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December in the Infant Room

"Blessed is the seas on whcih engages the whole world in a conspiracy of love."

~ Hamilton Wright Maybe

     During this joyous month we welcome Brooklyn to our infant program, we look forward to getting to know her! 

     The month of November was indeed a busy one in our infant program and we've seen many developmental milestones reached by each child in the program! 

     Miss Alana, our Indigeous Learning Facilitator has been spending Monday mornings with us. The infants are really enjoying her presence. The children have been able to experience hand drumming and a traditional song sang by Miss Alana. 

     We have been taking advantage of the mild weather and spending a lot of time outside enjoying the winter experience. Some of the children have even taken an interest in shovelling snow! 

     Please join us for our Annual Family Christmas Dinner on Wednesday December 13th, 2017.Don't forget to sign up on the yellow sheet located outside Miss Stacey's office in the main entrance. We will sing Christmas songs and enjoy a lovely home cooked meal together. We hope to see you there!  

     Reminder to all parents, we will be closed for the holidays from December 23rd, 2017 to January 7th, 2018. We will re open Monday January 8th, 2018. 

     Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all from your Infant Program educators, Miss Chantel and Miss Claudette. We will certainly miss all of our "little lions" and we look forward to seeing everyone in the New Year! 

 

"How did it get so late so soon? It's night before its afternoon! December is here before its June! My goodness how the time has flewn! How did it get so late so soon?"- Dr. Suess

~ Miss Chantel and Miss Claudette

 

TODDLER DECEMBER NEWSLETTER

"Deep within the forest among the snow drift wide you can find a magic place where all the fairies hide."~ Authour unknown

     Last month the children were interested in shovelling and manoeuvring materials around. They dressed up, took on roles and sat and had tea parties with each other. 

     With the colder weather upon us we ask that you send the children with appropriate outdoor gear and perhaps an extra pair of mittens too. 

     Our Annual Family Christmas Dinner is Wednesday December 13th, 2017 at 5:30pm, sign up by Friday December 8th so you don't miss out on an amazing meal and great company! 

     Closure: Little Lions will be closed for Christmas holidays from Dec 25th to Jan 5th, reopening Monday January 8th, 2018. We look forward to the New Year with you and your children. 

We wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! 

 

~ Miss Katelyne & Miss Diana

 

 NOVEMBER IN OUR PRESCHOOL ROOM

 

"Jack Frost is very small, I'm sure he's out today. He nipped my nose and pinched my toes, when I went out to play."-Author Unknown

 

     We would like to thank all the families who participated in our Annual Lantern Walk. It was wonderful to walk around the neighourhood singing our St. Martin songs. 

     This month we would like to extend an invitation to all our families to join us at our Annual Christmas Dinner. There is a sign-up sheet posted outside our cubby area. The dinner will take place on WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 13th at 5:30pm in our St. Paul Gym. As a special treat the preschool friends will be taking the lead on singing our Christmas carols, which we have been practicing accompanied by the ukulele. 

     We would like to wish a very happy birthday to Gryphon who will be 3 years old this month! 

A few friendly reminders: 

  • A family photo to add to our family tree

  • Warm winter clothes (indoor & outdoor)

  • Label all clothing. With 16 plus children it can be very difficult to keep track of everyone's mittens, hats, socks, etc especially since every child has more than one pair. Little Lions will not be responsible for items that are misplaced if they are not labelled. Thank you for your co-operation in this matter.

     For circle this month we will continue to sing our Christmas songs in preparation for the Christmas supper. We will also be moving our bodies to, "I went to Little Lions..." and our story this  month will be "Room for a little one."

Merry Christmas Everyone! 

~ Miss Nicole & Miss Katrina

 

     

 DECEMBER IN OUR KINDERGARTEN AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM

  Winter is cold. There is snow in the sky. 

The squirrel gathers nuts and the wild geese fly. 

The fluffy red fox has his fur to keep warm. 

The bear's in her cave, sleeping all through the storm.

 

     It's hard to believe that it is already the last month of 2017! With the month of December we welcome the change of seasons and say hello to winter! The children have been enjoying the small taste of snow we received in November. They spent quite a bit of time sliding on their backs and bellies down the icy hill behind the school. 

     We also had the opportunity to visit Centennial Park during the PD DAY, to slide down the huge hill with crazy carpets. The children have also been exploring their artisitc sides by drawing intricate pictures and creating paper airplanes to fly. 

Important Dates:

  • December 13, Christmas Dinner at 5:30. Sign up sheet is posted outside the office.

  • December 23 to January 7 Closed for Christmas holidays.

     Happy Birthday to Ethan and Beau this month! 

I would like to wish you all a safe and happy holiday and cannot wait to see what adventures await us in the New Year! 

 

~ Miss Rachael

 

 SCHOOL AGE DECEMBER NEWSLETTER

 

     This year has flown by, and Christmas break is right around the corner. As the year starts to wrap up we have started our work on our Christmas gifts. The children have all been working very hard and we cannot wait to bring them home. This month we have two birthdays, Grace on the 5th, and Liam on the 12th. Happy Birthday!

     We also have a very special event this month, our Annual Family Christmas Dinner, on Wednesday December 13th @5:30. All families are welcome (parnts and siblings) and the last day to sign up is Friday December 8th. Miss Rosa always works so hard and prepares an amazing meal for everyone to share! We will sing songs at approximately 5:30 and we usually eat by 6:00pm. We hope to see you all there!

     This year has been a very mild November & December.  The weather has been windy but so far very little snow. I wish to thank everyone for making sure their children are dressed appropriately to enjoy their time outdoors. We have really enjoyed sliding down the big hill as it is covered in ice. While inside we have been having lots of fun with the blocks building homes for the toy animals. Sports is making a big impact on our inside time as the children have been working on their teamwork skills playing soccer and basketball. Everyone works together to form teams and has been working on follwoing the rules in the game. 

     With the end of December comes Winter Break! We are closed December 23rd-January 7th. Have a wonderful and safe break everyone! See you in the New Year! :)

~ Happy Holidays, Miss Cassandra