November 2020

  Callingwood Lymburn

Community Playschool


November 2020

Message from the Committee Lead

Wow, it’s hard to believe that we are going into our third month of playschool already.  Picture day was a success and I hope everyone is looking forward to seeing their kiddos pictures, I know I am!

Beginning this November, the teachers will start checking the doors at 8:45am to ensure no one is waiting for an extended period of time in the cold.   

I’d like to thank all of the families for being flexible and adapting to the changes and for the support with the volunteer duties this year.  Also, a big thank you to our amazing teachers and committee parents for their time and commitment to keep the playschool running smoothly.

Thank you, Lisa Turgeon


Important Dates in November:

Important Playschool

3rd: Fundraiser chocolates Reminders

      will be handed out (3am)

6th: Fundraiser chocolates 

      will be handed out (4am)

11th: Remembrance day, No school

12th: EPS fall break, No school

13th: EPS fall break, No school

26th: Pajama Day, 

        wear your PJs! (3am)

27th: Pajama Day, 

        wear your PJs! (4am)

30th: PD day, No school

Mon/Wed/Fri News

Can you believe it is November already?    The time seems to be just flying by.  Our class has truly adjusted well and we are learning so much and having a great time.  I can’t wait to see what November brings!   Our themes this month will be Space, Bears and the start of Christmas.  On November 27th, we will have one of my favourite days – “Pajama Day.”  I’m looking forward to wearing my pjs to work!

As the weather has turned colder, getting our winter gear on and off has proven to be an interesting activity.  The kids are really doing their best (as are the teachers…) and it can be overwhelming.   We continue to try and work on how to make this easier and have come up with a few more ideas.  I would like to ask if our students could leave their indoor shoes at school.  They each have their own bin (in the past we have shared), and it would be easy to leave the shoes in the bin.  Another thing that would be helpful is if you could practice putting on and taking off their outside clothes.  With 14 little ones and 2 teachers, we are outnumbered!  The more independent they are, the smoother our arrival and departure will become.  

Our playschool will be participating in a Christmas Card Fundraiser this year.  On November 2nd, we will be creating a special Christmas picture that will be made into a Christmas Card.  Later in the month, you will receive a sample of this artwork and given the chance to order these cards.  They make for a very special card to send out to family and friends plus some of the proceeds are returned to the playschool.  

Thank-you so much for being willing to help with our volunteer roles in lieu of our toy cleanings.  You have been so flexible and helpful and it is truly appreciated.  Thank-you for all your help in making our class such a wonderful place to be!

 Teacher Cathey 


October 26, 2020

Dear Parents,

We are doing a Christmas Card Fundraiser this year called “Art Cards by Kids.”  This week we will create some Christmas images during class that would make for a very cute Christmas Card!  I will send in the artwork on Nov. 4th to Art Cards by Kids and you will receive a sample card around the 20th of November.    At this time, you may choose to order the card or not place an order – it is not mandatory in any way.  The cards start at about $2/card but the more you order, the less expensive each one is.  Our school benefits from each order that is placed.  Please check out their website at

After your order is placed, a week after we receive the sample cards, it takes about 5-10 days to receive the cards.  Our goal is to have the completed cards out to our families by Dec. 4th.  If you would like your other children to also participate in making their own Christmas Card, we can send home the paper on Wed. Oct. 28th  (4am), Thurs. 29th (3am) that is used to make the cards, please return the drawings/creations by Wed. Nov 4th at the latest.  The drawing material should be bright and bold – markers work best.  Just email or text me if you would like paper for your other children.

Thank-you for allowing your kiddos to participate in making these creations.  My son made one when he was in Grade One and my family and friends loved receiving this as our Christmas Card (and I still proudly display it in our home every Christmas!).  

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to email me.  This is the first year we have done this fundraiser and I am so excited to see the beautiful artwork our students will create!

Teacher Cathey


Tuesday/Thursday Tidbits

Happy November parents! October was an exciting month in our classroom, and I cannot wait to see all of the fun things we do throughout November. This little class of 3’s is doing amazing things, and I have already seen the children solve so many problems, take turns/share, socialize with their classmates, and build confidence in themselves! Our themes this month will be: Space exploration, Bears (teddy bears, panda bears, polar bears, etc), and the start of Christmas. On November 26th, we will have a class “Pajama Day”, kids always love having a day to wear pjs in school!

At the end of October, I introduced the 3’s to a few new things in our morning circle time now that we are getting comfortable with the routine of school. Each morning, I have the kids check themselves into school using their special attendance name card! I also have a special helper of the day that will help with the calendar and weather watcher. Lymburn school has also recently provided us with access to the gym, and my goal is to make sure we get some fun physical activity in each week!

Our playschool will be participating in a Christmas Card Fundraiser this year. On November 3rd, we will be creating a special Christmas picture that will be made into a Christmas Card. Later in the month, you will receive a sample of this artwork and given the chance to order these cards. They make for a very special card to send out to family and friends, plus some of the proceeds are returned to the playschool.

If you have any questions at all, please feel free to reach out and contact me! I would also like to say a big thank you for all of your support with signing up for the volunteer duties in lieu of toy cleanings and being so flexible throughout the chaos of this crazy year, we truly appreciate our parents! 

I would also like to give a warm welcome to our new student, Radek, who officially joined our class on October 27th, we are so excited to have you learn and play with us in playschool Radek!

Teacher Kelsey