McKenzie Little Lions - April 2018

”The need for imagination, a sense of truth and

A feeling of responsibility – these are the three forces

Which are the very nerves of education.”  Rudolf Steiner


 Monday April 2nd is Easter Monday, there is no school, and the Daycare is closed.

 Monday, April 23rd the Daycare is closed due to annual Professional development for staff.  Sorry for the inconvenience.

 Tuesday, April 24th Parenting presentation at LU Faculty Lounge, 7pm-9pm, all parents are very welcome to attend.  Kim John Payne is an excellent speaker.

 Please remember about snow/ice closures, if the school is closed, the daycare is closed.  The radio stations will announce school closures and they are also posted on the Lakehead board transportation website, by 7:00am.  So please be sure to listen in on days the weather may be hazardous.        


Please consider “The 48 hour rule” when sending your child to daycare after being unwell. For the sake of other children and their educators, please keep your child at home after episodes of vomiting, diarrhea, or even a fever!!     Thank You

 Flex Schedules are needed for April, please email them or hand them in ASAP

A reminder to parents that if you have a child away from school, please call the daycare and let us know as well 683-5624. This is important for the safety of the children as well as for staffing purposes.

Dear Parents, The school age room will be providing an Invention Box for all our young inventors, builders, engineers, and creative thinkers. The children constantly impress me with all of these skills; an invention box will be a great addition to the room. Donations to the box would be greatly appreciated, I have provided a list.

Thank you, Miss Renee

-paper towel tubes (we cannot use toilet paper rolls)  -empty spools -small boxes  - little lids   -missing parts    -rope

-paper  -pencils -broken pieces -containers -string -clips -scissors -tape  -popsicle sticks -straws -foil -tools (any not being used anymore) –misc. screws, nails, nuts, bolts, latches, etc.)                                 


Tuffo Kids Muddy Buddy Rain Suit

Sold at Gear Up for Outdoors

$42.99   (limited quantity)

10 reasons why children should play in mud:

1.     Playing in the mud can make you happier

2.     Playing in the mud connects you with nature.

3.    Playing in the mud can make you healthier.

4.    Playing in the mud can make you smarter

5.    Playing in the mud helps children to learn and develop.

6.    Playing in the mud helps develop positive dispositions.

7.    Mud is a wonderful art medium.

8.    Mud play welcomes all comers.

9.    Playing in the mud encourages creative thinking.

10.  Childhood memories.


Happy Birthday to;  Mila April 2nd                

                                    Gavin April 4th            

                                    Hudsen April 8th            

                                    Wesley April 17th           

                                    Madelyn April 20th


Miss Gail, Miss Sharon, Miss Renee, Miss Savannah, Miss Nicole