March 2015

March 7th, 2015

Dear Parents,

Spring is slowly arriving so we will be spending more time outside. As some of you already noticed, we have a new staff member who joined our team: Mrs. Nancy. She is working with Mrs. Gina in Toddler Room 1. She previously worked at a different daycare and has her Child Development Supervisor certification.

We would like to welcome Elliotte, Rachel, and Adam to our program this month.

Happy 1st birthday to Elliotte, Happy 2nd birthdays to Collette, Thomas, and Arizona, and Nathan who is celebrating his 5th birthday.

Some children are getting ready to move on to a new room. Parents will be asked to sign a “moving to a new room” form and the child will be spending a few hours each day in the new room to get to know their new friends and routines.

We will be sending out parent surveys again, as we do every year in March, so please take a minute and fill it out. We are always open to your suggestions and advice. We welcome all parents to be a part of our Parent Committee, you can speak with Jane for more information.

St. Patricks Day is on Tuesday March 17th, and to celebrate this, we will talk about Ireland and we will make all sorts of crafts using the color green. On St. Patricks Day, children are encouraged to wear green to the daycare.

March is national reading month, so we will read some new stories and we invite the children to bring their favorite books so they can share them with all our friends.

Jane Pevzner

February 2015

February 8th, 2015

Dear Parents:

We would like to welcome Anthony, Holden, Presley, Sebastian, Scarlett and William to the program.

Happy birthday to Sophie and Alexander this month.

It is such a pleasure to watch every child in our program learn and grow. It is a joy to see them explore and develop new skills. Our programming is still based upon the observations and child interests. Staff in each room are completing observations of different aspects and skills of each child on a monthly basis. If parents have not yet asked to see the observations, please feel free to speak to any staff member.

We have lots of exciting things happening in our Toddler Rooms. We have seen a big improvement in many of the children’s self help skills (cleaning up, dressing themselves, potty training) over the course of this month. It has been so much fun to share in their excitement over their accomplishments. If your toddler is ready for toilet training, please talk to staff about this transition.

We had a very fun January doing many crafts and activities related to winter. This month, our focus will be on diversity, families, and how they are different from one another. Children in the Preschool Room will have a Valentine’s Day Party on Friday February 13. Parents are welcome to bring cards or treats for the children in the room.  Please ask Mrs. Olga for the list of children in the group for the Valentines cards.

Our outdoor time is very important, so we would like to ask you to bring warm clothes with your child every day as we spend long periods of time outside playing and exploring.

We also welcome any donations of extra pants as we can use them for children who are starting the potty training process.

Jane Pevzner

January 2015

January 9th, 2015

Dear Parents:

December was action packed with preparation for Christmas. Our Christmas party, on December 11, was well attended. It was so good to see that so many extended family members were able to attend. I hope everybody enjoyed our performances. All the kids loved Santa Claus and were happy to receive presents that parents bought for them. The children really enjoyed watching Bonzee the Clown, and are still talking about his jokes and tricks. All the staff would like to thank parents for the nice Christmas gifts and cards.

As some of you may have noticed, Mrs. Cherry is on maternity leave, so Mrs. Smita will be working with your babies. She is experienced as she also has a six month old of her own.

We would also like to welcome back Mrs. Alina who will be helping us as required.

We would like to welcome Kayla and Raiden to our program.

Happy birthdays to Kayla, Elena, Nevan, Mary, Daniel this month.

We have also been learning about Winter, Winter weather and animals.

This month we’ll be talking about snow. We will continue talking about the letters of the alphabet, and counting up to 20. The weather was very cold and we spent many days playing inside, so instead of water in the water table, we will bring snow from outside so children can put their gloves on and play with the snow. We also had a few experiments where we put a glass of water in the freezer, and it turned into ice. When the weather gets warmer, we would like to go outside, so please send all of your child’s outdoor gear so they can enjoy the fresh air.

Jane Pevzner

November 2014

November 15th, 2014

Dear Parents,

We would like to welcome a new teacher, Mrs. Smita, who received her Child Development Assistant Certificate. She is helping out in all rooms.

We had a blast at our Halloween Party in the daycare. We thank all the parents who brought treats for the children.

We would like to welcome Max and Leroy to the baby room, Margarita to toddler room 1, and Maya to toddler room 2.

Happy birthdays this month to Max, Evelina, and Allison.

With the cold weather approaching, please don’t forget to provide snow pants, boots, gloves, hats, etc as the children like to go outside and play in the snow.

Flu season is here so if your child is sick, please don’t bring them in to the daycare and keep them at home in order to prevent the spread of sickness.

With winter driving conditions, parents should expect to spend more time in traffic. If you are going to be late picking up your child, please call the daycare to notify staff. There will be a fee of $1/minute after 6pm payable to the staff member who is watching your child.

This month children will be learning about Remembrance Day, poppies, hibernation, and how different animals are getting ready for Winter.

Note: If your workplace has paper that you could donate to the daycare for the children to colour on, it would be greatly appreciated. 

Jane Pevzner

October 2014

October 11th, 2014

Dear Parents,

We would like to welcome Elijah and Sarah Walker, and Dilara to our daycare.

Happy birthday wishes to Mikayla and Evelyn who are turning 4 this month.

This month, your children are learning about Thanksgiving. They made greeting turkey cards, Thanksgiving plates, etc. They brainstormed everything that they were thankful for and shared it with the class.

Children are continuing to learn about Fall and weather changes, the Canada Goose, and migration.

Just a reminder: The daycare will be closed on Thanksgiving (October 13). Happy Holidays

Our Halloween Party will be on Friday October 31, so you can dress your child in a costume. If you don’t want your child to be dressed in the morning, you can bring the costume to the daycare, and the teacher will assist the child in putting on their costume. Children will participate in our Halloween Parade at the daycare. The preschool children will walk around the block in their costumes (weather permitting). If you plan on bringing sweets for the children in the daycare, please make sure that they are peanut free.

Jane Pevzner