letter A- 'A' say a 'A' says a apple on the tree says a, a, a. This month we will cover   A-D. Every Wednesday will be show and tell; for show and tell we encourage children to bring objects that start with the sound of the week.

 Suggestions for the letters
A-ant, alligator, and astronaut   
B-ball, beaver, and Batman
C-cat, cow, Captain America, and Cinderella

D-drum, dog, and Donatello (the purple ninja turtle), and Dora

We will also continue September’s theme will be 'all about me and my friends’ – and this theme will continue through the year as we celebrate DIVERSITY , exploring and embracing different cultures and traditions.

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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 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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