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December 2020

  Callingwood Lymburn

Community Playschool

December 2020

Message from the Committee Lead

It’s finally here again, the most wonderful time of year, especially for families with little ones running around.  Although it will look different this year, I hope everyone has some time to relax and enjoy.  Thanks to everyone who purchased their child’s art work from Art Cards by Kids, every little bit helps the playschool operate during this time. 

With winter weather comes questions around class cancellations. Please be advised that classes will be cancelled if the temperature is -35°Celsius or below. For any other situations compromising safety, such as heavy snowfall with no road clearance, you will be notified by your class representative if classes will be cancelled. Cancelled classes will not be made up. 

As well, a reminder to mind speed limits and always watch for pedestrians.  

Wishing you all a happy, 

safe and fun filled holiday.

Lisa Turgeon

 

Important Dates in December:

Important Playschool

7th: Green Day (4am)   Reminders

 

9th: Donation for food bank (4am)

 

10th: Red and Green Day (3am)

16th: Red Day (4am)

 

17th: Christmas Party (3am)

18th: Christmas Party (4am

CLCL Bingos

With the restrictions imposed by Jason Kenney on November 24th, the CLCL Board has decided to not provide volunteers for the December and January bingos. It was felt that the safety of our volunteers was most important.

 

What does this mean for you? For any family that signed up to work the Dec 30th, Jan 9th and Jan 17th bingos, when CLCL receives their new dates for 2021, you will be contacted to choose a new bingo date.

Have a wonderful Christmas and best wishes in the new year! 

Kathy Kammermayer on behalf of the CLCL Board of Directors

Mon/Wed/Fri News

It truly is the most wonderful time of the year in our preschool class!  The kiddos have been excited to celebrate Christmas for many weeks and the time has finally come.   Although December is going to look a little different this year – to a preschooler it is still magical!

Even in the midst of restrictions, December is still going to be a fun, busy month!  We are going to have Green day (Dec. 7) and Red Day (Dec. 16).  Please dress your child in these colours and try to pack a festive snack in the colour of the day.  I will also spend some time talking about Christmas is not just about getting, that it is about giving too.  In honour of this, we will have “Christmas Giving Day” on Dec. 9th.  Please send a donation for the Food Bank with your child this day.  

On December 18th, we will be having our Christmas Party!   We will make a special craft, play extra fun games in the gym, and sing our songs for our parents – which I will record and get out to you later that day.   Please send a special snack with your child that day.  You did such a wonderful job at Halloween – as I looked at the snacks, it felt like a party!  Thank-you for making this accommodation during this tricky time. 

Just a couple of housekeeping items – Thank-you to all who have helped with classroom support – playdough, laundry and craft prep.  You have done a wonderful job and I am very thankful for your help!  Please check to see when your child is Star of the Week.  I will try and send home the poster one week before their turn.   I have been videotaping one of their show and tell times and am working on emailing these out (I am behind but will try and catch up asap).   And just a reminder about snack – please remember we are a nut free/peanut free school.  A few of the students in our class have a peanut allergy so please do not pack nuts or peanuts/peanut butter in your child’s snack.  You pack the most amazing snacks – I am so impressed!  Please remember this is just snack time… sometimes the snacks are so big the children spend quite a bit of time eating.  If possible, please limit your snack to around 2-3 items.   And finally, we have had a staffing change in our classroom.  Teacher Kelsey has accepted a substitute teaching job with the Catholic School Board and will no longer be offering classroom support on Monday/Wednesday/Friday.  Teacher Lisa has been filling the role of classroom assistant and is doing a wonderful job!  We are looking for a substitute teacher for our playschool so if you know of anyone interested in a helping with this please let us know (must have a B.Ed or a Level 2 in ChildCare).  

May your December be filled with special memories and joy-filled family time.  I wish you and your precious family a wonderful Christmas and all the best in the New Year!

Teacher Cathey 

 

Tuesday/Thursday Tidbits

 

Happy December parents! Time sure flies by when you are having fun learning and exploring in playschool. December will be a month filled with energy and excitement as we celebrate Christmas and the holiday season, a very magical time for our little ones! I already have so many special things planned for the three year old class that I cannot wait to share with you. Don’t forget to review the December calendar for special days in our classroom!

 

On December 17th, we will have our Christmas Party! Unfortunately, due to the current situation, we are unable to hold this party in the community hall with our families, so it will be taking place in the classroom (regular class hours). The party will run similar to our Halloween party, with games, crafts, and other themed activities for the kids to enjoy! I am so sad that we cannot have a Christmas concert for our families this year, but I will make sure I take lots of pictures and record the kids singing their Christmas songs that they have been practicing. This way, you can share this special moment with your children and loved ones virtually. More details to follow for our Christmas party!

 

In January, we will be starting Star of the Week in our classroom. When your child is Star of the Week, please have them bring in their completed “All About Me” poster and a special item for show and tell for Tuesday and Thursday (1 show and tell item for each day). The week before your child is the star, the poster and instructions will be sent home. When your child is the star student, I will make sure I record their show and tell presentation, so you can watch them shine virtually!

*Please note that the January calendar will indicate who is Star of the Week for each week, and I promise everybody will get their turn to shine!

 

Thank you again for the support that you have given the playschool through these unprecedented times; it is truly appreciated! I continue to be amazed by your children, and I have seen SO many wonderful changes and growth in just three months!

 

I wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas & all the best in the New Year,

Teacher Kelsey 

 

 

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